Arts and Culture

Plan Ahead: Two Shows at the Flying Steamshovel -- in February

Old Man Leudecke at Guelph, 2011.  Photo Credit: Tabercil.

The Flying Steamshovel will be hosting two notable shows in February:  Juno Award-winnning "Old Man Luedecke" performs there on February 2nd, and Juno-Award nominee "Yukon Blonde" performs on February 10th.

Old Man Luedecke won Juno Awards in 2009 and 2011, both for "Traditonal Folk Album of the Year," and was nominated again in 2012.   Chris Luedecke hails from Chester, Nova Scotia.  

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2016 in Nelson

The Kootenay Festival of the Arts 2016 in Nelson

"A music festival is a good thing in itself. It is chiefly beneficial to the young who through the competitions have an opportunity of learning much about music that they could learn in no other way.  The fact that the festival is to be held annually will encourage interest in music generally as the competitors have to spend months in practicing for the contests.”

These words were originally written for the first Kootenay Festival of the Arts in 1930.

Silver City Nite kicks off holiday season

Silver City Nite kicks off holiday season

This year’s Silver City Nite, held Dec. 5, was by all accounts a spectacular success. The event continues to grow each year, and the city plans to continue the annual tradition well into the future, according to Andrea Jolly, City of Trail communication and events coordinator

With the milder weather the area has been experiencing, all attending organizations enjoyed larger crowds than in previous years:

Year-End Bash Showcases Amazing Selkirk College Music Talent

Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program are only a couple rehearsals away from the annual Christmas Break Show that takes place at Nelson’s Spiritbar on December 18. The five bands that will perform include first and second year students, many pictured here before their set at the Selkirk College Gala 2015 that was held at the end of November at Mary Hall in Nelson. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Burgeoning Selkirk College talent will shine in an eclectic night of entertainment when Contemporary Music & Technology Program students hit the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on December 18.

The traditional Christmas Break Show features student-based bands that have been toiling for several weeks in preparation for a night that will throw a spotlight on talent and hard work.

With only a few weeks left in the Fall Semester, students are ready to go out in style with an unforgettable night of diverse, rich and funky sounds.

A must see — Christmas Panto, Puss in Boots

Lisel Forst as Puss In Boots (left) and Jenna Swaatzky as Tom Katt appear in this weekend's Capitol Theatre Pantomime. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

On what is expected to be a dreary, we weekend, what better way to have some fun but than to check out the Capitol Theatre's 28th Anniversary Christmas Panto - Puss in Boots.

Directed by Jeff Frost, the 2015 Christmas Pantomime has everything from laughs to singing from young actors to adults.

This year's show stars Lisel Forst at Puss . . . In Boots, Iain Pardone as Dame, Bee Harris at King, Heather Gingras as Felina and Shanti Harris as Princess Rosalita Apple Cake.

This is the Capitol's biggest fundraising event of the year.

Only two more sleeps until Winterfest!

Only two more sleeps until Winterfest!

That’s right! Only two more sleeps until the city’s premiere holiday hoopla Friday night, an event designed to delight all ages and kick off the holiday season in Castlegar.

It all starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Rec Rockers (dancers between the ages of three and five) taking the stage to wow the crowds and warm them up for the really big show, the Parade of Lights, which starts at 6 p.m.

Recreation master plan creates confusion

Recreation master plan creates confusion

Some confusion is plaguing residents after the Castlegar and District Recreation Commission unveiled a draft master plan at two open houses on Monday.

The plan (which can be viewed in its entirety online by clicking here ) is a weighty document of 212 pages, and includes the majority of the options on the Castlegar wish-list for Complex expansion, which would come at a combined price tag of $32,796,400.

Former resident shares winter wonderland idea via social media

Former resident shares winter wonderland idea via social media

A former Castlegar resident has found a fun and enviro-friendly fashion to add some pizazz to her grey winter landscape.

Carina Pilla-Falkman lived in Castlegar for 37 years before moving to her current locale, about 15 minutes up the mountain from Salmon Arm (“Basically, in the middle of nowhere,” she said) – but lots of her Castlegar friends saw her Facebook post about her wonderful winter creation.

Today marks release of video shot locally and featuring local artist

Today marks release of video shot locally and featuring local artist

Local musician/song writer/vocal artist Reiss Zibin, 21, will be releasing her new video in just minutes – and it’s one that will excite locals because it was filmed here in Castlegar and featured many local extras, not to mention the production/direction talents of locals Geoff Fontes and Dan Caverly.

Capitol Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots opens Thursday

Puss, Lisel Forst, is surrounded by dogs during practice for the upcoming show, Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots, set for December 3-6 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It's getting close to opening night for the 28th annual Capitol Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots.

Sunday, was the final run through for the cast in preparation for dress rehearsal later this week and opening night, Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Directed by Jeff Frost, this year's show stars Lisel Forst at Puss, Iain Pardone as Dame, Bee Harris at King, Heather Gingras as Felina and many, many more.

This is the Capitol's biggest fundraising event of the year.

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