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Magnus Theatre Staging Live Outdoor Show in Waverley Park

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~ August 22, 2020 (LSN)  Thunder Bay (August 21, 2020) – Magnus Theatre is welcoming back audiences to experience the joys of live theatre for A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. Magnus is one of the first regional theatres in Canada to be staging a full run of a professional production since the gradual lifting of public gathering restrictions began this summer. The show will feature a talented cast of all local performers taking to the outdoor stage.  

While September has always marked the start of a new programming season for most theatres across Canada, this year is noticeably different. Limits on public gatherings and other initiatives to protect public health in the wake of a global pandemic means most theatres have had to stay closed, or to reimagine their seasons.

Magnus Theatre has consulted with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the City of Thunder Bay to map out its capacity for live performances and will be following all provincial guidelines in an effort to protect the safety of patrons, volunteers, staff, and actors.

“When we got the news that we would be able to have performances outside for audiences of up to 100 people, I knew that A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline would be the perfect show under these conditions,” says Magnus Theatre Artistic Director Thom Currie, who is also directing the play.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline will be staged in Waverley Park, in the open air adjacent to Magnus Theatre’s auditorium. The musical will run for 12 performances over two weeks. Audience capacity will be limited to 100 people per performance. Patrons will be seated in household/social “bubbles,” distanced at least two meters apart. There will be one entrance and one exit point, and Magnus Theatre will be encouraging ticketholders to wear masks in a further effort to promote public safety. 

This year’s production will be the third time that Magnus has staged A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. The widely popular show is written by Dean Regan and previously ran at Magnus in 1992 and 2012. Set during a radio broadcast celebrating Cline’s rise to stardom, radio DJ Little Big Man guides the audience from Cline’s humble beginnings as a country singer playing honky-tonks in her native Virginia to achieving pop music level stardom and performing at the legendary Carnegie Hall in New York City.

“One of the reasons I chose this show is that it could be cast with 100% Thunder Bay talent,” Currie continues.  “Not only do we have an award-winning Patsy Cline, but the entire band from the 2012 Magnus production is available to reunite for this special production.”

Thunder Bay based actor and singer Amy Sellors hits the Magnus stage as Patsy Cline.  Sellors is one of the few performers approved by the Patsy Cline estate to portray this legend of country music, which she has done to great acclaim across the country, notably in record breaking productions at the Globe Theatre in Regina and the Stephenville Theatre Festival in Newfoundland. Thunder Bay native Andrew Cecon stars as radio DJ Little Big Man. No stranger to the Magnus stage, Cecon has previously appeared in Bang Bang and Miracle on 34th Street.

Local music legend Danny Johnson is back at Magnus as the production’s Musical Director and playing piano in the band. Danny performed this role at Magnus in the 2012 production of the play. The band members are returning players also - Martin Blanchet on bass, Rob Jardine on pedal steel guitar, Chris Plater on drums, and Dan Zadkovich on guitar.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a touching theatrical musical experience that delivers over 20 timeless songs and promises to delight audiences with its roster of brilliant local performers.

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline runs at Magnus in the Park from September 3rd to September 13th. Showtimes are 7:00 pm, with 2:00 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Tickets go on sale on August 25th at $40 each and are available online at www.magnustheatre.com or by phoning the Box Office at 807.345.5552. This is a licensed event and beverage services will be provided. Patrons are asked to bring their own lawn chairs to the event.

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

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  • ALL TOGETHER NOW
    ALL TOGETHER NOW

    ALL TOGETHER NOW

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 9, 2021 (LSNews)  Badanai Theatre & Paramount Live have teamed up to light up the Paramount Theatre again with All Together Now!

    A fantastic selection of songs are featured in this brand new musical revue from shows including Rent, Matilda, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Once on This Island, Mamma Mia! and many more take to the stage November 12 & 13, 2021.

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

    #LSN_SSM

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  • Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage
    Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage

    Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  Paramount Live is proud to present Heathers the musical. Heathers is the darkly delicious musical theatre treat to start their season of performances. “Heathers is a show about Veronica Sawyer who is a teenage misfit doing all she can to fit in” said Jessica Smith who plays Veronica in the production. “She ends up getting an opportunity to join the Heathers which is basically the 1980’s version of the well known Mean Girls.  After an incident, Veronica gets kicked out of the group.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSNews_TBay 

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  • Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend
    Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend

    Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 26, 2021 (LSNews)  ON-With home-ice advantage, and 24 hours to go, the Kam River Fighting Walleye will be facing off on Friday and Saturday night against their cross-town rivals, the Thunder Bay North Stars. After last weekend’s clean record and over-time win against the Red Lake Miners, the Fighting Walleye currently hold first place in the SIJHL, and nevertheless, are looking to defend their position coming out of this weekend’s series.

    #LSN_Sports  #LSNews_News 

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

    #LSN_SSM

    Read more
  • Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage
    Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage

    Heathers the musical takes to the Paramount stage

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  Paramount Live is proud to present Heathers the musical. Heathers is the darkly delicious musical theatre treat to start their season of performances. “Heathers is a show about Veronica Sawyer who is a teenage misfit doing all she can to fit in” said Jessica Smith who plays Veronica in the production. “She ends up getting an opportunity to join the Heathers which is basically the 1980’s version of the well known Mean Girls.  After an incident, Veronica gets kicked out of the group.

