COLUMN: Linda Jensen — Feb. 6, 2014

Linda Jensen
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E.A. Rawlinson Centre

The Winter/Spring 2014 Entertainment Season opens on Feb. 14 with Diamond Rio which has had one of the most successful careers in country music. Diamond Rio won a coveted Grammy Award for their album The Reason. 

The band has sold more than 10 million albums and has had three platinum and five gold records.  Diamond Rio is a four-time winner of the Country Music Association’s vocal group of the year award. 

They have also had 13 Grammy award nominations.  Diamond Rio holds the distinction of being the first group in the history of country music to have a debut single reach No. 1. 

They achieved that in 1991 with their hit Meet in the Middle.  The band will sing many of their hit songs including some of their early releases. Please note: the Sweetheart Dinner with caterer Randy Whitter from My Place Restaurant and Lounge scheduled for 6 p.m. (pre-show) in the E. A. Rawlinson Centre is sold out.

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On Feb. 17, Platinum Blonde performs as part of their Standing in the Dark-30th Anniversary Tour.   Platinum Blonde has released four albums that have achieved platinum seven times over. Their influence on the music industry has been recognized by their induction into the Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

The Platinum Blonde concert will feature songs old and new and will also include some rare footage of the making of Standing in the Dark.  “The live show will be a massive undertaking of visual story-telling, light and special effects that will span the course of two full hours.”

Platinum Blonde is part of the Canadian Tire Concert Series.

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If you are in the mood for a good laugh, Odyssey Productions present 39 Steps tonight  (Feb. 6) as well as on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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This is a reminder for young performers from five to18 years of age that registration for the Search for the Stars 2014 audition begins on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. To register call the Box Office at 306-765-1270. 

The audition is open to all performers who will be five to18 years of age on June 30. There is no charge. The audition will take place on March 23 in the theatre. The Search for the Stars performance and competition is on May 23.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.earawinsoncentre.ca

See you in the theatre.

 

Organizations: Country Music Association, E. A. Rawlinson Centre, Canadian Tire Box Office

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