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The Daily Dose

Your guide to the arts, lifestyle, culture and design of Nelson.

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Mar 06 2020

As a second-generation Nelsonite, Sydney Black pioneers her influence as a passionate ambassador for the arts and culture of the region. With over 8 years at the helm of her production company, Black Productions, she has presented 8 full-scale Broadway musicals at the Capitol Theatre (Chicago, Cabaret, Hedwig, Rock of Ages, Steel Magnolias, Grease, Mamma Mia, Chess and 2020's upcoming...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

Celebrating Indigenous knowledge and culture is at the core of Kootenay Lake School District’s commitment to Aboriginal Education and invites the community to participate in two upcoming initiatives happening at the Capitol Theatre in March.

  • From The Heart: One Day. One Circle - Capitol Theatre, Nelson, Thursday March 5 - 6:30 p.m. - presented by Mount Sentinel High School...
by Jeff Sawyer on Wednesday Feb 19 2020

It’s by no accident that Nelson native Johnny McCuaig was born to rock and roll, and with an intensity that rises from his soul.

Like any young lad growing up with Scottish grandparents, Johnny began playing the bagpipes with the Nelson Kootenay Kiltie Pipe Band at a very young age, learning long established, time honoured and traditional forms of Scottish folk music. 

By age 11...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Feb 14 2020

Every artist wants to create a statement and an impact, and Nelson native Kristy Gordon’s art embodies a spirit that is both feminist and from a timeless punk era. Her style and artistry portrays uncomfortably provocative imagery, yet startling beautiful landscapes that are both visceral and surreal.

Her oil paintings truly champion the activist movements that we’re experiencing at this...

by Jeff Sawyer on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Since the 1950s, the production of plastic has outpaced that of almost every other material, and much of the plastics we produce are designed to be thrown away after only being used once.

As a result, plastic packaging accounts for about half of the plastic waste in the world, and considering there are country-sized islands of plastics floating around the world’s oceans, it’s a...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 02 2020

By Aaron May

Cinema is one of the most collaborative forms of art. This is not new information. Many cinephiles will spend 10 minutes watching the end credits scroll by on films.

But which roles really draw us to go see a particular movie?

Often we trust certain actors to choose smart projects and give great performances and this was a great year...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 24 2020

“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” – R. David Lankes

The Nelson Public Library has come a long way since 1920. And after recently marking their 100th year centenary celebration of the library’s incorporation on January 19th 2020, they are officially cemented into the region’s local legacy,...

by Jeff Sawyer on Friday Jan 17 2020

“A stage play is basically a form of uber-schizophrenia. You split yourself into two minds - one being the protagonist and the other being the antagonist. The playwright also splits himself into two other minds: the mind of the writer and the mind of the audience.” David Mamet

The truly variable Lucas Myers is a talent that encapsulates the importance of local performing arts and...