Etcetera – A&E Listings for March 12-19

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Colin James live in concert
March 20 — St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre
March 21 — The Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts (Grand Falls-Windsor)

Fresh Tracks – Click the Arts tab at www.thetelegram.com or vists the MusicNL website to hear our featured track — Handel’s “He shall feed His flock” from Richard Michael Fox’s “Behind the Mask.”
When asked to define himself, Richard Michael Fox says that he is “a body of infinite consciousness of sovereign being creating a very rich human experience.” He works as a waiter, has been a hairdresser, a professional model, studied landscape architecture at University of Toronto and practised in St. John’s. He co-owned a catering company, managed private estates in California, survived a stroke, owns two harpsichords, and has lived in his jeep to facilitate his dreams. “I am here to experience life,” he says. Fox has played Riff Raff in “The Rocky Horror Show,” King Herod in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” has been showcased as the host in a series of Burlesque shows for Neighbourhood Dance Works at the LSPU Hall and the Majestic Theatre. As an up and coming countertenor, Fox is devoting this phase of his life to the pursuit of bel-canto in spite of his severe deafness. His first solo album “Behind the Mask” features Baroque repertoire, arranged and directed by Fox and featuring the Atlantic String Quartet with Leslee Heys on harpsichord. — Submitted image

Concerts

Arts and Culture Centre

St. John’s

March 28 at 8 p.m. Kelly-Ann Evans takes to the stage with the Newfoundland Symphony for a salute to Barbara, Bette, Céline, Shania and others in The Main Event: The Ladies of Vegas. Evans, no stranger to local audiences, has appeared at the Stratford Festival and in the Toronto premiere of Queen’s smash hit musical “We Will Rock You.” Tickets ($45/$40) are available at the Arts & Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900), online: at artsandculturecentre.com.

   

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John’s

March 13. “Blow Out” — A Celebration of Trumpet at Memorial

March 15. “Solace” — March 22. MUN Opera Workshop. Join MUN Opera for an evocative performance of Henry Purcell’s tragic love story, presented in collaboration with Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir.

Holiday Inn

St. John’s

St. John’s Irish Newfoundland Association is sponsoring a number of events for this year’s Irish Week Celebrations March 12 at 8 p.m. Presentations by ethnomusicologist Dr Evelyn Osborne on Irish Newfoundland musical connectivity and Archaeologist Dr James Lyttleton on Irish Castles

March 13 at 8 p.m. The O’Brien Farm Foundation presents Irish farming traditions in Newfoundland and the restoration of Thimble Cottage

March 16 at 2 p.m. Readings by authors Claire Wilshire, Marjorie Doyle, Mary Dalton and James Langer

March 17 at 8 p.m. St Partricks Day Dance featuring The Dardenaelles with special guests Fergus O’Byrne, Fergus Brown- O’Byrne  and Ron and Robert Kelly. Full bar service.

Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre

Carbonear

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.

Regional Arts Centre

Ferryland

The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council will be presenting Slainte on Saturday, March 15 at the Regional Arts Centre in Ferryland. Tickets will be available at the following locations: Ferryland Foodland, Ferryland Convenience, Cape Broyle Ultramar, Riverside Restaurant or by calling the Folk Arts Council office at 432-2052. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Must be 19 years or older to attend.

Second Cup

Stavanger Drive

Live music free every Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m.

March 14 — Bradley Collet.

March 15 — Evan AuCoin.

St. Mary’s Anglican Church

Craigmillar Avenue

St. John’s St. Mary’s will host Flannigan’s Pub Night on Friday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the church auditorium. Beef and moose stew will be served; with music, skits, and dancing to follow. Cash bar (wine, beer and soft drinks) available. Tickets $20 available at the Church Office - call 579-0039.

Clubbin'

The Martini Bar

George Street

March 14-15. The Quidi Vidi Dirt Band.

March 21-22: Tino Borges and The Incident.

March 28-29: MissConduct.

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 our 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 Dirtys.

Wheel Deal Thursdays — Steve Edwards.

Dance

Community Cultural House

Milton-George’s Brook

March 15 from 3-5 p.m. Tango on the Edge will lead an introductory workshop in Argentine Tango at the Community Cultural House in Milton-George’s Brook. This workshop is part of DanceNL’s NL Moves series and is presented in association with New Curtain Theatre Company.

Mmap Room

St. John’s 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.

March 16 at 10 a.m. DanceNL is teaming up with Dancer Transition Resource Centre and the Dance Teachers’ Association of Newfoundland to present The MOVE: First Steps, a one-day conference for young people considering dance as a post-secondary or professional option.

Theatre

Barbara Barrett Theatre

(former Basement Theatre)

St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre

March 13 - 16. The St. John’s Players present “The Good Doctor,” a hilarious and heartwarming play by Neil Simon and directed by Louise Kearley. Guaranteed to leave you laughing. Get tickets at artsandculturecentre.com or call 729-3900.

