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Living Room Love Songs

A FUNDRAISER IN SUPPORT OF THE CITADEL THEATRE

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Spouses, friends, lovers, family, and everything in between - love comes in all shapes and sizes! Celebrate LOVE on February 14 and support the Citadel Theatre at the same time!

A love-themed, pre-recorded online concert – Only $40!

Favourites from our past Rice Theatre performance series (Nuela Charles, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, John Wort Hannam, Tara Jackson, Audrey Ochoa, and Farren Timoteo) will each perform a set of three songs all about love. Enjoy this online video concert full of timeless classics and original works with your loved ones in your own living room. From their homes to yours! The songs have all been pre-recorded following all COVID protocols. 

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Why stop there? Add on one (or more!) of these incredible packages:

RGE RD Three-Course Meal with a Bottle of Wine – $175+GST

A decadent three-course heat-and-serve meal for two with a bottle of red wine. Appetizer: Kohlrabi Vichyssoise (kohlrabi & leek soup). Entrée: Cedar Wrapped Braised Beef, mushroom relish, roasted potatoes, winter vegetables. Dessert: Apple-Oat Tart, spiced whipped cream. Wine: CedarCreek 2017 Cabernet Merlot. No substitutions.

PICK UP
Feb 13, 12pm–4:30pm at The Butchery by RGE RD (12229 107 Ave. Just outside of the Larder private dining room/adjacent to the butchery shop.)

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Whimsical Cake Studio Crate of Chocolates – $50+GST

A crate of chocolatey deliciousness including hot cocoa bombs (2), chocolate nougats (6), double chocolate cookie bar (big enough to share), plus white chocolate passion fruit and dark chocolate cinnamon truffles (4).

PICK UP
Feb 13, 10am–6pm at Whimsical Cake Studio (8211 102 St.)

DELIVERY ($10 within Edmonton // $15 outside Edmonton)
Feb 13, 12pm–8pm

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Graham & Lane Florists Bouquet – $95+GST

A gorgeous, specially-designed, Valentine’s bouquet with a small “Happy Valentine’s Day!” card included. No alterations or personalisation available. Order your bouquet before 12pm on February 8 to allow time for your flowers to be prepared and delivered!

DELIVERY (Free!)
Feb 13, 9:30am–6pm (Please note that your bouquet will be delivered to the address on your Citadel account.)

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The Artists

Nuela Charles

Nuela Charles is an alternative soul singer/songwriter based in Edmonton, known for her soulful vocals and captivating stage presence. Noted as “one to watch” by the legendary SoulTrain.com, Nuela has become an indie synch darling, landing 11 TV placements off of her debut album Aware alone! Cited by the UK’s Metro publication as “cocked, locked and ready to be shot onto the world stage with a soulful voice that may one day fill the Amy Winehouse-shaped holes in everyone’s hearts,” Nuela has brought her distinct voice to various stages across North America. Over the last several years she has showcased at Canadian Music Week multiple times, headlined an evening at the Edmonton Jazz Festival, and even landed an opening support slot for Ziggy Marley.  Nuela’s debut American performance was at the uber-coveted It’s A School Night showcase in Los Angeles, on the personal invite of Chris Douridas (popular DJ and musical tastemaker at Santa Monica, California's radio station KCRW) after he added Charles’ saxy Unfortunate Love into the rotation.

The lead single Crumbling Down from her sophomore 2018 Juno Award-nominated album The Grand Hustle, landed Nuela a nod from pop culture staple FADER.com, and spread nationwide as it landed on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 charts for seven weeks straight. Adding another four (4) TV synchs to her name, notably on ESPN and the CW’s hit show Jane The Virgin, Charles is ready to release more of her fiery brand of cinematic soul. Gearing up to release her brand new project this October, the first single Do It Right (March 2018) co-written and produced by Grammy-nominated Rob Kleiner (Andra Day, Sia, Ceelo Green), made a splash in Germany as it entered the German Airplay Charts (Hochschulsender) Top 100 in May and landed two synch placements on the US National Sports Channel ESPN; adding to the 13 synchs she’s acquired over the last couple of years. It also received support from CBC Music Radio, keeping steady ground in the Top 20 charts for 7 weeks. Charles is ready to release more of her fiery brand of cinematic soul, and if her second single Troublemaker is any indication, it’ll be your next favourite “no-bark-all-bite” anthem that’s one of the year’s best showcases in sass.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has collected an audience of fans across North America drawn to simple honest words and a genuine smile. Having released 4 full-length albums to date, Fitzgerald has spent his career since 2006 creating music, touring, developing as a songwriter, and connecting with audiences. Fitzgerald’s unique and innovative ideas coupled with his inherent warmth allow him to engage with people in a way that always leaves them meaningfully connected.

John Wort Hannam

In 2001, Lethbridge, Alberta based roots musician John Wort Hannam quit his Grade 9 teaching job on the Blackfoot Kainai Nation and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Twenty years later, a few feathers in that lucky hat that include a JUNO nomination and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, confirms it was the right decision.

Tara Jackson

Tara was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and is of Jamaican and Haitian heritage. An honours graduate of Berklee College Of Music, she has filled the past few years with theatre performances across Canada, include her Merritt, Sterling, and Evie award-winning performances for her portrayal of Celie in The Color Purple. “I’m blessed to have some amazing loves in my life, music being one of them. I hope this love reaches you wherever you may be.” @taraatee

A special thank-you to my love, Steven, for being my personal studio engineer. <3

Audrey Ochoa

The transformation of nostalgia is both innovative and intricate, a delicate balance of appealing to the old while tiptoeing at the forefront of the entirely cutting edge. Unbound by any predisposed ideals around genre or delivery, trombonist Audrey Ochoa has achieved the ideal: presenting meticulously influential compositions with a playful and liberated approach. Classically trained but with a voracious appetite for honing her craft in any genre, Ochoa has shared stages with Hilario Duran, PJ Perry, and Tommy Banks; and with international greats Lew Tebackin, Marcus Miller, Chris Potter and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band. A rising star in her own right and a fixture of the Canadian music scene, she is decidedly captivating and original, and her compositional skill and talent on her instrument is spectacular. “…here shows a musician with endless confidence and skill, with varying moods and tempi within a trio that is always in sync.” – (Keith Black, Winnipeg Free Press)

Farren Timoteo

Farren Timoteo is an Edmonton-based performer, playwright, and director. Over the last 17 years, he has performed in more than 30 productions in theatres across Western Canada, including the Citadel Theatre (Peter and the Starcatcher, Monty Python’s Spamalot); the Mayfield Dinner Theatre (Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors); Theatre Calgary (The Light in the Piazza); Western Canada Theatre (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (As You Like It, Shakespeare in Love). He is the Artistic Director of Alberta Musical Theatre Company, where his award-winning work as a writer and director is seen by more than 85,000 students across Alberta every season. In 2016, Farren created and starred in his one-person play, Made in Italy, which has since been seen at Western Canada Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, and will next appear at Vancouver’s Arts Club as soon as it is safe to do so. Farren has been honoured by the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on many occasions, most notably for his performances in Made in Italy, and Monty Python’s Spamalot, as well as for his direction of Alberta Musical Theatre Company’s Pinocchio. In 2015, Farren was included in Avenue Magazine’s prestigious list of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40, in recognition of his artistic contributions to the city.

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