Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Exclusive!

Not jazz but folk my other music passion.
This handsome man is Ben Harper - he is doing a special concert at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival on Wednesday August 4th - the Wednesday evening headliner event is a new addition - before the festival officially kicks off the next night. You may think that's a long time away and you shouldn't be concerned about tickets yet - but guess again....Folk Fest is extremely popular....P.S. the concert is a fundraiser.
For more info visit http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/. Thank you Richard Stuart, my dearest friend.
Went to an interesting meeting about the improvements to our own Fort York - which I can see from the condo window...they're putting in a smashing new visitor centre and other improvements to coincide with the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Louise Pitre read accounts of that time - love her (great job in the Toxic Avenger Louise) - Louise also hails from my hometown Welland. The effervescent Olivia Chow our MP for Trinity Spadina was there - I am proud to have her "represent" - the evening concept was her idea. There were cookies and beverages (baking made onsite) and NFB shorts including the moving "Robes of War" and the delightful cartoon "From Far Away" and in the inspiring "Rosies of the North" - about WWII era women building planes in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) and making us proud...I read a novel based on those endeavours recently - "The Factory Voice".
All in all exciting developments - suffice to say the groundhog homes are also still alive and well. It's pretty special to have such a historic site so close - I am hoping to suggest having more music and other events to bring the community in when the brainstorming session happens in May.
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