Volume 12 Week 5

Wednesday, Dec. 12


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Orléans Ward
Matt Luloff

Beacon Hill,
Cyrville Ward
Tim Tierney

Artscetera, local news, sports

(Posted Dec. 12)
Vintage Stock production a nostalgic look at the homefront during WWII
You have to hand it to the folks at Vintage Stock Theatre for staging a play that is both nostalgic and tremendously entertaining at the same time. See story

(Posted Dec. 9)
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen gives local dancers a Nutcracker experience
The professional dancers were “breathtaking and I loved getting to know them,” says Keradwyn Thompson about her first experience, in 2016, dancing in Canada’s Ballet Jörgen production of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. See story

(Posted Dec. 5)
Christmas Choirfest raises $2,868 for local foodbanks
Each year, church choirs from across Orléans gather together at the Community Pentecostal Church to celebrate the holy season in song and scripture while raising money for the east end’s two local food banks. See story



Gloucester Music Club recital showcases tremendous young talent (12/04/18)
Fairytale Caravan a whimsical journey through storyland (11/23/18)
Talented singing duo coming to Orléans for Dec. 8 concert (11/22/18)
Artistic director’s granddaughter makes her theatrical debut (11/11/18)
Shenkman ‘Summer Afternoons of Music’ series wraps up (08/31/18)
‘A Picture Perfect Murder’, the perfect murder mystery (08/20/18)
O-Town goes Motown at the Shenkman Arts Centre (03/23/18)
Zach Stevenson brings Buddy Holly to life on Shenkman Centre stage (03/16/18)
St. Peter production of Sister Act hits all the right notes (03/15/18)
Sir Wil cast delivers lavish production of The Phantom (03/15/18)
Gloucester Music Teachers Association honours top students (03/02/18)
Créations In Vivo bringing children’s theatre to Orléans (02/09/18)
Pete Paquette delivers memorable Elvis holiday tribute concert (12/10/17)
Jörgen Nutcracker production has distinctive local flavour (12/08/17)
Theatre school's Christmas play the perfect start to to the holiday season (10/24/17)
Orléans-based theatre school rebrands to reflect recent growth (10/15/17)
'Double Trouble' Elvis tribute pure magic (08/31/17)
Orléans theatre school students enlisted as Santa’s helpers (08/24/17)
Outdoor murder mystery production a wonderful whodunnit (08/15/17)
Tickets going fast for upcoming season at the Shenkman (08/04/17)
St. Peter Rag & Bones offering unique summer camp experience (22/06/17)
St. Peter HS production of animated Disney classic a real beauty (10/03/17)
Orléans Older Players tackle Sweddish Berries in latest production (25/02/17)
Annual Missoula Theatre visit produces another 'Treasure' (25/02/17)
East End Theatre's original panto production stays true to the genre (17/12/16)
Coro Vivo Ottawa delivers captivating holiday concert (10/12/16)
Plenty of highlights during first Gloucester Music Club recitals of the season (04/12/16)
OYP's Winter Tails, an entertaining walk down memory lane (27/11/16)
Local blues-rock band joins the fight against ovarian cancer (25/11/16)
OYP Christmas play a treat for the whole family (24/11/16)
Local ballet dancers to appear in Jorgen production of The Nutcracker (22/11/16)
Shenkman Arts Centre welcomes four new exhibits (01/09/16)
'Murder Indeed, Sir!' indeed (15/08/16)
OOPS production an homage to the golden age of television (25/06/16)
Gloucester Music Club celebrates 25 years with a very special recital (08/06/16)
Still time to see and enjoy latest Shenkman exhibits (30/05/16)
Lalande + Doyle gallery welcomes twin exhibits (09/04/16)
Shenkman Arts Centre welcomes three new exhibits (23/03/16)
OOPS does it again with clever, original production (27/02/16)
St. Peter production of 'Annie' hits all the right notes (11/02/16)
Young musicians shine at Gloucester Music Club recital (07/02/16)
Orléans bard pens western-themed novel (06/02/16)
Orléans siblings to perform at Carnagie Hall with Calgary choir (10/01/16)
Rumplestiltskin panto a holiday treat for the entire family (20/12/15)
Coro Vivo and friends give triumphant performance of Handel's Messiah (08/12/15)
31st Christmas Choirfest raises $2,600 for local foodbanks (02/12/15)
