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December Featured Artist, Ashley Lepre

Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2020 10:00 AM

December Featured Artist, Ashley Lepre

December’s Featured Artist is Ashley Lepre, a painter and specialist in furniture restoration. You may also know Ashley as the owner of Brantford Finders Keepers, a furniture restoration/gift shop/DIY studio located at 198 King George Rd.

Ashley is a wife, mother to three little girls (5,5,6) and a second mom to an 11-year-old son. As an avid DIY’er and crafter, Ashley has had a passion for refreshing old worn out pieces of furniture, saving them from landfill...

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November Featured Artist - Ashley LeBlanc

Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 12:00 AM

Our November Featured Artist is Ashley LeBlanc, an 18-year-old singer, songwriter and performing artist from Brantford. LeBlanc says she has been singing since she could talk and grew up listening to her Dad’s jukebox, discovering her love of music while singing along to hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

LeBlanc has been playing guitar for the last ten years, and for the last four years she has been performing locally and throughout Ontario at festivals, restaurants, local fairs and charity events....

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October Featured Artist: Q-MACK

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 12:00 AM

October’s Featured Artist is Quincy Mack (aka Q-MACK), a professional basketball freestyler, NBA entertainer, public speaker and youth educator from Brantford. Q-MACK has been entertaining audiences all over North America since 2000 with his dazzling basketball tricks and engaging personality.

Q-MACK began working for the NBA in 2000 as a touring entertainer and live event host and was signed by Nike in 2001 as a basketball freestyler and personality. He has since been hired by over 4000 schools...

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September Featured Artist: Leah Murphy

Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2020 12:00 AM

September’s Featured Artist is Leah Murphy, a professional freelance makeup artist from Brantford. Clients can book Leah’s services in preparation for birthday parties, engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, or any event or special occasion where they want to feel a little more polished and glamorous.

Growing up in Brantford, Leah attended North Park Collegiate and was drawn to a cosmetology course and the beauty industry. This course fueled her passion for makeup even further and she began...

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Winding Way Records Signs Brantford’s Chris Strei

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Winding Way Records recently announced that Chris Strei of Brantford has joined the label in a sync-rep agreement. Chris Strei is a singer/songwriter whose style has been compared to Chris Stapleton, Tom Petty, Doc Walker, and Tragically Hip. Chris draws on his life experiences for inspiration in his music. With composition influenced by blues, bluegrass, hard rock, and metal, Chris’s songs tell stories with a sense of universal perspective.

In July 2019, Chris released his full-length album, "The...