AT T H E O A K V I L L E C E N T R E VOLUME SEVEN | ISSUE ONE | SEPT~DEC 2014
JIM CUDDY LIGHTHOUSE STEVEN WRIGHT NATALIE MacMASTER ERIC BURDON SUZANNE VEGA THE WHITE ALBUM BRUCE McCULLOCH BAT OUT OF HELL ROYAL WOOD ENRICO GALANTE THE GOOD LOVELIES INTI ILLIMANI and more!
Welcome to the Oakville Centre! We ask that you follow these simple guidelines to ensure a pleasant and memorable experience for all.
The Oakville Centre and the Town of Oakville place a high priority on accessibility to the public. We are constantly striving to meet the needs of our customers.
In consideration of those in the audience who may have allergies, please refrain from using perfume or cologne when attending a performance.
Patrons requiring wheelchair or accessible seating arrangements are asked to call the box office at 905-815-2021 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our box office staff will be happy to book accessible seating and answer any questions you may have regarding accessibility at the Oakville Centre. You may also e-mail us at email@example.com.
Cell phones and other electronic devices should be muted and not used while in the theatre. Photography, and recording devices are strictly prohibited inside the theatre. Food and beverages are not permitted in the theatre, with the exception of clear plastic bottles of water. Please refrain from unwrapping candy during the performance.
Accessible features include curb cuts at sidewalks and a ramp to the entrance of the theatre on Navy and Church street approach. Our main entrance doors are equipped with electronic openers and the auditorium offers handrails.
Latecomers and re-entries will be seated at a suitable break determined by the production. You may be asked to wait in the lobby.
The Oakville Centre does have some accessibility challenges due to its design and age. The theatre does not have an elevator. The theatreâ€™s seating area of 17 rows has a steep incline. There is one barrier free washroom on the main level in the lobby. Due to fire regulations and for the safety of patrons, wheelchair and walker seating is located in Row S.
Babes in arms and young children are welcome to the Family Series performances. Contact the box office for all other performances. Each person entering the theatre requires a ticket. Group bookings are available for 10 or more. Please contact 905-338-4161, ext. 3204. All ticket sales are final. For box office hours, parking locations and other inquiries visit www.oakvillecentre.ca or call the box office at (905) 815-2021.
The Oakville Centre offers a Sennheiser assistive hearing system, free of charge. Patrons can access the headset by requesting the equipment at the lobby bar on their arrival.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a division of the Recreation and Culture Department of the Town of Oakville.
One accessible parking spot is available on Navy Street and two spots in the Church Street parking lot. These spots are best suited for those attending performances in the Main Auditorium. Accessible parking spots on the lower level, back of theatre would only be suitable for those attending an event in the Studio Theatre. For additional accessible parking spots, please see page 5.
We are located at: 130 Navy Street, at the corner of Navy and Lakeshore Road East in downtown Oakville, Ontario. For directions to the theatre, please see page 5.
Dear Patron, Welcome to the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. For over 37 years, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has been the preeminent name in the field of arts and entertainment in this community, and as the new Manager I will be working with staff to build upon this momentum presenting a diverse selection of shows that reflect the community we serve and provide you with the best possible audience experience. We are thrilled to present an exciting 2014/15 season full of performances by some of our favourite Canadian emerging and established artists along with a healthy complement of international acts from the world of pop, jazz, comedy and world music. We continue to invest in the revitalization of the centre and harmonize our mission as a leading edge cultural venue with the growing technological expectations of our audience. During the summer of 2014, we will replace our aging auditorium speaker system to provide equal and balanced sound coverage in the auditorium. While we continue to make the current Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts the best it can be we are actively involved with Town Staff on the Downtown Studies and The Downtown Cultural Hub Study that is exploring opportunities to create a downtown cultural spaces that includes a performing arts centre, art gallery, library and outdoor program space that will become the cultural, social, and economic heart of our community and meet the needs of Oakville for the next 50 years. I encourage you to learn more about the project at www.oakville.ca. Iâ€™m sure you agree we have an outstanding season and one that provides memorable audience experiences for all. With all we do, we continue to promote and contribute to the thriving cultural life of Oakville with the goal of ensuring that the Oakville Centre remains a destination for lovers of music, drama, comedy and dance, compelling you to engage, enjoy, and explore. We look forward to seeing you at the Centre.
Robin Howarth Manager, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts would like to thank
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts would like to thank the
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL
for ongoing programming support.
for ongoing programming support.
Oakville Centre DIRECTIONS & PARKING From the QEW or 401, exit at Trafalgar Road (Hwy. 3), drive south to Lakeshore Road, turn right and park in any of the more than 2,800 parking spots in Downtown Oakville.
To park behind the Oakville Centre, continue along Lakeshore to Navy Street, turn left on Navy then make your first right on Water Street and follow it along the river.
Municipal Parking Lots
Accessible Parking Spots
Street Parking Lot
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4 Tel: 905-815-2021 or 1-888-489-7784 www.oakvillecentre.ca
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In this issue . . . Family Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 16 to May 6 Suzanne Vega . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 20 Steven Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . September 21 Elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 8 Keith Richards One Woman Show.. . October 18 Jim Cuddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 28 Inti-Illimani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . October 29 CAL: Bat Out Of Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . October 30 Ennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 15 RoyaL Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 19 Eric Burdon & The Animals. . . . . . November 20 Enrico Galante & Friends . . . . . . . November 22 Bruce McCulloch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 3 The Good Lovelies . . . . . . . . . . . . December 12 CAL: The White Album . . . . . . . . . December 13 Lighthouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 18 Natalie MacMaster. . . . . . . . . . . . December 21
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It’s All Abo The 2014/2015 OAKVILLE NISSAN WILD KRATTS – LIVE! Sunday, January 4, 2015 • 1:00 & 4:00pm • $35.00** Recommended for ages 4 to 8
FAMOUS PEOPLE PLAYERS Sunday, November 16, 2014 • 1:00 • 3:30pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 6 and up What you will see is sensational what you don’t see is inspirational. In their 40th year in business, Famous PEOPLE Players defies gravity before your eyes and will have audiences mesmerized. Creatures of every shape and size Rock and Roll as they illuminate through Black light and trip the light fantastic! First premiered for Quincy Jones the master of excitement and enthralling audiences with Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Famous PEOPLE Players have the power to amaze and the power to inspire.