GMC kicks off 25th season on a high note (29/11/15)
OYP holiday production a reminder of the importance of friendship and family (28/11/15)
Gloucester’s most prolific poet still going strong at 80 (23/11/15)
Spooktacular ARTinis gala benefits local artists (30/10/15)
Shenkman galleries host pair of textile art exhibits (24/10/15)
Lamplight production offers insight into the past (29/09/15)
Murder mystery dinner production a real brain-teaser (07/08/15)
Local playwrite reprises avian production for Fringe Festival (27/06/15)
OOPS offers unique take on the ageless tale of Robin Hood (13/06/15)
OYP production of Mary Poppins a worthy tribute to Disney classic (16/05/15)
Sir Wil's musical take on classic fairy tale a real treat (25/04/15)
Missoula Children's 'Jungle Book' is simply adorable (27/03/15)
Top students showcased at First Class Honours concert (08/03/15)
Orleans Older Players offer a mix of angels and bad poets on a bed of dust bunnies (28/02/15)
Former Canadian Idol contestants post 8-song EP on YouTube (21/02/15)
Orléans country star Kira Isabella releases latest hit video (14/02/15)
'ABBA-cadabra' concert pure barber shop magic (08/02/15)
St. Peter production sets new standard for high school musicals (05/02/15)
Young talent shines during latest GMC recital (01/02/15)
Holiday panto makes triumphant return to local theatre (19/12/14)
Coro Vivo Ottawa celebrates 30 Christmases in one memorable evening of song (04/12/14)
Vintage Stock Theatre's holiday production a wonderful gift (04/12/14)
Christmas Choirfest raises $3,800 for local food banks (02/12/14)
Talent shines through at first GMC recital of the season (30/11/14)
Classic holiday production a treat for all ages (29/11/14)
Organization uses laughs to raise money for a very serious cause (25/08/14)
Latest murder mystery dinner production a tribute to the cast iron frying pan (16/08/14)
Local artist a success story in the making for over 30 years (13/07/14)
Orleans Older Players have fun with John Cook script in 'Bug Face and the Princess' (21/06/14)
GMC wraps up another season with pair of entertaining recitals (26/05/14)
Strong performance by lead actress makes OYP's Anne of Green Gables a must-see event (24/05/14)
Coro Vivo anniversary concert a retrospective walk down memory lane (02/05/14)
Local dance studio celebrates 25 years of excellence with more hardware (02/05/14)
Ambitious production of Broadway classic hits all the right notes (12/04/14)
Young musicians hone their repertoire at Gloucester Music Club recital (30/03/14)
Orleans Older Players bake up entertaining murder mystery (28/02/14)
Cairine Wilson Players tackle classic Shakespeare comedy (28/02/14)
Shrek the Musical' the latest in a long line of wonderfully entertaining St. Peter productions (27/02/14)
Orléans Missoula Children's Theatre production of Pinocchio a real treat (16/02/14)
Young pianists shine in first of two Gloucester Music Club recitals (15/02/14)
Trinity Galleries play host to a pair of unique exhibits (22/01/14)
Vintage Stock's holiday production a very edificational (sort of) Christmas play (08/12/13)
29th Annual Christmas Choirfest heralds in the holiday season (02/12/13)
Gloucester Music Club kicks off new season with marvelous pair of recitals (01/12/13)
Vintage Stock 'Shades of the Evening' production a touching retrospective (05/10/13)
Orléans teenager Ottawa's newest singing idol (03/09/13)
Orleans Older Players at their quirky, weird best in 'Most Excellent Quixotic OOPS Hotel' (12/06/13)
Gloucester Music Club wraps up season with pair of gala recitals (27/05/13)
All the Internet's a stage for groundbreaking dancer, choreographer (19/05/13)
Sir Wil production of 'Alice in Wonderland' an entertaining retelling of Lewis Carroll classic (18/04/13)
Gloucester Music Teachers Association honours top students (26/02/13)
Orleans Older Players deliver 'killer' comedy (26/02/13)
Talented lineup highlights second GMC performance of the season (10/02/13)
Celebrating at the alter of the Church of Karaoke (21/12/12)
Vintage Stock production a study in dealing with loss (13/12/12)
Coro Vivo returns 'Back Home for Christmas' (11/12/12)
Orléans Christmas Choirfest a choral celebration of the holiday season (04/12/12)
