Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Making a Circus Of The Seven Deadly Sins


Leah James makes a circus of greed and envy in The Seven Deadly Sins

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
Show 8pm Doors 7pm
Tickets $20/$15 Students, Seniors & Arts Workers

Tickets available at northerntickets.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins Simply Heaven



The Seven Deadly Sins 
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
Show 8pm Doors 7pm
Tickets $20/$15 Students, Seniors & Arts Workers
Tickets available at northerntickets.com 

Railtown Cultural Eclective, brings The Seven Deadly Sins to their Trier Performance Series at the Orpheum Annex, Thursday, November 14 at 8pm.


The Seven Deadly Sins, is a musical  journey to hell and back, in dance, clown, and circusdepicting the cardinal sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth.

The music of Tim Sars is rooted in Vancouver counter cultures, which in nature draw on musical genres from around the world, such as Balkan brass, Calypso and New Orleans Jazz. His sound provides the perfect backdrop to Vancouver’s vibrant performance art community and is the inspiration for this production.

Anna Mayfire’s animated dance depicts anger turning to lust, while sloth and gluttony are presented in the dark humor of Gerardo Avila’s expressive clowning. Lexi von Wonderful and Golden Brian display pride in burlesque. With her suspended silks Leah James makes a circus of greed and envy.

Sars, on reeds and vocals, is joined by Roisin Adams on piano, trumpet and vocals; Jocelyn Waugh on trumpet;  Ross Barrett on tenor sax, Pim van Geffen on trombone, Russell Scholberg on bass, and Jamie Carter on drums.  The interplay between sight and sound makes The Seven Deadly Sins simply heaven.

With the Trier Performance Series, Railtown Cultural Eclective provides a showcase for the talents of Vancouver emerging and established artists. The support of City of Vancouver Theatre Rental Grant Program has made it possible to present the series at Vancouver’s new performance venue, the Orpheum Annex. 
For more information email info@railtownce.ca or call 604-836-9943.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Orchestra Familia October 9th at the Orpheum Annex



Railtown Cultural Eclective
Trier Series Presents

Orchestra Familia 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street
Show 8pm
Doors 7pm
Tickets $20/$15 Students, Seniors & Arts Workers


Vancouver, BC….Railtown Cultural Eclective, brings Orchestra Familia to their Trier Performance Series at the Orpheum Annex, Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm.

The well loved Rio Samaya Band with leaders Fransisco Pace (vocals, guitar, charango, ukeleles, quena and flutes) and Sal Pace (vocals, accordion and percussion) have merged with sought after Bocephus King (vocals, lead guitar percussion), Wynston Minckler (bass), Charlie Hase (pedal steel, dobro), Paul Townsend (drums, vocals), Persian wizard Ali Razmi (tar, setar, saz),  Colin "Tutuks" Maskell (baritone, soprano and tenor sax, flute and vocals) and Ja Pace (dancer, percussion, saw) to create Orchestra Familia. 

Together, they have developed a unique voice of a multi-cultural community.  Their spirited rhythms, gypsy grooves and dynamic tunes will take you on a journey across the globe, through its deserts, forests, and busy streets.  Their original, classical and new music has a refreshing personality and celebrates the world coming together.

The members of Orchestra Familia come from all corners of the earth but fate has gathered them together in Vancouver, British Columbia.  They have all played in various configurations, in myriad venues, in a town known for its multicultural diversity.  But something happens with this particular unit that defies description.  They can take you to that "OTHER PLACE" so quickly, so consistently and so joyously…..you'll be transformed!


Orchestra Familia performs Wednesday, October 9 at 8pm at the Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street.  Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $20 Adults/ $15 students, seniors and arts workers and available at www.northerntickets.com . For more information email info@railtownce.ca or call 604-836-9943.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ever made that list of all that you desire.......


What do you need in a partner?  Lauri Lyster shares her criteria in a song "The List" from her musical revue, The Drummer Girl, coming up July 25 at the Orpheum Annex.  She's funny, fab and backed by a hot band!   Tickets are going fast so get yours now at http://northerntickets.com/events/the-drummer-girl/ 



Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Sizzles & The Drummer Girl Is Hot!



Railtown Cultural Eclective Trier Series Presents
A Diamond Tree Foundation Production
The Drummer Girl
July 25, 2013,  8 pm Doors 7pm
The Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets  $20/$15 Seniors, Students & Arts Workers
available at Northern Tickets

 Multi-talented percussionist, Lauri Lyster brings The Drummer Girl to the Orpheum Annex, July 25.  No stranger to “structure, rhythm, and flow”,   Lyster has grounded everything from the landmark jazz/blues ensemble Mother of Pearl to the Vancouver Opera Orchestra but in this production her writing, acting and comedic skills shine as she steps out from behind the kit to take centre stage.

