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usic lovers have a golden opportunity to enjoy the celestial sounds of classical Harp and Violin music when Duo 51 from Toronto appears live at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Rebecca MacLeod of Nelson and Sophie Baird-Daniel of Seattle, together Duo 51, have been heard concertizing as a harp and violin duo around the Greater Toronto Area for the past two years and are returning to their Western roots to perform the music of Massenet, Sergiu Natra, Saint-Saëns and more. Their dynamic partnership began two years ago when MacLeod and BairdDaniel were students at the Royal Conservatory of Music. An instant friendship and musical collaboration quickly led to performances at St. Stephen’s in the Fields, Christ Church Deer Park, Mazzeoleni Hall, and Hearthstone By The Bay. Duo 51 has since been invited to perform at the Canadian Opera Company’s concert series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and at the Stratford Music Festival. Their mentors have been

Sophie Baird-Daniel & Rebecca MacLeod Judy Loman, former principal harp of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Barry Shiffman, former member of the St. Laurence String Quartet and director of the Banff Music Festival. The Duo 51 repertoire ranges from the classical to the contemporary and currently features Ästor Piazolla’s “Histoire du Tango” in which the composer famously strives to bring the Tango from the bordello and dance halls of Argentina to the Concert Halls of Europe and America. Histoire du Tango conveys the history and evolution of

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the tango in four movements: Bordello 1900, Café 1930, Nightclub 1960, and Concert d'Aujourd'hui. Duo 51 takes its name from the combination of the forty-seven strings of the harp and the four strings of the violin. Coincidentally, both MacLeod and Baird-Daniel reach an astounding fivefoot-one in height. Advance tickets to see Duo 51 are available at the Capitol Theatre box office, online at or by phone at 235-352-6363.

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Clinton Swanson will be warming up for the Vancouver Jazz Festival with a show here in Nelson this Thursday. Two of Swanson's bands — Bessie and the Back Eddies, and Hornography — will play for thousands at Vancouver's David Lam Park later this month. They've nailed down a set list for that show and will run through it at Spiritbar on June 20. The 41-year-old saxophone player also invited his band Clinton Swanson and Friends to open the local show, which means he'll be on stage for a good three hours that night playing with different groups. "I'll definitely be sweaty by the end of it," Swanson laughed. His infectious dance music was a staple of The Royal under previous management. Clinton Swanson and Friends played the After Work Swing Party there every other Friday, inviting a different guest vocalists to join them. "It was a great audience to play for and we're hoping a lot of them will come warm up the dance floor at Spiritbar for us," Swanson said, noting he's hunting for a new venue to resume the swing parties in the fall. At Spiritbar, he'll have Bessie Wapp as guest vocalist. She also fronts Bessie and the Back Eddies, an acoustic R&B cover band inspired

by the 1950s music of Ruth Brown and other early pioneers of the genre before it went electric. Bessie and the Back Eddies won the 2012 Kootenay Music Award for Best Blues and Roots artist and played last year's Kaslo Jazz Festival, along with Hornography. "One of the organizers of Vancouver Jazz saw us play in Kaslo and invited both bands play there [in Vancouver]," Swanson explained. Headlining the night will be Hornography, which plays original, instrumental Afrobeat music inspired by the African composer and saxophone player Felá, who was known for his epic 10 and 15-minute long tracks that would stretch to 45 minutes when performed live. "When the guys first started the band I told them, 'this is a musical-marathon type band' because once we start we just go and go," said Swanson. Tickets to see Clinton Swanson at Spiritbar are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.




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Soul-stice Jumbo Celebration G et out those dancing shoes for a Jumbo Soul-stice in downtown Ymir on Saturday, June 22. Fueled by the Lazy Poker Blues Band at 9 p.m., the celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Ymir Hall with virtual and real guests like NDP MP Alex Atameneko and hockey great Scott Neidermeyer joining the mix. “This is Jumbo Summer,” said Jumbo Wild co-ordinator K.Linda Kivi. “We are expecting some sort of development to begin soon. This is a chance to learn more about what’s happening, do some fundraising and celebrate Jumbo Wild on the solstice weekend.” The Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipal-

ity recently got the go ahead to begin building a boutique lodge and handle tow this summer. Jumbo Mayor Greg Deck and council passed the permits in May to allow ski lifts, a lodge of up to 150 rooms and a day lodge at the base of Farnham glacier. Opposition remains strong to the controversial resort west of Invermere that has been some 20 years in the making. Environmental groups question if the investment funds actually exist to build the 6,500 bed resort and have dubbed

the appointed mayor and council a “puppet municipality” created to override the opposition in both East and West Kootenays. Two lawsuits have been launched against the resort. Funds from the solstice event will be used to pay the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s legal fees for a judicial review challenging the creation of the municipality and for education and advocacy. Jumbo Soul-stice includes a silent auction with a twist: “Wilderness is a basic necessity” featuring services by tradespeople. “Bring your party hats and let’s celebrate that Jumbo is still wild,” said Kivi.

Star Trek Into Darkness

The Civic Theatre has set its phasers to stun Nelson audiences at its gala screening of Star Trek Into Darkness on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for this licensed event (sorry, no minors). The theatre will be beaming prizes provided by local businesses for best costumes at the Friday night gala, and at the familyfriendly screening the following night, June 15 at 7 p.m.

rental SNAFU, and The Forgetful Prince, a puppet show. The evening will also feature special guests that are performing at the festival. See East at The Ymir Hall on June 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 with a festival pass or $10 without and are available in advance at the Ymir Store or at the door. Festival goers can also catch Myers on the School House stage from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday where he’ll perform a medley of scenes from his more recent works.

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Nelson cultural ambassador Lucas Myers is opening this weekend’s Tiny Lights festival with a blast from the past. The actor-playwright will present, East: How Far Would You Go For Love, the very first show he ever performed in Nelson. The show is actually three plays in one and includes We Are Going on a Journey, which condenses a Greyhound bus ride from Vancouver to Toronto into 20 minutes, The Landlord’s Daughter, a tale of love and

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Regular human civilians who would prefer to just come to the movies dressed as themselves are also welcome. Star Trek Into Darkness runs Friday through Sunday June 14 to 16 and Tuesday June 18, kicking off the Civic’s regular five-day a week summer operation, which includes the return of the Thursday night arthouse movie. Find upcoming movies and show times at

