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Daily Dose — Nelson Author Roz Nay Completes her Legend Trilogy

Nelson’s best-selling author Roz Nay released the third book in her Legend trilogy, published by Simon and Schuster, during the summer. The Hunted is an unexpected thriller about two couples who meet backpacking through Africa, but the new friendship turns towards obsession. Like most great thrillers, the consequences for the...

Mallard's Team of the Week — Black Productions All Together Now

All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre kicks off what is hopefully a start of better things ahead for the arts community and Capitol Theatre, with in-person performances scheduled for November 13th-14th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November...

Daily Dose — All Together Now Celebrates Local Theatre

All Together Now! performances are scheduled for in person shows on November 13th & 14th, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. There will be a live stream presentation of the show on November 14th. The review features the talents of Robyn Lamb, Mackenzie Hope, Darren Fuss, Rachel DeShon, Sydney Black and Quinn Barron....

Daily Dose: Outrunning Sadness with Joy, Slocan Valley Author Rita Moir Releases Book

The recent launch on October 17th for Rita Moir’s new book, Not of Reason: A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, took place at the Vallican Whole Community Centre. It was “fantastic,” says Moir, “with cake and music and readings from the book. It was a wonderful social occasion. I sold a bunch of books;...

All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

Black Productions announced that they will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe by producing their own local production of Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) created this musical revue for...

Daily Dose — The Show Must Go On

The coronavirus pandemic put some serious hurt on the bottom line of numerous entertainment activities over the past 18 months, including Nelson's own Capitol Theatre. The goal of the Capitol Theatre, a restored 400 seat facility, is to enrich the performing arts locally in the Heritage City as well as provide the ...

Daily Dose — Body and Water, A Group Exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective. This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2. The...

Daily Dose — Nelson’s New Inventive Artist, Zen Wang

Zheng (Zen) Wang is a Nelson visual artist who is using an ancient Chinese painting technique in a new and exciting way. You may have come across him on the Columbia Basin Arts and Culture Tour recently. Wang is also a filmmaker and storyteller. Wang moved with his partner and child to Nelson a year ago. The family had a close...

Daily Dose — Artist Profile of Painter Tom Haukaas

Tom Haukaas is a self-taught artist from Nelson who has shown his work since 2013 in solo and group exhibitions. His work appears in private and public collections in western Canada. His pieces are all landscapes done in acrylic paint on stretched canvas — his main inspiration for his work is nature. “I do all-natural...

Daily Dose — The History of Nelson Pride

There will be no LGBTQ2+ pride parade again this year due to COVID-19, but there will be a Nelson Pride History Exhibition at Touchstones. Arin Fay, museum curator, is excited to share We Love a Parade! which is the first show of its kind to be held at the museum. The show officially opens to the public on August 27th and...

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