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Local artists working hard to adapt amid pandemic-induced changes

Local artists working hard to adapt amid pandemic-induced changes

'Art is not a distraction, art is survival, art is necessary,' says Naomi Woodman; Creativity is the key, local artists say, while vowing to 'make the best of things'
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons cancels Casino Rama shows

Frankie Valli & Four Seasons cancels Casino Rama shows

Original tickets will be honoured
'Electrifying' Hillbirds flocking to Orillia for Roots North

'Electrifying' Hillbirds flocking to Orillia for Roots North

The Hillbirds have a unique and captivating sound which matches well with their fun and energetic live performances
It's time to get your Irish on for St. Patrick's Day in Orillia

It's time to get your Irish on for St. Patrick's Day in Orillia

There are lots of events that feature an Irish theme over the next several days, notes arts and entertainment columnist
Kempenfest turns 50 this year: 'The festival, as a whole, is the experience'

Kempenfest turns 50 this year: 'The festival, as a whole, is the experience'

Louise Jackson credits the battalion of volunteers and vendors who have been the backbone to keep the festival running for a half-century
MAT's next Film Night event hits the big screen March 25

MAT's next Film Night event hits the big screen March 25

There will be two showings of And The Birds Rained Down at Orillia's Galaxy; Tickets are just $10
Casino Rama adds 'exciting new acts' to 2020 lineup

Casino Rama adds 'exciting new acts' to 2020 lineup

Three Days Grace, Platinum Blonde and In Conversation with the Sopranos among those to perform this summer
Mariposa joins with BarrieFolk to present three 'music icons'

Mariposa joins with BarrieFolk to present three 'music icons'

Lynn Miles, Valdy and Suzie Vinnick will perform together in an intimate concert at event on March 15; It's part of 60th anniversary of Mariposa
Show openings abound this week in Peter Street Arts District

Show openings abound this week in Peter Street Arts District

OSS presenting High School Musical, Reay to release new album and lots of music on tap, says arts and entertainment columnist
'Powerful' Serena Ryder to perform at Mariposa Folk Festival

'Powerful' Serena Ryder to perform at Mariposa Folk Festival

'We are excited to welcome her back after a decade-long absence to help us celebrate Mariposa’s 60th anniversary,' says official