Mozart & Beethoven: Giants of the Classical Period

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CONTEST ALERT: We have a pair of tickets to giveaway for Great Classics with the Kamloops Symphony at the Sagebrush…

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Join the Kamloops Symphony for Great Classics, featuring the music of two giants of the Classical period, Mozart and Beethoven, on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.

The program is bookended by two works of Mozart, a youthful piece and a more mature work, proving that the only composer to surpass Mozart’s skill is Mozart himself. Starting the concert is the little-known overture to his opera Lucio Silla, composed when he was just sixteen years old. Concluding the concert is Mozart’s brilliant Symphony #41, his final symphony, nicknamed “Jupiter” for its creative majesty.

The central work of the concert is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #1, performed by Guest Artist, pianist Avan Yu, who wowed the crowd at the KSO’s Beethoven Festival in 2014. One of Canada’s most

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Strip off the Winter Blues  with The Birds and the Bees 

Western Canada Theatre turns up the comedic heat to blast off the

Christopher Allen, Nicola Lipman & John Jarvis in The Birds and the Bees. Photo credit: Stephen Wild

winter blues with The Birds and the Bees, playing January 25 to February 3 at Sagebrush Theatre.

The Birds and The Bees is a sassy, sexy, modern comedy about beekeeping, turkey farming, and romance. By one of Canada’s funniest and hottest young playwrights, Mark Crawford, it is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at its hilarious observations on family, being an adult, and finding true love at any age.

Co-produced with Thousands Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, The Birds and the Bees was a great hit with critics and audiences alike when it played there in October. The audiences called it an “Evening of laughter” and “One of the funniest shows I’ve seen”.

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Tackling the Basalt Bluffs Trail

Sometimes, the craziest ideas turn into the best ones ever. Take for example, today’s adventure with the family. We had celebrated New Year’s Eve at the house of a good friend…and lo and behold, we finally made it to midnight! That meant arriving home late and getting the kids to bed at almost 1am. **Turns out that it IS true…no matter how late the kids go to bed…they are bound to wake up at the same time no matter what!**

So on New Year’s Day, even though the kids were operating on a sleep deficit, my husband actually suggested that we head up to Stake Lake for a snowshoe. Not only did he suggest a snowshoe, but that we would actually try the Basalt Bluffs trail, which we had never attempted before and weren’t even sure if the kids could handle it.

However, it turned out to be an awesome experience! Basically, no whining and only smiles at the end of our adventure.

The trail:

We started off at the Lodge and headed straight onto the Lake Trail (A on the map, be sure to get one at the booth!) The Lake trail is a loop and therefore you could start it in either direction. We chose the shorter distance. Our goal was to get do that little bit of the Marsh Trail (C) that connects to the Basalt Bluffs trail (D).

Once on the Marsh trail,  we turned right onto the Basalt Bluffs trail (D) and then snowshoed that trail in the counter-clockwise direction

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