Sep 29, 2013 | 19:28WAM WAM Sept 28-29 Liner Notes - Infinitely More Audio
WAM WAM Sept 28-29 Liner Notes - Infinitely More Sep 29, 2013 | 19:28This week on Liner Notes husband and wife gospel duo, Gerald Flemming & Allison Lynn have combined forces to become INFINITELY MORE. Blending Gospel, Praise & Worship, Country, and Jazz, Infinitely More wants to create a fresh new sound for the ancient ch
Dec 8, 2013 | 13:27WAM WAM Dec 07-Dec 08 - Liner Notes - Joanna Barker Audio
WAM WAM Dec 07-Dec 08 - Liner Notes - Joanna Barker Dec 8, 2013 | 13:27This week on Liner Notes, Joanna Barker tells us about writing songs, day jobs and why she's so popular in Rimouski, Quebec. Her debut album was called February and her new Ep is called A Sudden Flame. Joanna represents a new Post-Hey-Rosetta generation o
Sep 28, 2013 | 17:06WAM Greed, Power and Lust - a new book from Bill Rowe Audio
WAM Greed, Power and Lust - a new book from Bill Rowe Sep 28, 2013 | 17:06The premiers: Joey and Frank is a new book from Bill Rowe. The subtitle is Greed, Power and Lust. which will give you a pretty strong hint that this is no dry political science tome...Rowe's book is chock a block with the good, the bad and the bizarre fro
Jan 20, 2013 | 14:40WAM Amy House Audio
WAM Amy House Jan 20, 2013 | 14:40Weekend A.M.: It must be the end of budget year and businesses are cleaning out their accounts. CBC, Fortis, Cox and Palmer and Memorial University announced support for the Arts Council Awards. The Bruneaus fork over a million bucks to the School of Music, and the Resource Centre for the Arts and the LSPU Hall announced that ExxonMobil Canada was going to contribute $30,000 towards operation costs at the Hall and for the production of new Newfoundland and Labrador plays.
What does Amy House say? Amy is the artistic animateur of the Resource Centre for the Arts and she joins me this morning. Welcome back to the Weekend Arts Magazine, Amy.
Apr 21, 2013 | 5:54WAM WAM April 20-21 David Kelleher-Flight Audio
WAM WAM April 20-21 David Kelleher-Flight Apr 21, 2013 | 5:54Praised by Opera News for his "flawless diction and flexible lyric baritone," St. John's singer David Kelleher-Flight will, tonight, tread the boards of the venerable New York City Center theater in his New York City Opera debut.
David graduated from M
Dec 16, 2013 | 14:20WAM WAM Dec 14-Dec 15 - Liner Notes - Adrian House Audio
WAM WAM Dec 14-Dec 15 - Liner Notes - Adrian House Dec 16, 2013 | 14:20Nominated this year for Music NL's male artist and SOCAN songwriter of the year, Adrian House says as a child he was hugely influenced by his parents wide ranging record collection. They turned him onto the Troggs, The Beatles and Elvis and others...influ
Sep 15, 2012 | 8:19WAM Jonathan Butler - New book Audio
WAM Jonathan Butler - New book Sep 15, 2012 | 8:19Jonathan Butler is back with his second novel. Jonathan was here a couple years ago with The Return of the Native, a tale of a Newfoundlander coming home and confronting history in more ways than one. History also plays a role in Jonathan's new book, The Shah of Shea Heights. Family history. Jonathan tells the tale of Billy Tucker, a loquacious local thug, who tells us the tale that his father, an even more loquacious thug, tells him. Jonathan tells Mack what The Shah of Shea Heights is all about.
Oct 17, 2012 | 9:04WAM WAM Oct 13-14 Ben Cox Audio
WAM WAM Oct 13-14 Ben Cox Oct 17, 2012 | 9:04Benjamin Cox has lived through a lot of turmoil in his life...
Much of it caused by his own behavior.
From a promising career as an ER nurse, Cox turned to drugs.
Even using his position to steal narcotics to keep his habit going.
But Cox wasn't finished falling yet.
He got caught.
Benjamin Cox tells his story in a self-published book called "My Name is Ben and I'm and Addict".
His book has sold out and now he's attracted a publisher.
Cox stopped by our studio to tell me about his descent to the depths of drug addition...
And the rude awakening that put him on the road to recovery.
Oct 19, 2012 | 3:08WAM WFF: Midnight's Children Audio
WAM WFF: Midnight's Children Oct 19, 2012 | 3:08The 23rd St. John's International Film Festival opened on Tuesday night with a screening of Deepa Mehta's epic, Midnight's Children. It is based on the Booker Award Winning novel by Salman Rushdie, who also wrote the screenplay. This was the Atlantic Canada premiere of the film. Host Chris O'Neill-Yates caught up with Director Deepa Mehta on the red carpet at opening night.
Nov 23, 2012 | 19:05WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Liner Notes Billy Hickey Audio
WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Liner Notes Billy Hickey Nov 23, 2012 | 19:05Billy Hickey has been involved in music since his teenage high school days when he played in bands with a bunch of his buddies.
With the release of enough origional material to fill 3 CD's, Billy and local rock band,"Timbre", toured the country living the music dream as seen from the inside of a van.
Today Billy splits his time between a career in the fast moving communications world and shuttling his two children from ballet to music lessons and everything in between.
But Billy has still managed to steal away some time to put his musical thoughts on paper for a very special project.....a solo CD that takes him "From There to Here".
Nov 23, 2012 | 15:14WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Naomi Russell Audio
WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Naomi Russell Nov 23, 2012 | 15:14She plays five instruments and counting.
Still in her teens she is writing her own material and performing it every chance she gets.
Fourteen-year-old Naomi Russell has alreaddy decided on a career.
And as you're about to discover.. I don't think she lacks the drive and ambition to make it happen.
Not to mention she inherited the music gene.
Naomi Russell joined me earlier this week in our studio to chat about her music and to perform a couple of tunes.
Dec 21, 2012 | 6:06WAM WAM Dec22-23 Andrea Monroe Audio
WAM WAM Dec22-23 Andrea Monroe Dec 21, 2012 | 6:06Singer songwriter Andrea Monro first appeared at the annual Feast of Cohen some years ago, when the concert took place at the LSPU Hall. The show has become so big, that it has moved on to the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's.
And Andrea has progressed, also - a dietitian, a baker, a mother of two ... but she's still a singer and a songwriter. Ready to perform at this year's Feast, the thirteenth.
But the Feast of Cohen will be extra special for Andrea this year. I spoke with her the other day and asked her why that is.
Mar 16, 2013 | 8:36WAM WAM March 16-17 Canada Writes - Rod Moody Corbett Audio
WAM WAM March 16-17 Canada Writes - Rod Moody Corbett Mar 16, 2013 | 8:36CBC's Canada Writes, the online literary destination section of CBC Books, with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre; has announced the finalists for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Rod Moody