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Check out these unique ways to support local artisans, performers

Check out these unique ways to support local artisans, performers

Local creatives are finding creative ways to continue pursuing their art and providing opportunities to support them, says arts columnist
Closing curtain on local summer theatre is tough pill to swallow

Closing curtain on local summer theatre is tough pill to swallow

'Devastating cancellations' are having a dramatic impact on arts and culture sector and communities, says columnist
Local musician Ayden Miller finds 'The Way' with new band

Local musician Ayden Miller finds 'The Way' with new band

There are lots of ways to support local musicians and artists despite the pandemic, says arts and entertainment columnist
Online Muskoka Queer Film Festival set for May 15-17

Online Muskoka Queer Film Festival set for May 15-17

'This is an exciting and ambitious project for our community, and we’re thrilled to be showing these films to the world from Muskoka,' official says
Shortlist announced for Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Shortlist announced for Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

Drew Hayden Taylor, Amy Spurway and Heidi L.M. Jacobs are in the running for coveted medal and $15,000 prize
Cultural institutions are closed, but remain virtually unstoppable

Cultural institutions are closed, but remain virtually unstoppable

Orillia Public Library, Museum of Art & History, Leacock Museum among local facilities offering engaging, virtual programming during pandemic
VIDEO: Orillia singer releases title track from sophomore album

VIDEO: Orillia singer releases title track from sophomore album

Local folk rock singer/songwriter Shane Cloutier's 'Red Wagon' is available now
Move to virtual festival 'best possible solution' amid uncertainty

Move to virtual festival 'best possible solution' amid uncertainty

Organizers have been working tirelessly to turn popular Kiwanis Music Festival into a virtual event this year
Mariposa Arts Theatre production snags awards from provincial group

Mariposa Arts Theatre production snags awards from provincial group

URGNT LIVE teaming up with cancelled and postponed festivals to present a series of online concerts that will kick off Friday
Local musicians lament 'grinding halt' to gigs and earnings

Local musicians lament 'grinding halt' to gigs and earnings

'It’s a hard time to be in the business of bringing people together,' says local artist; Many are taking their talents to YouTube, Facebook and other channels