Arts and Culture

Daniel Huscroft continues to choose experience over security

Daniel Huscroft continues to choose experience over security

Daniel Huscroft

@ The Royal, Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 p.m.

Behind the unpolished exterior of Daniel Huscroft’s bushy beard and dusty boots lies a masterful musician who cut his teeth on a piano, and picked up his first violin when he was five.

He was schooled in Vivaldi concertos and old time fiddle; by 12 years old he had travelled the continent, competing nationally and performing alongside his musician father and sisters in the ‘Huscroft Family Band.’

LINT w/Joel West, Moving Mosaic Samba Band at the Royal

Joel West

Moonlight Hustle with Breakfluid

Thursday, December 1st - Starts 9pm –

An evening on the dancefloor with Breakfluid.  No Cover.

LINT w/ Joel West & the Moving Mosaic Samba Band

Friday, December 2nd - Doors 8pm - Tickets $5 at the door –

Slocan Valley author's book a bestseller

Slocan Valley author's book a bestseller

“It's very satisfying when one of our books makes the bestseller list," says Diane Morriss, owner and publisher of Winlaw-based Sono Nis Press. "It proves we can compete with the big publishers."

Going Global: DeGrace's new book hits Globe and Mail pages

Going Global: DeGrace's new book hits Globe and Mail pages

Nelson author Anne DeGrace is getting some national ink on her new book, Flying with Amelia.

On Thursday her book was written up in a review in the Globe and Mail. Here are the first two paragraphs from the article:

It’s not often that a book makes me late for drinks with a friend, but I was in the middle of the title chapter of Anne DeGrace’s latest novel, Flying with Amelia, and I had to find out what happens to the characters. And then I had to mop the tears off my face.

Touchstones times two: The White Line and Two Views open Friday

Touchstones times two: The White Line and Two Views open Friday

On Friday, Nov. 25 Touchstones Nelson will celebrate the opening of two exhibitions: Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank and The White Line: Wood Engraving Prints from the Studio and Collection of Gene Leavitt.

Everyone is welcome to the opening reception, taking place from 7-9pm.

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 –

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