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The Tuckamore Festival proudly presents its 14th season featuring two weeks of powerful performances by brilliant artists until Aug. 17.

“Four Red Stages, Tilting,” oil on canvas by Peter Lewis. Opening at the Peter Lewis Gallery in St. John’s on Aug. 21 with a reception from 7-9 p.m. is “Focus on Fogo — Two Artist’s Perspectives,” featuring works by  Peter Lewis and Michael Kilburn. The show continues until Sept. 13. — Submitted photo

Free workshops, masterclasses, and open rehearsals:

Aug. 13: Young Artist chamber music Masterclass with Cecilia String Quartet, 2-4 p.m. MUN School of Music.

Aug. 13: Luthier Workshop with Rodney deVries, 7-8 p.m. MUN School of Music.

Aug. 14: Young Artist piano and chamber music Masterclass with Robert Kortgaard, 2-4 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.

Aug. 15: Musical theatre Masterclass with Patricia O’Callaghan, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall.

Aug. 16: Young Artist Concert 3 p.m. St. George’s Church, Brigus.

Free lunchtime concerts

Aug. 13,14: Lunch hour Recital with Young Artists, 12:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, “The Kirk.”

Free children’s concert

Aug. 15: Children’s Concert with the Cecilia String Quartet, 12 p.m. Suncor Energy Hall

Evening concerts

Aug. 14: Cecilia String Quartet 7:30 p.m. The Old Church, Admiral’s Cove. Admission: General $33, Students and Seniors $22. Note that tickets are limited for this performance.

Aug. 14: Late Night Cabaret with Patricia O’Callaghan and Robert Kortgaard, 10 p.m. The Rocket Room, 272 Water St. featuring some of Leonard Cohen’s more obscure repertoire along with songs by Edith Piaf, Astor Piazzolla and Lhasa de Sela. Admission: General $33, Students and Seniors $22.

Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. This collaboration between many of the Tuckamore Festival guest artists features Grieg’s Norwegian Dances, de Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole,” and Dvorák’s magnificent “Dumky Trio,” as well as Schoenberg’s popular “Transfigured Night.” Join us as the Cecilia String Quartet, Duo Concertante, Simon Fryer and Robert Kortgaard celebrate chamber music with this collection folk-inspired works.

Aug. 17: Festival Finale with Young Artists, 8 p.m. D.F. Cook Recital Hall. Admission: Gen-eral $11.50, Students and Seniors $9.50.

For tickets call TicketPro at

1-888-311-9090 or visit For more information visit

Signal Hill Visitor Centre

The Signal Hill Concert Series

On Aug. 14, The St. John’s Song Circle takes the stage with traditional Newfoundland acapella songs. Tickets for these shows are available at The Signal Hill Visitor Centre and O’Brien’s Music, 248 Water Street. Tickets are $15 (cash only) and the shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Topsail United Church

The first ever C.B.S. adult choir camp will culminate in a free concert on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Topsail United Church. Selections will include Newfoundland folk songs, other choral favourites, and a chance for the audience to sing along with the choir. A free will offering of both monetary and food donations will be accepted in support of the C.B.S./Paradise Food Bank.


The Beach Cottage


Saturdays at 7 p.m. Glenn Simmons.

Erin’s Pub

Water Street

Aug. 13, 14 — Craig Young.

Aug. 15 — 5 p.m. to happy hour Bobbie O’Donovan and Vincent Griffin followed by The Irish Traditional Session then Siochana at 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 16 — Irish Traditional Session at 7:30 p.m. followed by Siochana.

Aug. 17 — Generations at 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 18 — Fred Jorgensen.

Aug. 19 — Kerian Pennel.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Aug. 13 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Aug. 14 — Rob Cook 6:30 p.m. Dave White and Carl Peters 11 p.m.

Aug. 15 — Dave White 12 p.m. Rob Cook 4 p.m. Damian Follett 8 p.m. Stephanie O’Brien Band 12 a.m.

Aug. 16 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Justin Fancy and Johnny Dale 3:30 p.m. Dave White 6:30 p.m. Stephanie O’Brien Band 11 p.m.