Gloucester Music Club concert a celebration of amazing young talent (02/12/12)
'A Christmas Carol' a great way to get into the holiday spirit (01/12/12)
New Shenkman exhibit allows local residents to purchase African tapestries and other works of art (21/11/12)
Annual ARTini gala raises over $42,000 for arts endowment fund (09/11/12)
Nothing crumby about John Cook's latest production 'Crackers' (27/10/12)
Clef-er Orléans quartet hoping to spread a little Sax Appeal (09/10/12)
Shades of the Evening production retells Navan's day of infamy (09/09/12)
World-renowned ballet instructor drops by Orléans dance school (08/09/12)
'Till Death...' a delightful murder mystery from the folks at Vintage Stock (13/08/12)
Lard tunderin', latest OOPS play is some funny b'ys (11/06/12)
Gloucester Music Club wraps up season with gala concert (27/05/12)
Young talent shines in OYP musical production of 'Fame' (21/05/12)
Orléans dance studio cleans up at local American Dance Awards competition (11/05/12)
Sir Wil 'Wiz' an all-age production that can't be missed (04/04/12)
Gloucester Music Club ends concert series on a high note (26/03/12)
St. Peter Players bring 'West Side Story' to life (02/03/12)
Orleans Older Players pull off ambitious production with flare (25/02/12)
Gloucester Music Club concert the perfect tonic for the mid-winter blues (14/02/12)
Local cast superb in MCT production of 'The Wiz of the West' (06/02/12)
Navan songtress releases 4th CD in time for Christmas (01/01/12)
St. Peter play a delightful take on the Christmas Story (18/12/11)
Vintage Stock production sheds light on misunderstood former p.m. (10/12/11)
OYP's Nutcracker is sweeter than grandma's Christmas cookies (02/12/11)
Orléans Choirfest raises $3,860 for local food programs (29/11/11)
Gloucester Music Club kicks off new season with eclectic program (26/11/11)
Western-themed Bytowne Beat concert a real hoot (24/06/11)
Latest 'Shades of the Evening' production will have you fighting back tears (06/11/11)
Latest OOPS production is a great, great, great, great play (15/06/11)
'Phantom of the Opera' snubbed by Cappie Awards (11/05/11)
Cairine Wilson student production a whimsical spin on the superhero genre (16/04/11)
Sir Wil goes old school in high school production of 'Dracula' (15/04/11)
Canadian high school premiere of 'Phantom' out of this world (04/03/11)
Latest OOPS production shines irreverent light on our golden years (27/02/11)
Gloucester Music Club concert showcases seven sets of talented siblings (05/02/11)
'Jack and the Beanstalk' panto a treat for all ages (18/12/10)
'A Dickens of a Christmas' a heckuva great play (11/12/10)
OYP's Christmas offering true to the spirit of the season (08/12/10)
Coro Vivo Christmas concert a jazzy affair (29/11/10)
Choirfest a musical reminder of true spirit of Christmas (29/11/10)
Gloucester Music Club kicks off new concert season with a bang (15/11/10)
M is for 'marvelous': Vintage Stock's latest effort a wonderful whodunit (09/08/10)
OYP redux of rock 'n roll musical better than the original (29/05/10)
Cairine Wilson production of 'Annie' a musical masterpiece (17/04/10)
Navan miss nominated for young actress award (04/04/10)
Young musicians use recital to prepare for upcoming music festival (31/03/10)
Horrific musical filled with a number of great performances (04/03/10)
Youngsters shine during Gloucester Music Club recital (08/02/10)
Missoula Children's production thoroughly entertaining (08/02/10)
East End Theatre's panto production a treat for all ages (19/12/09)
Cumberland Community Singers 'Christmas Carol' a wonderful holiday tradition (13/12/09)
Vintage Stock's holiday offering a tribute to days gone by (08/12/09)
Latin flavour spices up Coro Vivo Christmas concert (07/12/09)
OYP production of Dickens classic rekindles Christmas spirit (06/12/09)
Orléans Choirfest kicks off the holiday season in grand style (30/11/09)
Gloucester Music Club concert showcases remarkably talented youngsters (29/11/09)
ENCORE! Theatre production a great twist on Shakespeare classic (28/11/09)
Ghost stories come to life during latest lamplight production (29/06/09)
Vintage Stock's latest murder mystery a 'must see' (24/06/09)
Latest ENCORE! theatre production sheer brilliance (13/06/09)
OYP Shakespeare classes tackle difficult material with gusto (01/06/09)
