Browsing: The Arts
History remembers some people, but typically just for one thing. In Kathleen Winter’s funny, new, and strikingly innovative novel, Lost in September, she turns this train of thought to a real life figure, James Wolfe.
The new version features some of the original Wonderful Grand Band members, along with This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian Mark Critch on lead vocals, accompanied by award-winning musicians Amelia Curran and Geraldine Hollett.
Lightheartedly known as “The Best Ukraine Band in Newfoundland,” they’re certainly that. But they’re also consistently touted as the Best Local Band to See Live, and not just according to this year’s People’s Choice Polls in The Overcast.
Early drafts of “Offensive to Some” were inspired by a story a friend told Stapleton about the last woman hanged in Newfoundland. She began by writing a fictionalized version of the story of a very young woman who was sentenced to death for murdering her much older husband.
The Borealis Music Prize is run by The Overcast and sponsored this year by Posie Row & Co. The winner gets $1,000, a trophy for their mantle, and a feature length story in January’s issue.
“I’m so excited about it, I’d talk about it till the cows came home,” says Mary Walsh.
The show features monologues written and performed by Robert Chafe and new compositions by Duane Andrews, Bekah Simms, and Aiden Hartery.
“Hollett’s win marks the first time a collection of poetry has won the prestigious award.”