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By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them. Each year the No Boundaries film club brings a...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 18 2011

FLIKS presents …

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story

Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

@ Vallican Whole Community Centre and Kaslo’s Langham Theatre


After 75 years, 24 honorary degrees, writing countless books, and being named one of the top...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Many people know about legendary entertainer Bing Crosby, who enjoyed international fame and respect as a beloved singer and actor for decades, going back to the 1930s.

But far fewer people, especially younger generations, know that Crosby was born and raised in The Evergreen State of Washington. And even fewer know about the Crosby family’s history in Tumwater,...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Johnny Don't with Dope Cat

Thursday, Feb. 17

Tickets: $7, Showtime 9:30 pm

There is no real true way to describe the music that is JoHnNy DoN't.

With such a wide spectrum of influences you could say that they play anything and everything that is entertainment, and with...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Feb 16 2011

D. I. Y. Film Making for Amateurs: Teens

Feb. 19-Mar. 12, Sat. 9 am-12 pm

D. I. Y. Film Making for Amateurs: Adults

Feb. 19-Mar. 12, Sat. 1-4 pm 

Instructor: Miriam Needoba

Got an idea for a video you want to make but not sure...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 15 2011

Tanna Patterson: Butterflies from Bucamaranga

Reading and book launch @ Oxygen Art Centre

Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Tanna Patterson-Z’s fictionalized account of the 1998 kidnapping of Canadian diamond driller, Edward Leonard, by the leftist guerilla forces of Colombia, guides readers deep into the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 10 2011

This weekend the Canadian FLIKS Festival showcases some fine local fare along with some of the big hitters in the biz at the Capitol Theatre.

The festival is a mix of six films — documentary, drama and comedy — spanning issues of family dynamics, finding purpose in life, love and work, food ethics, and the choices we make under adversity.

The festival opens Friday, Feb...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 07 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker …

Magic Bus with Rip Ripple, Tuesday, Feb. 8

Doors at 9 p.m. - No cover and some great local electronic music every Tuesday.

Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn, Wednesday, Feb. 9

Doors at 8:30 p.m. - Come...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 07 2011

Even though it was “under subscribed,” City council will once again let the Cultural Development Commission advise on the allocation of up to 35 per cent of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiative funding this year.

Last year over $40,000 was distributed, helping to create a stable funding base to sustain Nelson’s arts community. The deadline...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Feb 06 2011

Sixteenth annual Big Lip Sync spectacular

Registration closes Feb. 11

Get your lips flapping and your hips shaking for the 16th annual Big Lip-Sync spectacular.

From rock to hip-hop, ballet to jive, country to Broadway musicals, all have been strutted upon the lip-sync stage.