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World film festival to run this weekend

With 19 films in 72 hours, the fifth annual Traveling World Community Film Festival starts this Friday in Grand Forks. The opening film is Praying the Devil Back to Hell, the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. The documentary...

Sanders triple threat show hits the stage

John Lee Sanders and Trio transport you from the everyday to a smoky New Orleans Cajun bar, then on to a blues club in Austin, and still further on to an uptown Jazz Club in Manhattan – all from your seat at the Grand Forks Secondary School Auditorium. This is the third in the Boundary District Arts Council’s four-concert...

Choral group shines at the Winter's Warm Embrace shows

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...

Preparing for winter's warm embrace

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 ...

College celebrates with music

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

Regional arts exhibition goes digital

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...

Dance extravaganza a hit

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...

About town - arts and culture this week

African dance and music soireeAfrican 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...

Slamming at the library

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...

Making art with a social purpose - Mir Centre for Peace

Many of us question the paradigm and necessity of war, even as we remember and honour the soldiers who have fought and died in battle. We often feel helpless in shifting this top down method of resolving conflict towards a peaceful process.  Nelson resident Janis Timm-Bottos, art therapist and adjunct instructor for...