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Monday Special Blend
Monday February 12th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky
Chat with Andrea Nixon, then a chat with Rose-Erin Stokes and after 8 am members of South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative (SOPAC Ottawa) bring a live in-studio glimpse of the music of their production of Cendrillon

The Brew
Maxim Banjoman Cossette - s/t Canadian New
Million Miles Away
Andrea Nixon - Dairy of a Housewife
A chat by phone with Andrea Nixon, who is touring through from Alberta.

Friday, February 16th at Irene's Pub
Waiting for Sirens
Andrea Nixon - Dairy of a Housewife Canadian
You Didn't Make Me
Andrea Nixon - Dairy of a Housewife Canadian
Nothing Lies
Andrea Nixon - Dairy of a Housewife Canadian
Always On My Mind
Rose-Erin Stokes - Wherever I Go Canadian New
A chat with Rose-Erin Stokes who tours into Ottawa this week (North Bay). A member of Hidden Roots Collective

at Live on Elgin! on Friday, Feb. 16th with Paper Shakers
Be My Escape
Rose-Erin Stokes - Wherever I Go Canadian New
Bath Time
Jeremy Fisher Music - Highway To Spell Canadian New

The album came together naturally in Fisher’s studio, The Sugar Shack, located steps from the back door of his home in Ottawa. He recorded many of the instruments himself, bringing in guests such as Catriona Sturton on vocals and harmonica, Petr Cancura on sax, clarinet and flute and recorded a chorus of 16 young singers to back him up on the sing-along choruses.

The Wilder Beyond (their 2nd album)
Released February 2, 2018

April 9th, Live! on Elgin
The Lifers released their first single ​Front Door​ on January 16, 2018
Sophomore Album ​Honey Suite​ to be released May 2018
The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario.
touring Ontario in early June.

debut album released October 2017
SOPAC - Cendrillon Canadian

Tania, Morgan, pianist Nadia Boucher and 2 singers join me in the studio to perform live 2 opera arias from their production of Cendrillon

Cendrillon at Glebe-St. James United Church on February 15, 17 and 18
650 Lyon St S, Ottawa, ON K1S 3Z7

South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative - SOPAC Ottawa. Co-owned and artistically guided by Morgan Strickland and Tania Granata, They are moving forward into their 2nd season after much success last year with their double bill production of SuorAngelica & Pagliacci.

The South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative, known as SOPAC Ottawa, is getting ready to stage its second major production in February. An innovative performing arts collective, SOPAC is mounting Massenet's French-Language comedic opera Cendrillon at Glebe St. James United Church on February 15, 17 and 18. True to the timeless fairy tale classic commonly known as Cinderella, this production is fully staged and presented in French with English subtitles. Chosen for its universal appeal, Cendrillon will be an engaging production that capitalizes on a melodious score, comedic relief, and true Cinderella experience. With beautiful costumes and energetic staging, the story, transposed to a modern time period with all the magic of the original fairy tale, is sure to play to full houses in bilingual Ottawa and will be a must-see event during its February run.

SOPAC has two principal objectives. Firstly, the collective works to provide professional-calibre training and performance opportunities for aspiring and professional musicians alike. In addition, SOPAC delights audiences with shows that are accessible, interesting, and feature top-level professional performers hired from both here at home in Ottawa and across North America.
SOPAC - Cendrillon Canadian
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