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A scene from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, showing this week at The Civic Theatre on the 40th anniversary of the film’s release. Photo: Submitted

LARGE POPCORN, EXTRA BUTTER: The little screen that could

Shoebox Theatre gives Nelson movie lovers new options

Turbo Bambi is seen here working a piece for the Nelson International Mural Festival. The event opens Friday in Nelson. Photo: Electrify Photography.

Nelson International Mural Festival to open with acclaimed artists, live performances, activities

A kid-friendly weekend of free events includes beat-boxing and drumming workshops

Nelson’s Daryl Verville will hold a public performance July 24 at the Nelson United Church. Photo: Tyler Harper

Pianist Daryl Verville to perform July 24 at Nelson United Church

Verville will play a variety of compositions by musicians including Beethoven and Franz Liszt

Sapphire Guthrie (left) and Laura Landsberg, interim president of the Amy Ferguson Institute. Photo: Submitted

Sapphire Guthrie named June Lythgoe Scholarship recipient

Guthrie is a student in Selkirk College’s music program

Sapphire Guthrie (left) and Laura Landsberg, interim president of the Amy Ferguson Institute. Photo: Submitted
Bob Keating (left) writes and edits The Headwaters podcast, and Mitchell Scott is its producer and host. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

‘Tell them something unique in a unique way’: The Headwaters podcast tells surprising Kootenay stories

With 4,000 downloads since May, producers say success is about sound, pacing, and unexpected stories

Bob Keating (left) writes and edits The Headwaters podcast, and Mitchell Scott is its producer and host. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC

The Sandmen: West Kootenay artists compete in CBC sand sculpting show

Alex Avelino and Peter Vogelaar star in Race Against The Tide

Winlaw, B.C.’s Peter Vogelaar (left) and Nelson’s Alex Avelino are among the 10 sand sculpting teams competing in the new season of the CBC show Race Against The Tide. Photo courtesy CBC
Kaslo actors rehearse A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which runs July 2 and 3 at The Langham Theatre. Photo: Submitted

Experience A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Kaslo

The first Kaslo Shakespeare Festival runs July 2 and July 3

Kaslo actors rehearse A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which runs July 2 and 3 at The Langham Theatre. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Ukrainian Yana Zlot will be performing at the Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival. Photo: Submitted
Author and writing instructor Leesa Dean moderates a panel discussion called The Past, Present, and Future Walk into a Bar, posing engaging, time-related questions to an eclectic crew of creative types at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted

FESTIVAL TALES: Finding spark, and other burning questions

The Elephant Mountain Literary Festival happens this week

  • Jun 22, 2022
Author and writing instructor Leesa Dean moderates a panel discussion called The Past, Present, and Future Walk into a Bar, posing engaging, time-related questions to an eclectic crew of creative types at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 25 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort. Photo: Submitted
The Kootenay Burlesque Festival cast on the stage of the Capitol Theatre in 2019. Photo: Josée Gulayets

Kootenay Burlesque Festival will be ‘lavish and luxurious’

Events take place June 24 and 25

  • Jun 15, 2022
The Kootenay Burlesque Festival cast on the stage of the Capitol Theatre in 2019. Photo: Josée Gulayets
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The puppet theatre from Scene 3 of Donuts of Mass Destruction, which runs June 17 to 19 at Cottonwood Falls Park. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham

New Nelson musical set 65 million years ago

Donuts of Mass Destruction runs June 17-19 at Cottonwood Falls Park

The puppet theatre from Scene 3 of Donuts of Mass Destruction, which runs June 17 to 19 at Cottonwood Falls Park. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham
Judy Brown will perform with blues trio Hurrie Brown and Walker at Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Block Party on May 28 in Nelson. Photo: Southside Shuffle
Judy Brown will perform with blues trio Hurrie Brown and Walker at Kootenay Co-op Radio’s Block Party on May 28 in Nelson. Photo: Southside Shuffle