Etcetera: arts, music, theatre and more for the week of Jan. 22-29

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Rising Tide Theatre’s Revue
Jan. 21-26. Carbonear, Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre.    
Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre.
Feb. 3-5. Clarenville, Clarenville Events Centre.

Michelle Doyle joins the NSO Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. for “The Great American Songbook: The Suncor Energy Big Band Shows,” featuring music by Gershwin, Porter, Lerner and Leowe. The concerts will be led by guest conductor Martin


Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra proudly presents international vocal sensation Michelle Doyle Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. for “The Great American Songbook: The Suncor Energy Big Band Shows,” featuring music by Gershwin, Porter, Lerner and Leowe. The concerts will be led by guest conductor Martin MacDonald. Tickets ($45/$40) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre box office (729-3900) and online at

The NL NDP Songs for a New Year Concert at the Arts and Culture Centre has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 pm. Celebrate the new year in style with this concert featuring singer-songwriters Ron Hynes and Amelia Curran, and popular comedian Greg Malone acting as master of ceremonies. All Jan. 6 tickets will be accepted on Jan. 27. Current ticket holders are asked to contact the Arts and Culture Centre box office to reconfirm at 729-3900.


D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN school of music, St. John’s

Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. Music at Memorial presents Larry Vine and Friends. Larry Vine, virtuoso principal horn of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, presents music for horn and piano, horn quartet and brass quintet. Alongside Larry Vine will be pianist and MUN faculty member Kristina Szutor, as well as two MUN students, Angela Dolomount and Catherine Rogers.

Jan. 29–31. Newfound Music has hit its 11th year and is happening at Memorial University’s school of music. This year features composer-in-residence Jocelyn Morlock, and also Memorial alumni guest composers Aiden Hartery and Bekah Simms.

Jan. 29 — “I Conversed With You in A Dream.”

Jan. 30 — “Petrichor.”

Jan. 31 — “Somewhere Along the Line.”



3 Victoria St.

Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. Legacy concert. The concert will feature Pamela Morgan, Sherry Ryan, Eric West, Simone Savard-Walsh, Hope Jamieson and Wyatt Hirschfeld Shibley. For more information visit or call 753-2749 . To purchase concert tickets, contact the LSPU Hall at 753-4531.

Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Best Kind Productions Cabaret Series presents “Love Who You Love” with Timothy Matson and Kiersten Noel with Wade Tarling, piano, and special guest Emily Follett. Tickets are $20 (includes LSPU building and maintenance fund fee), available at the hall box office by calling 753-4531 or booking online at


Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre


Country Jamboree at Carbonear’s  Princess Sheila NaGeira

Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Doors open at

6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person at the door. Profits are given to a different charity each month.


Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music every Thursday,

Friday and Saturday evenings. Free.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (The Kirk)

Queen’s Road

Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. (weather contingency Monday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.) Hot Earth Ensemble presents Celebrating C.P.E Bach. Tickets: $20 general; $15 senior; $7 student. Available at Home on Water Street and at the door.

The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.


Green Sleeves

George Street

Jan. 22 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Jan. 23 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

Jan. 24 — Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Black Sheep

12 midnight

Jan. 25 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. Black Sheep 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 — Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Jan. 27 — Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Jan. 28 — Dave White 10 p.m.

Jan. 29 — Dave White 6:30 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.


The Martini Bar

George Street

Jan. 24/25. MissConduct.

Jan. 31/Feb 1. Tino Borges & The Incident.


The Ship Pub

265 Duckworth St.

Folk Night at the Ship is every Wednesday at 9 p.m. The last Wednesday of the month is Traditional Session night, where musicians are welcomed to join in an acoustic session hosted by an experienced player.


Trapper John’s Museum and Pub

George Street

Tuesdays — NightCull featuring Janet Cull, with Kalem Mahoney opening.

Wednesdays — The Dark and Dirty’s.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.

Mmap Room

Arts and Culture Centre.

Practica: A practice session for tango dancers. Join Tango on the Edge for social Argentine tango dancing. Tango on the Edge Practica meets Sundays from 7-9 p.m.


3 Victoria St.

Jan. 23–25 at 8 p.m. Resource Centre for the Arts presents c2c Theatre’s “Art” by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Nicole Rousseau and featuring Neil Butler, Rory Lambert and Dave Sullivan, this famous play tells the story of three friends who find their relationship on shaky ground after the purchase of an expensive piece of art forces them into an argument that 15 years of friendship might not survive.

There is a half-price matinee Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to or call 753-4531 ext. 200.



Victoria Street

Feb. 5. “So Right, So Smart” is a documentary that profiles leading companies and experts that are proving what is good for the planet can also be good for the bottom line. Through its inspiring stories of change, the film shows how businesses and other organizations can profit by successfully integrating more sustainable practices. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors.

