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Music

London Jazz Orchestra

The London Jazz Orchestra will liven up the Wolf Performance Hall Thursday, November 6 at 7:30. Ralph de Luca  directs  the 18 piece stage band. The orchestra will perform popular selections of Big Band, Swing and Jazz music.

A Star has Passed

Book Cover Paul Newman BiographyThe legendary Paul Newman passed away on September 27, 2008.  He was the star of many hollywood films. 

Looking for something dramatically different?

On Wednesday, October 22, at 7 pm at the Central Library, meet Dave Carley, our new Playwright-in-Residence.

Dave Carley is joined by fellow playwright Marcia Johnson to kickoff our 2008 Writer in Residence program with readings from their plays. If you have ever thought about writing for the stage and want to learn from the pros: Curtain up! Dave Carley is

Summertime ... and the music is easy

London is the city of music festivals this summer! If you missed the fine musical sounds of some of the performers at the recent Sunfest, you can still enjoy their music by listening to their cds. Here is a small selection of the Sunfest's performers we have for you. Check out

London Music Awards

If you like your music live, loud and local, come out to the 6th Annual London Music Awards. The ceremony will be held in the Wolf Performance Hall on Thursday, June 19 at 7pm. Tickets are available at Grooves, the Grand Theatre Box Office, by phone at 519-672-8880 or online at grandtheatre.com. One of the bands you will hear is The Dirty Love Band, nominated for an award in the Blues/R&B category.

All That Jazz...

A summer wind blew into the Wolf Performance Hall this week. The London Jazz Orchestra delighted concert-goers with many Big Band, Swing and Jazz favourites, including Frank Sinatra's Summer Wind (sung by 18 year old Tony de Luca).  Dont miss their next show! The 18 piece stage band, under the direction of Ralph de Luca, will be performing at the Wortley Roadhouse on Thursday, June 12. Show time is 8 p.m.

Rock Out Your Winter Blues

If you are fed up with winter, the Foo Fighters are sure to rock you out of it. The band, formed by Nirvana's drummer Dave Grohl, appears at the John Labatt Centre Thursday, March 20. My favourite Foo Fighter CD is Skin and Bones. I saw them open for the enigmatic Bob Dylan at the JLC in 2006, and was impressed by their acoustic arrangements.

Off to the barrio....

Let Jesse Cook transport you from our cold, dark Canadian winter, away to sunny Seville. The selections from his lastest CD, Frontiers, were written during an escape to the artistic capitol of Spain.  The award-winning flamenco guitarist will make you feel like you are sitting in a barrio, sipping wine and watching the dancers. Most of the CD is instrumental, and it is refreshing to get lost in the notes, without any words getting in the way.

Off to the barrio....

Let Jesse Cook transport you from our cold, dark Candain winter, away to sunny Seville. The selections from his latest CD, Frontiers, were written during an escape to the artistic capitol of Spain. The award-winning flamenco guitarist will make you feel like you are sitting in a barrio, sipping wine and watching the dancers.

The Return of Led Zeppelin

By all accounts, the recent Led Zeppelin concert in the other London was a huge success.  If you missed it, check out Mothership, a compilation of previously released songs from 1969-1979.  If you are hungry for more Led Zeppelin, you may want to read Led Zeppelin: the origin of the species: how, why and where it all began by Alan Clayson. And for something completely different, try