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THEATRE: Artword Theatre, Stuart Laughton’s Trumpet Romance, July 17 to 27

June 16th, 2014
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Hamilton_Fringe_BLK Logo_smArtwordTheatre_Trumpet_Romance_flyerwebB600July 17 to 27, 2014. Artword Theatre presents Stuart Laughton’s “Trumpet Romance: a wild journey in search of music, Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival, at our Bring-Your-Own-Venue: Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St
Trumpet Romance: a wild journey in search of music is written and performed byStuart_Laughton_0270_c680 Stuart Laughton with an array of musical instruments including trumpet, guitar, harmonica, piano. The show is directed by Ronald Weihs, who also did the script development, and produced by Artword Theatre.  Stuart Laughton picked up a trumpet when he was nine, and it was love at first breath. He began a stellar classical career: Canadian Brass at age 19 and La Scala orchestra at 23. But the siren call of B.B. King’s guitar took him on a wild musical journey, playing roots music in Porkbelly Futures, until it all came together by a lake in Haliburton in R. Murray Schafer’s And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon.  For more about Stuart Laughton: http://www.radiodial.ca/
TICKETS: $10   http://hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets/
The show runs 60 minutes and is suitable for an all-ages general audience.
SHOW TIMES:
Thu July 17 8:00 pm (Opening), Sat July 19 7:00 pm, Sun July 20 4:00 pm, Tues July 22 8:00 pm,
Wed July 23 7:00 pm, Fri July 25 7:00 pm, Sat July 26 9:00 pm, Sun July 27 6:00 pm (final show)

Click here to download the Trumpet Romance press release:

Stuart Laughton, “Trumpet Romance”, photo gallery: Read more…

Event, Hamilton Fringe Theatre Fest, Theatre

THEATRE: Red Betty Theatre, Rise of the Prickly Pear, July 18 to 27

June 15th, 2014
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Hamilton_Fringe_BLK Logo_smRise_Of_The_Prickly_PearJuly 18 to 27, 2014. RED BETTY THEATRE and Hamilton Fringe Festival present Rise Of The Prickly Pear, a new play by Radha S Menon, directed by Tony Sciara, featuring Nathan Bigec, Carla Garcia, Tamara Kamermans.
“Beauty’s a fickle mistress who tolerates nothing from her lover Old Man Time”
From the same team as last summer’s fringe hit show Ghost Train Riders and winner of View Magazine’s Best Of Theatre 2013, Radha S Menon’s steamy new play Rise Of The Prickly Pear will have you on the edge of your seat. Set in 1958 Santiago De Cuba, Che Guevara and his ‘bearded ones’ are holed up in the Sierra Maestra fighting bitterly as revolution grips the nation in a dire struggle against imperialism. Rise Of The Prickly Pear is a story of forbidden love–? lost and found. Two women, three men and a prickly pear… in a comical wrangle for love and lust. Who can avoid slivers as they bite their way to the top? Who will be consumed?
VENUE: Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton
TICKETS: $10  http://hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets/
SHOW TIMES:
Running time: 60 minutes. Fri July 18 7:00 pm (Opening), Sat July Sat 19 9:00 pm, Sun July 20 6:00 pm, Wed July 23 9:00 pm, Thurs July 24 7:00 pm, Fri July 25 9:00 pm, Sat July 26 7:00 pm, Sun July Sun 27 4:00 pm (final show)

Contact: Leo Sciara, email: Production.redbettytheatre@gmail.com
www.redbettytheatre.com       @redbettytheatre
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Betty-Theatre/286534401361269

Event, Hamilton Fringe Theatre Fest, Theatre

Late music weekends during Fringe Festival, Jul 18, 25, 26

June 14th, 2014
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Special late night music Fri Jul 18, Fri Jul 25, Sat July 26, after the plays at Artword Artbar in the Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival!

Friday July 18 at 9:30 pm, tip jar, jazz with the Chris Bruder Quartet, featuring Mike Malone on trumpet/flugelhorn, Jon Stemmler on bass, Mark Ballyk on drums and Chris Bruder on piano.

