Arts and Culture

Kevin Armstrong comes to Capitol Theatre with Opera for Heathens

Kevin Armstrong comes to Capitol Theatre with Opera for Heathens

Kevin Armstrong will make his much-anticipated return to Nelson at the Capitol Theatre (421 Victoria St.) on Saturday, June 2nd. 

Fresh from the enormous success of “Khaos”, Kevin will be performing his one-man show “Opera for Heathens”, which played last summer across Canada to rave reviews and sold-out houses. 

In addition, the show will feature special guest appearances by dOUG nORMAL  and Alan Kirk.  The show begins at 8pm. 

Bruce Cockburn comes to play at Capitol Theatre in August

Bruce Cockburn comes to play at Capitol Theatre in August

The Royal is very proud to announce the second show in our Capitol Theatre Series: An Evening with Canadian icon/singer/songwriter/activist Bruce Cockburn on Tuesday, August 7.

For over four decades Bruce Cockburn has been a staple in Canadian music as an ever evolving and skilled lyricist and musician.

Author Grant Lawrence reads to appreciative audience in Grand Forks

Author Grant Lawrence signed copies of his book, Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, at the Grand Forks and District Public Library on Tuesday, April 24. Photo Erin Perkins.

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

Selkirk offers comic book course during July's Elephant Mountain Literary Festival

Alan Moore (left), creator of the best-selling graphic novels Watchmen and V For Vendetta, is one of the comic book writers whose works will be examined this July in a Selkirk College short course presented by Ian Dawe (right).

A course tracing the rise and development of comic books, including superheroes, 1960s underground comics and graphic novels, will be offered at Selkirk College's Tenth Street campus July 17-19 in connection with Nelson's Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

The impact comics have had on film, music, and literature also will be considered during three daily sessions totaling 18 hours of instruction.  Tuition is $125. 

Teaching the course will be Selkirk faculty member Ian Dawe, who holds a master's degree in film studies.

Selkirk College honours its extended family

Mr. Fred Wah, 2012 Distinguished Educator Recipient with nominator, retired Selkirk College instructor, Mr. Craig Andrews.

A tradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

The recipients of these Board Awards are in very good company with past award winners including such distinguished individuals as ex-MLA Corky Evans, Nelson Mayor John Dooley, Chartered Accountant Ron Anderson and J.J.Verigin Jr., head of the Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ (USCC).

Award-winning and provocative eco-adventure film On the Line comes to Nelson and Castlegar

Follow Frank Wolf as he travels the proposed Enbridge pipeline. — Submitted photo

The award-winning and provocative eco-adventure film On the Line is coming to Nelson and Castlegar in May.

Film maker, Frank Wolf, travels the proposed Enbridge pipeline route by cycling, hiking and paddling through its pristine environment from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat on the northwest coast of B.C.

Expressions, Nelson’s newest performance venue, opens Thursday

Shelley O’Brien

Expressions is Nelson’s newest performance venue.

It is an intimate venue and meeting space located in the downtown area of Nelson, BC in the historic Green Building at 554 Ward Street, located a half a block from the center and hub of Nelson.

Skydiggers coming to The Royal

Skydiggers coming to The Royal

The Royal is proud to present the trimphant Nelson debut of Skydiggers.

For two decades the Skydiggers have been integral members of Canada's vibrant folk-rock scene.

Following the band's inception in the late '80's they rapidly became darlings of the Toronto club scene.

And now, over 20 years later they're still creating and touring the country.

LETTER: Not everyone thrilled about Rick Hansen's visit

LETTER: Not everyone thrilled about Rick Hansen's visit

Dear Rick Hansen:

I hope that during your next 25 years of raising money for spinal cord research (SCR) we will see the end of inhumane, scientifically fallacious spinal cord experiments on animals. It was 25 years ago when Lifeforce, a Vancouver based ecology and animal rights organization, gave you extensive data about the failure of “animal models” but you went on to fund animal experiments. Your Boards have had many vivisectors directing your funding priorities. You raised $20 million for SCR as the “Man in Motion”. Your “dream” for a cure is a nightmare for animals.

CBT Funding to Community Groups 2012: The Results for Nelson

CBT Funding to Community Groups 2012: The Results for Nelson

Nelson City Council spent three arduous hours Monday night dividing dollars among community organizations that had applied for this year’s Community Initiatives Funding. Fifty-two organizations applied, and 27 were successful although many of those did not get the amount they requested.

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