Lo­cal band ready for the ‘Road’

Kingston Whig-Standard - - NEWS - PETER HENDRA

Sun­day will be the fourth and fi­nal edi­tion of “The World Re­mem­bers,” a Re­mem­brance Day con­cert tak­ing place at the Is­abel.

The con­cert, or­ga­nized by vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion PeaceQuest, will see the Open Voices Com­mu­nity Choir join forces with the Juno award-win­ning Oka­vango African Orches­tra. The Kingston Youth Choir will also per­form. The con­cert will fea­ture guest speak­ers and R.H. Thom­son’s “The World Re­mem­bers.” This year marks a cen­tury since the First World War ended.

Tick­ets are $29 for the 2:30 p.m. show.

Fix­tures on the lo­cal mu­sic scene since 2015, The Wilder­ness is launch­ing a new EP, “Sem­i­nary Road,” this week with a show at the Brook­lyn Fri­day night. Open­ing the show will be Oakridge Ave. Tick­ets are $10 at the door, or $20 with a copy of the EP.

The 17th edi­tion of the Tone Deaf Fes­ti­val of “ad­ven­tur­ous and ex­per­i­men­tal mu­sic” be­gins Thurs­day. Joseph Shaba­son will be joined by Ta­mayuge and oth­ers at the Next Church on Col­borne St. Cover is $10.

The next night, in the same lo­ca­tion, it will be Bromp Treb, who will play with the duo of Kyoko Ogoda and Heidi Chan, as wekk as Pan­tayo. Tick­ets are also $10 for that one.

This week looks to be one of the qui­eter ones, en­ter­tain­ment-wise, this au­tumn.

Tonight, the Is­abel wel­comes Kingston’s the Abrams (John and James) for a sold-out show at 7:30 p.m.

Toronto’s Fast Ro­man­tics round out the night with a show at the Grad Club.

Cana­dian clas­sic gui­tarist Liona Boyd re­turns to Kingston to per­form at the Grand The­atre at 7:30. Tick­ets are $42.05 plus tax and ser­vice fee.

Boyd won’t be the only one at the Grand this week as Juno award­win­ning blues mu­si­cian Steve Strong­man per­forms three sold­out acous­tic shows in the Baby Grand, which sees the fi­nal per­for­mances of The­atre Kingston’s su­perb “Butcher.”

The Kingston Jazz So­ci­ety re­turns with a show at Chalmers United Church to­mor­row af­ter­noon. Way North — Re­becca Hen­nessy (trum­pet), Petr Can­cura (tenor sax), Michael Her­ring ( bass), and Richie Bar­shays (drums) — willl the mu­si­cal guest. Tick­ets are $20 apiece.

A Queen’s Uni­ver­sity en­gi­neer­ing alumna is mak­ing a stop in Kingston to­day.

Au­thor Kaz Le­fave will be at the new Indigo on Satur­day to sign copies of her “Ne­mecene” col­lec­tion, which ex­am­ines what life would be like once the oceans have died. Kaz has pub­lished three, books and the fourth is due in June 2019.

Le­fave will be at the Cataraqui Cen­tre store from noon to 4 p.m.

There are a cou­ple of other book launches this week at Novel Idea.

Later to­day, it will be au­thors Ian Weir and Paul Car­lucci sign­ing copies of books “The Death and Life of Strother Pur­cell” and “The High Rise in Fort Fierce. The book read­ing and sign­ing starts at 6:30 in­side the store at Bagot and Mon­treal streets.

Mon­day sees the launch of “Swelling with Pride: Queer Con­cep­tion and Adop­tion Sto­ries” from 7 to 10 p.m.

Poet Su­san Gillis will be in the city Thurs­day to launch her lat­est col­lec­tion, “Yel­low Crane.” She will be there from 7 un­til 8:30 p.m.

Speak­ing of po­etry, Sanita Fe­jzic, who is com­plet­ing her PhD in cul­tural stud­ies at Queen’s Uni­ver­sity, is one of five fi­nal­ists for the 2018 CBC Po­etry Prized. The Ot­tawa na­tive was nom­i­nated for her piece, “(M) other.”

The sec­ond day of the Eastern On­tario Drama League’s one-act play fes­ti­val con­tin­ues this af­ter­noon and evening.

The fes­ti­val presents nine plays from com­mu­nity the­atre com­pa­nies (Domino The­atre’s en­try was Tony Houghton’s The Worst Thing You Ever Did, which was the first of three staged Fri­day night).

This af­ter­noon, there will be plays the Peter­bor­ough The­atre Guild (“Cham­ber Mu­sic”), The­atre Night in Mer­rickville (“A Rideau In­ter­lude”), and Con­stance Bay’s Ru­ral Root The­atre (“Blind Man’s Bluff”). Tonight, it’s Corn­wall’s Vagabond The­atre (“Theft of the Vene­tian Nude with the Spi­der Mon­key in the Fore­ground”), Ot­tawa Lit­tle The­atre (“An Act of Grace”), and Lind­say Lit­tle The­atre (“Far Away”).

This week also sees the pre­miere of the Kingston Meis­tersingers’ fall pro­duc­tion, Mamma Mia! Fea­tur­ing the songs of Swedish mu­si­cal group ABBA, this will be the first of two lo­cal pro­duc­tions of the show (Bot­tle Tree Pro­duc­tions will be stag­ing its ver­sion later in the sea­son).

The pop­u­lar mu­si­cal runs un­til Nov. 25, with shows Thurs­day to Sun­day at 7:30 p.m. (mati­nees at 2 on Satur­days and Sun­days), at the Oc­tave The­atre, 711 Dal­ton Ave.

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The Wilder­ness cel­e­brate the re­lease of a new EP, Sem­i­nary Road, with a launch party Fri­day at the Brook­lyn.

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