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On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.

Triple Band Stand evening presents the region’s best Jazz

Jazz is the word of the day, and the day is April…

On Friday, April 8, the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook will play host to “the Triple Band Stand,” a concert of instrumental jazz on the theatre’s main stage. The headliner is a new big band, Brass Roots. Take 4 and little jazz orchestra are also on the bill.
Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)

Shane Koyczan: Getting back to the air

The renowned poet and spoken word artist on how art is an element that feeds us, how hard the pandemic was on artists and the arts, and the trepidation of getting back on the road

Shane Koyczan, pictured at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, 2017. Koyczan returns to the Key City Theatre on Tueday, May 10, 2022. (Barry Coulter photo)
Stephanie Kress directs Michael Grossman (left) and Landon Elliott in Mitch Albom’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,” now in rehearsals at the Studio Stage Door.

‘Tuesdays with Morrie:’ Death’s lessons for Life

Cranbrook Community Theatre’s latest play is now in rehearsals at Studio Stage Door

Stephanie Kress directs Michael Grossman (left) and Landon Elliott in Mitch Albom’s ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,” now in rehearsals at the Studio Stage Door.
Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissie Crowley and Zakk Cormier are pictured at soundcheck at the Key City Theatre, a few hours before their 7:30 concert, Saturday, March 12.
Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissie Crowley and Zakk Cormier are pictured at soundcheck at the Key City Theatre, a few hours before their 7:30 concert, Saturday, March 12.
‘The Captain Is Still On Board,’ by Joseph Cross. (Courtesy josephcrossart.com)

‘The Captain Is Still On Board’ takes top prize

Cranbrook artist Joseph Cross wins 1st Place at Federation of Canadian Artists Inaugural Online Exhibition

‘The Captain Is Still On Board,’ by Joseph Cross. (Courtesy josephcrossart.com)
Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)

Renowned poet Shane Koyczan returning to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre

In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening ceremonies…

Poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook, November, 2017. (Barry Coulter photos)
The Aliens

CCT’s ‘The Aliens:” A journey to the margins

Cranbrook’s latest play running at the Studio Stage Door in Cranbrook

The Aliens
Clockwise from top left: The Wardens; Tim Ross; Dave McCann and Ethan "Shorty" Askey; The Confluentials; John Wort Hannam; Heather Gemmell; RedGirl; Maddisun.

Winter Ale concert series will light up winter and spring

Key City Theatre, Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society hosting four shows

  • Feb 11, 2022
Clockwise from top left: The Wardens; Tim Ross; Dave McCann and Ethan "Shorty" Askey; The Confluentials; John Wort Hannam; Heather Gemmell; RedGirl; Maddisun.
Entry deadline for the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival has been pushed back to Feb. 14. File photo

Call for entries to East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival extended to Feb. 14

The deadline for entries into this year’s East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival…

Entry deadline for the East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival has been pushed back to Feb. 14. File photo
Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)

UPDATE: Jesse Cook Okanagan-Kootenay stops rescheduled

Tour dates in Cranbrook, Kelowna and Vernon for award-winning guitarist moved to September

Multi-award-winning Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook has postponed tour dates in Vernon, Kelowna and Cranbrook slated for February/March due to provincial health orders, and rescheduled the stops for September. (Matt Barnes photo)
Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo and Juliet plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook February 2 (photo courtesy Key City Theatre).

Know It All: A cautious start to the new year in arts and entertainment

Esxcept for a few events, the arts scene is on a bit…

Ballet Jörgen’s Romeo and Juliet plays the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook February 2 (photo courtesy Key City Theatre).
The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file
The East Kootenay Performing Arts Festival is back in 2022. EKPAF file
THE SCIENCE OF THE AWKWARD PAUSE: Cranbrook Community Theatre’s latest production — “The Aliens,” about a couple of hippie-beatnik slackers who take a nerdy youth under their wing — is currently in rehearsal, and set to open February 11 at the Studio Stage Door in downtown Cranbrook. The Annie Baker play, directed by Duncan Chalmers, features (from left) Matt Van Boeyen, Will Nicholson and Woody Maguire. Photo by Barry Coulter.

