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'We will continue to keep the Kempenfest spirit alive any way we can,' says GM

'We will continue to keep the Kempenfest spirit alive any way we can,' says GM

Festival organizers launch new website and will showcase local musicians, vendors and partners through social media from July 31 to Aug. 3
Barrie native's debut single born out of quarantine

Barrie native's debut single born out of quarantine

Alyssa Bart says 'Hold On' is meant as a gift for listeners to escape reality and reminisce on the past
The Noolands take it back to 1992 for their new single

The Noolands take it back to 1992 for their new single

Barrie band hasn't been in same room together since early March, but the creative juices are still flowing; New song being released Tuesday
Tragedy inspires new song from singer/songwriter

Tragedy inspires new song from singer/songwriter

Shane Cloutier says new song, album is 'a cathartic response to some traumatic events in my life, facing the death of my wife and mother of my children'
Roots North Revisited concert finds new stage, new life at drive-in

Roots North Revisited concert finds new stage, new life at drive-in

September event, which is a major fundraiser for Orillia Youth Centre, to be held at Sunset Barrie Drive-In Theatre
The (online) world's a stage for Theatre By The Bay's emerging directors

The (online) world's a stage for Theatre By The Bay's emerging directors

The launch of the virtual Emerging Director Project Showcase has paved the way down a new creative avenue, says one Theatre By the Bay director
Mariposa Virtual Stage launching this weekend

Mariposa Virtual Stage launching this weekend

Online concert series will combine contemporary performances with never-before-seen archival recordings
Midhurst songwriter pens new single about COVID-19 crisis

Midhurst songwriter pens new single about COVID-19 crisis

Alyssa Tess set to release 'What Will We Remember?' on May 27
Kempenfest cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Kempenfest cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

'It’s tough. We’re turning 50 this year, so it’s hard with it being a big anniversary year,' says general manager
Cousin Jack debuts Friends single, aims for three more before year's end

Cousin Jack debuts Friends single, aims for three more before year's end

With new members, Cousin Jack also changing directions: 'We’ve shifted sounds; not the overall sound, but we get a little more experimental'