Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 06:00 am
Hip-hop recording artist J. Cole comes to Edmonton
Jermaine Lamarr Cole, known to hoards of fans as J. Cole, is booked to perform at the Shaw Conference Centre on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Cole’s most recent album, Born Sinner, was released on June 18 to widespread critical acclaim for his lyrical and storytelling quality.
After sitting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 for two weeks after its release, the album leaped to No. 1, giving Cole a second gold.
Tickets for the all-ages show range from $34.99 to $74.99 with additional service charges at Ticketmaster. They go on sale Saturday.
Drop-in theatre for seniors
The Geri-Actors Seniors’ Theatre is offering a new drop-in drama program for seniors 55 plus.
“It is an outreach program. A lot of seniors would like to be in involved in theatre but can’t commit to meeting every week. So we decided to try out a drop-in program. Anybody who wants to try it out to see if they like it can come. Or if they’re going on vacation they won’t feel like they’re missing out,” says Becca Barrington, administration director for Geri-Actors.
“A lot seniors’ arts programs for seniors see it as a recreation. Not that recreation programs don’t give joy. But Geri-Actors tries to offer a program that gives professional level skills. It’s about learning to use the body and mind in ways not done before. If a senior wants to act, but has never had the opportunity, this is a good way to build the skills.”
The two-hour program is held every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, 15 Winston Churchill Square. Admission is $2 per week. Refreshments are free of charge. For more information call 780-248-1556.