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<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
'Sensational' Twelfth Night coming to idyllic Leacock Home grounds

'Sensational' Twelfth Night coming to idyllic Leacock Home grounds

'I think it will be a treat to experience this most approachable and funniest of Shakespeare's plays' on the Leacock grounds, says show's director
New EP is a 'labour of love' for Orillia singer/songwriter

New EP is a 'labour of love' for Orillia singer/songwriter

Cassie DaSilva, who cut her teeth doing open mic events in Orillia during high school, says new recording is 'proudest accomplishment to date'
<b>COLUMN:</b> Orillia actor looking to clown around as Waldo W. Wowser

COLUMN: Orillia actor looking to clown around as Waldo W. Wowser

Kevin Scharf's clown persona is focused on music, storytelling and improv to create a 'character that is full of awe and wonder'
Grab a bite and check out local artists' work as See You on the Patio begins

Grab a bite and check out local artists' work as See You on the Patio begins

Local artists and musicians eager share their work after a long year, columnist explains
OMAH, ODAC weather pandemic to provide programming to community

OMAH, ODAC weather pandemic to provide programming to community

Arts columnist puts spotlight on two local institutions' past and their upcoming events
Local art galleries welcome back patrons ... finally!

Local art galleries welcome back patrons ... finally!

Step 1 of province's reopening has triggered a wave of openings and events that is great news for those who love the arts, says columnist