Arts & Culture


SCIENCE NORTH IMAX®: The Next Generation

Last month, Science North’s IMAX® Theatre was closed for some pretty awesome upgrades. The theatre reopened February 6, 2016, with the world’s most state-of-the-art advanced cinema technology–IMAX with Laser, the third of its kind in Canada (after ScotiaBank Theatre in Toronto and TELUS World of Science in Edmonton). With this new laser system, Science North’s IMAX Theatre can now offer the best cinematic programming for their documentaries and feature-length films. Before the transition from film to digital, they were only able to screen 5-7 documentaries every year but now they can screen anywhere from 30 to 40 films a......

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STC Plays it Hot and Cold with the Romeo Initiative

STC has got something different in store with their newest production of The Romeo Initiative. Part romantic comedy, part spy thriller – and you thought your love life was complicated! As the theatre’s 44th season comes to a close this newest production is just another example of the entertaining, thrilling, and thought-provoking work we’ve come to expect. Sometimes you need a little drama in your life, why not leave it to the pros at STC? Tell us about the Romeo Initiative. A finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Award, The Romeo Initiative is part romantic comedy, part spy thriller.......

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Add a Little twig + SPARK Into Your Life!

Katie Morrow is a graphic designer, outdoor enthusiast, and Canadian adventurer. She is also the girl behind twig + SPARK, a new nature-inspired brand and Etsy shop carrying everything from adventure inspired greeting cards to jewellery. Her whimsical designs come from her love of crafting and being surrounded by nature, which can be seen in all of her products, including tree stump coasters and paracord earrings. We talked to Katie to find out more about twig + SPARK! When did you decide that you wanted to create and share your ideas with others? I think I’ve always been a......

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A Walk for Syria: High Fashion for a Cause

On February 26th, WUSC Laurentian hosted a one of a kind event at the university. Two Syrian refugee students will be attending the school in Fall 2016, and Yvonne Udowa; committee member, resident fashionista and blogger, decided that a fashion show would be the perfect way for WUSC Laurentian to support them. Read on to find out more about A Walk for Syria! Can you tell us a little bit about what motivated you to organize A Walk for Syria? Who will benefit from this event, and how will this fashion show help support the cause? A Walk for......

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R&B Artist Tessa is About to Take a Big Step With USA Tour

Sudbury raised artist Tessa has been working hard on new music after relocating to Toronto in 2013. Finally, her hard work is paying off as she is about to embark on a US Tour including stops at SXSW and ending at a showcase event in Tampa. Locally you might recognize Tessa from her years lending her voice to YES Theatre including her role as Mary Magdalene in their sold-out production of Jesus Christ Superstar. We got in touch with Tessa and got all the details on her music including her upcoming tour, EP, and how you can help her......

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Ezzy Lynn: Saving Animals One Scrunchie At a Time

Best known for their stylish scrunchies and hair accessories, Ezzy Lynn is a Canadian fashion and accessory brand that supports global endangered species by donating proceeds from each item sold to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF). When I first chatted with Ezzy Lynn founders Sonja, Samantha, and Bianca in 2014, they had made 16 animal adoptions. Now, they are at nearly 150! Find out how these three powerful entrepreneurs are continuing to change the fashion world and save endangered species, one scrunchie at a time. For our readers who are new to Ezzy Lynn, can you please tell us......

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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

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

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

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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