Aug. 17 — Anthony McDonald 11 a.m. Dave Whitty 3:30 p.m. Mike Hanrahan and Anthony McDonald 6:30 p.m. Justin Fancy 9:30  p.m. Damian Follett 11 p.m.

Aug. 18 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.

Aug. 19 — Damian Follett 6 p.m. Dave White 10 p.m.

Aug. 20 — Dave White 6 p.m. Damian Follett 10 p.m.


164 Water St.

The first presentation in a new comedy series featuring all female performers — every second Thursday at Scanlan’s Lounge. Featuring Stand Up and Other Performances by Amanda Batten (hostess with the mostest gas), Sherri Levesque (back in town, yeehawww!), Irene Duma (who is fragrant like satsuma) and Liz Solo (and her multitude of wigs!). There will be two open mike sections during the evening. Sign up by speaking to Liz or Amanda at the show. Doors are at 9:30 p.m. $10. Please feel free to join, and support our new Group Page on Facebook here:

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

Sundays — 9:30 p.m. Dave Whitty.

Tuesdays — 10 p.m. Janet Cull and Band with guest Kalem Mahoney.

Wednesdays — Mike Simms at 9 p.m.

Thursdays — Steve Edwards at 10 p.m.


Mmap Gallery

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.


Arts and Culture Centre


Big laughs this week at Stephenville Theatre Festival. To purchase tickets, visit the Stephenville Arts and Culture website or call box office at 643-4553. For more info visit


St. John’s

Special play and tour: August only. “One Man’s Journey to build the Basilica.” All welcome. Admission $10 for tour and play. Cash only please. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Anne Carew at 754-2170.

Bowring Park

Cabot 500 Amphitheatre

“Alice In Wonderland,” a re-mixed, fresh take on the 1951 Disney animated classic. Aug. 14 to 17 at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 to 24 at 6:30 p.m. Matinees — Aug. 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 2 p.m. Admission $15 (suggested minimum donation).

Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club

Off of the War Memorial steps

above 90 Water St.

Ongoing to Aug. 25. Kelly Russell’s “Tunes and Tales of Newfoundland” features his performance of the music of fiddlers Emile Benoit and Rufus Guinchard and his retelling of “Tales of Pigeon Inlet,” a collection of stories set in the fictional rural community of that name that were written by his father, Ted Russell, in the 1950s. More info at or call 722-7287.

Guv’nor Inn

Elizabeth Avenue St. John’s

Ongoing to Aug. 18. In a passionate and challenging one man show, Jon Davies, a fictional Jewish actor who has been playing Shylock in a production of “The Merchant of Venice” talks back when the show gets cancelled. More info at or call 722-7287.

Newman Wine Vaults

Water Street

Ongoing to Aug. 16. “The Curious Case in the Colony: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure,” by Chris Hibbs. More information at or call 722-7287.

Regional Arts Centre


The Southern Shore Folk Arts Council presents “Away With Ya!” summer dinner theatre. Shows take place on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. until Sept. 5 at The Regional Arts Centre. Special lunchtime show on Aug. 13. Reservations are required by calling

1-888-332-2052 or 432-2052.

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Ongoing until Aug. 16. “All’s Well That Ends Well,” by William Shakespeare. More info at or call 722-7287.

St. John’s Farmer’s Market

Ongoing to Aug. 16. “Shake it Up!” a fun, light and highly entertaining way to introduce new audiences to Shakespeare. You get to see the bones of four of Shakespeare’s great plays “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Hamlet” — and all in under 45 minutes.  More info at or call 722-7287.

The Warehouse Theatre

Cow Head

Ongoing to Aug. 30. “The Known Soldier,” tells the story of Tommy Ricketts, the youngest soldier in the British Empire ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross. This poignant and heartfelt portrayal takes the audience through his life as boy in Middle Arm, White Bay, to his traumatic experiences in the First World War as soldier with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, and on to his later years as a quiet recluse in St. John’s.


Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr.

Butler Framing and Gallery featuring art works by Dave Hoddinott, Virginia Houston and Cynthia Noel. On display Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or on the web

Christina Parker Gallery

50 Water Street

Michael Fantuz — “Imagined Homelands.” Opening Reception Aug. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. Runs to Sept. 6.

