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Brothers McClurg make Orillia appearance

What shines forth first and foremost with The Brothers McClurg is their deep love for God beautifully expressed through honest, simple and often witty life stories, and their original music incorporating beautiful harmonies and crystal clear acoustic guitar melodies and rhythm. Based out of Buffalo New York, Brothers McClurg's legacy of music and m

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Sultans of String coming Dec. 9

Celebrate the season with a trip around the world on Dec. 9 at Utopia Hall when the Sultans of String perform their new Christmas Caravanconcert, an exuberant show featuring originals, world music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter's night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprisi

Keyboardist and singer Gowan of the group Styx.

Styx ready to return to Casino Rama

Of the approximately 100 shows a year Styx plays, two of them are almost always at Casino Rama. But lead singer Gowan has been performing in the area for significantly longer than he’s been at the helm of the band that brought us Come Sail Away and Mr. Roboto.

Members of The Circle Is Small Band perform at the Orillia Opera House during the Lightfoot Days festival last year. Mark Wanzel/Postmedia Network

Lightfoot Days kicks off Thursday

Lightfoot Days starts Thursday with a pub night at Georgian College, a dinner, music and dance event at the Leacock Museum and Steph Dunn at Era 67. From there it just gets crazy with events.

Piper Hill poses as she looks out onto the capacity crowd on hand for Somniatis II, held Saturday night at Casino Rama. The wearable art show was a fundraiser for the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

Somniatis II a show stopper

The Orillia Museum of Art and History hosted another incredibly successful fundraiser Saturday night at Casino Rama. A capacity crowd turned out for Somniatis II Wearable Art Show, building off the success of the first event, held last year at the museum.

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar.

Festival favourite back for encore

Four-time 2016 Maple Blues nominee Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar are returning to Orillia with their mix of blues and soul that wowed Mariposa Folk Festival goers in 2016.

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