The Olate Dogs

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster!

The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America\’s Got Talent, capturing the $1,000,000 prize. Since that day, their lives have been a non-stop roller-coaster! Led by father Richard Olate and his son Nicholas Olate, the Olate Dogs (www.olatedogs.com) are a high-energy, fast-paced act filled with doggie friendly and amazing pet tricks. The all-new LIVE theatrical show includes the infamous jumping rope, twirling spinning and fun-loving Olate Dogs made famous on America’s Got Talent… but there’s much more. With a doggy fashion show, a classic comedic routine by Richard Olate, music by Nicholas Olate and amazing cycling and juggling by his wife, the Olate Dogs show is fun for kids of all ages. Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online

Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child is the most authentic AC/DC tribute band that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child (AC/DC Tribute Band)

Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band, is the most authentic that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child’s show is poised to electrify the die-hard AC/DC fans and is a reminder of the enormous wealth of truly legendary material that AC/DC has written and performed since 1973.

A sample set list:

You Shook Me All Night Long, Thunderstruck, Back in Black, Hells Bells, Problem Child, Sin City, Livewire, Soulstripper, Who Made Who, What Do You Do For Money Honey, Giving the Dog a Bone, Have a Drink On Me, The Jack, High Voltage, Shoot to Thrill, Shot Down in Flames, Long Way to the Top, Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be, Highway to Hell, Touch too Much, Guns for Hire, Gone Shootin’, Whole Lotta Rosie, Riff Raff, Rock n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, Rock ‘n Roll Train, War Machine, Let There Be Rock, Big Jack, Shake Your Foundations, For Those About to Rock, Shake a Leg, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Ride On, Girls Got Rhythm, Walk All Over You, If You Want Blood You Got it, Go Down, TNT, Dirty Deeds, Jailbreak, Let’s Get it Up, Rock ‘n Roll Singer, Chase the Ace…

*Tickets are $39.00 *Ticket prices are subject to change.

For additional information on this show, and other upcoming performances in 2018, visit: www.rmts.bc.ca

 

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Great Voices of Canada

Grammy award winning baritone, Gino Quilico tours his newest project, Great Voices of Canada. Accompanied by pianist, Robert Holliston, and a guest soprano, Quilico combines audio and video clips, personal reminiscences, and fine singing to tell the stories of ten great Canadian singers whose careers greatly participated in promoting Canada\’s talents on the international opera stage.

Grammy award winning baritone, Gino Quilico tours his newest project, Great Voices of Canada. Accompanied by pianist, Robert Holliston, and a guest soprano, Quilico combines audio and video clips, personal reminiscences, and fine singing to tell the stories of ten great Canadian singers whose careers greatly participated in promoting Canada\’s talents on the international opera stage.

From Edward Johnson who became in May 1935 general manager of the Metropolitan Opera and held the position for fifteen years to Jon Vickers, Louis Quilico, Pierrette Alarie & Léopold Simoneau (known as Mr. and Mrs. Mozart worldwide), Maureen Forrester, Raoul Jobin, Portia White (considered to be the first Black Canadian opera singer), André Turp, Joseph Rouleau, Pauline Donalda (Founder of the Opera Guild in Montreal and creator of the role of Concepcion in Maurice Ravel’s opera L’heure espagnole!), Teresa Stratas, Richard Verreau, one of the most celebrated tenors of his time, the list goes on.

Having enjoyed a tremendous career himself, Gino Quilico is truly the best candidate to honour those great ambassadors, those great voices of Canada who have all been instrumental in building our country\’s enviable reputation. Gino Quilico has sung in two feature operatic films and over 20 complete opera releases, including the 1995 Grammy-winning recording of Les Troyens. He was named the Canadian Music Council\’s \”Artist of the Year\” in 1988, is Canada\’s first Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and in 1993 was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2599.html

Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble: Swingin’ with Oscar

This program celebrates the music of Oscar Peterson. Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz.

This program celebrates the music of Oscar Peterson. Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz.

As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, and as recording artist for the famous Verve Records label, recognition of his talent quickly spread far beyond his hometown. The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to our very own Oscar Peterson! Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that\’s the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada\’s best jazz saxophonists.

Acclaimed at the most important venues from New York to Paris by way of Geneva, Tokyo and Beijing, Rémi Bolduc captivates the audience with the dazzling virtuosity and stunning maturity that have made him a most accomplished musician.This program is totally dedicated to Oscar Peterson\’s music and the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to him as only he can.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2598.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))

BC World Music Collective

f there ever was a World Music supergroup, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in this beautiful province.

If there ever was a World Music supergroup, this would be it. The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London, who now make their home in this beautiful province.

The collective is comprised of Adonis Puentes, Celso Machado, Tonye Aganaba, Kurai Blessing, Locarno (Tom Landa, Pedro Mota Robin Layne, Liam MacDonald, Nick La Riviere, Kalissa Landa, Ronnie Swirl) and First Nations (Stō:lo/St’át’imc/Nlaka’pamux Territories) rapper, Ostwelve. The project first began in the summer of 2015, when the artists were asked to come together to perform at the Vancouver Island Music Festival.

After an intense week of rehearsals, the group made their first appearance on the mainstage of the festival. After their set, they were all elated with how it went, and decided one performance just wouldn’t be enough. A few weeks later, a plan was hatched to turn the one-off project into the province’s most exciting World Music band.

