Acoustic Harvest presents maritime musical oral historian Rosalee Peppard, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. Peppard specializes in transcribing women’s stories into song, calling herself a HERstorian. This vivacious Nova Scotian collects and crafts the stories of maritime women she meets and interviews into song, accompanies herself on guitar or mountain dulcimer. Her performances have been described as “hauntingly beautiful.”
Coming from a musical maritime family, her grandfather fiddling in the kitchen in Truro, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Music and English from Mount Allison, with graduate studies at Banff School of Fine Arts, and with Lois Marshall at the University of Toronto. Since becoming a professional, Peppard has appeared on radio and television, and won awards for her singing and songwriting.
For the past 12 years Peppard has travelled the Maritimes interviewing local women and getting their stories. She has recorded three CDs, and won two Helen Creighton Folklore Research Awards. This evening will be both a learning and entertaining experience. For more information on Rosalee Peppard, and to hear some of her music, visit www.rosalee.ca.
Tickets for Rosalee Peppard are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and are available at the door. Acoustic Harvest is located at St. Nicholas Church, 1512 Kingston Rd. east of Warden.
For more information call 416-264-2235, or visit www.acousticharvest.ca.

FeverGraph is a new, non-profit theatre company recently launched at Studios on Carlaw. Beacher Zoe Sweet, along with partners Kate Gordon and Tosha Doiron, have opened this company to “explore stories, plays, and myths in new radical ways by raking through their bones to draw out what has yet to be uncovered.” FeverGraph has two shows in creation at the time of writing. One is a modern re-interpretation of Faust with just two actors. The other is based on secondary characters in three of Henrik Ibsen’s plays.
Zoe Sweet has an Honours BA in Theatre from the University of Toronto, and a Masters of Fine Art, Acting from York University. She has been acting and teaching for the last 10 years. She has acted with Upper Canada Repertory Company, The Classical Theatre Project, and produced Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again at the Tarragon Theatre..
As an instructor, Sweet works at York University and the Upper Canada Repertory Company.   She also co-founded the World Playground Project, bringing theatre to at-risk youth at home and abroad. She has conducted workshops in Toronto as well as in Cape Town, South Africa.
FeverGraph has a series of classes in the Fall 2011 schedule, including Movement for Actors, Scene Study, Acting for Teens, and Beginner Acting. Classes will be held in the Studios on Carlaw, 276 Carlaw Ave., Suite 223.
For more information on FeverGraph, or to enroll in classes, call 416-277-5075, email fevergraph@gmail.com, or visit www.fevergraph.com.

Last issue we announced a concert by Beach guitarist/poet Mark Battenberg. Mark emailed to tell me that his concert has been postponed. The Hidden Pass: Poetry & Guitar for an Autumn Day will now take place at the Main Street Library, 2 p.m. on Oct. 29.
We also mentioned that Battenberg was chosen as one of the winners in the Why My Library Matters to Me sponsored by the Toronto Star. Although at the time Mark said he would like to have lunch with poet Michael Ondaatje, he wrote to say that instead he will be lunching with Margaret Atwood. Stay tuned for a report.

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