Author: Jeff Jones

TV legend takes the Georgian stage

Television icon and winner of seven Emmys, Ed Asner is bringing his new play, A Man and His Prostate, to the Georgian Theatre. Asner is a legendary presence onstage and on screen. His career of more than 60 years has been recognized with 16 Emmy nominations, five Golden Globe Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actor’s Guild. Most recently, Asner is perhaps best known as the voice of Carl Fredericton in the Oscar-winning Pixar movie Up. Before that, he’s played some of the most watched characters on television on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant,...

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Johnny Cash tribute plays Five Points

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.” The legendary baritone began every performance with that simple self-introduction and somehow it reveals something far deeper than four words should. Johnny Cash was, and is, a legendary figure in music for many reasons. His music speaks of sorrow, morality and redemption; yet somehow it has given joy and hope to several generations of music lovers. Despite his uncommon humility and that calm, baritone voice; Cash’s life was marked by almost melodramatic highs and lows. His discovery by Sam Phillips at Sun Studios in Memphis, his brush with fame as country’s anti-Elvis, fighting chemical dependency...

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Buddy Wasisname brings the funny and the folk on their last tour.

You could be forgiven for not knowing who Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers are. Despite being an enduring and uniquely Canadian touring musical comedy troupe, their career has never been flashy or front page news. Instead, they have steadfastly brought joy, traditional music and belly laughs to thousands and thousands of Canadians for 35 years. “In the beginning we were an oddity, a curiosity and it took a while for people to clue into our style,” says Wayne Chaulk, one of the Other Fellers. “After all those years, thousands of shows, 20 recordings, television appearances and five concert...

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Talk is Free brings Amadeus back to life at the Mady

It is all too easy to underestimate what is possible. It’s an idea that sparks passion, revenge and betrayal in Talk is Free Theatre’s upcoming production of “Amadeus,” but it also rings true for the company itself. When one thinks of excellence in theatrical artistry, you would be forgiven if The City of Barrie wasn’t the first community that came to mind. Since 2003, however, Talk is Free Theatre has been confounding expectations and generating nationally-recognized productions. “We were responding to the need of Barrie to become an important and unique cultural centre,” says founder and artistic producer, Arkady...

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Kissel kicks the Georgian Theatre into high gear

Fifteen years into his recording career, Brett Kissel should be settling in to his role as one of Canada’s leading music creators. The country music artist already has a career most musicians would dream of. Settling, however, might be one of the few things Kissel doesn’t do well.  “It’s important to constantly grow and evolve in this business,” he says. “To always look to the future and do things bigger and better than what you did in the past.” This ever-growing desire to develop is plainly evident on his new album too. “We Were That Song,” released in December,...

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