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Local Vaudeville Troupe: Rossley Kiddies

[Rossley Beauty and the Beast.jpg] Rossley Kiddie Company Collection (Coll-472) 1.01.005 Rossley Kiddies on stage, "Beauty and t...

Archived Alive!

International Dance Day is April 29th and the province is celebrating Dance Week from April 22-29 I'm sure you'll be inspired to dance by Charles Hen...

"What's the Buzz?!....Tell me what's happening!"

There's a lot of buzz surrounding Thursday 19 March 2015. It's opening night for TaDa! Productions Jesus Christ Superstar. This is not the first tim...

Barbara Barrett (1922-2014)

What a woman! What a life! A Toast to the Toastmistress Barbara Barrett was an award-winning journalist, dramatist, teacher, musician, actor,...

'Longside Players

[longside players.jpg] *Poster 1240 from the NL Performing Arts Poster Collec...

Pride: Tommy Sexton

It is Pride week in Newfoundland and Labrador and what better collection to spotlight than the Tommy Sexton Collection (Coll-235)?! Tommy S...

Sound Symposium--3 decades of experimentation

The Sound Symposium, is a biennial festival that takes place in and around St. John's in the summer that celebrates sound exploration and performance...

Canada Day

July 1st is both Canada Day as well as Memorial Day here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Don't you wish you were in St. John's in 1982 for this celebra...

Spring recitals

May and June in Newfoundland will not guarantee spring-like weather, but you are guaranteed a plethora of Spring Recitals. Students of all ages an...

Spring Recitals

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Contact the Performing Arts Collection

Welcome to the PAC Blog. The PAC (Performing Arts Collection) at the Archives and Special Collections. Interested in learning about your collections...

Downtown St. John's Nightlife in the 1990s

Downtown St. John's 20 years ago was bustling with live bands, solo acts, dance performances, poetry readings, and the list goes on and on. How to kn...

Dowtown St. John's Nightlife in the 1990s

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Farley Mowat, Canadian Author, dies at 92

[mowat whale.jpg]Iconic Canadian author passed away 6 May 2014 at 92. Mowat's connection to Newfoundland and its people, wildlife and resources w...

In honour of Dance Week...

This week is Dance Week in the province and what better way to honour this fabulous week than a few photographs from the archival collection (COLL-16...

What archivist are you?

Fun little quiz for my fellow archivists and all those wanna-be archivists! http://t.co/BtLMJTIX8b [box.jpg]

Oh! You Nasty Nazi Man: Novelty March Song from Newfoundland

Songwriter from Newfoundland, A. J Dee wrote this little ditty in 1940. Who isn't tapping their feet to this catchy march song from WWII with lyrics ...

Anniversary of 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster

The 100th anniversary was yesterday. This short animated documentary called 54 by the National Film Board retells the story and incorporates some fa...

Looking Back to March 28 1990 (24 years ago)

24 years ago David Rudkin's Ashes made its premiere in by the St. John's Players. Mandy Joseph and Morris Hodder have been teaching drama and thea...