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summerfolk41Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival Announces Lineup

The Georgian Bay Folk Society is releasing the performer lineup for the 41st annual Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival. Every day until March 31st the Folk Society will announce one of the acts to appear on the stages of Summerfolk 41 at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound, August 19-21.

A handful of performers have already been released including multi-time Juno Award winner Bruce Cockburn, Lindi Ortega, and Good for Grapes. There are more ...

RoomWith Oscar buzz and award season in full swing, join other film buffs for a whole weekend of films at the annual Owen Sound's Reel Festival. This weekend the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit, presents the 14th Annual Reel Festival. Our programme is exciting and engaging, featuring selections of independent film from Canada and around the world – with something for everyone.

We've got Canadian political satire at its best with director Philippe Falardeau's My Internship in Canada, a witty take on the wheeling and dealing that can only take place in our nation's capital. Political commentary and black humour combine in the dark comedy The Legend of Barney Thomson, directed by, and starring Robert Carlyle, with a great comedic turn by Emma Thompson.

The story of an eccentric patron of the arts draws the portrait of one of most significant players in the modern

mortonOwen Sound Artists' Co-op presents "the Tree show" in the Legacy Gallery for the month of March 2016. In association with The Extraordinary Tree Project, this exhibition features selected artists from Grey and Bruce Counties whose work is inspired by, involves or reflects a relationship with trees.

Eighteen artists were selected. They span the scale from emerging artists to masters of their craft or art. None of them are members of the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op, although some may have been guest artists in the past and one is a former member! Within the Co-op membership are many whose work is very....

NewlandSummerfolk host and performer, recently named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society will perform at Heartwood Hall on March 10.
When David Newland was growing up along the shore of Georgian Bay, he never thought he’d wind up making three trips to  ...

valetine-by Anne Finlay-Stewart

"According to Valentine" - a short indie film shot locally – will premiere at Heartwood Concert Hall this Saturday, February 6.

The film is adapted from the award-winning play "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre", which Christopher McGruer directed as part of an Owen Sound Little Theatre night of one-act plays in 2012. McGruer sent a letter to the playwright Allan Knee to ask for permission to adapt the play for film, because "if I were a writer in my New York apartment, I would like to get a real letter in a real envelope." The reply, a clear green light, came by return mail in less than a week.

Although he considers himself primarily a writer, McGruer says he is curious about everything. He read everything he could find about film and filmmaking and knew he wanted to direct. "Film is a director's medium – you decide how the story is told, and the more you learn, the more you have to work with."

And to be successful as a director? "All you have to do is get the best people involved," McGruer says, and somehow he makes that sound easy. Tom Albrecht, a professional actor who appeared as both Hamlet and...

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