Arts & Culture


Bel Canto Chorus Celebrates 40 Years

Bel Canto Chorus Celebrates 40 Years

The Bel Canto Chorus is celebrating its 40th season and will be hosting a black-tie evening of music this Friday, February 26th at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street. Funds from the gala will help support the Bel Canto Chorus share their music through free mini concerts at seniors’ residences and other pro bono engagements, as well as sponsoring music awards and bursaries. The Bel Canto Chorus is in their 40th season – what have been some highlights from the past 40 years? Bel Canto has roots that go back over forty years to the Sudbury Philharmonic Society. In...

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Fashion 101: Four Ways to Wear Pantone’s Colours of 2016

Fashion 101: Four Ways to Wear Pantone’s Colours of 2016

Every year, Pantone releases a “colour of the year”, which will heavily influence design and product construction for the upcoming months…especially in the fashion world. This year, Pantone decided to release TWO colours for 2016; a first for the company! Their names are Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pastel pink and dusty blue.   Source: Pantone  Why These Colours? Not only do these colours evoke a sense of calm and relaxation, they also have a deeper meaning behind them. According to Pantone, “We are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color...

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Treble Thinking of Something New to Try? Let SSO Orchestrate the Perfect Evening Out

Treble Thinking of Something New to Try? Let SSO Orchestrate the Perfect Evening Out

Did you know that the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra played for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburg, or that the symphony is composed of lawyers, doctors, teachers, and more? Read on to find out all about the SSO!  Tell us a little bit about the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra! Sure! The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO) was originally founded, along with the Bel Canto Chorus in 1953, as the Sudbury Philharmonic. It became a registered charitable organization in 1975, making the 2015/16 Season our 40th Anniversary.We’ve also been able to have some pretty remarkable guest artists join us,...

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The Awful Alphabet: The fun way to learn your ABCs

The Awful Alphabet: The fun way to learn your ABCs

Tired of the same old alphabet books and looking for a way to make learning the ABCs more fun? You need to check out The Awful Alphabet – a picture book using humour to teach children each letter of the alphabet while pointing out that sometimes things just don’t go your way. After a successful launch this past weekend, we were able to talk to Josh and Tracy – the creative minds behind this awesome new children’s book. ­What is the Awful Alphabet? The Awful Alphabet is no ordinary alphabet book but it is 100% a labour of love from Josh and I!...

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Shop Local: Valentine’s Inspired Looks

Shop Local: Valentine’s Inspired Looks

Wondering what to wear this Valentine’s Day? This is never an easy question to answer, but we were lucky enough to pair with local fashion shops SixtySix and Stitch & Stone to bring you our favourite Valentine’s Day outfits! Whether you’re planning on having a cozy night in during our current snowpocalypse, or heading out for a night of music and dancing, we’ve got you covered. Look One: Coffee and Tea  A simple blouse with a blazer or cardigan is perfect for a low-key (yet still romantic) coffee date. We paired our look with Toms ankle boots and dark...

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Get Hot and Nerdy This Valentine’s Day with Sudbury Burlesque

Get Hot and Nerdy This Valentine’s Day with Sudbury Burlesque

Over the last couple years Sudbury Burlesque has been raising our temperatures with their risqué and clever routines. Their shows ranging in theme from 90’s to High on Mount Olympus have given us a wide range of titillating performances. Get ready to wipe the steam from those bottle cap lenses and get the spinach out of those braces as this time Sudbury Burlesque takes on all things not so cool with Talk Nerdy to Me! With a plated meal, burlesque performances and a DJ dance party to follow this the perfect Valentine’s Day date for the lovable dork in...

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Spotify Playlist: Love Jams

Spotify Playlist: Love Jams

It’s February, which means that there’s some unwritten rule that everything must be love themed, and I’m not enough of a free thinker to break trend. Also, everyone loves a good love song. Whether or not you’re in a relationship, everyone feels this ridiculous pressure to experience romance on Valentine’s Day, and inevitability those expectations are rarely met and make everyone feel down as hell. This year I propose that you do what I usually end up doing on Valentines Day: get drunk by myself and dance and sing along to music in the ~romantic~ ambiance of candlelight and...

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Three Things You Should Know about Music and Film In Motion

Three Things You Should Know about Music and Film In Motion

Music and Film in Motion (MFM) is Sudbury’s go-to place for information on film production in the north. A division of Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION), MFM works to support all media productions, from feature films to music videos, shot right here in northern Ontario. They are heavily involved in the Sudbury community, hosting workshops for media artists, marketing local films and creations, and planning public events. “The goal for everything MFM does when it comes to the film and music industries is geared towards the overall promotion of the healthy and sustainable growth of all Northern Ontario’s cultural...

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LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER WITH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

LIVEN UP YOUR WINTER WITH BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

Maybe you’ve got an adventurous side or maybe you’re more of a wallflower. At the Banff Mountain Film Festival there’s no need to decide! On Friday January 22nd join Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program as they host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a one day only event featuring the best in adventure documentaries. Coming off the heels of the 9 day Banff Mountain Film Festival earlier this fall the World Tour brings stories of profound journeys, unexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe to fans in...

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Fashion FYI: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts! Stay Cozy with Northern Smittens

Fashion FYI: Warm Hands, Warm Hearts! Stay Cozy with Northern Smittens

Meet Josée Huard, the craftiest lady we know! Josée is the creator of Northern Smittens, a handmade mittens company originating from North Bay. We’re smitten with these mittens ourselves, and can assure you that they will keep you toasty and warm through countless northern winters. Read on to find out Josée’s incredible story! How did the idea for Northern Smittens begin? During Christmas in 2011, a few of my girlfriends and I decided to do a gift exchange; the only rule was that our gifts had to be handmade. After I gave it some thought I decided to make...

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