Wild Kratts – Live! is an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated television series Wild Kratts. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated Wild Kratts step out LIVE ON STAGE to engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts story. Starting off in their headquarters the “Tortuga”, the Wild Kratts receive a message of an animal in trouble from a member of their worldwide network of Wild Kratts kids. Always ready to help animals that need them, Martin and Chris pull on their Creature Power vest and gloves and are off “to the Creature Rescue!” .
SPOT THE DOG Theatre Terra Saturday, January 10, 2015 • 1:00pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 3 to 6 Together with Spot, toddlers and their parents will have a new adventure in the theatre. Spot will take the audience to the farm of his father Sam, where all the animals are lost. Spot and his friend Helen are going to need the help of the audience to find all the animals and bring them back to the farm. Can everybody recognize the sounds of the animals and help Spot and Helen to find them?
Mike D’Urzo’s MEGA MAGIC Saturday, December 20, 2014 • 1:00 & 7:00pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 8 and up Mike D’Urzo is an international award winning magician & mentalist. As the founder and creative director of Mega Magic, he performs in hundreds of shows annually for some of the largest corporations, theatres, theme parks, festivals and television networks across Canada. Mike was the winner of the 2012, 2013 & 2014 “Performer of the Year” award presented by Festivals & Events Ontario. He was nominated for the “Canadian Entertainer of the Year” award by the Canadian Event Industry Awards.
ut Family! FAMILY SERIES at The Oakville Centre JUNIE B JONES Wednesday, May 6, 2015 • 7:00pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 7 and up Watch out world, here comes Junie B Jones, and she’s definitely ready for some new school-year adventures. Follow her escapades in this rollicking, one-of-a-kind musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s wildly popular books.
THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD
Tall Stories Theatre Co. Sunday, March 1, 2015 • 1:00 pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 4 and up The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist...does he?
ROBIN HOOD Visible Fictions
*Purchase 3 or more shows & SAVE $5.00 / ticket!
Sunday, March 29, 2015 • 1:00pm • $20.00* Recommended for ages 7 and up
**NO discounts available for “Wild Kratts – Live!”
TICKETS: 905.815.2021 or OakvilleCentre.ca
In a forest somewhere near you, there is a band of brothers seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines. Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it seems in this Sherwood Forest, but one thing is for sure . . . no rogue is safe!
In association with The Munz & Planche Family Fund for the Performing Arts (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation).
DAN COOPER OF ROYAL LEPAGE presents
SUZANNEVEGA Saturday, September 20th at 8:00pm “Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine) Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed, near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,” Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. In short, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago. Suzanne was born in Santa Monica, CA, but grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City. She was influenced by her mother, a computer systems analyst, and her stepfather, the Puerto Rican writer Egardo Vega
Yunque. There was a heady mix of multicultural music playing at home: Motown, bossa nova, jazz and folk. At age 11, she picked up a guitar and as a teenager she started to write songs. Suzanne’s neo-folk style has ushered in a new female, acoustic, folk-pop singer-songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and Indigo Girls. In 1997, Suzanne joined Sarah McLachlan on her Lilith Fair tour which celebrated the female voice in rock and pop. She was one of the few artists invited back every year. Suzanne was also the host of the public radio series “American Mavericks,” thirteen hour-long programs featuring the histories and the music of the iconoclastic, contemporary classical composers who revolutionized the possibilities of new music. The show won the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Suzanne Vega is an artist that continues to surprise. In 2006, she became the first major recording artist to perform live in avatar form within the virtual world Second Life. She has dedicated much of her time and energy to charitable causes, notably Amnesty International, Casa Alianza, and the Save Darfur Coalition. As fascinating as the New Yorkers she has been inspired by, Suzanne Vega herself is full of stories and surprises: the everyday revelations, the grabbed-on-the-run wisdom, the strange, random, miraculous stuff that make up a singular career – or maybe just another life in the big city.
Regular Ticket: $78 | Big Ticket Member: $71 | Big Ticket Plus: $67 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca
H2 SYSTEMS presents
StevenWright Sunday, September 21st at 8:00pm Steven Wright – the man with the monotone – a prototype comedian that others are sure to follow. His delivery is deadpan, his manner stoic, and he’s one of the keenest observers of the human condition, if you can find him when he momentarily lapses into reality. In appearance, Wright’s lifestyle hasn’t changed much, although his career has really taken off. In a shorter time than most, he expanded his comedy collection to include an album, video, film and television appearances. His 1986 debut album I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination and nods from the music industry. He quickly followed this with several video showcases on HBO including his own special On Location: Steven Wright. He took part in the Young Comedians Special with Robin Williams, Richard Belzer, Harry Anderson and Howie Mandel. In 1989 Wright was awarded an Academy Award for writing and starring in the short film, The Appointments of Dennis Jennings. It seems obvious that comedians are the people to watch in the entertainment industry as they cross over to all mediums
with success. PBS honored comedians with a half-hour anthology series starring Steven Wright, Tim Matheson and Catherine O’Hara. Steven’s talents also grace the big screen. He appeared in the 1986 blockbuster Desperately Seeking Susan starring Madonna, Stars and Bars starring Daniel Day Lewis and Harry Dean Stanton and in Canadian Bacon, starring John Candy. After his initial appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, he was immediately asked to return one week later – a phenomenon that had not been achieved by an unknown in more than ten years. His back-to-back appearances with the king of late night television put his career into high gear. The dour comedian soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman and numerous trips back to visit Johnny on The Tonight Show. Although Steven Wright’s success is now assured, the dry comedian keeps a modest outlook on his ability. As quoted in a Los Angeles Herald Examiner article, he claims, “My whole act is just a funny pack of lies.”
Regular: $82 | Big Ticket Member: $75 | Big Ticket Plus: $71 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “Steven Wright is not only the undisputed world champion of weird one-liners; he’s among the greatest comedians ever to walk on stage.” ~ STEVE LEBATE, Paste Magazine
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else w A PARADISO RESTAURANT presentation • Adelheid
Adelheid formed in 2008 after a series of artistic collaborations between Heidi Strauss and Jeremy Mimnagh. The project company has created four full evening works since. Adelheid is concerned with understanding what is temporally relevant, with work that speaks to the ‘realness’ of where we are and who we are, here and now – how we are affected by the world around us. Adelheid has been created with the support of the Toronto Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Coun-
cil, The Canada Council for the Arts, Coleman Lemieux and Compagnie, CreatiVenture Collective, Dance Victoria and The Theatre Centre. Heidi Strauss is a Toronto-based independent dance artist, and the artistic director of Adelheid Dance Projects. Including the multi-Dora Award winning this time, she has choreographed four full evening group works, and toured across the country. In 2012 she was honoured with a KM Hunter Award for Dance. Currently she is a resident artist at the Theatre Centre.
