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By Contributor On on Tuesday Jan 06 2015

Black Productions and Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program are proud to present HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Winner of the 2014 Best Musical Revival Tony Award).

The play is starring Bessie Wapp and Sydney Black and Directed by Pat Henman.

Heartbreaking and wickedly funny, this incredibly entertaining show has captured the hearts of theatre-goers the...

By Bill Metcalfe On on Thursday Dec 11 2014

Singer, actor, and director Bessie Wapp was named as Nelson’s official Cultural Ambassador for 2015 on Monday night.

“Whether it’s Bessie on stage or Bessie at the microphone,” says Anne DeGrace, 2013’s cultural ambassador, “the hairs on my arms inevitably stand up at some point in the performance. She has that effect on me—and not just on me, clearly. Not only is...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Dec 03 2014

It's opening night for a glimpse into Nelson's fairytale world — Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel Forst (the villain in Sherlock Holmes, 2012) and directed by her husband Jeff Forst (Nelson Youth Theatre), Bedtime Rhymes...

By Colin Payne On on Tuesday Nov 25 2014

At times, living in Nelson can seem like being part of a fairytale. But this year’s Christmas Pantomime will be taking that feeling and turning into a reality of sorts.

Hitting the stage this December 4, 5 and 6 at the Capitol Theatre, this year’s panto is called Bedtime Rhymes Pantomime – and it’s set to turn Nelson into a fairytale world.

Written by Nelson local, Lisel...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 18 2014

When New Riders of the Purple Sage arrive in Nelson for two back-to-back concerts this weekend, they'll deliver more than just hours of live music — the country-rock band will also leave behind a Rex Foundation grant for Kootenay Co-op Radio.

Rex Foundation is charitable organization founded in 1983 by members of the Grateful Dead, with the mission of supporting creative...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Nov 11 2014

The Capitol Theatre Kid Series continues with The Mask Messenger, performed by Toronto's Faustwork Mask Theatre, on Sunday, November 16.

This widely toured show has been enjoyed by audiences of all ages, across North America and around the world — and now it's Nelson's chance to join in on the fun.

"Although it's part of our Kids Series, The Mask Messenger is a smart and engaging...

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...