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What do you imagine when you think about taking a summer course? Would singing choral music from the Renaissance be your first idea? It might be if you're a student of the Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School! School's In For Summer The Canadian Renaissance Music Summer School (CRMSS) is in its second year of operation. CRMSS is the only Renaissance choral...
Put down your phones and perk up your ears. The third installment of 331arts City Folk: A Local Songwriters’ Series takes place this Saturday, May 25. An intimate evening of storytelling and music-sharing. The series has gathered audiences and local folk artists artists in the London Music Hall’s Rosewood Room since the beginning of the year, bringing the two groups closer together...
Braven Warren as Tommy.
The Who’s Tommy is arguably the greatest rock opera album of all time - stress on album. It is important to remember that is how Tommy was originally released in 1969, as an album, not a musical. While The Who’s Pete Townsend, who composed the majority of the opera, undoubtedly had grand visions for what may become, it wasn’t...
Hot off our recent Fuse feature on local women in filmmaking, we had the opportunity to chat with filmmaker Mattea Pyette about her new film, Kalopsia, and its debut screening at Good Sport this Saturday night. Behind the Camera Currently, Pyette studies English and Film Studies at Western. She has produced her own short video content since childhood, but it was...
Dirt's show poster. Sumbitted by Dirt's producer Erin J. Walker.
Dirt transformed from playlist to playbill. Three years ago, Stefannie Flannigan was given the third random song from a Tinkerspace Theatre friend’s iTunes playlist and told to write a play based on that song. That song was Nightcall by indie pop band London Grammar. Flannigan had never heard of it before. “It was gifted unto me,” she recalled. “The spark for...
Arwynne Roulston, Wanda Roulston, Lilly Sutherland, and Jeff Roulston as Jedi and Sith from Star Wars during Free Comic Book Day in London, Ontario
Construction, early morning rain, and a cloudy day didn't stop London's comic lovers from collecting exclusive comics. Free Comic Book Day saw another year of dedicated comic fans from London's strong comic community. As always, people cosplayed as their favourite characters for the occasion. Since Free Comic Book Day happened to fall on Star Wars Day this year, there was some...
A sidewalk sale outside of Heroes Comics during Free Comic Book Day in London, ON.
The most wonderful time of the year for comic lovers is almost here! Free Comic Book Day is an annual event on the first Saturday of May where several exclusive comic books are given out for free at comic shops across North America. It’s a great way to check out local shops, find new stories, meet new people, and get excited...
Jody Tomchichen talks about the negative changes to education and post-secondary funding.
Enough with the cuts. More than 100 people gathered in Victoria Park Wednesday, May 1, taking part in a general strike against Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and to celebrate International Workers Day. A number of speakers took the podium to talk about how recent government funding cuts have hurt them, their jobs or their families. As the speeches ended, the rain...
Behind the scenes of Lead By Butterflies. Photo by Arminder Kheva.
“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” So said Marilyn Monroe, and oddly enough, those words still ring true nearly sixty years after her death. Allegations against industry heavyweights, such as Harvey Weinstein, have forced the film business into confronting the skeletons in its closet. Growing frustrations...
What seemed like a blowout loss on paper was actually much closer than the stats would entail. The London Lightning dropped the series opener last Thursday night 119-95. However, the 17 different lead changes showed how close the game was through three quarters of play. Close Quarters London got off to a quick start leading by 5 after one quarter and...