Arts Anyway

Here’s another chance to hear some “live” music by local artists.  Tongue in Cheek Productions are starting a series of webstreamed shows called Arts Anyway in support of artists impacted by the current Covid 19 situation.  The first show will go up at 7pm on Sunday evening (tomorrow) with further shows planned to be twice weekly.  The initial offering will feature performances by tenor Jaques Arsenault, soprano Jennifer Routhier and pianist Natasha Fransblow as well as interviews and news items.  The show will be uploaded to their YouTube channel.

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Democracy in Action

Tongue in Cheek’s latest show, Democracy in Action, took place at the Lula Lounge last night.  The concept was pretty straightforward.  There were eight (almost) singers and a pianist.  Each singer offered up five numbers ranging from opera through art song to musical theatre and pop.  Advanced on-line polling had selected one song per singer.  Polling of the audience in the house produced the other two.  The in house polling was supported by really rather well done videos in which the “composers” tried to persuade the audience to vote for their stuff.

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