    #LSN_Arts  #LSNews_TBay 

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  • Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend
    Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend

    Walleye Vs. Northstars: This weekend

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 26, 2021 (LSNews)  ON-With home-ice advantage, and 24 hours to go, the Kam River Fighting Walleye will be facing off on Friday and Saturday night against their cross-town rivals, the Thunder Bay North Stars. After last weekend’s clean record and over-time win against the Red Lake Miners, the Fighting Walleye currently hold first place in the SIJHL, and nevertheless, are looking to defend their position coming out of this weekend’s series.

    #LSN_Sports  #LSNews_News 

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  • Hovland Arts Festival (HAF)
    Hovland Arts Festival (HAF)

    Hovland Arts Festival (HAF)

    COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA   ~~~  November 17, 2021  (LSNews)    The Hovland area is known for being a little quirky- a little far away from everything - and full of amazing artists. Come see the fun creations of the Hovlandtites

    this November 27 10-4pm at the Hovland Arts Festival (HAF) and find out what we've been doing since this pandemic had us in lock down. As individual artists, alone time is usually the artist's dream but now we're ready to socialize and get back to our public. The creativity in the Hovland Town hall this summer was amazing, with over 25 artists at our summer show and it was our best public turnout since the show's inception.

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  • Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1
    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    Toys for Tickets campaign returns November 1

    SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~  October 27, 2021 (LSNews) The City of Sault Ste. Marie is pleased to announce the return of its annual Toys for Tickets campaign. Beginning next week, every person who receives a parking ticket from November 1 to December 1, 2021 can pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value to support the community’s Christmas Cheer efforts. 

    #LSN_SSM

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  • Virtual Mining Event aims to connect the Northwest
    Virtual Mining Event aims to connect the Northwest

    Virtual Mining Event aims to connect the Northwest

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~  September 28, 2021 (LSNews)  The Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC) is proud to support the up-coming virtual Mining the Northwest Expo & Conference hosted by Canadian Trade-Ex. This virtual mining expo and conference to be held November 30th to December 2nd, 2021 and will link mines and the major exploration projects located in Northwestern Ontario with mine service and supply businesses, indigenous businesses, workforce training organizations and individuals seeking mining careers.

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Winners announced for Mayor’s Christmas Card Competition

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO ~~~  November 24, 2021 (LSNews)  The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Mayor Christian Provenzano wish to thank local students for their entries to the Mayor’s

Christmas Card Competition. Approximately 200 submissions were received from elementary school aged children, and six were selected to be used as the Mayor’s annual Christmas Card.

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WMH & MidMichigan Health Invite Community to Town Hall Meetings

November 30th and December 1st Lake Superior State University’s Anchor Room

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~  November 21, 2021  (LSNews)  Two town hall meetings will be hosted by War Memorial Hospital and MidMichigan Health to discuss War Memorial joining the MidMichigan Health system.  On November 30th and December 1st David Jahn, President & CEO of WMH and Dr. Diane Postler-Slattery, President & CEO of MidMichigan Health will provide information and answer questions regarding the affiliation. “We are happy to be able to work together and provide our community an opportunity to receive additional information about what it means to join the MidMichigan Health system” said David Jahn, WMH President & CEO.

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Agencies Work Together on Preventative COVID-19 Treatment

Region 8 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Coalition

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SAULT STE MAIRE, MICHIGAN ~~~  November 15, 2021  (LSNews)  A healthcare team made up local partners provided numerous local residents with monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19 last week. “We were contacted on Tuesday, November 9th by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Region 8 Healthcare Coalition Coordinator, to provide monoclonal antibody treatment to potentially 60 individuals at an assisted living facility the following day” said Renee Gray, Director of Kinross EMS. “After collaboration with Dr. Raycraft and Shelli Arnold at War Memorial, we reviewed and passed protocol to facilitate this process” Gray added.

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Hunters Are Reminded To Help Slow The Spread Of CWD

slow the spread of CWD by following baiting and feeding bans and for hunters to properly dispose of carcasses

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~ November 13, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters and the public that they can help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) by following baiting and feeding regulations.

#LSN_Outdoors #LSN_WiscNews #LSN_CircleTour

DNR Welcomes Kimberly-Clark Marinette To Wisconsin's Green Tier Program

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NORTHERN,  WISCONSIN   November 11, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomes Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Marinette manufacturing facility as a Tier 1 participant of the state’s Green Tier program.

As a Tier 1 participant, the facility commits to improving its environmental impacts through implementing an environmental management system. The Marinette facility currently utilizes an EHS Management System that helps location teams oversee all aspects of environmental, health and safety performance on-site.

#LSN_Outdoors #LSN_WiscNews 

DNR Offers Free Tree Seedlings To Wisconsin Fourth Graders

Ahead Of Arbor Day 2022

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~   Novemberr10, 2021  (LSNews)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering free tree seedlings to every fourth-grade student in Wisconsin as part of the department’s annual Arbor Day tree planting program.

Wisconsin fourth grade principals, teachers and those who homeschool can now place seedling orders and coordinate delivery by completing the 2022 Arbor Day application by March 15, 2022.

#LSN_Outdoors #LSN_WiscNews

DNR Pheasant Stocking Increases Hunting Opportunities

For This Holiday Season

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~  November 8, 2021  (LSNews )  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will stock pheasant at 25 state properties in central and southern Wisconsin during the week of Dec. 20, 2021, to increase hunting opportunities throughout the holiday season.

#LSN_Outdoors  #LSN_CircleTour #LSN_WiscNews 

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