The whole stories

Elling Lien chats with local dance artist Louise Moyes. (Photos by Ryan Davis.) Louise Moyes takes on the characters of the people around her. The St. John’s performance artist has, over the years, developed a style she calls “docu-dance.” Studying interviews she has recorded, she…

Trickle-down dancenomics

Your totally dependable Festival of New Dance planner advice guide thing, as stereotyped by the cast of Cat’. Assembled by Bryhanna Greenough   You aren’t afraid to throw caution to the wind for a good old, weird time. You’re mesmerized by art that plays with…

Open & Schutt

Linda Browne talks to jazz musician Kate Schutt about her new album. For American jazz artist Kate Schutt, coming to Newfoundland will be like attending a family reunion of sorts. From May 11-12, the Pennsylvania native—who now calls Guelph, Ontario home—will be playing two shows…

St. John’s Harbour Leading Lights

Tilt your head back as you climb up Chapel Hill and you’ll see a curious contraption affixed to what was formerly St. John’s last Congregational Church. At the top of Chapel Hill Condominiums’ Victorian-Gothic style tower of is one of two leading lights that ships…

Cast-iron and you

(Photo by Tracy Ducasse) Andreae Prozesky, cast-iron cook. In honour of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d get a little mom-ish on you and offer up some advice. The wisdom I’m about to bestow upon you actually came from my father, but Father’s Day isn’t for…

Mike Rossiter

Occupation: Legislative Reporter for CBC Radio Age: 28 Hometown: St. John’s Musical preferences: Everything from Johnny Cash, Neil Young and the White Stripes (“I can’t wait for the concert!”) to Cake, K-OS and the Beastie Boys. Last book read: The Secret Man: The Story of…

Tastefest schedule

The Food & Song of St. John’s For tickets and info call 722-9600 or visit tastefest.ca

DEFECT DEFECT

The return to popularity of melodic hardcore has brought a smile to my face, and St. John’s is being treated to some this weekend as Portland, Oregon’s Defect Defect come to town. They’ll be ripping it up twice in one day with catchy punk tracks…

Brian Jungen’s “Vienna”

Taking up a four-month tenure at The Rooms on May 11 is B.C. artist Brian Jungen’s giant sculptural work “Vienna”—a life-size whale skeleton not unlike the one that used to hang from the ceiling of the old museum on Duckworth Street. The distinguishing feature is…

Bucket Truck’s last waltz

May 19th will mark a special night for 5/6ths of Bucket Truck. The group will be performing their final show at Junctions that Saturday. The night before they will be playing their last all-ages show. Singer Matt Wells, who has traditionally served as the spokesman…