Arts and Culture

Sunparlour Players — a rollercoaster ride of emotion and energy

The Sunparlour Players.

The multi-instrumental duo Sunparlour Players have been captivating audiences for five years with their incredible live performances and now the group will be at The Royal Inn Saturday.

This is their first cross-Canada headlining tour in three years and the Sunparlour's are eager to share their full raw and joyful live show with the nation.

In celebration of this tour, the band is releasing an EP of new music, called "Sunparlour Preserves", out September 25th. It will be available online and at concerts.

Kootenay Kannibelles bring fun and games to the Koots

Kootenay Kannibelles bring fun and games to the Koots

The West Kootenays' All Star roller derby team, the Kootenay Kannibelles, are going to the Canadian national championships in early 2013, having finished second at the westerns tournament in 2012. As part of their fundraising efforts, they have teamed up with local game show company "The Price Is Jeopardy Or No Deal Of Fortune" for a special fundraising performance at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. Oh, and there'll be heaps of prizes to be won!

Solo tour of Shane Koyczan makes stop at Element

Shane Koyczan is embarking on a solo tour this fall.

Award-winning spoken word poet, Shane Koyczan, is embarking on a solo tour this fall.

For Koyczan, 2012 has already included a residency at Glenbow Museum in Calgary and the release of Remembrance Year with his band The Short Story Long.

The tour kicks off in Banff with a stop November 3 at the Element Club in Castlegar.

OP/ED: Hooked on phonics. Seriously hooked.

OP/ED: Hooked on phonics. Seriously hooked.

Since I am a lover of the written word (at least the writing part of it), it may not come as a surprise to you to hear that I am also a bit of a bookworm. Not a bookworm in the usual sense, though. I can go months without finding a novel that interests me and then, all of a sudden … BAM! I find one that I can’t keep my nose out of. But the thing is, it’s become a bit of a problem. I become so entrenched that I neglect my children, ignore my husband, and sometimes forget to eat. Seriously. I think I am addicted. I might even need a support group.

Humans ready to rock SpiritBar in Nelson

Humans ready to rock SpiritBar in Nelson

Vancouver based production/performance duo Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq, otherwise known as Humans, will be taking their electrifying live set on the road this fall with a series of dates across Canada this fall, kicking off the tour Thursday, October 4 at the SpiritBarin Nelson.

On the back of a few short releases, the duo has developed quite the fervent following in part to their ceaseless touring schedule.

Funk’n groove performer Papa Josh returns Friday to The Royal

Papa Josh in Somewherevile. — submitted photo

 Papa Josh returns to the Royal in Nelson, Friday (September 28) bringing his full on Funk Experience. It’s also Papa’s offi cial Birthday FUNK-splosion, celebrating creativity, imagination, artistic expression, good vibes and all the best things Libras have to offer.

Special guest, The Man in Havana, will be spinning dance grooves throughout the night to keep the party raging.

Resonance gets boarders geared up for snow season

Resonance gets boarders geared up for snow season
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Absinthe Films is back with our annual Sphere of Influence Tour to premiere our latest shred flick, Resonance, at the Capitol Theater on Wednesday (October 3).

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.. 

This premiere event will team up with local environmentally based non-profit, Kootenay Carshare, to educate guests on green initiatives happening in their community that challenge climate change and ultimately keep the epic snow coming.

OP/ED: You won't be calling me paranoid once the kidnappers get me

OP/ED: You won't be calling me paranoid once the kidnappers get me

This October, my besties and I are going on a girls-only trip to Napa Valley and San Francisco. We have been saving up for almost a year and have quite the travel itinerary planned. First, we are going to rent a little cabin in wine country and tour the various vineyards (sipping all the way). When we are not busy pickling our livers, we plan to frolic on the beautiful California beaches and mingle with the locals. Then we will go to San Fran and spend the rest of our time touring the city and eating at the restaurants recommended on the show Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives.

One Book One Kootenay author to present 'The Third Crop' in Castlegar

Author Rita Moir signs a copy of the 2012 One Book, One Kootenay selection 'The Third Crop'. Photo by Linda Crosfield

Rita Moir will read from her book The Third Crop at the Castlegar & District Public Library on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.  The Third Crop is this year’s One Book One Kootenay (OBOK) selection.

Nelson author offers reading at Castlegar library

Nelson author offers reading at Castlegar library

Eyes sparkling with excitement, an animated Frances Welwood shares her enthusiasm for a remarkable woman, Annie Garland Foster, who challenged the conventions of her times, to become, among other things, the first woman councilor in Nelson.

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