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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jan 30 2011

Snowed in Comedy Tour

@ The Capitol Theatre, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m.

What happens when four comedians join forces to go snowboarding during the day and do comedy shows at night?

The Snowed In Comedy tour brings together some of the top international comedians in the world.

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By Contributor On on Thursday Jan 27 2011

Developing literacy skills begins at home. Whether it's a book, board game, magazine, newspaper or website, all British Columbians are being encouraged to take part in a literacy activity with their families for 15 minutes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 to celebrate Family Literacy Day.

Today and throughout this week, events celebrating literacy are taking place in schools,...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Wednesday Jan 26 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Less than one year after they obtained stabilized funding from City council, the Cultural Development Commission was back Monday night in council chambers and asking for that promise to continue.

With eight projects on tap for the 2011 year, CDC cultural development officer Joy Barrett told council...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

Amnesty International Film Festival

Saturday, Jan. 29 @ The Capitol Theatre

The big screen offers the big picture this Saturday when the lights dim for the ninth annual Amnesty International Film Festival.

Two films in a Saturday afternoon double bill offer contrast and food for thought. At 1:30 p.m. Nero’s Guests, filmed in India in 2009,...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Jan 25 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

In enduring its third consecutive annual net loss and grappling with a budget overrun of $30,000 last year, the Capitol Theatre has had enough and has asked City council for additional money in 2011 to replace the funding they have lost.

Cuts to the arts across the province last year also sliced the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Jan 23 2011

The talented drama group of Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology program is returning to the area for its fifth production featuring the songs of Broadway.

Always a hit with audiences, “Broadway Bound 5” includes the very best of Broadway, with songs from Chorus Line, Grease, Lord of the Rings, Rent, Chicago and more. The evening will also feature...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Thursday Jan 20 2011

Jan Kabatoff: Ice Flows and Sound Retreats           

@ Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, Jan. 22 to March 27

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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

Max Liboiron: Trashscapes and Rubbish Topographies

Jan. 15 to April 10 @ Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

From trash to treasure,...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Jan 17 2011

How often does someone like “Rock God” Pat Mastelotto come to Nelson? The answer is rarely, if ever.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, master musician Pat Mastelotto will be performing with Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology faculty at Mary Hall in Nelson.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our faculty, students and community,” said...

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