Blue Hearts sing the blues

Hank Lionhart and the Blue Hearts will be performing at Medici’s Gelateria and Coffeehouse in Oliver, on Wednesday May 22 at 7 p.m.

Mark Comerford (guitar, percussion, vocals) and Hank Lionhart (vocals) are both members of RCA recording artists, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band who have performed all over Western Canada for the past 4 years since their reforming of the band. Newest member of the Blue Hearts is founding member of the Powder Blues Band Jack Lavin on bass. Jack is a terrific song writer and vocalist as well as an amazing bass player.

Mark Comerford and Hank Lionhart have been performing and recording the blues for more than 40 years, with each other and in other Blues bands. They have opened shows for Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker and more recently for Burton Cummings. In 2015, they were privileged to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennesee with Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band. In 2016, they represented BC in the Solo/Duo category where they made it to the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge. This was followed by the release of their debut album Pumpin Out The Blues and performances across BC and Alberta, such as the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Island Folk Festival, and 39 Days of July. and they are representing BC again this coming January 2019 in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge.

The Blue Hearts play original songs in a traditional style staying true to the Blues. Tickets are $20, available at Medici’s on 522 Fairview Road, Oliver. 250-498-2228 Get your tickets soon, before they disappear!

Witness the birth of dance – FREE

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art presents
EPILOGOS – Creative Residency

May 19 – May 24
FREE performance!!!
Friday May 24
5:00 p.m.

Venables Theatre
Coming to Oliver from May 19th to May 24th is an exciting and innovating way to promote contemporary dance in our community. Venables Theatre will be hosting a creative residency with Shay Kuebler Radical System Art. What does that mean? It means that a professional dance company from Vancouver will be taking over our theatre and our town to create their newest work EPILOGOS before heading out on a national tour.

While the technical crew take over the theatre every morning to develop the lighting, projection and sound for EPILOGOS, the dance company will be at Plass, the new community studio at 6570 Park Drive. Dance professionals and teachers from throughout the Okanagan have been invited to drop-in for these 90 minute morning class, Monday – Friday starting at 11.

On Monday evening, Plass is also partnering on a community Master Class for advanced dance students in the area and on Wednesday there’s an event at River Stone Winery for their members.

Local visual artists and photographers are also invited to attend some of the afternoon on-stage rehearsals in the theatre to sketch the dancers and capture photographs of this new dance piece in development.

Creative Residency Schedule is found here: EPILOGOS

​The creative residency culminates on Friday May 24th at 5:00 pm with a dress rehearsal to give our local audience a sneak peek of the performance. Admission is free of charge and open to the everyone.