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The Big Shoe for April 20 - 21, 2013

We announce the winners of our Cohen Poem contest!  Entries from all parts of the province will be pooled and two poets will receive our Grand Prize Gift package, courtesy Sony Records and the Weekend Arts Magazine, consisting of the book "I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen" written by Sylvie Simmons; a copy of Leonard's new CD "Old Ideas" and a vinyl copy of the new recording; plus the double CD "The Essential Leonard Cohen".

Alan Doyle reports from the road as Great Big Sea tour in support of their XX recording, celebrating the band's twentieth anniversary.

Jamaican poet Tanya Shirley reads in Corner Brook this weekend, she'll talk about islands and poetry.

Lawnya Vawnya is underway in St. John's and the weekend promises much musical activity; Mathias Kom will report.

Breakwater Books releases a collection of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry; editors Mark Callanan and James Langer will discuss.

On Liner Notes, the Duo Concertante with their complete recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano.