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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture articles share stories related to local arts, entertainment and the people behind them.

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The art of hairstyling (or how I learned to love my locks)

The art of hairstyling (or how I learned to love my locks)

Shampoo Alley owner and hair stylist Sarah Kelly talks about her passion for transforming her clients through their hair.
Elise Nelson seems to be everywhere

Elise Nelson seems to be everywhere

Concert booker and consummate Girl Friday to the arts in Sault Ste. Marie, Elise Nelson talks about the local arts community, the revitalization of the downtown and why she is very selective about acts she books
The Gladus: Portrait of a family built on a passion for art

The Gladus: Portrait of a family built on a passion for art

For Sherie (McKay) Gladu, art is more than just a passion, it led her to her future husband and her life with her two daughters.
Tiny paintings that fit in your hand

Tiny paintings that fit in your hand

Sault-based artist Lidia Silvestrova, originally hailing from Russia, uses her art to maintain a strong family bond and share her unique vision and memories with the community.
'For people like us, music means something' — the enduring legacy of Mister Disc

'For people like us, music means something' — the enduring legacy of Mister Disc

Sault ex-pat Todd Gordon explains why his CD store that closed down over 20 years ago is still bringing music lovers from the community and beyond together.
Outside the normal: tales of flipping cabs and dancing like Mowgli

Outside the normal: tales of flipping cabs and dancing like Mowgli

Local DJ, Shane Erickson likens his work to that of collage artists who re-purpose and re-contextualize parts of music to form something entirely new
How a local documentarian has tried to keep a nation’s soul alive with music

How a local documentarian has tried to keep a nation’s soul alive with music

In the inaugural edition of SooToday's new Arts and Culture feature, Chris Belsito speaks with George Al Khoury, who shared footage from his upcoming documentary, Songs of the Departed, about a group of Syrian musicians and singers in the refugee camps in Lebanon