On the outside, Tyson Davidson looks like your typical metalhead. With long hair that’s shaved on the side, usually seen wearing a band shirt and dark clothing, he embodies the essence of what most people would call a “headbanger.” Anyone who has gone to most of the local concerts in Fredericton, probably knows him. Davidson […]
Q&A with Kate MacKay; Knitting for happiness
Kate MacKay has been knitting hats for refugees who have landed in Fredericton. It is only the most recent of her volunteer experience. She uses her spirituality as a core motivator. Jordyn Meade-Baxter talked to MacKay to find out a little more. Have you always been a volunteer? No. For just over 30 years, I […]
Q&A: Mark Kilfoil of CHSR
Mark Kilfoil is the program director of CHSR, the campus radio station shared by The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. He has a radio voice, a metal head’s beard and a scholar’s thoughtful diction. He hosts three radio shows: The Lunchbox (current affairs and some music), Caffeen (music) and The Weird Show […]
STU drama prof pushes for more meaningful theatre
After studying physical theatre and touring across Oregon and California for two shows, Lisa Anne Ross moved to Toronto to take a clown course, and started Clown Hall with three other performers. She is a small woman who never sat still. She smiled easily, spoke with her hands and walked like a ballerina about to […]
Always in our hearts, if not on our screens
Each year our generation gets older, it seems like more and more celebrities are dying. What we don’t expect is how connected we may feel and how their deaths may hit us. Jordyn Meade-Baxter takes a look at what causes us to mourn the loss of those who we never really knew. I turned […]
Can music save someone’s life?
This controversial idea has blown up in the world of music. Fans and artists alike are swearing that music has saved them, while others say it’s impossible. Music is powerful in many ways, but can it really save a life? The idea that music can save a life came to me at quite the young […]
Slideshow: Strung Together
The Saint John String Quartet was in concert at St. Thomas University on Jan. 21.
Three members of the quartet (David Adams on violin, Christopher Buckley on viola, and Sonja Adams on cello) have been part of Symphony New Brunswick for 28 years. Their newest member is Danielle Sametz on violin, who has been with the quartet for two years. This has been her experience so far.