Dirty Grace Concert: Thursday, July 4th

 

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One of BC’s most intriguing up-and-coming bands, Dirty Grace will play at the Silverton Gallery on Thursday, July 4th.  With musicians  Marley Daemon (vocals, piano, accordion), Jesse Thom (vocals, electronics, percussion), and Betty Supple (vocals, piano, mandolin, guitar), Dirty Grace claims they are “the only Canadian band that helps everyone in the room feel just naked enough to see each other clearly”.  They sing great harmony, apocalyptic folk songs and ‘beat-box incantations’. Mix in a bit of meditative ritual and interactive clowning, for an emotion and feet- moving experience. This is the kind of show you might see on a whim, and then wish you had brought along everyone you love.  

“I, Claudia” One-woman hit play, with Lynn van Deursen

Saturday, June 15th @ 7:30 pm  – Tickets $12 at the door.

 Recommended  age  PG 13

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 “I, Claudia” by Kristen Thomson starring Lynn van Deursen is coming to the Silverton Gallery!  A touching play about life’s many struggles as seen through the eyes of four delightful characters, especially those of 13 year old Claudia.  One act, one actor, four masks, formidable theatre.

Claudia is an official pre-teen, still reeling from her parents’ divorce.  Her father is getting re-married, she has a science fair IMG_1492project coming due, and she is in the physical and emotional throes of puberty.  Finding refuge in the basement of her school, Claudia discovers the pain at the centre of her brimming child’s heart.  Some important adults in Claudia’s life; her grandfather, her father’s new girlfriend, and the school custodian, help shed light on her situation.

Portrayed by a single actor (Lynn van Deursen) the four IMG_1463characters are brought to life with the help of four distinctive masks beautifully hand crafted by Robin Wiltse.  This charming one act play blends the humorous and the painful aspects of life’s struggles with authentic language expertly written by Ms. Thomson and delightfully portrayed by Ms. van Deursen.

 “I, Claudia” was the winner of the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play.

“with lines and moments that are hilariously funny, totally unexpected and unimpeachably true” The National Post 

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Lynn studied theatre at the University of Victoria in the 1980’s. She toured Vancouver Island with The Shakespeare Plus Players before working back stage and front of house for City Stage Theatre in Vancouver.  She moved to the Kootenays in 1995 to pursue her biggest role to date; that of being a wife and mother.  In recent years Lynn has performed in “Appearances” with Amber Byatt, “The MacOddo” with all of Argenta, “Harvest” with Gary Schneider, and “Becky’s New Car” with half of Kaslo.  

In between shows, Lynn spends her working hours managing the office at Boards by George Lumber in Meadow Creek.  She has also had the pleasure of performing in Jim van Horn’s Co-op Radio fundraisers called “The History of Country Music” for two years running and looks forward to the next one at the Capital Theatre in October.  Last May was her first crack at a solo show with “I, Claudia” at the Langham theatre in Kaslo which went over very well to two sold out very appreciative crowds.  Lynn couldn’t do any of this without the support & talent of her husband Paul, who builds the sets and does the sound & lights for all her shows. She is very excited to be re-mounting the production and thrilled to be able to share it with all her Kootenay neighbours.

 

Lindsey Walker in Concert May 16th

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Lindsey Walker is a celebrated musician, an accomplished songwriter, a well-known comedienne  from Edmonton. As part of her BC tour, she will play the Silverton Gallery on Thursday, May 16th at 7:00 pm.  Admission by Donation.  Please read on about her debut album Our Glory.

Prairie Songstress Releases Debut EP and Delves Into the Deep Emotional Dark of Pickton’s Sordid Legacy 

 EDMONTON – April 3, 2013) – An ode to an aunt she will never know, Edmonton-based songstress Lindsey Walker has set out to release her debut EP in dedication to her aunt. The album’s title track, Our Glory, commemorates the missing women of East Vancouver and traces Walker’s own emotional journey of discovering her own aunt had been missing for more than 20 years, a suspected victim of infamous serial killer Robert Pickton.

