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John Wort Hannam joins Empress Vaudeville lineup

John Wort Hannam will perform at the Empress Theatre’s Vaudeville variety show at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.

A Juno Award nominee headlines the Vaudeville show Friday, Aug. 24 at the Empress Theatre.
John Wort Hannam agreed last week to join the line-up of Vaudeville, which takes the stage at 7 p.m. Friday.
In addition to the Juno nomination, Wort Hannam won a Canadian Folk Music Award for album of the year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville, Texas New Folk Award and other accolades.
Wort Hannam, a folk-roots performer, just released his seventh album, Acres of Elbow Room, and will soon be touring in support of his latest work.
Wort Hannam begins his tour Aug. 31 at Edmonton and continues on with September dates at Jasper, Twin Butte, MIllarville, Lethbridge and Calgary.
Wort Hannam is a long-time supporter of the Empress Theatre, and is charged with putting together the lineup for the annual Centre Stage Series.
The 2018 Vaudeville show has the theme, “Return of the Greek Gods,” and will feature the original play Olympic on Olympus starring Empress drama camp students.
The Vaudeville lineup includes Fort Macleod singer Rebecca Runions, a graduate of F.P. Walshe school, Heleen Fieret, owner of Cafe Orange on the piano, dancer Dayleighn Dietrich, and singing sisters Lydia and Zoe Nelson.
Vaudeville was a genre of variety entertainment popular in Canada and the United States from the early 1880s until the 1930s.
A typical Vaudeville show was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts on a common bill.
A show might consist of performances by musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, monologues and one-act plays.

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