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Friday, February 21, 2014 • Volume 3 Issue 3

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Annual showcase returns to the Capitol

lava Doval's DanceFusion will take over the Capitol Theatre stage next Saturday for its third annual student showcase. There will be more than 120 dancers of all ages performing dances inspired by Bollywood, street jazz, electro swing, contemporary, hip hop, skirt dance, Afro-house, Afro-Colombian and more. "I've been getting into a lot more urban styles and becoming less folky," Doval said of her dance program. Originally her school was called FolkFusion but she changed it to DanceFusion last year to be more encompassing of all styles. "It's been a natural progression. I've been teaching a lot of the same students for years, and they want to try new things," she said. Doval, who was born in Slovakia, began developing her signature style of fusion dance four years ago. It started with one small class of her niece and five of her niece's friends who would go to the markets to dance.

From there it grew into a full-time job. DanceFusion now offers 19 classes per week, and Doval teaches all but three of them. She brought on a few extra instructors in January to help out with some new classes, like break dance and introduction to skirt dance. In the summertime, her students regularly perform at outdoor events like MarketFest, Starbelly Jam and Unity Fest. The annual showcase is the one time each year DanceFusion presents its own dance-only event. Each of the two parts in the 90-minute program will begin with dances by the little kids, ages five and six, and progress to the adult dances. Doval's been really excited about the number of mothers and grandmothers who have joined her classes in the past year. "I always get a ton of little kids, but it's been great to see more of a representation in the older age ranges," she said. "The parents enjoy themselves just as much as their kids do." Slava Doval’s DanceFusion Showcase goes Saturday, March 1 at the Capitol Theatre at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets $6 for the matinee or $12 for the evening. Buy online or phone 250-352-6363. — Sam Van Schie


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ith an eye on inspiring the future generation of great musicians, Selkirk College music and technology program instructor Gilles Parenteau is putting together a rare gathering of the community’s most talented keyboard mentors. In an evening dubbed Piano Power, nine Nelson area keyboard teachers and an assortment of current Selkirk College music students will put on a performance at the Shambhala Hall on February 27.

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“It’s going to be the first time all these teachers are performing in one room at the same time,” says Parenteau. “It’s going to be a pretty special night.” The featured teachers are Muriel Tyler, Dorothy Fraser, Nancy Potter, Anne Macdonald, Donna Goodwin, Jane Ballantine, Danielle Corbin, Judy Runions and Parenteau. They will perform pieces in a wide variety of musical styles from classical to wild electronics. The goal of the evening is to show young people of the community the power of piano. With instruments like the guitar capturing the imagination of youth, Parenteau feels keyboards are getting left behind because the instrument lacks some of the “cool factor” today’s younger generation covets. By showing current and potential students the impressive skills of their teachers, the Selkirk College keyboard instructor hopes to inspire a new generation. “I would like the young people to see all the different things you can do with keyboards,” says Parenteau. “We have such an amazing core of piano teachers in this community, their skills are the best showcase of how important the instrument is.” Piano Power starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. Admission is free, but any donations will go towards a clean water project in Togo. Left: Selkirk College music instructor Gilles Parenteau will be among those performing at Piano Power on February 27. (Photo courtesy of Bob Hall / Selkirk College)

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Local youth bring Vancouver’s Mountain Film Festival to Civic

SelfDesign High’s WildEarth Outdoor Program is bringing the 2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) to the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, March 5. This festival celebrates mountain sports and culture and will feature indie outdoor films on a variety of subjects from rock climbing to the obscure world of cave uni-cycling. Youth participating in the SelfDesign High WildEarth Outdoor Program are organizing this film festival, with guidance from their mentor Blue Netherclift, as a fundraising effort to support upcoming outdoor adventures. “The focus of this festival is a great fit for this outdoor adventure group that has been busy learning how to explore and appreciate our area’s natural landscape, while concurrently becoming aware of how to stay safe and be respectful while in the wilderness,” Netherclift said. In addition, through the process of organizing the festival the youth are learning about what it takes to organize, promote and host an event. The film screenings will start at 7 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door 30 minutes before the show. Advance tickets available at Gericks Cycle and Ski (cash only). Accompanied children under 12 are free. The SelfDesign High WildEarth Outdoor Program is an adventure based, experiential high school program. Participants develop leadership, entrepreneurial and teamwork skills.

