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closed Canada weekend from Sat Jun 29 to Thurs July 4

June 4th, 2013
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Singalong with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, Thurs June 27, 7:30-9:30

June 2nd, 2013
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SamTurton_JaneLewis_650.jpgThursday June 27, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING!  They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them together. Led by Jane Lewis and Sam Turton.    http://www.all-together-now.ca  Tell your friends because — the more, the merrier. Hundreds of songs – songbooks provided: Over 100 great artists, including  The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Read more…

Event, Music

The Polyesther Jazz Quintet, Wed June 26

June 1st, 2013
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Wednesday June 26, at 8 pm, cover pwyc/$5. The Polyesther Jazz Quintet: Grace San Andres – vocal; John Imre – piano; Devin Patten – bass; Esther Matthew – trumpet; Keagan Early – drums

Event, Music-Jazz

XiFu Sagas: nine-member new music band, Sun June 23, 7 pm

May 24th, 2013
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IN THE NEWS! Noted by Leonard Turnevicius, classical music columnist  in June 20 The Spec. Plus an in-depth interview on Cut From Steel Blog: http://cutfromsteel.com/project/learning-all-about-the-xifu-sagas/

xifusagas_2013cSPECIAL CONCERT Sunday June 23 at 7 pm, $10 door, $8 advance (book xifusagas.ca/shows ). XiFu Sagas, a nine-member new-music chamber ensemble from Montreal. They are here launching their new album “One Last Dance”. Two members, Annie Shaw and Sarah Good (from Earth Wind and Choir), are Hamiltonians. XiFu Sagas’s music is all original and composed by ensemble co-founder and composer Simon Chung. XiFuSagas_posterCombining modern, classical, jazz as well as ancient Chinese melodic inspirations, they will bring us something totally fresh and new to hear. Their site: xifusagas.ca  Their live videos: vimeo.com/xifusagas   Their music: (album preview) xifusagas.bandcamp.com
Simon Chung -compositions, double bass, voice; Thierry Cotton -tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo, guitar, voice; Martin Courchesne – piano, voice; Daniel Gélinas -drums, guitar, voice; Sarah Good – glockenspiel, guitar, voice; Kaitlyn Raitz – cello, voice; Annie Shaw – accordion, piano, voice; Alma Thrift – violin, voice; Devin Waldman – alto saxophone, drums, voice.
Opening set by Earth Wind and Choir.

Event, Music, Music-Classical

PoeMagic, host Klyde Broox, Sun June 23 at 2 pm, Fri June 28 at 8 pm

May 23rd, 2013
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpg*Sunday June 23 at 2 pm, special edition of PoeMagic for Open Streets, at Artword Artbar’s Open Mic, corner of Colbourne and James.
*Friday June 28 at 8 pm. PoeMagic, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox. 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, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word

Open Mic for Open Streets, Sun June 23, 11 am-4 pm, PLUS special PoeMagic 2-3 pm

May 22nd, 2013
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Open_Streets_June23_2013_650aSunday June 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. “Open Mic for Open Streets” hosted by Ron the Fiddler. It’s the Open Streets Festival again (walk, ride, roll all day from 10 am to 5 pm up and down James Street North http://openstreetshamilton.ca/). Artword Artbar will be out on the corner with our sound system, hosting our “Open Mic for Open Streets”. To sign up for a time slot, email us artword@artword.net.
From 2 pm to 3 pm (or so), the mics are open for a special street edition of spoken word — PoeMagic with host dub poet Klyde Broox.

Event, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, News, Special event

Fry Truck is back at Artword Artbar, Sat June 22 at 8:30

May 21st, 2013
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Dave_Pomfret_Fry_TruckFry_TruckSaturday June 22 at 8:30 pm, cover $10. Fry Truck, our favourite alt-country star-studded band, is back at Artword Artbar. Band members playing tonight are:  Dave Pomfret (guitar/vocals), Dan Medakovic (banjitar/vocals), Linda Duemo (drums/vocals/guitar), Carrie Ashworth (bass), playing original music by band members.

Event, Music