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Shambhala donates big to Selkirk theatre

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by in Arts

Shambhala donates big to Selkirk theatre

The Shambhala Music Festival donated $75,000 to the new theatre going in at Selkirk’s Tenth Street Campus in Nelson, reports Bob Hall for the Nelson Star.

With the contribution the festival gets their name attached to the theatre and rehearsal space. What was Studio 80 will now be Shambhala Music and Performance Hall.

Musician attempts record setting guitar marathon

Posted on 31. May, 2011 by in Arts, Castlegar

Musician attempts record setting guitar marathon

It was Ringo Starr who famously shouted “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” in the Beatles song “Helter Skelter,” but a Castlegar musician may have something similar to say if he succeeds in his bid to set a Guinness world record for playing the guitar. In an interview Kim Magi at the Castlegar News, guitarist Yanive [...]

Shambhala sells out in record time

Posted on 31. May, 2011 by in Arts

Shambhala sells out in record time

PRESS RELEASE from Shambhala Music Festival Tickets for the 2011 Shambhala Music Festival have sold out in record time. Online tickets sold out on May 12, with authorized ticket stores selling out over the course of the following 15 days. The last store with tickets available was Salmo’s Skyway Hardware, which sold out on Thursday, May [...]

64th Annual USCC Union of Youth Festival

Posted on 20. May, 2011 by in Arts

64th Annual USCC Union of Youth Festival

The 64th Annual USCC Union Of Youth Festival: May 21st – May 23rd, 2011 This year’s theme is Strengthening Doukhobor Connections- Forging Unity, Celebrating Culture and Sharing Hope. The three day festival kicks off at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 21, 2011 followed by the ever popular Saturday evening variety program at 7:00 pm. On Sunday, May [...]

RDCK drops backcountry party bylaw

Posted on 28. Apr, 2011 by in Arts

RDCK drops backcountry party bylaw

A bylaw that would have let the Regional District of Central Kootenay impose regulations and fees on organizers of backcountry events failed to get support from rural directors, reports Greg Nesteroff at the Nelson Star. A staff report said the mass-gathering bylaw would be hard to implement or enforce which concerns Andy Shadrack, director for [...]

Cultural festival coming to Castlegar

Posted on 13. Apr, 2011 by in Arts, Castlegar

Cultural festival coming to Castlegar

This summer, Castlegar will launch a new festival to “attack all of your senses” reports Bill Metcalfe at Arts in the Kootenays. Metcalfe interviewed Audrey Polovnikoff, part of the group putting together The Kootenay Festival – Let’s Celebrate. “It’s going to attack all of your senses. We are going to have arts and food vendors [...]

City bylaws drive stone carver out of town

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by in Arts, Revelstoke

City bylaws drive stone carver out of town

A stone carver in Revelstoke is moving down the highway after a conflict with that city’s bylaws made it impossible for her to continue working there, reports Robert Matas in The Globe and Mail. Audrey Nanimahoo has carved stone sculptures in her Revelstoke home for eight years. Last spring she received news from the city [...]

Ymir music site top 20 in Canada

Posted on 02. Mar, 2011 by in Arts, Ymir

Ymir music site top 20 in Canada

A Ymir-based music site that helps connect musicians and venues across Canada has made it to the top 20 of CBC Radio 3′s Searchlight contest for the best music site in the country reports Chris Shepherd at the Nelson Post. The site operators, Carla and Shawn Stephenson, are looking for some Kootenay love to help [...]

Past members of the bugle band sought

Posted on 10. Feb, 2011 by in Arts, Cranbrook

Past members of the bugle band sought

They’re getting the band back together. All 3,000 of them, ideally. The Cranbrook Girls’ Bugle Band Reunion Committee is looking for all the past members of the band, an estimated 3,000 people over the past 70 years. That’s a lot of people and the committee is asking for the community’s help finding them all in [...]

Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes

Posted on 04. Feb, 2011 by in Arts

Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes

Touchstones Nelson and the Mir Centre for Peace, in Castlegar, are sharing in a photo exhibit of Kandahar using pictures taken by Afghans. The exhibit starts now and runs until Friday, Feb. 18. Read more at the Nelson Post.