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TNT’s play reading series returns TNT’s 2014 Play Reading Series kicks off this Saturday with a performance of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning Talley’s Folly. “It’s a week late for Valentines,” admits organizer Richard Rowberry, “but if anyone has a need for more romance in their lives, this will hit the spot.” Nelsonites may remember the script from a previous TNT production. “We produced it 12 years ago and it’s still one

of my all-time favourites — very witty, emotionally powerful, with two totally lovely characters.” The same two actors that were in TNT’s original production — Geoff Burns and Cate Baio — are back for this reading. The play follows Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, who has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible, but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses. See the play reading at Shanti Yoga Studio (237 Baker Street) on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

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air warning: I’m going to do a lot of name-dropping here. Not in that braggy, sycophantic way, collecting names like playing cards and throwing them down when you think you have a win. Nah, it’s not going to be that impressive. No cool anecdotes about Shania Twain and tuna sandwiches. They might be obscure references or incriminatingly hipsterish, but do your best to stay with me. No, I’m going to drop names because, when you sit down to listen to the album that I’ve been listening to for the last week, and you start to talk about it, you can’t really help it. It’s the kind of album that wears its influences proudly, that draws from the talent around it, that isn’t afraid of a shout-out. Kalle Mattson – Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold This is the third full-length album from the prolif- song begins with a gorgeous fingerpicking pattern ic, Ottawa-based folk rock songwriter Kalle Mattson, and Mattson’s reverbed vocals before growing into and from the beginning it’s clear that although the a somber military march. album bears Mattson’s name, it has a bigger sound Mattson is also prone to dropping literary referthan that. This isn’t just a guy and his guitar, but a full ences into his songs: a Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik band cranking it to 11, a mere twelve seconds into Sweetheart reference in “The Moon is Gold,� the the first song, “An American Dream.� A horn melody Shakespeare/Faulkner/Poe triad in the Cave Singersis blaring, somebody’s going to town on a set of esque “Sound & Fury (A Dream Within a Dream),� cymbals, a gnarly, distorted guitar tries and a James Joyce nod in “The Living to push through. It’s a pretty definitive & The Dead.� statement before it suddenly quiets, The only time that Mattson’s artful allowing room for Mattson’s voice to repurposing of material goes astray interject. And then it’s off again. Think is in the song “Pick Me Up,� which Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallbears a chorus identical to that of BC est Man on Earth (the stochastically indie favourite Aidan Knight’s song named Kristian Matsson) as perform“Jasper.� Whether Mattson was aware ing vocal duties for Wilco or Neutral of this or not (the lyrics and vocal Milk Hotel. inflections are too similar to dismiss) Though Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold is, by it’s likely that listeners in their shared musical niche folk rock standards, a pretty raucous record, Mattson would be familiar with both artists and might feel is quite deft at reigning in the scrappy energy of his a little conflicted. sound when he needs to. The ‘90s alt rock-inspired Kalle Mattson will be playing a house show at The “Hurt People Hurt People� (like a more coherent, Special on March 5. I predict a joyous, loud, and less-screamy The Vines track) and the distorted pro- pumped-up atmosphere. Do your best to check it out! pulsion of “God’s Only Son� (a perfect companion to most any The Weakerthans song) give way to the Eli Geddis is a Nelson-based writer, musician, and restraint of quieter tracks like “A Love Song to the arts instructor. You can read all past Phono Files and City,� and album highlight “Darkness.� The latter more at


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Arts Council hosts toonie tour The Nelson and District Arts Council is pleased to launch their “Toonie Tours” series with an exhibition of the relief prints of Cliff Robinson (1916 to 1992). A student of Walter Phillips and A.C. Leighton, Robinson was to become University of BC’s first travelling instructor of art and design in 1949. In that capacity he taught some summer classes at Notre Dame University College in Nelson. By the mid 1950s, Robinson served as first director of CBC TV Vancouver. Although working in a variety of mediums, Cliff Robinson is best known for his relief prints. The showing of Robinson’s prints and print blocks will take place on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 511 Nelson Avenue (look for the big brown house). Admission is $2, with proceeds going to support the projects of the Nelson and District Arts Council. Left: One of the Cliff Robinson relief prints that will be on display at 511 Nelson Avenue this weekend.

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This well known Vancouver band features the striking vocals of Chelsea Johnson along with the vocals and keyboard-melting fingerwork of Adam Farnsworth. Add the multi-instrumentalist Ashton Sweet on baritone saxophone and well-toured percussionist Kenan Sungur on drums and you have one hot band. Each evening the music gets underway at 9 p.m. and admission, as always, will be by donation. Kayu’s Cafe is open every day of the week and keeps the doors open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Owner Nala Keane also has operated the Little Slocan Lodge and is no stranger to staging great musical events. Kayu’s Cafe is located on Highway 6 in Winlaw. They can be found on Facebook as well as at

