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Newfoundland’s ONLINE AUCTION for HAITI

January 29, 2010

It’s launched! Bidding has begun!

The Hearts for Haiti NL fundraiser has gone hi-tech with a silent auction that can be accessed online. The Hearts for Haiti NL online auction has been launched.

Go to www.32auctions.com (Auction ID: haitinl Password: hearts)

Items up for grabs include evenings out at some of our finest restaurants such as Portobellos and Bacalao…two Republic of Doyle Crew jackets in your size, autographed NHL hockey merchandise, a childrens’ birthday party with Terry Rielly, A face painting party for 8, beautiful Haitian paintings, a one week summer camp at Circle Square Ranch, a photo shoot with Ray of Light photography, an original outfit made for you by a clothing designer, clothing , spa adventures, music lessons…and so much more. With new items being added daily!

Bidding closes at 9:30 pm on Sunday night.

www.32auctions.com

Auction ID: haitinl Password: hearts

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Hearts for Haiti Events

January 29, 2010

Friday, January 29th

Evening Performances

Wall-to-wall music featuring many of NL’s Favorite Soloists, Duos, Trios & Dance Bands. Starts 4:00 PM running til midnight.
Friday Evening Performer (Food Available)
4:00 p.m. Terry Reilly
4;30 p.m. Joe Belly
5:00 p.m. Mallory Johnson
5:30 p.m. Darrin Martin
6:00 p.m. Sharona Clarke
6:30 p.m. Paddy Barry
7:00 p.m. Denis Parker
7:30 p.m. Neighbourhood Stray Belly Dancers
8:00 p.m. Ashelin
8:30 p.m. The Dogberries
9:00 p.m.  The New Zazou
9:30 p.m. Darcy Broderick & Ron Kelly
10:00 p.m. Don-E Coady
10:30 p.m. Blue Eyed Blonde
11:00 p.m. Andrew James O’Brien and the Searchers
11:30 p.m. Kate Best
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Jonathon Norris

Saturday, January 30th

Family Day for all ages
Family Day starts at 1:00  – 4:00 PM.Hosted by Newfoundland’s Teddy Bear man, Terry Rielly, the day is diverse to say the least:
Saturday – Family Day  (Food Available)
1:00 Terry Rielly
1:00 Gary Summers – Magician/Hypnotist
2:00 Face Painters
2:00 Sarah Harris, William Corbett and Molly Clark
2:00 Native Friendship Center Arts & Crafts
3:00 Beni Malone and Wonderbolt Circus
Admission is a $5 donation at the door for kids under 12 & $10 for adults, all proceeds go to the Red Cross in aid of Haiti Disaster Fund.

Evening of Live Perfomances

Doors re-open at 6 PM for another night of Comedy, Musicians, DJ’s, Creative Dance & Dance Bands.
Saturday Evening  (Food Available)
6:00 p.m. Celtic Fiddlers
6:30 p.m. Rick Lambe
7:00 p.m. Sheila Williams
7:30 p.m. Peter Halley
8:00 p.m. Shelley Neville
8:10 p.m. Rhonda Barrett
8:25 p.m.  Gracie Wells Smith
8:30 p.m. Jordan Young
9:00 p.m.  Duane Andrews
9:30 p.m. Sandy Morris & Jamie Dart
10:00 p.m. Hugh Scott
10:30 p.m. Justin Fancy & Leane Keane
11:00 p.m. The Finders
11:30 p.m. Salsa Roca

Sunday, January 31st

Art Exhibition & Gospel Performances
At 12:00 noon, Memorial University School of Music presents “Schumann in Love/Loss” with classical performers. (Food Available)
12:00 Noon  Schumann in Love/Loss
Calvin Powell
Jonathan Reid
Tom Gordon
Meg Herder
Shelley Neville
1:00 PM Gospel  (Food Available)
David Chafe and Friends
Hillary Simms
Philip Holloway
Justin Osmond
Colin Mackey
Shelley Neville

Special Evening Performances & Dance

Sunday night,  join host Des Walsh for a special evening of ballads and storytelling.  Most well known as a poet, Des scripted the adaptation of Bernice Morgan’s Random Passage and Waiting for Time for CBC Television. Des also co-wrote The Boys of St. Vincents for which he won many awards, included the coveted Gemini. He has been referred to as “a key participant in the St. John’s cultural rebirth of the 1970s”. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
7:00 PM Sunday (Food Available)
8:00 Show – Ballads and Storytelling, Line up is as follows
Emcee: Des Walsh
Amy House
Colleen Power
Con O’Brien
Liz Solo
Ron Hynes
Ron Pumphrey
Barry Martin
Bollywood Jig Troupe
Jim Fidler
Shelley Neville
Peter Halley
Kilautiup Songuninga Inuit Drum Group
Terry Rielly
Tickets for the Sunday Night Concert will be pre-sold at a cost of $25 a seat with reserved seating.  Call 709.579-3023.to book your space today.
All Events are being held at the Masonic Temple 6 Cathedral Street
St. John’s. If you require further details on this event please visit their web page http://www.heartsforhaitinl.com/ or vist the facebook group link
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The Building Blocks of Music

January 26, 2010

Music, no matter what style, origin or form, consists of the same basic building blocks. Pitch, rhythm and timbre are the DNA of each musical note, dictating the sound that you hear.

