Wrestling event to feature performer from Eston

Hollywood Dusty Adonis will take part in a show on Nov. 9 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley

Wrestling event to feature performer from EstonKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Hollywood Dusty Adonis (HDA) of Eston is preparing for a return to the ring. He will be performing in one week at an wrestling event in Kindersley. The local wrestler is in a show on Nov. 9 at the Elks Hall in Kindersley. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.…

Eatonia trade show returns after year off

Fifty-four vendor booths and eight craft tables have been booked so far. And there’s still time to book space

Eatonia trade show returns after year offBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Eatonia Fall Trade Show returns this month after taking a one-year hiatus. An organizer says there is still room for a couple of vendors. The community’s 29th annual Fall Trade Show takes place at the Eatonia Arena on Oct. 20, and the day starts with a pancake breakfast…

Is intolerance doing permanent damage to artistic integrity?

Special interest groups demanding a say in casting choices flies in the face of diversity and freedom of expression

Is intolerance doing permanent damage to artistic integrity?Visiting the Globe Theatre in London, England, is an unforgettable experience. When viewing the modest grounds and realizing that the ‘groundlings’ – the people in the cheap seats – were sometimes privileged to see original Shakespeare plays, it brings home the long and important history of the performing arts. On our tour of the theatre,…

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learning

Students must develop mastery over technique before they can experiment, if the experiment is to have any shape or meaning

Remembering memorization, the cornerstone of learningThe smartest man I’ve ever met had a mind like a high-definition camera. Everything he viewed played on his mind with crystal clarity. He memorized the baseball statistics in the morning paper. A guilty pleasure, he said. He also had a library of poetry memorized. When he lectured, he pulled references, allusions and lines from…

Funny, original play presented in Kerrobert

The three friends do all the things that drive people crazy at a theatre, including flossing during the movie

Funny, original play presented in KerrobertKenneth Brown of The Crossroads There was plenty of laughter abound in Kerrobert last weekend when the Prairieland Players presented an original play to audiences on three nights. The theatre group presented a comedy titled Meet Me at the Lux to crowds from April 26-28 at the Prairieland Community Centre (PCC). The shows on Friday…

No Body Like Jimmy on local stage

Plenty and District Community Players offer comedy with plenty of humour – and a body

No Body Like Jimmy on local stageKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The latest theatre production by the Plenty and District Community Players has brought death to life on stage in an interesting and oblivious manner. The theatre group performed its rendition of a play called No Body Like Jimmy, written by Burton Bumgarner, over three nights on April 20-22 at the…

Eatonia Oasis Players return to the stage

Three performances of the comedy Suite Surrender planned for the Eatonia Community Hall from Jan. 25 to 27

Eatonia Oasis Players return to the stageKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The Eatonia Oasis Players are preparing for their first production in five years and there are still tickets available for one or two of the group’s performances. The theatre group is doing three performances at the Eatonia Community Hall from Jan. 25 to 27. The Oasis Players will present their…

Stratford offers cultural and culinary feasts

From world-class theatre to fine food to fascinating history to micro breweries and distilleries, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this southwest Ontario city

Stratford offers cultural and culinary feastsMy favourite summer visit is Stratford, in southwest Ontario. It's an inviting locale with culture, fine food, history and world-class theatre. Stratford Festival musicals are a prime source of revenue, and with H.M.S. Pinafore at the Avon Theatre and Guys and Dolls at the Festival Theatre, artistic director Anthony Cimolino has added two more winners…