Craft Council Gallery

Devon House Craft 59 Duckworth St.

Annual members exhibition. Furniture, vessels, jewellery, wall pieces and many other extraordinary objects in clay, glass, wood, fibre and metal represent over 30 craftspeople from across the province. Come and discover the exciting developments in craft in Newfoundland and Labrador, with works from over 30 emerging and established craftspeople and many of the works are for sale. The exhibition continues until Aug. 24. For further information visit

The Five Island Art Gallery

7 Cove Rd., Tors Cove

New works by artists Sylvia Bendzsa and Michelle Whitten LaCour are now at the Gallery. Also there will be a multi media exhibition titled Art is for Apple by Carolyn Morgan on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 2-5 p.m.

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

Peter Lewis Gallery

5 Church Hill

Opening reception Aug. 21 from 7-9 p.m. “Focus on Fogo — Two Artist’s Perspectives” Featuring artists Peter Lewis and Michael Kilburn. The show continues until Sept. 13. For more info visit or call the gallery at 722-6009.

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.

The “ i/a project” A show of new work by June Walker-Wilson. Opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 1-5 p.m. For an appointment contact: Late opening at Ultramarine on Friday Aug. 15 from 6-9 p.m. Participating in Eastern Edge Gallery’s Annual Art Crawl.

The Water Street Gallery

309 Water St. on the 2nd Floor

about the Heritage Shop

“Your St. John’s – Our Story.” The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Saturdays until Aug. 29.


Art procurement program returns for 2014. The City of St. John’s is now accepting submissions to its annual Art Procurement Program. Details and guidelines are available on the City’s website in the ‘Forms and Applications’ section. Digital submissions will be received at the City of St. John’s Tourism and Culture Division, Department of Community Services (second floor, 348 Water St.t, St. John’s) from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The deadline for receipt of submissions is Monday, Aug. 18 at 12 p.m. For program guidelines and submission information, phone 576-8394 or email

The successful Coastal Sounds choir organization is building a new Ladies’ Choir!. Auditions will take place on Sept. 13 or by appointment. This opportunity is being offered to female singers in the C.B.S. and surrounding areas who are looking for an opportunity to work with other serious-minded singers in a small ensemble setting on largely a cappella repertoire. To find out more or sign up for an audition, email or visit

 Shallaway Newfoundland and Labrador Youth in Chorus is currently accepting new chorister applications for the 2014-2015 season. Singers may audition for children’s chorus (grades 2-6) or for youth choir (grades 7-12). To book an audition appointment, please visit the choir’s website at or contact the choir office at 738-6792 for more information.


The Art Of Art

With host Laura Coultas

Rogers Cable Nine — Community Channel.

Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

CHMR Radio

93.5 CHMR Radio (Rogers: channel 942 and Aliant: channel 825).

VOWR (AM 800)

Guest Interview. Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land.

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

Aug. 13. Who would have ever thought an idea, originating in Winnipeg, for a free, family-friendly, two-sided single sheet full of  news and information from a variety of sources and some advertising, would develop into a publication network in fourteen countries, including Newfoundland, Canada?  Janet Battcock, Newfoundland publisher and franchisee of Coffee News, which can be found in many locations , is an enthusiastic and important part of that.

Aug. 17, 20. The Telegram newspaper has a breath of fresh air and perspective in the person of Gordon Brewerton, the new publisher of the paper as of June 1. Hailing originally from Montreal, with a Quebec and Ontario newspaper background, Gordon has some ideas and perceptions of his own for the Telegram, but is also very open to hearing those from readers — past, present, and potential — and the public.

Weekend AM

With host Angela Antle

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

The Performance Hour

Saturday, 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two.

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: Group Page on Facebook, Stephenville Theatre, Stephenville Arts CBC Radio Arts CentreFerrylandThe Southern Shore Folk Arts Council Regional Arts Centre British Empire Apple Tourism and Culture Division Community Services Aliant Coffee News

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, John, Wonderland InnElizabeth Avenue Venice Middle Arm White Bay Virginia Edge Gallery Winnipeg Canada Montreal Quebec Ontario

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