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The Cast of Diversion Entertainment's Production of
'Next To Normal'

Top to Bottom: Shawn Chapman, Trevor Morris,
Cian Poore, John Leverre, Sara Joy and Henri Canino

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Tuesday August 25, 2014

Review of The Performance at the Gen Y Event by Mike Blackmore, Chris Molyneaux and Sue Webber …

"Wow!" may not be the best word for starting a review but it's the one best suited to what went on at the Mike Weir Park earlier this evening …

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Friday August 8, 2014

Review of Diversion Entertainment's Production of 'Next To Normal' added …

Henri Canino practically ran away with this show. More on that later. From the ground up Diversion Entertainment's production of 'Next To Normal' is a piece of music theatre that excels on all levels …

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Saturday August 2, 2014

Mike Blackmore, Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's August First Friday Celebration

Fun and electricity are the first words that came to mind describing this. Spontaneity, energy and passion find their way into the wording pretty quickly too. What the mix of Mike Blackmore, Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux added up to was a huge amount of fun, for everyone on both sides of the instrument …

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Tuesday July 15, 2014

A New Section Spotlighting Sarnia's Musical Activities Replaces the Section for The Aradia Ensemble …

I've written up enough activities from around home in Sarnia to warrant a section for them. I love The Aradia Ensemble but one update per year wasn't enough to justify having an entire area for their work. The articles about them are now in the Opera/Oratorio area.

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Saturday July 5, 2014

Review of The Drift at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's July 2014 First Friday Celebration added …

I heard the difference as soon as I walked in the door. The playing had a sense of assurance and the vocals were muffled slightly, but obviously, a lot stronger than before. Lead singer and guitarist Wes Beveridge made a quick adjustment to the volume and the difference was like night opposite day…

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Tuesday June 10, 2014

Sarnia's Artwalk 2014 at The Cheeky Monkey featuring The Indecisive and The Drift

The Cheeky Monkey's contribution to Sunday's part of Artwalk showcased veterans and youth. The Drift, consisting of veteran players Wes Beveridge on guitar and lead vocal, bassist Ron Webber and drummer Paul Eastman sounded deliberate, not tentative. There's a difference …

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Monday May 26, 2014

Review of 'Tour Eiffel' from Orchestra London's Masterworks Series added …

It was an emotional evening. The show marked the last appearance of Alain Trudel as Music Director and the focus everyone had on making his finale one to remember came through from the opening notes …

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Monday May 12, 2014

Review of the Canadian Opera Company's production of 'Don Quichotte' added …

The Canadian Opera Company's production of Jules Massenet's 'Don Quichotte' is an astonishing one musically, even by their standards …

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Saturday May 3, 2014

Review of Theatre Sarnia's production of 'The Sound of Music' added …

The person with the most daunting task was Tara Norman. She had to make people stop thinking about Julie Andrews and she did. The first bars of Maria's opening number seemed odd but she took full command of the part quickly …

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Wednesday April 30, 2014

Review of the Canadian Opera Company's Production of 'Roberto Devereux' added …

The collection of voices the Canadian Opera Company assembled for their production of Donizetti's 'Roberto Devereux' is exceptionally strong even by their standards. As the Duchess, 'Sara', Allyson MCHardy's singing was amazing from the onset of her first notes …

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Monday April 28, 2014

Review of Opera Atelier's Production of 'Persée' added …

Mireille Asselin creates an 'Androméde' that's virtuous, responsible almost to a fault, yet deeply conflicted. Her character is free of guile but obviously aware of the choices and acts accordingly. That sets the tone for all the roles. Christopher Enns' 'Persée' is noble but also willing to push rivals aside to fulfill his own desires …

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Wednesday April 23, 2014

Review of Erika and Sara's CD, 'A Long Road Ahead' added …

These two young women are amazing. Sara Campbell is a devastating rhythm player that creates the presence of bass and drums when all that's really going on at the instrumental end is coming from her. Erika Sit has a lovely, and more importantly, expressive voice that shifts effortlessly with the ebbs and surges of their music …

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