Joanna Barker and the Songs of "February"

May 29th, 2012 → 12:47 pm @

And I’ve not completely growninto the woman that I’m supposed to be.But hell I’m a lot closer than I was last February. That’s the closing line from the debut album by Joanna Barker. It’s not meant as a status update…

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Nobody’s Pick: The Kings-Devils Stanley Cup Final

May 26th, 2012 → 6:08 pm @

The last goaltending showdown between Jonathan Quick of the Kings and Martin Brodeur of the Devils was in October.

The game ended 1-1, with New Jersey scoring twice in the shootout for the 2-1 win….Read Full Post Hockey & Blog

Sherman Downey Takes the New Songs for a Workout

May 21st, 2012 → 4:48 pm @

                                                    Music fans first came to know him as the guy with the dreadlocks from the Codroy Valley. Now he’s one of the hottest young voices in Newfoundland and Labrador music. This Saturday’s show (May 26) features Sherman Downey and…

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Will the Kings End the 43-Year Drought?

May 18th, 2012 → 7:38 am @

They are, without doubt, the dominant team of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

For now, at least, the Los Angeles Kings look unstoppable.

Their playoff pace has been spectacular: an 11-1 record, with seven straight road wins. L.A. could turn out… Hockey & Blog

Performance Hour Video: Matthew Byrne Dusts Off an Irish Ballad

May 17th, 2012 → 3:20 pm @

Here’s an inside look at the studio session recorded for the May 19 edition of The Performance Hour. Matthew Byrne sings an Irish classic he picked up it from the English folk singer Danny Spooner. It’s called "The Banks of Bann."…

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Matthew Byrne Digs Into the Newfoundland Songbook

May 15th, 2012 → 3:11 am @

Though he emerged just a couple of years ago, Matthew Byrne ranks as one of Newfoundland’s finest folk singers. But you won’t hear him doing many of the tried and true favourites. Rather than treat everyone to yet another rendition of Lukey’s…

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2012 Stanley Cup: Round Three

May 13th, 2012 → 11:38 am @

Shane Doan and the Phoenix Coyotes in the Stanley Cup Final?

Seemed an unlikely proposition a few weeks ago.

Until this season, the Coyotes and their captain had never won a playoff series, going 0-for-7 in the opening round since moving to Phoenix… Hockey & Blog

Performance Hour Video: Chris Kirby’s New Single

May 11th, 2012 → 3:17 am @

May 15 is the release date for the new Chris Kirby album, Wonderizer. Chris talks about the album and plays a few songs from it this Saturday (May 12) on The Performance Hour. We also captured that session on video. From his visit…

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Performance Hour Video: Title Track from the New Chris Kirby Album

May 8th, 2012 → 6:04 pm @

The soul man from Norris Arm is back. This Saturday (May 12), Chris Kirby joins me in the Performance Hour studio to play songs from his brand new album, Wonderizer. It’s his third solo CD, and it continues the evolution…

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Images from the Stanley Cup’s Epic Journey

May 6th, 2012 → 12:32 am @

As the Stanley Cup seeks its new home for 2012, we’ve updated our image gallery dedicated to the culture of the greatest trophy in sport.

The Stanley Cup Photo Gallery offers a guided tour of the legends, customs, and unforgettable moments in the li… Hockey & Blog