St. John’s, NL – November 20, 2013 - Engine Productions has announced that they will be presenting You Are Here by award-winning playwright Daniel MacIvor at the Barbara Barrett Theatre (Arts & Culture Centre). Show runs November 28-30 at 8pm nightly plus an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday, November 30.
Toronto, ON -- November 05, 2013 - Lynn Coady has been named the 2013 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press. The announcement was made at a black-tie dinner and award ceremony hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, attended by nearly 500 members of the publishing, media and arts communities.
Charlottetown, PE – November 5, 2013 - Confederation Centre of the Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014 and is also recognizing the last Charlottetown Festival with long-serving Artistic Director, Anne Allan at the helm. Allan announced earlier this year that after 10 notable seasons as leader, the 2014 Festival would be her last.
Halifax, NS , October 9, 2013, The Curatorial Panel for the 2013 Sobey Art Award has announced that Duane Linklater of Ontario is the recipient of the $50,000 award. The announcement was made Wednesday evening during a gala event held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada.
Halifax, NS, October 1, 2013 - The Theatre Arts Guild is the oldest continually operating performing theatre organization in Canada. That’s quite an accomplishment when you consider the difficultly arts organizations everywhere have had in ensuring sustainability since its inception since it opened in 1931. Perhaps it was lessons learned when it opened in the beginnings years of the Great Depression.
September 26, 2013 - Charlottetown, PEI – Confederation Centre of the Arts is marking its 50th anniversary next year and to celebrate this milestone has announced a jubilant 2014 Charlottetown Festival season. We have complete details on today's announcement.
Charlottetown, PE – September 24, 2013 – Cast members of The Charlottetown Festival’s Evangeline and Dear Johnny Deere raised their voices in support of the Actors’ Fund of Canada on August 29, 30 and 31 in Prince Edward Island and audience members responded by contributing an amazing $7,364 in support of the Canadian charity.
Halifax, NS - September 21, 2013 - $29,000 in prizes presented to Russell Wangersky, Lesley Choyce and Steven Laffoley at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Literary Awards. The Awards were presented on the eve of The Word on the Street festival that attracted writers and publishers from much of the country. Read our story for details.
Fredericton, NB - September 18, 2013 - The Beaverbrook Art Gallery welcomes the 2013 autumn season with four exhibitions opening September 29 at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Music by Lone Cloud. Artist talk by Alan Syliboy at 1 p.m. Check our story for a report on all the exhibitions that will be held in the coming weeks.
Halifax, NS – September 16, 2013 – Remember the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books? We sure do and that was one of the reasons we decided to investigate the mystery of the woman behind “Buried Secrets of Louisbourg.” It’s actually Nova Scotia author Jo Anne Yhards’ third novel with that type of theme. The first two were “Lost on Brier Island” and “The Fossil Hunter of Sydney Mines.” You can hear our interview with Jo Ann in our story.
Truro, NS – August 26, 2013 – Alan Syilboy is destined to create works of art that will be remembered for generations. His latest high profile work now hangs in Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The 3D Butterly will welcome visitors to the province and that distinction seems appropriate that the work of a Mi'kmaq artist have such a high profile at a major gateway into the Province of Nova Scotia.
Saint John, NB - August 1, 2013 - For the first time in almost two decades, the Saint Mary’s Band played from the second level of Saint John’s iconic King Edward VII Memorial Bandstand in Kings Square. We have video in our story from the public ceremony that attracted 400 people.