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Culture Vulture Marie Zimmerman on Royal City Rag

We were pleased to welcome our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman back to Royal City Rag for our monthly chat during the first hour  (8-9 a.m.) on July 17. Marie is currently executive director of the Hillside Festival.

The Hillside Festival takes place from July 23-25 at Guelph Lake. During the usual wide ranging and relaxed conversation we were able to talk about some of the artists you can expect to enjoy.

Headliners Calexico, Laura Marling, and The Hidden Cameras will be kicking off the festival on the Friday night at the Main Stage! Also be sure not to miss out on Brasstronaut, First Rate People, Flashlight Radio, or Guelph’s own Minotaurs!

Then come and enjoy the Saturday featuring great acts throughout the day like Los Lobos, Sarah Harmer, Japandroids, Jason Collett, Basia Bulat, The Acorn, The Canned Goods, Harry Manx, The Good Lovelies, and that’s just for starters

And finally, we’ll say ‘Goodbye’ to the festival on Sunday with Stars, Gord Downie and The Country of Miracles, Easy Star All-Stars, Shad, Hayley Sales, Alex Cuba, Corb Lund, The Skeletones Four and a whole bunch more!

Check out the full schedule of performances and workshops HERE

If you are still trying to get a ticket, Friday and Sunday passes are available at Hillside ticket outlets Ground Floor Music in Guelph, Encore Records in Kitchener and Soundscapes in Toronto as well as online via TicketPro.

There are also still weekend passes for seniors available at a reduced rate of just $49.50!

Although weekend passes for everyone else are sold out you may be able to track one down via Kijiji or Craigslist.

Ticket prices are:

  • Friday – $49 + HST
  • Sunday $99 + HST
  • Seniors $99 + HST however, the first 500 seniors to purchase a weekend pass will receive a half price rate of $49.50 + HST

Congratulations to Caroline Lentz who won two taickets for Friday evening during the show!

Check out the show here. A good primer for those heading up to Guelph Lake this coming weekend.

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Music:
Alex Cuba, Agua Del Pozo from Agua Del Pozo
Calexico, House Of Valparaiso from Carried to Dust
Harry Manx, Good Morning Stranger from Dog My Cat
Horse Feathers, This Is What from House With No Name
Gord Downie And The Country Of Miracles, The Dance And It’s Disappearance from The Grand Bounce
Brasstronaut, Death Of A Scene from Old World lies EP

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We are pleased to welcome our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman back to Royal City Rag for our monthly chat on Saturday July 17 between 8-9 a.m.

Marie is currently executive director of the Hillside Festival. As the festival is just a week away and the schedule has just been announced we’ll be  talking about some of the artists you can expect to enjoy.

If you are still trying to track down a ticket, Friday and Sunday passes are still available at Hillside ticket outlets Ground Floor Music in Guelph, Encore Records in Kitchener and Soundscapes in Toronto as well as online via TicketPro. The first 500 seniors can get weekend passes for just $49.50!

Although weekend passes are long gone you may be able to track one down via Kijiji or Craigslist.

We’ll also find time to plug one or two of the other arts related events including Art on the Street taking place in downtown Guelph on Saturday (July 17) from 10 a.m. till 6.00 pm. A free street fest that provides fun for all the family!

Art on the street turns the spotlight on some of the fabulous talent within the local visual arts community. Over 70 artists will showcase their works in temporary, open-air studios which will line both sides of Quebec Street.

Changes for 2010 include a new partnership between the Downtown Guelph Business Association and Guelph Arts Council to host this year’s event, and the generous presence of Guelph School of Art in the children’s area.

To see a list of this year’s artists, visit downtownguelph.com.

In the second hour of the show  (9-10 a.m.) we are pleased to welcome Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Piper to Royal City Rag.

As part of our pre-election coverage, Royal City Rag has invited all of the current city council, including Mayor Karen Farbridge, to join us on the show for an end of term report. This is an opportunity for council to discuss the main issues they see facing the city, talk about the successes of the current term as well as their hopes for the future. It will also give us a chance to ask some questions of them.

