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By Mona Mattei On on Monday Dec 21 2009

Being privileged enough in a small town to see the new film Avatar on its opening weekend at our hometown theatre, the Gem, I couldn’t resist writing a review of this amazing film. What is most impressive is the use of new technology that allows director James Cameron to seamlessly move from real-life filming to animation. While the Gem didn’t have the 3D equipment for viewing the...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Dec 06 2009

Simply defined a choir or choral group is an ensemble that sings together. In the case of the performances this weekend by the Grand Forks Choral Society, they went well beyond the definition to bring their unique blending of musical and vocal talent to the ears of the city.

Under the direction of Joan Thompson, the ensembles who performed at the shows demonstrated versatility, skill and...

By Mona Mattei On on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

Long time Grand Forks resident Gary Gilbert and his partner Tani Schwartz are reaching out for help. Help to save Tani’s daughter Rose in her continuing struggle with a little known condition called gastroparesis.

Some of you may remember her story, for others this may the first time you have heard about Rose. A year-and-a-half ago, Gary and Tani moved to the Sunshine Coast from Grand...

By Contributor On on Wednesday Dec 02 2009

The community is invited to a “Winter’s Warm Embrace” this weekend in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks Choral Society (GFCS) and Sopranos & Co. invite the community to their concerts on Saturday evening, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and the matinee Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Joan Thompson, resident of Christina Lake, is new this year as director for the choir's shows.

“We just love her!” said...

By Contributor On on Sunday Nov 29 2009

Ed. note: this press release was provided by Selkirk College

The faculty of the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology program has released its first album in its 20 year history - Souvenir.

Produced by Don Macdonald and recorded by Steven Parish, the album celebrates 20 years of music instruction at Selkirk College. Performers include: Cheryl Hodge,...

By Boundary Sentinel On on Thursday Nov 26 2009

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Art Exhibition has moved into the 21st century by going digital for their 30th annual exhibit. Traditionally, the Kootenay Boundary Regional exhibition has been an annual themed art exhibition, hosted by a different community in the West Kootenay each year.

The exhibition is an open call show where works are exhibited to the public and jurors provide...

By Tyler Austin Bradley On on Monday Nov 23 2009

While I sit in the relative comfort of my home writing this, my mind is elsewhere--fixated, really, on the terrific variety of public access cabins available to us in and around Rossland. To be more specific, I am especially keen on those that can be cross-country skied or snow-shoed to, especially those not requiring hyper-honed skills on the part of would-be-visitors.

I am a terrible...

By Mona Mattei On on Sunday Nov 22 2009

The Hip Sisters belly dance troupe hosted another successful Dance Extravaganza on Thursday Nov. 19. The show featured seven different troupes with various dance styles. Along with the Hip Sisters were Les Folles Jambettes cancan troupe, Rara Avis, Shekinah, Spirit of the Dance Irish dancers, Bibblesqueak the clown, and Granby Dance Studio performers.

Funds raised at the event and silent...

By Mona Mattei On on Monday Nov 16 2009

African dance and music soiree

African food and culture tantalized the audience at the African Soiree Friday, Nov. 13 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church hall. Hosted by the Rara Avis Dancers of Granby Dance Studio, a group of African musicians and dancers spent the day in Grand Forks giving a window into their culture. Naby Camara, N’nato Camara, and Kocassale Dioubate...

By Contributor On on Monday Nov 16 2009

Words designed to taunt, tease or tempt you and challenge authority. The authority of the critics that is. Competitive poetry is slam poetry – raucous and raw. This week slam poetry is descending on the Boundary with two dynamic slam poets leading the shows.

Barbara Adler and Brendan McLeod are two of the best spoken word performers in the country. They are members of the Canadian Folk...

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