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s I carried my armload of bottles to the living room one evening, Angela raised her eyebrows. I was tempted to break into a very bad rendition of Johnny Nash’s great song “I Can See Clearly Now.” “Research,” I said. I set the bottles on the coffee table and a glass in front of each of the four bottles. She said, “Get me some glasses, too.” The story starts earlier in 2013, when I learned about a vodka called, intriguingly, Kealy’s Moonshine. In the summer I had connected via LinkedIn with Nicole Kealy, who owns the Kealy Beverage company out of the Lower Mainland along with her husband, Mason Kealy. I was intrigued to learn about their vodka, which they have made in Holland. After distillation it is filled through diamond dust. Yep, that’s right, diamond dust. Why? Well, the Kealys set out to make vodka that didn’t distract from whatever mix it was blended with. “The fact is, the majority of alcohol drinkers in the world mix their drinks, be it highballs, cocktails or shooters,” says the company’s web site. “We decided to make your mixed drink experience taste like the mix, not the alcohol. We made it our professional goal to

develop the best mixing alcohol in the world so you never have to suffer “Alcohol Shiver” again. And we have done it! We made you a product so pure and clean, all you will taste in your Highball is what you want to taste.” I couldn’t get easy access to a bottle in the summer, but a check of the web site last month said it was available in my local beer and wine store. And it was. By coincidence, I had purchased another Dutch vodka as a gift that I hadn’t needed to give away. Before shopping, I looked for guidance from a random web site, whose writer rated Effen vodka as the world’s best. And who isn’t going to like that name? I rounded out the tasting lineup with Kirkland’s vodka, from an unknown producer under the Costco brand name, and Okanagan Spirits vodka, our go-to when we want to have a vodka

and tonic on the deck in the summer. The first sips were straight — no ice or mix. Kealy’s was unexpectedly smooth, almost creamy. It had no discernible taste except for alcohol, which was subtle and not in the least harsh. Effen had a similar mouth feel, but with perhaps the slightest flavour of herbs, but nothing that we could actually identify. Interestingly, while the Kirkland brand promotes that it is distilled six times (Each distillation removes more impurities and creates higher alcohol content — water is added after the fact to all vodkas to bring it down to the desired alcohol ratio. Obviously, distillers are very fussy about the purity of water used at that point.), the Effen process claims to be distilled “hundreds of times” in a process it describes as continuous rectification. Of all the vodkas in our test, Okanagan Spirits is the only local craft distillery, producing very small quantities at a time. Falling somewhere between the mass-produced Kirkland and the other two brands in mouth feel, OS left a very pleasant after-taste, but seemed to be a bit more alcohol-forward than Kealy’s and Effen. Once we played with the neat samples, I brought out a syringe and pure orange juice to see how each bottle did in a Screwdriver. I used the syringe to measure tiny Screwdrivers, three parts orange juice to one part vodka.

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Kealy’s clearly meets its goal in this test. It added no taste at all to the juice and had only a very subtle alcohol influence. I find it interesting that in the Effen web site, the distillation process is undertaken at a lower temperature than for most vodkas in an effort to avoid carmelization which results from traces of burnt sugar. It, too, produced a very smooth Screwdriver. The harshest alcohol flavours were found in the Kirkland brand, although they were harsh only by comparison. Even they were far from unpleasant. Personally, I don’t favour mixed drinks. I am happier with good quality brands of vodka, single malt whisky, brandy, aged tequila, gin or even rum, neat or on the rocks. My favourites are almost always from small producers. The exception is the occasional rum and cola or gin or vodka and tonic on a hot summer day. We had great fun doing our little test. There really was, in the end, no clear winner. But Kealy’s and Effen would be my first choices for neat shots. Okanagan Spirits will remain our choice for V & Ts, because it gives us an excuse to visit the distillery when we are in Kelowna. Lorne Eckersley is the publisher of the Creston Valley Advance. His website,, features a collection of his columns, stories and more.


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Touchstones Nelson has a new Gallery B exhibit called Good Medicine: Nelson’s Healthcare History opening Saturday, February 22. This eclectic exhibit will trace both the development and decline of health services in our community up to the present.

Slava Doval’s DanceFusion Showcase goes Saturday, March 1 at the Capitol Theatre at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The show will feature more than 120 dancers of all ages. Tickets $6 for the matinee performance or $12 for the evening. Buy online or phone 250-352-6363.

Nelson and District Arts Council launches its “Toonie Tours” series with an exhibition of the relief prints of Cliff Robinson (1916– 1992) on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 511 Nelson Avenue (big brown house). Admission is a toonie, with proceeds going to support Arts Council projects.

The Capitol Kids Series continues with Monster Theatre’s Miniature Masterpieces, a presentation of three play adaptations of classic children’s stories (Anne of Green Gables, The Ugly Duckling, and Tales from the Greek Myths), on Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12.50. Buy online capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363.


The Capitol Theatre presents Tara Travis’ Monster Theatre with Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII. The Betrayed Wife. The Scheming Wife. The Peacemaker. The Ugly German. The Slutty One. The One in Love with Someone Else. Six queens. Six love stories. Six deaths. One Actress! You’ve never heard the story told like this. Tara’s performance is absolutely astonishing and is reason alone to see the show on Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students. Buy online capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363.

