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SHAMBHALA MUSIC FESTIVAL Salmo, BC / August 8-11 / $330

Some 10,000 ticket holders and a crew of 2,000 mostly-volunteers will once again converge on a Salmo cattle ranch to help Shambhala celebrate its Sweet Sixteen. What started as a gathering of 500 has grown into an event that has twice beat out Burning Man in the Best Large Event category of the International Breakspoll Awards. The festival grounds feature six themed stages, each with their own stage director booking the talent for that stage. The lineup features mainly electronic music, but there’s also some hip hop, rock and other genres in the mix. This year’s performers include: ANDYC, Bassnectar, Emancipator, Griz, Mark Farina, Moby, Mr. Scruff, What So Not, Z Trip, Zion I, B.Traits and hundreds more. A temporary village is built to sustain the crowds who camp onsite for five days. There are still tickets available to this year’s festival. Get yours at

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Slocan City, BC / July 25-27

Unity Music Festival, now in its fourth year, is a great family-friendly celebration of music and culture in the Slocan Valley. Expect some great music, many free workshops in dance and art, plates of homemade food, vendors and artisan booths. Profits from the festival are donated to children and youth groups in the area by the Slocan Valley Cultural Alliance. Get your tickets at

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Nelson, BC / June 27, July 25, August 22 / Free

WELCOME TO THE FESTIVAL EDITION OF {VURB} This edition of {vurb} will showcase the many festivals that are happening around you. Get ready for spring with editorial on events, food, fashion and technology. {vurb} will be a regional feature that covers the latest and upcoming events in the arts and entertainment industry.

Nelson’s street festival pops up on Baker Street three times over the course of the summer. This rain or shine event goes the last Friday of each month from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Several blocks are closed off to make room for over 100 vendors, with everything from clothing to fine art and food to face painting. Two stages bookend the market area with live music. Hundreds of people flood into the street for these free monthly markets. It’s an especially popular place for families when the weather co-operates. It’s great to bump into old friends and take in a warm summer evening, while doing a bit of shopping.

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Quincy, WA / May 23-25 / Tickets sold out For many local music lovers the summer festival season can’t come soon enough, which is why making the trip down to the Gorge Amphitheatre for Sasquatch has become an annual tradition for a lot of Kootenay folk. A five hour drive south, the festival venue is one of the most scenic you’ll find anywhere in North America, and the desert climate means you can bust out your tank tops early. More than 125 bands will play on five stages over the course of the long-weekend. The lineup is comprised of mostly indie rock bands with some rock, hip hop and EDM thrown in for good measure. Some of this year’s headliners include: Outkast, The Nationa, Queens of the Stone Age and M.I.A.


Ymir, BC / June 13-15 / $95 adult, $55 youth, day passes available Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival is three days of music, theatre, workshops, and much more, modelled after the Artswells festival in Northern BC. Organizers Carla and Shawn Stephenson ran a stage at Artswells for eight years before creating the local spinoff last year. They saw the similarities between Ymir and Wells — both being old mining towns with a population of around 300. With six stages in the historic buildings of Ymir, part of the appeal is enjoying the action in small, intimate venues. Some highlights from this year’s lineup include music by David Newberry, Wax Mannequin and Liron Man; and theatre by Lucas Myers and Publik Secrets. There will be dance performances, spoken work, author readings and film screenings, as well as a new sustainability village where you’ll find local vendors and displays. Get your tickets at

STARBELLY JAM Crawford Bay, BC / July 18-20 / $100 adult, $60 youth, day passes available Year after year Starbelly Jam Music Festival has been committed to bringing an eclectic mix of music to Crawford Bay — and this year is no different. This year’s lineup features some international acts like Nahko and Medicine For The People, The Motet and The Everyone Orchestra, alongside Canadian sweethearts like Basia Bulat, and Nelson’s own BC/DC, James Lamb and Mrs. Strange. Starbelly organizers have deliberately steered the festival away from getting too big or becoming too crowded; this festival’s success is all about the celebration of life though music, friendship and having a fun time for all in a safe and secure environment. Tickets can be purchased online a


