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By Bob Hall On on Sunday Sep 13 2015

A new relationship with a music school in Rwanda will be celebrated at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program’s annual faculty concert that invites the community to come together for a night of African-inspired selections.

The annual fundraising evening features the immensely talented program faculty who will take the stage at the Shambhala Music &...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

It's a double bill of theatre at the TNT Playhouse, 501 Carbonate street as The Passage is hooked up with Saltwater Moon Friday to Sunday.

The evening opens with Sarah Jane Hicks and Gabriel Macdonald starring in Salt Water Moon at 7 p.m.

The Passage then takes over with ...

By Contributor On on Monday Aug 03 2015

Nelson History Theatre, in its 16th year of presenting summer theatre in Nelson, is launching an ambitious month long festival with four productions at the TNT Playhouse at the corner of Ward and Carbonate Streets.

Featuring  a serious drama, a classic Canadian romance, an original play, and a song and comedy cabaret, the festival hopes to provide something for everyone and...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 28 2015

Heritage BC, a charitable non profit, announces the opening of registration for their annual conference, taking place October 2-3 in Rossland, B.C.

This year’s conference, ‘The Main Thing’ follows on the national Heritage Week theme promoting main streets as an vital part of heritage conservation and economic stimulation.

Come learn how to create...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jul 23 2015

Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down . . . the medicine go down. . ..

Well, almost everyone knows the rest of the jingle.

But if people want to hear it live, then head on down to the Capitol Theatre to check out the 27th annual Summer Youth Theatre production, this year of Disney’s Mary Poppins, which began Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson....

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jul 05 2015

The Nelson and District Arts Council kicked off Artwalk 2015 Friday in Nelson with its grand opening.

The 400 Block of Baker Street was blocked off as the NDAC began two months of showcasing some of the best artists in the Heritage City.

Art from 25 artists was on display at 17 venues in the Nelson, including John Ward Coffee shop, Torchlight Brewing and Finley's Bar and Grill...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Artwalk is a singularly Nelson activity celebrating 27 years of local and regional artist promotion.

Artwalk attracts custom to local businesses along Baker Street, Vernon Street and Front Street by presenting the work of local artists in business locations as venues and galleries.

In partnership with Blue Night, a new start up arts presenter in Nelson, we plan to enhance the...

By Bob Hall On on Thursday Jun 11 2015

It was a Selkirk College reunion that played out before millions of television viewers across Canada and the United States on Wednesday morning.

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program Instructor Gilles Parenteau and program alumna Kiesza performed together on ABC’s Good Morning America, the number-one rated morning news program in the US that broadcasts to more than...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jun 10 2015

Selkirk College keyboards instructor Gilles Parenteau is going to get to cook with the Big Dogs this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

Parenteau was on the set of the New York production alongside Selkirk College grad Kiesza, whose real name is Kiesa Ella Ellestadon.

Kiesza was the musical guest for GMA Wednesday.

Later today Parenteau's son Mike will attend...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jun 03 2015

A true “David and Goliath” story depicted in Defensora, a beautiful, award-winning film that will be shown at the Shambhala Performance Theatre at Selkirk College, Tenth Street Campus, Nelson on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m.

The film shows the plight of Angelica Choc, a Mayan woman from Guatemala who confronted shareholders of Canadian Mining Giant, Hudbay Minerals Inc. at their...