Glynmill Inn Ballroom

Corner Brook

March 15. "This Life To Live," a one act play by Alphonsus Pittman, was winner of the Radio Scripts Section of the Arts and Letters competition in 1961. Ticket price is pay what you can at the door.

LSPU Hall

3 Victoria St.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland remounts its award-winning production “Oil and Water,” based on Lanier Phillips’ life, March 13-16, and March 18-23 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 16.

Masonic Temple

6 Cathedral St.

“Go Duet Yourself” — March 13, May 3.

St. Kevin’s Parish Hall

Goulds

The Celtic Fiddlers present A Celtic Gala — a dinner theatre and silent auction on March 22 at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall. Tickets $30 and are available at St. Kevin’s Parish Office or by calling 745 8183. Donations are appreciated as well. This is a fund raiser for the Celtic Fiddlers tour of New York in June.

Film

Johnson Geo Centre

175 Signal Hill Rd.

“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Documentary Short and “Soldiers’ Stories” will be screened Thursday  starting at 6 p.m. (Oscar will be in attendance) along with filmmaker Jon Kitzen. (See page B1 for details)

Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

101 Mount Scio Rd.

 Soup and Substance: Save the dates to view the following films and enjoy hot soup at noon from 12 noon – 1 p.m.

March 18. Film: Keeping the Earth. Religious and scientific perspectives on the environment.

Exhibitions

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Marie Jose Williams, Leona Ottenheimer and Gary Kennedy. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or on the web at www.butlerframing-gallery.com.

Gerald Squires Gallery

52 Prescott St.

Drawings, paintings and prints by Horan, Picard, Puddester, Squires. Open by chance or appointment until further notice. Call 229-7578 or 351-6095 or visit www.squiresgallery.com.

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, www.pollyannagallery.com/.

Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

Continuing until March 22 is “Our Printmakers,” featuring:  “Dear Emma ...” a series of mixed media prints by Jennifer Morgan; “Sea Stories in Monotype,” new work by Veselina Tomova; and new work by Sylvia Bendzsa — Intaglio etchings inspired by Newfoundland outports.

Ultramarine Fine Art Studio

100 Duckworth St.

Opening hours Wed - Sat 1-5 p.m. Or by appointment contact: walker@ultramarinefineart.com

Film

Edge Island Festival will stir your souls and give you a reason to celebrate this place we call home. The March 17-22 festival agenda is characterized by a series of workshops with choirs, schoolchildren and students at Memorial University, a pub night at The Crow’s Nest and exciting community pop-up concerts in public locations in the St. John’s area. For full details visit http://www.ladycove.ca/current-season.

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival events continue until March 16. Full schedule of events at www.womensfilmfestival.com/scene-heard.

Bulletins

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) is now accepting applications for its Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists, groups, and non-profit arts organizations) deadline: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (projects must start on/after May 15). Contact the NLAC for an application form and details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212 or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), www.nlac.ca, nlacmail@nlac.ca

 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 kathy@mun.ca or nathanc@mun.ca.

Coastal Sounds is seeking fellow music lovers to join its ranks. Anyone who has an interest in singing is welcome. Rehearsal venue TBA. Rehearsals on Wednesday nights at 7:30-9:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at info@coastalsounds.ca or visit our new website www.coastalsounds.ca.

Broadcast

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.

March 12: Mike Heffernan has followed the writing of his national best seller, “RIG: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster,” by writing “The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories,” a look at St. John’s taxicab business. He describes some of what he learned in his research for it.

 March 16 and March 19: Chad Pelley, gives us a peek into how he manages to juggle having a film being made from his best-selling novel, publish a monthly online literary magazine, a new novel, “Every Little Thing,” as well as begin publishing “Overcast,” his new, free monthly newspaper full of St. John’s area happenings the first of February, and still continue to write.

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.

March 15. This Saturday on The Performance Hour Part Two of the 30th anniversary tribute concert “Towards The Sunset” featuring Pat and Joe Byrne, Baxter Wareham, The Once, Allan and Matthew Byrne and Lori and Leeland Wareham. This landmark 1983 recording stands as a seminal work in the great Newfoundland Songbook and this week on the Performance Hour you’ll hear some of the big anthems from the album recorded live at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s.

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 cbc.ca/nl.

Organizations: Culture Centre Box Office, HallMUN School, Cantus Vocum Chamber Choir.Holiday InnSt Irish Newfoundland Association O’Brien Farm Foundation Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre Folk Arts Council CBC Radio Community Cultural House New Curtain Theatre Company.Mmap RoomSt Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Dance Teachers Association of Newfoundland Barbara Barrett Theatre Parish Office Tenacious String Orchestra Mercy Centre for Ecology

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Ferryland, New York Signal Hill 1 Springdale Street

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