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Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith took the stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on Sunday, June 12, as part of the Summertime Ball show. (Lauren Spencer-Smith/TikTok image)

Emerging teenage B.C. pop star makes debut at U.K.’s legendary Wembley Stadium

Lauren Spencer-Smith performed at the Summertime Ball this past weekend in London, England

Nanaimo singer Lauren Spencer-Smith took the stage at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on Sunday, June 12, as part of the Summertime Ball show. (Lauren Spencer-Smith/TikTok image)
Young Shoebox Theatre patron RF, sporting his 10th anniversary of NCTS T-shirt. Photo: Submitted
Young Shoebox Theatre patron RF, sporting his 10th anniversary of NCTS T-shirt. Photo: Submitted
FILE - This image released by Disney/Pixar shows character Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, left, and Alisha Hawthorne, voiced by Uzo Aduba, in a scene from the animated film “Lightyear,” releasing June 17. The United Arab Emirates on Monday, June 13, 2022, banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear” from showing in movie theaters amid reports that the film includes a kiss between two female characters. (Disney/Pixar via AP, File)

United Arab Emirates bans Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ from showing

Animated Disney movie includes a female character kissing her female partner

FILE - This image released by Disney/Pixar shows character Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, left, and Alisha Hawthorne, voiced by Uzo Aduba, in a scene from the animated film “Lightyear,” releasing June 17. The United Arab Emirates on Monday, June 13, 2022, banned the upcoming Pixar animated feature “Lightyear” from showing in movie theaters amid reports that the film includes a kiss between two female characters. (Disney/Pixar via AP, File)
Actor Lucas Myers, seen here performing from his show Deck, will spin a story tailor-made for the post-pandemic, in-person Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, June 23 to 26 in Nelson. Photo: Submitted

FESTIVAL TALES: Speakeasy? Yes, they do

Anne DeGrace writes about Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s upcoming Words and Wine event

Actor Lucas Myers, seen here performing from his show Deck, will spin a story tailor-made for the post-pandemic, in-person Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, June 23 to 26 in Nelson. Photo: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Jim Holyoak’s exhibition will be at the Kootenay Gallery of Art this summer. “Monstrous Array” image: Submitted
Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)

B.C. artist featured on song to help people of Ukraine

Red Harvest features vocals by Summerland musician Paul Rodgers

Paul Rodgers is featured in the song Red Harvest. The song, by Richard T. Bear and featuring Rodgers, is in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Quarto Valley Records)
Christopher Moore (centre) leads a group of bikers at the front of Nelson’s first Pride Parade in 1996. The parade nearly didn’t happen due to public pressure and concerns for the lives of participants. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson LGBTQ2S+ Archives
Christopher Moore (centre) leads a group of bikers at the front of Nelson’s first Pride Parade in 1996. The parade nearly didn’t happen due to public pressure and concerns for the lives of participants. Photo courtesy Touchstones Nelson LGBTQ2S+ Archives
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
Some of the members of Corazón in Kelowna in April, 2022, with director Malaika Horswill at centre-right. Photo: Submitted

‘Completing the circle’: Nelson youth choirs return to stage for June concert

Corazón, Lalin, and Solstice have not performed in Nelson for more than two years due to pandemic

Some of the members of Corazón in Kelowna in April, 2022, with director Malaika Horswill at centre-right. Photo: Submitted
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby, in video testimony, denies sex abuse of teen in 1970s

Trial represents one of the last remaining legal claims against 85-year-old

FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Eleven months after he was freed from prison, 85-year-old Cosby will again be the defendant in a sexual assault proceeding, this time a civil case in California. Judy Huth, who is now 64, alleges that in 1975 when she was 16, Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer

Author explores the glory days of Nelson rail in his latest work

When Trains Ruled the Kootenays to be launched June 22 at the Touchstone Museum of Arts and History

Cover of "When Trains Ruled the Kootenays." courtesy Terry Gainer
In this undated photo provided by Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films on Saturday, June 4, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear have cream tea at Buckingham Palace, in London, taken from a film that was shown at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films via AP)

Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebration takes a ratings bow

Monarchy still has a hold on its former colony’s heart

In this undated photo provided by Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films on Saturday, June 4, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear have cream tea at Buckingham Palace, in London, taken from a film that was shown at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace. (Buckingham Palace/ Studio Canal / BBC Studios / Heyday Films via AP)
Mount Sentinel film students are showing off their work this week at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Photo: Submitted

Mount Sentinel Film Fest showcases local talents

Student films will screen June 8 and 9 at Nelson Civic Theatre

Mount Sentinel film students are showing off their work this week at the Nelson Civic Theatre. Photo: Submitted
Kootenay Co-op Radio host Brother Michael has won a national award for his show Flashback 70’s. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Co-op Radio wins two national broadcast awards

The show Flashback 70’s and KCR’s live music series were honoured

Kootenay Co-op Radio host Brother Michael has won a national award for his show Flashback 70’s. Photo: Submitted
Author and forest ecologist Suzanne Simard brought her passion to the page, and now shares it at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival coming up this month. Photo: Diana Markosian

FESTIVAL TALES: An alignment of writing stars in Nelson

Anne DeGrace writes about Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s All-Star event

Author and forest ecologist Suzanne Simard brought her passion to the page, and now shares it at the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival coming up this month. Photo: Diana Markosian
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Jacob Hoggard trial exposes misconceptions about consent, say experts

Criminal Code requires that consent be affirmatively communicated through a person’s words or conduct

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse, in Toronto, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.

B.C. children’s book author takes submitted drawings from kids and turns them into characters

Kwaku Amoateng is quite the creative father. In 2021, the Comox military…

Mila’s cat. The young artists even get credit, with a ‘signature’ in the book, next to the finished produt.
In-person ArtWalk events return to Nelson this summer. Photo: Submitted

Nelson ArtWalk to run June 24 and July 29

Over 70 artists will have their work shown in 25 venues

In-person ArtWalk events return to Nelson this summer. Photo: Submitted