Niagara CENTRE STAGE Experience is the exclusive magazine placed in the hands of captive audience members at ALL HOT TICKET events.
It is the only advertising vehicle able to directly reach this ideal and engaged
demographic of arts lovers and lifestyle spenders.
Plus additional copies are available around campus, at partnering businesses throughout the region and NOW a minimum of ten thousand more copies will be delivered directly to select Niagara homes at no extra charge!
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Published: October 1, 2012
Congrats to our JAZZ COMBO grand prize winner Francine Lagault of St. Catharines!
NEWS - MARCH 22
Congratulations to the winner of our JAZZ COMBO contest, Francine Lagault of St. Catharines. Francine is a Platinum Member and throughout the season she purchased tickets to ALL of our jazz performances at Centre for the Arts, Brock University.
Thank you so much Francine for your... continued support of the performing arts and congratulations on winning CDs by all of our jazz artists and four tickets to any April performance of your choice.
And enjoy our final jazz performance tonight as Grammy and Tony winning entertainer extraordinaire, Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Billie Holiday.
Thank you to our contest and media sponsors Niagara Life Magazine and Niagara this Week
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER -
To Billie with Love - A Celebration of 'Lady Day'
Thursday, Mar. 22/12 at 7:30 p.m.
Final jazz performance this season!
Purchase tickets to see Dee Dee Bridgewater and receive a FREE DEE DEE CD of your choice. **
**While supplies last. Order your tickets today!
You will also automatically be entered to WIN THE 'JAZZ COMBO' GRAND PRIZE of CDs by all of our jazz artists this season and four tickets to any April performance!*
*Based on availability. Some restrictions apply. Prize drawn March 21/12.
Patrons who purchase Dee Dee tickets and have also purchased tickets to three or more jazz shows will be entitled to an extra CD and an extra entry into the grand prize draw.
Experience three or more jazz performances and receive a FREE CD by the artist of your choice.
*While supplies last. Order your tickets today!
Plus, for every ticket purchased you will be entered to WIN THE GRAND PRIZE of CDs by all the artists and four tickets to any April performance!*
*Based on availability. Some restrictions apply. Prize drawn March 21/12.
An explosion of creativity in downtown St. Catharines
In the Soil Arts Festival has released the 2012 schedule. This year's festival will feature over 70 performances and installations in St. Catharines downtown core from April 27 - 29 2012.
The 2012 In the Soil has planted itself in the heart of downtown with a festival hub on the corner of St. Paul and James Sts in St. Catharines. The Merchant Ale House will be on site with food and drink throughout the weekend and the stage will host some memorable one-time experiences including The Soil Launcher, Vendor Bender - Artisan Market, The Massive Band Project and Rock 'n' Roll Brunch.
"In the Soil is a great way to see what's going on artistically in the Niagara region and beyond. We are known for our rich soil and this showcase proves that we are growing more than just amazing produce here," says Annie Wilson, General Manager of Suitcase in Point.
The 2012 In the Soil Arts Festival weekend has been designed for wide appeal and to expose audiences to new and unique art experiences. The festival will feature live theatre, poetry, music, dance, media and special streetscape art throughout the St. Catharines downtown core.
Early bird festival passes are on sale now for $20 - All-inclusive access to theatre, music, media, film, poetry, dance and special events throughout the festival. Passes are available for purchase online and at selected locations in St. Catharines.
Visit www.inthesoil.on.ca for the dirt on tickets.
In the Soil is thrilled to announce support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre. The festival takes root each year thanks to a growing team of business, government, not-for-profit and social service organizations.
The festival is brought to you by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company and festival partners to celebrate the creation of new work, encourage innovation, and provide intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience art.
Last year over 250 artists and 2500 festival patrons came together to celebrate the arts of Niagara and beyond. This year, we're bringing another rich and fruitful harvest in our aim to make a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.
Check inthesoil.on.ca for all the dirt!
Members bring friends for FREE to two not-to-be-missed remaining shows this season
James Hunter is great.
What more do you want? Two for one tickets? A money-back guarantee? Okay, fine.
The last time this Grammy-nominee graced our stage, everyone was completely satisfied. Not a single penny was refunded.
Sincerely, don't miss this oustanding showman and his skin tight rock 'n' roll band. This former guitarist for Van Morrison revives the soul, R&B, blues and rock and roll feel of artists such as Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Ray Charles with incredible grace and fire.
JAMES HUNTER - THURS., APRIL 13
Brass Transit is a collection of top notch players who blast though CHICAGO’s horn-filled golden era including unforgettable hits such as “Make Me Smile,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Colour My World” and “25 or 6 to 4.”
BRASS TRANSIT PLAYS THE MUSIC OF CHICAGO - WED., APRIL 25.
Thank you to our sponsors, members, partners,
patrons and volunteers for another great season
and for your continued and valued support.
Government of Canada supports Brock’s Centre for the Arts
April 30, 2012
Brock University’s Centre for the Arts will be able to present its 2012-13 and 2013-14 Professional Entertainment Series, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.
Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines, made the announcement yesterday on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The $120,000 in funding will support the 43rd and 44th editions of the Centre’s Professional Entertainment Series, which runs form September 2012 to March 2014. The series features more than 70 music, dance and theatre performances.
The funds will also support the Centre’s outreach activities, which includes master classes, school concerts, workshops, lectures and community discussions.
“It is important for the citizens of St. Catharines – and for all Canadians – to have access to quality arts and culture presentations,” said Dykstra. “Organizations like the Centre for the Arts contribute greatly to the cultural vibrancy of St. Catharines and the Niagara region.”
“The Centre for the Arts has been the recipient of funding from Canadian Heritage since its inception in 2002,” says Debbie Slade, director of Brock’s Centre for the Arts.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our professional presentation series that provides a diverse lineup of outstanding emerging, established and international artists and for our educational and outreach activities,” says Slade. “This level of funding and support from our Government is critical to our success and we thank them for their ongoing commitment to the arts in Canada.”
The Government of Canada has provided funding through the Arts Presentation Canada program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program seeks to give Canadians more access to direct experiences of the diversity and richness of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentation of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
For more info:
* Karen Moncur, Office of Rick Dykstra, MP, St. Catharines, 905-934-6767
* Jeffrey Sinibaldi, media relations, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x4687; email@example.com
PHOTO CAPTION: (from left): Rick Dykstra, MP for St. Catharines, is joined by Debbie Slade, director of Brock’s Centre for the Arts, and singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy, at the April 29 funding announcement.
PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Chess, Centre for the Arts, Brock University