Nathanaël Larochette is a 27 year old Ottawa-area spoken word poet and musician. Since his first introduction to spoken word poetry in January 2006, Nathanaël has gone from being an unknown face in the scene to the longest running director of Capital Slam (Ottawa’s bi-weekly poetry slam series and Canada’s second longest running slam), a six-time Capital Slam monthly champion, a four-time finalist, an Ottawa Slam Team member and competitor at the 2007, 2008 (finalist) and 2012 (semi-finalist) Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the 2008 CBC Poetry Face-Off champion for Ottawa as well as the youngest ever Festival Director for the Canadian Festival for Spoken Word (2010). Nathanaël has spent nearly six years facilitating poetry workshops in Ottawa-area schools, and has received government funding from both the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council. Nathanaël lives to create, hope, and dream because he believes these are the keys to the meaning of our being.To register for the slam, if you’re interested in volunteering, or for more information, message Shayna Stock or email email@example.com.
A Series of Tubes is an exciting Toronto-based instrumental trio that references jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and electronica. They are performing as part of a tour through Alberta and Saskatchewan in support of their self-titled debut EP. Since late 2011, A Series of Tubes have been performing in Toronto at its most prominent creative venues – including Toronto’s premier jazz club, The Rex – and continue to collaborate with many of the city’s most acclaimed musicians including Juno winning saxophonists Mike Murley and Kelly Jefferson. The band is led by Ian Sinclair, a jazz musician born and raised in Saskatchewan but who has studied and performed all over North America as a keyboardist and pianist, having been part of a group that won the industry standard Down Beat Magazine Award for Best College Jazz Small Group. He is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, the only school in Canada to offer this degree. Mark Godfrey on electric bass and Mackenzie Longpre on drums are among the most in-demand young rhythm section players in Toronto, having played in jazz and pop venues with many of Toronto’s most enduring acts in those genres. The band is proud to be touring the Canadian prairies in supporting of their recently released self-titled debut EP.
Write It Out! Journaling for stress relief and general life management, January 17-31 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:05 to 12:55pm
- Learn to use writing practice to reduce and relieve stress
- Discover new techniques to support and balance your busy life
- Integrate easy and helpful writing exercises into your daily routine
- Make writing a healthy habit with the support of the group and facilitator
In an interactive group environment we will explore a variety of writing techniques that can be used to relieve stress and manage busy lives. Through five lunch-time sessions over three weeks, you will be supported in developing a daily writing practice. We will focus on process over product – on using journaling as a tool to release stress, check in with ourselves during busy times, and make order out of life’s chaos.
An epic journey through the back door of modern musical theatre. Featuring music from recent Broadway favorites including Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, and Title of Show, The Way Off Broadway Cabaret is not your Grandma’s type of thing (….unless your Grandma’s into that type of thing). With performances by Ariadne Bissett, Jonathan Seidle, Michael Vance, Joshua Hendricksen, Lisa Harasen and Shannon Harasen all accompanied by piano master Hart Godden, this show with have you laughing, crying, squirming and enjoying some serious schadenfreude. So come on out and see us at the Creative City Centre!
Live, Greg’s act can be described as punk rock meets outlaw country hooked up to a huge transformer to kick up the energy to 1.21 gigawatts. The lyrical content stretches from drinking in your favourite bar, to the friends you have, to quitting your job, political jousting, life in general, and then back again. All this when strumming the hell out of an acoustic guitar and stomping the beat out on his custom built stomp box.
Produced and engineered by sound wiz John Paul Peters, “The Dude Abides” has 10 original songs showcasing a raw, stripped down, bare bones sound that ears everywhere drool over. For 5 days Greg and John locked themselves away in Private ear studios escaping exclusively for delicious burritos, gourmet pizza, and spontaneous listening sessions on the van stereo. The out come was a punk stomp album that is trading in some of the traditional elements for a frenetically played acoustic guitar, and stomp.
The Regina Association of Middle Eastern Dance is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing awareness and advancing all forms of middle eastern dance in the Regina area. Each year we throw a Hafla (party) to socialize with our members, and start the year off with a bang. Socializing isn’t the only reason for the hafla though. It also provides a safe place for our membership to dance together, gives newer dancers a place to test out the performing waters and allows non-members to see our community and what we’re about. This year our hafla is Bollywood themed and we will have a workshop from some of our newest members who will be sharing their particular form of East Indian dance. Come join us for dance, drinks and nibbles on Jan 12th! Members $10, Non-members $12, Doors at 5:30, Workshop 6-7, Dancing until they kick us out!
KIRBY‘s Home For The Festivus Tour is hitting the Creative City Centre on December 12th. Regina’s own Tyler Gilbert will be opening the show. Doors open at 7:30 and music starts at 8pm. Tickets only $10 at the door!
Into The Dark, a glimpse into the psyche of a man whose spent the last three years touring Canada, crossing the country numerous times. (John) KIRBY’s second official release, wrestles the ideas of hostile despair, anguish of being unable to change, the worthlessness of envy and the desire to be wanted so unconditionally. The EP works towards summarizing the vast enormity of his experiences into seven calculated, succinct booms of folk-pop passion and interwoven with hook filled melody.
Fronting Burlington, Ontario prog-rock band ‘First Time Fallen’ for several years he released his first solo EP “Within These Walls” in 2007 before taking the figurative plunge with his next EP “The Good Fight”, in 2008. Hitting the road for the first many solo tours across Canada over the next few years and now with his new release ‘Into The Dark’, KIRBY is poised and ready for the next step. Displaying his true passion, as he belts out emotional lyrics right from the bottom of his heart, coupled with the diversity of both a driving rock strum style and quiet thoughtful picking on the guitar, reminiscent of Nick Drake, John Mayer or Dallas Green.
Prairie Roots Revue with Zachary Lucky, Carly Maicher, Kacy & Clayton, and Ryan Boldt, December 11, Doors at 7:30, $10 in advance or $12 at the door
Don’t miss the Prairie Roots Revue, the traveling show that brings you some of the best folk music and songwriters the prairies can call their own. For one night only! Featuring performances by Ryan Boldt, Zachary Lucky, Carly Maicher and Kacy & Clayton.
Zachary Lucky | www.zacharylucky.com
Zachary Lucky is a patriot. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – he was never one to wander to far off the beaten track – until he showed up on the Canadian music circuit in August of 2010 with his debut full length recording “Come and Gone.” “Striking and beautifully crafted, the songs on Zachary Lucky’s debut album reveal a talent for melody and a newfound confidence – Come & Gone is an enticingly brief, but highly auspicious debut” said exclaim.ca. Come and Gone charted on college radio for a month and got continuous rotation on CBC Radio one and two.
After spending nearly two years in the shadows Zachary Lucky is back with the much anticipated release “Saskatchewan.” Saskatchewan is a patchwork of words, melodies and stories entrenched in all that Saskatchewan is. Songs written about Saskatchewan and for Saskatchewan. With the first single “Back in the fall” already be praised by publications across the country – Saskatchewan is sure to be an album that stands out in 2012.