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Having the Last Laff

Don’t miss The Last “Laff” show. Newfoundland’s longest touring entertainers plunge into some new and classic material. You’ll be treated to new ballads and be delighted to hear some old classics including: Sarah, Saltwater Joys, Da Barbacue.

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Buddy delivers a side-splitting dissertation on the life of BAACH and he and Chaulkie give mainlanders some crucial advice when encouraging a story from a Newfoundlander. Ray has a few new titillating tunes on the Carbonear computer as well as a dandy recitation. And Chaulkie might sing the blues as well as a new song about beautiful Corner Brook.

Come witness the spectacle which is Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. These three musical and comedic craftsmen are assisted as always by their venerable bassist, Byron Pardy.

From Sketch comedy to poignant ballads dressed in sweet harmony, their ranting and raving has something for everyone. You will certainly connect or reconnect to The Rock.

The last Laff is at The Harbourfront Theatre Saturday, April 8th, at 8 PM.

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Live Classic Albums Live

The Eagles have been hailed by many as the greatest American band, and their songs endure and will continue to endure for generations to follow.

Hotel California is one of the greatest albums ever made. There’s a reason why ‘New Kid in Town’ won a Grammy. The deep cuts – the ones that don’t get radio play – those are the ones that are like finding gold on a beach. ‘Wasted Time’ is the ultimate heartache song. ‘Pretty Maids All in A Row’ is Joe Walsh’s tour de force and ‘The Last Resort’ should be taught in schools.

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We all have our personal image of what the Hotel California looks like. We can see ourselves in the lobby, we know what the staff looks like. We feel the vibe. That’s the secret ingredient in making a Classic Album – being able to insert yourself into the album.

Classic Albums Live is simple in its quest: note for note – cut for cut. When you have amazing songs, a perfect album and a deep love of music – there’s nothing else needed. ‘Hotel California’ features CAL at its best. We plan to continue to pay this great work of art the ultimate respect.

Classic Albums Live is at The Harbourfront on Wednesday, April 5th, at 7:30 PM.

Alls I’m Saying

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

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From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

Alls I’m Saying – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

Derek Edwards is at The Harbourfront on Sunday, April 2, at 7:30 PM.

World Class Swan Lake at The Harbourfront

Bengt Jörgen, one of Canada’s most distinguished classical ballet choreographers is delighted to bring the production across Canada so that everyone has the opportunity to see, experience and be touched by this most extraordinary of all ballets.

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Swan Lake is one of the world’s most beloved ballets, famed for its intricate dancing, fairy tale fantasy, and sweeping Tchaikovsky score. Now, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen performs this timeless tale in all its heroic classical beauty. With dazzling choreography and lively, imaginative storytelling, Swan Lake is a delightful experience that will captivate young and old alike.

Swan Lake is at The Harbourfront March 31 at 7:30 PM.

 

Hot Pickin’ Bluegrass

Join us for an evening of entertainment featuring Zink and Company from Massachusetts, Ryan Dillman & Shadow River from Nova Scotia, and PEI’s own Joe Casey and Westwind.

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Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Marilyn Singer.

The 18th Annual Bluegrass Old Country Jamboree is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday, march 25, at 7 PM.

I Am Here I Am Wild

A physically and emotionally charged work, Sable Island embodies the relentless sway of the fierce ocean encircling the famous isle and the mystery, isolation and untamed spirit of the wild horses that live there.

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Masterfully performed by a quintet of dancers, this powerful work features and an original musical score by Montréal composer Bertrand Chénier, who transforms the theatre into a windswept island, ocean floor and rocky shoreline, with a poetic palette of piano, bass, and mandolin.

Sable Island is at The Harbourfront Theatre March 11th at 7:30 PM.

“A WONDERFULLY PHYSICAL AND MOVING PERFORMANCE.” Halifax Dance Seen

“WHAT A TOUR DE FORCE! I WAS MOVED BEYOND WORDS. FIERCE. VISCERAL. WOW.” Mary Lou Martin, Chester Playhouse

Songwriter’s Tour Stops at the Harbourfront Theatre

ANDREW WAITE is the front man and songwriter for the gutsy roots-rock band Andrew Waite & the Firm from Charlottetown, PEI. Andrew’s songwriting is honest, rugged and evocative and when paired with the band is a collective of heavy hitters with rich harmonies and soundscapes. Their debut EP, Burning Through the Night, was released in September 2015; and as a regional finalist in the 2015 CBC Searchlight competition, garnered the attention of CBC’s Grant Lawrence, who selected them as one of his stand-outs. Their title track, Burning Through the Night (feat. Irish Mythen), was released in November of 2015 to much success including an eight week stint on the East Coast Countdown. Andrew Waite & the Firm have quickly developed and maintained a loyal and consistent following and have since shared the stage with Peter Katz, Irish Mythen, Slowcoaster, The Sadies, The Novaks, Coyote, and Liam Corcoran.

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IAN SHERWOOD: “Everywhere To Go” is Ian Sherwood’s latest studio creation. Considered to be his best to date, it is chalk-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses while sitting comfortably in Sherwood’s signature style of imaginative, narrative writing. Sherwood is a guitar-playing, sax-blowing, crowd-pleasing looping singer/songwriter. A born story teller and a constant creator, his music dances the line between folk and pop. His live performances thrive on intimacy. Whether it’s a theatre show or large festival stage, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys fourth walls. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician Of The Year.

JON PIKE: Originally from Steady Brook, Newfoundland, Toronto-based songwriter Jon Pike is proud to call the East Coast of Canada home. Pike was raised in a musical home and began composing his own music in high school. Relocating to St. John’s to pursue music in 2010, Pike’s first major songwriting success was as front man for the pop rock band RocketRocketShip. Pike wrote two songs on their album “Shake It Off”, including the lead single “Here’s To Us” which was featured on radio nationwide. Pike currently writes for and fronts the alternative pop duo Everglow, their single “Feel Your Heart” having peaked at #93 on Canadian National Radio, and the video for the song having won the 2016 East Coast Music Award for “Fans Choice Music Video of the Year”. Pike has had the opportunity to write with some of North America’s top talent, including Brian Lee (“Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony) and SEVN (“Pop Style” – Drake, “Work” – Rihanna) in Canada as well as in Los Angeles.

JORDAN MUSYCSYN: Jordan is a hard working singer/songwriter and a masterful storyteller writing songs about life and love with pathos and humour in a Folk-Country style. He sustains a busy touring schedule throughout Canada in support of his Music Nova Scotia award-nominated debut album The Pitch. Drawing on his own life experiences he writes relatable songs of love, loss and the human condition. A dynamic performer, Jordan moves the audience from laughter to tears and back again.

MIKE BIGGAR: New Brunswick’s Mike Biggar is a soulful roots and country artist known for his soaring vocals and warm, disarming onstage humour. After receiving the 2011 Music NB Award and the 2012 East Coast Music Award for ‘Spiritual Recording of the Year’ for his much-loved Christmas album ‘The Season’, Biggar was signed to roots record label Busted Flat Records for distribution of his release ‘Feels Like Now’. His sophomore album was awarded the 2014 Music NB Award for ‘Country Album of the Year’ and was nominated for the 2015 ECMA in the same category. Biggar has also received Music NB nominations for SOCAN Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and finalist status in the International Songwriting Competition. He has been a featured performer on major festival stages across Eastern Canada including the iconic Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival, and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

The ECMA Songwriter’s Tour is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Saturday, February 18, at 7:30 PM.