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Two for Tea

British comedy duo host a tea party at the Capitol Theatre

Gold Fever

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Documentary made about the Guatemalan village Selkirk nursing students visit on practicums Page 5 Friday, October 11, 2013

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British actors bring laughs, and tea Sam Van Schie {vurb} editor

A physical comedy duo who spent their summer touring the Fringe Festival circuit is bringing their acclaimed show 2 for Tea to Nelson next week. Created and performed by British actors Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles — who refer to each other, on stage and off, by their character names James Brown and Jamesy Evans — the show is based around a tea party hosted by an obsessive hermit (Jamesy) and an average guy (James) who is trying to help him come out of his shell. Another four other characters will also pop up in the show, with the help of audience members who join the pair on stage, getting into costume and taking on a set of character attributes assigned to them. "Unlike some audience participation shows were people come up on stage and things happen to them, in our show [the volunteers] are part of the show as much as we are," James explains. "We're engaging in play with them, like children in a sandbox." Of course, there's an element of risk because they have no idea what their new co-stars are going to do once they get a spotlight on them. "Every night there are surprises offered to us by the audience that we're able to extend and delight in the genuine impulses that they provide to the show," Jamesy says.

During one performance in Toronto, a man charged up on stage uninvited and started creating his own scenarios and refused to be guided by the pair's suggestions. They found out later he was a professional improviser with the local comedy school. "He really kept us on our toes," James laughs. On other occasions they've selected people with mobility issues or other unexpected challenges that they suddenly have to work into their role. "What's wonderful about these situations is it really shows that anyone of any age or physical capability can play, and play on stage," James says.

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The pair attempt to get everyone in the theatre involved in the show to some extent. They pass out 100 fine china tea cups in the audience and dole out tea throughout the show (anyone who brings their own cup will also have it filled). "We have enough tea for everyone," Jamesy says, slipping in a plug to the show's sponsor, Tetley. "Everyone should feel like they're part of the tea party that is the foundation of the show." While in Nelson, the pair will also spend two weeks at L.V. Rogers teaching performance, improvisation and clown workshops to the high school's 90 theatre students. Check out 2 for Tea at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $12 for students/seniors, available in advance at the Capitol Theare box office or online at capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363.

Ultimate comedy show coming to Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre presents the ultimate theatre comedy show starring four exceptional acts with headliner Roman Danylo accompanied by sketch comedy group Titmouse; the cast of Vancouver’s Urban Improv; and the improvised rock band Mirage. Five years ago Danylo left us rolling in the aisles with his Canadian Tour show. This fall he’s back and he’s not alone. Danylo has appeared in several Canadian TV

Series, including Corner Gas, Comedy Now, Just For Laughs and Made in Canada. He has been nominated twice for a Gemini for performance in Comedy Inc. Danylo enjoys, water sports, raisins and some humans. The sketch comedy group Titmouse consists of members of Canadian Content, The 11th Hour and Suckerpunch. After performing sold-out shows in San Francisco, Chicago and London, England, Canada's comedy

dream team returned home to the land of poutine and health care. The cast of Urban Improv performs Vancouver’s unique version of “The Harold” an improv style made famous in the clubs of New York, Chicago and LA. Fast paced and completely spontaneous, their show is all based on audience suggestions. Mirage has been touted as "the world's greatest improvised rock 'n' roll band." You'll love their British ban-




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ter, raw sex appeal and cool poses. Audience inspired comedic melodies will take you away on a Magic Carpet Ride — of hilarity! Experience this amazing lineup of comedians at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adult or $20 for student. Buy online at or phone 250-352-6363. Remember: laughter stretches muscles, burns calories and produces a natural energy.


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ven if you’re not familiar with his name, chances are you know who Gordie Johnson is.

