The highlight of last weekend’s Gathering, a two-day affair of music and dance at St. Paul’s Centre, was the performance of the Hilario Duran Trio.
This weekend is about Christmas. I know it's early, but as someone who participated in about 100 Santa Claus parades, I can definitively say they work a lot better in nicer weather.
There is only one way to describe Mariposa Arts Theatre's production of the musical Chicago -- spectacular.
Here we go again. Too many events scheduled for the same days.
Happy Celtic New Year. That's kind of what we're celebrating Oct. 31 -- Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve.
This year’s Orillia Jazz Festival was so spectacular, I could easily fill this entire column telling you about it. However, there is so much going on this weekend and next, I had better start with that stuff.
The Orillia Jazz Festival started Wednesday night with Rik Emmett at the Orillia Opera House. (New seats -- woohoo!) Over the next four days, there's still plenty of music to enjoy.
The forecast for this weekend is colourful. There aren’t any solar flares headed our way (why we get northern lights), but it is Thanksgiving weekend and that means the Images Studio Tour is happening.
At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Orillia and District Arts Council (ODAC) will announce the winners of the annual Arts Awards at the Orillia Public Library.
Two things are happening Sept. 30, and now would be a good time to order that split personality. Two? Try dozens split among two umbrellas.
We are a month away from the Orillia Jazz Festival. It's still coming together with several acts yet to be announced, but the available pickings are interesting.
As I write, the funeral for Skip Prokop is about to take place.
I did not get to all of the galleries and venues at Starry Night. I'd like to meet the person who did.
A small piece of advice for those going to see the Orillia Opera House's last summer play, Weekend Comedy: Don't go hungry.
Summer theatre in town is hitting the home stretch. The Orillia Opera House has Weekend Comedy, a play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. I have not seen the play yet, but I am hopeful the streak of good plays at the opera house will continue.
Last week, the province released a summary report of the consultation for the Huronia Regional Centre land (which they apparently have renamed the Huronia Regional Centre Campus).
The issue of the mysterious graffiti that popped up in various locations downtown over the past month illustrates two points.
I went to a poetry reading Sunday. There are a lot of things I could have been doing, like packing my drum and heading to an industrial park to practise for a few hours, but I went to a poetry reading.
Woo-hoo! I'm going to be a reader at the Leacock Summer Festival. I'm not talking about reading the program to stay on track, but a story I wrote, out loud, to an audience.
It's that time of year again. You don't need to tell women and children to run from that sound, it's just bagpipes.