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Elsewhere is here, now. Under the skin of each person are the experiences that determine the present moment. This is identity. It is where potential begins. We come together. Interactions give way to consequence to make Elsewhere a place where control, empathy and strength are temporary, but returning. A work for five remarkable dance artists, Elsewhere celebrates resilience and unknowing.
Choreography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Strauss Dancers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Baskerville Justine A. Chambers, Luke Garwood Molly Johnson, Brendan Wyatt Projection & Sound . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Mimnagh Set & Costume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teresa Przybylski Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Picherack Stage Management. . . . . . . . . . Marianna Rosato
A Pay-What-You-Can Performance
The Keith Richards
One Woman Show Saturday, October 18th at 8:30pm in The Studio Theatre Mona loves The Stones. She can’t get enough of Keith Richards. EXPL She’s pretty well obsessed. She’s also not sleeping. She is going with Keith Richards to a boat in the middle of nowhere. A CONT ICIT ENT Some chain-smoking, prophesying Richards summons rollicking find th patrons m memories to show this small-town, sleep-deprived “Keith a e mater language y ial off junky,” that you can’t emulate your heroes. ensive& Inspired by his legendary image and outrageous endurance, The Keith Richards One Woman Show is a swishy-swashy Jack Daniels toast to getting by just as you are. Performed by Deanna Jones, Mona’s ‘trip’ through Keith’s life from boyhood to drug-bust (Toronto 1977) includes run-ins with Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Gram Parsons and a giant tongue. A live rock score, played by Kevin Richardson, invokes the world of the Stones and, in particular, the raw sounds of Keith. Deanna Jones and Cole Lewis first devised The Keith Richards One Woman Show in 2011. In August 2011 they ripped through the Niagara Region (like a band) testing the show out on a 5-day bar tour. The next incarnation of the show toured to bars throughout Southern Ontario, finishing with a roaring standing ovation from a sold-out crowd at El Mocambo in Toronto. Now with director Lisa Marie DiLiberto and a fresh lighting design by Andre du Toit, The Keith Richards One Woman Show is ready to rock. As they say, a rolling stone gathers no moss. “Jones’ energy and enthusiasm for the character, the music, and for Keith was admirable. Even if I was not a die-hard fan of the Rolling Stones, I certainly loved watching one.” ~ MOONEY ON THEATRE
A Pay-What-You-Can Performance
Moroccan Chicken If you’ve ever enjoyed dinner at Paradiso Restaurant (right across the street from The Oakvillle Centre), you’ve more than likely tried this absolutely delicious signature dish. Executive Chef Adam Mackay has agreed to share his recipe with our readers and suggested that if you really want the inside track, you should check out The Cooking Studio @ Paradiso! For more information, see page 44 in this issue of LIVE!
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7oz chicken supreme Honey Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper
STUFFING 1 pc ¼ cup 1 liter ¼ cup ¼ cup 2 cups ¼ cup 1 tbsp ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ½ tbsp
White onion, diced Parmesan cheese, grated Plum tomatoes, diced Olive oil Tomato paste Bread cubes, no crust Roasted garlic oil Butter Fennel seed, toasted Caraway seed, toasted Cumin seed, toasted
• Cube bread into ¼ inch cubes and place in a large bowl. • In sauté pan, over medium heat, caramelize onion in olive oil. Add tomato paste, stir for 2 minutes • Add diced tomatoes and toasted seeds. Cook the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes and remove from heat. • Add butter and allow it to melt. • Pour mixture over bread cubes and add roasted garlic oil • Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Add parmesan cheese and place mixture in fridge to cool • Cut a small pocket in the thick part of the chicken breast and place a 2oz portion of chicken stuffing inside • Season the outside with salt and pepper and drizzle with the honey and balsamic vinegar mixture Roast in oven for 20 minutes until cooked throughout • Garnish with turmeric and balsamic paints to serve
Yukon gold potatoes Vegetable oil Paprika Curry powder Garlic powder Salt and pepper
• Peel potatoes and immerse in cold water so they will not turn brown. • Slice potatoes into discs roughly ¼ inch thic • Combine vegetable oil with seasonings and toss with peeled potato discs • Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 400 degrees until soft
Balsamic vinegar Brown sugar Corn syrup
• mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil • bring to a simmer and reduce until mixture is 1/4 of the volume • test by placing a small amount of paint on a plate and allowing it to cool for 1-2 minutes, mixture should feel like honey when touched • if too thick, add balsamic vinegar in 1/2 cup increments until desired consistency is achieved • let cool and place in a squeeze bottle
TURMERIC PAINT FRENCH GREEN BEANS 1 lb 1 4 tbsp
French beans Clove garlic, minced Butter Salt and pepper
• Trim stems from beans • Blanch beans in boiling salted water for 1 minute • Drain and cool immediately in an ice bath • In a sauté pan melt butter over medium heat; add garlic and sauté until soft • Add beans • Toss in garlic butter to coat • Season with salt and pepper to serve
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White sugar Turmeric Lemon juice Corn syrup Rice vinegar Water Aji mirin
• combine all ingredients together and bring to a boil • bring down to a simmer and reduce mixture to 1/4 of its original volume • test by placing a small amount of paint on a plate and allowing it to cool for 1-2 minutes, mixture should feel like honey when touched • if too thick, add water in 1/2 cup increments until desired consistency is achieved • let cool and place into a squeeze bottle
DAN COOPER OF ROYAL LEPAGE presents
JimCuddy Tuesday, October 28th at 8:00pm
When Jim got his first guitar at the age of ten, the first song he learned was Gordon Lightfoot’s That’s What You Get For Loving Me. Today, 25 years after the formation of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor are widely respected as one of Canada’s best songwriting teams. In 1998, Jim released All in Time which went on to sell gold in Canada. His next album, 2006’s The Light That Guides You Home, was released to critical acclaim and won the Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. In 2011, Jim released Skyscraper Soul, his third solo album. His voice, always a voluptuous instrument, has never sounded better and Cuddy proves once again that his songwriting ranks with the best Canada has to offer. “When I write songs for my solo material, the songs tend to be a lot more personal than what I write for Blue Rodeo,” says Jim. “I come in here and sit down with all of these instruments and work at building the ideas until a song emerges. Once I’ve demoed the track and played it for the band, we work on fleshing it out.” Regular Ticket: $78 | Big Ticket Member: $71 | Big Ticket Plus: $67 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “Don’t let the The Jim Cuddy Band moniker fool you. The Blue Rodeo frontman’s solo project might be eponymously named but he’s hardly the only star among his talented team of musicians.” ~ REGINA LEADER-POST
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OAKVILLE INFINITI presents