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A one-woman play starring Kaslo actor Lynn van Deursen will take the stage at L.V. Rogers secondary school this Friday, June 14. The show called I, Claudia is a poignant look at life’s struggles as seen through the eyes of four delightful characters, especially those of 13-year-old Claudia. Claudia, still reeling from her parent’s divorce, has a father getting re-married, a science fair project coming due, and is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty when she decides to take refuge in the basement of her school. There she is visited by some important adults in her life, including her grandfather, her father’s new girlfriend and the school custodian, who all help shed light on her situation. The four characters are brought to life with the help of four distinctive masks beautifully hand crafted by Robin Wiltse. This charming one-act play blends the humorous and the painful aspects of life’s struggles with authentic language expertly written by Kristen Thomson. The show was the 2001 winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play. I, Claudia is rated PG13. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door. There will also be a performance at Silverton Gallery on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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{vurb} columnist The Besnard Lakes are going to be in Nelson in just a few weeks. The last time I saw this acclaimed Montreal band play live — in Victoria — the bros were out in force. (What bros? You know the type. Full decked-out Ed Hardy shirt, alarming faux tan tone, fi st-pumpin bros.) For some reason, they had emerged from their giant cans of Axe body spray, congregated en-masse, collectively fl icked their NY Yankees hats slightly to the side, and fl ocked like a scientifically baffl ing hive-mind down to the local bar for a show and maybe some chicks. As it happens, The Besnard Lakes, Canada’s torch-bearing prog-rock weirdos extraordinaire were about to grace the city with an hour and a half of mind-blowing sonic awesomeness. But the kind of sonic awesomeness that’s more conducive to grabbing onto the person beside you and saying “Hooooooooly balls!” rather than aiding a bro on his bro quest to pump his fi st and score babes. For what it’s worth, I hope the bros — most of whom had cleared out by the third song, unprepared for what they had just walked into — had a good walk home. And as for me and the whole crowd of people who where there to listen to the music? Hooooooooooly balls! The Besnard Lakes - Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO The Besnard Lakes’s fourth album, the impenetrablycommercials, teenage melodrama television, and the end titled Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, picks up where credit sequence of whatever latest episode of True Blood their last albums left off, and carries that vibe even you unadvisedly watched. Even so, this is album based further. The band, founded by husband and wife team around moments. Scattered throughout the album there Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, sounds like are a few unique and powerful moments a grittier, Canadian version of Icelandic that suddenly emerge from their respective post-rock group Sigur Ros. The Besnard songs, some of them unexpectedly (the Lakes come off earthy, a little dirty, chorus of Jace Laseks that break into an yet still substantially grandiose. This is alternate-reality Doo Wop singalong near music that you can latch onto; that you the end of “And Her Eyes Were Painted recognize a band working together to Gold”), and some of them as cathartic create. releases for what what’s been building There are no tricks in their production. up (a wavering X-Files-worthy electric Where other groups might hide their guitar that hovers over pounding drums individual elements within the wall of in the climax of “The Specter”). They’re sound, the songs on Until in Excess... the kind of moments that many bands build up in layers, allowing the listener try their damndest to force out, while The Besnard Lakes to slowly invest themselves in the sounds as they grow seem to toss them off effortlessly. and multiply. The songs often begin small, with the Luckily for us, The Besnard Lakes are going to be reverb of a strummed electric guitar, the gentle hum playing Nelson at Spiritbar on June 25. And if you found of a synth, the hollow pounding of far-away drums, and yourself frantically thinking, during my (not bitter, I either Lasek’s of Goreas’ voice swimming somewhere swear) introduction, “Wait! He’s describing me! Am I a within them. Lasek’s falsetto has always been a hallmark bro? Is that me!? Game over, man! Game over!” you’re of the band, and he definitely does not disappoint here. still more than welcome to attend. But leave the Yankees The songs then build and grow, rarely breaking from their hat at home. down-tempo time signatures, but instead creating a sea Bring your Montreal Expos one instead. of emotive and powerful noise that seems much more urgent and driving that it is. Eli is a Nelson-based writer, art instructor, and musician. Many of the songs on Until in Excess... forgo that You can read past Phono Files reviews and more at catchy hook that lends itself easily to radio play,

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n a recent extended weekend we left Creston shortly after noon and made a one-stop beeline to Naramata, our destination for several scheduled and unscheduled visits. Our timing was perfect — we pulled into the parking lot at Hillside Estate Winery just as our stomachs were beginning to rumble in want of dinner.

The bistro rates as one of our favourite restaurants anywhere. On a warm, sunny day the deck affords spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the vineyards along the Naramata Bench. The food and wine are consistently fine, complementing the view. We took a table inside on this chilly evening and placed our order. I was soon digging into my Caesar salad, which was followed by a yummy flat iron steak. A glass of Merlot-Cab Franc went nicely with my meal. Comfortably full, we drove the short distance down to the lakeside, where we had a room waiting in the B and B at D’Angelo Estate Winery. After a quick visit with owner/winemaker Sal and his daughter, Stephanie, we repaired to our quarters. There is something special about spending the night in a vineyard. In the morning I had a long chat with Sal, who was working in the vineyard, and made an appointment to return for a tasting of his latest wine lineup, and

to sample from barrels of his soon-tobe released dessert wines, a red and white (Dolce Vita Rosso and Dolce Vita Bianco), each fortified with brandy made from his own grapes. Next stop, Moraine Winery. Formerly one of several wineries owned by a family that went bankrupt, the newly named Moraine is now under the ownership of Oleg and Svetlana Aristarkhov. There, we had a very nice visit with Oleg and his winemaker, Jacq Kemp, who is from New Zealand. We joined them in a barrel tasting of 2012 Malbecs, which are coming along very nicely. The tasting room was being renovated and we left with a commitment to return and enjoy the experience of sampling Moraine wines in what promises to be a lovely room. We then drove through the tiny village of Naramata and up a steep hill to check out Forest Green Man Lavender, a farm that produces lavender and