Rock Creek, BC / August 22 to 24 / $125 adult Ponderosa Festival will be back in beautiful Rock Creek, for its second year celebrating arts, music, and freshness. Ponderosa Festival is a three‐day festival experience that includes picturesque riverside camping, over 20 bands on two stages, local artists, food market, and unlimited good vibes. The organizers of Ponderosa are looking to bring something fresh to the festival scene and are committed to showcasing stellar live music. This year artists will come from across North America and descend upon the little town of Rock Creek for a summer event that is sure to get people moving. It will be an unforgettable grass roots celebration that will be well worth driving to. This year the festival will feature such acts as Plants and Animals, Blouse, BRAIDS, Good For Grapes, Jay Malinowski & the Deadcost, and some great local BC acts such as the Funk Hunters, Ladyhawk, Gay Nineties, and No Sinner. Buy your tickets at

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On May 2 Brock Zeman returns to the Slocan Valley on his cross Canada tour. Zeman is a singer-songwriter from the Ottawa Valley. He has released nine albums and is known as a prolific performer having given more than two hundred live performances across North America every year for the last decade. Before his mid-20s, Zeman had signed with Indie label, Busted Flat Records, had played most major music festivals in Canada and performed on stage with some of the top talent of the contemporary roots and Americana scenes, including Steve Earle, Lynn Miles, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Toby Keith, Prairie Oyster and the Rodeo Kings.

Exclaim! magazine calls Zeman “a songwriter worth hearing over and over again” while CKUA hails Zeman’s work as “intelligent, tuneful, heart-felt songs served up with an authentic but understated style.” The Waterloo Region Record says that “Zeman doesn’t surrender an inch to any Texas singer/songwriter you care to name. Closer to home, he has the chops to join the likes of Fred Eaglesmith on the lonesome outskirts of town after the street lights come on.”

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Recently Zeman has taken a new direction and founded Mud Records (2011), his signature label for releasing his own material and the imprint for showcasing emerging roots talent in Canada, including albums by Robert Larisey and Brothers Through the Hill, which Zeman also produced. The Ottawa Citizen says that Zeman “recognizes talent when he sees it” and Rootstime named Mud Records “a promising young label.”

Zeman will be playing, along with his cohorts Blair Hogan and Dylan Roberts, on Friday May 2 at the Valley View Golf Course Clubhouse Season Opener from 7 – 10 P.M. This is your one chance in B.C. to see these talented fellows on this tour so don’t miss out.

La Cafamore

Ever wonder what elevator music of the late 1700’s might sound like? This and other burning questions will be answered when La Cafamore takes to the stage on May 22 in Trail at the Charles Bailey Theatre and in the Nelson United Church on Sunday May 25. The group, now in its sixth year of performance in the Kootenays will be playing the works of Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak arranged for violin and viola. For violist Alexis More, the chance to play music of the Hungarian composer/educator Kodaly hits a personal note. Her mother, Connie Foss More is a pioneer in the study and teaching of Kodaly’s music education system (known as the Kodaly method). Alexis’ life is a testament to Kodaly’s adage that children were “never to young to begin” the study of music: the violist was exposed to Kodaly’s method while in utero and throughout her childhood. Angela Snyder (violin) also has a rich connection to Hungarian music making through her former teacher, noted violinist Lorand Fenyves. In the Hungarian teaching tradition, Fenyves advocated singing musical lines to better understand the music. “He loved the singing instruments of the orchestra and claimed that he would learn the cello and the oboe in another lifetime” says Snyder “his violin, the Fenyves

Stradivarius had a special soaring oboe-like quality.” Snyder hopes that audiences will respond to the song and dance aspects of the program which has been inspired by the folk tunes of Germany, Bohemia and Hungary.

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2014 MARKS THE 3RD ANNUAL KOOTENAY MUSIC AWARDS! This year’s Kootenay Music Award winners will be announced at Spiritbar in Nelson on Friday, May 9. Artists from across the Kootenays were nominated in eight award categories, including Best New Artist; Song of the Year; Artist of the Year; Best Live Artist of the Year; Best Album, EP or Electronic Release; Best Rock, Punk or Metal Act; Best Roots, Country or Folk Act; and Best Electronic Artist (DJ or Producer). Each category has five artists competing for the most online votes. They had the month of April to collect as many votes as possible. Now that voting’s closed, all that’s left to do is name the winners at what promises to be an incredible night of entertainment, featuring some of the finest talent the Kootenay’s has to offer. The awards night will include performances by Vs. with Lyndi Lush, Clinton Swanson and Friends, Savage Blade (acoustic set) and a Shambhala Music Festival showcase with BRYX. There will also be a very special Alumni Superjam featuring some of Kootenay Music Award winners and nominees from