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You might know him as the lead singer from the ‘90s-conquering Canadian blues-reggae-rock band Big Sugar. Or maybe you know him by his titular moniker in the cowboy metal group Grady. Or perhaps from his numerous and varied production and co-songwriting credits with artists such as The Trews, Joel Plaskett Emergency, and the great Warren Haynes (of Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule) — to name a small fraction. But next Friday, October 18, the multi-faceted Gordie Johnson will be bringing what may be his most intriguing and personal project to date — Sit Down, Servant!! — to Nelson. He will be sharing the stage with veteran Canadian musician Tom Wilson’s latest psychedelic folk group, LeE HARVeY OsMOND. Listening to the energetic (and endlessly quotable) Johnson describe this new incarnation of his musicality, it’s clear that Or the time they joined in with Warren Haynes Spiritbar is in for “a deep night of trippy music.” for 90 improvised minutes that spanned from Whereas his projects Big Sugar and even Grady “electric era Miles Davis to Howlin’ Wolf blues are more easily defined, thus more easily written songs that could go anywhere. And we did it in and talked about, Sit Down, Servant!! (essentially front of 4,000 people,” he laughs. “Like wow, glad a duo with Big Sugar’s drummer, we didn’t bother to rehearse this!” Sit Down, Servant!! Stephane Beaudin) is a different sort Johnson is a musician in the truOctober 18 @ 9 p.m. of animal. est sense of the word, and Sit Down, Tickets $25 “We started Sit Down, Servant!! Servant!! is his vehicle to explore Spiritbar with absolutely no concern whatthat integral part of himself, free soever for fitting into any category,” says John- of the constraints of marketing and contracts. son. “I had surgery last year on my wrist and it “I had a musical career before Big Sugar too, gave me an opportunity to be doing music that where I was playing all kinds of different stuff,” might not have been as physically challenging he says. “So in a lot of ways I get to go back to but was more spiritually challenging. But as music that I used to play when I wouldn’t care we’ve been doing [shows] it continues to evolve about songs on the radio and videos and all of every gig. Now I’m playing synth bass pedals, that. For me [Sit Down, Servant!!] is like, ‘You melodica, and lap steel… We go from playing wanna look at my record collection? Here it is.’” sacred steel,” a gospel roots music tradition “to So don’t expect Gordie Johnson to slow down old reggae songs in dub, to standards and weird any time soon. “We don’t take nights off,” he soundtracks. Sometimes we’ll go 30 minutes relates. “If you’re going to be away from home, without looking up.” you might as well be playing!” There are many veteran rock idols who would And in one week’s time at Spiritbar, he will be. be content to dust off the old songs, worm into the drycleaned tight pants, and parade their same songs to the same crowds, comfortable in their ruts. Not Johnson: “I got no ruts!” he laughs. And looking at the relatively short but awesomely eclectic history of Sit Down, Servant!! thus far, it’s clear he’s telling the truth. There’s the time that they cut a record with the infamous Bushwick Bill of the Geto Boys and became a go-to backing band for rap groups in Keynote speaker: Austin: “There we were just sitting playing one night in Austin and [he] just got up on stage, grabbed the mic, and started rapping. Like, oh my god, it’s the original censorship, triple X rapper who’s on stage with Sit Down, Servant!! Far out! So we did a record with him and then he just started bringing other MCs out to sit in with us.”

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Symphony of the Kootenays One of the Kootenays’ greatest cultural institutions is back after a year’s hiatus. The Symphony of the Kootenays took a year off to re-organize, after a troubled period where it was doubtful whether the institution could even continue. However, the new board and musical director have been working hard to bring the orchestra back to viability. “We are so fortunate to have an organization like this where we live,” said musical director Jeff Faragher. “There are lots of communities that are as wonderful to live in as the Kootenays, but they don’t have the same cultural organizations. I’m really passionate about seeing this succeed.” He said that the key to this success is connecting with the community — connecting with the audience and making the Symphony an experience that’s worth coming out to. “I have yet to meet anyone that’s been to a symphony concert who’s said, ‘I didn’t enjoy that,’” he said. “The key is getting them there and making it enticing enough.”

