Toronto, ON – March 5, 2014 - Jimmy Rankin is gearing up to release his 6th solo LP Back Road Paradise on Song Dog Music/Fontana North, April 1, 2014. Back Road Paradise features 12 brand-new Rankin compositions, including lead-off single “Cool Car” and duets with Grammy winner and bluegrass icon Allison Krauss, as well as Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy.
Halifax, NS – The 13th annual ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, announces its full program for educators, youth and families taking place from Sunday April 6 to Saturday, April 12 in Halifax and Dartmouth.
Halifax, NS - March 4, 2014 - JazzEast presents The Robert Glasper Experiment opening night of the 2014 TD Halifax Jazz Festival. The concert takes place Friday, July 4, at the Marquee Ballroom. "I've been trying to bring Glasper to the festival for a number of years and am thrilled that he’ll be setting the tone for our 28th edition,” states Laura ‘Lulu’ Healy, JazzEast Artistic Director. "His music pushes jazz to a new level, and he speaks to such a wide range of music lovers."
Halifax, NS – March 5, 2014 – Halifax’s Bloody Diamonds have announced their most ambition tour to-date. Lead vocalist Sara Elizabeth says "I don't know if we fully understood what we were getting into when we decided to independently book this tour, by far the most insane thing we've done, but I'm glad we didn't give up on it. This is going to be wild... hopefully we make it back alive."
Toronto, ON, March 3, 2014 - Prolific Newfoundland thespian John Moyes will receive the 2014 Leslie Yeo award for Volunteerism awarded by Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), the Insurance and Retirement plan provider for performers and screenwriters across Canada. Details in our story.
Halifax, NS – March 3, 2014 - In partnership with the Bedford location of the storied Split Crow Pub, the East Coast Blues Society is excited to announce HRM's newest Saturday afternoon Blues matinee. Get the full details in our story.
Toronto, ON – March 2, 2014 - Fresh off the release of their brand new album Fast Motions, The Balconies are set to bring their live show across the country this May alongside Vancouver’s Head Of The Herd. The band will be on tour in support of their new release, Fast Motions which was released in Canada in January via Coalition/Warner.
Fredericton, NB - February 28, 2014 – The Beaverbrook Art Gallery and The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation have agreed to a settlement of their dispute over seventy-eight works of art which the First Lord Beaverbrook and Lady Beaverbrook delivered to the Gallery in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Halifax – Feb. 27 -- The house where Canada's best-known folk artist created her iconic works was at the heart of a recent award for the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia recognized the gallery and its staff for contributions to Nova Scotia's built heritage in their preservation of Maud Lewis' painted house.
Gander, NL - February 28, 2014 - Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the annual Tourism Excellence Awards Gala on Friday night as the grand finale to the Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Gander. The Tourism Excellence Awards Gala featured the presentation of the Tourism Excellence Awards that honour businesses and leaders who are helping advance the tourism industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.
New Glasgow, NS – February 28, 2013 – Now a staple of the Spring entertainment season in northern Nova Scotia, Music Shapes New Glasgow is branching out in its fourth year. This year’s lineup encompasses a wide variety of musical styles from Celtic to Blues to Hip Hop and Bluegrass, featuring artists from across the province as well as from right here in New Glasgow. Check this year's music line-up and ticket information in our story.
Charlottetown, PEI - February 26, 2014 - Shania Twain will perform a special concert on Saturday, August 30, at the Charlottetown Events Grounds as part of the PEI 2014 Founders Week festivities. The concert will be Twain's first performance in Atlantic Canada in 15 years. Tickets go on sale March 7. Complete details and a preview video in our story.