previous years. Then Kootenay legend Adham Shaikh will close the night with an hour and a half of music. Nelson celebrity Lisel Forst will MC the event. Proceeds support the Kootenay Co-op Radio Station. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $10 at the door for Kootenay Co-op Radio members or $15 for nonmembers. For more info see

to play Kootenay dates with local Some great folk music is headed for Kaslo on Saturday, May 3, with the return of Juno award winner Bill Bourne. Bill will be playing with a special guest at the Langham Cultural Centre, at 8 p.m. Known for his electrifying solo performances, Bill has also participated in some great collaborations with Alan MacLeod, Lester Quitzau and others. A veteran of the international blues and roots music scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill’s music - powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in blues, world beat, cajun, celtic latin, funk, poetry and more. Opening for Bill is Nelson resident Alan Kirk, who has played numerous venues and festivals in B.C. and beyond, and also performs with local band Lift. Alan will be joined by Hal Rezansoff on standup bass. Don’t miss this great evening of live,

acoustic music, up close and personal at The Langham. Tickets are $20, and available at Sunnyside Naturals in Kaslo.

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Young Visions

Kootenay Gallery is hosting an exhibit called Young Visions 2014 until May 31. The show features artwork of students in grades eight to twelve and their teachers from J.L. Crowe Secondary School, Stanley Humphries and the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Young Visions 2014 provides art students and teachers the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional, publicly funded art gallery.

and photographs created by these talented young artists. The works cover a broad range of subject matter allowing the viewer a glimpse of the world through the eyes of the next generation. The Kootenay Gallery, located across from the Castlegar Airport, adjacent to the Doukhobor Discovery Centre, is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 5 p.m. For more information contact the Gallery at 365-3337.

The Gallery is bursting at the seams with sculptures, paintings, drawings, ceramics

Joost Winckers Trail Exhibit Join a frightful FINAL CUT Murder Mystery Fundraiser on Saturday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Touchstones Nelson. Net proceeds will suport public programming at Touchstones Nelson and The Nelson History Theatre. Tickets are $50 and are available at 502 Vernon Street.

VISAC Gallery in Trail is showing an exhibition of Joost Winckers, an art instructor at J.L. Crowe Secondary School until May 14. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Thursdays until 6 p.m. By donation. Call 364.1181 or visit

Courtney Andersen Touchstones Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 7-9 p.m. (Member’s Preview at 6:30)

Image: Assorted metal cut-outs with frost, 2013. Photo Š Courtney Anderson

This exhibition, May 17 to August 10, will feature work by well known long-time Nelson area resident and KSA instructor Courtney Andersen. From smaller pieces in cerra cola to large scale metal

sculpture, this will be an opportunity to not only see the range of his work, but gain an appreciation for his sensitivity to material and intelligent humour.

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Theo Jansen Strandbeest These beests are something else Theo Jansen has been creating strandbeest*, wind-walking examples of artificial life, since 1990. “Since 1990 I have been occupied creating new forms of life. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature...” These enormous forms were born inside a computer as an algorithm, which he reconstructed as three-dimensional shapes with light and flexible tubes, nylon thread and adhesive tape. They move thanks to the force of the wind and wet sand. The creations are also able to store air pressure and use it to drive them in the absence of wind: “Self-propelling beach animals like Animaris Percipiere have a stomach . This consists of recycled plastic bottles containing air that can be pumped up to a high pressure by the wind. This is done using a variety of bicycle pump, needless to say of plastic tubing. Several of these little pumps are driven by wings up at the

front of the animal that flap in the breeze. It takes a few hours, but then the bottles are full. They contain a supply of potential wind. Take off the cap and the wind will emerge from the bottle at high speed. The trick is to get that untamed wind under control and use it to move the animal. For this, muscles are required. Beach animals have pushing muscles which get longer when told to do so. These consist of a tube containing another that is able to move in and out. There is a rubber ring on the end of the inner tube so that this acts as a piston. When the air runs from the bottles through a small pipe in the tube it pushes the piston outwards and the muscle lengthens. The beach animal’s muscle can best be likened to a bone that gets longer. Muscles can open MarcoZwinkels photo taps to activate other muscles that open other taps, and so on. This creates control You can buy centres that can be compared to brains.” Mini-Beest kits and build them yourself! No Theo’s more sophisticated creations are special tools are even able to detect once they have entered required and water and walk away from it! best of all - no * (Dutch: strand=beach; beest=beast) batteries!

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he Craft beer movement is gathering momentum with each passing year. A few years ago in 2009 some estimates pegged our sales volumes at about 9 percent of all beer sold in BC was a craft beer, this year that number is nearly 20 percent. By any estimation doubling in size in years is an explosion! It’s amazing that small batch, independently owned breweries are on the rise. Money is staying in the communities where its beer is brewed, jobs are local and the consumer gets world class ales at the local pub. We are the best of all worlds and we’re just starting to scratch the surface of what’s possible.


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Philips Amnesiac

Nelson Brewing Company Organic Full Nelson The biggest beer the brewery has ever made in a little over a year has quickly become our flagship. The brewery sourced a large quantity of Nelson Sauvin hops from Nelson, New Zealand that plays

Another giant in the land of double IPA’s Phillips Amnesiac is one of the easiest to find Imperials out there, and for good reason, the fans love it. Big and hoppy is the result of a beer that is one of the best from one of the best breweries in the province. Brewmaster Matt Phillips is well known for boundary pushing ales and Amnesiac is no exception. The head is light and floral, and the hop character is fairly well balanced. Some may find it to be a bit acidic with a lingering after taste. It’s a big beer, and not for everyone, especially those who are just tipping their toes into the IPA pool. There’s no doubt though it’s one of the best big beers in the province!

What is the biggest contributing factor to this growth? It’s quite simple - it is the amazing beer flavours that have never been tasted before. This month we’ll kick things off with three of the most flavourful beers in the province. Now we photo © Dave Heath Photography should point out that these beers are by no means beginner ales, they into the name but also gives this beast are the hoppiest, most face smooching a flavour profile like no other IPA It has a bitter flavour dynamics that you can find delicious tropical aroma that’s perfectly on the shelves. Think about the first time a balanced with hints of pine and grapefruit. baby tastes a lemon and you’ll know what Eyebrows are raised when people first its like for many first time India Pale Ale smell it as many have never smelled a (IPA) drinkers (and no Keiths is not an IPA). beer like it. Get ready for aromas of grape, IPA’s are the best selling beer style in the passionfruit and mango. With an alcohol craft beer scene in the Pacific Northwest content of 8.2 percent it’s a perfectly and B.C. is no exception. Then there’s the balanced delicious beast. If you can’t find Imperials, these beasts all have alcohol it on your local shelf keep asking, the volumes of 7.5 percent alc/vol or higher. brewery is constantly trying to keep up Basically if you like yellow, flavourless light with the orders. beer that you’ll put Clam into you can save



he Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas are once again inviting you to attend an Afternoon Tea featuring Kazuri Jewellery, on Sunday, May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at a beautiful home in Vallican. The event was so popular last year – with this dazzling jewellery beautifully displayed, tea in real china, and those lovely little sandwiches with the edges cut off (the kind you never make yourself), not to mention visits with friends at the riverside – that the African jewellery quickly sold out. The Grassroots Grammas have brought in a much larger selection this year, because so many people want to support the women making the jewellery and the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grans to Grans campaign.

Red Racer Imperial IPA Dry hopped with whole leaf hops shipped up from the Yakima Valley in Washington State the Imperial from Red Racer is a tasty behemoth scoring it a healthy 93 on beeradvocate. com. Lychee and mango are among the aromas many pull from this ale along with pine resin. It’s for many the perfect IPA, the Central City brew crew know well what they are doing. At 9 percent alc/vol this is the strongest of the three and with that it does have a bit of a boozy quality to the taste, though that’s how many will want it. There you have it, three sipping rather than chugging beers that will annihilate your taste buds, and you’ll have never been so happy to give in and tap out. Enjoy!