 “I will never forget the moment I realized my aunt – my own flesh and blood – was a suspected victim of the Pickton murders,” says Walker. “I found a police poster online with her photo which read ‘missing since 1993.’ Twenty years. She was only 27 years old when she went missing. In that instant, I knew I had to dedicate myself to learning as much as I could about East Vancouver as well as the missing women. Her name was everywhere.”  It wasn’t consciously planned to have Our Glory released 20 years after the disappearance of her aunt, but Walker believes that it was all meant to happen this way. “So many strange coincidences have come along with this album. I feel that my aunt, Gloria is around during this whole process. It’s pretty magical.”

For more information, please visit www.lindseywalkerband.com

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THE FANTASTICKS Saturday, May 25th 7pm

 

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Nakusp’s Mirror Theater with director Janet Royko, have taken on the production of a well-known musical , The Fantasticks, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones.  Two fathers try to trick their children into falling in love and marrying, by pretending to feud. The youngsters discover their fathers’ plot and the adventure continues…

The show’s original off-Broadway production first was staged in 1960,and ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world’s longest-running musical. The Fantasticks is re-mounted by community theatres approximately  250 times per year, with a scaled down cast and sets.  Don’t miss this classic production with all your favourite local performers!

students:  $6, seniors $8, adults $10

 

THE CROMOLI BROTHERS RETURN! MAY 11TH, 7:30 PM

CROMOLI 4 SUPREME LEADER    

Written and performed by Lucas Myers and special guests                                                                                                                             

Tickets 10$ at the door – Doors open 7:00, showtime: 7:30pm                         

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The Time has come.   After recent events in the world infrastructure and global economy caused by grotesque greed and power hungry jerk pants ,the Cromoli Brothers have decided that enough is enough. They have decided to take matters into their own hands and are officially announcing their bid to become Supreme Leaders of the World. Who better to lead us into a new age of peace and good times than the fun loving Dynamic Vaudeville Duo.The Cromoli Brothers? No one’s better!  They will be spreading their message during a Kootenay Tour which will be making a stop at the Silverton Art Gallery on May 11th at 7:30 PM.    They will reveal their platform and discuss, with the help of a ukulele and various other small hand-held instruments, what makes them the RIGHT CHOICE to bring our entire world into a more peaceful, happier, and brighter future with less human suffering and cholesterol.

VOTE ONCE, VOTE OFTEN, VOTE CROMOLI!

 

BLACK ANGELS ON APRIL 23rd

La Cafamore String Quartet will bring Black Angels to the Silverton Memorial Hall on April 23rd.    Doors: 7,  Show 7:30. Admission by donation.

Their concert  will consist of two famous pieces that examine the theme of death:  Black Angels: Thirteen images from the Dark Land by American avant-garde composer George Crumb, and Death and the Maiden by 17th century Austrian composer, Franz Schubert.

Black Angelsis notable for its unconventional instrumentation, which calls for electric string instruments, crystal glasses, and two suspended tam-tam gongs.Crumb was inspired by experimental atonal piano music of the 60’s for this work, and meant for it to explore the world’s religious strife of his time.   The piece has been championed by the Kronos quartet, and was featured in the sound track of the movie “The Exorcist”.

The String Quartet No. 14 in D minor known as Death and the Maiden, is one of the pillars of the chamber music repertoire. Composed in 1824, after the composer suffered through a serious illness and realized that he was dying, it is Schubert’s testament to death. The quartet is named for the theme of the second movement, which Schubert took from a song he wrote in 1817 of the same title.

La Cafamore Quartet

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The members of La Cafamore are all accomplished musicians who studied in top music programs and are involved with various symphony orchestras throughout western Canada.  Cellist Jeff Faragher is currently music and artistic director of the Symphony of the Kootenays and tours extensively throughout Western Canada with Keri Lynn Zwicker and Harp Rouge;  First Violinist, Carolyn Cameron  has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, The Regina Symphony and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestras; Second Violinist, Angela Snyder has been a member of the Banff Centre Chamber orchestra, and the Saskatoon Symphony; Violist, Alexis More is a member of the Symphony of the Kootenays and teaches Violin, Viola and Cello in Nelson, Castlegar and the Slocan Valley.

 La Cafamore String quartet delighted the audience at the Gallery in May 2012, and Jeff Faragher, cellist of La Cafamore also dazzled us with his cello playing in November 2012 with Harp Rouge at Memorial Hall

Sponsored by Slocan Lake Gallery Society – Funded by BC Arts Council (BCAC)