Inti-Illimani Wednesday, October 29th at 8:00pm Inti-Illimani has intoxicated audiences around the world. In their homeland of Chile and greater Latin America, they are a veritable institution, a cultural icon famous for their unique poetic and socio-political history. Their music, wedded in traditional Latin American roots, captures at once the very personal colours of their experiences while simultaneously appealing to the universal in us all. They have performed in over a dozen countries worldwide, bringing with them timeless themes and an inclusive spirit which unites us in our common humanity. Playing on more than 30 wind, string and percussion instruments, Inti-Illimani’s compositions are a treasure for the human spirit. Their mellifluous synthesis of instruments and vocals captures those secret places in our hearts, journeying us out of the mundane into a respite for the soul. Sacred areas, colourful carnivals, daily lives, love lost and found again, vistas, defeats and triumphs all play out in the extraordinary cultural mural that is an Inti-Illimani performance. Known for their open-minded musical approach, Inti-Illimani continues to allow for its own evolution while staying true to its musical roots. Since 2002, Inti has welcomed four new members, and so the changing of the guards, so to speak, only strengthens the Inti legacy – like always at an Inti performance, one can expect the musicians to trade instruments with staggering fluidity, perform classic songs with fresh air breathed into them, and entertain with personal anecdotes and expressions. Manuel Meriño, current musical director and member since 2001, sees Inti’s 2002 release Lugares Comunes (Common Places) as the point at which the present ensemble came together. Daniel Cantillana (violin, vocals) posits that the classic repertoire, which the younger Intis have mastered, is not a constraint but rather that it “establishes an intangible aesthetic framework that lets us know whether a song can fit. It is our identity, and if it determines what we do, it does so very subtly.” As founding member and Inti constant Jorge Coulon remarks, “What pleases me about this group today is that the creative risks it is taking are very much in keeping with our history while opening us up to many perspectives, many possibilities.” Pequeño Mundo, their most recent album, continues Inti’s exploration of Latin American, Afro-Latin, and Italian sounds and includes the group’s first foray into jazz-flavored composition. Regular Ticket: $58 | Big Ticket Member: $51 | Big Ticket Plus: $47 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “An Inti-Illimani concert is a wild ride through Latin music, a whirlwind of Andean folk tunes, tangos from Argentina, Brazilian sambas, and throbbing, sobbing love songs from Mexico. All the players displayed relentless virtuosity in a concert that was pure exhilaration to the very end.” ~ THE WASHINGTON POST
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The village Presentation Centre is located at 2 Macdonell Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake, less than an hour from Downtown Oakville. We’re open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday & Holiday Mondays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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THE OAKVILLE CENTRE presents
BATOUTOF HELL Meat Loaf • CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE • Thursday, October 30th at 8:00pm There is no other album like Bat Out of Hell, unless you want to count the sequel. This is Grand Guignol pop – epic, gothic, operatic, and silly, and it’s appealing because of all of this. Jim Steinman was a composer without peer, simply because nobody else wanted to make mini-epics like this. And there never could have been a singer more suited for his compositions than Meat Loaf, a singer partial to bombast, albeit shaded bombast. The compositions are staggeringly ridiculous, yet Meat Loaf finds the emotional core in each song, bringing true heartbreak to Two out of Three Ain’t Bad and sly humor to Paradise by the Dashboard Light. There’s no discounting the production of Todd Rundgren, either, who gives Steinman’s self-styled grandiosity a production that’s staggeringly big but never overwhelming and always alluring. While the sentiments are deliberately adolescent and filled with jokes and exaggerated clichés, there’s real (albeit silly) wit behind these compositions, not just in the lyrics but in the music, which is a savvy blend of oldies pastiche, show tunes, prog-rock, Springsteen-esque narratives, and blistering hard rock (thereby sounding a bit like an extension of Rocky Horror Picture Show, which brought Meat Loaf to the national stage). It may be easy to dismiss this as ridiculous, but there’s real style and craft here and its kitsch is intentional. It may elevate adolescent passion to operatic dimensions, and that’s certainly silly, but it’s hard not to marvel at the skill behind this grandly silly, irresistible album. ~ STEPHEN THOMAS ERLEWINE, AllMusic.com Regular Ticket: $65 | Big Ticket Member: $58 | Big Ticket Plus: $54 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca Founded by Craig Martin in 2003, Toronto-based Classic Albums Live recreates famous rock albums without the gimmickry, relying solely on the music. It has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live.
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A DAN COOPER presentation Saturday, November 15th at 8:30pm in the Studio Theatre Having released six CDs as the Ennis Sisters, Ennis have recently released their follow-up to the award-winning album, Lessons Learned. “I am so proud of all the music we’ve made, both as the Ennis Sisters and now as Ennis”, says Maureen. “We feel like everything we’ve done in our career led to this album. We had the privilege of over-seeing every aspect of this CD; from deciding what songs were going on there, to the production and recording, to the final sound and design.” “It has been a tremendous amount of work, but more gratifying then anything,” explains Karen. “We were surrounded by some of the most talented people we know who raised the bar for us every day.” Produced by Maureen, The Fortunate Ones is an 11 song set featuring an original ballad from the internationally acclaimed Ron Hynes; Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle produced a rousing pub-style song that he co-wrote with Oscar winner, Russell Crowe; there’s a song by the iconic Bob Dylan, a couple of traditional tunes including a set of tunes produced by Billy Sutton, featuring Karen on whistle, and six new tunes from the pen of Maureen and longtime collaborator, Mark Murphy. “Music has always been such a big part of our lives,” says Maureen. “As long as we’re able to maintain the passion that we have for playing live, we’ll continue to produce the kind of music that people expect from us at our shows. We feel like this CD is as close as we’ve come to capturing the live performance experience and we couldn’t be happier about that.” Regular: $44 | Big Ticket: $37 | Big Ticket Plus: $33 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “The Ennis Sisters are in a career that they love and it comes through in their music. By singing your own material, it definitely brings a real feeling to the music because it’s your own and you can put so much feeling into the performance.” ~ CELTIC CAFÉ CANADA
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Your legacy starts today. Making a difference is something you always intend to do, but with so many worthy causes, itâ€™s hard to know where to begin. The best way to help is to start. The best time to start, is now. The Oakville Community Foundation offers a simple, collaborative and enduring means to support your community and charitable organizations. We understand whatâ€™s important to you and your family the ability to give back and make a difference - today, tomorrow and for the future.