Tickets for the event are being sold in advance by Grassroots Grammas members for only five dollars, and it’s when you purchase your ticket that you find out the secret location! If you require a ticket, call Linda at 226-7304 or Brenda at 226-7661. Kazuri jewellery items are priced between $15 and $50, and will be available for cash or cheque. Each bead in an earring, bracelet, choker or necklace has been hand-formed from local clay under excellent working conditions by one of the 350 women employed by the fair trade Kazuri company in Nairobi, Kenya. These mothers and grandmothers are often the sole breadwinners for extended families. This lovely jewellery gives twice in that a percentage of the sales goes to the not-for-profit Kazuri company, then the rest, along with all proceeds from the tickets and donations go directly

to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign to support grassroots projects run by and for African grandmothers raising children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The connection made between the Kazuri company and the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers’ Campaign has resulted in well over $685,000 being raised since 2007 by small groups like the Nelson Grans to Grans and the Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas. If the idea of sipping a beverage beside the Little Slocan River in the company of friendly people, joining in solidarity with women in Africa and possibly finding a perfect spring gift for yourself or someone else appeals to you, please mark your calendar for May 25th and join the fun. For more information you can contact any member of the Grassroots Grammas.

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CORNER Why nutritional yeast? by Kamala Melzack I recently had a friend ask me what the benefits of nutritional yeast were. I was curious, as I knew that it was very good for you, but I wasn’t sure as to why. What benefits does this delicious yeast have to offer? I did some digging. It is a deactivated yeast – often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ( the microorganism behind the most common type of fermentation.) It may not sound very appealing but it is packed full of nutrition, particularly B-vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc, and protein. Who knew? Not only is it tasty - almost described as a nutty, cheesy or even creamy flavour, it is low in fat, sodium and is even gluten free. It only takes 1/2-1 tbsp of nutritional yeast to get the daily requirement. However, not all nutritional yeast has B12 vitamins, as yeast cannot produce the vitamin (although some species of bacteria that grow in the wild could potentially produce it), so some brands are fortified with B12’s. It is not the same as other yeasts. It will not froth nor will it grow like baking yeast in breads or other goods. It comes in either a powder or a flake form, which ever you prefer while cooking. I love adding to popcorn. Just sprinkle it over top, with a drizzle of olive oil (I love using melted butter!) and you will find yourself devouring every bit. You can use nutritional yeast in salad dressings, kale chips, bread crumbs, mashed potatoes, gravy and even roasted veggies.

Roll into spring with these Mango Thai Rolls 1 mango, cut into matchsticks 1 cup cucumber, cut into matchsticks 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 4 ounces thin rice noodles 1/4 cup chopped peanuts 20 rice paper sheets (plus extra in case some tear) Thai Dipping Sauce: 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup water 1 teaspoon asian chili oil 1 garlic clove (minced) 3 tablespoons peanuts (chopped) 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar Boil a medium-sized pot of water with salt. Turn off the heat and add the rice noodles, allowing them to soak for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the noodles and run them under cold water, then set aside in a separate bowl. Fill a pie pan or large wide bowl with hot water. Place the rice paper wrappers, two at a time, into the water until they are flexible (about 30 seconds to one minute.). Carefully remove wrappers from water and lay flat on clean surface. In the lower two-thirds of the wrapper, place a tablespoon of the noodles and 1/2 teaspoon of chopped peanuts. On top of that place 5-6 mango strips and ontop of that, place 2-3 cucumber strips and 3-4 cilantro leaves. Fold the left and right sides of the wrapper over the filling, then take the bottom of the wrapper and begin to roll. Keep wrapped and chilled until ready to eat. Serve with small fingerbowls of the Thai Dipping Sauce. The ingredients for the dipping sauce should be combined together and chilled until ready to serve.

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Upcoming: GODZILLA The film retells the origin of Godzilla in contemporary times as a “terrifying force of nature.” This adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Check out these different selections of movies, films and books that are current or upcoming!

Upcoming: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST The story is partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robots called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men were forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring.

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The history of film began in the 1890s, with the invention of the first motionpicture cameras and the establishment of the first film production companies and cinemas.

