The Cape Breton Stage Company Hits the Streets! is an annual outdoor theatre festival that runs for 4 consecutive evenings during Action Week (early August) in various locations around downtown Sydney. The company is requesting that anyone who has an original script they would like considered for the festival send the script and the following information to email@example.com:
- your phone number
- play title
- prospective director’s name (with email & phone number)
- prospective actors’ names
- any special requirements (simplicity is key when producing outdoor plays!)
The deadline for submissions is May 31st. For more information visit capestage.ca.
The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) announced the 2009 finalists this past week and Cape Bretoners were recognized in seven categories for their work.
The awards will be presented during the gala event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday evening, May 8, 2010.
And the nominees are:
- Spot News – Print – Tera Camus – The Chronicle Herald, (Cape Breton Bureau) – Chaos Erupts into Full Attack
- Enterprise Reporting – Radio – Wendy Martin/Christina Harnett – CBC Cape Breton – Trouble in Paradise
- Continuing Coverage – Radio – Joan Weeks – CBC Cape Breton – Hector Hinkley’s Brain Cancer Meds
- Arts & Entertainment Reporting – Any Medium – Rob Doublett/Norma Jean MacPhee – CBC Cape Breton – Jerry Holland Obituary
- Video Journalist – Television – Gary Mansfield – CBC Television
- Photojournalism Spot News – Print – Steve Wadden – Cape Breton Post – Fire Rescue on Roof
- The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award – Laura Fraser – (Cape Breton Bureau) The Chronicle Herald
Each finalist will receive a framed AJAs Certificate of Excellence in Journalism. One of the finalists in each category will be honoured as the overall Gold Award winner.
Many of the original members of the Cape Breton Summertime Revue will reunite to raise funds for the historic Savoy Theatre on Thursday, May 27th at 8 pm. Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Max MacDonald, Matt Minglewood, Richard Burke, Fred Lavery, Allie Bennett, Dave McKeough and Brian Talbot will take the stage with special guests Stephen Muise and The Cottars, who have just released their highly anticipated CD, Feast.
The May 27th show sold out in matter of hours so a second performance has been added for May 28th. Tickets are $49.00 and will go on sale Monday, April 12th at 9am. Tickets can be bought at the box office, by calling 842-1577 online at savoytheatre.com.
On Tuesday, April 13th the McConnell Library will host an evening in celebration of the Atlantic Book Awards from 7pm – 9pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy refreshments and meet some Atlantic authors including Bob Chaulk whose SS Atlantic: The White Star Line’s First Disaster at Sea is shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, D.C. Troicuk, whose first book, Loose Pearls and Other Stories, is set for release, and Bill Conall whose The Rock in the Water is shortlisted for the 2010 Leacock Medal for Humour. There will also be a special tribute to Ron Caplan and Breton Books.
Originally from New Waterford, saxophonist Kirk MacDonald has been nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. The 2010 celebrations will take place on April 18th in St. John’s, Newfoundland and will mark the 39th anniversary of the Juno Awards. Over the past 25 years, MacDonald has established a reputation as one of Canada’s leading saxophonists. He has received numerous awards, and has worked with many leading musicians in a variety of musical genres. He’s performed on over 40 CDs as both leader and sideman, and on several national broadcast recordings for CBC Radio. He’s performed extensively throughout Canada, the U.S., Spain, France, Italy, Holland, Monaco, Australia, Korea, Bermuda, and the Bahamas working with many leading Canadian, U.S. and International jazz musicians. Over 65 performances of his compositions appear on 18 CDs, both as leader on his own recordings and on recordings by other artists.