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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 28 2011

The Raven's Gift
@ Oxygen Art Centre, Friday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

By Fiona Brown

Jon Turk received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971 and co-authored the first environmental science textbook in North America.

Even as he continued a successful academic career, he wandered through some of the most exotic and remote landscapes of...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 25 2011

16th annual Big Lip Sync Spectacular

@ The Capitol Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. 

Get your lips flapping and your hips shaking for the 16th Annual Big Lip-Sync Spectacular this Saturday night.

From rock to hip-hop, ballet to jive, country to Broadway musicals, all have been strutted upon the lip...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 25 2011

Never in history has there been such a large cohort of women living beyond their 70s, still in good health, who, combined, are often trapped by poverty and the loss of meaningful roles in our individualistic culture.

Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series invites you to gain insight on the role of contemporary older women in North American society...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 24 2011

Flyin' Bob: One Man Three Ring Circus

@ The Capitol Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.


An exploration of the three ring circus in Flyin’ Bob’s mind, and all the silliness that entails . . .

From the simple balance of a peacock feather, through the Flying Boom Box, to the giant...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

FLIKS presents


at the Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.


The Academy Award nominated Cinderella story is about celebrated Brooklyn artist Vic Munitz’ travels to the largest landfill in the world, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Even though the BC Arts Council board approved $5.7 million in grants to 280 artists and arts organizations in communities across BC this week, funding to several major Nelson arts organizations is still below 2008 levels.

Five Nelson arts organizations are well below the amount they received from the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Feb 21 2011

Magic Bus with The Man in Havana and Breakfluid 

Tuesday, Feb. 22, Doors 9 p.m.

This will be a night of soulful, funktified, midtempo bass music.  It’s also The Man in Havana’s birthday celebration ... and there's no cover.


Electric Wednesdays with Estevan and Tracy Lynn...

By Contributor On on Sunday Feb 20 2011
More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them. Each year the No Boundaries film club brings a...
By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 18 2011

FLIKS presents …

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story

Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

@ Vallican Whole Community Centre and Kaslo’s Langham Theatre


After 75 years, 24 honorary degrees, writing countless books, and being named one of the top...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Feb 17 2011

Many people know about legendary entertainer Bing Crosby, who enjoyed international fame and respect as a beloved singer and actor for decades, going back to the 1930s.

But far fewer people, especially younger generations, know that Crosby was born and raised in The Evergreen State of Washington. And even fewer know about the Crosby family’s history in Tumwater,...