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The Case Of The Missing Salmon: Artwork Stolen From Uptown Saint John

Earlier this year, ten fibreglass salmon sculptures were created  through a public art initiative coordinated by Discover Saint John and the Province of New Brunswick. Standing at six feet tall, the salmon sculptures would be painted by local artists and placed around Saint John’s uptown as an “urban kaleidoscope.” One of the ten salmon pieces went missing this week. Continue reading The Case Of The Missing Salmon: Artwork Stolen From Uptown Saint John

The Uncertain Future Of Arts And Culture In Saint John

In as little as four months, Saint John will lose its longstanding steward of arts and culture, Bernard Cormier. Cormier, who is in his 31st year as Cultural Affairs Officer (CAO) for the City of Saint John, is set to retire at the end of March 2018. With the City’s growing budgetary woes, it has refused to make any promises about keeping Bernard’s position once he retires. In an effort to convince mayor and council of the role’s importance, the Saint John Community Arts Board made a presentation at last Monday night’s common council meeting on November 27, 2017. Continue reading The Uncertain Future Of Arts And Culture In Saint John

Monthly Roundup: November 2017

It was a damp, drizzly November in our collective souls. Angry mobs took to their social media with pitchforks and torches and memes like an online version of The Purge, and they razed a swath of degradation through whatever was left of our surviving celebrities.

In the meantime, in an arena that has been ceded to the absurd for so long that we no long question it, Kim Jong-un and Donald have switched from hurling insults across Twitter to lobbing ballistics and threatening to wipe the rest of us out.

Back at home, Erin Costelo makes history as the first woman to win the Nova Scotia Music Award for Producer of the Year. It’s a shame we don’t get more excited about the victories that don’t involve bloodshed. 

Here’s everything we covered in November, 217. Continue reading Monthly Roundup: November 2017

Timber Lounge: Noise Complaints Lead To Music Getting The Axe

A rash of noise complaints has forced Halifax’s Timber Lounge to cancel most of its live music shows and is leaving two worker’s jobs hanging in the balance. As the result of three noise complaints the venue’s live music license, controlled by the Nova Scotia Liquor and Gaming Board, has been revoked.
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ECMAs: Jonathan Torrens Reveals Five Performing Artists In Teaser Video With Joel Plaskett

Jonathan Torrens’ first reveal video names five of the bands that will be performing at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards, but it’s awkwardly nested inside of an interview with celebrated and award-winning east coast musician Joel Plaskett. Not to be confused with celebrated and award-winning east coast musician, David Myles.  Things don’t go as planned. Continue reading ECMAs: Jonathan Torrens Reveals Five Performing Artists In Teaser Video With Joel Plaskett