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Your legacy can st art with one start Random Act of Kindness. Join The Oakville Community Foundation and our community in celebrating Random Act of Kindness Day on Friday November 7th, 2014. This is an opportunity to celebrate being a community by doing something thoughtful and purposeful for someone else.
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Halton Region Museum – There’s Always More to Explore Discover Halton’s past, roam the grounds of the scenic Alexander homestead, attend a special event or stage your own occasion! Environmental and heritage programs are available for school excursions, day camps and adult groups. Consider a guided hike in Kelso Conservation Area along the Bruce Trail or a Museum tour or artifact presentation for your next meeting, conference or group outing. A variety of educational programs offer curriculum-based, hands-on learning experiences beyond the classroom. Developed and delivered with a cross-curricular approach, school programs combine science, history, geography, environmental literacy and physical education to ensure a comprehensive educational experience for both students and teachers. The Halton Region Museum site was originally settled in 1836 by the Alexander family, Scottish immigrants who farmed the 200-acre property for four generations. Today the Museum’s focal point is the original Alexander Barn, one of seven buildings on site. The barn’s two upper floors feature exhibits and artifacts and the Loft Room, which accommodates up to 65 people for meetings and events.
Located inside Milton’s Kelso Conservation Area, the Halton Region Museum offers historical charm and an inviting ambiance that is ideal for meetings, conferences, social occasions, tour groups, team building and educational programming year round - indoors or out. Opening in June 2014 a new exhibit Flights of Folly: Learning from the Passenger Pigeon illustrates how a bird that once numbered in the billions can become extinct within a matter of decades. Visit the exhibit and learn how this happened and how it can be avoided in the future. Come and see the Museum’s rare Passenger Pigeon specimen, hang out in a human sized bird nest or try your hand at pigeon origami. The Hearth Room is showcased by antiques, an open hearth and original hand-hewn wooden beams. The room can accommodate over 100 people for sit-down banquets or 140 for receptions with extended space available on the adjoining walkout patio. The patio and museum grounds are ideal for picnics, outdoor events and photo sessions.
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OAKVILLE INFINITI presents
ROYAL WOOD Wednesday, November 19th at 8:00pm
Royal Wood’s career has been established with critical acclaim and impressive musical achievements. His latest release We Were Born To Glory debuted in the Top 25 charts in Canada and was recently nominated for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year” at the 2013 Juno Awards. The single I Want Your Love reached No. 1 on the CBC Radio 2 charts for three solid weeks, and remained in the Top 20 for 14 weeks straight. His videos for Not Giving Up and The Glory both found heavy rotation on Much Music. Most recently, his hit single Forever and Ever has been getting major acclaim, reaching the Top 20 Charts on CBC Radio 2 and becoming the No. 1 song added to HOT AC Radio in Canada. His music has been used in several TV and film productions, including major TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Being Human. A 2011 Juno nominee for Songwriter of the Year, a past recipient of the iTunes’ Songwriter of the Year, and finalist in the “International Songwriting Competition”, Royal has been asked to co-write with such notable artists as Randy Bachman, Colin James and Wayne Petti. Wood’s abilities as a producer and an arranger were recognized on his 2010 release The Waiting, when iTunes and CBC Radio 2 named his record one of the best albums of the year. His records have been released worldwide, and he has successfully toured in Canada, USA, Germany, France, The Netherlands, UK, Ireland and Italy. Wood has also supported national tours with David Gray, Sarah Harmer and Serena Ryder. Regular: $58 | Big Ticket Member: $51 | Big Ticket Plus: $47 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “Like a sober and spiffily cleaned-up Tom Wait’s, Toronto singer songwriter Royal Wood writes lovely, memorable romantic songs that grab the heart.” ~ DENIS ARMSTRONG, Ottawa Sun
ERIC&BURDON THE ANIMALS Presented by Dan Cooper of Royal LePage Thursday, November 20th at 8:00pm himself in American blues and jazz. As front man and driving force of the British Invasion band The Animals, Burdon helped shape rock and roll’s DNA, and Eric’s imposing yet soulful vocals are the driving force of the iconic favorite House of the Rising Sun. A long string of hits followed, including Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and the Vietnam-era anthem, We Gotta Get Out of This Place. Pioneering the psychedelic San Francisco sound, Burdon’s classics include San Franciscan Nights and Monterey. Burdon continued through the years to perform with different iterations of the Animals, while also founding and fronting the funk group War, one of the first multiracial bands, and topped the charts again with his groundbreaking hit single Spill the Wine. In the following decades Burdon has become an accomplished painter and author, and he continues to record and tour as a solo artist.
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Voices of All Time”, Burdon’s music forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades. Highly prolific, Burdon has released nearly 50 records in those 50 years, as front man of The Animals and War and simply as Eric Burdon. Through the changing sounds and genres, what remains constant is his courage as an artist to explore new sounds, leading into new territory with his unrivaled and unique voice. Eric Burdon has shared the stage with legends such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Witherspoon, Otis Redding and Bruce Springsteen, and recently cited by cutting edge musicians like Patti Smith and Iggy Pop. Eric began his musical journey as a young man growing up in Newcastle, England. Listening to his idols, Ray Charles and Bo Diddley, he immersed
Regular Ticket: $92 | Big Ticket Member: $85 | Big Ticket Plus: $81 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “[Burdon’s] voice is a little huskier, but the gravel suits the primarily blues based material, and Burdon’s power and range still pack plenty of wallop.” ~ EXAMINER.COM
Canada’s Top Dog Trainers are less than 30 minutes from Downtown Oakville! Marti and Deb McCann are internationally recognized as Canada’s leading trainers and as pioneers of positive reinforcement methods. And the McCann Method™ certainly gets results! More than 50,000 dogs and their owners have mastered their proven techniques. “Our approach helps you understand and use the natural instincts that motivate your dog.” says Deb, “We show you the techniques that easily develop your dog’s good behaviour and maintain it.” Visitors are always welcome at McCann Professional Dog Trainers. Their world-class 26,000 sq. ft. facility features 3 modern Training Halls, a 12,000 sq. ft. heated indoor Agility Arena, a fully stocked store offering the latest in dog training products and a large outdoor exercise area, all situated on a beautiful 7 acre country setting. “Our Training Halls are climate and sound controlled, and provide plenty of space for the entire family to enjoy training from a spacious viewing area,” boasts Marti, “and our indoor Agility Arena has premium sportfield surfacing, plenty of natural light and is fully heated for year round training.” Classes offered Monday to Saturday – mornings, afternoons and evenings. The weekly lessons last 4, 8, or 9 weeks (depending on the level) and new sessions start each month, all year round. “We train all breeds and all ages, but most importantly, we train people,” says Deb. “Our Head Start class, for puppies 10-16 weeks, prevents problems before they start. Our Grade 1 class teaches you how to gain control over your dog in a positive training environment. And our Grades 2, 3 and 4 classes will develop an all-round, versatile canine companion who is a pleasure to own! The dogs learn jumping, retrieving, advanced hand signals, and complete off-leash and distance control.”
