Category Archives: Arts & Entertainment

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THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES: The determined woman, who is truly Canada’s Jane Goodall!

On Wednesday December 19th at 7 p.m. Followed by Q&A with the ground-breaking Canadian biologist, Anne Innis Dagg and film director Alison Reid!

News from the Film House at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on St. Paul Street in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted December 18th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – Anne Innis Dagg discovered her life-long passion for giraffes as a little girl while visiting the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago in 1947. When she asked for a book on the animals, she was surprised to learn there wasn’t one…

“So I thought, ‘Well, I’ll learn about giraffes and then I’ll write one,’” recalled Dagg. Continue reading


Canadian Singer/Songwriter Icon Gordon Lightfoot returns to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Niagara

Celebrate his 80th birthday with a North American tour in 2019

Tickets on sale to HOT TICKET members this Wednesday, November 28th, 2018!

Some Exciting News from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted November 26th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

St. Catharines, Ontario – We are ecstatic to announce two performances with Gordon Lightfoot, on sale to HOT TICKET Members starting this Wednesday. The beloved singer-songwriter will perform in Partridge Hall on Thursday 11 April and Friday 12 April 2019 for two up close and personal evenings of stories and song.

Lightfoot’s history with St. Catharines runs deep – his last performance at the PAC was part of The Legend Lives On 2017 tour that found the singer criss-cross North America for 79 dates between March and November. In 1968, some 50 years ago, Lightfoot played to a packed crowd at the Palace Theatre in downtown St. Catharines (the site of the former Town Cinema) directly across the street from the FirstOntario PAC. Continue reading

Annual Poinsettia Display Returns to Ontario’s Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse

Popular seasonal display will take place from Saturday, November 24 to January 12, 2019

An Invite to All from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted November 22nd, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, OntarioA family tradition for over 70 years, the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse continues to showcase the best of the holiday season, featuring vibrantly coloured arrangements, including poinsettias, cyclamen, blue spruce and many other Christmas surprises.

A visit to the Floral Showhouse would not be complete without a stroll through the Life on Display exhibit, located throughout the gardens outside. Explore the grounds, including traditional-themed holiday lighting displays as part of Niagara Parks’ Aura: Let it Glow celebrations, which have added several incredible illumination-themed events to the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. Continue reading

Wellspring Niagara Presents – This coming December 6th at the First Ontario Performing Arts Centre

An extraordinary evening of music in support of Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre



News from Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Centre

Posted on November 19th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

An extraordinary evening of music with Niagara’s own, The Mantini Sisters! Described as “Canada’s contribution to the great female trios”, The Mantini Sisters are joined by a phenomenal band led by Arranger/Director, Mark Camilleri (The Tenors, David Foster, The Priests). Continue reading

Brock U. Pop Culture prof says Stan Lee’s impact ‘almost indescribable’

Scott Henderson believes comic book icon Stan Lee will go down in history as a significant contributor to pop culture

A News Release from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario

Posted November 19th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – The Brock University Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Pop Culture Association of Canada said Lee, the Marvel Comics writer, editor and publisher who died a week ago this Monday (November 12th) at the age of 95, transcended the industry he helped create.

“He altered comic books in the 1960s and made them so much more relevant than they had become,” said Henderson. “He really reinvented the comic book form. His impact is almost indescribable. It’s a separate level.” Continue reading

Chorus Niagara Presents – An Anthem For Our Times

EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM, featuring Johannes Brahms’ moving German Requiem – November 10, 2018, 7:30 pm Partridge Hall,                                           FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St.Catharines

Pre-concert chat for ticket holders at 6:30 pm

A Grand Opening Evening  with Chorus Niagara

Posted November 9th, 2018 on Niagara At Large.

Opening its 56th season, Chorus Niagara and Artistic Director Robert Cooper proudly present EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM, featuring Johannes Brahms’ moving German Requiem, plus contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night Of The Soul.

A humanist Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem is both grand and intimate, meditative and dramatic, offering consolation to the living and soothing the universal need for comfort in times of profound loss. ‘ Continue reading

Niagara Falls to host all-Canadian musical line-up for New Year’s Eve celebration at Niagara Parks

Featuring Burton Cummings, the lead singer from one of Canada’s most legendary rock groups, The Guess Who

Canadian singer and songwriter Burton Cummings first came to fame in the 1960s and 70s with the hit rock band, The Guess Who

  • New Year’s Eve celebration to take place in Niagara Parks’ Queen Victoria Park
  • Featuring a diverse and talented musical line-up of Canadian artists, including rock icon Burton Cummings
  • Two spectacular firework displays planned from the Niagara Gorge and Skylon TowerNews from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

News from Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted November 9th. 2018 on Niagara At Large

The triple Juno Award-winning band, The Sheepdogs

Niagara Falls, Ontario – The Niagara Parks Commission and the City of Niagara Falls, along with its Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve event partners, invite the public to join the celebrations and be part of one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve festivities and concert series, taking place in Queen Victoria Park.

This year’s concert features an all-star line-up of Canadian talent and will open with Niagara Falls-based band and winner of band of the year at the Niagara Music Awards, Avenue Inn. Avenue Inn has carved a unique space in the Canadian music scene since their formation in 2012 and have carefully crafted their own alternative rock approach, with their brand-new album “Tonight”.

Taking the stage at 9 p.m. will be The Sheepdogs, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet. Continue reading