Music is the soundtrack to our lives—from the ballad you slow-danced to at senior prom to the ballad you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal.
- C$22.50 for one ticket to see Matt Dusk (up to C$44.65 value)
- When: Saturday, July 5, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Brockville Arts Centre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Matt Dusk's style: effortlessly debonair and charming
- Matt Dusk's voice: a smooth croon that makes audiences swoon and fills Sinatra's ghost with ghostly envy
- How he began his career: he started as an opera and classical singer, but fell in love with jazz when he heard the recordings of Tony Bennett and Sarah Vaughan
- The results of his new-found passion: he earned the top spot in 1998's Canadian National Exhibition Rising Star Competition, and studied at York University under jazz legend Oscar Peterson
- Two Shots: the gold-selling major label debut that hit the top ten on the Billboard jazz charts and introduced the world to Matt Dusk's dusky voice
- And since then: Matt's been on a winning streak that would raise red flags in any casino, racking up another gold record with 2009's Good News and a platinum record with his latest
- That latest, much of which you're likely to hear live: My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook, in which he pays homage to the tragic balladeer and trumpet player
Brockville Arts Centre
When it first opened in 1858, the building that stood on the Brockville Arts Centre's current location operated as a town hall, marketplace, and fire-engine house, making it the first-ever Swiss Army building. Only two bricks remain from that original structure, as the intervening 150 years saw numerous expansions and reconstructions, as well as a 1937 fire that destroyed the auditorium. From the ashes rose a motion-picture house called The Regent, which succumbed to the popularity of television 20 years later. In its place today stands an expansive centre for the local arts, thanks to a community-driven $2 million restoration. The Centre welcomes concerts, musicals, and comedians with the glow of its chandeliers, and though the movie theatre has long since closed, its 35-millimetre projectors remain, occasionally flickering to life for special screenings.