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foggy-featPlan to attend the "Good Neighbours Benefit Concert" Tonight at the Harmony Centre at the Corner of 9th street and 4th Ave East in Owen Sound. On Thursday, February 6, 2015, a devastating fire destroyed two houses and badly damaged a third on 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound. The Good Neighbours Concert is a benefit for the survivors of the fire. Coco Love Alcorn, Larry Jensen, ET Rhino, The Down Right, Our Shotgun Wedding, and Sons of Perry will all perform. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Admission to this very special event is Pay-what-you-can. There will be a silent auction, and an intermission with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Owen Sound's musical community is pulling together to support one of its own, Steve Kenny, who lost his house in the fire, along with his neighbours. Every one of these performers is donating their time for this important and personal cause. For more information email [email protected] to the Attention of Dave or Trevor and or call the store at 519-371-9662.

arts-report-regBy Brent Jeffries

Guitarist and music teacher Paul Danard will perform with Brian O'Rourke and host an open-mic performance by some of his students on Friday night from 6-8pm. Jazz, Blues, Folk and Rock will be served up with a side order of classics. PWYC for the artist.

Singer/Songwriter Kunle from Nigeria will perform an afternoon concert at the Frog Ponds Café. Back by popular demand, Kunle will be back at The Frog Ponds Cafe in Owen Sound Saturday February 28th for a lunch hour concert starting at 12pm. Join Kunle, Nigerian singer/songwriter, for his music with no boundaries - acoustic folk in English and Yoruba, with nods to soul, blues, celtic, rock and jazz. He'll bring along his West African talking drum and harmonicas. PWYC jar for the artist. Join us for lunch and another fine afternoon show at the Café.

jones-regBy Brent Jeffries

Singer/Songwriter Mick Jones from Australia will join local musician Patrick Dorfman for an afternoon concert at the Frog Ponds Café on Saturday, February 21 from 12-1:30pm. Together they have travelled and performed across Europe and once again join to present their own original material and covers. PWYC jar for the artists. Join us for lunch and another fine afternoon show at the Café.

art-awards-regThe city presented the sixth annual Owen Sound cultural awards Sunday at a ceremony held at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Honorees include John Barnum, long-time musical director of the Georgian Bay Symphony, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Frank and Leigh Greaves, the first married couple to receive the Patron award, for their work at preserving and restoring heritage buildings.

By Brent Jeffries

Owen Sound Little Theatre presents The 39 Steps by John Buchan on February 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30pm at the Roxy Theatre. Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller is brilliantly and hilariously recreated in this production. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff upper lip, British gung ho and pencil moustache-as he encounters dastardly murderers, double-crossing secret agents and beautiful women.

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