Is Murray McLauchlan the luckiest guy? Well, maybe.
Two interesting things happened since we last got together: Mariposa Arts Theatre (MAT) and the Orillia Silver Band both had events.
First, congratulations to Cole and Taylor Perkins and Mike Vandyk, otherwise known as Bleeker. They have just been nominated as Breakthrough Group of the Year for this year’s Junos.
An Orillia band has been nominated for a JUNO Award.
A local artist is looking to counter challenging times in the world with inspirational reflections from her life captured in the form of song.
A new organization formed in the wilds of Haliburton Highlands last year. It's now spreading its geographical footprint across Ontario.
The February Blues Festival unfolds across the county starting today.
Orillia is Born ran last week at St. Paul’s Centre. Jim Lewis wrote the play about how the birth of Orillia as a town might have happened.
Barenaked Ladies are coming to Mariposa, but that doesn’t mean the folk festival is now clothing optional.
Jim Lewis won't tell you Orillia Is Born is 100 per cent factual, but like James Michner's many novels, he started with some facts and knowledge of historical figures and constructed a story about the birth of Orillia as it might have been.
The third annual Roots North Music Festival is coming to Orillia later this spring, and for the second year, a mid-winter concert was organized to showcase the types of sounds soon to be heard.
Well, sometimes things happen you can't control.
Two things pinged my radar since last week's column about January events. It's not exactly the case they weren't there before. The blips just didn't catch my eye when I was writing.
JJ and The Pillars, a four-piece folk-rock outfit from Peterborough, have been making a splash in the Toronto music scene.
Goodbye, 2016. What a year. Many people have expressed this is the worst year they have lived through. I think there are two reasons for that kind of belief.
After years of the ODAS Park being the usually only and consistent venue with a New Year's Eve dance there's some competition this year. Dr. Krane play the tunes at ODAS Park. The doors open at 8 p.m. You can get tickets by emailing email@example.com, or you can call 705-325-0353.
Allana Reoch and her very funny friends know how to do Christmas and they've wrapped up their collective 'wisdom' in survival package for the holidays.
Only 10 shopping days left before Christmas. I've got all mine done, I think. This is the problem. If you are like me, no job completed feels completed because you start second guessing yourself, some external element changes requiring another go at it, or you really did forget something.
Seasonal tunes and traditional songs got Orillia residents in a mood to sing loud and give generously.