St. Johns, Newfoundland - April 14, 2015 - Three film makers in Newfoundland and questioning the wisdom of the Liberal Government in Nova Scotia ending the film tax credit. They say it will have a widespread impact on other parts of Atlantic Canada. Latonia Hattery - Sadie, Ruth Lawrence - Blue Pinion Films and Lynne Wilson - Relative Happiness (l-r) sat down recently to discuss the issue with Michael Trenholm. Listen to the interview here.
Toronto, ON, March 26, 2015 - Natalie MacMaster is the globally acclaimed Cape Breton fiddle player who has appeared on numerous CBC, CTV and PBS TV shows and sold over 200,000 albums. Donnell Leahy is the incendiary musical leader of Double Platinum selling, festival headlining Celtic family group Leahy. The two musical prodigies met as teenagers, found individual massive career success, and eventually reconnected and were married, becoming the first couple of Celtic music. Today the famous couple have six children, and perform together to sold out crowds in theatres across North America and the UK. They never, however, found the opportunity to record together – until now. Complete details in our story.
Charlottetown, PEI – March 24, 2015 - Music PEI has announced Stars, Dan Mangan, Plants and Animals, Murray McLauchlan, and The Spinney Brothers as the headlining acts for the inaugural Credit Union May Run Music Festival. Taking place in Charlottetown from May 13-17, the event celebrates the talents of PEI's artists while featuring accomplished acts from across Canada.
Woody Point, NL – March 25, 2015 - Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000.
Fredericton, NB – November 24, 2015 - The 7th annual FredRock Music Festival will fill downtown Fredericton with Rock n’ Roll sounds sure to please the hearts of many this coming July 17 & 18!
Halifax, NS – March 23, 2015 - Canadian actress, Samantha Gracie has joined the cast of Centric’s SINGLE LADIES. Gracie will have a recurring role as Breelyn Goldberg. Gracie has been featured in Canadian TV and is best known for her role in the highly reviewed film, VHS2.
Charlottetown, PEI, – February 25, 2015 - The 2015 Music PEI Award nominees are led by The Meds with six nominations, Catherine MacLellan and Coyote with five each and Katie McGarry with four. A full list of nominees can be found in our story.
Moncton, NB – February 25, 2015 – The cultural sector in Atlantic Canada is remembering Marc Chouinard. The East Coast Music Association issued a statement this morning. Originally from Campbellton, New Brunswick, Marc has been involved professionally in the East Coast cultural sector since 1976.