Tuesday September 02, 2014





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KAG art show: It's almost time to release the monsters

Monsters have generated terror, disgust and wonder throughout the ages as an embodiment of humanity’s fear of the unknown.
But as much as they repel, they also attract, as exemplified by the...

Theatre troupe gives Aladdin some panto panache

It’s been a book, a musical, an animated TV series, a video game and multiple film incarnations from Hollywood to Bollywood.
But this is quite possibly the best version ever.

SHANNON’S PICK OF THE WEEK

WHAT: Aladdin The Panto
WHEN:  Dec. 24 to 31
WHERE:  Sagebrush Theatre

Hey, Andria Parker, what's on your playlist?

ANDRIA PARKER
Writer of www.anchorsandfreedom.com
1. Crunchy Granola Suite — Neil Diamond

JENN'S PICK OF THE WEEK

WHAT:  Holiday Magic at the Old Courthouse Gallery
WHEN:  until Dec. 24
WHERE: Kamloops Courthouse...

Comic Book Confidential: Dive into the wacky world of Bravest Warriors

Bravest Warriors: Volume One is a graphic novel based on the Bravest Warriors YouTube series that follows the adventures of four 16-year-old heroes for hire.
There’s Chris, the idealistic leader; ...

Sculptor Dennis Cound answers ‘Who R You?’

NAME: Dennis Cound — coundcreations
 
CRAFT: Sculptor of moose, deer and elk antler, carver of bear, coyote, wolf and...

Brent Butt’s big break

Corner Gas actor and future movie star brings comedy tour to Kamloops

Feeling stressed? This concert will soothe your soul

The pre-Christmas rush whips into high gear next week and, if you’re already feeling overwhelmed, a concert set for Saturday, Dec. 21, should help soothe your soul.
Inspirational music, calming...

KDN SPOTLIGHT: Beth's pick of the week

WHAT: CP Holiday Train
WHEN: Saturday (Dec. 14) at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Kamloops Heritage Train Station (behind...

KDN SPOTLIGHT: Jenn's pick of the week

WHAT: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
WHEN:  Until Dec. 22 with showings at 8 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.)

Piano wiz kid joins KSO for Christmas concert

It doesn’t get any better than this.
Kamloops Symphony delivers its annual feast of Christmas fun this weekend at Sagebrush Theatre — with a concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at ...

Kamloops theatre troupe seeks actors for one-act showcase

Kamloops Players is holding open auditions for its upcoming One Act Showcase.
The auditions are open to actors 19 or older and take place on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Stage House Theatre, 422...

Cirque returns to Vancouver with ‘spectacular, artful’ show

OK, this is one show definitely worth travelling to Vancouver to see.
Cirque du Soleil returns to Concord Pacific Place on May 15 for a limited running of Totem, an awe-inspiring production...

Country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line adds Kamloops to tour; tickets on sale Friday

Tickets go on sale Friday for Florida Georgia Line's spring concert in Kamloops.
It's been more than two decades since a new country act has captured the public's imagination the way Florida Georgia...

Theatre company invites audiences into The Wardrobe

Western Canada Theatre welcomes a visit from Pacific Theatre this week for the opening of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Peter and Lucy Pevensie are adults now, but a...

Beattie drama troupe 'explores' New York

Senior drama class presents short plays by screenwriter of Moonstruck

Collage artist Jen Dyck answers 'Who R You?'

NAME: Jen Dyck
CRAFT: I like narrative, am drawn to a good story and love approaching my art this way, hinting at narrative and providing a context or scene. As I've...

Comic Book Confidential: Bedlam Vol. 1 not for faint of heart

BEDLAM ('bed-lem). A lunatic asylum; a place,  scene, or state of uproar and confusion.


When I read this story, I was a little...

Author pens Cariboo artist’s untold story

Julie Fowler’s kinship with the Cariboo and its artists has deep roots the author herself is at pains to explain.
Raised in Vancouver, the 36-year-old used to be a city girl but moved to Wells...

Kamloops pianist celebrates new CD with solo recital

There’s a reason this pianist’s debut album scored a four-star review from CBC Radio’s Sound Advice and another four stars from La Scena Musicale magazine, one of the world’s top classical music publications.

Peak pals: Rock singer, foursome team up for B.C. tour

Rolla Olak and Willhorse met at the Peak Performance Project and became good friends. Now they're touring together, with a stop planned for Kamloops on Dec. 11

Landscape exhibit explores different ideas about nature

Landscape, the principal representation of nature in art, has been with us for centuries.
In the European artistic tradition, landscape played a supporting role in painting as a mere background. After...

Salmon Arm festival seeks new leader

A popular music festival is turning to YouTube as part of its efforts to recruit a new boss.
The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival announced on Monday that its executive director, Hugo Rampen, is...

Blood, sweat & cheers: The making of Les Miserables

It was Tuesday morning, one day before the big dress rehearsal, and Michelle Inksetter was exhausted.
As the sole carpenter at Western Canada Theatre, she was in the final stretches of a marathon...

Actor, artist Vincent Viezzer answers ‘Who R You?’

NAME: Vincent Viezzer
 
CRAFT: Actor and visual artist

Comic Book Confidential

Marvel brings The Punisher back to his rightful place in 2000 series Welcome Back, Frank

Guest column: Making an exhibition of myself

I've been following the young women in my life — my daughter, her friends and my nieces — on Facebook.
They've been posting a litany of complaints recently about lacking balance in their...

Wondering what's up this weekend? Check out our calendar.

BETH’S PICK OF THE WEEK
WHAT: Santa Claus Parade
WHEN: Saturday (Nov. 30), starting at 10 a.m.

ON OUR RADAR: Chazou Gallery’s new exhibit, Winter Salon

Kamloops artist Tricia Sellmer continues to impress the art lovers among us, and pretty much everyone who visits her Chazou Gallery.
It’s been just over a year since Sellmer opened her intimate...





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