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New artistic director hopes to breathe new life into Young People's Theatre

New artistic director hopes to breathe new life into Young People's Theatre

'I'd love to be able to explore how we can get it into communities that can't afford (it) or are hard to reach because of that'
'Coolest woman in the province,' with Orillia roots, releases new music

'Coolest woman in the province,' with Orillia roots, releases new music

Kirty has been making music since she was a kid while growing up on a hobby farm just outside Orillia
Innisfil author continues trilogy with release of second book

Innisfil author continues trilogy with release of second book

'In my writings, I just follow my characters and report what I see going on,' says R. Murrey Haist
Federal grant could raise curtain on Georgian Theatre again

Federal grant could raise curtain on Georgian Theatre again

Construction costs to refurbish Georgian Theatre — which is owned by Georgian College, but operated by the city — are $1.3 million during the next three to four years
Talk Is Free Theatre unveils star-studded cast for upcoming reading of The Great Gatsby

Talk Is Free Theatre unveils star-studded cast for upcoming reading of The Great Gatsby

The Dinner à la Art event will stream for one night only in April
Barrie band tapped to bring live music back to Muskoka this summer

Barrie band tapped to bring live music back to Muskoka this summer

'This is a test run. We’ll get this one done and work out any bugs and go from there,' says Clear Lake Brewing's events manager
Local festivals and events receive funding to help with COVID recovery

Local festivals and events receive funding to help with COVID recovery

Barrielicious, Talk Is Free Theatre, and Hey Bear Production's Virtual Songwriter Series will receive more than $150K
Performing arts supporters voice displeasure at nixed theatre agreement

Performing arts supporters voice displeasure at nixed theatre agreement

'It’s clear that the Barrie community and its friends aren’t ready to say goodbye to the Georgian Theatre,' says petition organizer
Talk is Free Theatre pandemic video project garners almost 1.25M views

Talk is Free Theatre pandemic video project garners almost 1.25M views

Choreographer Cameron Carver's 'vision was to treat the video as its own creative piece instead of just a summary or highlight reel,' says artistic producer
Organizers pull plug on this year's Mariposa Folk Festival

Organizers pull plug on this year's Mariposa Folk Festival

COVID-19 cases, including new variants reported in area, contribute to decision to call off July's festival; 'We don’t want to be a super-spreader event,' official says