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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
Pandemic is having a huge impact on shuttered local venues

Pandemic is having a huge impact on shuttered local venues

'While we are saddened by the devastating health and economic impact to Orillia ... we are happy to be doing a small part in slowing the spread of this virus'
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