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Without reaching out to young people, there's no way the more than four-decades-old Northern Lights Festival Boréal will last another 40 years, said the festival's director, Max Merrifield.That's the idea behind bringing in more groups that appeal to a youthful demographic to perform at the festival, which runs July 4-6 at at the Bell Park amphitheatre.Festival organi...

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Apr 15, 2014

Venerable music festival reaches out to youth

Tokyo Police Club is the Friday headliner at the 2014 edition of Northern Lights Festival Boreal. Supplied photo.

Without reaching out to young people, there's no way the more than four-decades-old Northern Lights ...

Apr 11, 2014

By popular demand: STC extends 'Avenue Q' run to May 16

Answer the call to hilarity. These are not Jim Henson's muppets. The Avenue Q puppets promise in-your-face wackiness — for adults only. Photo by Arron Pickard

If you’ve run into a big furry monster who spends most of his time surfing the Internet for porn, yo...

Apr 11, 2014

Acting in the blood for Wilcox kids

 Sudbury siblings JR Wilcox (centre) and Catherine Wilcox are two of the stars of October 30th: All Hallows Eve, filmed in Sault Ste. Marie last fall. Supplied photo.

For the Wilcox kids, show business comes naturally — it's in their blood.When their mom, Tammy-lynn ...

Apr 10, 2014

A celebration of guitars

See the Sudbury Guitar Trio perform at the 12th annual Guitars Alive concert April 12. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Guitar Trio headlines the 12th annual Guitars Alive concert April 12.The trio was formed...

Apr 10, 2014

The world is Shane Philip's inspiration

Shane Philip will play at the Speakeasy on Durham Street starting at 10 p.m. May 1. Supplied photo.

Musician Shane Philip, who plays at the Speakeasy on Durham Street starting at 10 p.m. May 1, uses t...

Apr 09, 2014

Marida Mohammed still in the kitchen

Marida Mohammed, who is originally from Sudbury, is in the running for the MasterChef Canada title. Supplied photo.

Sudbury native Marida Mohammed is still in the kitchen.She's now made it to the top five in episodes...

Apr 08, 2014

Sudbury shares what makes our city BitterSweet

This year there’s a twist to Cambrian College’s annual Graphic Design graduate student show that will run throughout April.The exhibit, BitterSweet, is the product of collaboration between g...

Apr 07, 2014

Help! Woman catches couple's engagement on smart phone

 Yvonne Audette caught this couple's engagement on her smart phone. Now she's trying to figure out who they are. Supplied photo.

At around 3 p.m. April 6, Yvonne Audette dropped by an area in Capreol known locally as the “broken ...

Apr 07, 2014

Lululemon set to open Sudbury 'pop-up'

Local Lululemon Athletica fans are in luck. The upscale yoga retailer is opening a Sudbury pop-up store. Supplied photo.

Upscale yoga wear retailer Lululemon Athletica has announced it is opening what it calls a “pop-up” ...

Apr 06, 2014

Youth orchestra explores Rock and Roll's early days

The Sudbury Youth Orchestra's “For Those About to Rock” concert takes place April 13 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew's Place. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury Youth Orchestra's April 13 concert, “For Those About to Rock,” takes the audience on a j...

Apr 06, 2014

'La Bohème' on a Sudbury stage

Renowned melodies, bold harmonies and fine stagecraft combine in a story of passionate young love set in early 20th century Paris. La Slague presents Puccini’s opera 'La Bohème' in a Jeuness...

Apr 04, 2014

Local songwriter hopes for nationwide radio airtime

Local singer-songwriter Sean Barrette's single, “Cool Side of the Pillow,” was recently revamped by famed producer Alan Glass. Supplied photo.

Local singer-songwriter Sean Barrette has been on something of a roll lately.Last summer, he release...

Apr 04, 2014

Nerves of steel on display at Kiwanis festival

First-year Cambrian College music performance student Shelby Delarosbil was one of the competitors in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury. Photo by Heidi Ulrichsen.

Eight-year-old Josh Kim said it was pretty nerve-wracking to play cello on stage at the 69th annual ... Video: Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury

Apr 04, 2014

Teen comes out of shell to find musical success

Grade 12 École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier student Martine Fortin, 17, has won multiple awards for her original French-language compositions. Photo by Arron Pickard.

Martine Fortin admits to being a shy girl who doesn't really like to draw attention to herself. That... Video: Martine Fortin

Apr 03, 2014

Chelmsford Curves clients feed the hungry

The clients at the Chelmsford Curves brought in more than 1,000 pounds of food during a recent food drive. Supplied photo.

The Chelmsford Curves is a bit crowded these days, with boxes and cans of non-perishable food, but J...

Apr 03, 2014

Tickets on sale for YES Theatre's 2014 season

After the success of its 2013 staging of Jesus Chris Superstar, YES Theatre is bringing the production back for 2014. File photo.

Tickets are on sale now for YES Theatre's 2014 productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “In the H...

Apr 03, 2014

Easter eggs, GPS and nature

The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area holds its Earth Day EGG-Stravaganza event April 12. Supplied photo.

The Easter Bunny is hopping by the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area early this year to hide some eg...

Apr 03, 2014

'Avenue Q' is 'Sesame Street meets South Park'

Avenue Q hits the Sudbury Theatre Centre stage April 24, and runs until May 11. Supplied photo.

The naughty Broadway musical "Avenue Q" hits the Sudbury Theatre Centre stage April 24, and runs unt...

Apr 02, 2014

Teen seeks sponsors to support year in France

Lockerby Composite School Giorgia Apolloni will be spending the next school year in France as part of a Rotary exchange. She needs to raise about $7,000 to support her stay in the country. Supplied photo.

Sixteen-year-old Giorgia Apolloni said she can hardly wait until August, when she'll be leaving Cana...

Apr 02, 2014

Author's lecture explores women and alcoholism

Author Ann Dowsett Johnston will present a talk on the intimate relationship between women and alcohol April 8. Supplied photo.

Author Ann Dowsett Johnston will present a talk on the intimate relationship between women and alcoh...

Apr 02, 2014

Move to Latin rhythms at spring dance

Toronto's Orquesta Fantasia will perform at the local Hispanic-American Association's Latin Spring Dance April 5. Supplied photo.

The city's Hispanic-American Association presents its Latin Spring Dance April 5.The event, which be...

Apr 02, 2014

'Choir of one' to play Speakeasy April 4

 Toronto musician Kira May plays at the Speakeasy on Durham Street April 4. Supplied photo.

Toronto musician Kira May plays at the Speakeasy on Durham Street April 4.May has been described as ...

Apr 01, 2014

Meet Madagascar's lemurs in new IMAX film

The Ring-Tailed Lemur is just one of the species of lemur featured in the new IMAX movie, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D. The film opens at  Science North's IMAX theatre this weekend. Supplied photo.

Science North is one of only four places in Canada where Warner Bros. new IMAX movie, "Island of Lem... Video: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D

Apr 01, 2014

Hockey song winner headlines Springfest

Springfest raises funds for the Out Of The Cold hot meal program. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated. Tickets are $37.50 inclusive and can be purchased by calling Bob at 705-523-6200 or emailing bobbale@sympatico.ca.

The fourth annual Springfest concert promises to be a triple bill of top drawer Canadian talent. The...

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