Arts & Culture


Sudbury Music Spotlight: Dominica Frometa

Sudbury Music Spotlight: Dominica Frometa

You may remember Dominica Frometa and her amazing voice from out #GirlPower event this spring! But, you have got to check out her story about her first big high school performance at age 15 and where her singing career has taken her (including to a stadium of 16,000 people)! Read our interview with Dominica below. When did you discover your passion for singing? Do you have someone or something that has been your biggest musical influence?  I have always had a love for singing and performing in my heart – that is for sure! But my passion was ignited...

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Margoland: Bringing the Big Nickel to the Big Screen

Margoland: Bringing the Big Nickel to the Big Screen

We recently heard about a new film being created by two fourth year film students at Ryerson University that happens to feature none other than our own hometown! We were able to chat with Margoland’s director and co-writer Sarah Simone, and the film’s co-writer and producer, Sarah Quan, about the story behind Margoland and what it was like to film up north! Behind the Scenes photo credit: Kevin Huang Tell us about yourselves! What do you do, and how did you get started in the Canadian film industry? Sarah Quan: My name is Sarah Quan, and I’m a filmmaker...

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GEEK OUT THIS WEEKEND WITH GRAPHIC CON

GEEK OUT THIS WEEKEND WITH GRAPHIC CON

Fandoms unite, this weekend Graphic Con, the North’s biggest con experience coming to the Sudbury Arena for one day only Saturday June 10th! Last year the con broke its attendance record with an astonishing 5000 in attendance! Proving once and for all the geek culture is strong in Northern Ontario! Presented by Launch Pad Creative and Greater Sudbury Public Library this team of super heroes are committed to bringing the full convention experience to Northerners, promoting literacy through the fun and fantasy that can only be found in the world of comic books – and all for an accessible...

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NLFB ADDS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND FULL SCHEDULE

NLFB ADDS EVEN MORE ENTERTAINMENT AND FULL SCHEDULE

Nostalgia abound as NLFB get ready to kick off its 46th Sudbury summer July 6-9th! The crew behind the festival magical is extending this year’s celebration with an added bonus day of music on Thursday July 6th featuring headlining performer Buffy Sainte-Marie in a multiplatform cultural celebration! Festival headliners over the rest of the weekend include Yukon Blonde, A Tribe Called Red and Whitehorse, this is a lineup you don’t want to miss and there’s plenty more to discover once you hit the festival grounds! Since they’re initial line up announcement a few weeks ago NLFB has let slip...

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LA BRUNANTE ROCKS FOR A 24th YEAR!

LA BRUNANTE ROCKS FOR A 24th YEAR!

May 27th, the crew at La nuit sur l’etang were back at College Boreal with the 24th annual La Brunante. Three groups took to the stage in a competition for young Franco-Ontarian artists. Cinq à Sept, made up of students from É.S.C. l’Horizon kicked things off and played in front of a crowd filled with Valley East residents as well as l’Horizon students and teachers. They received a standing ovation after their third song. Les Bergers were next up, fronted by lead singer Josée. These 8 students from É. S. C. L’Escale had great chemistry, getting into some hard...

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Here Comes the Sun Spring Handmade Market

Here Comes the Sun Spring Handmade Market

If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow, we suggest checking out Here Comes the Sun Spring Handmade Market hosted by Makers North at the Laurentian School of Architecture! Makers North’s aim is to support our handmade community through events and help makers showcase their work. We spoke with the organizers to find out more about Makers North, their upcoming market and their new Emerging Maker Program! Tell us a bit about Makers North. Julieanne: Makers North was started by Tracy Baker and I as a way to support our handmade community in Northern Ontario. We create events that celebrate...

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HEATHER TOPP: LIVID HERE | LIVIDE ICI

HEATHER TOPP: LIVID HERE | LIVIDE ICI

“She is an important feminist artist and educator, a significant inspiration for other artists both as a senior artist and as a community builder,” says Demetra Christakos, Director.  That’s right!  Sudbury’s artist Heather Topp is currently showcasing her Livid Here exhibition at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until July 9th, 2017.  This exhibition incorporates papier-mâché figures, handbuilt ceramic sculpture in stoneware, paintings and drawings. Topp has presented 15 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 65 exhibitions since locating to Sudbury.  Topp has been creating art for more than 50 years and each exposition assembled seeks to create a...

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YES THEATRE HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

YES THEATRE HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

YES Theatre has been entertaining us here in Sudbury for years and will be going into its 8th production this summer with Billy Elliot. Last week at their annual spring fundraising gala at the Caruso Club the troupe treated us to some exciting news about the direction of the company in the coming years. Known for bringing audiences unique theatre experiences and contemporary musicals with big productions this ambitious young cast is dedicated to further enhancing Northern Ontario’s profile in the arts community. Canadian theatre is experiencing a renaissance and YES Theatre is determined to make Sudbury a part...

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UP HERE TEASES WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

UP HERE TEASES WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

Up Here is geared up to turn Downtown Sudbury into an immersive dreamscape once again! For a third year the fest will get to work beautifying our city with guest muralists visiting to bestow our bare walls with one of a kind pieces of art and buzzworthy shows from an eclectic group of performs of all genres. You want art installations? Check! You want multiple venues to choose from for shows? Check! You want surprise pop-up shows? Check! You want to have the absolute best time with people who love Sudbury as much as you? DOUBLE CHECK! Be there...

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KAHA: WI DANCE THEATRE BRINGS US THE HONOURING AT STC

KAHA: WI DANCE THEATRE BRINGS US THE HONOURING AT STC

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with the Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre’s latest production, The Honouring!  Commemorate this beautiful country’s First Nations warriors of the War of 1812 through a fascinating mix of dance and theatre production.  That’s right – Canadian history will come alive and hit the STC stage on May 12th and 13th.  Tickets are available online and we can assure you that you will not want to miss out on this multi-disciplinary performance. In celebration of Canada 150, STC’s mandate this season is to bring Canadian stories and voices to the stage right here in Sudbury.  The Honouring will...

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