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Lenard Whiting

Military takes centre stage

“Music we could understand” and “meaningful” were just some of the comments overheard after the Barrie Concert Association’s presentation of We Will Remember on Saturday.

The MacLaren Art Centre’s Off the Hook silent art auction will be held on Friday. SUBMITTED

MacLaren goes Off the Hook

More than 175 artworks by more than 100 artists from across Ontario will fill the galleries at the MacLaren Art Centre in downtown Barrie on Friday for the 27th annual Off the Hook silent art auction.

The Simcoe Muskoka chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society launched the holiday season on Sunday at a social event enhanced by the vocal stylings of a unique barbershop ensemble. Vocal Maturity is a non-traditional barbershop chorus consisting of both men and women. The group, directed by Bruce Dibble was in the forefront in initiating the concept of mixed voice barbershop singing. It is now gaining some momentum within the Barbershop Harmony Society. Many participants are current or retired members of one of the three international barbershop singing organizations, and are now seeking a more relaxed approach to performance. For inquiries about becoming a member of Vocal Maturity, call 705-726-0301. SUBMITTED

Vocal group entertain MS chapter

The Simcoe Muskoka chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society launched the holiday season on Sunday at a social event enhanced by the vocal stylings of a unique barbershop ensemble.

Comic book antihero

I recommend Jim Shooter: Conversations to everyone who grew up reading Marvel or DC comics as a kid in the 1970s and 1980s.

Hot Lips will perform in Barrie on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Foxx Lounge. ZEEBRAH PHOTOGRAPHY/PHOTO

Toronto’s Hot Lips wants to stand out

It’s difficult to stand out in a music industry that has so many artists but Keith Heppler, Alex Black and Karli Forget have managed to carve out a unique spot for Hot Lips, a band they started last year without a single guitar in the mix.

20 must-see movies this holiday

Is there really ever a downtime in the movie business? It doesn’t seem like it anymore. The summer blockbuster season – which usually kicked off the first week of May – is inching back into March.

Nick Rose runs the band Dwayne Gretzky along with Tyler Kyte. Both front it and draw on a talented group of Toronto musicians to perform cover songs under the name, Dwayne Gretzky. The group performs next Friday at Mavricks Music Hall in downtown Barrie. ANTHONY TUCCITTO/PHOTO

Leaving it all on the ice

Loosely named after a famous hockey player, the Dwayne Gretzky band is well on its way to becoming a legend in its own right for playing cover tunes.

Barclay turns real-life tragedy into twisting plot

Trust Toronto’s Linwood Barclay to whisk both current trends and actual events into his best-selling crime fiction — this time blending a famous U.S. court case with the genuine plague of internet trolling to come up with another fast-moving and surprising work.

Submitted I AM WAR, which offers a personal look at war through the eyes of five men and women who served with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan including former platoon leader Captain Ashley Collette, now a military social worker from Nova Scotia. The show airs tonight (Friday) at 9 p.m. on History.

Production brings stories of Afghanistan to home

Through the observance of Remembrance Day it is sometimes easy to forget that there are still men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces overseas fighting, training, protecting in conflicts that are light years away from what anyone would consider conventional warfare.

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