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The Kingston Road Village Concert Series continues with a capella group Countermeasure on Friday, Feb. 12. Presenting a program called Be My Valentine, the 14 vocalists, led by composer/arranger Aaron Jensen, will cover a mix of pop, jazz, and contemporary music, highlighting the wide range of music that can be created by the human voice. […]

Eric Nowlin will perform as part of The Viola concert series.

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The Viola concert series celebrates the instrument of the same name, following the violin and cello concert series of the past couple years. On Sunday, Jan. 17, Eric Nowlin, associate principal viola with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a member of the New Orford String Quartet, will perform at the Seicho-No-Ie Centre. Starting at 1:30 […]

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Acoustic Harvest presents Noah Zacharin on Saturday, Nov. 21. Zacharin is a singer, guitarist and songwriter based in Toronto, originally from Montreal. He began performing at age 14, and has released six albums since 1982. His folk is tinged with blues, country and pop touches, and his singing and playing have garnered praise from the […]

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Scarborough Players presents Alone Together, opening on Sept. 11, written by Lawrence Roman, directed by Kevin Shaver, and produced by Katherine Turner. Scarborough Players is one of the longest-running community theatre programs in the country, with members from across the East End including the Beach. George and Helene Butler, a well-off couple, have just sent […]

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–   St. Aidan’s Anglican Church presents Draw the Circle Wide, a rare appearance by The Common Cup Company, on Friday, June 12. The Common Cup Company is led by songwriters Gordon Light, an Anglican bishop, and Ian Macdonald, a United Church minister, and was formed in 1979 by the two alongside Jim Uhrich, also […]

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Acoustic Harvest presents Alan Rhody with guitarist Vezi on Saturday, May 16. Ron Jones will open the show. Rhody is an award-winning singer-songwriter, poet, and painter based in Nashville, after spending several years in Canada, where he worked with Murray McLauchlan, Ian Tyson, and the late Jesse Winchester. The Kentucky native has worked with George […]

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Self-proclaimed “Beach brat” Carleigh Beverly is taking the stage at Theatre Passe Muraille in Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still. Presented by TSS Collective, the play was a hit at last year’s Toronto Fringe Festival. The story centres on Sarah and James, a couple in modern-day Brooklyn. Sarah is a photojournalist who suffered […]

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East End resident Courtenay Stevens is part of the cast of Melancholy Play, written by Sarah Ruhl and presented by The Empty Room. Stevens, playing Frank, has worked across the country as an actor, from community theatre groups in Vancouver, to CanStage’s touring production of The Overcoat, from the Stratford Festival to the Toronto Fringe […]

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Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent. Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played close to 1,000 shows in the last 10 years alone. His five albums have been well-received, and his […]

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Acoustic Harvest’s 18th season is kicking off with a Kingsville Folk Festival Discovery Night, featuring Mati Haskell and J.K. Gulley, as well as The Oh Chays. Haskell has been earning rave reviews for both her debut album, 10, 2 & 6, and for her live performances, which leave many wondering how a Chatham, Ontario native […]