other herbs that are then turned into a tempting array of natural products that are sold in the lovely little shop on site. Also on the farm are a pair of cute-as-a-button guest houses, and our thoughts couldn’t help but turn to the idea of spending a couple of days of leisure in one. After zipping into Penticton for a few hours, we returned to the village and checked into the Naramata Heritage Inn as guests of new owners Toni and Julius Bloomfield. The couple, dynamic and personable, had two nights of celebrations planned to introduce local business people and friends to the inn, a 105-year-old historical treasure that features eight guest rooms, a restaurant, bistro and spa, all in a lovingly restored building set on beautiful grounds. I enjoyed photographing the efforts of several brave folks, including Julius, who used a sabre to open bottles of de-

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licious Elephant Island Pink Elephant sparkling Rosé wine. The technique requires one to sharply run the blade along the bottle until it snaps the neck off and the gases eject the cork and a circle of glass around it. “Point the bottle away from me!” I kept reminding the participants. In the morning, we wandered among the many yard sales that are organized on that particular weekend each year, then headed to a scheduled visit with Judy Kingston and her daughter, Katie O’Kell, at Serendipity Winery, one of our favourites. We spent a perfect hour on the deck, sipping from our glasses and talking about the wine business. We also learned about Judy’s plans to build a kitchen to provide food on the deck in the summer months. She’s a French-trained chef, so it promises to be great. We visited a number of other wineries before heading northward to Kelowna, each one with its own special appeal. With more than two dozen wineries in this tiny area, the Naramata Bench is a perfect place to spend several days, and we never seem to have enough time to take in all the wineries we would like. We leave the area thinking about the next visit. Lorne Eckersley is publisher of the Creston Valley Advance. His website,, features a collection of columns, stories and photographs about wine, beer and spirits, food, travel and arts.

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The Civic Theatre hosts a gala screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for this licensed event (sorry, no minors). There will be prizes for best costume. Gala tickets are available at Otter Books and Baker Street Menswear and online at There will also be regular, family-friendly screenings on June 15 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., June 16 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and June 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


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Lucas Myers is remounting the very first show he performed in Nelson, East, as a festival opener for the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir. The show combines three plays, including We Are Going on a Journey which condenses a Greyhound bus ride from Vancouver to Toronto into 20 minutes, The Landlords Daughter, a tale of love and rental SNAFU, and The Forgetful Prince, a puppet show. The evening will also feature special guests performing at the festival. See East at The Ymir Hall, June 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 with a Tiny Lights festival pass or $10 without, in advance at the Ymir Store and at the door. I, Claudia, a one-act play written by Kristen Thomson and performed by Lynn van Deursen, will be at L.V. Rogers High School on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. The show centres around Claudia, a pre-teen whose parents divorced and has a father getting re-married, a science fair project coming due, and is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty. Some important adults in Claudia's life — her grandfather, her father's new girlfriend, and the school custodian — help shed light on her situation. The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Tickets are $12 at the door.


Abandoning Paradise: The Northern Gateway Project by Glenn Clark and Peter Corbett opens June 14 at Touchstones. The exhibit features landscape paintings of places that would be impacted by the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline. Prospero Pottery Show and Sale on Friday June 14 from 4 to 10 p.m. in a studio space at 324 Vernon Street, featuring a variety of new bowls, mugs, plates, oil bottles, teapots and more.


Folk singer David Newberry plays a house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on Friday, June 14 with O’mally. Tickets are $10. Limited capacity.


