Making music from recycled materials: how do they do it?

What do an exhaust hose, artillery shell and broken monkey bars have in common?  They’re all recycled materials that are salvaged and beautifully sculpted into percussion instruments in the upcoming ScrapArtsMusic performance at the Fredericton Playhouse. The musical pioneers of ScrapArtsMusic, led by artistic director Gregory Kozak, have incorporated 145 unique hand-made instruments into a …

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Swing into spring with the Playhouse’s annual Onstage Gala!

It’s time for a renaissance, and the Fredericton Playhouse will be doing just that when it hosts its annual Bell Aliant Onstage Gala on Saturday, April 28. A charity benefit for The Playhouse’s community work, the event will take a “swing” in another direction this year, trading in its previous sit-down dinner format for a …

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Making noise with ScrapArtsMusic

Inventive. Highly skilled. Mesmerizing. Hyper-kinetic. Powerful. Rooted in street performance, jazz, and world music traditions, and fueled by the same inexplicable genius that produced projects like Blue Man Group and Stomp, ScrapArtsMusic has been traveling the world–the pinnacle of which was a live performance at BC Place Stadium for a crowd of 70,000 people at …

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Meet Chris Donnelly… one of Canada’s best-kept secrets

On Tuesday April 3 at 7:30pm the Spotlight Onstage Series gears up for another intimate and beautifully warm concert experience featuring up-and-coming musician Chris Donnelly. Donnelly represents a new generation of jazz pianists, composers, and improvisers dedicated to creating programs that are engaging, entertaining, and educating. In September 2008, Chris released Solo, his Juno-nominated, debut …

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Stellar Jaybirds will knock your socks off!

Years of European and North American tours, five critically acclaimed albums, two Juno nominations and two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations...little wonder, the buzz around John Reischman and the Jaybirds continues to grow. Like the mandolinist at its helm, the group fashions a stylish, elegant take on bluegrass that is at once innovative and unadorned, …

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TNB alumnus delivers a toe-tapping tribute to a country music legend!

On Saturday March 24th at 7:30pm the fanfare will strike up at TheFredericton Playhouse as Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind explode onstage in a flurry of feathers, fringe and bejeweled finery in a tribute to Dolly Parton that has left audiences everywhere clamoring for more! Rhinestone Cowgirl is packed with humour, charisma, and the …

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