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Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio, … Apr 14, May 12

April 23rd, 2016
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Sue_RamsaySecond Thursdays: Feb 11, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, 2016 (last one for the season), at 8 pm, $10 /$5. Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts a jazz vocal jam, backed by Bob Shields on guitar and Clark Johnston on stand-up bass, with Adam Fielding on drums. With some storytelling in the mix. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to gig once a month to try out new material and jam a wee bit with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.”  http://www.suzanne-ramsay.com/ .

Event, Music-Jazz

Hamilton Regional Writers Group, meetings… Wed Apr 13, …

March 2nd, 2016
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HRWGMonthly meetings, 2016, 7-10 pm. (Tues Feb 9, Tues March 8, Wed April 13, Tues May 10), at Artword Artbar. The Hamilton Regional Writers Group is a Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) supported community in which songwriters can support each other in growing their craft and navigating the music business.
The SONG is the focus, so bring lyric sheets. Participants can play their song live or have a CD demo to play over the house system. You can choose to have your song critiqued by peers or not critiqued and just see what it feels like to bring your lil gem out in the public. Themes and format will be developed as we go and we’re expecting to have occasional guest speakers.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonRWG/

Event, Special event

Inside the Songs: Avery, Straker, Wells, triple-bill, Thurs Mar 31

February 15th, 2016
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Jeffery_Straker_posterThursday March 31, 2016, at 8:00 pm, $8 advance / $10 at door.
BUY_tix_buttonBook advance price online
Inside the Songs,
singer-songwriters in the round. Three wonderful songwriters who have all played Artword Artbar’s piano in the past, are combining forces in a powerhouse triple-bill: Deanna Wells (from Ophelia Syndrome), Jeffery Straker, and Marie Avery.

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter

Big Dance, Little Stage, w. Learie Mc Nicolls, Wed-Thurs Mar 23-24, Thurs Apr 21

February 13th, 2016
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BDLS_2015_12_03_0815_c680Wednesday March 23 and Thursday March 24, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. Choreographer/dancer Learie Mc Nicolls curates and hosts edition #9 of Big Dance, Little Stage, an evening of contemporary dance works for a small stage. An exciting opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations . Line-up for March 23 and 24 (Easter edition) includes: Sharon Harvey, Megan English, Anderson Langille, Jackie Pullar, Pearl Lall (Thurs only), and Learie Mc Nicolls. (Photo Anderson Langille and Orange McFarland, BDLS, Dec 3, 2015.)
Next edition of BDLS, Thursday April 21, line-up: Tanya Langille, Nimmi Kalra Brenzil and  special guest jazz vocalist Sophia Perlman singing “Isn’t It a Pity” to Learie’s choreography. Learie is also premiering an excerpt of his new solo, The Night Journey..

Dance, Event

World Storytelling Day, two events, Sun Mar 20

February 12th, 2016
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WorldStorytellingDay_logo_cSunday March 20, 2016. Two events to celebrate World Storytelling Day:
** 2:30 to 4:30 pm: Stories of Discovery by participants in the McMaster Discovery Program.
** 5 to 7 pm: Strong Women Burning Brightly, a concert celebrating the wit, wisdom and wonder of Crones and Damsels, by The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild.
Come to one or both. Admission free or by donation. All ages. Read on for details. Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Storytelling

Earth Hour: music, story, dance by candle-light, host Tom Dusome, Sat Mar 19

February 11th, 2016
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EarthHour_canada_from_space_964x478_cSaturday March 19, 2016, at 8 pm. A candle-lit unplugged evening of song, story and dance performance, in honour of Earth Hour. Host is singer-songwriter Tom Dusome. Special guest Charly Chiarelli playing blues harmonica by candle-light. AND dancer/choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls takes up the challenge of dancing with candles, with Ron Weihs on fiddle. Charly will be joined for the second half of the evening by his Hamilton band The Sunamabeaches: Venesio DeSalvo (guitar),  Gary Santucci (guitarist), and Ron the Fiddler.
Image left (from NASA) is our Golden Horseshoe all lit up by electric lights, as seen from space. We will turn a couple of lights off.

Event, Music