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The Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival is being forced to re-imagine its future. Photo: Louis Bockner

Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival cancelled for 2021

Ticket holders from the 2020 festival will be offered refunds as festival re-imagines its future

Barry Coulter photo

The force of the ice

X-wing ice sculpture adorns HeidOut patio in Cranbrook

Amy Penney is directing “The Shape Of A Girl” for CCT in May, 2021.

Cranbrook Community Theatre: Classics Revisited, live theatre slated for 2021

Cranbrook Community Theatre is ringing in 2021 with three opportunities for theatre…

A new production of one of the most popular musicals of the modern era features a strong local connection with Cranbrook.

Cast of Storybook Theatre’s ‘Annie’ features local connection

Production is now available for viewing via online streaming until January 17, 2021.

A new production of one of the most popular musicals of the modern era features a strong local connection with Cranbrook.
The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol,” with Jordan Adams as Scrooge, to audiences this year.

Wild Drama presents “A Christmas Carol” online

The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol” to audiences this year.

The Drama students at Mount Baker Secondary School have had to pull out all the stops by bring their production of “A Christmas Carol,” with Jordan Adams as Scrooge, to audiences this year.
Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson performers cope with COVID-19

How four prominent performers are responding to the loss of their audiences

Choir director and singer Allison Girvan. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Colin James put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. But his Okanagan tour for 2020 has been postponed until 2021. (Photo by Terry Farrell)
Colin James put on a great show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds as part of the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest. But his Okanagan tour for 2020 has been postponed until 2021. (Photo by Terry Farrell)
Maddisun hits a new level with ‘Self-Reflections’

Maddisun hits a new level with ‘Self-Reflections’

A review of Kootenay musician/songwriter’s new album

  • Oct 11, 2020
Maddisun hits a new level with ‘Self-Reflections’
“Almost, Maine:” Written by John Cariani; directed by Michelle McCue and Bob McCue, and produced by Brenda Burley, opens Friday, September 25, at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook, and runs for six shows. (Christina Blaskovich photos)

A Winter’s Tale: Live theatre returns to Cranbrook with “Almost, Maine”

Cranbrook Community Theatre presentation, opening Friday, shows us how we leave each other, and how we make our way back

“Almost, Maine:” Written by John Cariani; directed by Michelle McCue and Bob McCue, and produced by Brenda Burley, opens Friday, September 25, at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook, and runs for six shows. (Christina Blaskovich photos)
PeakFest 2020 brings live music back to Cranbrook

PeakFest 2020 brings live music back to Cranbrook

FPPAS’s “Masquerade in Moir” launches four weekend festival

PeakFest 2020 brings live music back to Cranbrook
Live music returns to Cranbrook with PeakFest 2020

Live music returns to Cranbrook with PeakFest 2020

“Maskerade in Moir” to be held over four Saturdays in September in Moir Park

Live music returns to Cranbrook with PeakFest 2020
Melodie Hull with a copy of her latest book, “Jollyboy And Other Tales Of The Peace.” (Barry Coulter photo)

New book tells colourful stories of early days in the Peace Country

“Jollyboy And Other Tales From The Peace,” by Melodie Hull, features stories recounted by her father

Melodie Hull with a copy of her latest book, “Jollyboy And Other Tales Of The Peace.” (Barry Coulter photo)
Maddisun releases album ‘Self Reflections’

Maddisun releases album ‘Self Reflections’

After years of songwriting and playing shows in the East Kootenay area,…

Maddisun releases album ‘Self Reflections’
Brent Carver: Memory and the power of performance

Brent Carver: Memory and the power of performance

As a teenager growing up in a one-TV-channel world (later two-channel) I…

Brent Carver: Memory and the power of performance
Brent Carver: A legend of stage, screen and TV

Brent Carver: A legend of stage, screen and TV

Over the years, the Cranbrook thespian earned his place as one of Canada’s greatest actors

Brent Carver: A legend of stage, screen and TV
The Locals Coffeehouse committee — Back row, left to right: Steve Lungal (Potluck Steve), Doug Crawley, Lorraine Hagel, Leslie Stevens, Stacy Oig, Beth Crawley. Front, left to right – Jon Bisset, Shawna Plant, Darcy Russell and Mark Casey. Photo submitted

Locals Coffeehouse cancels upcoming season

Popular concert series donates proceeds from last season to Cranbrook Community Theatre

The Locals Coffeehouse committee — Back row, left to right: Steve Lungal (Potluck Steve), Doug Crawley, Lorraine Hagel, Leslie Stevens, Stacy Oig, Beth Crawley. Front, left to right – Jon Bisset, Shawna Plant, Darcy Russell and Mark Casey. Photo submitted
The Zombies, and the lasting legacy of “Odessey and Oracle”

The Zombies, and the lasting legacy of “Odessey and Oracle”

An interview with Colin Blunstone, lead singer of the legendary rock band

The Zombies, and the lasting legacy of “Odessey and Oracle”
Pictured are a few of the cast members during the filming of Wild Theatre’s online production of ‘Footloose’. (Submitted file)

WATCH: Mount Baker students create online musical theatre project

Their production of ‘Oklahoma!’ was cancelled due to COVID-19

Pictured are a few of the cast members during the filming of Wild Theatre’s online production of ‘Footloose’. (Submitted file)
The Littlejazz Orchestra has released a new album titled ‘Tobasco’. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook’s Littlejazz Orchestra releases spicy new album titled ‘Tabasco’

A release concert, originally scheduled for April 9, has been postponed until further notice.

The Littlejazz Orchestra has released a new album titled ‘Tobasco’. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the heritage town during Fort Steele’s 30th annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Corey Bullock file)

Fort Steele to host 30th annual Easter egg hunt this April

This year there will be more even more chances to win the coveted golden eggs.

Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the heritage town during Fort Steele’s 30th annual Easter Egg Hunt. (Corey Bullock file)