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MusicNL 2017: Janet Cull, The Kubasonica And Steve Maloney Takes Three MusicNL Each

Newfoundland and Labrador held their MusicNL 2017 Awards this weekend. The 25th Anniversary Show at the St. John’s Convention Centre was hosted by none other than legendary ambassador for The Rock and East Coast Kitchen Party staple Alan Doyle. The night also featured performances from Amelia Curran, Cordeen, Denis Parker, Fortunate Ones, Janet Cull, JYAY, Shanneyganock, Steve Maloney, The Kubasonics, The Novaks, and The Once. Continue reading MusicNL 2017: Janet Cull, The Kubasonica And Steve Maloney Takes Three MusicNL Each

Flotilla: Charlottetown Art Festival Asks Tough Questions

Charlottetown’s new four-day arts-centric event, Flotilla, ran from the 21st to the 24th of September and took the form of varied events, all geared towards educating the public, showcasing artists and provoking thought. Participants were drawn from all over Canada and beyond to discuss and explore an artist-run culture. Continue reading Flotilla: Charlottetown Art Festival Asks Tough Questions

Halifax Pop Explosion Goes Local With Beer Sponsorship

With great events comes great responsibility. Festival organizers and sponsors alike are familiar with the Field Of Dreams business model: if you build it, they will come, and once you have them there you can sell them whatever you want, provided it’s beer. It’s an opportunity for events to secure sponsorship and for sponsors to take advantage of a captive audience. Too often, that means a monopoly being purchased by the company with the deepest pockets, selling their disappointing fizzy rice water at inflated prices to people with no other options. Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival and Conference (HPX) has found that there’s a better way. Continue reading Halifax Pop Explosion Goes Local With Beer Sponsorship

The Originals: Awards Celebrate Arts & Culture In Saint John

On Thursday, September 28th, the Saint John Community Arts Board hosted The Originals, its fourth arts awards ceremony. Approximately 175 came dressed to impress at this high-society arts and culture event at UNB’s Grand Hall on Charlotte Street. The event was emceed by Stephen Tobias, Executive Director of the Saint John Theatre Company, who did a stellar job hosting the over-two-hours long event, not failing to keep us entertained for a second. Continue reading The Originals: Awards Celebrate Arts & Culture In Saint John