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival film night goes Friday, February 21 at the Capitol Theatre, featuring some of the best video, imagery and multi-media presentations to emerge from the Kootenays. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 at This Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday (February 21 to 23 and 25) The Lego Movie will screen at the Nelson Civic Theatre at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The Nelson Civic Theatre breaks out the glitter for its first birthday and the Oscars, with a week of Oscar-nominated films and a party. Everyone is invited to watch nominees Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and Ernest and Celestine (February 26 to 28 and March 2). On Saturday, March 1, the “Nelson Hustle” Oscar party and screening of the movie American Hustle is a chance to dress up in ‘70s glam, with food, fun, and prizes, for 19 and up. The week culminates with a live satellite feed of the Oscar Awards on Sunday, March 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds benefit the much-needed concession upgrades. Details at SelfDesign High’s Wild Earth program hosts the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival’s “Best of the Fest Tour” at the Nelson Civic Theatre on Wednesday, March 5. Come enjoy a night of excellent indie outdoor films on a variety of subjects from rock climbing to the obscure world of cave unicycling. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and accompanied children under 12 are free.


TNT’s 2014 Play Reading Series kicks off Saturday, February 22 with a performance of Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly, read by Geoff Burns and Cate Baio, at Shanti Yoga Studio (237 Baker Street). The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

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Nanaimo poet and reviewer Peter Culley will read from his poems and speak about his work at Oxygen Art Centre on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. This event is free ($5 donation recommended) and open to the public. The Nelson Public Library goes pink this February. Pink Words: Writers Against Bullying tackles a pervasive problem in an evening of readings by authors Jane Byers, Anne DeGrace and Cyndi Sand-Eveland along with youth writers from L.V. Rogers secondary school on Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds to benefit the Nelson and District Youth Centre. Come out, wear pink, and take a stand against bullying.

Victoria ska band Dope Soda plays Spiritbar on Thursday, February 27. Ticket info at the Hume Hotel.

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Beats at BiBo features DJ iSick on Friday, February 21. Start your night with amazing food and cocktail before heading down to Spiritbar for the unbelievably stacked night with the Martins and Smalltown DJs (see below). To reserve a table call 250-352-2744. San Francisco DJ Justin Martin brings his Magic Mountain tour to Spiritbar with Christina Martin and Smalltown DJs on Friday, February 21. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at the Hume Hotel. On Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ellison’s Cafe Acoustic Unplugged Sessions features Arron Nelson on banjo and guitar performing classic rock, jazz and originals. Next up is Brian Rosen and Rob Funk on melodica, guitar, piano and djembe with some uplifting funk, folk and reggae. Admission is free and donations will be accepted for the bands. The Capitol Theatre’s presentation series continues with the breathtaking fiddle playing, step dancing, and sweet singing of the April Verch Trio on Saturday, February 22. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for students and Capitol season subscribers. Buy online at capitoltheatre. or phone 250-352-6363. Delhi 2 Dublin returns to Spiritbar on Saturday, February 22 with The Man In Havana. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel or online at Piano Power, featuring Gilles Parenteau and eight other Nelson area keyboard teachers and current Selkirk College music students, goes at the Shambhala Hall on February 27 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and any donations will go towards a clean water project in Togo. Juno Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook brings his Blue Guitar Tour to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

Montreal folk rocker Mark Berube plays an early show at Spiritbar on Friday, February 28 with The Bros Landreth. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the Hume Hotel or Aussie blues surf-rocker Ash Grunwald plays a late show at Spiritbar on Friday, February 28. Doors open at 11 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the Hume Hotel or online at (search “Hume Hotel”). Folk duo Sofiella Watt and Huckleberry Jim play an all-ages show at Expressions Cafe on Saturday, March 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15 Trans Connect presents


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Nelson's first ever "Blues, Brews and BBQ" goes Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Eagle's Hall (641 Baker Street) and will feature live blues music by Clinton Swanson and Friends, Lazy Poker Blues Band, The Kelly Fawgett Band, Bill Lynch, Aardvark Unplugged and Jon Burden, drinks features from Nelson Brewing Company, and authentic southernstyle cuisine by Smokewood BBQ. Tickets are $18, available in advance at Otter Books. Proceeds go to the Jumbo Wild campaign. Nelson metal band Minus The Czar is having a two-album release show in the basement of the Kootenay Co-op Radio on Saturday, March 1 with guests Chinese for Travelers and Wayner. The concert will be broadcast live on the KCR at 93.5 FM. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. UK drum and bass superstars Sigma make their Kootenay debut at Spiritbar on Saturday, March 1 with Nelson’s own Billy Bangers and D-Sun. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel. Kalle Matson plays a public house concert at The Special (810 Silica Street) on Wednesday, March 5 with El Gordo. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.

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