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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Oct 23 2010

Combine great West Coast blues harmonica with blues guitar and you have the makings of one great show.

That great show will be at The Royal on Monday, Oct. 25 as Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors (with Rusty Zinn) take the stage (7:30 p.m.) — a Legendary Blues Promotions and Kootenay Co-op Radio presentation.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Oct 22 2010

In a world where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan.

With a collective “wow” across Canada, the poet of our generation was found, and we weren’t even looking for one.

He will be found this Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre (8 p.m.) as the city’s theatre...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Oct 22 2010

Call it a film to inspire people to oppose privatization of the province’s rivers.

In People Power: Building Social Movements to Protect Public Power in Canada, the six-chapter, 50-minute film explores private versus public power economics, environmental issues and meaningful First Nations engagement.

It will be a free showing in Nelson Nov. 2...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Oct 21 2010
It’s a little known fact that oysters support literacy.

Indeed, oysters are for literacy, libraries and the vast oceans of opportunity that open up with reading. They’ll prove it on Friday, Nov. 12 at Oysters, Authors and Ale, a gala benefit for the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, the Learning Place, and the Nelson Library, when they offer...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Oct 20 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Fred Rosenberg has lost control.

For the first time in his career as a photographer — as Nelson’s unofficial photographer — Rosenberg’s work will be put on display without him having to make any of the choices.

He didn’t select the photographs for the show, didn’t...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Nelson’s Denis Kleine won the best in show (bronze II) in the gala awards for the Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Kleine’s Peace Sign took the award as well as the People’s Choice Award when the first Sculpturewalk held its awards at the Element Bar and Grill in Castlegar on Saturday...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Oct 16 2010

This is how we live.

And this is how the current Gallery A show at Touchstones Nelson confronts that thought, the thought of how we live.

In Shelter: How We Live — that runs until Nov. 14 at Touchstones Nelson —insightful questions of what constitutes shelter, a basic requirement for living and one of the fundamental building...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

It was the award winning play that spawned the local history movement for TNT Theatre.

Based on the true and funny story of the 1926 Cranbrook elephant stampede, the play fired the imagination of Nelson thespian and TNT artistic director Richard Rowberry, and whetted his appetite for...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Staying sane while all around you go crazy is a trick for the ages.

It is also the trick we are being asked to pull as economic hard times, climate change and “messy issues of oil” assail us on an ever increasing scale.

It is also the topic of a public talk and...