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By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Feb 06 2011

Sixteenth annual Big Lip Sync spectacular

Registration closes Feb. 11

Get your lips flapping and your hips shaking for the 16th annual Big Lip-Sync spectacular.

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

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Friday Feb 04 2011

Scaramouche Jones

Live theatre at Grid Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m.

Performed by Michael Graham with set and promotional design by Shayne Brandel.


Scaramuccia, also known as Scaramouche, is a roguish clown character of the...

By Anonymous On on Thursday Feb 03 2011

 The Ipswich serial murders, in which five female prostitutes were killed in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, are to be turned into a show entitled London Road. The "documentary musical" is expected to debut in the Royal National Theatre in London this April.

The concept has been criticised. When ITN conducted some vox populi interviews, members of the public reacted negatively: "[A]lmost...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Feb 01 2011

FLIKS presents …

Deborah Chow’s The High Cost of Living

at the Capitol Theatre, Wednesday Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

This TIFF winner of the best first Canadian feature is a dark drama that centres on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair.

Nathalie (Isabelle...

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.

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...