Pitch

The pitch of a sound is determined by its frequency. We recognize pitch in clearly defined intervals (notes), although these are man made constructs that define the ‘pitch’. There are a multitude of variations between these notes that have a slightly different frequency, giving them a different pitch.

Rhythm

Rhythm is like the skeleton of music, holding all the different elements together. Rhythm is not just the sounds heard but also the silences between. The speed and frequency of the sound creating the rhythm, adding the foundations to the composition.

Timbre (pronounced tamber)

Timbre is the most complicated and variable building block. It is that unique combination of fundamental frequency, harmonics, and overtones that gives each voice, musical instrument, and sound effect its specific colouring and character. This is what gives you the ability to differentiate instruments and voices. It also allows us to distinguish how a note is sung or played.

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Harmony for Haiti Event in St John’s Newfoundland

January 26, 2010

On Sunday, January 31st some of the community’s leading musical ensembles will be collaborating with Oxfam Canada to hold a benefit concert to fund raise for relief efforts in Haiti.
The concert will be at 3 pm at Gower Street United Church. The Philharmonic Choir of the NSO, Bill Brennan and friends, Les Ms., Graham Wells and friends, The Step Fiddlers, QVE’s Afterglow and more of the finest musical talent in St. John’s will be featured in this concert hosted by Ramona Dearing of CBC Radio Noon. Suggested donation is 15$ at the door and all proceeds will be going to the Humanitarian Coalition which includes CARE, Save the Children, Oxfam Quebec and Oxfam Canada.
Oxfam Canada will issue receipts for donations over 10$, and donations by visa will be accepted. “
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Destination St John’s Goes Mobile

January 26, 2010
Destination St. John’s is making its member’s information available on smart phones to convention delegates, tourists and residents of the province.  Apps are available for Blackberries, iPhones and other internet enabled smart phones allowing users to check for places to stay, places to eat or things to do through members of DSJ.  You can even check to see what the weather will be like.  Best of all the app is FREE!
“This is leading technology and a great assist to the traveler in finding the many fine products and services offered by DSJ members” says Mark McCarthy Chair of Destination St. John’s.
CEO Keith Healey says, “I am excited for our members as every member will now be on the hip or in the purse of every visitor to our region; you can’t get much closer to a sale than that.”
David Janes President of Discover Anywhere Mobile, suppliers of the service says, “Discover Anywhere Mobile is very pleased to be partnering with DSJ to provide mobile applications for their visitors. With this technology, DSJ is now providing the best apps available worldwide for creating amazing tourist and conventioneer experiences.”
John Feltham VP of Technology with Applecore Interactive, developers of DSJ’s web presence says,” Destination St. John’s has assisted greatly with trip planning by providing visitors a real taste of their destination by displaying locations on an easy to use mobile map application.”
For those devices that have GPS capability it will tell you how far you are from your desired location and again, if you have the service, it will even tell you how to get there.
On your smart device go to http://m.destinationstjohns.com/ download the app and start visiting DSJ members!  Once there you can read about the member and with another click visit their website directly.
Destinations St John’s Website: http://www.canadasfareast.com/default.asp
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Destination St John’s Goes Mobile

January 26, 2010
Destination St. John’s is making its member’s information available on smart phones to convention delegates, tourists and residents of the province.  Apps are available for Blackberries, iPhones and other internet enabled smart phones allowing users to check for places to stay, places to eat or things to do through members of DSJ.  You can even check to see what the weather will be like.  Best of all the app is FREE!
“This is leading technology and a great assist to the traveler in finding the many fine products and services offered by DSJ members” says Mark McCarthy Chair of Destination St. John’s.
CEO Keith Healey says, “I am excited for our members as every member will now be on the hip or in the purse of every visitor to our region; you can’t get much closer to a sale than that.”
David Janes President of Discover Anywhere Mobile, suppliers of the service says, “Discover Anywhere Mobile is very pleased to be partnering with DSJ to provide mobile applications for their visitors. With this technology, DSJ is now providing the best apps available worldwide for creating amazing tourist and conventioneer experiences.”
John Feltham VP of Technology with Applecore Interactive, developers of DSJ’s web presence says,” Destination St. John’s has assisted greatly with trip planning by providing visitors a real taste of their destination by displaying locations on an easy to use mobile map application.”
For those devices that have GPS capability it will tell you how far you are from your desired location and again, if you have the service, it will even tell you how to get there.
On your smart device go to http://m.destinationstjohns.com/ download the app and start visiting DSJ members!  Once there you can read about the member and with another click visit their website directly.
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WJB is Hiring: Education Coordinator Position Still Available!

January 26, 2010
Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual to fill the role of Education Coordinator as the organization moves into its 9th year in 2010. This position is a leadership roles that will provide the successful candidate with experience and skill development in the areas of Music Education. The role require s a motivated, independent, and out-going individual with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as well as the ability to work under pressure.
Go to: www.wreckhousejazzandblues.com for more info!
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