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Maud Lewis painting goes for $36,800 at Consignor Art Auction

Maud Lewis painting goes for $36,800 at Consignor Art Auction

Work of Digby painter who died in 1970 has been in the spotlight since release of acclaimed movie biopic.
East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

East Meets West in Opera Nova Scotia’s telling of an ancient Indian story

Opera Nova Scotia makes Atlantic Canadian opera history in Devotion and Truth: Two Chamber Operas on a Hindu Legend, with the 1921 Gustav Holst interpretation side by side with a new Indian-Canadian composition by Nova Scotia-born tabla player Vineet Vyas and his wife, dancer-singer-composer Bageshree Vaze on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at the Dunn Theatre.
War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

War veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe completes Uncommon Common Art piece

Wiebe and supporters completed a 14-kilometre march, then used 550 sandbags, including some concrete sandbag sculptures, to build her work at the Acadia war memorial.
Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

Public Gardens venue of outdoor films this summer

This year, the Atlantic Film Festival Outdoor Film Experience features screenings in the Halifax Public Gardens, at the Tall Ships Quay on the Halifax waterfront and in Dartmouth, as it celebrates the gardens' 150th anniversary, Canada's 150th anniversary and Telefilm Canada's 50th anniversary.
Crocker’s Bibelot creates music that thinks outside of the box for OBEY Convention

Crocker’s Bibelot creates music that thinks outside of the box for OBEY Convention

Anna Leonowens Gallery hosts unique aural experience as part of this week's celebration of exploratory sounds
War veteran invites all to march with her Thursday for public art piece

War veteran invites all to march with her Thursday for public art piece

Artist and war veteran Jessica Lynn Wiebe invites people to join her on a march starting at 9:50 a.m. Thursday from Camp Aldershot to the Acadia war memorial in Wolfville where she will build a trench wall out of more than 500 sandbags as part of her public art piece for the 2017 Uncommon Common Art exhibit.
ART entertaining story about male friendship

ART entertaining story about male friendship

Yasmina Reza's popular play about three men, a painting and a friendship on the rocks is at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Stage in a highly entertaining production to June 4. It is the final studio series show this season.
Halifax Camerata Singers’ spirits soar as the choir is joined by P.E.I.’s Sirens

Halifax Camerata Singers’ spirits soar as the choir is joined by P.E.I.’s Sirens

Let Our Spirits Soar — The Voices of Our Past, slated for Sunday, wraps up the 30th anniversary season for the auditioned chamber choir led by Jeff Joudrey.
Musicians rally to support Atlantic Canadian industry builder Lynn Horne

Musicians rally to support Atlantic Canadian industry builder Lynn Horne

The Power of Song benefit at Marquee Ballroom will honour longtime publicist/manager known for loyalty to East Coast artists.
Kindness of strangers lifts spirits in LunaSea Theatre production

Kindness of strangers lifts spirits in LunaSea Theatre production

Les & Dawn, running this week at Stages Theatre Festival, is a play full of compassion in an age of cynicism.