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Expressions, Nelson’s newest performance venue, opens Thursday

April 25th, 2012

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.

For 25 years it operated as the old Express Newspaper office and has now been transformed into a unique space for jazz, folk and classical music along with films, talks, workshops and whatever else works in the venue.
While the room has a heritage feel with soft lighting, soaring ceilings and arching windows, it is fully wired for modern sound and media needs.

“Listening to music in Expressions, is like listening to music inside a giant well tuned violin,” says Expressions owner and former publisher of the Express, Nelson Becker,“Come have a listen…”

For more information and upcoming events call 250-354-3910.

Upcoming events include,

Thursday, April 26, 8 p.m. at Expressions

The Shelley O’Brien Trio – Singer/ Songstress

Canadian ukulele songstress, Shelley O’Brien, has taken her ethereal pop songs around the world to festivals in Paris, Venice, Helsinki and Melbourne.

With her lyrical imagery firmly rooted in nature, O’Brien moves through vast northern spaces with familiarity and awe.

But most importantly, the ukulele songstress has blazed her own musical trail; stripped to the bare songwriting essentials, armed with only a miniature instrument and haiku-like lyrics, Shelley O’Brien demonstrates how to accomplish great things with the smallest of gestures.

Listen to Shelley O’Brien at or visit Tickets are $12 (10.75 plus hst.) and are available at the door or in advance by calling the Express at 250-354-3910.

Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. at Expressions
Rick Scott – The adult show

Rick first rose to prominence in the Canadian folk scene in 1974 playing with Joe Mock and Shari Ulrich in B.C.’s legendary folk trio Pied Pumkin. They pioneered independent folk music in BC and sold 30,000 LPs from the stage.

After a 25-year hiatus the band divided to successfully create solo careers. Rick went on to become Canada’s leading proponent of the
Appalachian mountain dulcimer, known by kids around the world as ‘The Electric Snowshoe.’

While he became a children’s performer, he is still creating magic for the older crowd. We are very fortunate to be able to bring to the Nelson and the West Kooteney community, a great performer who will enchant with his sweet sounding dulcimer, and will also give us a message of life and optimism. Visit Tickets are $12 (10.7

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