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The Tribal Gallery presents Tony Bird, Sat Oct 29

September 17th, 2011
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Tony_Bird_11_enc2.jpgSaturday, October 29, 2011 at 8 pm, tickets $15 (advance), $20 (door). The Tribal Gallery presents, in concert at Artword Artbar, the legendary singer-songwriter Tony Bird. With a truly unique voice, vision, guitar style and theatrical persona, this passionate Malawi-born song man, hailed as “The Father of African Folk-Rock,” delivers a far-ranging repertoire of exotic travelogues, love songs, topical and historical commentary and the moving, searching anthems of a mature poet. He’s an inventive, passionate, theatrical performer who delivers the moving, searching anthems of a mature poet. The extraordinary experience of a Bird concert is not to be missed.  “The finest, most impressive folk poet in years” – The Village Voice  http://www.mangotime.net/
Advance tickets on sale at The Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N.  905-395-1829 Read more…

Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents

PoeMagic, spoken word, host Klyde Broox, Fri Oct 28, Fri Nov 25

September 16th, 2011
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpgFriday October 28 at 8 pm, pwyc.
Friday November 25 at 8 pm, pwyc.
PoeMagic“, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
About Klyde: “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.   … “ Contact Klyde at   kbroox@porchlight.ca.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Concert: Solstice, music from Latin America, Thurs Oct 27

September 16th, 2011
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Solstice Photo 2_enc.jpgThursday October 27 at 8 pm, $15 (includes CD), $8 concert only. Concert of Latin American music.  Join Solstice for an evening in the tropic islands as they share with you their Lil_Acevedo_America.jpgCuban, Brazilian,and Spanish music. With special guest vocalist Lil America (from El Salvador via Cuba). 
Solstice was recently formed by four veteran musicians:
Javier Martinez: Singer, and former musical entertainment director, Hotel las Brisas Guardalavca , Cuba.
Julian Reynolds: bass player from Buenos Aires and a veteran of many cruise tours with Argentina’s top pianist.
Dave Aldham: bongos, congas, one of Ontario’s top percussionists for last 40 years, performed in Cuba for the last 10 years.
George Kairy: studied with Justin Perchin, one of Cuba’s top jazz guitarists and Miguel la Batistde, North Americas top flamengo guitarist and performed internationally for many years.
After having just completed a cd recording at Niagara’s famous Barn Window Studio, this diverse group is looking forward to releasing another cd soon featuring more original songs to keep you dancing.

Event, Music, Special event

The Tribal Gallery presents George Sawa, Sat Oct 22

September 15th, 2011
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GeorgeSawa2.jpgSaturday September, 2011, at 8 pm, $10 adv, $15 at door, at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne St. The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert with the renowned Egyptian musician George Sawa, virtuoso master of the qanun (Egyptian psaltery). He plays traditional Arabic music, accompanied by Suzanne Meyers Sawa. Listen to sample tracks from their Juno-nominated two-vol CD. http://www.georgedimitrisawa.com/media.html
Advance tickets at The Tribal Gallery 174 James St. N, 905-385-1829. Read more…

Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents

Jazz Concert: Brian Browne Duo, Friday Oct 21

September 14th, 2011
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Browne_Brian_8027Large_c.jpgFriday October 21 at 8 pm $15. The renowned jazz pianist Brian Browne, with bassist Sean Browne, are back at Artword Artbar! With a musical career that spans over thirty years, Brian Browne has gained a reputation as a true Canadian jazz legend. His distinctive, bluesy piano style swings with traces of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner and Bill Evans, yet the sound is unmistakably his own. He is partnered with Sean’s soulful bass offerings, with a ferocious dexterity and complete musicality. http://www.brianbrowne.com/

Event, Music-Jazz

Film: “Free To Learn”, host Tom Dusome, Thur Oct 20 7:30 pm

September 13th, 2011
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Tom_Dusome_ScreeningPoster1_650en.jpgThursday October 20, 7:30 pm,  Tom Dusome is hosting a film night.
“Dear Freeskool Friendlies, We are planning a get together for everyone who’s interested in talking about how we learn in our society… Film: “Free To Learn” (Albany, NY Free School – 2007). We will view the film, and follow up with discussion regarding learning, education and how these processes are played out in our society. We encourage one and all to come along and join in on the discussion, share your thoughts and experiences, and together we will envision the future of learning… Love, Hamilton Freeskool” www.HamiltonFreeskool.org
For information on the documentary, visit: http://www.freeschoolmovie.com/menu1.htm

