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Music NL: Culture Business Workshop: Oct. 16-17

August 31, 2010

A 2-day workshop, entitled “Culture as Business”, that will be presented in a dozen locations across Canada in 2010-2011, including St. John’s on the weekend of October 16-17.

The workshop is for artists, musicians, writers, actors, dancers, and anyone else looking to make a living in the cultural sector. Please pass this information along to students, colleagues, or others who may be interested.

Items covered include:

Career options & lifestyle implications

The economics of culture

Hard skills (Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, Taxes)

Soft skills (Contracts, Copyright/IP, Negotiation, Marketing & Promotion, Professional Communication)

Long-term planning (Statistical Resources, Market Research, Strategic Planning)

By the end of the weekend, participants will have the beginnings of a comprehensive business plan, something that they can literally take to the bank.

Registration is $250/person for two days, with a reduced price of $200/person for groups of 5 or more individuals. For further details, or to register online, please see

Paul E. Guise, MBA, PhD

Culture Consult


2010 Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Workshop Schedule Finalized

June 23, 2010

Creaking Tree String Quartet – Thursday July 15, 3 p.m. – Yellow Belly

“Putting The Range In Arrangements” – Arranging Tunes For Small Groups

Spend an hour with The Creaking Tree String Quartet as they describe the methods behind the madness of some of their arranging concepts. The group will take their own material and explain how it went from a melody and chords to a performable, planned arrangement. They will also answer general questions and touch on topics of interest to the audience.

Dominic Mancuso – Saturday July 17, 1:00 p.m. – Dusk Ultralounge

“In The Moment ” – Approaches To Live Performance

2010 JUNO award winner Dominic Mancuso will lead the workshop with some of Canada’s most versatile & innovative musicians (Tony Zorzi on guitars and John Johnson on saxes and woodwinds). Employing a broad musical vocabulary, they’ll explore a porous approach to live musical performance, engaging the audience as much as the performer. Performance and Q&A to follow.

H’Sao – Saturday July 17, 3:00 p.m. – The Majestic Theatre

“Chadian Rhythms” – African Dance & Singing

With their stellar acapella voices, harmonies and dancing, this group will move your spirit as well as your feet!  H’Sao are a Montreal based group who draw from gospel, traditional African music, as well as their Chadian roots, H’sao display clear soul, pop, and R&B influences. This is a workshop is sure to get you moving.

Morgan Davis – Sunday July 18, 1:00 p.m. – Dusk Ultralounge

“History of the Blues” – Interactive Demonstration

Using music from his personal collection, interspersed with commentary and anecdotes along with audience participation, he takes folks on a journey spanning two continents and 80 years of recorded blues. From African music to the “field hollers” of the southern U.S., from Mississippi to Chicago… From Georgia to Texas, Morgan illustrates regional styles as well as influences and interpretations from one artist to another, often using recorded snippets along with his own guitar.

Simon Fisk– Sunday July 18, 3:00 p.m. – The Masonic Temple

“Exploring Free Spaces” – Spontaneous Improvisation”

Spontaneous versus frivolous or reactive improvisation clinic. Spontaneous meaning listening/absorbing what is happening and becoming part of the musical ensemble as opposed to frivolous or reactive improvisation where what is actually happening is merely reacted to rather than absorbed and participated in. The trio will talk about opening up song forms and stretching into free spaces and ways to arrive back. They will also introduce integral ear training exercises to strengthen ones intuitive playing, as well as ways to practice intuitive playing.


Educational Workshops are open to all ages and have an admission of $10.00 at the door.
Instruments are welcome.

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Musical Theatre Summer Studio is gearing up for another exciting summer!

April 12, 2010

Sing! Act! Dance the Summer away in the Coolest Camp Around!

for kids from 7 to 17 years!
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm
$400 + HST for Two Weeks
no experience neccessary
June 28th – July 9th, St. John’s
July 12th – July 23th, Mount Pearl
July 26th – August 6th, St. John’s
August 9th – August 20th, Mount Pearl
CALL 709.764.3232
or e-mail for more information.

Upcoming Acting Workshops for Youth in St John’s and Mount Pearl

April 9, 2010
Mount Pearl, Park Place, July 19th – 23rd, 2010
St. John’s, Arts  Culture Centre, August 2nd – 6th, 2010

Camp Hollywood fills up extremely fast so please don’t delay in registering your BOYS and GIRLS. Camp Hollywood promises the best season ever.

Your young Thespians will be working on  newly written original scripts inspired by Twilight, High School Musical, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hairspray, Alice and Wonderland, Annie, Mary Poppins, Cats, Popular Fairytales and more. And by the way,for those young people who are hesitant to dance or sing solos, no worries, they don’t have to but Ill bet they end up wanting to in our SHOW CAMP HOLLYWOOD production!

We are proud to offer a professional program that is more than a musical theatre camp. Your children will  also be introduced to  Backdrop Design, Mask Art, Stage Makeup and Special Effects, Costuming the Character and more! The professionals at  Performing Arts Group have been educating young people in the Art of Theatre for 15 years and are delighted to now do so in Mount Pearl.

Stay tuned for classes coming to Bay Roberts, Clarenville, Labrador City this summer season, 2010.

For more information call 722-ACT1 (2281) or email

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