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Jackie Washington Day…

JACKIE WASHINGTON DAY in Hamilton! Celebrate Black History month by joining us for an afternoon honouring Jackie Washington through music, videos, historical photographs and archival materials presented by Rick Stapleton, Archivesand Research Collections Librarian from Mills Memorial Library at McMaster University. Concert 12noon to 1:30pm featuring performances by Mose Scarlett and Ken Whiteley with guitarist Margaret Stowe and much more at the Hamilton Central Library. This event is now SOLD OUT! Contact the library for more information.

CHANGES TO THE SUNDAY GOSPEL SERIES SHOWS @ HUGH’s ROOM! Sadly boththe Jan. 29 with The Marigolds & Joe Jencks and the Feb. 26 show with Coco Love Alcorn & the O’Pears have been cancelled. We will try to schedule them back next year. However, this season’s closer on Sunday, March 26 should still go ahead under the aegis of a new committee that has been formed to revive the wonderful venue. That show will feature series favourites The Fabulous Levy Sisters (Amoy & Ciceal),Yukon singer/songwriter Nicole Edwards, and the mountain & hammered dulcimer and guitar landscapes of Steve Eulberg from California. For additional gospel music information go to Ken’s gospel music page.

For updates regarding the re-opening of Hugh’s Room go to To make a donation to Hugh’s Room go to donate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: – provide Brian Iler with the security answervia email: