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By Jeff Sawyer On on Wednesday Feb 19 2020

It’s by no accident that Nelson native Johnny McCuaig was born to rock and roll, and with an intensity that rise’s from his soul.

Officially rebranding as ‘Arcana Kings’ from their previous act as The Johnny McCuaig Band, the band recently released their debut album ‘Lions As Ravens’ in 2019. With a sound that guarantees to make you move Arcana Kings are a crushing blend of Rock, Pop...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Feb 14 2020

Nelson native Kristy Gordon has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and China at venues including the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain, the National Academy Museum, NYC and Flowers Gallery, NYC.

As a three-time recipient of theElizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, her work has won numerous awards and honours....

By Contributor On on Thursday Feb 06 2020

What comes After Eden? Visual and performance artist Stephanie Kellett and sound artist Robert Livingood explore this question in a multi-media exhibition at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

Kellett and Livingood are life partners as well as artistic partners, based in Nelson, the pair has travelled on several occasions to central and northern BC and Yukon, spending...

By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 02 2020

By Aaron May

Cinema is one of the most collaborative forms of art. This is not new information. Many cinephiles will spend 10 minutes watching the end credits scroll by on films.

But which roles really draw us to go see a particular movie?

Often we trust certain actors to choose smart projects and give great performances and this was a great year...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Jan 24 2020

The Nelson Public Library has come a long way since 1920, and after recently marking their 100th year centenary celebration of the library’s incorporation on January 19th 2020, they are officially cemented into the region’s local legacy, and are certainly poised to play a further role in Nelson’s past and present, but more importantly, Nelson’s future.

In this...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jan 21 2020

A Chinese New Year Renewal Celebration in support of the Nelson Food Bank is being held Saturday (January 25) at 385 Suite #2 Baker Street in Nelson.

The event is hosted by Dr. Michael Smith, Qi Gong for Energetic Cleansing and Decluttering; Laurel T. Colins, The Beautiful Living Coach with a Vision for the Future; and M. Charlyne Chiasson BID DFS, Feng Shui Design Tips for Success...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Jan 17 2020

In today's edition, The Daily Dose Editor Jeff Sawyer sits down with local Playwright Lucas Myers to discuss his upcoming show ROOF, and the creative process behind his performances.

As a multi-talented performer with a wide range of theatrical experience, he walks the walk and talks the talk. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Theatre Program and the...

By Contributor On on Monday Jan 06 2020

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society has received some great news.

The Vancouver Foundation has approved a Field of Interest Systems Change Test Grant of $288,600 to Nelson Civic Theatre Society — The Civic Theatre — to partner with Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival on a three-year project seeks to address the systemic lack of diversity and inclusion in rural arts organizations, performance...

By Jeff Sawyer On on Friday Jan 03 2020

For those of us who knew Jason, he was a man of endless expressions that counted. An idea generator that could move minds. A humanitarian who envisioned only a utopian peaceful planet, and a savvy businessman who was ahead of the times.

Being in the moment is sometimes about seeing yourself sensing, seizing the moment is about living your best life, no matter what the circumstances....

By Bob Hall On on Friday Dec 27 2019

Bass players and drummers are a hot commodity. So much so, the Contemporary Music & Technology Program at Selkirk College is offering up funds to attract these aspiring musicians to study.

The Selkirk College Entrance Scholarship for Bass Players and Drummers provided $1,000 each to four students who entered the music program in September.

“Rhythm is the most important thing...