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episodes: November 2011 Archives

December 3-4 on the Weekend Arts Magazine

Brian McHugh guest hosts from Corner Brook this weekend, join him and hear about a brand new film being screened there this Saturday night. “Wassail,” says Anita Best, and we’ll find out what she means. The Resource Centre for the Arts wants you to enter their Christmas monologue contest, you’ll hear all about that. And a new exhibit at the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art features the work of, among others, children’s book writer and illustrator Anthony Barton. Wayne Muggeridge is the guest on Liner Notes with his new cd Come in and Jar the Door.

The Weekend Arts Magazine, this week from Corner Brook with guest host Brian McHugh, airs from 6 to 9:30 island time - 5:30 to 9:00 in parts of Labrador - on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CBC Radio 1.

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WAM November 26-27 Shine On Benefit

Steve Kelly has piled a lot on his plate.

Steve is the brother of Scott Kelly, a well-known musician and music retailer in the capital city who died tragically earlier this year, a victim of depression.

So Steve has decided it is time to raise some funds for the education of Scott’s children and raise some awareness of the problem of depression and mental illness in our community.

He hopes he’ll achieve these goals with Shine On - the Scott Kelly Memorial Benefit Concert.

I contacted Steve by phone earlier this week and asked him to tell me a little about the giant list of musical contributors to the concert.

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WAM November 26-27 City Seen

In 2010, Patricia Grattan won an award for Distinguished Service, presented to her by the Canadian Museums Association. Patricia is a former director of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador. And as such, she knows her way around a gallery or archive.

Patricia also knows her way around a good book, and she is about to launch a new publication, City Seen - Artists’ Views of St. John’s - 1785 to 2010.

Patricia Grattan joined me in the studio this week and I asked her where the idea for City Seen came from.

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