Friday, December 28, 2012

Lord of the Dance In Kingston This January

Coming to the K-Rock Centre January 29, 2013

Be dazzled, once more, by the Irish dance spectacle Lord of the Dance, returning to the in Kingston for one performance only.

Sixteen years ago, Michael Flatley created and launched Lord of the Dance; today, it is selling out arenas and theatres as the world’s highest grossing Irish dance show. Generations of audiences - more than 60 million people from 68 countries - have seen Lord of the Dance. 

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Speaking about the show’s updates, Flatley says, “We have fresh wardrobes and an exciting new set featuring elements from the successful international tour I performed in last year – we sold out more than 20 dates in the UK. Fans will see technological highlights like video incorporated into an LED wall, as well as a number of changes to the overall lighting and set designs.” 

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Flatley, who retired from dancing in 2011, is Artistic Director of Lord of the Dance and oversees all aspects of the production. “We are really excited to introduce our fans to the new visual experience that compliments our show.” Flatley added that new interest in dancing sparked by primetime shows like “Dancing with the Stars” has fans anxious to see more Lord of the Dance style shows. '

Flatley was a special guest on “Dancing with the Stars” in the seventh season and performed on the show in 2007 and 2008. A 2012 Valentine’s Day tour launch is merely coincidence, but is fitting since an integral part of the show is a love story between the two main characters. “Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on Irish folklore that brings a romantic and passionate love story to life,” says Flatley. 

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The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. “Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm,” says Flatley. “Fans can expect 21 scenes of precision dancing, dramatic music, new colorful wardrobes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.” 

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kingston Students Get To Attend Sir John A. Macdonald Play!

Courtesy of Former Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams 

Hundreds of Kingston and area students will be receiving an entertaining and educational Christmas present thanks to a former Premier of Newfoundland Danny Williams, who led his province as Premier from 2003 until 2010, has made a substantial personal donation to SALON Theatre’s Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission play project.
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Students extend their appreciation to Danny Williams.  
“He only made one condition,” said Ryan Zade, Associate Director of the Commission,” and it is one we are enthusiastically able to meet. Mr. Williams asked that his donation be used so that as many young people as possible can attend our play, Sir John, Eh? The Musical, on Saturday January 12 at the historic Grand Theatre on Princess Street. As a result, we are declaring that day “Danny Williams Day” in Kingston.”
At KCHC Pathways to Education on Weller Avenue Program Manager Wendy Vuyk, whose group was the first one contacted by the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission upon receipt of the good news from Newfoundland, says youth in her program were thrilled to learn that a distinguished national leader is one of their new supporters.
“Our student participants and their families are more than excited,” she said. “All of us are looking forward to attending Sir John, Eh? The Musical, on January 12, Danny Williams Day in Kingston. What a generous and moving gesture this is on the part of Mr. Williams.”
Local philanthropist James Brown has generously agreed to provide the busses to bring the Pathways to Education youth to the Grand Theatre. Area Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, participants of Immigrant Services of Kingston and Area Youth Group and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area will also attend this special matinee of the play, again courtesy of Danny Williams.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Tragically Hip Performs in Kingston in New Year

Monday February 4th, 2013 at Krock Centre 

Award winning and heralded band, The Tragically Hip will embark on a cross-Canada tour beginning in Cranbrook, BC on January 19th with special guests Arkells. The band will also return to their roots with a live performance in Kingston at the K-Rock Centre. Tickets went on sale Friday, October 19th; do you have yours? 

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The tour announcement follows the October 2nd release of the band’s 13th studio album, Now For Plan A. The first two singles from the album, ‘At Transformation’ and ‘Streets Ahead’ dominated Canadian summer airwaves and continue to gain recognition. 

Critically acclaimed for over two decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist for evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivalled in this country. 

A five-piece group of friends including Robby Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Hip has achieved the enviable status of a band that enjoys both mass popularity with over 8 million albums sold worldwide, as well as peer recognition through 11 Juno Awards from more than a dozen recordings. 

The group released their first album, The Tragically Hip, in 1987 and have since released thirteen studio albums, earning two diamond certifications and over twenty #1 hits. Known for their powerful, energetic live performances, The Hip have established a demanding concert itinerary, touring extensively in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Save The Date: Sir John Eh? The Musical This January!

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A brand new, first class, main stage production of SALON Acting Company’s classic hit musical comedy about a band of young musicians who encounter the ghosts of Sir John A. MacDonald and his first wife, Isabella, on a summer night in Cataraqui Cemetery. 

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A ghost story, a love story, a rollicking comedy, a tale of scandal and great achievement – not without tears. The story of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s founding prime minister, warts and all. 

Presented by the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission as part of Sir John A.’s 198th birthday celebrations. 

From now until December 15th, buy a pair of tickets and get 15% off when you use the promo code HOHOHOFWS. Makes a great holiday gift for those-hard-to-buy for people on your list.  

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