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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
Dance instructors Corrine Bundschuh, Sarah MacGregor and Marilyn Hatfield have teamed up to create the Global Rhythms showcase this Saturday. Photo submitted

Embark on an exotic journey with Global Rhythms

The dance showcase is Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Capitol Theatre

  • Jun 7, 2019
Dance instructors Corrine Bundschuh, Sarah MacGregor and Marilyn Hatfield have teamed up to create the Global Rhythms showcase this Saturday. Photo submitted
Roxanne, filmed in Nelson in 1986, premiered at the Civic Theatre the following year. Attending that screening is one of Brian May’s earliest memories of the theatre and of Nelson.

COLUMN: Restaurants come and go, but The Civic is forever

Brian May writes about the theatre’s longevity in a changing city

  • May 30, 2019
Roxanne, filmed in Nelson in 1986, premiered at the Civic Theatre the following year. Attending that screening is one of Brian May’s earliest memories of the theatre and of Nelson.
One of the art performers creates a living masterpiece as attendees watch in awe at the 2018 Touchstones Gala.                                 Photo: Kevin Underwood

Touchstones gala celebrates the great outdoors

Breaking Trail will be held June 1

  • May 26, 2019
One of the art performers creates a living masterpiece as attendees watch in awe at the 2018 Touchstones Gala.                                 Photo: Kevin Underwood
L-R: Crime writers J.G. Toews, William Deverell, and Iona Whishaw will be paired with aptly named B.C. wines at EMLF’s Wine and Crime event on July 12. Photo submitted

Tickets sales launched for Elephant Mountain Festival

The event runs July 11 to 14 in Nelson

  • May 23, 2019
L-R: Crime writers J.G. Toews, William Deverell, and Iona Whishaw will be paired with aptly named B.C. wines at EMLF’s Wine and Crime event on July 12. Photo submitted
Rachel DeShon sings ABBA’s “Money, Money, Money” during a rehearsal for Mamma Mia!, which opens Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Tyler Harper

Here we go again: Mamma Mia! set to open at the Capitol Theatre

The ABBA-inspired musical runs Thursday to Sunday

Rachel DeShon sings ABBA’s “Money, Money, Money” during a rehearsal for Mamma Mia!, which opens Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. Photo: Tyler Harper
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière headlines an Indigenous burlesque show at the Capitol Theatre next week.                                 Photo submitted

Burlesque fundraiser to benefit Sinixt

Reclaim: A Powerful Evening of Indigenous Burlesque Art runs May 29 at the Capitol Theatre

  • May 21, 2019
Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière headlines an Indigenous burlesque show at the Capitol Theatre next week.                                 Photo submitted
A few of the many students who will be featured in the LVR Grad Talent Show. From left, Daniel Reilly, Michaela Thwaites (student co-ordinator and one of the MCs) and Starry Chung. Photo submitted

L.V. Rogers grads shine spotlight on talent at annual fundraiser

The show takes place May 28 at the Capitol Theatre

  • May 17, 2019
A few of the many students who will be featured in the LVR Grad Talent Show. From left, Daniel Reilly, Michaela Thwaites (student co-ordinator and one of the MCs) and Starry Chung. Photo submitted
Ali Hassan. Photo submitted

Ali Hassan wraps up Capitol’s season

The stand-up comic will perform Saturday

  • May 15, 2019
Ali Hassan. Photo submitted
Auditions are April 26 and 27 for this summer’s production of James and the Giant Peach at the Capitol Theatre. File photo

Auditions to open for ‘James and the Giant Peach’

It’s the 31st year of the Summer Youth Production at the Capitol Theatre

  • Apr 26, 2019
Auditions are April 26 and 27 for this summer’s production of James and the Giant Peach at the Capitol Theatre. File photo
Marcus Goddard

Last Selkirk Pro-Musica Concert of the Season

Marcus Goddard with Noémi Kiss, Nicola Everton & Sue Gould in Concert April 15.

  • Apr 14, 2019
Marcus Goddard
Sherry Heyliger’s work, including Mystic Wave, is on exhibit this month at the Nelson Public Library. Photo submitted

Artistic fluidity at the Nelson library exhibit

Winlaw artist Sherry Heyliger’s show runs through April

  • Apr 14, 2019
Sherry Heyliger’s work, including Mystic Wave, is on exhibit this month at the Nelson Public Library. Photo submitted
Students in the Selkirk College contemporary music and technology program are bringing months of hard work to the stage at Spiritbar on April 18 for the annual year-end celebration Show. The community is invited to an evening of eclectic music courtesy of a talented group of students and program instructors. Photo submitted

Selkirk music students celebrate with year-end showcase

The show runs April 18 at Spiritbar

  • Apr 13, 2019
Students in the Selkirk College contemporary music and technology program are bringing months of hard work to the stage at Spiritbar on April 18 for the annual year-end celebration Show. The community is invited to an evening of eclectic music courtesy of a talented group of students and program instructors. Photo submitted
Brad Buckingham at the Hume Hotel enjoys challenging himself in coming up with his Indulge Nelson menu. Photo: Adrian Wagner

Celebrate local cuisine with Indulge Nelson

Sample fixed-price menus across town from April 11 to May 9

Brad Buckingham at the Hume Hotel enjoys challenging himself in coming up with his Indulge Nelson menu. Photo: Adrian Wagner
The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo

VIDEO: Trip to Nelson featured on Price is Right

A six-night stay in Nelson was one of the show’s prizes

The Price is Right included a trip to Nelson as a prize in an episode that aired April 4. Web photo
Science World’s On the Road presentation touches down in local school this week and will be part of the Community Science Celebration at L.V. Rogers on Saturday. Photo submitted

Science World bringing show to Nelson

Science World’s On the Road program will participate in Community Science Celebration Day April 6.

  • Apr 4, 2019
Science World’s On the Road presentation touches down in local school this week and will be part of the Community Science Celebration at L.V. Rogers on Saturday. Photo submitted
The alphabet inspired choreographer Hélène Langevin’s show, which Bouge de là will perform April 7 in Nelson. Photo submitted

Celebrate the alphabet at the Capitol Theatre

The 26 Letter Dance runs Sunday afternoon

  • Apr 3, 2019
The alphabet inspired choreographer Hélène Langevin’s show, which Bouge de là will perform April 7 in Nelson. Photo submitted
Dazza MacAskill is off to Vancouver at the end of the month to take part in a national poetry competition. Photo submitted

Nelson poetry slam winner off to national competition

Dazza MacAskill will compete this month at Verses Festival of Words

  • Apr 2, 2019
Dazza MacAskill is off to Vancouver at the end of the month to take part in a national poetry competition. Photo submitted
An upcoming production of CHESS will hold auditions in April. The show is a collaboration between the Amy Ferguson Institute, Black Productions and Forstmedia, which previously put on Rock of Ages at the Capitol Theatre seen here. Photo: Courtenay Thompson Photography

Auditions next month for CHESS

The show will run in October at the Capitol Theatre

  • Mar 26, 2019
An upcoming production of CHESS will hold auditions in April. The show is a collaboration between the Amy Ferguson Institute, Black Productions and Forstmedia, which previously put on Rock of Ages at the Capitol Theatre seen here. Photo: Courtenay Thompson Photography
Kimberley Hyatt is exhibiting ceramic work at the Nelson Squash Club on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Photo submitted

Ceramic show closes at Nelson Squash Club Thursday

Kimberley Hyatt’s work is created with the sgrafitto technique

  • Mar 26, 2019
Kimberley Hyatt is exhibiting ceramic work at the Nelson Squash Club on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Photo submitted