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WATERLOO, April 09, 2013 – An extravaganza of music, dance and entertainment, in both official languages, is in store with the seventh annual Anglo Franco Cabaret on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 7.30 p.m. This eclectic, energetic and bilingual stage production will be held at the Maison de la Culture de Waterloo located at 441 Rue de la Cour in Waterloo.
The cabaret is a highlighting event of those organised by the AngloFranco Committee, with the support of funds provided by the heath and social services centre CSSS de la Haute-Yamaska, to help create bonds between all the linguistic communities. As part of the organising committee, Townshippers’ Association is proud to contribute to these activities that bring people together through cultural events.
New Artistic Director, Wolfgang Adlhoch, brings his superb skills and understanding of the arts world to combine the features of this year’s cabaret into a cohesive show with many of the participants joining in for the opening act to create a multicultural theme.
Michelle Viens, President of the AngloFranco Committee, offers a glimpse of the local talent that has been recruited stating:
“We have Waterloo Elementary School kindergarten singing some songs, a comedy act with Michel Cormier and his son Victor, the Massey-Vanier High School band, Animal Crackers, and a ukulele act. To change the mood, Harmonie Wilfrid-Léger will perform classical music. There is something for everyone with bagpipe tunes from Brittany Peck and dance numbers by local youth. This is followed by Leslie Duke singing Eagles, James Taylor and other 70’s numbers. This is topped off with Brian Allen and his Gramps with Amps to wind up the evening with blues and rockabilly music. Come and be entertained by all the talent of the region.”
Emceed by Ed Humphrey, cultural agent for Brome Missisquoi Centre local de développement, the cabaret’s array of seasoned talent and rising future stars, and a promised special “Mystery Guest”, are not to be missed!
The Anglo Franco Cabaret is supported by the Maison de la Culture Waterloo. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased, $10 regular and $5 for children 12 and under, from Townshippers’ Association’s Lac-Brome office, by stopping by 584 Knowlton Road or by calling 450-242-4421 or toll free 1-877-242-4421.
About Townshippers’ Association
Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving of the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, since 1979. For more on Townshippers’ and its activities, connect online though Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook (TownshippersAssociation) and the website www.townshippers.qc.ca. The Association can be reached in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. (819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, (450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421).
Credit: Townshippers’ Association
Caption: Wolfgang Adlhoch, Artistic Director and Michelle Viens co-producer and AngloFranco Committee president, have pulled out all the stops to bring a the English and French communities together over an evening of eclectic entertainment.