South Shore Breaker

Musique Royale Cookie Concerts presents Cyndi Cain

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Musique Royale invites the public to hear the Soul Duchess of the east coast, Cyndi Cain, performing a Cookie Concert on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m.

In this acoustic setting, Cain is accompanie­d by her guitarist Macio Dorrington at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, and all ages are invited to enjoy the incredible vocals and genuine spirit of the Halifax-based soul star.

The concert will also feature live art by the multitalen­ted visual artist Paloma Dawkins, whose work as a cartoonist and self-taught animator spans all the way to creation in virtual-reality and video-games. Dawkins is currently an artist-in-residence at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.

Cookie Concerts are Musique Royale's child-friendly concert series, which take place on the first Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. (from Oct-june) at the Lunenburg School of the Arts. Admission is $5 at the door, with ages 4 and under free.

Cain has the kind of voice that's capable of giving you goosebumps on the most sweltering of summer nights. It's big, it's booming and it's coming from an utterly genuine place.

Cain got her start belting out gospel songs at church, studying musical theatre at Toronto's Sheridan College and taking the show on the road to Club Med resorts where she treated vacationer­s to show tunes and Motown hits. Since returning to Canada, she's been on a whirlwind of great stages, sharing the stage with Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn

Hill, Sharon Jones, Naturally 7, Charles Bradley and has performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Arguably the East Coast powerhouse of soul, Cain's taken home the Galaxie Rising Star Award, Music NS Award for Best R&B, ANSMA'S artist of the year and won the 2020 Pioneer Award. Cain has toured the United Kingdom and brought audiences to their feet.

Along with adherence to Musique Royale's COVID-19 Prevention Plan, these additional rules will apply for this Cookie Concert:

• The cookie concert will host no more than 72 people (50 per cent of the venue's maximum capacity).

• Masks will be required at all times; exceptions may apply for presenters/entertainm­ent. Masks can be removed temporaril­y if refreshmen­ts are served.

• People are required to not enter the school if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are experienci­ng any COVID19 symptoms, or if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

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