Arts and Culture

Pop Rock trio Hanson is coming to the Heritage City

The trio Hanson is going to rock the Capitol later this month. — Submitted photo

The Capitol Theatre in Nelson is proud to announce the Pop Rock trio Hanson is coming to the Heritage City Sunday, January 29.

Currently on the South American leg of their long-awaited Shout It Out World Tour, Hanson also announced an extensive string of Canadian concerts starting January 23rd in Vancouver.

“This tour will be the most extensive Canadian tour we’ve done to date. We’re excited to visit many parts of the country for the first time, and make Canada a part of our world tour”, said singer and drummer, Zac Hanson.

Longtime West Kootenay writer, Fred Wah, named Canada's Poet Laureate

Fred Wah

Longtime West Kootenay author, editor and teacher Fred Wah has been named Canada's next poet laureate. 

House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer and Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella jointly made the announcement.

"Fred Wah's poetry is grounded in Canada's political and social landscapes," Scheer said in announcing the appointment.  "He has done much to encourage and promote the importance of literature, culture and language within Canadian society." 

Live improvisation, with musicians from Wassabi Collective, PANDA, LINT

Live improvisation, with musicians from Wassabi Collective, PANDA, LINT

This week at the Royal on Baker …

Tuesday, December 20th - Magic Bus w/ DJ Deeps, Earthtone & Sturdy - Showtime 10pm -  Some of the best local electronic music can be heard Tuesday's at the Royal.  Join us for the Magic Bus.  No Cover!

Wednesday, December 21st - Variety Shows w/ Estevan and Tracy Lynn - Starts 8:30pm - This isn't just a night for musicians.  At an open stage anything can happen and frequently does.  Join us for a great night of music!

Call for Submissions: The North Valley Mountain Film Festival 2012

Call for Submissions: The North Valley Mountain Film Festival 2012

The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is making a public call for submissions for the sixth annual event on March 3, 2012 at the Bosun Hall in New Denver.

Whether you are a seasoned filmmaker, accomplished mountain adventurer, or someone who would like the opportunity to share a story from the mountains, you are encouraged to submit an entry. 

Content boundaries are wide open, with the only qualifier being the subject of “mountains.” 

Phonic Records showcase, live video shoot and video release

Alan Kirk

What: Local label Phonic Records - Artist Showcase.
      Live Video shoot.
      Premiere of Alan Kirk Band video ‘Solitaire’.
      CD Giveaways and prizes.

Where:  The Royal On Baker, 330 Baker St.

Selkirk College music students rock the Royal stage

Soul Crush is composed entirely of Selkirk College music students.

Soul Crush w/10th Street Collective

Thursday, Dec. 15, Showtime 9 pm

  • $5 at the door with proceeds going to Selkirk College

Soul Crush is composed entirely of Selkirk College music students, led by Laura Landsberg and is a must see R&B ensemble. 

From Aretha to John Mayer, a mixture of old and new, Soul Crush will be covering the classics and will be blending in some bluesy modern tunes. 

This Christmas, Rossland gives the gift of freedom to six Burmese refugees

The Mi family: grandmother Mya, daughter Layi Pon, and mother May.

 Two families of Mon refugees from Burma will soon move to Rossland thanks to the efforts of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFR), a community group formed this summer by Rossland residents. Now WKFR will focus on raising funds to support the families for one year after they arrive in 2013.

An independent snow film made in the Kootenays

An independent snow film made in the Kootenays

Rest in Powder is an independent snow film about a group of friends from the Kootenays.

In the film we are skiing and snowboarding in our favorite zones, in the mountains, in powder.

The film is a visual narrative of our snow experiences. It draws influence from our favorite aspects of rock star and soulful sports films while emphasizing atmospheric and aesthetic detail.

The film is entirely independent in that it is intentionally advertiser and distributor free.

Bassbizniz Holiday Massive ft. Terravita, The Mongoose, Application and more

Bassbizniz Holiday Massive ft. Terravita, The Mongoose, Application and more

This week at the Royal …

Bassbizniz Holiday Massive ft. Terravita, The Mongoose, Application and more

Friday, December 16th – Doors 9pm –

Tickets $20 available at Ripping Giraffe and Royal Espresso –

Bassbizniz presents our 2nd Annual Holiday Massive! 

Outreach project a success story for Christina Lake

Christina Lake residents have enjoyed a local library location for the past six months -- something Grand Forks residents like Catriona Popoff, left, and Jess Webb have enjoyed for years; Photo, Erin Perkins

A pilot project to establish an outpost library in Christina Lake has been well received by the community over the past six months.

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