With that in mind, Faragher and the Symphony have put together a program of concerts that is respectful of the great legacy of classical music but also looks into the future. “We’ve come together with a program that I think presents a lot of familiar classics as well as some different things — there’s some world music on the program, some larger classical works that people may not have heard of,” Faragher said. “But again, we’re not necessarily playing obscure music just for the sake of playing obscure music, we’re playing music that will get people’s toes tapping and get them humming.” The first concert of the season, happening next Saturday, is called “New Beginnings” and will include music from Copland’s wild Rodeo, Smetana’s exploration of the great Moldau and the ever popular Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn . This concert is at the Capitol Theatre on October 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50 for adults or $21 for students, at the Capitol Theatre box office. – Barry Coulter



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his past Friday I had the pleasure of meeting a true fashion icon. Boy George was a huge influence in my life as a kid and still is to this day. He was one of the reasons I wanted to become a make-up artist. Boy George was one of the most influential people in fashion in the 1980s. His style was admired by people around the world. He was not afraid to push boundaries; he set the bar for fashion without a doubt. His iconic androgynous look — shoulder pads, glamorous capes, harem pants, big feathered hats, berets, outstanding make up, and of course his famous black hat — are still in fashion today. He wore patterns with patterns. He mixed vintage with modern. He made a statement and did not care what people thought of him, which is a quality I admire. Never be afraid of what people will think, just be yourself. Fashion Tip: Instead of a tip this week, I will share a quote by Coco Chanel: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

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Film shows gold mine impact Sam Van Schie {vurb} editor


elkirk College nursing students who did their final practicum in Guatemala this spring will recognize many familiar faces in the Gold Fever documentary screening at the Civic Theatre next Wednesday. The film takes place in a small, remote Guatemalan village called San Miguel Itahuacán — the same place local nursing classes have visited each year since 2007. Though the latest batch of students arrived after the film crews, they met many of the same villagers whose stories are told in the documentary. Both the students and the film crew talked to women like Diadora Hernandez whose land and personal health have been impacted by Canadian mining corporations operating in the area. “The students sat with her on her land for two hours listening to her tell her story through translators,” their instructor Mary Ann Morris recalls. The first year Selkirk students visited the village, the mine wasn’t yet in operation. But the next time Morris brought her class down, they immediately noticed the effect of mining activities. “We were choking and coughing from all the air pollution that was created by all the dust,” she says. She believes companies choose to mine in the developing world because of the lack of environmental protections. The mining process in San Miguel Itahuacán involves setting off explosives

on the mountain to break off chunks of rock, then using a huge amount of water mixed with cyanide to separate out the gold. “It’s a very, very inexpensive process, but very destructive to the environment. That was already obvious just a year after the project got started, and it’s only gotten worse.”

The Selkirk students have made numerous presentations about their findings in Guatemala and continue to push for an objective investigation into the health and social concerns raised by the people they met. Morris is careful to point out that they aren’t calling for an end to mining. Rather, they want mining to be done in a way that respects the environment and human health concerns. She says the Gold Fever documentary offers an excellent primer Kootenay Lifestyle Specialists on the issues at play. Kevin Layla Gold Fever 250-354-2958 250.354.3369 is showing at the Nelson We never stop moving® Civic Theatre on WednesThe villagers have staged day, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. protests against the mines in Tickets are $9. A discussion, attempt to get the attention led by the Sustainable Mining of their government, but such Alliance of the Kootenays, will actions are increasingly crimi- follow the film. nalized. There’s still a hope Above: Selkirk College that if people in Canada learn nursing students listening what’s being done by Canadian to Diodora Hernandez tell companies abroad, they will do her story through a trans553about Baker • 250.352.7172 something it. St. Nelsonlator.


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A wildly successful Okanagan winery E ach time we drive through the sloped vineyards of the Black Sage Bench we can’t help but think back to our first visit to Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.