Cranbrook Community Theatre: Aliens set to land at Studio Stage Door

Duncan Chalmers directs the Annie Baker play ‘The Aliens,’ opening February 11

THE SCIENCE OF THE AWKWARD PAUSE: Cranbrook Community Theatre’s latest production — “The Aliens,” about a couple of hippie-beatnik slackers who take a nerdy youth under their wing — is currently in rehearsal, and set to open February 11 at the Studio Stage Door in downtown Cranbrook. The Annie Baker play, directed by Duncan Chalmers, features (from left) Matt Van Boeyen, Will Nicholson and Woody Maguire. Photo by Barry Coulter.
The Banff Film Fest hits Key City Theatre on January 7 and 8, 2022. Submitted file.
The Banff Film Fest hits Key City Theatre on January 7 and 8, 2022. Submitted file.
"9 To 5: The Musical" opens Dec. 31 at Key City Theatre. Barry Coulter photo

Photo gallery: “9 To 5: The Musical” opens Dec. 31 at Key City Theatre

The Key City Theatre is marking the end of 2021 with a…

"9 To 5: The Musical" opens Dec. 31 at Key City Theatre. Barry Coulter photo
Scenes from rehearsal: ‘9 to 5 the Musical,’ featuring a dynamic local cast, runs New Year’s Eve at the Key City Theatre, then January 14, 15, 16 (matinee), 20, 21 and 22.  Photos by Stephanie Moore

The show must go on: Cranbrook musical theatrical tradition emerges from pandemic

Despite new restrictions, ‘9 To 5: The Musical’ will kick off the new year at the Key City Theatre

Scenes from rehearsal: ‘9 to 5 the Musical,’ featuring a dynamic local cast, runs New Year’s Eve at the Key City Theatre, then January 14, 15, 16 (matinee), 20, 21 and 22.  Photos by Stephanie Moore
Scenes from rehearsal: ‘9 to 5 the Musical,’ featuring a dynamic local cast, runs New Year’s Eve at the Key City Theatre, then January 14, 15, 16 (matinee), 20, 21 and 22. Photos by Stephanie Moore

‘9 to 5’ helps relaunch the performing arts

Musical kicks off the new year at Key City Theatre, runs in January

  • Dec 15, 2021
Scenes from rehearsal: ‘9 to 5 the Musical,’ featuring a dynamic local cast, runs New Year’s Eve at the Key City Theatre, then January 14, 15, 16 (matinee), 20, 21 and 22. Photos by Stephanie Moore
littlejazz Orchestra, left to right: Evan Bueckert, Sven Heyde, Janice Nicli and Graham Barnes.

littlejazz Orchestra putting the swing into that Christmas thing

LJO live at the HeidOut in Cranbrook, Friday, Dec. 17

littlejazz Orchestra, left to right: Evan Bueckert, Sven Heyde, Janice Nicli and Graham Barnes.
Take Four will play the Kimberley Elks Club on Friday, Dec. 17. Left to right: Don Glasrud, Graham Knipfel, Randy Marchi, Tim Plait and Jim Cameron.

Take Four to play at Kimberley Elks Club on Dec. 17

Kimberley’s Take Four will be performing a blend of traditional jazz and…

Take Four will play the Kimberley Elks Club on Friday, Dec. 17. Left to right: Don Glasrud, Graham Knipfel, Randy Marchi, Tim Plait and Jim Cameron.
Jesse Cook and his band at the Key City Theatre in September, 2015. Barry Coulter file photo

Jesse Cook: Tempest forecast for March, 2022

After a two year delay, renowned World guitarist hits the road to mark the 25 anniversary of the release of his first album

Jesse Cook and his band at the Key City Theatre in September, 2015. Barry Coulter file photo