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<b>COLUMN:</b> Juno winner set to jazz things up in Orillia next week

COLUMN: Juno winner set to jazz things up in Orillia next week

Laila Biali, who has performed on big U.S. stages and was backup singer for Sting, will be among those starring in the upcoming Orillia Jazz Festival
<b>COLUMN:</b> New Somniatis video opens up a 'world of beauty'

COLUMN: New Somniatis video opens up a 'world of beauty'

Video is a fundraiser to support mental health in the community says Orillia's Tammy Dore, noting Somniatis 'lost two members to mental health' in 2018
<b>COLUMN:</b> 'Inventive' play about Indigenous healing debuts Friday

COLUMN: 'Inventive' play about Indigenous healing debuts Friday

Production, which is 'full of hope', is the first play to focus on the stories of the Indigenous community within the Simcoe County region, says arts columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> It's time to get your culture on, Orillia

COLUMN: It's time to get your culture on, Orillia

Culture Days will be kicked off in Orillia with a flash mob and will feature a mix of in-person and virtual events this year
<b>COLUMN:</b> Return of Orillia Fall Fair a 'wonderful sign of normality'

COLUMN: Return of Orillia Fall Fair a 'wonderful sign of normality'

Not only has the weather started to change, but it seems like we are full-on back into lots of fall events, fun, and creativity for everyone, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Rising Canadian country stars set to shine at Burl's Creek

COLUMN: Rising Canadian country stars set to shine at Burl's Creek

Endless Summer Series wraps up at Burl's Creek this weekend with a star-studded show that turns spotlight on some rising Canadian female singers
<b>COLUMN:</b> Twelfth Night opens tonight as arts scene heats up

COLUMN: Twelfth Night opens tonight as arts scene heats up

It's a busy time for local theatre, arts and music scene in Orillia, says arts and entertainment columnist Anna Proctor
<b>COLUMN:</b> Local performers rejoice as live music finally returns

COLUMN: Local performers rejoice as live music finally returns

After 18 months of near silence, there are, finally, many opportunities to enjoy live music locally, says arts and entertainment columnist
Orillia actress creates, stars in new series tackling tough issues

Orillia actress creates, stars in new series tackling tough issues

Eileen's Garden is 'a comedy about two existentially conscious friends in their twenties, struggling with the absurdity of our world,' says Orillia's Sadie Stranks
Matchedash Parish to help launch Mariposa's return to live music

Matchedash Parish to help launch Mariposa's return to live music

Mariposa Folk Festival's Kinaxis InConcert presentation will take centre stage at the Orillia Opera House on Aug. 22