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CONCERT: Jazz w. Suzanne Ramsay & Mike Stanutz, Fri Sept 30

August 20th, 2011
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Sue_Ramsay_Mike_Stanutz.jpgFriday September 30 at 8 pm, $5.  Jazz with Suzanne Ramsay, vocals,  and Mike Stanutz, guitar – originals and “hippy jazz”, a bit folky, a bit jazzy, definitely alt. Sue recently appeared at the Burlington Blues and Jazz Festival. “She is very excited about her new all original CD with Mike Stanutz entitled Dichotomy. It starts from their regular 50’s groove and moves quite quickly into some jazzier and some more alternative 60’s sounds. A soulful place …..a blending of jazz and alternative. We know you’re going to love it.” Listen to Sue here:  http://www.suzanne-ramsay.com/music.html

Event, Music-Jazz

Concert: Fred Magie + Elana Harte, Thurs Sept. 29

August 19th, 2011
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Fred_Magie.jpgThursday September 29 at 8 pm, $10. Songwriter Fred Magie comes to Artword Artbar to play a concert featuring songs from his album “Window to the World”. True to his acoustic guitar, Fred Elana_Harte.jpgsounds a lot like Neil Young and Ron Sexsmith and was recently nominated for a Hamilton Music Award. http://www.fredmagie.com/
Joining him is Toronto’s Elana Harte. A gifted vocalist, Elana will be showcasing a selection of her original songs. http://www.elanaharte.com/

Event, Music

Pulp Fiction Night, Tuesday Sept 27

August 16th, 2011
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Tuesday September 27 at 7:30 pm, free. Crime Writers of Canada authors gather for a night celebrating one of our guilty pleasures – Pulp Fiction in several sub-genres: Mystery, Fantasy, Western and Romance. Oh my!  Authors reading: Catherine Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell, Gloria Ferris, Ian Hamilton.  http://www.crimewriterscanada.com/  Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Concert: Mark McNeil, Les Smith, + Mo Kauffey, Sat Sept 24

August 13th, 2011
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mark___funky_shirts050_adj_600.jpgMark_McNeil_Les_Smith_800.jpgLester_Smith.jpgSaturday September 24, at 8 pm, cover pwyc. Singer-songwriter-guitarist Mark McNeil trades songs with Les Smith  (of Trickbag), on blues harmonica, guitar, vocals. Come out to a night of great songwriting, fancy guitar work and rip-roaring harmonica playing — with Mark McNeil and Les Smith. With special guest country blues man Mo Kauffey. They’ll play solo and together a collection of roots-based originals and standards. Mark will also give a sneak preview of a new album he’s finishing up. Here’s a cut from it that features Les on harmonica and background vocals. http://soundcloud.com/mcneil-rochard/shiny-things#

Event, Music

PoeMagic, spoken word, host Klyde Broox, Fri Sept 23

August 12th, 2011
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpgFriday September 23 at 8 pm, pwyc. “PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox, usually fourth Friday of the month. All genres of spoken word poets welcome.
Contact Klyde at   kbroox@porchlight.ca.  “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion.   … “  Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Music: Dave Macintosh & Friends, Thursday Sept 22

August 11th, 2011
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Dave_MacIntosh_c.jpgThursday September 22, at 8 pm, pwyc. Dave Macintosh & Friends, with host Dave MacIntosh on guitar and vocals and his wonderful songs. Also on the bill: Elissa Mielke, Amanda Mead, and James Garfield.

