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Submitted photo Local author Ellen Akerman Hammond will be at the Chapters bookstore this Saturday signing copies of her fictional memoir, Buddy’s Story.

Local author will be signing her book at Chapters

Ellen Akerman Hammond, teaching kindergarten to grade three with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board from 1975 to 2009, promised herself when retirement came that she would write. Through her years of teaching and parenting three children (Amanda, Danielle and Benjamin Blakley), she managed to squeeze in some writing courses at Loy

Submitted Photo Egyptian servant girls unwind colourful ribbons a la maypole festival on the technicolour coat of Joseph, played by Adam Fisher, in Westben’s current production of the 50-year old stage hit by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Colour comes off the stage

Use of the catch phrase “must see” should be avoided, but at sold out opening day of Westben barn theatre’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat” it is hard not to use.It is a polished, professional spectacle of song, dance, and costumes with a cast of more than 100, including the 50-voice Westben choir and a high powered cast of stars l

Submitted photo Adam Fisher stars as Joseph in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which is playing at Westben Theatre in Campbellford in June.

CAROL FEENEY: A colourful production

Westben Theatre kicks off its 2018 season June 9 with Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in celebration of the 50th anniversary of one of Broadway’s most colourful musicals.

Submitted photo Tickets are on sale for the Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s (QBSC’s) annual anticipated shows, beginning with the recreation division’s community-spirited ‘Assemblé’ on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:30 p.m.

CAROL FEENEY: A special ballet performance

Tickets are on sale for the Quinte Ballet School of Canada’s (QBSC’s) annual anticipated shows, beginning with the recreation division’s community-spirited ‘Assemblé’ on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:30 p.m. ‘Assemblé’ is a popular afternoon’s entertainment for families, with over 100 student performers aged 4 to 18 from the Quinte area, including PEC, B

Submitted photo Albert College’s production of Beauty and The Beast took to the stage Wednesday morning. Left to right are Gus Suddard as a prince, Ava Leblanc as Belinda and Andreas Newman as Belinda’s father, Henry Beaumont.

Albert College’s ‘Beast’ was a beauty

Junior students of Albert College by the dozens, from pre-kindergarten through Grade 6, hit the stage Wednesday morning for their production of “Beauty and the Beast.”Laced with familiar songs, the show follows two enchantresses, a selfish prince and the intelligent heroine, Belinda, on a journey through town and countryside in this classic French

Jack Evans/For The Intelligencer This page full of notes from the score of Dvrak’s New World Symphony is a typical challenge for a violin player in the Quinte Symphony, as illustrated by Brian Shewchuk during dress rehearsal. Brian is the brother of Concert Master David Shewchuk who performed as soloist for the Sibilius Violin Concerto in D minor during this past Saturday evening’s concert at Bridge Street Church.

Concert ends season with a bang

From the thunder of timpani for the opening of Jan Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” to the dying notes of Dvorak’s From the New World Symphony No. 9, the audience in Bridge Street Church this past Saturday evening was spellbound.

Submitted PHOTO Members of A Cappella Quinte don their multi-colored shirts for the second half of their program at Maranatha Church this past weekend.

A Cappella Quinte peaceful, harmonious

A large and happy crowd in Maranatha Church this past weekend enjoyed the annual show by A Cappella Quinte, the local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.A tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, combined with traditional barbershop harmonies, inspired the show’s title. “Harmony is what barbershop is

Submitted photo Legendary group The Barra MacNeils will perform at The Empire Theatre in Belleville on May 30.

Barra MacNeils at Empire later this month

The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring and it’s a tour which brings them to Belleville later this month.The tour is in support of the group’s latest release, On The Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It’s an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that fans know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage. When Lu

Jack Evans/For The Intelligencer Director Moira Forrester, foreground, addresses cast members in one of the final rehearsals for the Belleville Theatre Guild’s annual musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ a predictable hit for BTG

The Pinnacle Playhouse crew is at it again – getting ready for its annual musical production.This format of staging a full-blown musical to end the current season has worked well for the Belleville Theatre Guild for many years now, drawing full-house audiences or close to it for just more than two weeks straight.There’s something special about a mu

Submitted photo by Greg Pinchin Members of A Cappella Quinte are obviously all dressed up, and they definitely have some place to go, Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Maranatha Church for their annual show.

A Cappella Quinte ready for annual spring show

The Quinte area chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, A Cappella Quinte, and 8 Wing Concert Band from CFB Trenton join forces for the chorus’s annual show this season on Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Maranatha Church.“Peace and Harmony,” the title of the show, reflects recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War a

Jack Evans/For The Intelligencer Matthieu Lattreille holds a copy of his first CD, recently released, as he sits on the organ bench in St. Thomas Anglican Church.

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Since coming to Belleville as a man and wife music team at St. Thomas Anglican church a few years ago, Matthieu and Francine Latreille have already established themselves as young, competent musicians, both on the organ and chorally. Matthieu has now taken a new step in his career with the launch of his first CD for organ performance, called “La Gr

Submitted photo Lunch At Allen’s performers, from the left, Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Ian Thomas and Cindy Church, will play The Empire Theatre in Belleville May 11.

Lunch At Allen's will serve up hits

For 15 years, Ian Thomas and friends Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church and Marc Jordan have played each others songs together, kidded around, told stories and included audiences in the fun.They call themselves “Lunch At Allen’s,” named for a favourite watering hole and restaurant of McLauchlan’s, on the Danforth in Toronto, where the friends would me

Glorious Sons to open for Rolling Stones

It continues to be a breakthrough year for Kingston’s The Glorious Sons. They’ve won a Juno, played a sold-out show in their hometown arena, and now they’ll be opening for the Rolling Stones at a festival in France next month.

Jack Evans/For The Intelligencer Terry Denyes at the podium with the large Brighton All Stars band with the Choral Society in the background.

Concert showcases culture

Sunday afternoon’s concert by the Belleville Choral Society under Mirijam Spoelstra in Bridge Street Church was proof positive of the ever-increasing richness and maturity of culture, especially music, in the Quinte area.The eclectic concert included choruses from Handel’s “Messiah,” Broadway musicals and Big Band era numbers, plus talented local s

Jack Evans/For The Intelligencer Isabella Guan, competed in piano during the 50th annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival and, at age six, was the youngest competitor in the festival.

Festival names its stars

The 50th annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival wrapped up last week with an impressive Concert of the Stars in Albert College Auditorium. The evening included performances by top winners and guests and presentation of all awards and prizes, totalling more than 70.This year, five different young people shared the five major awards. The Rose Bowl compe

Submitted photo Local author R.J. Rosatte’s latest release, a mystery/suspense fiction novella, “Dark Side of the Mountain,” is now available as one of seven stories in a multi-author series called “Tawnee Mountain Mysteries.”

Local author’s work featured in series

Quinte resident R.J. Rosatte’s latest release, a mystery/suspense fiction novella, “Dark Side of the Mountain,” is now available as one of seven stories in a multi-author series called “Tawnee Mountain Mysteries.” Represented by publisher Short On Time Books, the collection of mystery books launched April 16.Called “Tawnee Mountain Mysteries”, the

CAROL FEENEY: Bancroft the place to be!

Once again, The Bancroft Art and Craft Guild is holding its outdoor summer show in Millennium Park on the same weekend as the International RockhoundGemboree. Over 3,000 visitors come to Bancroft for the RockhoundGemboree, as the town is bustling in the summer as it is a playground for many, with lakes, parks and many recreational facilities close