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A powerful addition has been made to the inaugural Orillia Comic-Con.

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The week after next, a public meeting regarding the Huronia Regional Centre will happen at city hall.

Alyssa Wright brings her one-woman show, Music for the Changing Voice: My Grandfather’s Cello and All the Little Pieces, to Barrie this weekend. Showtime is 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Barrie. PETER STRANKS/PHOTO

Show premieres Sunday

Alyssa Wright can be seen performing classical programs for the concert stage or rounding out the pit band for musical theatre shows among other music ventures, but this is a first.

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Winter Carnival kicks off this weekend

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.

Beth McKean, left, sings The Mommy Song to her youngest daughter Wynnie Whalen-McKean, 7. MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES

Artist inspired by her children

A local artist is looking to counter challenging times in the world with inspirational reflections from her life captured in the form of song.

Play brings the love and laughter

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.

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES 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. The concert took place Friday night in the basement of St. Paul’s Centre, featuring Bryan McPherson, Skye Wallace and Aurora Blue. At the show, organizers announced the headlining acts for the 2017 Roots North will be playing St. Paul’s Centre, in a larger room than the one available in the previous two years. The Geneva Event Centre is also joining as a venue for 2017. Pictured during their opening set are Gaby Taylor, left, and Ayden Miller of Aurora Blue.

Getting ready for Roots

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.

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