Event, Music

JAZZ JAM host Chris Bruder etc. Wed Sept 21, Oct 26

August 10th, 2011
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JAZZ JAM, hosted by Mohawk jazz students Chris Bruder piano, Ruthie Pytka-Jones vocals, Victor Vrankulj bass. All welcome. No cover.
Wednesday September 21 at 8 pm
Wednesday October 26 at 8 pm

Event, Music-Jazz, Open Mic and Jam

Open Mic for Open Streets Festival, Sunday Sept 18

August 3rd, 2011
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OpenStreetssept_2011_poster_1_white650.jpgSunday September 18, we’ll be open and on the street (from 11 am to 4 pm) for the Open Streets Festival. James Street will be closed (10 am to 5 pm) to cars and open to bicyclists, walkers, rollers, boarders, cartwheelers… http://openstreetshamilton.ca/
Ron the Fiddler hosts Artword Artbar’s Open Mic for Open Streets stage at Colbourne and James. Roll on by and sing a song, play a tune, join a jam.
Also a special installation on the street (you can walk on it) by Bruce Parsons, our artist of the month at Artword Gallery.

Event, James North events, Special event

Concert: Red-hot Bluegrass w. Randal Hill & Friends, Sat Sept 17

August 2nd, 2011
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RandalHill_Sep17_2011_650.jpgSaturday September 17 at 8 pm, at Artword Artbar. Tickets $15. An evening of dynamite bluegrass music with virtuoso mandolin player Randal Hill (mandolin and vocals).  On guitar and vocals, the rock-steady Johnny Frame. On stand-up bass and vocals,  John McNaughton. On banjo, one of the finest blue grass banjoists on the planet, Charlie Street.

Event, Music

Concert: Richard Garvey + Bookends + A Yellow Field, Fri Sept 16

August 1st, 2011
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Richard_Garvey_en.jpgFriday September 16 at 8 pm, $5. An evening of upbeat folk music, featuring Richard Garvey, a roots and folk musician from Kitchener, Ontario (songwriter, guitar, banjo, ulele, vocals), on tour with his new cd “To Grow”.  http://www.richardgarvey.ca/
With guests Bookends – Kyle Reid, and Patrick Main. PJ’s lyrical pop-folk songwriting style contrasts with Kyle emotionally charged electronic influences to create a genre unto itself. www.facebook.com/bookendsmusic
and A Yellow Field http://www.ayellowfield.com/   Read more…

Event, Music

Behind the Kiln #11, multi-media performance, Thur Sept 15

July 30th, 2011
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September Kiln_Liz_Jenny_sm.jpgThursday September 15 at 8 pm, pwyc. Behind the Kiln #11. Always thrilling and unpredictable, our  evenings of real-time collaborations between dancers, musicians and visual artists, are a treat. Organized by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur and video-jammer Judith Sandiford. Movers and sounders: Jenny Rae (via skype from Thailand), Liz Bates, Rose Gowling, Paula Grove, Tanis MacArthur, Jennifer Lockman, Ron Weihs, Orange McFarland. Image left: Sept 15:  live realtime duet Jenny Rae (in Thailand) and Liz Bates (in Artword Artbar), via skype and a web-cam. Wow! We did it! (photo Anne Milne)

Dance, Event, Film, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Theatre: “In the Belly”, a radical play on tour, Sun Sept 11

July 25th, 2011
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InsurgentTheatre_IntheBelly650.jpgSunday September 11 at 8 pm. At Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St, for one night only.  Touring theatre company Insurgent Theatre brings their most recent work “In the Belly”, their experimental play about the US prison industrial complex. Created in workshop by Weslie Coleman, Kate Pleuss, and Ben Turk, with assistance from Harmony Bench and Rebecca Riley. “This show contains nudity, violence and other sad realities of the US prison system.” http://insurgenttheatre.org/   Read more…

Event, Special event, Theatre

Country singer-songwriter workshop, JP Riemens, Sat Sept 10, 8 pm

July 23rd, 2011
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JP_Riemens.jpgCCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGSaturday September 10 at 8 pm (during Supercrawl). Artword Artbar’s favourite country guy J.P. Riemens (Artword Theatre’s “Tobacco Troubadour”) will be hosting a country songwriting workshop, as well as some pickin’ and singin’ of course. http://www.myspace.com/jpriemens

Event, Music, Special event

CCMA Showcase: “Ladies of Country”, Sat Sept 10 2-4 pm

July 23rd, 2011
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CameronTilbury_LadiesofCountry.jpgCCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGSaturday Septmeber 10, 2 to 4 pm, a CCMA showcase: “Ladies of Country: Showcase, featuring acoustic performances by Stephanie McIlroy, Nicole Scott, Tonya Kennedy and Kaitlin Kozell. (presented by Cameron Tilbury Publicity, Deborah Wood Publicity, Gull-Trax Productions and KC Media).

Event, Music

Gallery September: Bruce Parsons, PLAN B [PARADISE HOMES]

July 22nd, 2011
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parsons189_mapPlanB_650.jpgparsons179_adc.jpgSeptember in Artword Gallery: Bruce Parsons and his PLAN B [PARADISE HOMES]. Bruce will be present Friday Sept 9 for James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm and Sunday Sept 18 for Open Streets Festival for the afternoon (watch for a special street installation for this one).
#1: An installation, WORKING PLAN B FOR PALESTINE / ISRAEL with large painted floor and wall maps and panoptic shield constructions.
#2: in the large studio, LABYRINTH MAP PAINTINGS on canvas and bamboo constructions. The images are from satellite cameras. These city planner designs of gated communities are exclusive developments in Ontario and Palestine/ Israel , Vaughan and Ma’ale Adumim.
View Bruce’s work with longer explanations is on his new web site www.bruceparsons.ca
and at the Center for Contemporary Canadian Art www.ccca.ca

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events

Wild Weekend: CCMAs, Art Crawl, Supercrawl, Sept 8, 9 & 10

July 21st, 2011
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Artword Artbar has big plans for the wild weekend on James Street North, September 8, 9,  10.
CCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGCCMA Canadian Country Music Awards are in town, and we have some fabulous country music showcases.
Thursday September 8, concert by The Western Swing Authority at 9 pm
Friday September 9 (James North Art Crawl), country star Tonya Kennedy, from 8 pm,  tip jar
Saturday September 10 (Supercrawl) afternoon, 2 to 4 pm:  “Ladies of Country” Showcase, featuring acoustic performances by Stephanie McIlroy, Nicole Scott, Tonya Kennedy and Kaitlin Kozell. (presented by Cameron Tilbury Publicity, Deborah Wood Publicity, Gull-Trax Productions and KC Media). CCMA Showcase.
Saturday September 10 evening: our favourite country guy J.P. Riemens (Artword Theatre’s “Tobacco Troubadour”) will be hosting a country songwriting workshop, as well as some pickin’ and singin’ of course. Details coming.

Event, Music

Tonya Kennedy, CCMA showcase, Fri Sept 9 at 8 pm, Art Crawl

July 21st, 2011
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Tonya_Kennedy_album.jpgCCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGFriday September 9 at 8 pm, at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. during James North Art Crawl. A special CCMA showcase — East Coast country star Tonya Kennedy and her band. Tonya received two East Coast Music Awards nominations in 2011, for Country Recording of the Year , and Rising Star Recording of the Year.
Tonya: “The artist who got me singing professionally is Alanis Morrisette… so that’s why I started in the pop/rock genre.    I always loved cross over singers Shania Twain, Faith Hill, The Corrs’s etc… ” There was a singing contest in a country bar. “That is where my musical journey in the world of country music began…..” http://www.tonyakennedy.com/   http://www.myspace.com/tonyakennedymusic

