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Gypsy Theatre may be leaving Falls

JOHN LAW QMI Agency — The newly-renovated Seneca Queen Theatre on Queen St. in Niagara Falls may be looking for new tenants this year. It’s unclear whether Fort Erie’s Gypsy Theatre will return for a second season.

NIAGARA FALLS — Gypsy Theatre’s stay in Niagara Falls may have been a short one.

After a much-ballyhooed debut on Queen Street last year, the Fort Erie-based company’s future in the Seneca Queen Theatre appears uncertain for 2010.

Mordechai Grun, president of property owners Historic Niagara Development, says while Gypsy Theatre “tried their best, and they worked hard,” he would not confirm the company is returning for a second season this year. more…

Dragon Ritual Drummers

On Feb 12th on Queen Street the Dragon Ritual Drummers will be returning home to where they first originated, Niagara Falls. The group performs unlike any ordinary band at a restaurant or pub, it is a more festival suited interactive display, that will be playing on Friday at the 4555 Cafe & Wine Bar. Although they originated in Niagara Falls, the group has never played here before; but with the downtown’s developing art scheme, it seemed like the right time to return. The group’s inspiration by a mythical ideal of a mystical dragon’s spirit residing within the Falls and their albums telling stories of the serpent. Scoring at the top on MySpace music charts all over North America for particular Afrobeat and Topical. The Dragon Ritual Drummers will be performing two days before valentines, and within this interactive performance, a King and Queen will be chosen from the audience, as this group expresses the spirituality of this festival through music and art.