The Drummer Girl moves from blues to balady, frame drum to kit”, says Lyster. “Costume changes and slide images accompany me as I take you on a journey through my life as a female drummer making a living making...a lot of noise!”



Lyster has assembled a great line-up of musicians to join her in this musical romp: Laurence Mollerup on bass; Brenda Baird on keyboard, vocals;  Evan Arntzen on saxophone, clarinet;  Kat Wahamaa on vocals, mandolin and Simon Stribling on saxophone and trumpet.  Stribling fronts the Jeff Healey Award-winning New Orleans Alestars and The Hoppin’ Mad Orchestra, projects of which Lyster is also a member. The two are a trio in real life along with their young daughter Scarlet.

To satisfy a yearning to be more than a “side-man”, Lyster hit upon the idea of creating a musical revue that would showcase her various abilities in a range of musical styles. The Drummer Girl debuted at the Firehall Arts Centre last year to rave responses. From standards such as Cheek to Cheek and Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues to Lyster’s originals, The Road to Utah and The List, The Drummer Girl dances to a different drum with a beat sure to please.

Lyster is also offering a women’s drumming workshop entitled We're All Drummers! An Introduction to Hand Drumming and Percussion, on Saturday, July 20 from 1-3pm.  This beginner’s session covers basic rhythmic practice using some of the more common percussion instruments that you’ll encounter, including bells and clave, shakers and hand drums (ie. conga, dumbek and djembe). Cost is $20 with pre-registration by July 18 required. For more information and to register please contact info@railtownce.ca  or call 604-836-9943.

Tickets for The Drummer Girl are on sale now at Northern Tickets at www.northerntickets.com or by phone at 604-569-1144. For more info on The Drummer Girl email info@railtownce.ca or visit www.railtownce.ca or  www.thedrummergirl.com  or call Railtown Cultural Eclective at 604-836-9943.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Don't Miss Maria Volonte: Blue Tango! Tonight in Vancouver ,Sunday afternoon in Mission.



A Latin Grammy Winner, Gardel Prize Winner (Argentina’s Grammy) and member of the Tango Hall of Fame, Volonté has emerged as one of the most admired and passionate voices in Argentine music. A singer who combines the “earthiness of Edith Piaf with the sassiness of Eartha Kitt” (Jazz Perspectives), Volonté is also a restless musical innovator who “plays impressive acoustic guitar and is willing to experiment” (The Guardian).

"Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy"
NPR

Tickets for  the Vancouver show tonight, May 25 at The Ironworks at the door, or online at:
http://www.northerntickets.com/events/blue-tango-tour/

Mission concert May 26:
http://www.northerntickets.com/events/blue-tango-tour-2/

Tickets for Mission are also available till 5pm today at Murdoch's Bookshoppe,
33078 1st Ave, Mission

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

May 22 - A Short History of My Life as a Bear - Orpheum Annex

Winner of our Bear Story contest is John Grogan with his story The Egg.  We will be reading it tomorrow night in the preshow. Don't forget tickets on sale now at Northern Tickets  for A Short History of My Life as a Bear, Orpheum Annex, Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm.
  

Our Uber Vancouver Ursus Arctos Horribilis, aka Yoga Bear is waking from his winter snooze. full of stories and songs about the age old relationship between Human and Bear, having  had more than a few "Human Encounters of the Strange Kind". You'll definitely want to sing with him!

A Short History of My Life as a Bear runs one night only, Wednesday, May 22 at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm with the show at 8pm. Tickets are $20 Adults/ $15 students, seniors and arts workers and available at www.northerntickets.com. The Trier Series is funded in part with the support from the City of Vancouver Theatre Rental Grant Program. For more information email info@railtownce.ca or call 604-836-9943.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

CBC NXNW interview with Kempton Dexter & Jacques Lalonde airs tomorrow bright & early!

Listen in bright and early Sunday morning as Margaret Gallagher  talks with Kempton Dexter & Jacques Lalonde  about A Short History of My Life as a Bear coming up May 22 at the Orpheum Annex. Tickets on sale now at  www.northerntickets.com


Friday, May 10, 2013

Maria Volonte & Kevin Carral Footer - May 25 in Vancouver & May 26 in Mission

"Argentine singer Maria Volonte's powerful, refreshing interpretation of tango is fully capable of transplanting itself into folk, Latin blues or the traditional music of Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. With its mature sensuality, her music is filled with a potent brew of nostalgia and melancholy"
NPR

Tickets for  the Vancouver show May 25 at The Ironworks can be found at:
http://www.northerntickets.com/events/blue-tango-tour/

Mission concert May 26:
http://www.northerntickets.com/events/blue-tango-tour-2/

Tickets for Mission are also available till 5pm today at Murdoch's Bookshoppe.