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  • Theatre Review: TNB’s A Sunday Affair
    October 14, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The story of a woman falling in love with a priest is a common trope. However, when staged by two mime-like actors in bilingual New Brunswick through a collaboration between […]

  • Evita’s Argentine passion fires up Fredericton
    August 29, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Fredericton’s Blind Faith Productions presented the Andrew Lloyd Webber cult musical Evita at the Fredericton Playhouse from Aug. 18 to 21. The Sunday, Aug. 21, matinée was close to a […]

  • The Acadian Forest
    August 10, 2016, by Mary de La Valette

    In little hidden places The red fox and rabbit only know Live the tiny forest flowers. Mayflowers, foam flowers, Star flowers, wood sorrel. Wood anemones Carpet the floor. Miniature perfections, […]

  • New Brunswick authors celebrated at Atlantic Book Awards
    April 29, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Local writers shone at Moncton’s Capitol Theatre during the Atlantic Book Awards held on April 27 and attended by about 200 people. This was the first-ever New Brunswick Book Awards, […]

  • Mayworks Fredericton seeking submissions from NB artists
    January 30, 2016, by Fredericton District Labour Council

    Mayworks Fredericton is seeking submissions from New Brunswick artists for an upcoming arts festival in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2016. Mayworks Fredericton is a multi-disciplinary arts […]

  • Nasty Shadows Theatre’s Hideous Men
    November 28, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Nasty Shadows Theatre presented David Foster Wallace’s book of short stories, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, as a series of monologues in Saint John on Nov. 20 and 21, and […]

  • Watching Glory Die: Incomprehension remains
    November 17, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Fredericton Theatre New Brunswick showcased Nova Scotia’s Mulgrave Road Theatre Production of “Watching Glory Die,” written by Judith Thompson, and inspired by the tragic story of NB teen Ashley Smith […]

  • This Changes Everything to screen in Saint John, Fredericton
    November 11, 2015, by This Changes Everything - thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/

    What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over […]

  • Silver Wave washes over NB’s film community
    November 10, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The 15th Annual Silver Wave Film Festival flooded Fredericton with filmmakers over the weekend. Filmmakers, sponsors and film fans from around the province and the Atlantic region congregated in Fredericton […]

  • Falkenstein’s captivating environmental treatise
    November 10, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The award-winning play Lac/Athabasca, written by Len Falkenstein, Director of the Drama Program at the University of New Brunswick, was staged Oct. 14th to 17th at UNB’s Memorial Hall in […]

  • Author Neyda Long launches book
    October 1, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The Fredericton Chapter of the Ibero-American Academy of Poetry hosted a free public double book launch and poetry reading on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Fredericton Public Library’s Art […]

  • Government House hosts NB artists’ work
    June 15, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The work of over 50 artists from New Brunswick is now being shown at Government House, on Woodstock Road in the province’s capital. The collective show was inaugurated on Thursday, […]

  • Lisa Anne Ross’ Engorged Cabaret
    June 12, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Lisa Anne Ross is offering her Engorged: A One Woman Cabaret About Motherhood to the Fredericton community for two nights only at the Black Box Theatre on St. Thomas Campus. […]

  • El Jones at Mayworks Fredericton [audio]
    May 5, 2015, by From the Margins

    El Jones performed at Mayworks Fredericton : a week long artistic celebration of working class culture and recognition of International Workers Day . El Jones is Halifax Poet laureate, and […]

  • Trailblazing: Women in Film & Television in New Brunswick
    March 30, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Five Fredericton-area women filmmakers were invited by organizer Dr. Matt Rogers, to participate in a panel discussion on Thursday, March 27, 2015, at the University of New Brunswick. The talk […]

  • Cocaine Plane toys with local history
    March 10, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    In 1989, the New York Times mentioned Fredericton, New Brunswick. During the eighties’ U.S. war against the Colombian cartels, it was newsworthy in such a prominent publication, that a plane […]

  • Mark Chilton: Design in Translation
    March 2, 2015, by Kelsey Nevers for The East

    Taking the first step into Mark Chilton’s exhibit is like stepping into another world; figures draped in textured swaths hang from the ceiling, red balls of cloth and floral textiles […]

  • Call for Submissions: Mayworks Fredericton
    February 22, 2015, by Fredericton District Labour Council

    Mayworks Fredericton is seeking submissions from New Brunswick artists for an upcoming arts festival in celebration of International Workers’ Day on May 1, 2015.  Mayworks Fredericton is a multi-disciplinary arts […]

  • International Night & Paint Party @ boom! March 13th
    February 1, 2015, by Fiestas Latinas Fredericton

    Hola! There’s a new schedule and concept for Latin Night at boom! Nightclub. It will now be called International Night, and will start at 9:00pm. There will be a focus […]

  • Debt, our common problem [audio]
    January 15, 2015, by From the Margins

    From mortgages, to payday loans, to student debt, to moral obligations, how does debt shape our lives and our society? And how can we overcome it? These questions are being […]

  • Mother Earth’s Plea: a poem by Melissa Augustine [audio]
    May 18, 2014, by From the Margins

    Fredericton – The Conservation Council of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners organized a rally to oppose the backroom forestry deal between JD Irving and the […]

  • Odd Sundays at Molly’s: a Fredericton institution
    March 8, 2014, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Odd Sundays at Molly’s are a staple event for the local literary community in Fredericton. Odd Sundays at Molly’s has become entrenched in Fredericton’s arts activities for almost 10 years, […]