OYP Showbiz class tackles rock opera genre with reverb (30/05/09)
St. Peter Junior Players deliver entertaining version of stage classic (16/05/09)
Gifted pianist honours 'piano mom' with memorial concert (01/05/09)
Gloucester Community Concert Band and delivers entertaining performance (21/04/09)
Vintage Stock fundraiser celebrates transition form one era to the next (18/04/09)
Young musicians use GMC recital to prep for Kiwanis Music Festival (28/03/09)
Orléans star shines in touring production of Broadway hit Spring Awakening (20/03/09)
Orléans own Steffi D. loving life on the road in hit Broadway musical (13/03/09)
St. Peter Players production a musical feast (05/03/09)
First Class Honours recital brings together exceptionally talented students (23/02/09)
Gloucester Music Club recitals showcase talented young musicians (12/02/09)
Missoula Children's production of Brothers Grimm classic a genuine treat (01/02/09)
Embattled Visual Arts Centre merges with Ottawa School of Art (24/01/09)
Belcourt Manor choir spreads joy of music to fellow seniors (18/12/08)
Vintage Stock Christmas play touches on city's rich hockey heritage (15/12/08)
Seventh installment in Christmas pantomime series a holiday hoot (12/12/08)
Coro Vivo takes audience on choral circumnavigation of the globe (10/12/08)
Children's classic a treat for the whole family (06/12/08)
Christmas Choirfest a choral celebration of the holiday season (04/12/08)
Local actor shines in latest ENCORE! production (28/11/08)
Lamplight production an entertaining lesson in Canadian history (30/09/08)
Visual arts centre reopens its doors after five-month hiatus (29/09/08)
Steffi D lands role with traveling Broadway show (02/08/08)
Local artist to create Shenkman Arts Centre sculpture (25/07/08)
'Art in the Park' event an Orléans first (20/07/08)
Murder mystery production no poultry undertaking (25/06/08)
‘Sleeping Beauty’ panto pure entertainment (18/12/07)
Vintage Stock Christmas play tugs at the heart strings (18/12/07)
OYP Christmas play delivers important message (10/12/07)
Latest ENCORE! production a definite must see (30/11/07)
Concert showcases talented young magicians (27/11/07)
East end dancer earns invite to prestigious ballet school (06/11/07)
Local balladeer releases homegrown CD (17/10/07)
Play about McGonigle murders both powerful and poignant (02/10/07)
Orléans piano store owner to be inducted into Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame (26/08/07)
Local dance school shines at ADA national championships (31/07/07)
East End Theatre production offers satirical look at office politics (12/07/07)
OYP Improv class delivers abridged version of Disney classic (06/06/07)
Cumberland Community Singers celebrate their 15th anniversary (30/05/07)
OYP musical hits all the right notes (27/05/07)
Orleans Young Players shine in wonderful double bill (26/05/07)
OYP musical hits all the right notes (27/05/07)
Orleans Young Players shine in wonderful double bill (26/05/07)
Orléans dancer in a class by himself (24/05/07)
Local musicians earn bevy of awards at Kiwanis Music Festival (19/05/07)
OYP Act III class delivers delightful 'Tale of Two Twins' (18/05/07)
Orleans Young Players bring Canadian poet's work to life (14/05/07)
Orléans dancers shine at regional American Dance Awards event (08/05/07)
VACO exhibit features work of talented Orléans photographer (07/05/07)
Commentary: Concert group deserves our heartfelt thanks (07/05/07)
Young Players tackle Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’ (03/05/07)
ENCORE! pulls off marvelously tangled web of a play (27/04/07)
Colonel By poets' work included in Gloucester Spoken Art anthology (26/04/07)
Leeming dance studio posts top marks at Ottawa CanDance event (17/04/07)
'Great' is the word to describe Lester B. Pearson production of Grease! (16/04/07)
Orléans miss wins Capital City Idol Contest (06/04/07)
Gloucester Music Club concert showcases talented young musicians (03/04/07)
Latest Arteast exhibit examines life's guilty pleasures (20/03/07)
St. Peter Players continue to set the gold standard with latest production of 'Hamlet' (02/03/07)
Spiritual concert a fitting celebration of Black History Month (25/02/07)
Toronto chamber ensemble coming to Orléans (22/01/07)
