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Jazz fest the all-time best

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.

Jean Levac/Postmedia Network Donald Fagen of Steely Dan performs in this file photo.

The show must go on

Getting ready for Thursday's Steely Dan show at Casino Rama, Donald Fagen will carry on a routine he has experienced for the better part of his adult life.

James Hoover and Reg Johnston of the Historical Construction Equipment Association look over a recently acquired 1920s Harmer-Knowles tow truck which will make its debut at Saturday’s Last Blast Fall Steam-Up event taking place at the Simcoe County Museum. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Last Blast

The Last Blast Fall Steam-Up event takes place Saturday at the Simcoe County Museum.

All that jazz in Orillia

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.

Festive art this weekend

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.

Weekend all about the arts

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.

The rock band Tuns, featuring Matt Murphy, guitar, Chris Murphy, drums and Mike O'Neil, bass, headlined Roots North Revisited Saturday night at Burl's Creek.

Orillia Youth Centre hoped to raise Tuns of money

When the second Roots North Revisited was being planned, organizers considered holding the show outside at Burl's Creek in the lawn area near the restored barn. However, cooler heads prevailed and the interior of the barn was utilized. But if only the organizers knew how hot the first Saturday of the fall would be.

Ready to kick open the doors

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.

Cooling down at the jazz festival

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.

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