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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Apr 14 2011

It’s the end of the school year at Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College, and its time to show what a difference a year (or eight months) makes.

KSA is inviting the community to its annual year-end show and sale this weekend, running Friday and Saturday in the KSA building on the corner of Victoria and Josephine streets.


By Global Voices On on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

The role of social networking site Facebook in facilitating protest actions has been affirmed in the Tunisia and Egypt uprisings; governments in many countries, including China, are wary of the political activities of their citizens on Facebook. But in Cambodia, Facebook is not yet considered a threat by the government.

Politicians led by Prime Minister Hun Sen (who has been in power...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

Steal the Blue – April Verch

@ The Capitol Theatre, Friday, April 15, 8 p.m.


April Verch’s recent featured performance in the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games confirms her status as one of the top female virtuoso fiddlers in the roots music genre.

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

Ideas Café Salon: War and Peace

at Oxygen Art Centre, Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm 


Oxygen Art Centre hosts its first Philosopher’s Café Salon with inspired facilitator Miguel Rodriguez who will lead a public discussion on the topic of War and Peace.


By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Apr 11 2011

It’s going to be a hot spring and summer at The Royal on Baker this year.

Check out these upcoming acts.


Crash Test Dummies

Monday, Nov. 28 –

Tickets: $20 available April 23 at

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Apr 11 2011

This week at The Royal on Baker …

The Magnificent 7's

Monday, April 11, $6 - Showtime 9 pm 

True artists, sincere performers and an authentic roots sound make the Magnificent 7’s a band you must come see at the Royal.  

Combining traditional bluegrass with a sense of modern...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Apr 10 2011


@ Spiritbar, Tuesday, April 12, 8 p.m.; April 13, 11:30 p.m.

One of the greatest alternative bands of all time is slated to bring its eclectic blend of funk, ska, punk and poetry to Nelson for two nights.

Fishbone is slated to play Tuesday and Wednesday night in the Spiritbar in the Hume Hotel...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Sunday Apr 10 2011

The Nelson Public Library has received the gift of a beautiful quilted fibre work donated by the artist.

The early work by visual artist and former Nelson cultural ambassador Angelika Werth, entitled City Parks, now hangs in the Library’s bright, spacious stairwell. Flowers, shrubs, and houses climb a hillside against a textured sky in this large hanging constructed of silk and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Apr 09 2011

TNT Theatre presents Chairs: a Parable

@ TNT Playhouse, 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10.

Tickets: $10 students, $15 adults @ Eddy Music


ITSAZOO Productions is taking over stages all over the province with its B.C tour of Chairs: A...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Friday Apr 08 2011

It’s the second day of an incredible mix of local and international world-class snowboarders, skiers, paddlers, climbers, and environmental activists, coming together in Nelson at the Capitol Theatre.

Call it the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Best of the Fest tour, this event is a fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard so bring a donation to be entered...