It was in 1998 and all we really knew was that a winery was under construction. We drove into what really did look like a construction area and wandered over to a twostorey building, the second floor of which was level with the parking lot. Obviously, the winery was designed to take advantage of the hillside location and let gravity do some of the work. We stepped through the door and the lone gentleman inside looked surprised. We aren’t really open, he explained, but if you would like to taste some wines we have a couple of bottles open. He led us over to a wine barrel, atop which stood two wine bottles and some tasting glasses. And we fell in love with Burrowing Owl wines. The story actually started five years earlier, when property owner Jim Wyse replanted vineyards that rest on the northern tip of the Sonoran Desert. The extent of his plan was to grow and sell grapes. By 1997, though, the decision had been made to establish a winery. In the ensuing years I have often referred to Burrowing Owl as a winery

that “got it right.” Establish the vineyards then build the winery and start making wine. Then carry on with construction of a tasting room, restaurant and tourist accommodation. It is a model that clearly indicates the Wyse family had its priorities straight. And the results speak for themselves. Last week we parked the car and immediately noticed all the activity around us. In the vineyards, workers were busy picking grapes, a tractor was hauling filled bins up to a sorting conveyor and two women and a man were busy pulling unsatisfactory grapes off the conveyor belt before the clusters fell into the press on the lower level. Inside the tasting room, we were greeted by Sophie, who had been assigned to give us a tasting and tour. Bright, cheerful and very knowledgeable, the French émigré described each wine she poured. We sipped and savoured wines that included a still young but very complex 2011 Pinot Noir, a 2010 Merlot that spent three years in Hungarian Oak and fully delivers on the many flavours one associates with well-made Merlot — it was only noon hour but I found myself thinking about a thick, juicy, rare steak--and a very intense 2010 Syrah. This is one of my favourite grapes and Burrowing Owl does a lovely job with it. People who like to cellar wine will want to put some down for sampling over the next, oh, seven or eight years.


We continued on with the 2010 Athene, which is a Syrah-Cab Sauv blend that really got my juices flowing, as well as 2010 Cab Sauv and luscious 2010 Meritage. All Burrowing Owls reds have great structure, filled with flavour and tannins that come from fruit grown in superior vineyards. Afterward, Sophie took us out for a quick browse through the winery. Along the way we stopped to meet new winemaker Tom DiBello. We have been following DiBello’s career through his wines at CedarCreek, Okanagan Crush Pad (under his own name) and Perseus. He’s one of the province’s best winemakers and at Burrowing Owl he should enjoy working with such great grapes. He was bursting with energy, as all winemakers are with harvest in full swing, but took the time to chat and, a bit later, to introduce us to the maker of a very clever series of items we had noticed in the wine shop. It’s been a particularly bad year for fruit flies around the southern part of the province and this fellow is making attractive and functional stainless steel mesh covers to sit atop wine glasses. The wine is able to breathe, but the fine screen doesn’t allow the tiny flies to get at the liquid. Earlier, when we noticed the screens inside, we had commented on what a good idea they are. Sophie carried our tour on into the winery’s lower level, where

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fermentation tanks fill some areas and oak barrels lie stacked, aging the wines inside. Upstairs, we were invited to look into The Guest House, where 10 gorgeous rooms of varying sizes accommodate visitors yearround. Beautifully decorated and constructed to take advantage of the views in all directions, we could easily imagine spending a few days of rest and relaxation. Across the way, the Sonora Room is a full service restaurant where the original tasting room once was located. Chef Brock Bowes oversees a kitchen that offers a superb menu for lunch and dinner. As we made our way around the wonderful Southwest style architecture we marveled the completeness of the development, all within a relatively small area. The design of the buildings, which takes full advantage of the sloped land, results in a small footprint that doesn’t take too much away from a property whose best use is agriculture (and providing habitat for the winery’s pet project, the endangered burrowing owl). It’s the culmination of the long-term vision of the Wyse family, people who have remained stolidly committed not only to their business, but to the surrounding environment. Lorne Eckersley is publisher of the Creston Valley Advance. His website,, features a collection of columns, stories and photos about wine, food, travel and arts.

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Method Tomatoes Preheat oven to 400F. Combine tomatoes, oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Place cut side up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast for 25 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool

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Lee Harvey Osmond and Gordie Johnson co-headline at Spiritbar on Friday, October 18. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in advance at the Hume Hotel.