“These advanced family dog programs develop allround versatile companions.” says Deb. “But before any advanced training can take place, your puppy will need to learn the basics!” “Head Start is our unique 4 week course for puppies 10 to 16 weeks of age. This class ensures that your puppy develops a positive attitude towards learning and becomes a friendly adult dog. All family members are welcome to participate. Each lesson lasts 1.5 hours and includes a question and answer period.” Deb explains, “We teach you to teach your puppy to stop nipping or biting your family and friends, come to you even when playing with toys, and ask to go outside to relieve itself – on command!” “After completing this class, your puppy will stop chewing your things, learn to play games that last a lifetime, and not be possessive of its toys or food.” Their Grade 1 class is for dogs 4 months of age & older. You don’t have to take the Head Start class to enrol into Grade 1, but it is highly recommended, and you even receive a discount. “Grade 1 is our obedience training class that enables the dog owner to gain control over the family dog. This 9 week course has a total class time of 14.5 hours. Most lessons last 1.5 hours and include a question and answer period. All family members are welcome to attend,” explains Marti. “In this class your dog will learn to come the first time every time, sit while greeting guests and not jump up, sit and stay even when distracted, lie down and stay as long as 30 minutes, walk on a leash happily without pulling you and play and then settle down on command.” Marti and Deb McCann and their staff are passionate about dog training and are adament that any dog can learn The McCann Method™. Phone or come to see them to find out when the next class is starting. They will happily answer any of your questions.
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OAKVILLE INFINITI presents
ENRICO GALANTE and friends Saturday, November 22nd at 8:00pm memory of his mother, Enrico has released a CD with 10 of her favourite songs titled It’s Never Too Late For Sax. Enrico has worked with Juno Award winner Liberty Silver, world class Mediterranean guitarist Pavlo and internationally renowned vocalist Brian Roman. Enrico was one of the founding members of Canadian Recording Artists Gratitude, where he played tenor and alto saxophone for international recording artist Wesley “Wess” Johnson. Enrico also served as the opening act for Cameo and The SOS Band at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto. During the wedding season, Galante enjoys performing beautiful romantic melodies for brides and grooms on their very special day. Enrico really likes to “Add a Little Sax“ to their parties. Enrico has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to teaching music as a high school Music Director, giving young aspiring music students the opportunity to express themselves through instrumental and vocal music, developing the skills required to become our next generation of music creators.
Enrico Galante was born and raised in Toronto and now makes his home in Oakville. Enrico has been performing since the age of 10 and is a most sought after entertainer. His passion for the saxophone began at the very young age of five while watching the Lawrence Welk show on TV with his grandparents. There was an immediate connection between Enrico and the sweet mellow sounds of the saxophone section. Enrico studied music throughout elementary and high school. With numerous awards and outstanding achievements, Enrico furthered his music studies in college and university studying with the likes of the great Gino Silvi, Frank Uhran, Eddie Sossin and Ron Collier. His musical influences spanned from Gato Barbieri, David Sanborn and Coleman Hawkins to the legendary Earth Wind & Fire. Today Enrico Galante performs for audiences all over the country. He has performed live on CHIN International TV and has actively organized The Heart and Stroke Fundraiser Gala in tribute to his beloved mother Rosaria Galante, who passed away in 2005. In
All Tickets: $55 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society (Oakville chapter)
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Bruce McCulloch “YOUNG DRUNK PUNK” Wednesday, December 3rd at 8:00pm Comedian, writer, director and legendary Kid in the Hall Bruce McCulloch combines stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights in Young Drunk Punk. Bruce’s new solo show chronicles his journey from wild early days as a ‘young punk’ in 1980’s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days and futon nights in 90’s era Toronto, to becoming a ‘pajama-clad dad’ living in the Hollywood Hills. From scowling teenager to father of two, this evening of comedy, peppered with moments of surprising poignancy, proves that although this infamous Kid may be all grown up, his singular brand of humour and signature wit remain firmly intact. Bruce McCulloch has written or performed several one-man shows including Two-Headed Roommate, Jazz Stenographers, Slightly Bigger Cities and most recently The Pink Dot Stories in San Francisco. Bruce has two spoken word/comedy/music CDs, Shame-Based Man and The Drunk Baby Project. Bruce is a member of the The Kids in the Hall who recently returned to TV with the CBC series Death Comes to Town. Bruce spends most of his time in L.A., where he writes and produces for network and cable television. He’s also known as the creator of ABC’s Carpoolers. Bruce has written and/or directed several films including Dog Park starring Luke Wilson, Superstar starring Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell, Stealing Harvard starring Jason Lee and Leslie Mann and Comeback Season starring Ray Liotta. Bruce has also recently acted in episodes of Workaholics and the new season of Arrested Development. Regular: $55 | Big Ticket: $48 | Big Ticket Plus: $44 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “A definitive image of McCulloch, at once the silliest and most cynical of the Kids, and that sensibility is reflected in his new solo show” ~ JOHN SEMLEY, NOW Magazine
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Funny and upbeat with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies’ textbook three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty stage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces in 2006 for their first show at Toronto’s funky Gladstone Hotel. The Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore) were friends first when they decided to take the leap from their day jobs and head out on the road making music across Canada. Their tireless rain or shine outlook and undeniable mutual respect have helped the trio weather years of constant touring. With jaunts to Australia, the UK and the US, the Good Lovelies’ road-tested tenacity will bring them further afield than ever before. Lighthearted songwriting and irresistibly buoyant dispositions have made them the darlings of the summer
festival circuit, including spots at the storied Mariposa and Hillside Festivals and the Montreal Jazz Festival. They have toured with Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe and appeared on stages and in studios with Broken Social Scene, Kathleen Edwards and Jill Barber. In addition to their acclaimed holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, which showcases old and new seasonal tunes (including three original songs), the Good Lovelies’ self-titled full-length album proved their blithe brand of folk music has year-round appeal. With this record, the Good Lovelies won New Emerging Artist at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. In 2010, this same album received a Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year. Let the Rain Fall, their third full-length album, was nominated for the 2012 Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year. With equal parts city and country,
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highway and home, wistfulness and sass, the Good Lovelies’ good humour and self-assurance shines through from the toe-tapping start of Made for Rain to the sweet final notes in the French-flecked Mrs. T. In between, you’ll hear reflections on urban imperfections with Backyard, straight-up love songs like Best I Know and upbeat numbers like Kiss Me in the Kitchen. Their newest release, Live at Revolution – and winner of two 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Vocal Group & Best Ensemble – highlights the energy and variety of their live show. The album includes a few choice cover songs, including the 1930’s tune The Heebie Jeebies, Bruce Springsteen’s State Trooper and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah as well as well-chosen collection of their original songs, including two previously unreleased tunes.
“Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore make three-part harmonies divinely – all sun, serotonin and retro-radio.” ~ BRAD WHEELER, The Globe & Mail
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THE OAKVILLE CENTRE presents
The WHITE ALBUM The Beatles • CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE • Saturday, December 13th at 8:00pm albums relied on the surrogate magic of studio technique, while neglecting the basics of song composition. This time, the Beatles have dared to be restrained. There is a per vasive hush over the entire work, even in its harsher moments. The arrangements are all solidly built on an bedrock of guitar, bass and drums. Although there are occasional flights of symphonic fancy, the songs themselves are sturdy enough to bear the weight of orchestrated variations. The Beatles seem secure now in their roles as concertmasters. Perhaps they no longer need to depend on instrumentation to convey their message. The meticulous structure of Sergeant Pepper – which inspired so much critical analysis – is abandoned here for the less explicit format of random songs. But though there is no direction to this album, the enormous range of the moods it explores is far more effective as vaudeville than was their previous work. The accessibility of this album has led some commentators to suggest that is represents a remembrance of things past. Nostalgia is certainly evident in the harmonies, re-emphasized backbeat and simplified melodic lines the Beatles are using now. But the similarities between this album and the early Beatles are superficial – and intentionally so. What the Beatles are really attempting to revive here is the spontaneous vitality of their earlier songs. They mean to project a sense of the immediate, the makeshift and the incomplete. This album is so vast in its scope, so intimate in its detail, and so skillful in its approach, that even the flaws add to its flavor.
The Beatles are capable of parody, profundity and poise, but they also epitomize the pretenses of their culture. For, more than anyone else in the pop hegemony, the Beatles involve themselves in the times. Unlike Dylan, who wanders like a pilgrim across the fiery plains of his own imagination, the Beatles are inspired groovers, equally at home in the haute monde (which cherishes them as clever rakes) and the underground (where they are loved as magic rebels). This dual appeal to opposing camps has made the Beatles philosopher-kings of pop. Their nation of subjects is more diverse than any monarch’s, and they have learned to respond to this audience by infusing their music with the kind of ambiguity which allows any listener to draw their own conclusions. This elusiveness – so central to the rock experience – is what keeps the Beatles’ work popular and fresh. Even at their most extravagant, their songs never seem stale because they are never specific. If the Beatles began as sexual shamans, they have blossomed as thought-wizards, so adept at casting spells that we have all to measure the art of our time as a magical mystery tour. Their new album is called simply, The Beatles. By packaging 30 new songs in a plain white jacket, so sparsely decorated as to suggest censorship, the Beatles ask us to drop our preconceptions about their “evolution” and to hark back. Measured in terms of its own goals, the album must be recognized as a major success. For me, it is the most satisfying collection of Beatles songs since Revolver was released more than two years ago. In terms of melodic and lyrical diversity, it is far more imaginative that either Sergeant Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour. Both these
~ RICHARD GOLDSTEIN Rolling Stone Magazine, December 8, 1968
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A DAN COOPER presentation •
For a generation of Canadians, Lighthouse was the soundtrack of their lives. Lighthouse burst on the scene in 1969 with a unique blend of rock, jazz and classical influences that defied all conventions. They took Canada by storm, receiving four successive Group of the Year Junos and an Outstanding Male Performance Juno for Bob McBride. Fans responded by buying nine gold and platinum albums with international hits such as One Fine Morning, Sunny Days, Hats Off to the Stranger, 1849 and Pretty Lady.
Recognized as one of the best performing acts of their time, they toured 300 days a year including sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, Expo ’70 in Japan and the Isle of Wight Festival in England where they were the only act besides Jimi Hendrix asked to perform twice among acts that included The Doors, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, The Who and Chicago. Back home, their free concerts at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square attracted one hundred thousand people. Indeed, it’s hard to find a person who lived in Canada through the 1970s who
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didn’t see the group live. They were Canada’s band. Free-wheeling, high-spirited – the music of Lighthouse mirrored the times. Their story is interwoven with the history of late twentieth century Canada. Their rise to fame coincided with a new awareness of Canadian culture, encouraged by the government of Pierre Elliot Trudeau. The emergence of Cancon (Canadian content regulations) influenced by Skip Prokop’s historic appearance before Parliament, allowed the music of Canadians to be heard across the country. Riding the wave,
Lighthouse originated the cross-Canada rock tour, playing every major and minor venue across the country. Devoted audiences from province to province took pride in seeing one of their own make it to the top. Today, Lighthouse is creating the same magic with an extraordinary group of ten musicians featuring the original nucleus of Prokop, Ralph Cole and Paul Hoffert, an all-star horn section with originals Russ Little and Steve Kennedy and dynamic lead vocalist Dan Clancy. Regular: $68 | Big Ticket: $61 | Big Ticket Plus: $57 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca
DAN COOPER OF ROYAL LEPAGE presents
Natalie MacMaster “A Family Celtic Christmas with Natalie MacMaster & Family” Sunday, December 21st at 8:00pm when she incorporates step dancing into her performance. Although her stage presence is reason enough to see one of her shows, it’s the elegance with the bow, the intricate technique with the fiddle, and the embrace of the Cape Breton tradition that floors her admirers. MacMaster’s sought-after talents are in demand by her musical peers, all from a range of genres. She has collaborated with countless artists, including a recording with Yo-Yo Ma, which won a Grammy. In turn, Natalie has enlisted the expertise of many world renowned artists to contribute to her own projects throughout the years. More recently, Natalie’s talents have expanded to include co-writing and publishing the picturesque 161-page coffee table book Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Aire with Pulitzer Prizewinning wordsmith Eileen McNamara and featuring Boston-based Eric Roth’s breathtaking photography. With her Cape Breton roots, dedication to her craft, and love for her family, Natalie is a musical force with a long and successful career in music, who will, without a doubt, continue to warm the hearts of fans for years to come.