It should be a fascinating conversation. You won’t want to miss it.

As always we’ll wrap it all up with some great music.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live, you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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CFRU’s Royal City Rag on June 19 was dedicated to the great Guelph arts and culture scene.

In the first hour, Simon Irving, artistic director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra joining us to discuss the orchestra’s upcoming 10th season, 2010 – 2011. Tickets can be purchased from the River Run box office, 519-763-3000.

The orchestra is also presenting its 7th Music in the Park outdoor concert on Sunday, June 27 at the Riverside Park Bandshell, beginning at 3 p.m.

The concert, featuring a selection of light classics for the entire family, is entitled “An Afternoon at the Proms”. Expect to hear a varied selection of  the English music you might hear at a Prom concert in London. That means, everything from Elgar to the Beatles. Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair and rug. Feel free to bring flags, costumes and funny hats!

This is the GSO’s “thank you” to the community for its continuing support. Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You won’t want to miss it!

Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s Music in the Park
When: Sunday June 27, 2010 at 3 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park Bandshell

Visit the Guelph Symphony Orchestra website, www.guelphorchestra.ca for more information about upcoming performances.

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Culture Vulture Marie Zimmerman on Royal City Rag

In the second hour, we were joined by our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman for our regular monthly chat about the Guelph art scene. This month we focused on Toronto’s Artscape and the mentoring program they are setting up for Guelph, the new Guelph Civic Square and the upcoming Art on the Street on July 17. We also included some cool music from artists appearing at this year’s Hillside Festival. Day tickets are still available for the festival and can be purchased by following the links on the festival website.

One event that we didn’t have a chance to mention is the retirement of Sally Wismer from the Guelph Arts Council after 22 years as Executive Director. To celebrate her contribution to the organization as well as the larger community, the Board of Directors is hosting an informal reception on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street in Guelph.  The public is warmly invited to drop between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to share memories with Sally.  Official remarks will begin at 5.15 p.m.  An RSVP is encouraged.
 
In lieu of gifts, Sally has asked that a fund be created to support Guelph Arts Council in the years ahead.  Anyone wishing to make a contribution towards the fund can visit the Guelph Arts Council website Donations page or contact the office at 519-836-3280 or gac@sentex.net.  Forms will also be available for at the June 29 event.  All contributions are tax receiptable.

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Music:
Madison Violet, No Fool For Trying from No Fool For Trying
Elisa Randazzo, Can’t Afford My Peace Of Mind from Bruise And Butterflies
James Gordon, Whistlewing from My Stars Your Eyes
Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 (Land Of Hope And Glory) London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis Conductor
Elgar, Enigma Variations, No. 9 Nimrod, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis Conductor
Jon Redfern, I Love The Sun from May Be Sometime
Finlay Quaye with William Orbit, Dice from The Epic Years
Grand Analog, Take It Slow (Spaces & Places) from Metropolis Is Burning
Laura Marling, What He Wrote from I Speak Because I Can
Jason Collett, Love Is A Dirty Word from Rat A Tat Tat
Stars, Fixed from The Five Ghosts

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We’ll be spending CFRU’s Royal City Rag on June 19 with the arts.

In the first hour, Simon Irving, artistic director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra will be joining us to discuss the orchestra’s upcoming season.

The orchestra also presents its 7th Music in the Park outdoor concert on Sunday, June 27 at the Riverside Park Bandshell, beginning at 3 p.m.

The concert, featuring a selection of light classics for the entire family, is entitled “An Afternoon at the Proms”. Expect to hear a varied selection of  the English music you might hear at a Prom concert in London. That means, everything from Elgar to the Beatles.

Visit the Guelph Symphony Orchestra website, www.guelphorchestra.ca for more information about upcoming performances

In the second hour, we’ll be joined by our culture vulture Marie Zimmerman for our regular monthly chat about the Guelph art scene. This month we’ll be focusing on the possibility of Guelph having its own Artscape, the new Guelph Civic Square and the upcoming Art on the Street on July 17.

