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By Nelson Daily Editor On on Tuesday Nov 23 2010

Nelson Choral Society presents Voices of Winter

Saturday, Dec. 11 (7 p.m.), Capitol Theatre

Musical director Kathleen Neudorf has chosen a variety of choral pieces on a winter theme for the show, ranging from traditional to contemporary, religious to secular, warm Yule-tide fires to hushed winter landscapes where snow “falls down scarce...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Monday Nov 22 2010

Get your words on.

The Kootenay Literary Competition — presented by the Kootenay Literary Competition Committee — is now open to any residents of the Kootenay region.

Kootenay Literary Competition 2010 theme: isolation. Contestants should explore this theme in their original work.


By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Nov 22 2010

Saturday, Nov 27, 9 a.m. at Michael Smith's farm (directions below)

By Chris Morasky, Pathways School

Our ancestors made many tools from bones, and more projectile points were probably made from bone than stone.

Bone is a beautiful material to work with and lends itself well to functional and...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Sunday Nov 21 2010

Canadian mining and human rights in Guatemala will be the topic of a talk by human rights lawyer Grahame Russell this Sunday, Nov. 21 (7 p.m.) at Self Design High.

Russell is the co-director of Rights Action, a Canadian NGO long engaged in community development, environment and human rights work throughout Central America.

“Another world is possible and necessary,” said Grahame...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Saturday Nov 20 2010

Awareness and silence are urged in support of the Sinixt Nation.

Friends of the beleaguered First Nation and now the Perry Ridge Wilderness Preserve Initiative are invited to an awareness raising benefit concert and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 28 at The Royal on Baker (1 p.m. to midnight).

The Sinixt are currently preparing for a Supreme...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Nov 17 2010

Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Instructor Cheryl Hodgehas been nominated for the 2010 Hollywood Music and Media Awards (HMMA) for Best Jazz Song-Indigo.

She will be heading to Hollywood, California, to participate in the Awards that takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the world famous Kodak Theater Complex.

This is Hodge’s first major award...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Tuesday Nov 16 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
The Capitol Theatre
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Basquiat over 20 years ago, this definitive documentary chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of the young artist.

In the crime-ridden New York City of the 1970s, he covers the...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Monday Nov 15 2010

Rachel Yoder and Natasha Smith exhibition

Touchstones Nelson

Opening: Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m.


Touchstones has divided their large Gallery A space between two local artists: Natasha Smith and Rachel Yoder. 

The artists are friends and are at similar points...

By Nelson Daily Editor On on Saturday Nov 13 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The flooding of a section of the Kootenay River in the 1970s was considered an “unforgettable” moment.

It was during the construction of the Libby Dam in Montana that Nelson born Stanley G. Triggs — who later became the curator of the McCord Museum of Photography at McGill University,...

By Nelson Daily Staff On on Wednesday Nov 10 2010

Nelson Daily staff

"The Armed Man must be feared;
Everywhere it has been decreed
That everyman should arm himself
With an Iron coat of mail"

— Anon, c1450-1463

The Armed Man

The Capitol Theatre, Nov. 11-13