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Choral Rhapsody features 12 choirs

November
18
,
2015
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The 18th Annual Choral Rhapsody of Christmas takes place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., at Sagebrush Theatre. The concert is a free community event sponsored by the City of Kamloops’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Though admission is...

The sorrow of Sibelius with a limited acoustic

November
15
,
2015
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The sonic splendour of early-modern composer Jean Sibelius lit the stage at Sagebrush Theatre Saturday as an emerging Canadian violinist proved himself equal to the virtuosic challenge of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47. Mark Djokic, a...

Kamloops band in Brazil for metal 'attack'

November
13
,
2015
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A mostly Kamloops quartette of heavy metal rockers are in Brazil waiting to take the stage Saturday for what could be a pivotal night in their careers. But it’s not about crossing the divide into mainstream respectability, says the...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Andrea Motis

November
7
,
2015
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SOMETIMES when you’re just browsing through youtube music you come across a talent that you didn’t know existed.  Such was the case the other day when I came across a young lady named Andrea Motis.  She sings, she plays...

Celebrated violinist plays famous concerto

November
7
,
2015
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Kamloops Symphony returns to Sagebrush Theatre Saturday, Nov. 14, for the first of its Masterworks Series, featuring works by the popular Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.  The symphony showcases three works by Sibelius: Finlandia, the Violin...

Pair of Juno winners perform this month

November
5
,
2015
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A pair of two-time Juno-winning bands booked into Kamloops Thursday for separate show dates — Bahamas and Dan Mangan. It was only a few years ago when Vancouver-based Mangan was a solo singer/songwriter playing the cafe circuit in the B.C....

Power Choir welcomes new voices

October
27
,
2015
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Kamloops Power Choir is singing out for more, more singers who just want to have fun, that is. The drop-in, audition-free choir is priming the pipes for a late fall performance. They welcome new voices and stipulate that no experience is...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Jimmy Smith

October
24
,
2015
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THIS WEEK on Richmond and All That Jazz a name that many of you have probably never heard of, Jimmy Smith. The boss cat of the Hammond Organ, a B-3, of course. A terrific talent who played with many of the great jazz musicians of his...

Great Big Sea founder coming to Kamloops

October
6
,
2015
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A founding member of Great Big Sea will be touring the B.C. Interior next month and will make a stop in Kamloops. Sean McCann will play St. Andrews on the Square — the intimate venue for several previous concerts brought in by Entertainment...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Erroll Garner

October
3
,
2015
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FOR THIS edition of RAATJ I have chosen a piano player who was totally self taught, could not read music, yet had a unique style of playing that is unmistakeable.  You only have to hear the first few notes of a piece and you know its Erroll...