Arts and Culture

Bands set for Rossland Mountain Film Festival

Bands set for Rossland Mountain Film Festival

It’s that time of year again for the 12th annual Rossland Mountain Film Festival.

There are some changes this year with the format. Typically having Friday and Saturday late night events, they’ve condensed the films and entertainment and will be having one exciting show on Saturday, Nov. 26 being held at Rossland Secondary School.

REEL Youth festival: See the famous filmmakers of tomorrow...today

REEL Youth festival: See the famous filmmakers of tomorrow...today

This year’s Rossland Mountain Film Festival (RMFF) will again feature a youth program, but this year instead of the U19 Film Fest (to be held in early 2012 in Trail) the RMFF will be offering the REEL Youth Film Festival, an innovative program run by local youth and featuring both local and internationally-produced short films by young people.

Life before chairlifts: Ron Shearer discusses Olaus, $1.50 annual seasons passes and more

Life before chairlifts: Ron Shearer discusses Olaus, $1.50 annual seasons passes and more

On Tuesday evening Ron Shearer, Professor Emeritus at UBC and a native Rosslander gave a fascinating presentation, in conjunction with the Rossland Museum, titled "The history of skiing before the lifts." Shearer, a native Rosslander, has skied the hills around town his whole life and had a lot to share with a capacity at Rouge while the unseasonable rain pounded away outside. Described as a "Rossland treasure" by Jackie Drysdale, who introduced him, Shearer began with his own story.

WARNING: Five Alarm Funk set to make Rossland "move and sweat"

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This Saturday night Rosslanders brave enough to venture to the RSS gym will be in for an adults-only evening of film and music, featuring not one, but two bands: Shout Out Out Out Out and Five Alarm Funk. This week The Telegraph was able to talk with FAF's Damien Walsh who was more than happy to give locals a heads up as to what they can expect this weekend.

Candye Kane: authenticity that reels you in, leaves you wanting more

Candye Kane

This week at The Royal on Baker ...

Variety Shows with Estevan and Tracy Lynn

Wednesday, November 23rd -  - Starts 8:30 pm –

Join us for another great night of the unexpected as we watch and listen to whomever decides to take the stage. Open mic night is always a great evening of music in a town with so many talented individuals. 

Ballgag 'n' Chain Gang

Thursday, November 24th -Doors 8pm –

Batty about bats: An unusual luncheon opportunity this week!

Batty about bats: An unusual luncheon opportunity this week!

This Thursday, November 24th, the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) will be offering an Environmental Networking Seminar Luncheon (ENSL) featuring a presentation on state-of-the-art bat research by Dr. Cori Lausen at the Trail campus of Selkirk College.

 

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival is upon us today! Tuesday!

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The waiting is over–events for the Rossland Mountain Film Festival presented by the members of the Nelson & District Credit Union begin on Tuesday, Nov. 22. 

Universal Music’s Hey Ocean surfs into Nelson

Universal Music’s Hey Ocean surfs into Nelson

With three Vancouverites at its core (Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham, & David Vertesi), Hey Ocean is to many the quintessential West Coast band — and they are playing Nov. 22 at The Royal.

On Nov. 1, after a three year hiatus, Hey Ocean are set to release their anticipated digital EP titled, Big Blue Wave. The EP, which includes the band’s forthcoming radio single of the same name, features four brand new recordings.

REEL Youth Film Fest: the best international youth film

REEL Youth Film Fest: the best international youth film

The international REEL Youth Film Festival comes to Rossland Saturday, Nov. 26, featuring some of the best in international youth film-making, along with submissions from the talented youth of the West and Central Kootenays.

The 2011 Reel Youth Film Festival is a collection of compelling and entertaining short youth films: animations, dramas, documentaries, comedies and a musical.

Isabel Bayrakdarian bursts onto the international opera scene

Isabel Bayrakdarian bursts onto the international opera scene

Isabel Bayrakdarian

@ Capitol Theatre, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.

Tickets: Adult: $24; Full Time Student: $14

ISABEL BAYRAKDARIAN (soprano) and SEROUJ KRADJIAN (piano).

Isabel Bayrakdarian burst onto the international opera scene after winning first prize in the 2000 Operalia competition founded by Plácido Domingo.

Since then she has performed in many of the world's major opera houses and concert halls.

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