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Burdon and Lynch bring their fretboard rippin’ acoustic blues to Sleep is for Sissies in Winlaw on Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Amy Ferguson Institute fundraiser on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson United Church (602 Silica Street) features performances by local vocalists and musicians including Audrey Bisset, Allison Girvan, Bob Hargrieves and many more. Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $20. Electro Swing Club returns to Spiritbar on June 15 with their unique and original musical time travelling experience. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $10 if you dress in swing attire. The Tiny Lights Festival brings music, art, dance and spoken word to five historic venues in Ymir on June 15 and 16. This year’s lineup includes Vancouver’s Miami Device, a nine-piece Afro-beat/ funk band, and violin wizard Jaron Freeman-Fox with his super group The Opposite of Everything. Weekend passes are $75 for adults and $45 for youth. See the full schedule of events and purchase tickets online at



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Duo 51, the collaboration of Nelson’s Rebecca MacLeod on violin and Seattle’s Sophie Baird-Daniel on harp, appears live at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students. The Real Ponchos bring their deep, soulful-groove music to the Cedar Creek Cafe in Winlaw (5709 Highway 6) on Monday, June 17. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Electric Wednesday open stage is at

Monday - Sunday Over 20 musical instruments to choose from to play anytime Every Friday join us for the Country & Bluegrass Jam


Spiritbar on Wednesday, June 19. Take your turn in the spotlight, or enjoy the music of those who do. Talk to Estevan to sign up for a timeslot during the night. Clinton Swanson and Friends play Spiritbar on June 20, along with Bessie and the Back Eddies and Hornography. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. On Thursday, June 20 drop by the Cedar Creek Cafe (5709 Highway 6 in Winlaw) for Buckman Coe, who delivers a worldbeat concoction of sunsweetened folk, down-home Americana and soul-drenched roots. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Ziggy Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, plays the Capitol Theatre on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out. Vinyl Richie and DJ Hoola Hoop are at Spiritbar on Friday, June 21. Doors open at 10 p.m. The first 100 advance tickets will be sold for $15 at the Hume Hotel. Saskatchewan legends The Deep Dark Woods are at Spiritbar on Saturday, June 22 with folk rockers Frontier Ruckus. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel front desk or online at by searching “Hume Hotel.” Tanner James plays the Cedar Creek Cafe on Saturday, June 22. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Shane Philip returns to the Cedar Creek Cafe Sunday, June 23. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation. Montreal indie rock band Besnard Lakes play Spiritbar on Tuesday, June 25 with July Talk and Grounders. Doors open 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel front desk or through by searching “Hume Hotel.” Carolyn Mark and the Hank and Lily show tumble into the Cedar Creek

Cafe on Wednesday, June 26. The show starts around 6:30 p.m. and will be held outside, weather permitting. Admission by donation.

Yan Zombie presents: Kir Mokum at Spiritbar on Thursday, June 27 with Philthkids. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $7 before 11:30 p.m. and $10 after.

Val Kilmer and The New Coke bring their live 80’s music to Spiritbar on Friday, June 28. Ticket information at the Hume hotel.

Get ready to dance as local favourites Arthur Funkarelli bring their high octane blend of rock, soul and ska to Spiritbar on Saturday, June 29. Ticket information at the Hume Hotel.

Evil Ebenezer is at The Royal for an allages hip hop show on Sunday, June 30 with Transit and special guests. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the Telus kiosk in the Chahko Mika mall.


July128th-18th years & up

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Sex salon party on Saturday, June 22 at the BookSmyth, featuring live performances by Lisel Forst, Will Klatte and Elena Banfield, erotica readings and a panel discussion with sex experts. Tickets to this adult-only event are $7 to $13, sliding scale. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Isis Essentials.

Keep Jumbo Wild fundraiser at the Ymir Hall on Saturday, June 22 at 7 p.m. featuring a panel discussion with MP Alex Atamanenko, David Reid of the West Kootenay EcoSociety, and others. There will also be a silent auction and the Lazy Poker Blues Band will take the stage after 9 p.m.

BEGINNERS MIND a week long

MEDITATION RETREAT J ULY 6 - 14 ALL ARE WELCOME www. n els on b u d d h a . com

June 14, 2013  

Vurb is a weekly entertainment newspaper distributed Fridays in the Nelson Star.

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