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First prize winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet will perform in Nelson on Nov. 11. Photo submitted

Celebrated string quartet to play in Nelson

The Rolston String Quartet plays Nov. 11 at the Capitol Theatre

  • Nov 3, 2019
First prize winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet will perform in Nelson on Nov. 11. Photo submitted
Fastlane to Paradise, which stars Stelio Calagias (in white) as the Devil and Michael Calladine as struggling musician Edward, is an original production made in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Fastlane to Paradise debuts at Capitol Theatre

The made-in-Nelson production runs Thursday to Saturday

Fastlane to Paradise, which stars Stelio Calagias (in white) as the Devil and Michael Calladine as struggling musician Edward, is an original production made in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Nelson Daily News boasted a three-sided neon rooftop sign from 1935 to 1968 — which once acted as a beacon for a wayward plane. Touchstones Nelson collection

Black and white and read all over: Nelson’s newspapers laid bare

A new exhibit at Touchstones Nelson looks at the history of the city’s press

The Nelson Daily News boasted a three-sided neon rooftop sign from 1935 to 1968 — which once acted as a beacon for a wayward plane. Touchstones Nelson collection
The Civic Theatre is hosting its annual Zombie Walk on Saturday. File photo

Dead to walk again in Nelson

The annual Zombie Walk takes place at 3 p.m. on Saturday

  • Oct 25, 2019
The Civic Theatre is hosting its annual Zombie Walk on Saturday. File photo
The Nelson museum moved to 502 Vernon Street 13 years ago this month.                                 File photo

Touchstones celebrates 13th birthday with free admission

Birthday party runs all day Oct. 10

  • Oct 7, 2019
The Nelson museum moved to 502 Vernon Street 13 years ago this month.                                 File photo
Allison Girvan and Hiromoto Ida perform in Quintessence: One Hero’s Journey, which opens next week at the Capitol Theatre.                                 Photo: Tyler Harper

Allison Girvan’s new show seeks a ‘place within the infinite’

Girvan directs and performs in ‘Quintessence: One Hero’s Journey’

Allison Girvan and Hiromoto Ida perform in Quintessence: One Hero’s Journey, which opens next week at the Capitol Theatre.                                 Photo: Tyler Harper
Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming show Fastlane to Paradise, which will have a fundraising event on Saturday at Finley’s. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham

Fundraiser set for Fastlane to Paradise

The new local show’s fundraiser is Sept. 21 at Finley’s

  • Sep 17, 2019
Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming show Fastlane to Paradise, which will have a fundraising event on Saturday at Finley’s. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham
A film competition hosted by The Civic Theatre will use local beer as its subject. File photo

Film competition focuses on local brews

The Civic Theatre hosts the Craft Brews of the Columbia Basin Film Competition next month

  • Sep 10, 2019
A film competition hosted by The Civic Theatre will use local beer as its subject. File photo
The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival

Wildfire risk prompts Shambhala Music Festival to move to July

The decision was made following talks with the provincial and regional governments

The Shambhala Music Festival, a staple of the local cultural scene, will now be held a few weeks earlier each year. Photo courtesy Jake Sherman/Shambhala Music Festival
The cast of Oklahoma!, the last musical produced by Footlighters Theatre Society. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)

Creston’s Footlighters casting singing roles for White Christmas

Theatre troupe holding auditions for singing and speaking roles in upcoming musical

  • Aug 22, 2019
The cast of Oklahoma!, the last musical produced by Footlighters Theatre Society. (Photo credit Brian Lawrence)
Benji Lowclass is one of the artists contributing to this year’s Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 16 to 18. Photo courtesy Electrify Photography
Benji Lowclass is one of the artists contributing to this year’s Nelson International Mural Festival, which runs Aug. 16 to 18. Photo courtesy Electrify Photography
Nelson’s Baker Street Blues, which includes (L-R) Ryan Telegdy, Stelio Calagias, Bennett Karcz, and Phil Wilson-Birks, will perform Saturday at the fourth International Blues Music Day Fundraiser. The event raises money for music programs at L.V. Rogers and Trafalgar Middle School. Photo submitted

Blues festival to raise funds for Nelson school music programs

The International Blues Music Day is Saturday night at Finley’s Bar and Grill

Nelson’s Baker Street Blues, which includes (L-R) Ryan Telegdy, Stelio Calagias, Bennett Karcz, and Phil Wilson-Birks, will perform Saturday at the fourth International Blues Music Day Fundraiser. The event raises money for music programs at L.V. Rogers and Trafalgar Middle School. Photo submitted
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

  • Jul 17, 2019
Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce is one of the places participating in this year’s Columbia Basin Culture tour. (Nelson Road Kings 2016)
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. (File photo)

Gospel Music Festival comes to Castlegar

Gilles Parenteau is this year’s headline artist.

  • Jul 12, 2019
The Pass Creek Gospel Music Festival has been going on for several years. (File photo)
ArtWalk is underway at 17 venues around Nelson. Photo: Three Owls Studio

Successful start to this year’s ArtWalk

The next event is Saturday, July 27

  • Jul 6, 2019
ArtWalk is underway at 17 venues around Nelson. Photo: Three Owls Studio
From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world

From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world

Kane Roberts says coming from a small town helps him survive in the global business

From Castlegar to the catwalk: local man succeeds in fashion world
The second annual Kootenay Burlesque Festival will run June 28 and 29 at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Jon-Christian Ashby

Kootenay Burlesque Festival returns to Nelson

Over 50 performers will hit the stage at the Capitol Theatre

  • Jun 18, 2019
The second annual Kootenay Burlesque Festival will run June 28 and 29 at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Jon-Christian Ashby
Human Borders comes to Nelson this week. Photo: Lynn Dragone

Dance production explores border zones

Human Borders will run at the Shambhala Performance Hall

  • Jun 9, 2019
Human Borders comes to Nelson this week. Photo: Lynn Dragone
Contemplating a deal with the devil: Stelio Calagias and Michael Calladine presented a preview of Fastlane to Paradise to Salmo high school students last week. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham

Shortcut to Fastlane previews forthcoming rock musical

The show runs Sunday at Hart Hall

  • Jun 7, 2019
Contemplating a deal with the devil: Stelio Calagias and Michael Calladine presented a preview of Fastlane to Paradise to Salmo high school students last week. Photo: Elizabeth Cunningham
Sweet Poetry by Katia Kak’wa Kurtness is among the works that is part of Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions, opening June 7 at Touchstones Nelson. Photo submitted

Touchstones exhibit expands perception of Canadian aboriginal art

Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions runs June 7 to Aug. 11

  • Jun 7, 2019
Sweet Poetry by Katia Kak’wa Kurtness is among the works that is part of Beyond Recognition: Aboriginal Abstractions, opening June 7 at Touchstones Nelson. Photo submitted