Book Review: Ray Fraser’s “Seasons of Discontent”

Book Review: Ray Fraser’s “Seasons of Discontent”

by James M. Fisher Seasons of Discontent is Raymond Fraser’s thirteenth work of fiction. It could be subtitled; “The Continuing Adventures of Walt Macbride” since it features the recurring semi-autobiographical character Ray’s readers have met before in novels such as The Bannonbridge Musicians and In Another Life. In fact, Seasons expands upon Part Three of…Continue Reading

Two Frye Authors Cancelled

Two Frye Authors Cancelled

It is with great regret that the Frye Festival announces the cancellation of authors Elizabeth Renzetti and Yasmina Khadra at the 16th edition of the annual festival, scheduled to take place April 25 to May 3 in Greater Moncton. The Festival was thrilled to welcome such great writers, but the celebration will continue with nearly…Continue Reading

Lots of Entertainment Upcoming at Miramichi Folklore Park

Lots of Entertainment Upcoming at Miramichi Folklore Park

The Miramichi Folklore Park recently presented the Ladies Of The River, so … just to keep things fair, they’re now going to present the Men Of The Woods! This event happens on Sunday, April 12th at the Miramichi Folklore Park in Renous from 2 to 5 pm. There will be lots of singers and musicians present and there…Continue Reading

New Concert Promoter Bringing Great Musicians to Miramichi

New Concert Promoter Bringing Great Musicians to Miramichi

A new concert promoter is bringing in some fantastic talent to the Miramichi region. PEI’s Indie Rock Band, Paper Lions are performing this weekend at a local bar. And Eastern Canada’s premier rock band, Joel Plaskett Emergency, with special guest Mo Kenney are performing in April at a school theatre. Octopus House is a concert promotion…Continue Reading

Dive into the 3rd Season of Dance Festival de Danse–Miramichi

Dive into the 3rd Season of Dance Festival de Danse–Miramichi

Following the success of the two previous editions that drew nearly a thousand participants, the stage is now set for the Festival de Danse Miramichi Dance Festival Season 3. This event joins French and English communities of Miramichi and elsewhere across the Atlantic provinces. The Festival will be held from March 12th to the 19th, 2015…Continue Reading

Cocaine Plane! Opens Tonight at the Black Box Theatre

Cocaine Plane! Opens Tonight at the Black Box Theatre

One of the most incredible stranger-than-fiction crime dramas ever to unfold on Canadian soil is about to invade Fredericton theatre stages. It’s 1989 in Fredericton, and the sky is full of salsa music and failing engines. A plane carrying millions of dollars of cocaine has crash-landed outside city limits, and powerful members of the Colombian Medellin drug…Continue Reading

Tom Forrestall’s Tiny Egg Tempera Paintings at Gallery 78

Tom Forrestall’s Tiny Egg Tempera Paintings at Gallery 78

Tom Forrestall is among Atlantic Canada’s best known artists. His works in egg tempera and watercolour are well recognised and widely collected. Gallery 78 in Fredericton has recently received a collection of the artist’s “miniatures”. These compact paintings are no less compelling for their small size. They exemplify Forrestall’s attention to detail and sense of…Continue Reading

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Birthday Bash!

Charlotte Street Arts Centre Birthday Bash!

To celebrate the Charlotte Street Arts Centre (CSAC) turning ten years old in 2015, CSAC is hosting a Birthday Bash on March 21st from 1-5 pm. Come to CSAC in Fredericton for music, art activities, historical tours, open studios and, of course — cake! Performances by Artemis Dance, Standford Irish Dance, the Next Folding Theatre Company, and much…Continue Reading

Frye Festival Line-Up Unveiled

Frye Festival Line-Up Unveiled

More than forty of the best contemporary Canadian and international writers are heading to Greater Moncton to take part in 60 public events and 130 school visits. The program for the 16th edition of Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening is the Festival’s most ambitious yet. The Festival promises to feed imaginations and invites readers to…Continue Reading

Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, Concert in Moncton

Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, Concert in Moncton

Roger Hodgson, legendary singer-songwriter, formerly of Supertramp, returns to Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton to perform on Friday, December 11th at 8 pm. Hodgson, one of the most gifted composers and lyricists of our time, co-founded the progressive rock band Supertramp in 1969. Roger was the driving force behind what fans call the…Continue Reading