Movie screenings at the Nelson Civic Theatre this weekend (October 11 to 15) include Rush, about the golden age of Formula 1 racing, showing Friday and Sunday at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday and Tuesday at 9 p.m.; and Don Jon, about a man who develops unrealistic expectations of intimacy from watching porn and must learn a lesson about real love, showing Friday and Sunday at 9:15 p.m., and Saturday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Movie trailers are available at

Symphony of the Kootenays presents New Beginnings at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday, October 19. The program will feature works by Copland, Smetana and Felix Mendelssohn. Tickets are $29.50 for adults or $21 for students, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office.

Gold Fever, an award-winning documentary film about the race for resource extraction in Guatemala is screening at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. A discussion will follow the film.

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Redfish Elementary and Missoula Children's Theatre are proud to present a musical adaptation of The Secret Garden, performed by the students of Redfish on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. British comedians James Brown and Jamesy Evans will be performing their hilarious award-winning production of 2 for Tea at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $12 for students/seniors, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at The Capitol Theatre presents the ultimate theatre comedy show starring four exceptional acts. Headliner Roman Danylo is accompanied by sketch comedy group Titmouse; the cast of Vancouver’s Urban Improv; and Mirage, an improvised rock ‘n’ roll band. Come experience this life-changing act on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students and Capitol season subscribers. Advance tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at Jeff and Lisel Forst co-star in the world premiere of Cop Shop/Grow Op, an original play written by Jeff, on Saturday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at TNT Playhouse presents George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Men directed by Geoff Burns at the Capitol Theatre from October 31 to November 3 at 8 p.m. nightly. The local cast includes Phil Sarsons, Carley Brandel, Lucas Myers and more. Tickets are $21 for adults and $16 for students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.



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Legendary UK DJ Aphrodite will be spinning drum 'n' bass at Spiritbar tonight.


Starting at 9am For pre pick up please call Michelle 250-505-6197. You can also donate bottles and cans to the Rhythm Ropers at Nelson Leaf’s bottle depot at any time.


Authors and social historians Patricia and Bob Malcolmson offer a glimpse into the role of personal journals in our understanding of history in a special presentation on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson Public Library.


UK drum 'n' bass DJ Aphrodite returns to Spiritbar on Friday, October 11 with Earthtone and Big Worm. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel. On Friday, October 11, a seven-member edition of the Alberta-based Front Porch Roots Revue will take to the Capitol Theatre stage and rock the house with over two dozen cherry-picked selections from the songbook of The Band. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, available in advance at the Capitol Theatre box office and online at


Spiritbar hosts a night of twerking and teasing as Samantha Blondtron Mathews and Sweet Soul Burlesque team up to bring a show for the eyes and the dancefloor. Doors open at 9 p.m. First 100 tickets are $15, available in advance at the Hume Hotel. Ornament & Crime, Dusty Bones, and Law of Signs play a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on Tuesday, October 15. Tickets are $10. Vancouver’s new wave synth trio, Terrace, bring their original sound to Spiritbar on Thursday, October 17 with Justin Pleasure, who will be performing a future house DJ set. Doors open at 10 p.m. Cover is $5. Six-time Juno award winning singersongwriter Colin James plays an acoustic concert at the Capitol Theatre on October 17. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

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Mat the Alien returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, October 19 with Deeps. Doors open at 10 p.m. First 100 tickets are $15 at the Hume Hotel or search “Hume Hotel” on Invasives and War Baby play a live-to-air show in the basement of the Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, October 19. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Selkirk Pro-Musica presents West Kootenay blues artists Holly and Jon on Monday, October 21 at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral (Silica and Ward). The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students, available at Otter Books and at the door. Multiple Juno Award winning Toronto band The Sadies play Spiritbar on Tuesday, October 22. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20, available in advance at the Hume Hotel or at by searching “Hume Hotel” Nelson Overture Concerts Society presents The Gryphon Trio on October 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults or $14 for students. A series pass is available for $75 and includes admission to see this and three other concerts in the 2013-14 series, including Borealis String Quartet on November 17, pianist Jane Coop on February 2, and Galena Trio on April 19. All concerts at the Capitol Theatre, Nelson. Tickets available at

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October 11, 2013  

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

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