Music and Art news for St. Marys and area.

Piper at the Falls to perk up Friday evenings

Eight-week series begins July 10 Live music is making a safe return to the banks of the Thames River this Friday! The “Piper at the Falls” will perform every Friday night at 7 p.m. at McGiveron Island at the east side of the falls, weather permitting, throughout July and August. Les Brunton, known as “The…

Nicole VanMassenhoven is ‘Williams Daughter’

By Lauren Eedy There is no shortage of musical talent when it comes to St. Marys. Pre-COVID-19, the opportunity to listen to live music at local establishments, in parks, or during festivals was an almost daily if not weekly occurrence. Lately, our musicians have been offering their skills via social media and streaming platforms and…

St. Marys Station Gallery Presents ‘Masks’

Gallery Launches Online Exhibit of Theatrical Masks From Stratford Festival Archives Following an unprecedented response to their first online art exhibit, the St. Marys Station Gallery is presenting a second online exhibit, ‘MASKS,’ as the COVID-19 restrictions continue. ‘MASKS’ is a comprehensive collection of two dozen masks created by celebrated designers and prop makers for…

St. Marys Museum active with online engagement

By Spencer Seymour, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter During the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, April 28, Director of Corporate Services Trisha McKibbin reported on the activities at the St. Marys Museum, which is currently closed to the public but remains very busy through online engagement. “The Museum has been participating in the Community Wellness plan…

Darcy John performing live on Friday!

Virtual Facebook concert part of Community Wellness Program Music fans will have good reason to smile on Friday night at 8 p.m., when St. Marys native turned Nashville recording artist Darcy John takes over the Pyramid Recreation Centre’s Facebook page for a virtual concert. The concert is part of the town’s response to the COVID-19…

Half Cut Podcast serves up laughs

By Stewart Grant These days, podcasts are more popular than ever. And now, there’s one that is based out of St. Marys. Christopher Swarthout, along with friends Anthony Shuglo and Patrick Clancy, have recently debuted ‘The Half Cut Podcast’. You might remember Swarthout for any number of reasons, but perhaps from his former creative endeavor,…

Remembering Kenny Rogers

By Stewart Grant It was evident through all sorts of Facebook posts on Saturday morning: nearly everybody loves Kenny Rogers. He was always special to me. My life’s earliest musical memories involved Kenny, with classics like “The Gambler” and “Coward of the County” taking turns as my first favorite songs. On our house on the…