For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away, but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past

The spring of 2014 marks the 7th Annual “Under 19 Film Festival”. The Rossland Council for Arts and Culture and the newly formed Rossland Youth Action Network are collaborating on this year’s festival, held on May 3, at the Rossland Miners’ Hall and an anchor event among the various activities hosted during Rossland Youth Week, May 1-7. Expect to see another remarkable display of short feature films produced by local youth, as the festival is the only one of its sort in our region. Local participants aged 10-19 years from the West Kootenay area are invited to submit short films (10 minutes in length maximum) in six categories: from documentary to sports and adventure. New this year is the addition of short, under 19 second “Mini-clips”. The U19 event is driven by a youth planning committee, consisting of local youth from the Greater Trail area, which plans and determines the direction of the film festival from beginning to end with the guidance and support of a coordinator. The youth are involved in all aspects of planning

the festival, including writing grants, making budgets, designing the format of the festival, providing input on outreach and communications and running the actual event. They decide on the winning categories, the overall theme for the festival and also act as master of ceremonies of the event. This form of organization and planning leads to a uniquely different festival each year; from themes to decorations, one is certain to experience an event that is refreshing and inspiring. Many local businesses and corporations sponsor this event each year. Without their financial contributions and in-kind donations, this event could not take place. Watch previous submissions at http://u19filmfest. com/. They will leave you hooked to come out and see the young talents featured this year. More info needed? Requests for workshops in your area? No problem, just contact,

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Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian-but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance… Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

Glow from the inside out with fabulous vegan recipes from the creator of the award-winning blog Oh She Glows. A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plantbased cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling for a decade with an eating disorder, Angela vowed to change her diet - and her life - once and for all. Whether you are a vegan, “vegan-curious,” or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, this cookbook is a musthave for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

Nelson Star Recomended Read

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. The Bartimaeus Trilogy, consisting of The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye and Ptolemy’s Gate were three of my favorite books growing up (and still is.) They are set mainly in an alternative present-day London. They follow Bartimaeus’ relationships with his young master, Nathaniel, and with Kitty, a fiery member of the Resistance against the magicians.

May 2014 SATURDAY 3RD Bill Bourne & Alan Kirk 8:00 p.m.

The event will take place in Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo. Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Bill Bourne will be returning to Nelson and surrounds, to play three shows with local songwriter and performer Alan Kirk. Tickets for the shows are available at the door for each venue, half an hour before show time. Tickets: $20


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10:00 p.m.

The event will take place at Spiritbar, Nelson. Clinton Swanson and an incredible line-up of musicians take the stage at 11:30 p.m. with special guests, The Hornography Dancers! Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the Hume Hotel and online at

Harmony Choir’s Spring Fling 7:00 p.m.

The event will take place at Charles Bailey Theatre,Trail. Harmony Choir’s annual Choral Festival comes back to Trail. Featuring performances by: Trail Harmony Choir, Kootenay Women’s Ensemble, Rossland Glee Club, The Green Choir, Steps Dance Company, The Harmaniaks. Soloists: Dawson Zanet, Audrey Bisset

10TH BRASS BUTTONS 1:00 p.m.

The event will take place in John Ward Fine Coffee, 503 Baker Street, Nelson. Regina roots/folk duo Brass Buttons is thrilled to perform on the Saturday.


10TH The Dance Umbrella Showcase Fri May 9th: 7:00 p.m. Sat: 2:00 / 7:00 p.m.

The event will take place at the Capitol Theatre, tickets are available at the box office.

DJ Terrantino 10:00 p.m.

The event will take place at The Element, Castlegar. Deejay Terrantino is coming back to town for one night only… don’t miss your chance to party with Terrantino. Dress up in your tightest and brightest for a chance to win an Element Gift Certificate and tickets to an upcoming event!

Dawna McLennan & Jessica Doerner 6:00 p.m.

Harpist Dawna McLennan and cellist Jessica Doerner will perform a concert together at Nelson Waldorf School’s Eurythmy Hall on Saturday, May 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and children are free.

Final Cut Murder Mystery Fundraiser

SUNDAY 11TH Just Jazz 7:00 p.m.

Event will be at the Capitol Theatre. Nelson Choral Society and the LV Rogers Jazz Band, along with Cottonwood Singers, join forces for a Mother’s Day concert. Tickets are $15 adult, children 12 and under free, available at the Capitol Theatre.

Flying Steamshovel, Rossland Come out and experience the talent that is Brandy Zdan and Scott Nolan.

25TH La Cafamore 7:30 p.m.

Now in its sixth season, La Cafamore returns to Nelson United Church to perform string trios of Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak. Carolyn Cameron (violin), Angela Snyder (violin) and Alexis More (viola) bring to life works inspired by German, Bohemian and Hungarian folk tunes. Tickets available at the door. Adults $15 Children under 12- Free Seniors/Students $12

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The event will take place at Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and History. Tickets are $50 at the Museum.

