April 15, 2014 -- Halifax -- The Sobey Art Foundation and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are pleased to announce the longlist for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent contemporary art award.
St. Andrews, NB – April 15 – 2014 – Organizers are promising the biggest festival yet as they announced this year’s line-up for Paddlefest in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Headliners this year include Montreal rockers Plants and Animals, New Brunswick born songwriter David Myles, and legendary Newfoundland musician Ron Hynes.
New Glasgow, NS – April 15, 2014 - The New Glasgow Jubilee will be “Rockin’ the River” August 1-3 with an all-star lineup that features the Sam Roberts Band, Steven Page, Danko Jones, Crash Karma and more. We've got full details in our story.
Moncton, NB, April 11, 2014 – Mo Kenney, Petunia, The Backyard Devils, Les Païens and Cédric Vieno will perform at the Frye Festival in Moncton April 25 and 26. These talented singer-songwriters and musicians will share the stage with award-winning authors during colourful evenings of music and readings. Complete details on the schedule in our story.
Charlottetown, PEI – April 11 2014 -- A stellar line up of Canadian musical artists will take centre stage during one of the country’s largest Canada Day celebrations in Prince Edward Island where Canada got its start 150 years ago. Prince Edward Islanders and visitors will be treated to a free day-long Concert for Canada at the Charlottetown Event Grounds, capped off by the largest fireworks display in the entire country.
Charlottetown, PE – April 12, 2013 - Harmony Wagner’s Queen of the Crows has been selected to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s a huge accomplishment for this Prince Edward Island native. More on the film and the company behind it in our story.
St. John’s, NL – April 13, 2024 – Newfoundland film maker Ruth Lawrence has completed five films in a web series called Buy The Boards. The comedic shorts star Luke Lawrence and Matt Wright and Directed by Ruth Lawrence. View the series here and enjoy a laugh.
Cape Breton, NS – April 11, 2014 – JP Cormier’s about the effects of PTSD on Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan has touched hundreds of thousands in a few days. An official video and song has just been released to help raise funds for Paws for Thought, a charity that supplies a service dog companion to people suffering from PTSD. More in our story, including the video that was just released.
Tatatamagouche, NS – April 10, 2013 – Slow Food Canada will host their 9th annual meeting in Tatamagouche, Colchester County in early May 1 - 4. Slow Food Nova Scotia has also announced it will hold its’ annual spring supper in conjunction with the event at the Wentworth Recreation Centre on May 3.
April 5, 2014, Halifax, NS – Casino Nova Scotia has created an Artist in Residence Program designed to support emerging Nova Scotian musicians. The $20,000 program was announced during East Coast Music Week and will provide a local musician or group with support and opportunities to develop their career. The program will be administered by Music Nova Scotia.
Montreal, QC – April 6, 2014 – Sometimes music combined with other disciplines produces a beautiful result. Averil Parker has accomplished that quite nicely with The Project Pigeon. She explains, “I wanted to express though music my experiences in my Yoga practice.” Learn more about this artist who tells us she cut her teeth at Baba's Lounge in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Ottawa, ON - April 4, 2014 - East Coast Kitchen Party Publisher Michael Trenholm announced today the creation of the Founding Board of Directors of the not for profit corporation, The Ottawa North East Film Festival or The ONE Film Festival Inc. The Board has been created to develop and implement plans for an annual film festival that solicits participation primarily from filmmakers and films developed in North East North America. It will also create new opportunities for the music industry attracting performers primarily from Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and initiate other related actives that attract public participation and support. The full news release with biographies of the Founding Board of Directors is available here.