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Sierra Levesque, 11, and Bailey the dog star as Annie and Sandy in the upcoming Streetlight Theatre Company production of Annie - The Musical, which will be performed at Pembroke's Festival Hall in November.

Annie coming to Pembroke

Everyone’s favourite little redhead is coming to Festival Hall this November as Streetlight Theatre Company presents Annie – The Musical!

Students of Michelle’s School of the Performing Arts are extras in the movie Blue Skies on Mars, including Breann Kosnaskie, Chloe Bullivant, Gabriel Pearce, Elloise Bastien and Kelly Kosnaskie.

Scene for movie shot at drive-in

On Monday, Sept. 26, we filmed a scene at the Skylight Drive-In for the upcoming film ‘Blue Skies on Mars.’ I thought that this location would be perfect for the period of the film, 1974, because our Pembroke drive-in was built in 1954 and it has maintained its vintage character and charm.

Stone Fence Theatre producer and playwright Ish Theilheimer is in good hands with the fundraisers from Ottawa Valley hospitals, which his play High Times at the Heart Institute will be benefiting as it tours the Valley this fall and winter. From left: Toni Lavigne-Conway (St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation), Amy Joyce (Deep River and District Hospital), Barb Deslilets (Renfrew Victoria Hospital), David Rattray (Ottawa Heart Institute), Joy Delahunt (Almonte General Hospital), Amy Rouillard (Stone Fence Theatre) and Nancy Warren (Pembroke Regional Hospital).

Musical comedy tour benefits local hospitals

EGANVILLE - Recently, Stone Fence Theatre staff met with fundraisers for Ottawa Valley hospitals to plan a tour of its new show, High Times at the Heart Institute, with hopes to raise at least $25,000 for health care.

Music Fest in Mackey for CPAN on Saturday

It’s that beautiful autumn time of year again, and you are invited to celebrate at the annual Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) fundraiser Celebrating Colours: 2016 Music Fest in Mackey on Sept. 24 from 3 to 8 p.m.

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.

Carla's ready for her second date with Pembroke

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

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Classicism Par Excellence

The Ottawa Valley Music Festival’s final concert of the 2016 season takes place in Pembroke on Sunday, Sept. 18, when the Festival presents a programme of Haydn and William Boyce.

April Verch

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

The Tragically Hip's frontman Gord Downie is seen on a screen in Springer Market Square in downtown Kingston. The Hip's concert at the KRock Centre in the Kingston on Saturday, Aug. 20 was broadcast nationally on CBC. Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard

The Hip knows how to put on a show

If you didn’t get it before, you probably do now, this whole celebration of The Tragically Hip thing that the rest of the country’s been busy doing all summer.

Stone Fence Theatre is planning an exciting concert of traditional old-time French Canadian music on Aug. 4 at the Eganville Community Centre.Among those taking the stage for the show (clockwise from bottom left) are Germain Leduc, Yvon Cuillerier and Jonathan C. Rousseau.

French-Canadian concert

Stone Fence Theatre is planning an exciting concert of traditional old-time French Canadian music on Aug. 4 at the Eganville Community Centre. The headliner is button accordion virtuoso Gaston Nolet, who played to a full house in 2012 in Eganville, along with several other stars of Quebec's lively traditional music community.