Should be a great show. As always we’ll wrap the whole thing up with some great music. You won’t want to miss it!

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 8-10 a.m. on CFRU93.3fm in Guelph. Remember if you don’t catch Royal City Rag live , you can always pick it up later that day via the CFRU archive or here, on the blog, a day or so later.

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colmusic ad web72There’s a little bit of bubble and a lot of squeak on Royal City Rag this week!

During the first hour we’ll be talking to Lea Tran, Horticultural Therapist at the Guelph Enabling Garden about their fall workshops. We’ll also catch up with Bob Gordon for another update on the ever-evolving Hanlon Creek Business Park situation. Finally, in the first hour, we’ll check in with Magee McGuire at the Guelph Farmers Market.

This week, we’re devoting the whole of the second hour to the Eden Mills Writers Festival which takes place this coming Sunday, September 20. Local authors Andrew Hood and Mary Swan will be joining us live in the studio with added colour commentary from Eden Mills Writers Festival Artistic Director and Royal City Rag contributor, Marie Zimmerman.

Gwynne Dyer The Mess They MadeDon’t forget that Gwenne Dyer will be in Guelph this Saturday to give a special talk entitled “After Iraq…?”.

He’ll also be chatting with fellow author and broadcaster Ray Robertson. This pre-festival session takes place in the Bookshelf cinema at 12 noon.  A reception and book-signing will follow.

Tickets cost $10 and as a special deal you can pay $15 and get the Gwynne Dyer talk plus admission to the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door.

Yet another busy Royal City Rag.

Join us Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm or after the fact via this website or CFRU archive. A great way to start your Saturday!

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On August 15 we moved to our new Saturday slot from 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm.

During the first hour we followed up with Bob Gordon on the HCBP Stand-Off and Sue Smith from the Goldie Mill Park Enhancement Project about the Guelph Youth Music Centre Parking Lot Redevelopment issue.

Royal City Rag’s Culture Vulture Marie Zimmerman joined us in the second hour to discuss some of the poets and children’s authors that will feature at the upcoming Eden Mills Writers Festival taking place in the idyllic village of Eden Mills on September 20.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as we did putting together.

Music:
Ian Reid, Song For Love from Tiger School
James Gordon, World Gone Mad from Endomusia
Sam Turton, I Wanna Go Downtown from Guelph Speaks Volume 2 (Compilation)
Ashley MacIssac, King George IV/King George V/The Old King’s Reel/The King’s Reel/Traditional Reel from Fine, Thank You Very Much
Toots and the Maytals, Take Me Home Country Roads from The Pressure Drop: The Best of Toots & the Maytals
Sue Smith, Walkin’ Away from I’m So
Blindsided Poets, Free (Digital Download/website)
Brian Morcombe, Waltzing Matilida from Can You Dance?
Nabi Loney, Bright Square (Digital Download/Myspace)

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emwf-words-that-singWe’re devoting the whole of Royal City Rag on May 27 to the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival which takes place on Sunday, September 20.

Festival Director of Operations Jane Hastings, Dan Evans from The Bookshelf and local author, Andrew Hood will be joining us live in the studio.

The festival has a very special “Words That Sing” fundraiser on May 31 featuring renowned Canadian authors Michael Ondaatje, Jane Urquhart, and Leon Rooke. They will be reading from their work and taking part in a discussion facilitated by Linda Spalding.

Soprano Theresa Thibodeau supported by John McClelland (piano), Tim Kramer (bass)  and Adam Zaatinge (Drums) will compliment the authors with some awe-inspiring music.

The fundraiser takes place at Norfolk Street United Shurch on Sunday May 31 at 2.00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) and available from The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St. downtown Guelph.

It promises to be a great show.

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 from 6-7 p.m. on CFRU 93.3fm, Guelph’s Campus Community Radio Station.

Listen live on CFRU 93.3fm or after the fact via the website or CFRU archive.

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