Arts and Culture

Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert series presents The Clinton Swanson Quartet

The Clinton Swanson Quartet includes, from left, Don Clark – Trumpet, Doug Stephenson – Guitar, Rob Fahie – Bass and Clinton Swanson – Saxophone. — Submitted photo

For its third concert of the season, the Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert Series is proud to present the Clinton Swanson Quartet. 

“Nelson’s hardest working musician” teams up with some of the region’s finest to present an evening of intricately arranged chamber jazz. 

Inspired by ensembles like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the group will present original music and arrangements of pieces by jazz legends such as John Coltrane, John Lewis and Charlie Parker.

R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One drama Journey's End Friday in Nelson

Photo is of the cast of a recent production of Journey's End by the Swansea Theatre Company. — Submitted

TNT in Nelson presents an epic reading of R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One dram, Journey's End, Friday at the former Nelson Daily News building on Baker Street.

Journey's End is performace by Quinn Baron, Eden Chisholm, Geoff Burns, Rob Andrew, Stephen Fowler, Don Thompson, Brian Deon, Cloud Edwards, Michael Calladine and Richard Rowberry.

Journey's End begins at 7:30 p.m. at 266 Baker Street in Nelson.

Admission is $12 at the door.

gallery 2 opens first exhibit of the year with 'Local(i)ty 2'

gallery 2 opens first exhibit of the year with 'Local(i)ty 2'

Gallery 2 is excited to be presenting the first two exhibitions of 2016. Local(i)ty 2, curated by Carin Covin, presents the work of artists Nora Curiston, Laura Widmer and Brenda Feist in the Reid and West Galleries. This ambitious exhibition includes work in diverse media from all three artists that explore connection to place, with particular emphasis on artists working in smaller urban centres, as Carin Covin explains: “The title Local(i)ty 2 refers to the location that these artists work from, here in Grand Forks and in Kelowna.

Show Garners Rave Reviews

Show Garners Rave Reviews

CBC calls Trent Arterberry’s physical comedy gifts “amazing”

Trent Arterberry brings extraordinary mime and theatre work to two of his original shows at The Charles Bailey Theatre Saturday Jan 16 and Sunday January 17.   A fine way to beat the mid-January blahs!

Writer's festival coming to Penticton

Writer's festival coming to Penticton

The Shatford Centre/Okanagan School of the Arts is preparing to host a stimulating weekend for writers and aspiring authors with the first annual Okanagan Valley Writer's Festival, April 8 to 9. Offerings include workshops and panel discussions on various aspects of writing, selling and marketing fiction and nonfiction in a range of genres—plus poetry, songs, and screenplays.

Castlegar Refugee Project to host International Culture Festival

Castlegar Refugee Project to host International Culture Festival

Castlegar has a new event being staged on Family Day called the International Culture Day, a fundraiser supporting the Castlegar Refugee Project.

Slated for Feb. 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Complex, International Culture Day will give area residents of all backgrounds and traditions an opportunity to showcase their cultures through displays, dancing, music, food, ethnic clothing and crafts – virtually any medium that highlights their background, according to Julie Leffelaar.

“We’re hoping to see any and all cultures represented, from European to First Nations to African to Middle Eastern and more,” she said. Leffelaar is a committee member for the Castlegar Refugee Project, which is hosting the event to raise both funds and awareness.

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.

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