Vinyl Café show post­poned – tick­ets hon­oured at new date

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Stanstead, Qc Derby Line, VT

Stu­art Mclean’s up­com­ing shows at the Haskell Opera House, Stanstead, Que­bec, on May 23rd and 24th have been post­poned, due to a death in the fam­ily. The show has been resched­uled to Fri­day, July 27th (one night only) and all tick­ets from ei­ther May 23 or May 24 will be hon­oured that night.

Ticket-hold­ers are asked to hold their tick­ets if they would like to at­tend the July 27th show, or re­turn to point of pur­chase for a full re­fund by June 15, 2012.

Stu­art Mclean is one of Canada’s most beloved sto­ry­tellers and a best-sell­ing au­thor. His hit CBC ra­dio show THE VINYL CAFE pre­miered in 1994, and each week over 1 mil­lion lis­ten­ers tune in to hear sto­ries about Dave, owner of the sec­ond hand record store where the motto is: “We May Not Be Big, But We’re Small”. The sto­ries also fea­ture Dave’s wife, Mor­ley, their two chil­dren, Sam and Stephanie, and as­sorted friends and neigh­bours.

The show also fea­tures live and recorded mu­sic by both up-and-com­ing and es­tab­lished Cana­dian mu­si­cians. In­creas­ingly, it is be­com­ing a place where Cana­di­ans go to find new, undis­cov­ered tal­ent.

Stu­art’s most re­cent book Vinyl Cafe Note­books: a col­lec­tion of es­says from

The Vinyl Cafe has just been re­leased in pa­per­back. Vinyl Cafe Note­books is Stu­art Mclean’s ninth book and each one has been a best seller. Stu­art has sold over 1 mil­lion books in Canada.

The books are: The Morn­ing­side World of Stu­art Mclean (1989), Wel­come Home: Trav­els in Small Town Canada (1992), Sto­ries from the Vinyl Cafe (1995), Home from the Vinyl Cafe (1998), The Vinyl Cafe Un­plugged (2000), Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) and Se­crets from the Vinyl Cafe (2006), Ex­treme Vinyl Cafe (2009) and Vinyl Cafe Note­books (2010). Home from the Vinyl Cafe, Vinyl Cafe Un­plugged and Se­crets from the Vinyl Cafe have all re­ceived the Stephen Lea­cock Award for Hu­mour. The Vinyl Cafe Diaries (2003) was cho­sen as the best short story col­lec­tion of the year by the Cana­dian Au­thor’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

Stu­art has also just re­leased his tenth col­lec­tion of Vinyl Cafe sto­ries on com­pact disc. For the first time this new al­bum, Vinyl Cafe Fam­ily Pack, is a four disk pack­age that chron­i­cles the lives of Dave, Mor­ley, their kids and the fam­ily pets. One of Stu­art’s al­bums,

Coast to Coast Story Ser­vice, has gone Gold in Canada.

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