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By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Sep 22 2022

On Friday, September 23rd, Hyaenas will play in Nelson at The Royal to celebrate their new single “It's Not Up to Me.”

The band teamed up with a local favourite, the Hillties, for the show.

“We’re excited to share the night with them,” says Hyaenas lead singer and guitarist Sophie Hepnell.

Embodying the energy and ferocity of the animal they are named after, ...

By Contributor On on Friday Sep 16 2022

David Bowie is one of music history’s most praised and successful artists, with a career that spanned four decades.

Bowie continuously sought to reinvent himself, while selling an estimated 140 million albums. His genre-defying journey through a vast array of musical styles, from rock to funk, dance to ballad, always kept fans guessing what he would do next.

Fans of the music...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 13 2022

Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman of the nationally renowned electro-folk duo Moontricks released their debut album on September 9th.

The Kootenay-based duo’s music is steeped in tradition yet polished with a futuristic sheen, mixing organic folk, roots rock, and old-time blues with modern electronic production.

The full-length album, Currents, released...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 13 2022

Moontricks' duo Nathan Gurley and Sean Rodman have a new album on the music streams.

The Kootenay-based duo’s music — Rodman, originally from Nelson, met Argenta native Gurley during a music festival in rural BC — mixes organic folk, roots rock, and old-time blues with modern electronic production.

In the new album, Moontricks looks to the cycles of nature...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Aug 24 2022

Kootenay PRIDE is thrilled to be coming back to the streets, flag poles, museums, parks and plazas in a big way for the first fully in-person events since the shut down in 2020.

The dedicated and busy team of volunteers has been working for months to create a bevy of fun, inclusive, educational, and entertaining events and happenings during the week leading up to the Pride weekend....

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

Recently in New Denver, the Kohan Reflection Garden marked its 30th  anniversary.

Built to commemorate the Japanese Canadians interned in the area during the Second World War, the garden, a labour of love in the community, has hosted dance, music, theatre, poetry readings, book signings, martial arts, yoga and art classes.

There have been celebrations of birthdays, weddings and...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Aug 02 2022

The outdoor anniversary event that had over four hundred people in attendance, ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities for people for all ages.

“We had a number of different artists performing, a lavender distillation display, an aikido demonstration, several different vendors, and watercolour classes. The mayor said a few words. We had food vendors as well. It was a pretty jam...

By Sara Golling On on Wednesday Jul 27 2022

The Follies are back!  And for those who haven’t yet seen this year’s version of Rossland’s favourite family-friendly summer live entertainment, there is only one more month to catch this production at the Miners Union Hall.

Rossland’s Marnie Jacobsen wrote the play and wove a near-tragic misunderstanding into the love story.  Names have a major role, as they do in everyone’s lives –...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

The Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program musical theatre program, celebrating 35th years of delivering theatre to the public, presents a full-scale musical production of Newsies from Thursday to Sunday — July 28-31 — at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The show is a culmination of a month’s hard work from the youth actor to the directorial team and...

By Contributor On on Tuesday Jul 26 2022

The Nelson & District Arts Council (NDAC) is looking forward to seeing the streets buzzing again with art lovers on Friday, July 29th for the second opening of ArtWalk 2022.

The second opening will see more than 25 venues display as many as 60 artists for folks to explore.

This opening is happening on the same night as the first Market Night so the ArtWalk hours will be a bit...