Event, Film

NEW Special Event, theatre talk with Barry Karp, Wed Oct 19

September 13th, 2011
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Barry_Karp_IMGP0154c.jpgWednesday October 19 at 8 pm free. Barry Karp, visiting theatre artist from Ottawa and and Artword friend and colleague, is in town. Barry will bring some special items from his collection of theatre masks to show you. And he has tales to tell about his exotic and adventurous theatre projects with R. Murray Shafer, Tomson Highway and others. His latest theatrical adventure is a re-creation of a 1930s circus, which he is hoping to bring to Hamilton! Come join us for a fascinating chat and visit. [Barry is rumoured to be behind the mask above.] Read more…

Event, Special event

Double Launch: Mike Algera and Pip, Tues Oct 18

September 13th, 2011
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Tuesday October 18 at 8 pm, free. Artword Artbar hosts a double launch: poet Mike Algera launches his chapbook “Outskirts”, and musician songwriter Pip launches his new CD “Cool Ray”. Readings, performances, and some guest artists.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Concert: “Heavy Pedal” piano, song, spectacle, Sat Oct 15

September 12th, 2011
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Marie_Avery_heavypedal_c.jpgMarie_Avery_heavypedal_tix.jpgSaturday October 15 at 8 pm. Heavy Pedal, an evening of piano, song and spectacle — a cabaret night of local female piano-playing singer-songwriters, showcasing original piano-based music, on Artword Artbar’s baby grand. Hosted by Marie Avery, and featuring Kori Pop, Deanna Wells (of Ophelia Syndrome), Sara Whynot (from Kitchener), and Annie Shaw. Each artist will highlight her own unique style of writing and piano-playing. Cover $10 advance through the performers, $15 at the door.
Here is host Marie Avery’s statement about her concept for the evening:
“HEAVY PEDAL: an evening of piano, song, and spectacle.
Heavy Pedal is neither a singer-songwriter show, nor piano recital. It isn’t ‘live music tonight’ at the bar, nor is this a night at the orchestra. It is a home for the writers and performers of original compositions that press the bounds of genera. It is a showcase of technical proficiency not always appreciated in ‘indie rock’, and creativity too wild to be welcome in conservatory halls. Read more…

Event, Music

Green Drinks, special evening “STOP CETA!”, Tues Oct 11 at 5:30

September 11th, 2011
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Tuesday October 11 at 5:30 pm, free. A special Green Drinks evening.
THE MOST IMPORTANT MEETING YOU’LL ATTEND IN THIS DECADE: STOP CETA! STOP CORPORATIONS FROM CALLING ALL THE SHOTS! MONSANTO ANYONE? Attend Stop CETA meeting BRING EVERYONE YOU KNOW AND PLEASE RSVP info@hamiltoneconet.ca It is hosted by Green Drinks Hamilton and Hamilton Area Eco-Network. 
CETA (Canadian European Trade Agreement) will pave the way for Monsanto and its ilk from imposing their will upon Canadians! Attend action & information night (on-site action – bring your laptop and a pen and paper!) “CETA is so much more than a free-trade agreement. Tariffs between Canada and the EU are already quite low. Read more…

Event, Special event

Art Crawl: A Touch of Klez, Fri Oct 14

September 11th, 2011
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A_Touch_of_Klez_logo.jpgFriday October 14 at 8 pm, during James North Art Crawl, tip jar. Back by popular demand, A Touch of Klez, bringing you wild and wonderful Eastern European gypsy jewish jazz music. Hamilton’s own Klezmer band features Jordan Abraham on accordion, with bass, drums, saxophone, piano, guitar, violin…

Event, James North events, Music

Behind the Kiln #12, dance/music/video, “ghOulish and dreAry”, Thurs Oct 13

September 11th, 2011
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September Kiln017smc.jpgThursday October 13 at 8 pm pwyc. Behind the Kiln #12. 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. [Image left Sept 15: duet Tanis MacArthur, Rose Gowling, plus live web-cam (photo Anne Milne)]
Movers and sounders for our “ghOulish and dreAry” Oct 13 include: Victoria Slager, Anne Milne, Jennifer Lockman, Tom Shea. Orange McFarland, Tanis MacArthur, Liz Bates, Ron Weihs, Judith Sandiford.

