Riverdance is Back on Our Stage On May 16 & 17
A show that broke conventions and wowed the world
An article in The Express begins thus: “In less than seven minutes they did something that had never happened before in its 1,000-year-long history: they made Irish dancing sexy.”
A Real Life Indiana Jones
National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim uncovers an almost forgotten dinosaur
In the blazing heat of the Sahara Desert, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim found something that was almost lost to the sands of time: skeletal remains of Spinosaurus, the largest carnivorous dinosaur known to us.
Finding Inspiration in Kitchener
An exclusive interview with JUNO Award winner Steve Strongman
The very bluesy song, “Old School,” which is on Steve Strongman’s new release, No Time Like Now, opens with a reference to Kitchener: “I used to sneak in the back door, just to see how it’s done./I knew that if I want to find the truth, I had to go straight to the roots.”
Bonnie Raitt: Blues Powerhouse
When Bonnie Raitt started college in the late 1960s, she was already deeply involved with folk music and blues, having gotten “the itch” at age 14 when she heard the album, “Blues and Newport 1963.” Within three years, she quit college and committed herself full-time to music. It didn’t take long before she was opening for giants of the blues.
By 1971, Warner Bros. had signed her up, and she released her debut album, Bonnie Raitt. Over the next seven years she would record six albums. Give It Up, Takin’ My Time, Streetlights, and Home Plate were followed in 1977 by Sweet Forgiveness, which featured her first hit single, a gritty Memphis/R&B arrangement of Del Shannon’s “Runaway.” Three Grammy nominations followed in the 1980s, as she released The Glow, Green Light, and Nine Lives. A compilation of highlights from these Warner Bros. albums (plus two previously unreleased live duets) was released as The Bonnie Raitt Collection in 1990.
Don’t know what to get up to this weekend? We’ve got you covered with our Arts Around Town.
March 24 @ 6PM
The Music Man
The Music Man
Conrad Centre for Performing Arts
36 King Street West
Win Tickets To See KWHYDRO Electric Thursdays Women of Rock
Participate in our subscriber-exclusive contest and you could win a pair of tickets to KWHYDRO Women of Rock on April 6.
Last month, we gave away tickets to Peppa Pig’s Big Splash on April 19th. This month, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the KWHYDRO Electric Thursdays concert Women of Rock.
The Fast Romantics are on the Rise
Fred Astaire, Abe Lincoln part of the process for this opening act at the Said the Whale OnStage concert
What does it mean to fall in love in the 21st century? American Love, the aptly titled forthcoming album from Toronto indie-rockers Fast Romantics, is a nod to the type of cinematic storybook romance Hollywood has conditioned us to search for. And this is a literal phrase. In their 2014 hit single “Julia,” included on the album, the band used as the “set” of their video the famous “Ceiling Dance” from Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire.
9 Facts About Alan Doyle
The former Great Big Sea front-man doesn’t just sing
You know Alan Doyle as the front-man for Great Big Sea, but how familiar are you with everything else he’s done? Here’s a partial list.