Award-winning Cape Breton musician, Natalie MacMaster, began her fiddling career at 16, releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades, completing eleven albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists. Natalie’s family and work-life have been intertwined since marrying fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy in 2002. Her values are equally as important in her life as music. She believes incorporating family into her performances and music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have five beautiful children, all of whom accompany them on tour. Natalie admits that becoming a mother has reinvigorated her love for the stage by giving her a chance to transform from Natalie the Mom into Natalie MacMaster the Entertainer. Over MacMaster’s three decades of performing, her audience is still left clapping, hollering and screaming for more as she and her band wow them with stylistic diversity without losing the traditional Cape Breton groove. The applause only increases with excitement
Regular Ticket: $78 | Big Ticket Member: $71 | Big Ticket Plus: $67 Box Office: 905.815.2021 or www.OakvilleCentre.ca “To call Natalie MacMaster the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today is high praise, but it still doesn’t get at just how remarkable a concert artist this Cape Breton Island fiddler has become.” ~ The Boston Herald
mmmmoonshine! Check out this exciting new tasting and retail outlet showcasing award-winning craft beers, meads and now small artisanal batches of “moonshine”! to the creation of Trafalgar Artisanal Distillery. In 1993, Mike Arnold opened The Trafalgar “Trafalgar Artisanal Distillery is all about Brewing Company (now Trafalgar Ales & small artisanal batches of classic spirits. From Meads) in Oakville, with his wife Nancy. OrigiWhite Rye to Whisky to Gin and a variety of nally established as a craft brewery specializing flavoured “Moonshines”. We make every batch in uniquely brewed small batches of beer, the from scratch with a focus on local ingredients.” company is now recognized as one of Ontario’s To complement this exciting new craft Distillmost progressive small breweries. ery, they have completely redone their existing Over the years, the brewery has occupied retail store and created a new space that houses three different locations in Oakville: Pacific The Trafalgar Club, an innovaRoad (originally 2000 ft2) was tive tasting and retail outlet. expanded within two years to “We encourage customers to 3,000 ft2; the company then come in to The Trafalgar Club moved to a new 4,500 ft2 faciland sample our unique line of ity on the North Service Road; products before they make a and in 2003, opened its doors purchase decision.” says Mike. to 7000 ft2 in the heart of comAnd when you visit the mercial Oakville at 1156 Speers Trafalgar Club, you can also Road (between Third and learn about their new My Own Fourth Lines). Barrel program. Through its growth, the comMike explains, “The miracle pany maintained a stellar that takes place within a reputation for its product qualwhiskey barrel has always been ity and technical innovation. intriguing to whisky drinkers, “In 2003, we launched our myself included. We are now in most innovative line of bottled products,” explains Mike. The Trafalgar Distillery “Moonshine” Still the process of launching our My Own Barrel program which “Based on the skills we gained will allow customers to purchase a Canadian by brewing braggot style mead melomels crafted wood barrel along with our white (mead made with honey, fruit juice and malt) spirit – all the ingredients to age their own for the Ontario Renaissance Festival, we whisky in the comfort of their own home.” decided to offer this unique product to the Ontario market. Our Ginger Mead and Mead “It just doesn’t get any better that that!” Mike Braggot do very well in the LCBO.” concludes. In addition to his keen affection for beer, For all the latest updates on The Trafalgar Mike has long been an aficionado of spirits. So Club and My Own Barrel program, follow Mike it only made sense that this passion would lead on Twitter: @Trafalgar_Club. Cheers!
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JANUARY 2015 DARYL STUERMER of GENESIS Thursday, January 22, 2015 “REINVENTING THE GENESIS EXPERIENCE” Bursting onto the international music scene in 1975, Daryl toured Europe with jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and went on to become lead guitarist and a touring member of super group Genesis in 1978, and then as an original member of Phil Collins’ band. Today Daryl performs with his five piece band, showcasing his distinctive rock guitar. Regular Ticket: $72 Big Ticket Member: $65 Big Ticket Plus: $61
JOHANNES LINSTEAD Saturday, January 24, 2015 From being named Canada's “Guitarist of the Year,” to winning six “Best Album” awards, to four top-ten Billboard charting albums, and a JUNO nomination, Johannes Linstead is one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres. His group consists of congas, bongos, accordion, bass and Spanish guitars, with each band member lending his own unique charisma. Regular Ticket: $55 Big Ticket Member: $48 Big Ticket Plus: $44
THE YELLOWJACKETS Thursday, January 29, 2015 In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians – keyboardist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Ricky Lawson. They soon discovered a certain "chemistry" and musical affinity that led to their formation of Yellowjackets. The band today is Russell Ferrante on keys, Bob Mintzer on sax, William Kennedy on drums and Felix Pastorius on bass. Regular Ticket: $60 Big Ticket Member: $53 Big Ticket Plus: $49
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mmmmoonshine! For more than 20 years you’ve enjoyed the outstanding, award-winning craft beers and meads brewed right here in Oakville by Trafalgar Ales & Meads. Well, hold on to your hats and lace up those drinking boots, because we’ve recently opened Trafalgar Artisinal Distillery and made room for a 5,000 litre Alcohol Still to help us produce a full line of small batch whiskies, vodka, and “moonshines”; all available in 250 and 750 ml (picured below) sizes. These 40% alc/vol spirits simply have to be tasted to be appreciated. In fact, when you drop into our newly renovated Retail Store - The Trafalgar Club - you can do just that! We’re open 7 days a week (incl. holidays), from 10am to 6pm.
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