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On Tuesday, March 31st, a gathering was held at The Roxy Theatre lounge to present the newly released anthology, "Mix Well," a collection of poems penned by local poets to raise awareness of poetry month, and funds for the Owen Sound Poet Laureate program, the monthly "Sounds at the Market" show, and the Owen Sound Farmers Market.

April is National Poetry Month and this year's theme is "Food." To that end, Owen Sound's Poet Laureate, Terry Burns came up with the idea of publishing an anthology of verses with that theme, and using the Farmers Market as a sub theme.

The beneficiaries include "Sounds at the Market," a show that happens once a month on the second Sunday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM in the Owen Sound Farmers Market building. "Sounds," as audience members and participants call it, showcases poetry, spoken word, and music, combining featured performers and open mic spots.

As a happy coincidence, many of the poets published in the anthology are veterans of the "Sounds" stage.

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On Tuesday, March 31, the public is invited to the launch of MIX WELL: A POETRY ANTHOLOGY at the Roxy Theatre at 7 pm. Thirty-eight area poets were asked to reflect on the subject of "food" - the theme of this April's National Poetry Month. Owen Sound's Poet Laureate Terry Burns says the result is "an eclectic and charming collection which should be on everyone's bookshelf."

Burns will be at Owen Sound Council on Monday evening presenting the volume to the Owen Sound Library as part of the Mayor's City Poetry Challenge, initiated by Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi to raise awareness of poetry in people's communities. Proceeds from the book, after printing costs, will be divided between the Poet Laureate Program, SOUNDS at Market , a monthly poetry and music event, and the Owen Sound Farmers' Market itself where copies will be available all month.

chicksw-featby Kelly Babcock, Hub Staff

Sunday, March 29th, 2015 saw the finale of the Georgian Bay Folk Society's Youth Discoveries program for this year. Four of the 11 finalists were chosen to represent the up and coming musicians at the perenial weekend long Kelso Beach celebration of music, Summerfolk. Among those chosen, local favourites, "Chicks With Picks" featured prominently. They will play at Summerfolk in Friday night's 'Discoveries' Concert and participate in workshop sessions during the weekend.
Samantha Greavette, half of Chicks With Picks says of the competition, "A great opportunity to share our talents. It was a fun experience to meet and jam with other performers. [...]"
Greavette, and the other half of the aspiring duo, Morgan Lyall, have been part of Owen Sound's local music scene for several years and have been ...

LopezPhotoColorregAs the Georgian Bay Symphony continues its search for a new Music Director, Cuban-born Yunior Lopez will take the podium for its March 28 concert. Lopez is this year’s guest conductor for the Havana Virtuoso Orchestra and recently conducted the Las Vegas Honors Orchestra. Lopez is a conductor, chamber player, violist and ...cigar-maker. He will be donating a box of his cigars from his own cigar company in Kentucky, Don Lopez Cigars, as a silent auction item for the 16th Annual Vintners’ Dinner on April 18th.

The Georgian Bay Symphony is also pleased to welcome Russian born violinist, Stanislav Pronin back for a return engagement after a European tour.

Pronin has performed at Carnegie Hall and The National Arts Centre in Ottawa and in major venues and on television and radio in the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel.

The concert on March 28th is an evening of “Nothing But Classics”.

CRU-featby Hub Staff

 

Toronto bluegrass phenoms the Foggy Hogtown Boys will be at the Roxy Theatre on Saturday, March 28th. Linsey & John Beckett will be opening this Mudtown Music & Arts Series show. Tickets, $25 in advance & $35 at the door, are available at the Roxy Theatre box office or by phoning (519) 371- 2833, or online at www.mudtownrecords.com.


Seven-time Maple Blues Award winner Harry Manx has been creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. He'll be performing these gems on Fri March 27 at the Meaford Hall. Show time is 8pm. Tickets are $40

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