This is truly an exciting band with some impressive talent. Their performance is very much a collaboration that sees all the musicians playing with each other, and backing each other up as they sing their own songs and tell the stories of where they are from, and how they got to BC. They are the ideal festival band and take listeners on a worldwide journey without leaving the province.

Tickets available in person at the UVic Ticket Centre, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2597.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))

Black History Month 2018 – Closing Gala

Black History Month 2018 – Closing Gala is a night of educational, entertainment, food, music, and memorable speakers. Honoring True Role Models.

Black History Month 2018 - Closing Gala

Black History Month 2018 – Closing Gala

Black History Month 2018 – Closing Gala is a festive night of educational, entertainment, food, music, and memorable speakers.. Celebrating our 26th Canadian commemoration of Black legacy and honoring our community True Role Models. This Gala will be an elegant affair, featuring a Caribbean dinner, followed by a dance party

Tickets and more info: https://blackhistorymonth2018closinggala.eventbrite.ca

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Crimes of the Heart

Phoenix Theatre productions serve an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

Crimes of the Heart

Crimes of the Heart: Through teasing and laughter, the Magrath sisters relive sweet memories and confront past resentments at their Grandaddy’s house, after the youngest sister Babe is arrested for shooting her abusive husband. Each sister must come to terms with the consequences of their own crimes of the heart. Humorous and heartfelt, this Pulitzer prize-winning black comedy, written by Beth Henley, beautifully captures the incredible power of family.

Crimes of the Heart Runs February 15 – 24 2018 Note: Free pre-show lecture on Friday February 16 at 7pm.

Tickets: $15-$26

UVic Phoenix Theatre
3800 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada

Phoenix Theatre productions serve an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

When you attend the Phoenix Theatre you experience some of this city’s most exciting and eclectic theatre – while participating in the education of our students. Our students learn by doing! They are involved in every aspect of these productions – from acting on stage, to the design, creation and management of sets, costumes, props, sound and lighting.

Discover the difference that the youth, talent and energy of our students can make and get a preview of Canada’s next generation of theatre artists!

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Innocence: West Coast Art and Artists

Innocence: West Coast Art and Artists

“Innocence: West Coast Art and Artists Through a Visitor’s Eyes” Guest curator Nellie Lamb will talk about her research on In Search of Innocence, tell stories that have emerged through this research, and discuss the idea of innocence as it relates to the West Coast as space/place.

There will be a conversational question period following the tour. Participants are invited to share their own stories of the arts on the West Coast in the 1960s. Light refreshments will be served.

$Free

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ISSAMBA – The African ROOTS Ultimate Experience

To kick-off Black History Month 2018 celebrations, African Cultural & Festivals Society/VACCS & AfriCa Fest Productions invite you to an evening of African ROOTS Music & Dance MEET the ROOTS with ISSAMBA!

Issamba The African ROOTS Ultimate Experience

ISSAMBA The African Roots

ISSAMBA The African Roots, is set to kick-off Black History Month 2018 celebrations. African Cultural & Festivals Society/VACCS & AfriCa Fest Productions invite you to an evening of African ROOTS Music & Dance MEET the ROOTS with ISSAMBA!

Come out and join us as we celebrate Black History Month. ISSAMBA The African Roots is an exquisite presentation of artistry from all five African regions united through a single show. Featuring MERLIN NYAKAM: Choreographer. You will also experience MAMADOU DIABATÉ: Master balafonist, ADAMA BILOROU: Percussionnist, AKRA SOUMAH: Doundounfola & LASSO SANOU: African flutist, N’goni, Talking Drum and more…

Prepare to be captivated from very the first sound. Deeply immerse yourself in ISSAMBA The African Roots through African instruments, traditional rhythms and a fusion of dancing styles. Let the rhythm move you and don’t repress the urge to participate!

You will witness a spectacle of the senses with Issamba. TRANSCEND YOUR SENSES and become the rhythm.

Visit the Facebook page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/188934628300365

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Stephen Fearing with special guest Oh Susanna

Touring in support of his ninth solo record, Every Soul\’s a Sailor, Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of folk, roots, and pop. A founding member of Canadian roots-rock super-group Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and winner of multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music awards

Touring in support of his ninth solo record, Every Soul\’s a Sailor, Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of folk, roots, and pop.

A founding member of Canadian roots-rock super-group Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and winner of multiple JUNO and Canadian Folk Music awards, Fearing is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist. Having played to sell-out crowds and rave reviews during his 2017 tour in eastern Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Scotland, and England, Stephen is kicking off 2018 closer to his Victoria, BC home with performances in BC and Alberta.

The tour will be a unique experience for fans accustomed to seeing Fearing play solo as he will be accompanied by the rhythm section of bassist Rob Becker and drummer Leon Power. Becker is an award-winning touring and studio artist who has played with an elite group of musicians including Colin James, Barney Bentall, Patricia Conroy, The Sojourners, and Shari Ulrich. Based in BC, Power has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, with performances that span a variety of styles including folk, roots, country, pop, and gospel-soul.

Oh Susanna is the musical name of singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider. Performing since 1996, she has released eight critically acclaimed albums. She is the recipient of a Genie Award for Best Original Song and a Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year. She has also been nominated for two Juno Awards each for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year, as well as two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Solo Performer and for Best Contemporary Singer of the Year.

Her most recent recording, A Girl in Teen City, is an album of songs set in 1980s Vancouver starring a teenage punk girl named Suzie. Oh Susanna lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

Tickets available in person, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2596.html

General $38, Student/Alumni $28, General 4 Pack $130 (only available in person or over the phone (250-721-8480))