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Ukrainian-born Nastasia Y plays Taghum Hall

The Canada – Ukraine connection will be strong at Taghum Hall on Wednesday, July 24, when Ukraine-born musician Nastasia Y arrives for a special workshop and concert as part of the Taghum Hall Presents performance series. The concert, performed with trumpet player Andrew McAnsh, starts at 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Taghum Hall gazebo. The […]

Daily Dose — Photographer in Residence Program Gives Photographers a Chance to Shine

Nelson photographer Tom Wilson was May’s photographer in residence for Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, and says the program gave his work much exposure and increased his connections locally. “It was a super fun month,” says Wilson. He says the program give photographers flexibility to represent the Kootenays in their own way. Wilson is a photographer […]

Daily Dose — Nelson’s Naomi Bourque Presents a Collection at Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival

Naomi Bourque of Nelson was selected to participate in the Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival (IFA) in Toronto from May 30th to June 2nd. Bourque will present her collection on the festival runway during the Festival, which was a collection of ponchos are inspired by what one might wear while harvesting traditional medicines, particularly those used […]

Daily Dose — Animation Weekend Comes to the Capitol Theatre

Animation and filmmaking fans will be drawn to this year’s Kootenay Moving Pictures weekend event, a collaboration with the Capitol Theatre and Vancouver’s Echo Park Centre North. This weekend includes an analog cinematography workshop on Friday June 7th from 1-5 p.m. and a film screening event on Saturday June 8th, both at the Capitol Theatre. […]

Legally Blonde: the Musical opens to packed house at Capitol Theatre

Legally Blonde: the Musical took over the Capitol Theatre to the delight of the sellout crowd on opening night of the Black Productions performance. Legally Blonde: The Musical takes the audience through the life of Elle Woods, a fashionable and bubbly sorority girl who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in hopes of […]

Future looks bright as Kootenay kids dream up innovations to promote accessibility

The Kootenay Contraption Contest, made possible by FortisBC and The Province of British Columbia, is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest, an annual initiative that challenges Kootenay youth to dream big and design a contraption that solves a relevant problem using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and innovation. Throughout […]

New Kootenay Book — Light in the Harbour: Passage Through Pilot Bay

May marks the unveiling of a compelling new literary voyage that promises to captivate readers and transport them to the enchanting world of the East Shore of Kootenay Lake. “Light in the Harbour: Passage Through Pilot Bay” is the first offering from author Paula Snow, whose mastery of storytelling navigates the intricate currents of human […]

Daily Dose — Show Will Go on Despite Civic Theatre Closing for Renovations

The Civic Centre building, which is owned by the City of Nelson, is now closed for roof renovations and later interior renovations for an indeterminate length of time. Nelson Civic Theatre Society (NCTS), which has been displaced due to the renovations, has move operations to show films using the Shoebox at Reo’s Video. Last month, […]

Daily Dose — Satire is Queen in May at the Capitol Theatre with Legally Blond: the Musical

Legally Blonde: the Musical hits the Capitol Theatre stage May 23-26. Preparations are well underway for the show, says Darren Fuss, Director of the show, being put on by Black Productions. “The show is high energy and has a glossy veneer that is meant to look pristine and effortless, much like the main character of […]

Daily Dose — Don Macdonald’s reaches new heights with new single from Lyyra

The first single from a new women’s ensemble, Lyyra, is composed by Nelson’s own Don Macdonald. The video of ‘When the Earth Stands Still’ by Macdonald is on YouTube here. Macdonald, featured in this week’s Hall Printing Daily Dose feature, published the song around a decade ago with a choral music publisher in the US, […]

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