Book Review: “Aftershock” by Janet Maybee

Book Review: “Aftershock” by Janet Maybee

Aftershock, a 2015 book published by Nimbus is an essential read for those interested in the Halifax Explosion of December 6th, 1917. It was on this date that one of the biggest explosions up to that time in North America occurred in Halifax harbour killing thousands and leaving many more injured and scarred for life.

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The Playhouse Spotlight Series Suits Every Taste

The Playhouse Spotlight Series Suits Every Taste

Earlier this summer the Fredericton Playhouse announced their 2016-2017 Spotlight Series, which will see 31 of the most exciting artists touring today grace their stage from September to May. Playhouse Executive Director, Tim Yerxa released the following statement about the upcoming series: The Spotlight Series is our flagship program at the Playhouse. It’s the label […] Continue Reading

FEST FORWARD: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

FEST FORWARD: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

From November 18-20, 2016, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton will host the 6th annual emerging musician’s festival now known as FEST FORWARD, formally known as NB-ME. The festival shines a spotlight on the impressive, emerging music scene that’s growing in New Brunswick while providing a select group of emerging musicians with extensive professional […] Continue Reading

Celebrate Area 506 this Weekend!

Celebrate Area 506 this Weekend!

Get ready to celebrate the best of New Brunswick as Saint John’s Waterfront hosts Area 506‘s Inaugural New Brunswick Day Festival this weekend! Showcasing New Brunswick music, culture and goods in a unique shipping container village on the city’s long wharf; it’s about celebrating and shining a light on the entire province. Starting today, Friday […]

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Meet the Artist: Susan Lapides

Meet the Artist: Susan Lapides

Take a midday break and meet the creator behind the art! Please join us at the Saint John Arts Centre (SJAC) on Thursday July 28th at 12:15 pm for a free artist talk with Boston-based photographer Susan Lapides on her exhibit Western Isles of the Bay of Fundy. “In this series of photographs, I explore the […]

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59th Miramichi Folksong Festival July 31st – August 5th

59th Miramichi Folksong Festival July 31st – August 5th

by Susan Butler Tickets sales are brisk for the Miramichi Folksong Festival, with the closing Country Tribute Dinner/ Concert having completely sold out! Never in my 34 years as director of this festival have we sold out this far in advance. Set for Sunday July 31st to Friday August 5th, the 59th annual festival will […]

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Mark Splude First Ever Local Headliner at Chuckles Comedy Club

Mark Splude First Ever Local Headliner at Chuckles Comedy Club

Chuckles Comedy Club has been around for years, hosting professional comics from around the world. Often using local comedians as hosts or openers, Saint John Comedy fans can always count on belly laughs from start to finish. Never in the history of Chuckles, have they offered a headlining spot to a local comedian … until […]

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Summer Happenings at Middle Island

Summer Happenings at Middle Island

Photos & Story by Anthony McLean, Contributing Reporter The Middle Island Historical Park is just minutes away from Downtown Chatham/ Miramichi East at 2345 Water Street. It has had great significance to Miramichier’s for nearly 170 years. When you pay a visit to the island, there is much to see and do. Follow the gravel […]

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Burnt Church Midsummer Festival

Burnt Church Midsummer Festival

Burnt Church is a small community located on Miramichi Bay. It is separate from the native community Esgenoôpetitj but good relations prevail. The Burnt Church/ New Jersey community is made up of mainly Scottish settlers. The area has a rich heritage of shipbuilding, canning and other industries besides a strong fishing tradition and tourism in […]

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2016 Dooryard Arts Festival Happens Soon

2016 Dooryard Arts Festival Happens Soon

The 2016 Dooryard Arts Festival kicks off on Thursday July 21st and runs through Saturday July 23rd. Thursday at the main stage is going to be a great time, full of local talent. Opening up the evening will be local group Luke and the Drifters. Look no further if you’re seeking a young group full […] Continue Reading