Arts and Culture

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.

SWEDEN: Controversy over 'racist cake' art piece...created by black artist

SWEDEN: Controversy over 'racist cake' art piece...created by black artist

News website grioo.com reports that on April 15, 2012, Swedish Culture Minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, attended a exhibition preview at Museum of Modern Art of Stockholm to celebrate ‘World Art Day'.

Soul Crush takes over Spirit Bar

Soul Crush takes over Spirit Bar

Soul Crush, Selkirk  College's Contemporary Music Program, headlines the the night Thursday at the Hume Hotel Spirit Bar.

Soul Crush Features the 10th St. Collective/

DJ's Rolf and Leif are also on the music card.

Admission is $5 and free for all Selkirk students.

 

Australian four-piece The Jezabels coming to The Royal

Australian four-piece The Jezabels coming to The Royal

The award-winning Australian four-piece The Jezabels is coming to The Royal on Saturday, April 28.

The band released their debut album Prisoner earlier this year on Dine Alone Records in Canada.

Since its release, the band has sold out every show down under, debuted #2 on the Aussie charts, won a pair of AIR awards (Australian Music Awards) and was this year's winner of the Australian Music Prize (think Polaris Awards).

Columbia Power supports young filmmakers

Columbia Power supports young filmmakers

Columbia Power has provided $1000 in support of the 8th Annual Under 19 (U19) Film Festival, a showcase for youth filmmakers aged 10 through 18 years. The event occurs this Saturday at the Royal Theatre in Trail which will see prizes handed out in six categories for best short film in the genres of drama, documentary, animation, recycling, sports/adventure and positive environmental change,  as well as awards for Judge’s Choice, Audience Favourite, and Best Original Music.

Award-winning author & CBC host Grant Lawrence Presents — Adventures in Solitude

Award-winning author Grant Lawrence

What’s not to wear at a nude potluck?

CBC host and award-winning author Grant Lawrence knows.

The Nelson Library hosts a reading and slide show featuring Lawrence’s bestselling book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and Other Stories from Desolation Sound (Harbour Publishing, 2011) on Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 pm.

Corazón to be 'installed' at Touchstones Gallery

Corazón will be a different experience for the public. — submitted photo

Get your tickets early for 67/360 (67 singers, 360 degrees) at the Touchstones Gallery on April 21.

Corazón, Nelson’s celebrated youth choir (age range 12 to 21) will encircle the interior of Gallery A and perform four songs.

You, the listener, will not be seated like an audience but will stand or wander in the middle as observers of this unique artistic installation.

Kootenay Festival of Arts starts week two, Honors Concert Saturday at the Capitol Theatre

Kootenay Festival of Arts starts week two, Honors Concert Saturday at the Capitol Theatre

Week one of the Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2012 delivered some amazing dance performances.

Week two promises to be just as exciting as the music and vocal arts take over culminating with the Honors Concert Saturday at the Capitol Theatre.

"The festival is like, 'Kootenay's Got Talent' and is an opportunity for students to hone their skills in front of the public and adjudicators," said Festival chair, Bruce Hunter.

GFSS student makes a stand against sexual exploitation of children

Taylor Lindquist, a Grade 11 student at Grand Forks Secondary School, is organizing the GFSS Talent Show and Bake Sale to raise funds to combat child sexual exploitation because she's passionate about it. Photo Erin Perkins.

UPDATE: The GFSS Talent Show and Bake Sale has been postponed to Monday, April 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the GFSS Auditorium. Community talents are also welcome to participate. For more information, please contact Taylor Lindquist at taylor-lindquist@live.ca .

 

Taylor Lindquist is like any other Canadian child. She has a loving family, safe home and has the opportunity to get an education.

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