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<b>COLUMN:</b> 'It's a joy': Local spring concerts ready to bloom

COLUMN: 'It's a joy': Local spring concerts ready to bloom

'Concert promises to be a very moving and inspiring event ... and a welcome return to song for our members, our audience and our community,' says choir master
<b>COLUMN:</b> Want to laugh? Derek Edwards set to yuk it up in Orillia

COLUMN: Want to laugh? Derek Edwards set to yuk it up in Orillia

Orillia Opera House will welcome funny man Edwards, musician Sarah Harmer and more this month, while local arts scene heats up, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Calling local youth: Next week is all about you!

COLUMN: Calling local youth: Next week is all about you!

National Youth Week provides 'opportunities to showcase and celebrate youth and youth opportunities in our great community,' says Orillia Youth Centre official
<b>COLUMN:</b> Orillia singer set to release new indie rock album

COLUMN: Orillia singer set to release new indie rock album

Roots North Music Festival kicks off Thursday and will be rocking local stages large and small all weekend, says arts and entertainment columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Roots North lineup includes free shows, workshops

COLUMN: Roots North lineup includes free shows, workshops

Next weekend's Roots North Festival is sold out of main-stage passes, but there are 'some really great musicians, fun workshops' and open mics throughout town
<b>COLUMN:</b> Concert to aid war-torn Ukraine hits all the right notes

COLUMN: Concert to aid war-torn Ukraine hits all the right notes

Many local galleries are springing into spring and Cellar Singers are hosting virtual silent auction and gala, notes arts and entertainment columnist
Casino Rama unveils 'hot summer concerts' lineup for July

Casino Rama unveils 'hot summer concerts' lineup for July

Steve Earle and the Dukes, The Cult and others will be performing at Casino Rama in July
<b>COLUMN:</b> Songs for Freedom will ring out in support of Ukraine

COLUMN: Songs for Freedom will ring out in support of Ukraine

There are still tickets available for Sunday afternoon event at St. Paul's Centre that is raising money for Red Cross efforts to help people of Ukraine
Mariposa unveils new acts for this summer's folk festival

Mariposa unveils new acts for this summer's folk festival

Organizers also revealed this year's event will feature two 'very special' music celebrations that 'will add to the magic of our return to Mariposa'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Easter gives rise to return of special events in Orillia, area

COLUMN: Easter gives rise to return of special events in Orillia, area

After two years of cancellations, Chappell Farms and Hewitts will be hosting Easter-themed events and welcoming kids of all ages this spring