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l_photoAtlantic Dance Festival – Inspiration

Inspiration is the final show of the 11th atlantic dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique. This unique performance will bring to you two premieres: one by Juxtapose, a dance company from Montreal and second premiere by choreographer Isabelle Boulanger and composer Jonah Haché, a commissioned work for more than 30 local artists. Saxon Fraser, a contemporary dancer and her sister Lady C, an urban street dancer will juxtapose their dance talent in a unique way. The larger group of local dance artists will create with Bélanger a choreography inspired by the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. An epic afternoon not to be missed in the greater Moncton area.

Atlantic Dance Festival | Sunday October 30, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | Buy Tickets

 

xscreen-shot-2016-08-08-at-2-50-57-pm-png-pagespeed-ic-eij1mqegupThe Community Foundation 40th Anniversary Gala

A gala cocktail party event celebrating the Community Foundation’s 40 years of service to greater Saint John. The evening will also recognize the outstanding contribution and years of committed service Mr. Gerry MacMackin has made to our organization. Please join us in making a greater Saint John!

The Community Foundation 40th Anniversary Gala | Thursday October 27, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

 

wpdbccfe03_06An Evening with Carroll Baker

Back by popular demand: The overwhelming success of her last concert at the Imperial Theatre will no doubt be as well received this time around and destined to be a sell out. There will be many happy concert goers. Carroll Baker is as dedicated to her fans as they are to her and she strives to present the very best possible concert each and every time.

This time around, her concert, A Special Evening With Carroll Baker, will feature many of her popular hit songs. It will also feature Gospel music which she is so loved for, and a new section that is dedicated to some of her favourite singers and their hits. She tries to stay as true to each of these legendary songs as she can, but there is definitely something different that is found in each song, it is called the Carroll Baker style and “that” is her signature voice. Instantly recognizable, powerful and dripping with raw emotion.

Be prepared to laugh because you will, she is a very humourous entertainer telling jokes that are most often directed at herself. She will tug at your heartstrings and bring tears to your eyes when she sings sad songs, and make you want to get up and dance to some of the uptempo music. This is a show for all ages and not to be missed.

An Evening with Carroll Baker | Saturday October 29, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

 

thomswiftAn Evening with Thom Swift

Multi award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Thom Swift will release his fourth solo album, The Legend of Roy Black, June 3, 2016. The 10-song folk-roots recording was produced and recorded by Thom and Charles Austin at Echo Chamber Studio in Halifax, NS and mixed and mastered by Dave Gunning at Wee House of Music in Pictou, NS. The album features Thom on acoustic and resonator guitars and vocals, Tom Easley on stand up bass, Asa Brosius on pedal steel, J.P. Cormier on mandolin, violins and banjo and Dave Gunning on high strung guitar. With over twenty-five years experience recording and performing across Canada, the US and Europe, Thom shoots straight to the point with his writing. His voice and music is unique and powerful.

An Evening with Thom Swift | Friday October 28, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | Buy Tickets

 

gavincrawford-alejandrosantiago-300dpi-1-678x1024Gavin Crawford

Gemini Award-winner Gavin Crawford is one of Canada’s brightest comedic and dramatic performers, best known for star turns on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes and his eponymous series, The Gavin Crawford Show on the Comedy Network. His one-man show “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME takes audiences through a click-baiting spiral of characters we all know and love (and love to hate) from our lives both off and online. You’ll be humble-bragging that you saw this hilarious exploration of social media to all your distant high school friends!

Gavin Crawford | Saturday October 29, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | Buy Tickets

Gavin Crawford | Sunday October 30, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

 

20150804-mfsf-tuesday-evening-concert-16Lawrence Wilson EP Release

Lawrence Wilson, from the Kingston Peninsula N.B., has been in the industry for many years. An influential lyricist, the stories he weaves about life and living will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. Having an acoustic feel with roots deep seated in traditional country and folk genres, his songs convey stories that undoubtedly will mirror a certain point in the listener’s life. Having a unique sound and style, his shows are truly intimate and genuine, and the sincerity in his live performance is quickly leading to a rapid growth of fans.
  At the end of the day if you require or desire great music, soulful heartfelt lyrics delivered in a comfortable atmosphere, don’t miss the chance to see Lawrence live because you will be in for a true musical treat that will make you think and feel a little more.

Lawrence Wilson EP Release | Tuesday October 25, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

 

l_2016-06-03-11-43-00The NB Symfunny Orchestra

Combining the talents of New Brunswick’s best-known comedian Marshall Button (a.k.a. Lucien), with Maestro Antonio Delgado has brought about the creation of a wonderfully unique production of music and comedy. The show features the dynamic musicians of our province’s newest ensemble, Tutta Musica, comprised of the Teaching Artists of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra and Sistema NB, and a troupe of comedians that will provide for an evening of both great music and big belly laughs.

The NB Symfunny Orchestra | Thursday October 27, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | Buy Tickets

 

the-onceThe Once

Armed with bouzouki, guitar, mandolin and banjo, The Once creates music inspired by their Newfoundland roots, that comes from a thoughtful place. Thanks to powerful vocals and expert instrumentation, this trio is a perfect blend of voice and melody. Sometimes funny, sometimes melancholic, and always poignant, this up-and-coming band has built a fervent following thanks to a live show that’s unique in its combination of intimacy and power. The winners of several ECMAs and Canadian Folk Music Awards, The Once draws huge crowds and receives glowing reviews wherever they perform.

The Once | Thursday October 27, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | Buy Tickets

The Once | Friday October 28, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

 

ken_9185Roots: A Journey Through India

Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at the Fredericton Playhouse. This special celebration will include henna art and cultural cuisine, culminating with a performance by Toronto-based Bollywood fusion company DancewithSL. Led and choreographed by Shereen Ladha, DancewithSL will perform Roots: A Journey through India. From classical Indian dances to Bollywood styles, this narrated production will take you on a journey inspired by important events and cultural traditions in India’s history – from the love story of the Taj Mahal to modern Mumbai, where Bollywood dancing has gained a world-wide fan base.

A dancer, choreographer and instructor, Ladha is trained in Bollywood, classical Indian, hip hop, contemporary and jazz styles of dance. She is the creative mastermind behind hit YouTube channel DancewithSL, featuring dance covers to the latest Bollywood hits and tutorial videos. Ladha has appeared on Canada’s Got Talent, in Hollywood films, and has danced and toured with major Bollywood personalities.

Roots: A Journey Through India | Sunday October 30, 2016 | Fredericton Playhouse | Buy Tickets

 

l_2016-05-31-15-13-48Splash ‘N Boots Big Yellow Boot Tour

What started out as a class project at Queen’s University has led to the release of 9 Albums, 3 DVDs, 3 consecutive JUNO nominations, being crowned three times as Canadian Children’s Group of the Year, and 2 televised Televised concert specials with The Wiggles, ultimately solidifying Splash’N Boots’ spot as Canada’s premiere children’s entertainers.

Splash ‘N Boots Big Yellow Boot Tour | Wednesday October 26, 2016 | Imperial Theatre, Saint John | Buy Tickets

Splash ‘N Boots Big Yellow Boot Tour | Friday October 28, 2016 | Capitol Theatre, Moncton | Buy Tickets

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