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Talented artist Vallerie Sherman performs as Ann Wilson of Heart in the tribute band Just Heart which takes to the Festival Hall stage in Pembroke Saturday night.

Vallerie Sherman: A Heart-felt performance

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rick Wharton, actor, comedian, radio personality, The Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director, brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of traditional story format, these pieces are brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the interviews t

Canadian crooner Matt Dusk, touring for his album Old School Yule! hits the stage at Festival Hall in Pembroke tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online at www.festhall.ca or by calling 613-735-2182.

Rick Wharton sits down for a chat with Canadian crooner Matt Dusk

Matt Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in six critically-acclaimed studio albums. Dusk’s latest release, Old School Yule! features a 60-piece orchestra, 50-voice choir and numerous special guests. Together they join forces to create a swingin’ up tempo cocktail holiday album that will h

Canadian-born comedian Carla Collins hosted the first annual Festival Hall Centre For The Arts Red Carpet Event in Pembroke, Ont. on Thursday April 21, 2016. She returns as the headliner with her full show on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Canada's 'Queen of Comedy' Carla Collins returning to Pembroke's Festival Hall

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rick Wharton, actor, comedian, radio personality, The Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director, brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the big name acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of traditional story format, these pieces are brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the int

April Verch

10 Minutes With Rick: A chat with Rankin's own April Verch

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rick Wharton, actor, comedian, radio personality, The Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director, brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the big name acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of traditional story format, these pieces are brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the int

Carl Dixon will be performing as part of the Festival Hall Centre for the Arts Red Carpet Event this Thursday, April 21. He is well known for his band Coney Hatch and he has also played with the Guess Who and April Wine.

Carl Dixon returns to the Ottawa Valley for Festival Hall's Red Carpet Event

Editor's note: Rick Wharton, actor, comedian, radio personality, The Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director, brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the big name acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of traditional story format, these pieces are brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the int

Festival Hall in Pembroke is proud to present MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES - Saturday, May 9 @ 7:30 p.m. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, the bluegrass stint with Lester Flatt in the '70s, the six years with Johnny Cash in the '80s, and coming up with his smash "hillbilly rock" hits of the '90s, the four time GRAMMY winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music memorabilia preservationist, stylist, designer, photographer, songwriter, all around renaissance man, charismatic force of nature, and (first of all, perhaps), lead of the extraordinary, versatile touring and recording band The Fabulous Superlatives, MARTY STUART has shown a showman's zest for every conceivable flavour of country music.

Five-time Grammy winner chats with Rick Wharton

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rick Wharton (actor, comedian, radio host, Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director) brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the big name acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of the traditional story format, these pieces will be brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the interv

The Spoons are, from left, Casey MQ, Sandy Horne, Gord Deppe and Chris McNeill. The pop rock, 80s new wave band will help to celebrate Festival Hall's 35th anniversary this Saturday with a performance beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Spoons bring 80s pop to Festival Hall in Pembroke Saturday

EDITOR'S NOTE: Rick Wharton (actor, comedian, radio host, Conspiracy Guy, and Festival Hall director) brings The Daily Observer readers exclusive interviews with some of the big name acts coming to Festival Hall. Instead of the traditional story format, these pieces will be brought to you in the question and answer format in the same way the interv

Legendary Canadian guitarist Rik Emmett performs An Acoustic Night of Triumph and More... Saturday night at Festival Hall in Pembroke.

Remaining humble in the face of the infinite

So let's be a fly on the wall and see what Rik Emmett one of Canada's notable singer songwriters and one of the world's favorite guitarists had to say during his '10 minutes with Rick'.

Kathryn Greenwood fully clothed

Kathryn "Kathy" Greenwood is a Canadian actress and comedienne who has appeared on the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? numerous times, and played Grace Bailey on the Canadian television drama series Wind at My Back.