17TH Courtney Andersen Touchstones Exhibit Gallery A 7:00-9:00 p.m.

May 17 to August 10 Work by well known long-time Nelson area resident and KSA instructor Courtney Andersen.


Mat The Alien & Yan Zombie

10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the Hume Hotel front desk.


Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar. Work of students in grades 8-12 and their teachers from three high schools in School District #20

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THURSDAY 1ST Tom Holliston

2ND Brock Zeman

Tom Holliston will play a solo show in the basement of the Kootenay Co-op Radio Station on Thursday, May 1 with Mike Hodsall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

The event will take place in the Valley View Golf Course Clubhouse. Singer-songwriter from the Ottawa Valley, Zeman has released nine albums and is known as a prolific performer having given more than two hundred live performances across North America every year for the last decade.

7:00 p.m.


Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans are returning to Nelson as part of their cross country Spring Thaw 2014 tour on Tuesday, May 13 at the Capitol Theatre. Harlan Pepper will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37 at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or by phone, 250-352-6363.


King Lear 7:00 p.m.

This National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s tragedy of an aged king who divides his kingdom between his three daughters according to which one is most eloquent in praising him. Event will be held at the Royal Theatre, Trail.

Spring Craft Fair Runs until May 4

Join the fun at Waneta Plaza, Trail to see what local crafters have been working on over the winter.

8TH The Dance Umbrella Showcase 7:00 p.m.

The event will take place at the Capitol Theatre, tickets are available at the box office.


British electronic music maker Bonobo will have a DJ Set at Spiritbar on Thursday, May 22 with an opening set by Mooves. Tickets are $30 at the Hume Hotel front desk or at

Backstage Bedlam 7:00 p.m.

Event at the Capitol Theatre. Non-profit fundraiser presented by Get Bent Active.

La Cafamore 7:30 p.m.

Event will be at the Charles Bailey Theatre, Trail.Now in its sixth season, La Cafamore returns to the Rossland Gallery to perform string trios of Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak.

7:00 p.m.

Bill Bourne & Alan Kirk 8:00 p.m.

The event will take place in Silverton Gallery, Silverton. Juno Award winning singersongwriter Bill Bourne will be returning to Nelson and surrounds, to play three shows with local songwriter and performer Alan Kirk. Tickets for the shows are available at the door for each venue, half an hour before show time. Tickets: $20

Neon Steve 10:00 p.m.

Victoria DJ/producer Neon Steve returns to Spiritbar on Friday, May 2 with Nelson’s Ben Fox and a local hip hop showcase featuring six different MCs. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel.

9TH Kootenay Music Awards 8:00 p.m

The event will take place at Spiritbar. Tickets are $10 at the door for Kootenay Co-op Radio members or $15 for non-members.


Fri: 8:00 p.m. Sat: 3:00 / 8:00 p.m.

The event will take place at the Capitol Theatre. Hiromoto Ida, Lisa Hanning and Michael Sheely will star in this contemporary theatre dance presentation. Tickets are $25 adults / $20 Seniors & Students. Tickets available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

16TH Blue Night Nelson Multiple shops and galleries in downtown Nelson will be hosting free art openings.

Big John Bates 9:00 p.m.

Canadian dark rockers Big John Bates return to Spiritbar on Friday, May 16 with locals Mrs. Strange and The Other Wayne King opening the show. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Hume Hotel or

Csetkwe Fortier

Langham Gallery, Kaslo (May 16 - Jun 29) www.

23RD Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra and Fish & Bird 9:00 p.m.

Show is at the Spiritbar, Nelson. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel or ticket

23RD-25TH 4th Annual Oxygen Art Market Nelson, BC

Every year, the Oxygen Art Market attracts hundreds of art-lovers to the Oxygen Art Centre. And it’s no wonder! Over 40 established and emerging Kootenay artists submit their paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and other 2D work for this weekend-long event.

30TH Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne 8:00 p.m.

Show is at the Spiritbar, Nelson. Tickets are $15 in advance ($20 at the door), available at the Hume Hotel or

DJ Soup 10:00 p.m.

Show is at the Spiritbar, Nelson. FREE Event.

[ fash-uhn] Fresh ideas for you

A Ponytail with Height 3


Does make-up expire?



