Arts

Commentary: Six films to watch while self-isolating

Doing our part to practice physical distancing and self-isolation to stop the spread of ...

Fredericton music scene remains optimistic through COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 has affected many job sectors including the music industry. Gatherings ...

Review: Ria Mae lights up stage, hearts in Fredericton

One of Atlantic Canada’s musical gems stopped by to pay Fredericton locals an awaited ...

‘It’s A Girl!’ sparks conversation and controversy

Theatre New Brunswick Young Company is touring the show It’s A Girl!, a true ...

Naomi McGowan: an essential piece to STU theatre

Naomi McGowan waited with a welcoming smile as her blonde hair brushed her cheeks. ...

Local musician helps others get on their feet and tour

Touring for an artist is a path to new audiences and greater opportunities. At a certain ...

Scooter Thomas’ small cast brings big emotion

Theatre St. Thomas will close out its 2019-20 season with its smallest cast of ...

Heat $heets ‘breaks the rules of music’ with debut EP

Squeezing into a small basement like a ’70s game room, the four members of ...

Fredericton’s music hub shortens name, expands operations

Beginning March 14, the Capital Complex will rebrand as The Cap. Situated on Queen ...

Erin Bond: Fredericton-based ‘music nerd’ and advocate

It’s hard to imagine the New Brunswick music scene without Erin Bond cheerleading the ...

Review: nîpawistamâsowin a heartbreaking yet important watch

Content warning: This story mentions murder. A family from Red Pheasant Cree First Nation ...

Demon barber takes the Black Box stage

Fifth-year St. Thomas University student Lucas Gutiérrez-Robert said getting to play the role of ...

Networking the focus of Fredericton Galentine’s Day

What started as a popular TV show’s invention to empower women has found its ...

Continuing the conversation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’

If your vagina could talk, what would it say? Maybe it would say, “slow ...

Commentary: Obomsawin shares wisdom in film

A few weeks ago at a filmmaking workshop for students in St. Thomas University’s ...

A new house for dance

Disclaimer: The author of this story, Pierina Rivas, teaches dance at Jungle House Dance ...

Commentary: A guide to eating Japanese in Fredericton

Saki Kato is a St. Thomas University student from Japan who loves Japanese food. ...

Review: A Hot Garbage soap opera

After a six-month hiatus, Fredericton improv group Hot Garbage Players made their return on ...

Review: Leroux tours the ‘magical’ side of Fredericton

Correction: An earlier version of this story was published stating the tour ended at ...

The Belle Comedians reunite for Shivering Songs

After seven years of hiatus, Fredericton legends The Belle Comedians returned to the stage ...

The Oscars 2020: Who should win?

With award season well underway, the Oscars are one of the most prestigious ceremonies. ...

‘As You Like It’ makes Shakespeare accessible

For some students, Shakespeare is a distant, convoluted high-school memory. But in Theatre St. ...

A new shift for Shiftwork

Whether it’s on stage, in the studio or behind the soundboard, Dylan Ward has his ...

STU professor makes Canada Reads long list

A St. Thomas University professor’s book about a young boy taking action against climate ...

Review: ‘Parasite,’ a stunning look at classism

Warning: Contains major spoilers for Parasite. With six Oscar-nominations, Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, ...

Tracing the truth of refugee struggle

A new art exhibit based off a documentary is showing the most beautiful places ...

STEEDS adds comedy, female voices to The Tempest

What happens when you mix strong winds, heavy rain, shipwrecked royals and a modern ...

CHSR reacts to Ontario’s campus radio funding crisis

According to its program director Mark Kilfoil, if students had the option to opt-out ...

Making SHT up

What do you get when you mix three teams, some random prompts, a panel ...

Art Kitchen gives gift of funding

Fredericton’s Connexion ARC kicked off the holiday season bringing artists, art critics and art ...

Former STU student wins lieutenant-governor’s award

Former St. Thomas University student Wayne Curtis began his writing career while working in ...

Review: New Kill Chicago well worth the wait

Just over four years since the release of their first studio album The Grey, ...

Review: Quinn Bonnell’s Wonder both colourful and cohesive

Fredericton’s Quinn Bonnell has grown immensely as an artist in the two years since ...

