Arts and Culture

Music Festival at Slocan in Mid-July -- Mark the Calendar!

Music Festival at Slocan in Mid-July -- Mark the  Calendar!

Unity Music Festival is a sweet family festival on the beautiful beach of Slocan BC.  Held this year from July 15th -17th, Unity features world and dance music and includes many genres of music to delight everyone's tastes including showcasing the talented local artists of the Kootenays. 

Selkirk College Music Students to Shine in Showcase Concerts

The Selkirk College Music & Technology Program students wrap up their two-year studies with an annual showcase event that features a wide genre of music and a whole lot of enthusiasm. The public is invited to check out tomorrow’s stars today at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus starting March 10 and running through to April 1.

Second-year Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are ready to cue the lights on their annual showcase concerts featuring emerging talent from budding musicians.

“It’s the highlight of their two years at Selkirk College,” says Selkirk College Keyboard/Arranging Instructor Gilles Parenteau. “Our students put these showcases together to demonstrate what they’ve learned and it’s a chance to really express who they are as musicians.”

Call for Entry: Artists/ Heritage Venues

Chez Chasch,  Pottery Studio. Photo by Colin M. Grant

Call for entry: registrations are being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the 8th annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT), a celebration of culture taking place Aug. 13-14, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

The True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

Come on Sunday March 6, at 7:00 pm to the Rossland Miners Union Hall and see Patagonia’s  Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long (and on-going)  battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley.  

No Boundaries Film Club presents the 2016 Travelling World Community Film Festival

No Boundaries Film Club  presents the  2016 Travelling World Community Film Festival

Friday, February 26th – 7 to 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 27th – 9 am to 9:30 pm

Sunday, February 28th – 9 am to 5:00 pm

Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium  

Rising From the Ashes - Ponderosa Festival Returns in 2016

Rising From the Ashes - Ponderosa Festival Returns in 2016

Festival founders Kris Hargrave and Kia Zahrabi confirmed today that while BC’s largest interface fire of 2015 caused the cancellation of their third installment, Ponderosa Arts & Music

Festival will return in 2016, August 19 to 21, in Rock Creek, BC. The festival, called off due to safety concerns just two days before it was set to begin, was hit hard by the cancellation. Kris and Kia however, are “rallying for Rock Creek” and bringing the three days of music, art, camping, and freshness, back for another year.

SPOTLIGHT FILMS: Trumbo

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It was a dark period in the forging of the United States, one of many for a nation aspiring to greatness. The fostering of paranoia in order to expunge enemies, imagined or real, is an unfortunate device employed by those with distorted dreams. The victims, in this case, included folk musician Pete Seeger, writer Dashiell Hammet, singer/actor Paul Robeson, attorney Ben Myers, composer Hanns Eisler, jazz musician Arte Shaw, actor Edward G.

ARTISTS AND POWER

ARTISTS AND POWER

“For every noble lord, bishop, gentleman or priest enjoying his life of cultured leisure, there exist thousands of impoverished men, women, and children living in desperation. Noble wealth is the blood of The People… [T]he substance of The People is devoured by this class of voracious parasites. The aristocracy’s ‘culture’ is parasite culture.”

MANTOBAN SONGWRITERS CARLY DOW AND MADELEINE ROGER TEAM UP TO TOUR THROUGH WESTERN CANADA

Carly Dow and Madeleine Roger will be performing in Nelson and Winlaw later this month. — Submitted photo

Carly Dow and Madeleine Roger are joining forces to tour through western Canada starting on February 21, targeting the Kootenays and West Coast as well as some dates in Alberta.

Stops in the West Kootenay include Winlaw on February 26, and Nelson on February 27th and 28th.

“We’re both very excited for this tour,” says Dow.

R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One drama Journey's End Friday in Nelson

Photo is of the cast of a recent production of Journey's End by the Swansea Theatre Company. — Submitted

TNT in Nelson presents an epic reading of R.C. Sherriff’s classic World War One dram, Journey's End, Friday at the former Nelson Daily News building on Baker Street.

Journey's End is performace by Quinn Baron, Eden Chisholm, Geoff Burns, Rob Andrew, Stephen Fowler, Don Thompson, Brian Deon, Cloud Edwards, Michael Calladine and Richard Rowberry.

Journey's End begins at 7:30 p.m. at 266 Baker Street in Nelson.

Admission is $12 at the door.

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