Feb. 14.  “Gabrielle” — Gabrielle is a young singer with Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by intellectual disability, who has fallen in love with her choir director. With nuance, grace and humour, the film explores her sense of self, her independence and her sexuality. “Gabrielle” was Canada’s Oscar nomination for the Best Foreign Language Feature. Come see why, $12 for regular admission and $10 for students and seniors.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Featuring artworks by Lloyd Pretty, Chris Kovacs and Marie Jose. On display Monday-Friday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, or on the web at


Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft

59 Duckworth St.

Feb. 1 from 2-4 p.m., the Craft Council Gallery invites the public to the opening reception of “Legacy: New Work — Two Generations,” celebrating the work of two generations of clay artists, Isabella St. John and Erin Callahan St. John.  Their inspiration comes from a shared love of clay and the natural environment surrounding their harbourside studio. Cliffs, seabirds, wild flowers and weathered fenceposts are reimagined through clay. The exhibit continues until

March 8.

Gerald Squires Gallery

52 Prescott St.

Regular hours Wednesday to Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Other times by appointment or by chance, by phone at 722-2207 or 746-4039 or


Pollyanna Gallery

214 Duckworth St.

New works by Carl Stevenson and Joanne Costello.

Open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 726-0936,


Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Gallery and Studio open Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

All artists in the province are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Excellence in Visual Arts Awards. There are five categories for this year’s ceremony, including the Long Haul Award (for lifetime achievement), the Large Year Award (for an artist who has had an exceptional year), the Emerging Artist Award, the Kippy Goins Award, which recognizes an individual or organization who has helped the growth of the sector, and the Critical Eye Award, which recognizes a visual arts writer for an exceptional piece of writing on an NL artist in any print or online publication worldwide. Applications must be received or postmarked by 5 p.m., March 1. For more information  about the EVA Awards, contact Kathy Oke at

1-877-738-7303 or or visit


The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Festivals Program. Deadline: Monday, Feb. 17 (festivals must start on/after April 15). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details. Office location: The Newman Building,

1 Springdale St. Mail: P.O. Box 98, St. John’s, A1C 5H5, phone 869-9565 or toll-free 1-888-896-9565 (N.L. only),,


NLAC is also accepting nominations for the 29th Arts Council Arts Awards. Members of the public may submit one nomination for each of the following: Artist of the Year, Arts Achievement, Arts in Education, Emerging Artist, Hall of Honour and Patron of the Arts. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31. For more information, contact the council.


The Nickel is seeking submissions from Filmmakers for the 14th annual Nickel Independent Film Festival. We would like to inform you that our early bird deadline is fast approaching. Regular submission deadline: Feb. 21(fee is $25) Late submission deadline: Feb. 25 (fee is $30).WAB (without a box) extended deadline: Feb. 28. (fee is $30.). For more info, visit or phone 709-576-3378 (FEST). The 14th annual Nickel Independent Film Festival runs June 17–21.


 The Tenacious String Orchestra (TSO) is accepting adult, amateur string players for the upcoming year. Would you like to share the joy of making music with a friendly, supportive group, led by a fine musician and director, Nathan Cook? We meet once a week from September to June. Some of our members come for part of the year. While working hard to improve, we always enjoy the musical journey and have a lot of fun along the way. No auditions, no pressure. Just come along for a session or two and see if the orchestra is a good fit for you. We range from beginner to very experienced, so there is a place for whatever your skill level. For more information, call Kathy Skinner at 753-3159 or email or

The Art Of Art

With host Laura Coultas

Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.


VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview

Produced and hosted

by Barbara De Land

Broadcast Sundays 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 and Jan. 29. Cindy Murphy, the executive director of the John Howard Society, describes the delightful result of Bruce Templeton’s idea to use HM Penitentiary inmates in St. John’s to build two floats for the Santa Claus parade. She, Graham Rogerson, superintendent of NL prisons, and Ray Day, correctional officer at the penitentiary, took Eric White’s designs and organized the financing, the inmates to do the carpentry and the construction, and the storage location of the completed floats until parade day.


Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

Saturday and Sunday

6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One


The Performance Hour

With host Glen Tilley

Saturday 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and

10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two

January 25. This Saturday on the Performance Hour an encore broadcast of a studio session and feature interview with composer, arranger and jazz trumpeter Patrick Boyle. Pat is widely respected and recognized as one of the finest players in the province and this week he premieres some new work with his quartet featuring Bill Brennan on piano, Michael Billiard on drums and Mike Downes on bass.


On Point

With host David Cochrane

Friday 3:30-4 p.m. (3 p.m. Lab) on CBC Radio One


Deep Roots

With host Tom Power

Saturday 6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sunday, 4:35 on CBC Radio 1.

Radio 2 programs also streaming online at

Organizations: Arts and Culture Centre St. John’sThe Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Cambridge Estates, Recital HallMUN school National Arts Centre Orchestra Presbyterian Church CBC Radio Feb 1 Resource Centre NLAC Tenacious String Orchestra Craft Council Gallery The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council John Howard Society

Geographic location: John, Water Street, Canada Mount PearlFeaturing

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