Canadian authors share personal debuts

Content  warning: This story discusses two books that both deal with difficult subject matter ...

STU musician is a composer, a rapper, a ‘jack of all trades’

Fourth-year student Emma Johnson loves studying political science at St. Thomas Unviersity but said ...

Review: Howling at the night with Matt Mays

In an almost sold-out theatre on Nov. 12., Matt Mays walked out on the ...

Silver Wave: Putting NB film first for 19 years

Seasoned filmmaker and University of New Brunswick graduate Annick Blizzard will present her newest ...

REVIEW: Through the eyes of James Baldwin

Disclaimer: The Aquinian does not endorse the word “n***o”. We decided to review this ...

A new Empire

A new arts space in Fredericton called Empire is providing a better home for ...

REVIEW: Concord Floral overflows with teenage emotion

Theatre St. Thomas’ latest production Concord Floral, which ran from Oct. 30 to Nov. ...

Celebrate Halloween with “Bump and Grindhouse”

Some would say university students are too old to go door-to-door asking for candy, ...

Ciaron Lewis: Punk rocker, animal activist

When you look at Ciaron Lewis’ Facebook, half of the photos are pictures of ...

Filming against the clock

On Friday Oct. 18, a record-breaking 25 teams from across New Brunswick embarked on ...

1979 provides political comic relief

Theatre New Brunswick kicked off their 2019 fall season by providing a little levity ...

STU student explores religion through music

Watching STU student Ben LeBrun play in front of an audience, you’d be surprised ...

Local artist finds new direction

When Jim Middleton participated in an art battle after 20 years of working behind ...

Three minutes of fame

Note: The crew had only submitted the film in an application to the Great ...

Visibility for LGBTQ2+ theatre

After St. Thomas University grad Alex Rioux witnessed the comfort of working with LGBTQ2+ ...

Changing the lack of live music on campus

CHSR station manager Erin Bond was concerned with the lack of live shows on ...

Review: CBC doc In the Making features Beverly-Glenn Copeland and Jeremy Dutcher

The second season of In the Making, a CBC music documentary series hosted by Sean ...

Review: Jenn Grant and Great Lake Swimmers bring pleasant vibes to Fredericton

The first show of the 2019-20 Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series featured Jenn Grant’s bright ...

Folly Fest director steps down

FeelsGood Folly Fest, one of New Brunswick’s most beloved music and arts festivals, will ...

Behind the Polaris Music Prize

After a year-long selection process, Toronto’s Haviah Mighty received the 2019 Polaris Music Prize ...

Homer’s words, women’s voices

The first Great Books Society event of the year lasted 10 hours. It was ...

Student poetry demands climate action

On Sept. 20, students from over 150 countries worldwide skipped class to act against ...

The food almost looks too good to eat (Jasmine Gidney/AQ)

Food review: Tokyo Ramen

Ramen is a signature dish for any university student. When you’re broke and hungry, ...

UNB welcomes first female, Indigenous artist-in-residence

The University of New Brunswick’s Art Centre has welcomed its first artist-in-residence in almost ...

Beaverbrook announces new front door

On Sept. 6, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery announced another expansion in time for their ...

Fantasy card game inspires new student art exhibit

Thalia Ackroyd has always loved playing games. But when her boyfriend introduced her to ...

Reading to the left

For the first time, Montreal-based book distributor Kersplebedeb Publishing and Distribution has brought their ...

Local artist takes a big step at Harvest

Last October, Colin Fowlie, a local Fredericton songwriter,  left his career as an electrical ...

Vampire Weekend returns to Montreal with new look, sound

St. Thomas University student Liam Carleton went to see Vampire Weekend at the Montreal ...

Spearhead Theatre takes their first stab at Fredericton

While most people move to a big city to live out their dreams of ...

STU professor overseas with string quartet

Composer, pianist and St. Thomas University professor Martin Kutnowski will travel from the classroom ...

How to Harvest your dollar

A guide to Fredericton’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival for students The smell of ...

Only a stump remains

The Calithumpian theatre troupe are left with nothing but a stump after more than ...

Teaching students, taking the stage

When you think about your professors, you probably don’t imagine them rocking out on ...

