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Articles by Bruce Head

Bruce Head
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Bruce Head is kawarthaNOW.com's managing editor, lead developer, and a contributing writer. When he isn't editing or developing, Bruce enjoys making music, exercising Tess the border collie, and working on his elusive first novel.
One of Canada's greatest songwriters, Willie P. Bennett (pictured here in the 1970s) died at the age of 56 from a heart attack in his Peterborough home on February 15, 2008. (Photo: Willie P. Bennett Legacy Project)

Celebrating Willie P. Bennett, a songwriter’s songwriter

Tribute concerts in Guelph, Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Peterborough will honour the 10th anniversary of the legendary musician's passing.
For the second year, Trent Radio is hosting a local Record Production Month (RPM) Challenge. Originally launched in 2015 in the U.S., the RPM Challenge invites musicians to create a full-length album of original material during the month of February. (Drawing: Brazil Gaffney-Knox)

Musicians, are you up for the RPM Challenge?

Trent Radio hosts local version of annual event inviting musicians to create a full-length record during February.
Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts artistic director and coach Thomas Vaccaro during a make-up trial with student 13-year-old Ethan Hinshelwood. Ethan is one of six of the organization's advanced students who will be demonstrating their skills at Circus Idol, Peterborough's first-ever circus arts competition at the Market Hall on February 2, 2018. (Photo: PACA)

Six kids will compete to become Peterborough’s first-ever Circus Idol

Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts competition at Market Hall on February 2 also includes performances from veteran circus artists.
Lindsay resident Christian Cooke (right) and colleague Brad Zoern with their 2012 sound mixing Emmy Awards for "Hatfields & McCoys". Cooke and Zoern, along with Peterborough native Glen Gauthier, have been nominated for the Sound Mixing Oscar for 'The Shape of Water'. (Photo: Emmy Awards)

Lindsay’s Christian Cooke gets an Oscar nomination on his birthday

Guillermo del Toro film 'The Shape of Water' film leads the Oscar race with 13 nominations including best sound mixing.
Banjo player Gerry Mitchell, who was a member of the Northland Ramblers and organized the weekly Kitchen Party Music Jams across central Ontario, died in November at the age of 63. (Photo: Kitchen Party Music Jam / Facebook)

The great Kitchen Party Music Jam in the sky: remembering the late Gerry Mitchell

Banjo player, music jam organizer, and member of Northland Ramblers passed away last November.
Lindsay resident Christian Cooke (right) and colleague Brad Zoern with their 2012 sound mixing Emmy Awards for "Hatfields & McCoys". Cooke and Zoern, along with other members of the sound team for "The Shape of Water" including Peterborough native Glen Gauthier, have been nominated for a 2018 BAFTA Award. (Photo: Emmy Awards)

Lindsay resident Christian Cooke nominated for BAFTA award for ‘The Shape of Water’

Post-production sound mixer worked on Guillermo del Toro film along with Peterborough native Glen Gauthier.
Matt Sobb, Steve Marriner, and Tony Diteodoro are MonkeyJunk. The award-winning Ottawa trio is performing at Peterborough's Market Hall on January 9, 2018. (Publicity photo)

MonkeyJunk has been reinventing the blues for 10 years

Award-winning Ottawa trio kicks off 10th anniversary tour at Peterborough's Market Hall on January 9.
Neil Young performing at Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, on December 1, 2017 as part of his "Home Town" concert that was live-streamed in Canada and around the world. Our breaking story confirming Omemee as the location for the "secret concert" was our top news story of 2017.

The year in review: what happened in Peterborough and the Kawarthas in 2017

From Justin Trudeau to Neil Young, more than 250 stories and events we covered in the past year.
Serena Ryder's voice was in fine form for her 90-minute concert at Showplace Performance Centre on December 15, 2017. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Serena Ryder warms hometown hearts at sold-out Showplace concert

After rocking Showplace, the Millbrook native also dropped in at the Red Dog to perform with the Silverhearts.
Neil Young performing at Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, on December 1, 2017 as part of his "Home Town" concert that was live-streamed in Canada and around the world.

Neil Young thrills hometown crowd with classics and rarities at Omemee concert

Iconic Canadian-born musician's solo acoustic 'Home Town' concert on December 1 was live-streamed around the world.

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