Event, James North events, Music, Special event

Western Swing Authority, CCMA Showcase, Thurs Sept 8 at 9 pm

July 20th, 2011
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WesternSwingAuthority.jpgCCMAhamiltoncmwlogo.JPGThursday September 8 at 9:00 pm, $5, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton. “Kick off your Canadian Country Music week in swinging style! With a list of 5 star reviews and airplay in 17 countries around the world, Canada’s very own super-group, The Western Swing Authority will start your CCMA weekend with bang”. (A special showcase for the CCMA’s.)
The Western Swing Authority brings the authentic sound of western swing in the classic style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and inspired by great bands like The Time Jumpers and Asleep at the Wheel. The Western Swing Authority recreates the sound that attracted crowds to the dancehalls of Texas, Oklahoma and California in the 1930’s and 40’s, and has continued in popularity to present day. www.thewesternswingauthority.com/   http://www.myspace.com/thewesternswingauthority
SHANE GUSE (fiddle, vocal), STACEY LEE(vocal), PAUL CHAPMAN (guitar, vocal), PEE WEE CHARLES (steel guitar), DAN HOWLETT (fiddle, vocal), MATTHEW LIMA (bass) , CHARLIE ST DENIS (drums)  Read more…

Event, Music, Special event

Book Launch: Seraphim Editions fall authors, Thur Sept 8 at 6 pm

July 19th, 2011
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Thursday September 8 at 6:00 pm, free. Canadian publisher Seraphim Editions (http://www.seraphimeditions.com/) launches four new books for the fall of 2011 with readings by the authors. [Note the early start. There is a country music concert starting at 9 pm.] Authors are: Jean-Rae Baxter (Scattered Light), Rob Ritchie (In a Company of Fiddlers), Michael Nelson (Drowned, They Said: A Metis History), J.S. Porter (Lightness and Soul: Musings on Eight Jewish Writers) Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Weds OPEN MIC, Sept 7, 14, 28

July 19th, 2011
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Wednesday September 7, 8 pm, free. OPEN MIC and Jams are back after a summer break. All genres of music and poetry welcome. Our baby grand piano is always available. A great way to get to know us and vice versa. Hosted by Ron the Fiddler. Dates: Sept 7, 14, & 28….

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Open Mic and Jam

Special Event: Lit Live Reading Series, Sun Sept 4 at 7:30 pm

July 19th, 2011
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Sunday September 4 at 7:30. The Lit Live reading series temporarily lands at Artword Artbar. Due to construction on King William and renovations at  Skydragon Centre, Lit Live has moved to the Artword Artbar for the opening of their 2011-2012 season. http://litlive.blogspot.com/
Daniel Scott Tysdal reads from The Mourner’s Book of Albums, published in the Fall of 2010 by Tightrope Books.
Jack Hannan reveals poetry both selected and new in his collection Some Frames, from Cormorant Books.
Lolette Kuby brings her new novel Writing Personals, recently released by Vehicule Press.
Jenn Farrell introduces us to The Devil You Know, her latest collection of short fiction from Anvil Press.
Shane Rhodes challenges expectations and language itself with Err, his collection of poetry from Nightwood Editions.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Saturday Sept 3 CLOSED

July 18th, 2011
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NEW EVENT: Piano Bar with Jennifer Lockman & friends, Friday Sept 2

July 18th, 2011
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Yes we will be open on Friday September 2, at 7 pm — last minute surprise! Jennifer Lockman on piano with friends (Tom Shea guitar, Orange McFarland bass) and more …  jazz standards plus jazz jam. Tip jar.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Behind the Kiln #10, “Last Fling of Summer” Thurs Sept 1

July 18th, 2011
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BehindtheKiln_Frolic_0163_650.jpgThursday Sept 1, 8 pm, pwyc. Last minute craziness — Behind the Kiln #10. Last fling of summer. Our wildly unpredictable multi-media collaborations between dancers, musicians and a video-jammer, making it all up on the spot. We’re filling a gap the only way we know how — having fun and making magic. Come and join us. Coordinated by dancer-choreographer Tanis MacArthur. Participants so far: movers- Liz Bates, Carissa Bowerman and sister, Tanis Macarthur (maybes from Rose Gowling, Victoria Slager); sounders- Jennifer Lockman, Ron Weihs, Tom Shea; visuals- Judith Sandiford

Dance, Event, Film, Music