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Hold onto your wigs: Bob the Drag Queen is coming to town.

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Bob the Drag Queen will soon enter through the Holy Heart Theatre purse first and change the lives of many Newfoundlanders forever, making us even more fabulous. Bob’s Crazy Black Lady – A Stand- Up Spectacle will take stage on November 15 to a full house, which sold out almost immediately. “I have never been to Newfoundland and unfortunately with drag shows, you roll in town and then leave but wow, thank you,” said the queen of the sell out. The drag scene has been growing in St. John’s and Bob, crowned queen of Rupaul’s Drag Race season 8, will help amp up the entertainment. The drag queen is well known for her comedic performances and charming confidence. “They say fake…

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Figgyduff Dory: wearable celebrations of small town Newfoundland

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Figgy Duff is a pudding made of molasses found right in the middle of a traditional Newfoundland Jigg’s dinner, as well as a local folk rock band. While, Dory is a fishing boat and one letter away from Janalyn Petten’s mom’s maiden name. The two words combined make Figgyduff Dory, Petten’s own interpretation of the inspiration she finds surrounding her. It’s a online clothing company ran out of Port de Grave, which Petten operates on her own. It features artistic graphics backed by well-known Newfoundland sayings, rural NL town, familiar landmarks and wordplay.  “I’ve been sketching clothing since I was about 12-years-and I’ve always been obsessed with graphic tees. I was a total sucker for the t-shirt section at Bluenotes back in…

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A Newfoundlander’s Hunt for Rommel

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Flanker’s Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel by Frank Galgay with Donna Kearney Adams, follows a young Newfoundlander’s unconventional mission and journey during WWll. In 1941, 18-year-old Joseph Kearney left his home in St. John’s to join The First Royal Artillery Contingent on British soil. At the time, soldiers had to be at least 20-years-old to join the Regiment, so Kearney lied about his age. Afterwards, he had been accepted into the Scottish Commando, an elite unit considered to be the brainchild of Winston Churchill. With this unit, Kearney became a part of the mission to capture or kill German General Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. Kearney and 60 other men set out for Rommel towards…

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NewFoundPod: A new listen about the province

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Last fall Debbie Wiseman tried to search for podcast about Newfoundland but came up short. Being an avid podcast listener and a Newfoundlander passionate about her province, it would have been the perfect mix of entertainment. “For a while, I’d been searching. There are a few, but I didn’t see anyone doing specifically what I do, so I thought, why don’t I do this then?” shd recalled. “I’ve been inspired by podcasters and the stories they are telling. I love the idea of being able to create your own content and share it with the world.” And from there NewfoundPod was born. Last fall, from the corner of her living room in a DIY fashion, Wiseman started the podcast all…

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A Ghastly Tale: The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast

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For Jon Mallard, a love of the supernatural and eerie reaches far beyond the realms of the typical campfire ghost story. Mallard is the host of The Odd to Newfoundland Paranormal Podcast, a locally recorded show covering all forms of irregular or uncommon tales, from Newfoundland folklore to unfamiliar anecdotes to historical mysteries. If it’s bizarre, questionable or even a tad weird, Mallard’s likely chatted about it.  “I’ve always been into the paranormal. I don’t know where my love of weird stuff comes from,” said the podcaster. “I remember going to my cabin in Holyrood and stopping on the way and seeing a Weekly World News magazine with all its craziness and I always got one out of boredom.” Photo from…

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