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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.


Kraft Singles for Everyone is a heart...

By Contributor On on Thursday Aug 28 2014

Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to announce another great semester of Continuing Arts Education programming Courses begin in October with Balkan Choir and Singing the Blues with the fabulous Bessie Wapp.

There are two new courses with Kriya Shakti on Realistic Drawing and Intuitive Painting.  

Natasha Smith and Win Dinn will join us again this semester with courses in Collage...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 26 2014

Nelson’s celebrated Corazón ensemble is auditioning new members for the coming year.

The 65 members of the group range in age from 13 to 21. Each year Corazón undergoes some turnover, as older singers move on into their adult lives and new singers join.

Auditions will take place on September 9. Anyone wishing to audition should email the director, Allison Girvan, at ...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 19 2014

Nelson Youth Theatre presents the foolish Shake-spearean comedy 12th Night, Friday, August 22nd in Gyro Park’s “Ye Olde Stone Quarry”. The cast of around 15 local actors aged eight to sixteen has been rehearsing under the leaves since early August in order to bring this funny, insightful play to life.

Shipwrecked in the foreign land of Illyria and disguised as a man, Viola falls in...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Aug 12 2014

Daniel McIvor’s Governor General Award winning play A Beautiful View is subversive in its apparent simplicity, with its light comic tone: two women arrive on a stage, and tell the story of their relationship. It's funny and quirky and wonderfully entertaining. Gradually, we realize that stories of camping and bands are not entirely what the evening is about...

Elizabeth Barrett...