Monday, May 05, 2008

Joel Thomas Hynes Wins Artist of the Year Award

Joel Thomas Hynes was awarded the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year Award at a ceremony this past Saturday evening.

from The Telegram

This year's Newfoundland and Labrador Art Council awards gala opened with the heart-pounding throat-singing and guttural rhythms of the Nipik Inuit Singers, who were joined by the Dzolali African Drum and Dance Ensemble before Hey Rosetta (the evening's house band) rose from the ashes at the rear of the Reid Theatre stage to inject their trademark pop-rock-haunting-string combo...

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Joel Thomas Hynes is the author of two novels. His first, Down to the Dirt, is available as an unabridged audiobook from Rattling Books, narrated by the author, Sherry White and Jonny Harris.