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Past Episodes: March 2012 Archives

Community arts groups met with the Windsor Symphony last night...a chance for potential users of the Capitol theatre to have a conversation with the new owners.

The Windsor Symphony will be taking over the Capitol theatre in September.
When that organization takes over it's got to fill those theatre seats as many days of the year that it can.
The future of the symphony depends on the Capitol becoming not only self sufficient but a money maker for the Symphony as well.
Of course the Symphony has it's own series of dates that will fill up part of the calender but for the rest it's depending on the dozens of user groups that might use the Capitol to stage their events.
Everything from dance groups, the book enthusiast to theatre and musical groups.
Last night The Windosr Symphony met with potential users of the Capitol...a meet and greet if you will where the Symphony could lay out it's plans and the users could find out where they fit into those plans.
Peter Hrastovic was there.
Peter is a local lawyer, he's also a member of the Citizens for the Capitol theatre Group and he treads the boards on occassion as well.

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We'll tell you about the Titanic exhibition happening at The Henry Ford Museum that opens soon.

Opening soon, The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan is hosting the worlds largest touring exhibition of HMS Titanic artifacts.
This exhibition and other events planned at The Henry Ford, mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic off the coast of Newfoundland.
With over 300 items on display, the exhibition will take you back in time to when The Titanic was the largest, most magnificent ocean liner on the sea.
The exhibit includes replicas of artifacts the passengers would have seen on the ship, and actual items recovered from the ocean floor.
Tom Varitek is with The Henry Ford, he joins us on the line to tell us all about the exhibition.
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The Windsor Symphony announced it's line up for the 2012 - 2013 season this morning.

This morning, at the Capitol Theatre, the Windsor Symphony announced the line up to it's 2012 - 2013 season.
As you might expect it's filled with programming that reflects the best in classical by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Hyden among others.
The WSO has also commissioned new works to commemorate the War of 1812 and tapped guest stars such as cellist Shauna Rolston, the Capitol Quartet featuring four saxophones and violinist Mark Fewer just to mention a few of the highlights from next season.
But this is also a time of great change for the orchestra...all of it happening at once.
The launch of a new season...a search for a new musical director and a big move into the Capitol theatre from it's offices on Ouellette Avenue.
I spoke with the WSO's Executive Director Jeth Mill at this morning's announcement and we talked about the new season asa well as the changes ahead.
I began by suggesting that the theme for this season might be...change.
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