Revisit the 1960s and 70s with The McCartney Years

Written on July 18th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The Beatles and Wings at the Familiar Favourites Concert Series July 31 “We are very proud of our accolades,” says Yuri Pool of The McCartney Years.  The popular Canadian band has been praised by those who worked with Paul McCartney and has been credited for their authenticity.  The McCartney Years has been endorsed by Sid […]

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Canada’s Songbird Leisa Way Back at Grand Bend Beach

Written on July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Leisa brings Opry Gold to the Familiar Favourites Concert Series on July 17   “Opry Gold is a toe-tappin’, roof-raisin’ salute to the greatest songs in the history of Country Music!” says Leisa Way about the concert she is bringing to the Rotary Stage on Grand Bend’s main beach July 17th. Her enthusiasm is evident […]

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Big Band Sounds are Back on the Beach July 3rd

Written on July 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Grand Benders love their own Michael Vanhevel and Theresa Wallis Back on the beach, kicking off the 2019 “Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites” Concert Series is Grand Bend’s favourite son, Michael Vanhevel, who will be on the Rotary Stage July 3.  Joining him will be popular local vocalist Theresa Wallis-Kneale. Born and raised in Grand Bend, Vanhevel […]

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“Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites” are Back on the Beach!

Written on June 16th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

The West Coast Lions Club of Grand Bend is pleased to announce their 2019 “Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites” Sunset Concert Series.  They will be hosting five performances at the beautiful stage on Grand Bend’s beach, right at the end of the Main Street strip.  “We put bands on the stage playing music everyone knows and loves,” […]

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Nina West is coming to “Drag Up Your Pride”, Toronto!

Written on June 10th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Fresh off her star-making turn on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, the larger-than-life drag queen with endless charisma and a heart of gold, Nina West, will be on stage in a Toronto variety show June 13, as part of the city’s Pride Month celebrations.  Not only was Nina the fan favourite on Drag Race, she […]

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Star Power at Huron Country Playhouse

Written on March 18th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

TV Actor Cindy Williams will be in Thoroughly Modern Millie News from Drayton Entertainment The bustling beach town of Grand Bend will be even busier this June as a beloved Hollywood star arrives in town. Iconic television actor Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley Feeney on the classic sitcom Laverne & Shirley will play the […]

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My Bonnie Lass

Written on March 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

We had a unique opportunity Saturday night (March 2, 2019) to see a new musical, still in the making.  My Bonnie Lass, created by Johnny Reid and Matt Murray, was brought to Brampton’s Rose Theatre by Sheridan College’s Canadian Music Theatre Project. Johnny Reid is, of course, the critically acclaimed Canadian vocalist of Scottish decent.  He’s […]

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Watch for these upcoming shows!

Written on January 29th, 2019 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Just a heads-up, Theatre-Goers! There are three upcoming productions that should be outstanding, particularly when we consider the lead actors.  Folks in the Grand Bend area in particular will be interested in these cast members. Tess Benger in The Penelopiad and Cabaret Tess Benger is currently appearing in The Penelopiad at the Grand Theatre in London. […]

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The BEST of 2018

Written on December 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Some Outstanding Shows I Saw This Year I took a look back at 2019 and picked some favourites. Outstanding musical – Come From Away – Canadian Cast, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, (moving to the Elgin Theatre, Toronto, in February 2019).  OK, so Come From Away was also my pick for best musical in 2016, when […]

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“Seasons of Song” – Concert in Grand Bend

Written on November 1st, 2018 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Special Event Showcases New Concert Hall At a time when many small town churches are permanently closing their doors, Huron Shores United Church in Grand Bend has re-opened theirs.  After two years of meeting on Sunday mornings at the local Legion Hall while the church underwent extensive renovations, the congregation members are back in their […]

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