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Art Gallery of N.S. dealt major blow as board rejects bulk of Leibovitz collection

Art Gallery of N.S. dealt major blow as board rejects bulk of Leibovitz collection

A federal board has rejected the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia's application to certify a multimillion-dollar collection of iconic photographs by famed American artist Annie Leibovitz as 'cultural property' of outstanding significance.
Stan Rogers tribute A Matter of Heart stirs audiences, keeps them hopping

Stan Rogers tribute A Matter of Heart stirs audiences, keeps them hopping

Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart, a musical tribute with stories, song and dance to the famous folksinger, whose mother was born in Canso, sizzles like a Saturday night ceilidh with nine multi-talented, youthful and super-high energy singers, musicians and step dancers. It runs to Sept. 3 in the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre on Argyle Street in Halifax.
Fire and Soul: Six dances and a film at FODAR 2017

Fire and Soul: Six dances and a film at FODAR 2017

The Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal, better known as FODAR, Aug. 15 to 19, is full of passion and insights into life in flamenco, Indigenous hoop dance and contemporary movement, with six dances in two programs and the new Dance on Film program featuring the hot new documentary Mr. Gaga.
Anne Murray’s legacy to be celebrated at Springhill festival

Anne Murray’s legacy to be celebrated at Springhill festival

The Maritime Music Fest from July 26 to 29 in Springhill will showcase East Coast musicians with events including a songwriters circle, dinner theatre, a meet-and-greet with Murray and a seven-hour closing concert July 29.
Growing Food With Greg: Gardening the easy way

Growing Food With Greg: Gardening the easy way

Gardening should not be hard work. A few months ago, I came across a YouTube interview with a 92-year-old woman who maintains a 225-square-metre garden (like mine) all by herself. It inspired me to use her methods to plant three beds of potatoes in just a few quick, easy steps.
GLASS ACT: Riesling’s a versatile wine with a clear sense of self

GLASS ACT: Riesling’s a versatile wine with a clear sense of self

There really is nothing to lose by trying Riesling on for size. Light and complex, it delivers fruit, earth, flowers and honey to your glass. Whether you like it sweet, dry or somewhere in between, Riesling will meet you at your sweet (or not) spot.
Halifax transgender actress happy to be in a film about transitioning

Halifax transgender actress happy to be in a film about transitioning

Female transgender actress Michelle Raine can relate to her character Don in Shelley Thompson's new short film Pearls, about a teen transitioning in a rural community.
Pugwash powerful combo of the political and the personal

Pugwash powerful combo of the political and the personal

Pugwash, the play now running at Ship's Company Theatre, is a powerful, poignant story about politics touching personal lives as Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen tells the history of the Pugwash Conferences to prevent nuclear war.
Rankin enjoys feeling of homecoming at this week’s Mabou Ceilidh Days

Rankin enjoys feeling of homecoming at this week’s Mabou Ceilidh Days

One of Nova Scotia's most successful songwriters headlines weekend concert as festival celebrates 50 years
Prepare to Fall in Love with The 39 Steps

Prepare to Fall in Love with The 39 Steps

The Chester Playhouse Summer Theatre Festival opens with a racing, ripping production of The 39 Steps, a wonderful theatrical circus for those who love theatre and those who don't. It runs through Saturday, 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.