CANCELLED Saturday July 19 at 10:30 pm, tip jar, jazz with the ‘Sargent Reckless’ trio: Mike DeiCont bass (back from NY), Sean Dowhaniuk guitar, Mike Rajna drums.

Friday July 25 at 10:30 pm, tip jar, funk,/blues/jazz with Scott McIntosh guitar, Tom Altobelli and Jordan Snider drums.

Saturday July 26 at 10:30 pm, tip jar, Charlie Parker jazz tribute by the Abigail Neale Quintet (Abigail Neale alto and soprano sax, Chris Bruder piano, Tom Altobelli acoustic bass, Luke Paron drums  and a trombone player).

Event, Hamilton Fringe Theatre Fest, Music, Music-Jazz

Opera: new works performed by Bicycle Opera, Tues July 15 at 7:30

June 11th, 2014
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Tuesday July 15, at 7:30 pm, a special concert, $20. Book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-bicycle-opera-project-hamilton-on-tickets-11887887993
Back again at Artword Artbar on this year’s tour, the fabulous Bicycle Opera! This exciting season brings together a cast of young emerging opera stars, instrumentalists, and a program of fantastic Canadian opera works:BOP trail_c900
Bianchi: A Five Minute Bicycle Opera – Libretto and music by Tobin Stokes
(What rhymes with) Azimuth? – Libretto by Liza Balkan, music by Ivan Barbotin
A little rain must fall – Libretto by David Yee, music by Chris Thornborrow
L’homme et le ciel (excerpt) – Libretto by Ian Koiter, music by Adam Scime
Airline Icarus (excerpt) – Libretto by Anton Piatigorsky, music by Brian Current
Rosa – Libretto by Camyar Chai, music by James Rolfe
The Brothers Grimm (excerpt) – Libretto and music by Dean Burry

The performers on the 2014 tour are: Larissa Koniuk – soprano and Artistic Director; Stephanie Tritchew – mezzo; Christopher Enns – tenor; Geoffrey Sirett – baritone; Wesley Shen – music director/piano; Chelsea Shanoff – saxophone; Tristan Durie – flute. The stage director is Liza Balkan. http://bicycleopera.com/

The Bicycle Opera Project brings Canadian contemporary opera to communities across Ontario by bicycle! Read more…

Event, Music-Classical

“Open Mic for Open Streets”, hosted by Ron the Fiddler, Sun July 13, 11:00 to 4 pm

June 10th, 2014
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OpenStreets_JULY-13_680Sunday July 13, 2014, from 11 am to 4 pm. 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 presents “Open Mic for Open Streets“, our traditional presence on the street, as we haul our sound gear out to the corner of Colbourne & James Street North, to join in the fun. Roll on by with your guitar or harmonica or kazoo and take over a mic. Hosted by Ron the Fiddler. To sign up for a time slot, email us artword@artword.net.

Event, James North events, Music

Concert: Wayne Janus and his band Kaizen, Sat July 12

June 9th, 2014
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Kaizen2040caSaturday July 12, 2014, at 8 pm, $5. KAIZEN is a three-piece band: drums (David Carrillo), bass (Shane Lannigan) and guitar/vocals (Wayne Janus). Their sound has a rich variety of influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Blues, Fusion, Rock, and Latin. At Artword Artbar, Kaizen performs a mix of original and cover material. Kaizen‘s live performance is very captivating and their connect with the audience is outstanding.

Kaizen’s debut release entitled First Impressions, received positive reviews from various national and international sources.  Currently, Kaizen has just finished their second CD. This second disk features a vocalist performing Sanskrit chanting. Their producer Christopher T. Wilson makes a cameo appearance playing some haunting synth as a backing ambient track.

Kaizen is building a strong fan base locally, nationally and internationally. Things are going to soar for Kaizen with the release of their second CD and the launch of their new web page www.kaizen.xyz. Kaizen is in the early stages of their musical journey and they are already being compared to other well known Jazz/Rock greats in the music industry. For more about Wayne Janus, visit http://www.waynejanus.com/

Watch a Cable 14 live performance of Kaizen’s new material http://youtu.be/lAOkVeTomlk

Event, Music