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Feb
1
Sat
DAVID CHAMBERLAND & Friends
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

We are totally stoked to present Bear River’s own DAVID CHAMBERLAND and his band for our first live show of 2020!

If you already know him, you already love his powerful and versatile voice, his multi-instrumental talents, and his funny and engaging stage presence.You can expect a show that is all those things, and so much more. Come hear David like you’ve never heard him before in a show packed with new original songs, musical friends, and lots of surprises.

 

 

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  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

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DAVID CHAMBERLAND   David was born and raised in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In his youth, he passed hours learning tunes off of the radio. Completely self-taught, this exercise involved not only deciphering the correct chords, but also the lyrics – a task less evident to a French-speaking teenager who loved English-speaking bands. David often jokes that he sang “phonetically” for the first couple of years until he could understand what he was saying.

In Quebec, David played with many different musicians and was the lead singer in a Red Hot Chili Pepper Tribute Band and, after that, in his own band, Kedal. He has always loved playing music of all genres: pop, alternative, folk, reggae, blues, funk, and more. Since living in Nova Scotia, he has also been exploring live looping and a bit of Celtic music.

David and his wife Carmen moved to Bear River, Nova Scotia, in 2013. He has since enjoyed playing regular gigs in the counties of Annapolis and Digby. David’s performances can be described as eclectic; he thrives on creating a connection with his audience and his commentary between songs is often a performance in itself. Recently, David has begun to write his own compositions – something he has been eager to do for some time. When he is not jamming with Carmen in their living room or working at their gallery, David moonlights as a ninja-superhero.

CARMEN CHAMBERLAND  Carmen was born in Victoria, BC, where she started playing piano at the age of five. She studied classical piano and participated in numerous music festivals until she began university, at which time she stopped playing music. Inspired by the talent and contagious energy of her husband, David, she has recently started playing again – providing accompaniment for his vocal melodies. When she is not jamming with David in their living room, Carmen runs their business in Bear River: Blue Mind Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL O’BRIEN is a UK-born singer-songwriter-instrumentalist based on the Bay of Fundy, who spends his winters touring Europe. He has a gift for going straight to the emotional heart of the story and taking his listeners with him. The music has a new Celtic feel, songs that are steeped in the acoustic tradition but retain a freshness and relevance, songs that will touch your heart, songs about real people and situations, songs you can remember.

 

TAREN YELLE was born in Digby, Nova Scotia, and was raised on both coasts of the United States. She studied at various institutions, including Lehigh University of Bethlehem (PA), Berklee College of Music (MA), Saint Mary’s University (Halifax), and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance from Dalhousie.  Taren is a versatile, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. After performing for years throughout the New England area of the United States as well as in Kumamoto, Japan, Taren has happily moved back to the ruggedly beautiful “Sou’West” Nova Scotia. Since her return, she has focused on vocal performance and has joined with various groups in the region offering her own, fresh take on many genres, including jazz standards, R&B and blues. 

 

MARK BEZANSON   It’s really all about the blues. It is the constant that has run through the musical journey that Mark has taken. While not a classic blues man, it is undeniable that the Blues runs deep in Mark’s singing, bass playing and songwriting. Mark writes music to reflect what he is seeing, hearing, and feeling at the time. He read something a friend once said: “A song is a gift that you need to polish and re-gift to others.” With help from the very capable Caleb Miles, Mark has crafted songs to give to others. Love, relationships, the water and politics are themes that permeate his songwriting. What is the common thread? They are all bluesy, they are all delivered with soul, and they all come from a very real place. Mark currently plays with the Annapolis Valley’s premier classic rock band, Jokers Right, and the rock and soul trio, “The Idle Threats.” 

 

 

TIM FISK  Tim studied classical percussion at Dalhousie University, jazz drum set with Jerry Granelli, and has completed a Bacheler of Arts in Jazz Studies (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University. He performs regularly with Annapolis Valley-based musicians including the group “Bluesmobile,” where he enjoys adding some Latin percussion to the mix.

 

Photo credits: G. Fraser Fine Art Photography (except Paul O’Brien)

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Feb
3
Mon
FRIDA: Viva La Vida
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm

The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit:

on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

Directed by Giovanni Troilo

Running time: 130 minutes

Tickets: $12 Adult, $6 Youth.

$30 for all three in Reel Art 2020 series at King’s Theatre, deadline January 7, 2020.

All prices include HST.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

 

Feb
10
Mon
BEAUTY IS EMBARRASSING (Reel Art at ARTsPLACE)
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm

Location: ARTsPLACE

Beauty Is Embarrassing : The Wayne White Story

Beauty Is Embarrassing is a funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

Raised in the mountains of Tennessee, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in New York City. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the TV show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which led to more work designing some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Most recently, his word paintings, which feature pithy and often sarcastic text statements crafted onto vintage landscape paintings, have made him a darling of the fine art world.

Beauty Is Embarrassing chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Acting as his own narrator, Wayne guides us through his life using moments from his latest creation: a hilarious, biographical one-man show. The pieces are drawn from performances at venues in Tennessee, New York and Los Angeles including the famous Roseland Ballroom and the Largo Theater.

Whether he’s parading a twenty foot tall puppet through the Tennessee hillside, romping around the Hollywood Hills dressed in his LBJ puppet suit, relaxing in his studio pickin’ his banjo, or watching his children grow up much too soon, Wayne White always seems to have a youthful grin and a desperate drive to create art and objects. It is an infectious quality that will inspire everyone to find their pleasure in life and pursue it at all costs.

At its core, Beauty Is Embarrassing is a reminder that we should all follow our passion. It is those creative impulses that will lead us to where we need to go.

88 min
Admission by donation

Feb
16
Sun
PROTEUS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Proteus Saxophone Quartet is an exciting Classical brass ensemble. Living across Canada, Proteus unites throughout the year for intensive projects, which have taken them across Western Canada, the USA and France. Each musician is a soloist in their own right.

Tommy Davis currently lives in Montreal, where he is active in the improvised
music scene, as well as working with many different ensembles and a growing teaching studio. Holly DeCaigny divides her time between Edmonton, Alberta, where she will be pursuing a DMA in saxophone performance, and Calgary, where she is an active freelance musician and teacher. Mark Michalak lives in Calgary, Alberta. He teaches a diverse studio of students from beginners to University level, as well as being an active music teacher in the school boards as a clinician and a substitute teacher. Michael Morimoto lives in Vancouver, BC, where he has a successful career as a music instrument repair technician and freelance musician.

Their repertoire ranges from the familiar Bach and Piazzolla to new music written especially for the ensemble by Canadian composers, and lots more in between.

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  • General: $27.83 + HST = $30
  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

 

 

 

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Feb
23
Sun
SMALL ISLAND – National Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm

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Andrea Levy’s epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts to new life on the Olivier stage. A company of 40 tells a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

Adapted for the stage by Helen EdmundsonSmall Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

Adapted for the stage by Helen EdmundsonSmall Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

adapted by Helen Edmundson
based on the novel by Andrea Levy

Running Time: Approx. 3hrs

 

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  • Youth: $6.96 + HST = $8

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Mar
8
Sun
GEOFF BUTLER Celebration
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of art, music, words, and film in celebration of the extraordinary and much-beloved local artist and writer, GEOFF BUTLER, RCA.

The event includes a screening of the new documentary about Geoff by local filmmaker DEVIN FRASER called OFF THE BEATEN PATH, as well a short piece about Geoff by local filmmaker TIM WILSON.

We’ll also be presenting Geoff live on stage with readings from his new book of poetry called LULLABIES FOR SENIORS, followed Lullabies in song with local musicians under the direction of the great NOELLE LUCAS.

This event will also open an new exhibition of Geoff’s art in the lobby of King’s Theatre.

And the celebration may even include some Newfoundland delectable to eat and drink…

Don’t miss this very special event!  Admission by donation.

Mar
22
Sun
Philip Glass’ AKHNATEN – Met Opera
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

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Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Please be aware that this production contains some full-frontal nudity, which may not be suitable for young audiences.

This production was originally created by English National Opera and LA Opera

In collaboration with Improbable

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

Sung In Various, Met Titles In English

 

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Apr
5
Sun
ALL ABOUT EVE – National Theatre
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm

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Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

by Joseph L Mankiewicz. Adapted and directed for the stage by Ivo van Hove

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions

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May
17
Sun
The Gershwins’ PORGY & BESS – Met Opera
May 17 @ 2:00 pm

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One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

Sung In English

 

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Jun
7
Sun
ALL MY SONS – National Theatre
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

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Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.

by Arthur Miller, directed by Jeremy Herrin

A co-production from The Old Vic and Headlong

 

 

 

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