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Nicole Laidler Takes 5 with Chris Harding of Amabile Choirs

Members of London’s Amabile Choirs have been busy recording their 24th CD. This disc, entitled “Sing Your Song”, is special for several reasons. First, it pays tribute to Amabile co-founder John Barron and long-time conductor Ken Fleet. Second, it features 16 never commercially released works by renowned Canadian composer (and former Amabile chorister) Matthew Emery. Third, it will be released Continue Reading

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David Clayton Thomas tops Canterbury Folk Festival bill

After 15 years of showcasing the best in local, national and international talent, Canterbury Folk Music Festival organizers are set once again to capture the hearts of music lovers July 8-10 featuring an internationally known Grammy-winning artist. Topping the eclectic lineup is David Clayton Thomas, the Grammy winning Canadian singer/songwriter/musician and lead vocalist for the trailblazing jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat Continue Reading

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Shane Norrie and Jamie Jardine Exhibition – Inspired by the Land and Sky

The works by Shane Norrie and Jamie Jardine, currently on show at the Westland Gallery in Wortley Village, have a common theme in the Canadian landscape. Each artist approaches the forest, lake and sky on their own terms and in their own manner. Each applies the paint in a way that creates an atmosphere that is very different but equally Continue Reading

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Scallywag CD Release Concert wsg Paul Mills

Sunday, May 15, 7:30 pm Chaucers's Pub, 122 Carling St., London $15 Advance / $18 Door Advance tickets can be purchased at Centennial Hall Box Office, Long & McQuade (725 Fanshawe Park Rd W), The Village Idiot (Wortley Village), and Chaucer's/Marienbad This concert celebrates the release of Scallywag's first CD "Sea Fever" and the album was produced by Paul MIlls Continue Reading

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London guitarist John Taylor explores all genres of music

Whether it’s a lilting classical piece, smooth jazz number or even raging hot AC/DC or Stevie Ray Vaughan offerings, when gifted guitar virtuoso John Taylor picks the genre he’s in the mood for, the result is simply magic. “Over the years I’ve struggled with my identification in terms of what I should call myself professionally,” says the affable 46-year-old musician/teacher. Continue Reading

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London Community Players presents I Take Your Hand In Mine: A Love Story, May 12-21

The characters in the play are a man (Heinar Piller) and a woman (Caroline Dolny Guerin), telling the story of the relationship between Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper. When reading the narrative, they are actor and actress. As they segue into the letters and spontaneous dialogue, they become the characters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper. A long distance love Continue Reading

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Marbleknot Design Studio to put London on the international design map in New York City, May 15-17

Marbleknot Design Studio is on a mission to bring geometry back to consumer products worldwide. The London, Ontario surface pattern design studio will be one of almost 300 international exhibitors taking part in SURTEX, North America’s premier event for the selling and licensing of original art and design, taking place May 15 – 17 at New York City’s Jacob K. Continue Reading

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Habitat for Humanity Presents Jeans ‘n Classics Bell-Bottoms, Love Beads and The Music of Woodstock

Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario presents Jeans ‘n Classics, The Music of Woodstock – Absent and Present on May 14 at the London Convention Centre, a show that features those who did and did not show up to perform at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969. The first half of the concert explores the songs and stories of the no-show Continue Reading

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Local songwriter Dave Semple takes a personal step towards Aboriginal reconciliation

Dave Semple, London, Ontario, has been invited to Parry Sound on June 21st to play his original song “Fighting Fire with Fire” at the reception following the unveiling of the Francis Pegahmagabow Memorial Semple entered "Fighting Fire with Fire" in the CBC Searchlight competition. Semple is a English/Drama teacher at Saunders Secondary School and has been active in the local Continue Reading

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Manuel gives a voice to founding member of The Band

Playwright Glenn Grainger has spent the last seven years of his life researching and drafting scripts for his play, Manuel, the story of Richard Manuel, a founding member of the seminal North American Rock/Roots band, The Band, as told through the eyes of Al Manuel, his last remaining brother. This Spring, Grainger will witness the world premiere of Manuel at Continue Reading

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