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The Daily Dose

Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 17 2020

“A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.” David Mamet

The truly variable Lucas Myers is a talent that encapsulates the importance of local performing arts and...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 06 2020

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news.

The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity and inclusion in rural arts organizations, performance...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 03 2020

“Be grateful, just a little reminder.” — Jason Draginda A.K.A ‘Dickie’

As the adage goes, it’s not a place to live. It’s a way to live.

For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A conservationist who envisioned only a utopian peaceful planet, and a savvy businessman who was ahead of the times. Being...

by Bob Hall on Friday Dec 27 2019

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study.

The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music program in September.

“Rhythm is the most important thing...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 23 2019

In a decade long ago on a continent far, far, away I was joyfully oblivious to all major cultural events. It was 1977 and I was vaguely travelling around Europe. By June more young people were drifting across the ocean, huddling together at hostels, and whispering, “Have you seen it yet?” I soon learned that everyone in North America was flocking to see ‘Star Wars’.

By early September I...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Dec 20 2019

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
 — Maya Angelou

Someone who wear’s many hats is usually defined as multi-faceted, versatile, accomplished, eclectic and most of all diverse.

It’s fair to say that Zan Comerford fits this definition to a tee. Her star shines brightly...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are now being accepted.

NDAC said in a media release the organization is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson.

Through the festival, NDAC is increasing the cultural...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Dec 13 2019

Style is the answer to everything, a fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing. To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it. To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art” — Charles Bukowski

The poetry of everyday life takes on many forms and manifests in many different ways, and certainly brings an array of...

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