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Exchange for Change, for Under The Willow, Tues June 19, at 6 pm

June 1st, 2018
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Tuesday June 19, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm. All ages. Exchange for Change – a clothing swap fundraiser in support of Under The Willows, arts and garden program where children who experience adverse life circumstances may joyfully express themselves as creative individuals of value. www.underthewillows.org
What: Snazzy duds, rad tunes, yummy treats and chill zones for relaxing. All donated items are up for grabs for $2 each!
How: Bring your still-wearable but no longer-for-you clothes. to the swap itself. Or have them picked up for a fee of $5 with proceeds from pickup going to UTW, Email singfromthestart@gmail.com to arrange pickup.
Why: Because UTW is amazing. Because clothes left over will be donated to
Drama Dressup. Because your closet needs a refresh so why not do it
for a good cause. Because $2 is a ludicrously lovely price to pay for your
new favourite top/pants/dress/skirt/shoes/hat/mitts/tux. Because Artword is
a super fun place to hang out. Because YOLO and FOMO. Because you want to!

Event, Special event

Jazz with the Brad Cheeseman Group, Sat June 16

May 31st, 2018
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Saturday June 16, at 8 pm, $10.  Jazz with Brad Cheeseman electric bass, Robert Chapman guitar, Matt Lagan tenor sax, Marito Marques drums, Chris Pruden piano. Performing music from the JUNO-nominated album THE TIDE TURNS.
bradcheeseman.com

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Singer-songwriters Richard Keelan, and Raphael Keelan, Fri June 15

May 30th, 2018
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Friday June 15, 2018, at 8 pm, $10. The Keelan Family Show. Singer-songwriter Richard Keelan of the legendary folk-rock band in the 60s/70s The Perth County Conspiracy, teams up with daughter singer-songwriter Raphael Smith Keelan.
Background: Richard Keelan‘s music career began in the late ’50s with his first teenage rock band, the Swinging Shepherds. He was a Greenwich Village folkie in the mid-60s, performing on the same circuit of clubs that spawned Bob Dylan. He recorded and released singles in the psychedelic era with the Spikedrivers and its spin-off duo, Misty Wizard. He has delved into the worlds of both traditional and fusion-jazz having worked with both the Washingtons and Brian Griffith respectively. He’s best known for his work with the folk group the Perth County Conspiracy (Does Not Exist) based in Stratford, Ontario. Back in 1998, he put out his solo CD “Chameleon”. (richard-keelan.blogspot.com/)
and an article at www.criticsatlarge.ca/2014/12/a-pining-spirit-perth-county.html
Raphael Smith Keelan: “Born amidst the creative fruits of the Perth County Conspiracy, this singer songwriter was infused in ‘utero’ with many artistic influences. Raphael began her journey towards musicianship at the age of six with the piano….continuing over the past twenty years with songwriting and self-taught guitar playing. Her lyrics inspire the listener to reflect on the spiritual as her rich vocals soothe the soul….” www.facebook.com/Raphael-Keelan-432264416849634/

Event, Music, Music-folk, Music-roots, Music-singer/songwriter

The Sad Boys Literary Society, readings & music, Thurs June 14

May 29th, 2018
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Thursday June 14, 2018 at 8 pm. Admission by donation. The Sad Boys Literary Society will be celebrating their 1st birthday with a night of readings and musical performances at Artbar Artbar. This will also be your only chance to pick up theirr super-special limited-edition Sad Boys chapbook featuring our most earth-shattering poems from this past year. Performers may include:
Benjamin McCullough, Benjamin Robinson, Kira Moolman, Mark Standish, Tim Martin, Tim Selles.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Celebration of Life: Glenn Hardcastle, Sun June 10, 4 to 7 pm

May 28th, 2018
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Sunday June 10, from 4 to 7 pm. Our good friend Glenn Hardcastle died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Saturday May 26, 2018 in his 79th year after a short illness. His partner Valerie Kay has asked us to host a celebration of Glenn’s life, with lots of music and memories and love. Some Artword favourites will perform a song or two: Charly Chiarelli, Tim Ninehouse, Paula Grove, Gordon Odegaard, and more.
Glenn was a frequent concert-goer and theatre enthusiast, at Artword Artbar and other arts hangouts. He was also an artist, musician and nature lover. Valerie has been a member of Artword Theatre Ensemble since 2008 in Hamilton, appearing in You Are What You Do, Rascals and Numskulls, James Street, and Scroogissimo. Glenn was Val’s devoted supporter at all of these. Glenn, we will miss your sparkling eyes and cheeky smile!

Event, Special event

Songwriters-in-the-Round, host Duane Rutter, Sat June 9

May 20th, 2018
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Saturday June 9, 2018, at 8 pm, $20 / pwyc. The next edition of Songwriters-in-the-Round, hosted by Duane Rutter. Guests for June 9 are: Cindy Dell, Dave Pomfret and Danny Medakovic. NOTE: Brennagh Burns sits in for Cindy Dell, who won’t be able to come.

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter