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Welcome to the 2017-18 Season

WILDERNESS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES

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The Wilderness Entertainment Series  has been providing Red Lake and its surrounding area with LIVE quality entertainment since 2013.  WES is a not-for-profit, community based organization comprised of volunteers supported by our community and government partners as well as sponsorship from local businesses and individuals.  Our generous sponsors help us to achieve our goals of bringing affordable, quality entertainment to the people of the Red Lake District.

Currently, WES is proud to present the 2017-18 Wilderness Entertainment Series with eight great shows which include live music from Canadian Rock Legends, GLASS TIGER, a multi-artist tribute concert to the songs of GORDON LIGHTFOOT, the folk roots sounds of THE FUGITIVES, the smooth Jazz sounds of BARBRA LICA, and music from a regional favourite – the  THUNDER BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

For those who love live theatre and dance, the 2017-18 series will include the ROYAL MTC performance of Charles Dickens A CHRISTMAS CAROL, as well as a synthesis of dance, theatre and story telling with MARINA NEMAT  and the MOTUS O DANCE COMPANY with their engaging performance of PRISONER OF TEHRAN.  Additionally the contemporary dance group EBNFLOH will take to the stage with their captivating high energy Montreal hip hop performance – COMPLEXE ‘R’.

8 GREAT SHOWS IN 2017-18

The Way We Feel

Friday, September 29, 2017
THE WAY WE FEEL is a multi-artist show featuring the songs of the legendary Gordon Lightfoot. Expect a highly entertaining evening brought to you by Kevin Fox, Lori Cullen, Peter Katz, Oh Susanna, and Jory Nash. The show has boasted three sold out shows a year for 14 years at Toronto’s famous Hugh’s Room.

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Glass Tiger

Monday, October 16, 2017
With hits like “Don’t Forget Me”, “Someday”, and “Diamond Sun”, this New Market, Ontario-based rock band quickly rose to fame in the 1980s and went on to win five JUNOs and a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 1987. GLASS TIGER’S career has spanned more than 25 years. The opening act is Jonathan Roy.

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A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The ROYAL MANITOBA THEATRE CENTRE brings Charles Dickens’ timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim to life in an amazing one-man show! Let the love, hope, and compassion of this classic tale warm your family’s hearts just in time for the holiday season.

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The Fugitives

Monday, January 15, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
Based in Vancouver BC, this modern folk music group is as eclectic as the city from which they hail. Their sound has been described as everything from folk pop, to spoken word cabaret. THE FUGITIVES have toured 12 countries, and been nominated for several Canadian Folk Music Awards and a Western Canadian Music Award.

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Motus O Dance Theatre

Thursday, February 8, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
Get ready for a powerful performance as MOTUS O DANCE THEATRE captures the story of MARINA NEMAT who, after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, was arrested at the age of 16 and spent more than two years as a political prisoner. Since 1990, Motus O has created 19 full-length productions for adults and children.

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Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
Celebrating over 55 seasons, the THUNDER BAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will be back in 2018 to bring you an evening of unique and unforgettable original programming. Bring your whole family to delight in the perfect mix of classics, as well as pop and children’s pieces.

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Ebnfloh Dance Group

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 AT RED LAKE DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
In 2005, Alexandra “Spicey” Lande dreamt of bringing Montreal street dance to a larger audience. Fast forward more than a decade, and EBNFLOH is captivating audiences everywhere they go. Their fusion of hip hop and other dance styles continuously pushes artistic boundaries and always keeps viewers on their toes.

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Barbra Lica

Friday, April 13, 2018 – AT THE COCHENOUR HALL
JUNO-nominated BARBRA LICA has been receiving accolades since the release of her debut album in 2012, at which time the CBC named her one of Canada’s top five jazz artists. Her love of classic musicians like Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald comes through in her own sweet and unique style.

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What are people saying about these great performances?

Enjoy great Canadian musicians, dancers and performers without leaving town….

Lica’s love of singing was conveyed to the audience by the joy that always seemed to be present in her facial expressions as she performed. Her intonation and dynamic voice control on all of the pieces were phenomenal.

Glen Silverhorn, Published in the Brantford Expositor

The Fugitives are capable of achieving dizzying, Arcade Fire-ish crescendos, replete with parallel melodies, complex harmonies and brimming torrents of emotion

As written in, Uptown Magazine

Ms. Nemat told her harrowing story with fierce eloquence, while the dancers provided a mute and poignant interpretation of the terrifying transition from freedom to terror and despair.

Kate Gilderdale, Stouffville Free Press
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