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By Sarah Lord On on Thursday Nov 18 2021

Nelson’s best-selling author Roz Nay released the third book in her Legend trilogy, published by Simon and Schuster, during the summer.

The Hunted is an unexpected thriller about two couples who meet backpacking through Africa, but the new friendship turns towards obsession. Like most great thrillers, the consequences for the characters are deadly.

Nay’s debut novel, ...

By The Nelson Dail... On on Wednesday Nov 10 2021

All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre kicks off what is hopefully a start of better things ahead for the arts community and Capitol Theatre, with in-person performances scheduled for November 13th-14th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre.

There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November 14th.

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By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Nov 07 2021

All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre will be playing for one weekend only, November 14 & 15, at the Capitol Theatre.

This unique event, set for 7:30 p.m. both nightrs, is an initiative created by theatre licensing company Music Theatre International (MTI), and put on by Nelson's Black Productions.

All proceeds for the event support the live performance...

By Sarah Lord On on Sunday Nov 07 2021

All Together Now! performances are scheduled for in person shows on November 13th & 14th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November 14th.

The review features the talents of Robyn Lamb, Mackenzie Hope, Darren Fuss, Rachel DeShon, Sydney Black and Quinn Barron.

Black explains the show’s...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Oct 26 2021

Award-winning local author Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, launched this month.

This family memoir published by Caitlin Press is about the death of a sister and the breakdown, struggle, and finally, the “restoration of the natural order.”

In her fifth book, Moir details the agony of witnessing her mother and sister...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Oct 26 2021

The recent launch on October 17th for Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, took place at the Vallican Whole Community Centre.

It was “fantastic,” says Moir, “with cake and music and readings from the book. It was a wonderful social occasion. I sold a bunch of books; that’s good.”

This...

By Contributor On on Monday Oct 11 2021

Black Productions announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre.

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this musical revue for theatres across the globe to use as a local fundraising event...

By Sarah Lord On on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

For the past 18 months, the Capitol Theatre, like many other entertainment venues, operated throughout the pandemic, offering streamed shows and select live performances.

This summer, a version of Little Women — The Musical by the Summer Youth Program captured center stage at the Capitol Theatre with four live performances.

Theatre management is now looking forward to more shows...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

The coronavirus pandemic put some serious hurt on the bottom line of numerous entertainment activities over the past 18 months, including Nelson's own Capitol Theatre.

The goal of the Capitol Theatre, a restored 400 seat facility, is to enrich the performing arts locally in the Heritage City as well as provide the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance...

By Sarah Lord On on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through video,...

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