  • Sarah Petite’s little games at the Charlotte Glencross Gallery
    March 8, 2014, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Artist Sarah Petite’s collection of encaustic paintings are now available to be viewed at the Charlotte Street Art Centre’s Charlotte Glencross Gallery, until April 14, 2014. Sarah Petite’s “Game Theory” […]

  • Fredericton artist wins national art competition
    March 8, 2014, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Fredericton – Eugenia Dietrich’s painting inspired by a poem by celebrated poet and journalist Juan Gelman who passed away in January 2014 has won a national art competition. The painting […]

  • Frye Festival unveils 2014 line-up
    February 21, 2014, by Madeleine Blanchard

    The Frye Festival celebrates 15 years with Canadian literary heavyweights Ross King, Lynn Coady, Allan Stratton, Debra Komar, Linda Spalding, Gérard Bouchard and many others. From April 21 to 27 […]

  • #hartbash @ connexion arc
    February 6, 2014, by connexion arc

    EVENT | #hartbash @ connexion arc | feb 14 Please join us for an elaborate evening of glamour and good times at Connexion Artist-run Centre in Fredericton (440 York St.) […]

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    Deep Pockets
    October 11, 2013, by Stephen Ross

    DEEP POCKETS (a ghosting of Eliot’s “Burnt Norton”) Legacy sites are oil and gas fields that at one time were operated and produced by a major oil company (commonly referred […]

  • Thundermakers and Young Ancestors at Beaverbrook Gallery
    September 29, 2013, by Sophie Lavoie

    Alan Syliboy’s multimedia exhibit, The Thundermaker, is being shown at the Beaverbrook Gallery until Jan. 12, 2014. A M’ikMaq artist based in Nova Scotia and from the Millbrook First Nation, […]

  • Tahkomiq/ Ma’kemigew, Art Expo
    September 16, 2013, by Sophie Lavoie

    There are only a few days left to see the remarkable expo at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Penny Gallery titled “Tahkomiq/ Ma’kemigew” [“Lands,” in both Maliseet and Mi’kmaq languages]. […]

  • A chance to speak your mind about art in Fredericton
    August 21, 2013, by WhiteFeather

    Fredericton – The Charlotte Street Arts Centre, a focal point for creation, presentation and education in the arts, is pleased to partner for another year with Gallery Connexion, Fredericton’s only […]

  • Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer
    July 11, 2013, by ACORN

    ACORN invites you to join us for our 2nd Beginner Farmer Symposium & Mixer, on August 19th, 2013! This event will celebrate the next generation of organic farmers featuring diverse […]

  • Charlotte Street Arts Centre partners with imagineNATIVE Film Festival
    May 19, 2013, by WhiteFeather, Charlotte Street Arts Centre

    The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the imagineNATIVE Film Festival. This groundbreaking festival based in Toronto showcases, promotes, and celebrates emerging and established […]

  • Lîla Ensemble: Dancing Music Playing Dance
    May 9, 2013, by Lila Ensemble

    Lîla Ensemble, a Toronto based contemporary dance and music improvisation group, presents an evening of adventurous play in movement and music at Fredericton’s Gallery Connexion (440 York St. on May […]

  • Charlotte Street Arts Centre gets Hard)s(core!
    May 8, 2013, by Charlotte Street Arts Centre

    The Charlotte Street Arts Centre is humming with new sounds provided by artists-in-residence Joel LeBlanc and Evan Shaw. Musicians and the general public are invited to join LeBlanc and Shaw […]

  • A Child’s View from Gaza in Fredericton
    April 24, 2013, by Fredericton Palestine Solidarity

    The Fredericton launch of the exhibition, A Child’s View from Gaza, will occur on Friday, April 26th at 5:00-6:30pm at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Penny Gallery. The exhibit will […]

  • Platform 732 presents Avatar by Freya Bjorg Olafson
    March 14, 2013, by Charlotte Street Arts Centre

    Fredericton — As part of its inaugural Platform 732 performance series, the Charlotte Street Arts Centre is thrilled to welcome international interdisciplinary/dance artist, Freya Bjorg Olafson. Olafson will present her […]

  • African Night 2013: L’Afrique Enchantée
    March 8, 2013, by UNB & STU African Student Union

    For the last 45 years, the UNB/STU African Student Union has been promoting cultural awareness at UNB, STU and within the Fredericton community.  They are continuing this tradition with this […]

  • Cinema Politica informing audiences and inspiring social change
    March 4, 2013, by Cinema Politica Fredericton

    Cinema Politica’s documentaries take us to places like Afghanistan, Palestine, Jamaica, the Congo, indigenous territories and prisons where dehumanization and destruction wreaked by capitalism and colonialism warrant our examination, ...

  • Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie
    February 14, 2013, by Madeleine Blanchard

    Those cold winter days are an ideal time of year to watch lots of movies, and this winter the Rendez-vous de l’ONF en Acadie is bringing a slate of new […]

  • Gallery Connexion occupied
    January 21, 2013, by Sophie Lavoie

    These days, discussions of possible cultural appropriation are fitting, especially in the context of the Idle No More Movement and the Federal Court of Canada’s recognition of Métis and 400,000 […]

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    Artist challenges perceptions of rats
    November 19, 2012, by Lianne McTavish

    Fredericton-based artist Janice Wright Cheney pursues discomfort, delighting in creatures usually considered repulsive, including maggots, beetles, and fleas. In her recent work entitled The Cellar, on exhibit at the Beaverbrook […]

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    The Dark Knight Rises: class war in the dystopian present
    July 31, 2012, by Michael Romandel and Megan Kinch for the Toronto Media Co-op

    This review only contains mild spoilers as it focuses on the political aspects of The Dark Knight Rises rather than plot per se. Toronto – The Dark Night Rises is […]