Flourishing from a young age

When the snow melts and exams are over, FLOURISH Festival will return for its ...

Students determine the greatest book

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams was dubbed the greatest book ...

Powerful portraits commemorate young women who died in 2017 Guatemala fire

Forty-one portraits of young women who died in a horrific fire at a state-run ...

Playwrights donate their time to help the homeless

Two actors, Megan Murphy and Circe Caine, sat centre stage in the Black Box Theatre at ...

Review: Sexists hate Captain Marvel, and Marvel loves that

When I entered the cinema to see Captain Marvel with my friend who had ...

Metalsmiths bring light to old silver in honour of women

With unique inspiration and some old silver, an exhibit at the University of New ...

Are Asian-centred movies a phase?

From Crazy Rich Asians, to Ken Jeong’s comedy special, You Complete Me, Ho, to Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi movie, Hollywood ...

Feminist artwork explores diversity, intersectionality, positivity

On a regular day, the atrium in the Student Union Building at the University of New ...

Emerging artists showcase their work for audience feedback

Sometimes all that’s needed is a fresh pair of eyes to produce a new ...

Raising each other up through music

Eva George is working to increase representation of all genders in the New Brunswick ...

Review: Motherhood returns with another new sound

Brydon Crain, Penelope Stevens and Adam Sipkema from the band Motherhood have reminded everyone ...

STU grad’s new play tells tale of wintery N.B. night

Ryan Griffith started acting with Theatre St. Thomas in 1999. That’s also when he ...

Tapestries celebrate black history of New Brunswick

A collection of nine tapestries woven by Ivan Crowell have been hanging in St. Thomas ...

Local record label celebrates first anniversary

She Said Feck! Records run by St. Thomas University alumna Kate Butler has made ...

Going beyond plastic waste

A new campaign hosted by the University of New Brunswick Art Centre is aiming ...

Fighting the man through dance

The second complete production in Atlantic Canada of Disney’s musical Newsies will be put on by ...

Commentary: Don’t fall in love with serial killers

Ted Bundy was hot. His irresistible blue eyes and charming smile were almost enough ...

Queer prof discusses how bodies are read and misread

Self-proclaimed gender freak Michael V. Smith was in Fredericton to deliver the W.C. Desmond ...

Who’s that love song about?

Arts Editor Jerry-Faye Flatt is a performer and songwriter. So is her partner. So ...

LGBTQ film festival showcases artists from around the world

A story about trying to find yourself after a bad breakup is just one ...

Review: Wicked Vices debut EP both ‘chill’ and ‘heavy’

Fredericton band Wicked Vices found their new voice in an unconventional way: through an ad ...

Review: Grab some grub at the Cellar Pub

Within the depths of the Student Union Building, the Cellar Pub is a popular ...

Behind the scenes, plays come alive

Chris Saad, the technical director and light and sound designer for Theatre St. Thomas, ...

Improv class teaches people to ‘roll with the punches’

Improvisation has forced Jean-Michel Cliche to transition from acting as a rugged zombie hunter ...

New film delves into ‘heavy topics’

A new film about an LGBTQ woman in the military facing post-traumatic stress disorder ...

The Tipsy Muse brings café music back to Fredericton

A new café has opened on Regent street and it’s bringing more live music ...

Slide through the Shivering Songs festival

The Shivering Songs festival took place around downtown Fredericton from Jan 22 to 27. ...

Revitalizing Wolastoqiyik through song

Jeremy Dutcher stepped on stage in the Kinsella Auditorium, starting the afternoon by paying tribute ...

Student evokes compelling stories through Persona exhibit

Alex Cunningham said she’s always been creative. About six years ago, she started painting, ...

An earnest play in a comedic way

St. Thomas University students have been busy preparing for their next production by rehearsing ...

A ‘cosmic connection’ through music: Shivering Songs returns

The Shivering Songs festival may have found the only reason to leave the house ...

Breaking the mould and reclaiming space

A new Fredericton exhibit aims to make LGBTQ people feel comfortable taking up space, ...

Mother and son breathe new life into beasts and gardens

Mothers often see their children’s drawings as works of art that hang on the ...

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