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Smoky Eye

What’s Hot? For Women With spring now here, we are seeing loose, flowing fabrics rich in stripes, floral, salmon pink and light blue hues. Jean jackets & shirts are back!


Yes, at some point your makeup becomes unhealthy for your skin and eyes. It is important to go through your drawer and give a good spring clean. Oil-Free Foundation: 1 year Cream or Compact Foundation: 18 months Concealer: 12-18 months Powder: 2 years Blush and Bronzer: 2 years Cream Blush: 12-18 months Powder Eye shadow: 2 years Cream Eye shadow: 12-18 months Eyeliner: 2 years Liquid eyeliner: 3-6 months Mascara: 3 months Lipstick: 2 years Lip liner: 2 years Lip gloss: 18-24 months Nail Color: 1 year

A Comment on Fashion Submitted by Kiomi Tucker


s a fashion designer by trade, I’ve always found it difficult to comment on trends. For me, it’s more about design and ultimately what you feel comfortable in. I will, however, comment on style. For me, it always comes down to fit. Trousers and jeans do not need to be as wide at the cuff as they are at the waist! Slim fit is often misunderstood for a body shape instead of a fit of clothing. You do not need to be slim fit to wear slim fit. Narrow leg trousers can be worn by almost any body shape and often times has a slimming effect, however, I personally think it makes men look more pulled together. Lose clothes can often look sloppy or, in some cases, juvenile. I often see those 30-something men wearing baggy jeans, big hoodies and skate shoes. Go for a t-shirt that fits with a narrow legged pant and a casual canvas shoe and you will be looking your age in no time!

words and picture by

Robin Kristopher


his family is so cute words cannot even describe. I saw them at John Ward looking so picture perfect I just had to take a snap. Mom Dad and the wee baby are all doing it right in this photo. Great classic fitted black jackets, a beautiful plaid scarf to pop and a little onesie for the wee babe. Not to mention how cute are mom and dad with their round specs! They are visiting Nelson from Vancouver but are originally from Germany. Such a sweet fashionable little family. So well put together for a beautiful spring day. Fashion Tip: I know as parents things can get tough and sometimes you get lost in being a mom or dad. You get so busy you forget about yourselves! You can still be fashionable while having a little one. Take time for yourselves and pamper yourselves. Treat yourself to a new jacket, dress or great pair of shoes. You deserve it! I mean you just had a baby! that’s a big deal! Reward yourself with something that you love. Robin Kristopher is a vintage stylist who blogs at Watch for her on the streets of Nelson looking for fashionable folk to feature here.

What’s Hot? For MEN The arrival of the spring weather is bringing in black denim, Hawaiian prints, printed tees and more to create bold, street-inspired style.

How to tie a Bow Tie

1: Adjust one end 1” longer than the other. 2: Loop long ends around short end. 3: Fold short end in half. 4: Hold folded short end & draw long end around thru loop. 5: Pull loops to even ends and tighten. 6: Enjoy a perfect bow tie.

Randy the Redneck:

Tellin it Like It Iz Tour! Written and performed by Lucas Myers

Come into a world of simple truths, good times, and poor impulse control. A world where “party” is spelled with a “d”, where the smoke is always thick and the riffs are always heavy. Come into the world of Randy. As an “altered ego” of Nelson based writer/performer Lucas Myers, Randy has been seen offering advice in various Pilotcopilot Productions including DRESS, East, and HELLO BABY. Now he is going to be sharing some of his redneck truisms in RANDY from Creston: Tellin it Like it Iz, an entire evening dedicated to the Randster. Topics will range from “What Is a Redneck?” to “Why Hockey Still Matters (a Parable)” to “How to Actually Have Sex in a Canoe, Fer Real” as well as his recent conversion to becoming a dedicated “Environmentalistic”. Featuring original music and Myers’ unique brand observational humour, Randy’s no bull perspective makes for an evening of entertainment not to be missed! Showtime 8 PM tickets $10 at the door. PG-13 Language and Adult Content. Cranbrook Saturday May 3rd the Stage Door

Kimberley Friday May 23 Centre 64

Rossland Friday May 9 Miners Hall

Golden Saturday May 24 Island Restaurant

Nakusp Saturday May 10 The Seniors Hall

Invermere Friday May 30 Pynelogs Cultural Centre

Special Features - verb, Festival Edition, May 2014  


Special Features - verb, Festival Edition, May 2014