Dance, Event, Film, Music, Theatre

Jazz Concert: Carolyn Credico Quartet, Sat October 8

September 10th, 2011
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Carolyn_Credico.jpgSaturday October 8 at 8 pm, $5: Jazz with the Carolyn Credico Quartet, featuring  Chris Bruder on piano, Victor Vrankulj on bass, Jordan Snider on drums, and Carolyn Credico vocals

Event, Music-Jazz

Concert: Dave Clark & The Woodshed Orchestra, Fri Oct 7

September 9th, 2011
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Matthew_deZoete_oct7_2011_woodshed11x17_650.jpgthe-woodshed-orchestra-1c.jpgFriday October 7 at 8 pm, $10. The Woodshed Orchestra presents “Love & Affection”, an evening of soulful, joyous and celebratory musical times by one of Canada’s premier live pop orchestras. Plus a special guest set by the wonderful singer-songwriter Matthew de Zoete.
The Woodshed Orchestra is headed up by drummer Dave Clark (Gord Downie, Charles Spearin, Rheostatics) and features Michael Herring, Joe Lapinski, Julia Hambleton, Nic Buligan, and Karen Ng. The band is fresh off of their Canadian summer dates headlining at the Hillside Festival in Guelph and Sappyfest in Sackville. http://www.thewoodshedorchestra.com/  “Dave Clark and the Woodshed Orchestra have this amazing ability to make real life sound like the best musical in the world. I can’t name another group of people who sound so joyous together, get to some essential truths about living, and dance their pants off doing it. Love them. They’re my favourite parade.” – Vish Khanna – CBC Radio3 – Exclaim Magazine – Guelph

Event, Music

NEW! Meet Sarah Thorton, Theatre for Social Change, Wed Oct 5

September 8th, 2011
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Wednesday October 5 at 8 pm, free. A Special Event: “Meet with Sarah Thornton, Artistic Director of Liverpool’s Collective Encounters — Theatre for Social Change. Sarah will show some slides of recent productions, including participatory theatre by youth groups and senior citizens, and professional site-specific productions on the effects of urban renewal on local populations, the state of the nation and homelessness. She is eager to chat about how this work resonates with work being done in Hamilton.” This informal evening with Sarah supplements her talk at McMaster University in the afternoon.
TALK @ McMaster Robinson Theatre 3:30 – 5:30
Presentation – Q&A @ Artword Artbar 8pm-10pm Read more…

Event, Special event, Theatre

Concert: Nicole Aube & Melinda Richter, Thurs Oct 6

September 8th, 2011
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Nicole_Aube_c.jpgThursday October 6 at 8 pm $5. Touring singer-songwriter Nicole Aube has a concert at Artword Artbar. Also an author, Nicole has an afternoon (4 pm) reading at Chapters Ancaster. http://nicoleaube.webs.com/  Opening the evening at Artword Artbar  is a set by Melinda Richter, a Hamilton-based composer who performs avant-garde pop. Hear her music at: http://soundcloud.com/slowlyslowly. Nicole Aube is a songwriter and pianist on the rise in Canada. She has released ‘Philosoft’, her debut album of original songs in 2011. Following in the vein of Canadian songwriters Christine Fellows and Veda Hille, she performs alternative pop with artful lyrics that could be stand-alone poetry.

Event, Music

Open Mic, Wednesday, Oct 12

September 7th, 2011
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Wednesday, October 12, at 8 pm, no cover. Artword Artbar’s Open Mic evening, hosted by Ron the Fiddler. Open to all genres of music, spoken word, dance performance.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

CONCERT: Big Rude Jake, Sat Oct 1, two shows!

September 6th, 2011
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Big_Rude_Jake_c.jpgSaturday October 1, 4 pm & 9:30 pm, ticket price $10. Two chances to see the one-and-only Big Rude Jake — coming back to Artword Artbar. “Jake is a composer, singer, ‘blues shouter’ and musician with a diverse array of influences. Noted for the distinct ‘swing punk’ sound of his first few albums, he loves and celebrates music – all of it, with special attention to the roots of American music. You’ll hear jazz, swing, ragtime, rock’n‘roll, jump, gospel, blues, folk… Add a little cabaret and some punk attitude, and you’ve got Big Rude Jake.” http://bigrudejake.ca/

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