Arts and Culture

54-40 gives Nelsonites an evening of rock and roll

Neil Osborne and 54-40 rocked the Capitol Theatre Friday. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson was rocking as the band 54-40 treated the sellout crowd to an evening of rock and roll.

The band came to the Heritage City as part of its 30-year anniversary tour.

One of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape had the crowd rocking for most its show.

Castlegar council pans paper; switches to computerized meeting materials

Councillor Kevin Chernoff peruses an agenda on an iPad instead of paper

City council is chasing the green - environmental and cash savings - with the move to paperless council meetings, according to councillor Kevin Chernoff.

"We started thinking about it a year ago, through the Green Committee, and started implementing it in June - I was the first to make the switch," he said, adding now four of six councillors have been trained on iPads and the others should be up to speed in a matter of weeks. Senior city staff are working off iPads or laptops, he added.

Global TV to feature Pass Creek in time to promote Fall Fair

Global TV to feature Pass Creek in time to promote Fall Fair

Source readers really stepped up, answering the call for photos of Pass Creek to give Global TV as they prepare to feature the community in a news segment this Sunday. Roll your mouse over each photo to find out where it was taken and by whom.

Pass Creek will be in the limelight Sept. 16, when Global Morning News (Channel 7) features the community in its Small Town Segment with Wesla Wong. It will air three times between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

INTERVIEW: You say you want a revolution? The 2012 Kootenay Literary Competition launches

KLC chair Kristene Perron

The Kootenay Literary Competition (KLC) is back for 2012...and bigger and better than ever. New innovations for this year include larger cash prizes, lower entry fees, publication in the KLC anthology for all winners, writing workshops, a draw prize for emerging writers, and a special bonus prize for all youth winners. And if that’s not enough, the annual awards ceremony and celebration will feature winners’ readings, free desserts, and a very special guest performer and speaker – spoken word poet Sheri-D Wilson.

Garnet Rogers plays EXPRESSIONS

Garnet Rogers in Nelson Sunday.

Clear your schedule for a unique performances by legendary Canadian folk music singer/songwriter, Garnet Rogers, on Sunday, September. 16, 8 p.m. at Nelson’s newest live performance venue, EXPRESSIONS.

Roger’s music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful.

Phoenix Mine geneaology to be featured on BBC radio Sept. 6

A grave site in the Phoenix graveyard may have a connection to a modern person in Wales. Photo courtesy of Boundary Museum Archives.

Long dead Phoenix miners and a modern-day Welsh connection will be featured on a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) radio Wales program on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. British time.

The popular BBC program, Jamie and Louise, hosted by Jamie Owen and Louise Elliott, will be including genealogist Cat Whiteaway in their morning discussions tomorrow. During her interview, Whiteaway will be offering advice on tracing your family history which includes a modern person with a connection to the Phoenix mine.

OP/ED: Beware the dangers of 'Tall Poppy Syndrome'

OP/ED: Beware the dangers of 'Tall Poppy Syndrome'

This week’s column is going to be focused on a major pet peeve of mine; it may seem a bit ‘ranty’ because I’m feeling a little hormonal today … so bear with me. It’s something that has always bugged me but has become more apparent to me recently through certain interactions and conversations. So without further ado, Christine’s pet peeve of the week is … (drum roll, please) … Tall Poppy Syndrome.

Time is running out on getting 54-40 tickets

Time is running out on getting 54-40 tickets

Time is running out fans of 54-40 to see the ban in person Friday, September 14 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The band is celebrating 30 years of rock and roll, and Nelson is one of the stops on the anniversary tour.

One of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape is slated to play the beginnig at 7:30 p.m.

One Book, One Kootenay 2012 selected book announced, The Third Crop comes out on top

One Book, One Kootenay 2012 selected book announced, The Third Crop comes out on top

The readers read, they considered—and they voted. Author Rita Moir’s The Third Crop: A personal and historical journey into the photo albums and shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley 1800s to early 1940s (Sono Nis Press 2011) is the book to read in 2012 according to Kootenay book-lovers who took part in the 2012 One Book, One Kootenay reader’s choice event. OBOK is an annual project of the Kootenay Library Federation.

It was close, says OBOK organizer Helen Graham.

‘Curators of thought’ take note: Selkirk College’s Writing program is offering some exciting new features this fall

Almeda Glenn Miller

This fall Selkirk College’s second year Studies in Writing courses will be offered on multiple campuses (Nelson and Castlegar) and in a hybridized format that combines face-to-face sessions with online work. Beyond that, the courses will offer a new ‘project mentoring’ focus designed to support writers who aspire to complete longer, possibly book-length creative writing pieces.

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