Category Archives: Shows

Posts about shows and programmers.

Waterloo Region Record Arts Writer Robert Reid on Stratford and Blyth Festivals 2012

The Stratford Festival's 60the Season Playbill
The Stratford Festival’s 60the Season Playbill

Special Guest Waterloo Region Record Arts Writer Robert Reid, fresh from reviewing opening week productions at Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 60th Anniversary Season! joins me to wax theatre from Stratford to the Blyth Festival.
In Part 1 we discuss Bard’s productions Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and three count them THREE opening week musicals 42nd Street, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Pirates of Penzance, plus The Matchmaker, and new Canadian production, The War of 1812. We also discuss late season openings Shakespeare’s Henry V, Christopher Plummer’s new one man show A Word or Two, in addition to other Canadian theatre debuts MacHomer, Wanderlust, Hirsch, and The Best Brothers. Rob also brings in Grand River Blues Society CD Got Mojo 2, plus music from Fred Eaglesmith and MacHomer’s Rick Miller. We also speak about The Blyth Festival’s Season as well.

For those wanting to see Stratford shows here is Rob’s invaluable insight from his venerable Aisle Seat.

Czech Republic Violinist, Singer and Composer Iva Bittova on Coral FM

 

This is Czech Republic Violinist Iva Bittova
This is Czech Republic Violinist Iva Bittova

Iva Bittová (born 22 July 1958) is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing violin and singing in the early 1980s. She started recording in 1986 and by 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, and has released over eight solo albums. In addition to her musical career, Bittová has continued acting and still occasionally appears in feature films. In 2003 she played the part of Zena in Želary, a film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards.

I got this exclusive Canadian interview through my good pal legendary music promoter Gary Topp.

http://www.bittova.com/

 

Coral FM MINI Podcast – The Many Voices of McHomer’s Rick Miller – DOH! And a Special Shout Out!

Alyshiaaah!
My niece Princess Alecia

Rick Miller’s McHomer – a mash up of 50 Simpsons voices versus The Scottish Play – aka Macbeth! has audiences of all ages laughing from start to finish.
McHomer is currently playing at The Studio Theatre as part of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 60th Anniversary Season!
It’s there until Saturday May 26! It is fabulous! Go and see it!

And now … From his (recently autographed CD – heh heh) Rick Miller – Songs from My Shows, here is feature song Tragedy from McHomer and Queen’s Petrified Rock Anthem Bohemian Rhapsody – (also From McHomer) featuring 25 of the Most Annoying Voices in the Music Industry. AND … a special shout out to my nephew Michael, his wife Andrea, and daughter Princess Alecia – Three Beautiful People – Coral FM

 

episode #14 april 17 the ethical treatment of animals and comparing organic to conventional by jeff stager, andrew hunt, john shantz

Andrew Hunt speaks to the ethical treatment of animals. John Shantz speaks to organic and conventional agriculture from a farmers perspective.
http://walrusmagazine.com/blogs/2011/04/07/friend-foe-or-food/#more-9525
http://walrusmagazine.com/articles/2006.10-ethics-animal-human-relationship/

BC’s Coast Kids HipHop take their words it to the Streets. Check It!

Coast Kids Hip Hop  4 guys from the suburban streets in the lower mainland spreading their words and beliefs about life through hip hop music. With all members sharing a strong work ethic and the drive to succeed. Expect big things in the future from the " Coast Kids "
Coast Kids Hip Hop. 4 guys from the suburban streets in the lower mainland spreading their words and beliefs about life through hip hop music. With all members sharing a strong work ethic and the drive to succeed. Expect big things in the future from the ” Coast Kids “

This is a little feature on Coast Kids HipHop featuring vocalists Live to See Livsey and Grizz G. It’s a little wonky in vocal levels, but hell, turn it up! Check them out on Facebook under Coast Kids HipHop.

ColinMPhoto, GrizzG, Live To See Livsey, Young Casanova

I have been playing their music for a while now starting with Live to See Livsey’s Gwaddafalla, and Wise Wondering under their former moniker Byg Country. Now as the Coast Kids Live to See Livsey and Grizz G have more new trax including Today’s The Day, Stomping Grounds, and I Say What Up.

Here are more of their latest tracks via Soundcloud – Check It! Coral FM.