Beauty is Embarrassing
Feb 23, 2014 | 7:00 PM
Part biography, part live performance, Beauty Is Embarrassing directed by Neil Berkeley, tells the irreverent and inspiring story of Wayne White, a one-of-a-kind visual artist and raconteur. The film traces White’s career from an underground cartoonist in New York’s East Village to his big break as a designer, puppeteer and voice-over actor on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for which he won three Emmy’s. It follows Wayne’s success designing and animating for other children’s shows like Beakman’s World and music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins (Tonight, Tonight) and Peter Gabriel (Big Time) through a dark period of struggle and self-reflection before emerging in his present-day incarnation as a respected painter and performer. The film, like White, embraces the ragged edges and messy contradictions of life, art, and family with rabid humor and honesty.
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KIAC & DCMF Present:
Nick Ferrio & Doug Paisley
Tues, Feb 25th
Doors open: 7:30
Nick Ferrio is a recording artist and songwriter from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. His music is deeply steeped in the traditions of country and folk, at once starkly honest and filled with tall tales. He often tours Canada and Europe with a rotating cast of sentimental ladies and gentlemen under the moniker of Nick Ferrio & His Feelings.
His first album, “Introducing Nick Ferrio & His Feelings,” was released in September 2012 to glowing reviews in the Globe & Mail, Magnet, Exclaim!, and No Depression, who said the album “captures the spirit of country music at its best.” He followed that release with a seven-inch record produced by Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo in the Spring of 2013.
Nick Ferrio continues to consistently write, record and perform throughout North America and Europe.
With the kind of understatement that’s typical of the man, Doug Paisley describes his wondrous new album Strong Feelings as “just 10 new songs. It’s a lot less simple and unadorned than other recordings I’ve made, but it’s just as earnest and straightforward as what I’ve done before.”
This is all in keeping with the Toronto songwriter’s low-key approach to his art, preferring to let his songs speak for themselves. A fact borne out by the nature of the effusive praise given to Paisley’s last effort, 2010′s Constant Companion. MOJO, who included it in their top ten albums of the year and extolled its “rare kind of purity”, declared that “an anti-star is born”. Rolling Stone called it a “nearly perfect singer-songwriter record”, while UNCUT singled it out as “sure-footed and ageless…uncluttered, sad and unerringly lovely.”
Tickets: $15 Adv / $20 at the door
Hey Artists! How about a show in The SOVA Gallery this year?
A great chance for local and emerging artists to get their work out there!
For info on how to reply, check out http://kiac.ca/coursesoutreach/confluencemembersgallery/
Take your loved one out for an evening of fine dining and some great cinema!
Friday, February 14. 6pm.
Doors Open 6pm
Cocktails and Appetizer
6:30 – Short Film
6:45 – Dinner
8 pm – Feature Film
9:30 pm – Dessert
The film: Spinning Plates is an award winning documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who bring them to life. A world-renowned chef competes for the ultimate restaurant prize in Chicago, while privately battling a life-threatening condition. A 150-year-old restaurant in Iowa is still standing only because of an unbreakable bond with the community. And a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Tucson struggles as its owners risk everything to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.
A fund raiser for the Dawson City International Short Film Festival.
$30 – Full Evening
$10 – Movie and Dessert
Reservations required. Please reserve by Wednesday February 12, 5pm. 993-5005
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Now that the sun’s coming back, it’s not cruel to share these great memories of the 2013 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival:
To celebrate the Bechstein grand piano’s 145th year of making music, KIAC presents:
The Great 88: A Concert of Piano Music
Barnacle Bob CD Release, with special guests:
Angela Van Nostrand
Come to the Odd Fellows’ Ballroom this Friday to hear performances on this piece of Dawson City history.
There will be a special menu of food and drink and time to share stories about the piano
All funds raised will contribute to maintenance of the Bechstein grand piano.
For more information on the piano: http://yukon-news.com/letters-opinions/a-tale-of-two-pianos
At the Odd Fellows’ Ballroom
Friday, Jan 24th
$12 Adv / $15 at the door
Available at KIAC & Maximillian’s