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Garnet Rogers (photo submitted)

Duo takes the stage

Garnet Rogers and Peter Paul Van Camp are taking the stage at the Midland Cultural Centre on May 14 at 7 p.m.

Poison front man Bret Michaels belts out some of the group's most popular songs during a performance featuring the band's original lineup at Casino Rama on Thursday night. PETER TURCHET PHOTOGRAPHY

Poison rocks Casino Rama

Poison front man Bret Michaels belts out some of the group's most popular songs during a performance featuring the band's original lineup at Casino Rama on Thursday night.

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Concert band switches it up

I hustled back to town Saturday in time to see the Orillia Concert Band's St. Paul's Centre concert. They were just starting O Canada and it appeared I beat everyone to their feet.

Kaia Kater started the 2017 Roots North Festival show at St. Paul's Centre Friday. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES.

Roots North comes to a close

The people who organize the Roots North Music Festival were faced with a prospect this year. Two new venues were available. St. Paul's, with a capacity double their old main venue, and the Geneva, with about the same capacity as the previous venue.

Hollerado plays the Geneva Event Centre Friday night as part of Roots North Music Festival. Submitted

Hollerado takes the stage at Roots North

On Good Friday, Hollerado released their third official record, Born Yesterday. The day before, lead singer Menno Versteeg was about as calm and collected as he possibly could be.

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Art imitates life, that imitates art

I spent part of Saturday driving on the QEW going to and from Grimsby. When I got to the Opera House in time to see Mariposa Arts Theatre’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, I joked that this better be funny after what I’ve been through.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO Geneva Event Centre.

Playing up the jazz fest

Paul James is playing Saturday night at the Geneva Event Centre, and he's bringing some baggage with him - a historic career.

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