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By Bob Hall On on Tuesday Dec 08 2015

Burgeoning Selkirk College talent will shine in an eclectic night of entertainment when Contemporary Music & Technology Program students hit the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on December 18.

The traditional Christmas Break Show features student-based bands that have been toiling for several weeks in preparation for a night that will throw a spotlight on talent and hard work.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Dec 03 2015

On what is expected to be a dreary, we weekend, what better way to have some fun but than to check out the Capitol Theatre's 28th Anniversary Christmas Panto - Puss in Boots.

Directed by Jeff Frost, the 2015 Christmas Pantomime has everything from laughs to singing from young actors to adults.

This year's show stars Lisel Forst at Puss . . . In Boots, Iain Pardone as Dame, Bee...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Nov 29 2015

It's getting close to opening night for the 28th annual Capitol Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots.

Sunday, was the final run through for the cast in preparation for dress rehearsal later this week and opening night, Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

Directed by Jeff Frost, this year's show stars Lisel Forst at Puss, Iain Pardone as Dame, Bee Harris at King, Heather...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Nov 19 2015

Director Jeff Frost is back in the spotlight with the production of the 28th annual Capitol Christmas Pantomime, Puss In Boots, set for December 3-6 at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson.

The story follows a swashbuckling feline who fights to save his town from an evil villain.

Get ready to cheer for the hero, boo the bad guys, and sing along with some familiar songs.


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...