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By Charles Jeanes On on Tuesday Nov 17 2015

Why a retrospective?

Believing as I do that history is of profound importance, I seek to discern the purposes and themes I have explored with constancy over the years of publishing this column. I hope by doing this to present a coherent statement of the issues and interests that have stirred current events in culture, politics, economics, ideology, science, and religion...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 16 2015

There only a few days remaining to get those tickets for the Nelson CARES Society second benefit concert for the Room to Live campaign Friday (November 20) at the Capitol Theatre.

It’s an evening of music that brings the community together to help support affordable housing in Nelson.

Featuring the vocal talents of Six Kootenay Divas — Bo Conlan, Aryn Sheriff, Bessie Wapp, Sydney...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Nov 09 2015

With her career exploding across the world, Selkirk College alumna Kiesza will take part in a special event to help future students reach their goals in the music industry.

The international pop star will be returning to Nelson at the end of November to visit her old strumming grounds on the Tenth Street Campus where she began building the foundation of her success in the Contemporary...

By Bob Hall On on Monday Nov 02 2015

Montreal-based jazz musician Elizabeth Shepherd will be kicking off her latest tour at Nelson’s Shambhala Music & Performance Hall where she will be joined on stage by Selkirk College students.

The velvety-voiced pianist arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the ...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Oct 25 2015

The Midway Theatre and Allegro Dance Company of Nelson present “River of Dreams”, a hymn to the spiritual essence of all rivers Tuesday, November 3 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Water is a biological necessity. It is also essential to humanity's psychological well-being. Nowhere is this truth more evident than in experiencing water at it's most miraculous—in the flow and tumble of...

By Contributor On on Thursday Oct 08 2015

Lisel and Jeffrey Forstʼs theatre company Cedar Street presents the worldwide premiere of Murder on the Canadian by Eric Wilson, based on his novel, at the Capitol Theatre from October 22-24.

Murder on the Canadian is a comedic thriller for all-ages that follows young detective Tom Austen as he travels cross-Canada via rail attempting to solve a crime on the way.

According to the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Oct 05 2015

Fresh off the heels of headlining tours in Mexico and Eastern Canada, three-time Juno nominee, and two-time Polaris long list artist Elizabeth Shepherd is bringing her progressive soul-jazz sound to Canada’s west coast, including stops in Nelson and Trail November 16 and 19.

Performing songs from her acclaimed new album The Signal, which...

By Contributor On on Sunday Sep 27 2015

From two multi-award winning, masterful comedians comes the elegant, hilarious, and visually exquisite James & Jamesy in the Dark on stage October 14 & 15 at the Capitol Theatre.

It’s raw, poignant, and performed… in the dark.

In James & Jamesy in the Dark, the dynamic duo courageously step onstage as performers and lighting designers, conjuring a story about finding...

By Bob Hall On on Sunday Sep 13 2015

A new relationship with a music school in Rwanda will be celebrated at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program’s annual faculty concert that invites the community to come together for a night of African-inspired selections.

The annual fundraising evening features the immensely talented program faculty who will take the stage at the Shambhala Music &...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Aug 18 2015

It's a double bill of theatre at the TNT Playhouse, 501 Carbonate street as The Passage is hooked up with Saltwater Moon Friday to Sunday.

The evening opens with Sarah Jane Hicks and Gabriel Macdonald starring in Salt Water Moon at 7 p.m.

The Passage then takes over with ...