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By aeon On on Monday May 13 2019

By George Estreich, for Aeon

Most people remember the emperor: a vain ruler, swindled into paying for a nonexistent magical garment, parades in public, only to be embarrassed by a little boy. To me, the story is really about the swindling tailors. Audacious, imaginative, their true product is a persuasive illusion, one keyed to the vulnerabilities of their...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

The Capitol Theatre is wrapping up the 2018-19 season with a bang as CBC Radio’s Ali Hassan comes to the Heritage City.

Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, a frequent guest host on Q and the host of Canada Reads, will be at the Capitol Theatre Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m.. as part of his  stand up comedy show Muslim Interrupted.

CBC television viewers may...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

Shoppers frequenting the downtown core of Nelson will have five new works of sculptural art to beautify the city for another year thanks to the lease agreement from Castlegar Sculpturewalk.

Works by Wayne H.E. King by Aimée-Rose Philibert, Inside Passage by Angellos Glaros, Bonfire by Paul Reimer, Down from the High Country by Steve Tyree, and Romeo by Lawrence...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday May 12 2019

BLACK PRODUCTIONS, the company that brought you Grease, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago and Cabaret, Rock of Ages and Steel Magnolias is proud to be bringing MAMMA MIA to the Capitol Theatre stage May 23-36, 2019.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices —...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday May 09 2019

Singer/artist River Arnott of Grand Forks received two significant achievements —Top Junior Voice Award' and a Certificate of Merit for 'Outstanding Performance' — during the recent Kootenay Festival of the Arts competition.

The 12-year-old Boundary City performer now advances to the Provincials in Chilliwack at the end of May...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

BLACK PRODUCTIONS, the company that brought you Grease, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Chicago and Cabaret, Rock of Ages and Steel Magnolias is proud to be bringing MAMMA MIA to the Capitol Theatre stage May 23-36, 2019.

MAMMA MIA is a stage production where a young woman wants to invite the father she's never known to her wedding — only to discover that there are three possible choices —...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Executive Director, Stephanie Fischer, has been awarded the 2019 Presenter of the Year Award by the BC Touring Council the Board of Directors the Capitol Theatre Board announced in a media release.

The Presenter of The Year demonstrates a commitment to artistic and managerial excellence, demonstrates community involvement, the highest degree of professionalism in presenting and...

By aeon On on Tuesday Apr 23 2019

By  David V. Johnson, from Aeon

When false and malicious speech roils the body politic, when racism and violence surge, the right and role of freedom of speech in society comes into crisis. People rightly begin to wonder what are the limits, what should be the rules. It is a complicated issue, and resolving it requires care about the exact problems...

By Contributor On on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

“New for 2019 are workshops in songwriting and screenwriting,” said EMLF...

By Bob Hall On on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Students from the Contemporary Music & Technology Program are ready to share their talent and passion as they take the stage at Spiritbar in downtown Nelson on April 18 for their year-end showcase.

Students have been in preparation over the last few weeks of the Winter Semester, creating and perfecting funky and groovy sounds that the audience will have a hard time forgetting. They...

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