VACO exhibit features work of busy Quyon artist (10/02/07)
Visual Arts Centre Orléans celebrates 10th anniversary (17/01/07)
Self-expression at the heart of unique artistic creation (16/12/06)
Tom, Dick and merriment (27/12/06)
Coro Vivo concert a truly magical event (11/12/06)
OYP Christmas class delivers a cracker of a Nutcracker (11/12/06)
Young thespians deliver entertaining double bill (03/12/06)
Gloucester Music Club concert showcases talented young musicians (01/12/06)
Young theatre company takes on difficult production with aplomb (25/11/06)
Future arts facility the centre of attention at FestivArts event (11/11/06)
Local pair invited to National Ballet summer school (16/10/06)
Vintage Stock production loosely based on 'Riel'ity (26/09/06)
Violin virtuoso wows Orléans audience (24/09/06)
Future Orléans Arts Centre unveiled to rave reviews (13/09/06)
Dreamweaver Children’s Series kicks off Sept. 24 (11/09/06)
Concerts Cumberland announces 06/07 lineup (09/09/06)
Vintage Stock Theatre whodunit keeps audience guessing to the end (27/08/06)
Orléans dancers shine at American dance competition (28/07/06)
Orléans youngster wins national ADA competition (20/07/06)
East End Theatre's newest production a flight of fancy (14/07/06)
Gifted cellist ready to take on next phase of his life (13/06/06)
Orleans Older Players deliver pair of hilarious whodunits (10/06/06)
OYP musical Sweet Nothin’ a treat for sore ears (06/06/06)
OYP 'In Camera' production a real head scratcher
OYP juniors tackle computer virus with attitude (21/05/06)
Kiwanis Music Festival showcases talented young performers (21/05/06)
East end dancers win bevy of awards at local American Dance Awards competition (17/05/06)
OYP juniors put on entertaining double bill (08/05/06)
East end well represented at Ottawa CanDance event (01/05/06)
ENCORE! Theatre production explores the dark side of love (29/04/06)
Local performers shine at Kiwanis Music Festival (26/04/06)
Blackburn Chorus and friends deliver powerful performance (23/04/06)
OYP production of 'Within Walls' offers glimpse into the criminal mind
Russian pianist makes rare North American appearance in Orléans (09/04/06)
Visual Arts Centre offers array of courses and workshops (10/03/06)
St. Peter Players' 'Pirates of Penzance' a pile of fun (03/03/06)
Gloucester music teachers honour top students of 2005 (25/02/06)
Concert series showcases talented young musicians (28/12/05)
'Mother Goose' production definitely worth a gander (16/12/05)
OYP Christmas production a magical gift for all ages (11/12/05)
Orléans Young Players serve up a pair of aces (05/12/05)
Vintage Stock Theatre production a wonderful walk through history (02/10/05)
Orléans youngster follows her dream to National Ballet School (21/08/05)
Murder mystery dinner theatre returns to Cumberland museum (21/08/05)
'Wrong for Each Other' is right on the mark (14/07/05)
Orleans Older Players tackle tale of Robin Hood (03/06/05)
Local musicians do well at Kiwanis Music Festival
Gloucester Music Club ends season in style (30/05/05)
OYP's 'Wizard of Oz' an all ages extravaganza (28/05/05)
Orléans teen caps off magical year with Dancer of the Year title (14/05/05)
Leeming Danceworks captures four titles at ADA competition (14/05/05)
Local dance school shines at Ottawa CanDance competition (25/04/05)
ENCORE! production in desperate need of a sequel (22/04/05)
St. Peter Players produce another magical musical (21/04/05)
Gloucester music teachers honour top students (01/03/05)
Young musicians provide delightful evening of classical music (30/01/05)
Cinderella a magical mix of song and slapstick (17/12/04)
A whole Lola rocking going on (05/11/04)

Local dance school shines at ADA national championships
Young musicians shine at Gloucester Music Club concert (21/05/04)
Leeming dancers return from Montreal competition with bevy of titles (14/05/04)
Leeming students prove they Can-Dance with the best of 'em (04/05/04)
East End Theatre's Office Hours an unmitigated hoot (29/04/04)
Les Misérables c'est magnifique (24/04/04)
'Everyman' a poignant presentation of the mystery of death (17/04/04)
Orléans dancer Orlando-bound after winning local teen title (06/04/04)



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