Monthly Archives: April 2013

Celebrating National Poetry Month 2013!

LAUNDRY DAY We sat at the picnic table across the road for lunch– partridge berry jam with buttery scones tea hot with a bit of milk bakeapple pies with melt-in-your mouth pastry. Over there at the white sided house with the green roof, five pairs of denim jeans dark and lean blew in the wind… Continue Reading

The 2013 Frye Festival: Spotlight on Words & Music

As Atlantic Canada’s largest literary happening, the Frye Festival celebrates words through books and music. The Greater Moncton community will discover the folk americana sounds of Leif Vollebekk, a Montreal-based up-and-comer who’s making waves across the country and in the United States. Les Hay Babies, The Olympic Symphonium, Science Friction, Les Païens, Caroline Savoie, John… Continue Reading

Frye Festival Unveils its 2013 Program

From April 22 to 28, the Frye Festival will feed imaginations and celebrate words and ideas with people of all ages. Thirty renowned authors from Canada and beyond, as well as rising stars of the local literary scene, will be in town to share ideas and inspire readers. On the menu: book clubs, literary evenings,… Continue Reading

Applications Submissions for Messtival 6 Now Open

It’s that time of the year again! Moncton’s own TBA Collective is now accepting music applications submissions for Messtival 6, the annual mustache themed arts and music festival happening in Anagance, NB on August 9-11, 2013. Bands, DJs, artists and volunteers interested in submitting an application can do so at www.messtival.ca. Celebrating its sixth year,… Continue Reading

The Gift, a Poem by Elizabeth Copeland

THE GIFT The gift came not as I thought it would – wrapped in pink cellophane, yellow ribbons streaming, a chorus of glory hallelujahs ringing out. The gift came not as I hoped it would – clarity streaming in like cold spring water, bottled and guaranteed to provide easy enlightenment. The gift came instead wrapped… Continue Reading

Celebrate Spring with Beethoven and Symphony NB

What better harbinger of spring than Beethoven! The storm, the thunder, the flashes of lightning, the shepherd and his love: it’s all here in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony called the Pastoral. Inspired by the German composer’s love of nature and his daily walks through the countryside, this well-known piece will be performed by Symphony New Brunswick,… Continue Reading

The World is Coming to Moncton

Preparations are in high gear for the Mosaiq Multicultural Festival 2013, which will take place July 19 & 20, in downtown Moncton. Volunteers and organizers are hard at work planning the 9th edition of the festival, which will feature free concerts on the International Stage, arts & crafts as well as a variety of ethnic… Continue Reading

Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Revivalists and The Pimps of Joytime Announced for Harvest Jazz

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival announced this week that reggae-rock sensation Michael Franti and Spearhead, soulful New Orleans rockers The Revivalists, and funky Brooklyn party band The Pimps of Joytime join the growing list of bands to headline the 2013 edition of Atlantic Canada’s largest music event. “These are tremendous additions to our 2013… Continue Reading