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By Contributor On on Monday Oct 27 2014

Lizzy Hoyt, an award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter who ranks among the top Celtic instrumentalists in the country, is coming to the West Kootenay next month.

Hoyt will be appearing November 10 7:30 p.m. in the Shambhala Hall in Nelson.

This is the second show in the Selkirk Pro-Musica 2014-2015 concert series.

With the voice of an angel, Hoyt delivers music and...

By Bruce Fuhr On on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

When Johnny McCuaig got into the music business, say about 22 years ago with The Johnny McCuaig Band, he figured he was either on top of the world, or would be booking his penthouse suite very soon.

However, years into the game the Nelson native realized there is a lot that goes into a career in music, and if there was someone there to provide a bit of guidance, his career may...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 13 2014

Where would we be if the year was 1914?

World War I began one hundred years ago.

For many of those that served, it would be almost impossible to describe to others what they experienced there.

To help remedy this, when William Sturgeon returned home after the war, he brought with him a selection of stereoscopic images he had purchased.

They were sold by the French...

By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 09 2014

Nelson Youth presents the one-act play The Real Inspector Hound (Friday) October 24th at 7 p.m.  

There will be two performances will be on the (Saturday) October 25th at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Central School in Nelson.  

The country house weekend is the perfect setting for revenge in this humorous and quirky “whodunit” by Tom Stoppard.  

Mystery buffs will enjoy...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Oct 07 2014

For nearly four decades, Juno award winner, Morgan Davis has been on the road traveling across Canada, the United States and Europe.

And now Davis is coming to Nelson to appear at Expressions Night Café Sunday (October 12) at 7:30 p.m.

His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour....

By Contributor On on Tuesday Sep 30 2014

What happens when a pot grower living beside a police station falls in love with the officer who busts her?

Can their star-crossed love beat the odds, or does it get locked up in the slammer?
Cop Shop/Grow Op, Jeff Forst’s original play that razzle-dazzled its packed house last harvest-time, is back by popular demand at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Sep 24 2014

The Cultural Development Committee (CDC), on behalf of the City of Nelson, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of 2015’s Nelson Cultural Ambassador in the category of Music.

The winner will be announced at the City of Nelson’s Annual Reception in December.

The award comes with a $1000 honorarium.

Applications and nominations should be for...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Sep 16 2014

Entering into its third consecutive year, the Deconstructing Dinner Film Festival will be hosted once again in Nelson and this time on (Wednesday to Saturday) October 1-4.

For 2014, the Festival expands to four days and will showcase a total of
11 films at three venues. With two festivals now under its belt, the DDFF is slowly aligning itself to become a worldclass event.


By Contributor On on Sunday Sep 14 2014

Jeff Faragher, Conductor and Artistic Director for the Symphony of the Kootenays is excited to announce that his Nelson based Mountainside Chamber Music program has an exciting new program scheduled for 2014/15. 

Participating string lovers and students alike will have opportunities to play, learn and enjoy stimulating chamber and orchestral music together in an enriching environment....

By Contributor On on Thursday Sep 11 2014

Don't miss the 2014 Kootenay Storytelling Festival, a long-weekend of performances for every age in Nelson from September 18-21.

Due to popular response, the 2014 Kootenay Storytelling Festival is now a day longer, with over 50 events across four days.


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