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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.

Season’s curtain call nears

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.

John Sharp/SUBMITTED Shayla Brown will be performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, currently playing at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.

Technicolour dream realized

Shayla Brown, a young partially blind girl, had a long-time wish granted when she landed a role in the chorus, alongside professional actors, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, currently playing at the King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.

SUBMITTED Repartee will be playing at this weekend's The Big Feastival, running this weekend at Burl's Creek Event Grounds.

Repartee ready to party

Repartee continues their All Lit Up tour with a stop at a new local event called The Big Feastival. It unfolds at Burl's Creek this weekend.

Partner with the province

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).

Security camera

Smile for the camera

The issue of the mysterious graffiti that popped up in various locations downtown over the past month illustrates two points.

Poetry slam dunk

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.

Mariposa artistic director Mike Hill holds a copy of his book The Mariposa Folk Festival: A History. PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES

Seasonably funny

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.

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