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349X247AngelaParkby Anne Finlay Stewart

Twenty-five years ago a visionary woman left a bequest to buy a concert grand piano for the musical community of Owen Sound. On Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. that piano will be re-dedicated at a concert by Angela Park, a classical pianist of international repute.

Ms. Park will perform at the Harmony Centre, at 4th Avenue East and 9th Street. The community-owned teaching and concert space for many of Owen Sound's aspiring and professional musicians is now the permanent home for the grand piano, in the care of the Georgian Bay Symphony.

Formerly Knox United Church, the building has a rich musical heritage. In the 1930s and 40s, Mr. Cyril Moss was the organist. He often held public concerts at the church, encouraging its use for social and entertainment purposes to create and strengthen a sense of community.

The local music community invited Owen Sounders to come together in support of one of their own - Steve Kenney - and his neighbours who lost their homes in a fire February 5.
The Good Neighbours Concert and the generous donors and bidders in a silent auction raised over $10,000 for the 2nd Ave E. families.

foggy-featPlan to attend the "Good Neighbours Benefit Concert" Tonight at the Harmony Centre at the Corner of 9th street and 4th Ave East in Owen Sound. On Thursday, February 6, 2015, a devastating fire destroyed two houses and badly damaged a third on 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound. The Good Neighbours Concert is a benefit for the survivors of the fire. Coco Love Alcorn, Larry Jensen, ET Rhino, The Down Right, Our Shotgun Wedding, and Sons of Perry will all perform. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Admission to this very special event is Pay-what-you-can. There will be a silent auction, and an intermission with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Owen Sound's musical community is pulling together to support one of its own, Steve Kenny, who lost his house in the fire, along with his neighbours. Every one of these performers is donating their time for this important and personal cause. For more information email [email protected] to the Attention of Dave or Trevor and or call the store at 519-371-9662.

arts-report-regBy Brent Jeffries

Guitarist and music teacher Paul Danard will perform with Brian O'Rourke and host an open-mic performance by some of his students on Friday night from 6-8pm. Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock will be served up with a side order of classics. PWYC for the artist.

Singer/Songwriter Kunle from Nigeria will perform an afternoon concert at the Frog Ponds Café. Back by popular demand, Kunle will be back at The Frog Ponds Cafe in Owen Sound Saturday February 28th for a lunch hour concert starting at 12pm. Join Kunle, Nigerian singer/songwriter, for his music with no boundaries - acoustic folk in English and Yoruba, with nods to soul, blues, celtic, rock and jazz. He'll bring along his West African talking drum and harmonicas. PWYC jar for the artist. Join us for lunch and another fine afternoon show at the Café.

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