Marigold makes April variety month onstage

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Marigold Cultural Centre, By Melanie Grant

Two theatre productions, a guitar sale and three concerts top Centre’s schedule

The MacLellan Moffatt Financial Gallery is showcasing the works of Peter Labelle until the end of April.

Live music, drama, film and ballet — April is proving again that the Marigold is up to the “show us variety” challenge.

David Myles, Ron Hynes and the Scott Wood Band with their “Old Time Jubilee” show will be featured at the Marigold this month.

Myles is up for some East Coast Music Awards this year, for songwriter of the year and also with his tune Inner Ninja, a fabulous song that saw him collaborate with Halifax rapper Classified. If you haven’t heard this song, play the video on YouTube. I promise, like me, you’ll be hooked. Unfortunately for some, Myles’ show on Apr. 11 is sold out, but there are still some tickets left for Hynes and Wood.

Hynes is a Maritime folk musician who’s song Sonny’s Dream made him a strong thread in the fabric of the east coast musical culture. He will be at the Marigold on Apr. 23, a show not to be missed.

The Marigold is also showcasing two theatre productions this month. The first is on Apr. 19 with the locally produced children’s production “Labour of Love”. Presented by onStage Productions, this show is sure to be a treat for parents, grandparents and the general public alike.

The Zuppa Theatre Group, a professional theatre company out of Halifax, is presenting the second theatre production. It’s presenting a beautifully worked, one-woman show called “The Debacle”. Receiving acclaimed reviews in the city, Zuppa is taking this show on the road and the Marigold is delighted to offer this moving work to the Truro community.

Two films are also on the books this month: the art history film “Impressionism” presented by Dee Appleby; and the not-for-profit group Persons Against Non-State Torture is presenting the National Film Board Film: “Buying Sex”. There will be a panel discussion with filmmakers Teresa MacInnis and Kent Nason following this free screening on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The Marigold is also excited to support Arthritis Canada with a ballet choreographed by Margot Begin-Gillis and presented by dancers from Ballet Jorgen. This show will be presented on Apr. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

And finally, the Marigold is pleased to host — for the first time — Mingo Music’s 15th Annual Guitar Show and Sale on Apr. 26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In our opinion, the Marigold is the perfect venue for this event and we’re thrilled to partner with Mingo Music this year.

With the busy month on the stage we’re so pleased to offer a gorgeous exhibition in the MacLellan Moffatt Financial Gallery. Peter Labelle’s work will be here until the end of April and we’re delighted he’s sharing his beautiful and intimate work with the Marigold’s guests. Photos don’t do these large and textured works justice. Come in, visit and be swept up. Labelle’s official gallery opening is Apr. 11 at 6:30 p.m. and all are welcome. And regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Melanie Grant is the fundraising coordinator and MacLellan and Moffatt Financial Art Gallery curator at the Marigold Cultural Centre. She lives in Truro. www.marigoldcentre.ca.

Organizations: Marigold Cultural Centre, Scott Wood Band, Zuppa Theatre Group Non-State Torture National Film Board Film Ballet Jorgen Moffatt Financial Art Gallery

Geographic location: Truro

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