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1970s teens hit the Nova Scotian highway in MacIvor & McDonald movie Weirdos

1970s teens hit the Nova Scotian highway in MacIvor & McDonald movie Weirdos

Coming-of-age tale driven by Me Decade hits now enjoying theatrical run at Park Lane Cinemas in Halifax.
Big screen hockey Goon returns for sequel that tugs heartstrings while busting heads

Big screen hockey Goon returns for sequel that tugs heartstrings while busting heads

Now in theatres, Last of the Enforcers teams triple-threat Baruchel and Hobo with a Shotgun creator Eisener.
Ria Mae comes home to Halifax <br>amid GroundSwell of success

Ria Mae comes home to Halifax
amid GroundSwell of success

Globetrotting pop singer headlines three-day celebration of East Coast music and cuisine at Spatz Theatre, Olympic Hall.
Symphony Nova Scotia to celebrate departing music director in upcoming season

Symphony Nova Scotia to celebrate departing music director in upcoming season

The orchestra has scheduled several special concerts to mark the 15th and final year under the baton of Bernhard Gueller.
Terri Clark and Bahamas to headline 2017 Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Terri Clark and Bahamas to headline 2017 Stan Rogers Folk Festival

Nova Scotia performers for the festival in Canso from June 30 to July 2 include Dave Gunning, Erin Costelo, Old Man Luedecke, Bruce Guthro and Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers
Family ties and social concerns provide sound material for Plasketts' Solidarity

Family ties and social concerns provide sound material for Plasketts' Solidarity

Father Bill and son Joel kick off national tour with Wednesday show at Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro, returning to N.S. in April.
Yann Martel to speak at Halifax Central Library, Saint Mary’s University

Yann Martel to speak at Halifax Central Library, Saint Mary’s University

Talks by the Booker Prize-winning author of Life of Pi on March 23 and 24 are part of the Cyril Byrne Memorial Lecture and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first public education courses offered by Saint Mary's through the Halifax Public Libraries system.
LunaSea Theatre Company opens dark Irish comedy on St. Patrick's Day

LunaSea Theatre Company opens dark Irish comedy on St. Patrick's Day

A quartet of friends staged The Donahue Sisters for $50 in what is now The Living Room 11 years ago, leading to the founding of the celebrated Halifax theatre company. Incorporated in 2007, LunaSea celebrates how far it's come remounting the play in The Waiting Room with a new group of actors and top-notch production values.
Humans of Halifax: Teenage artist explores lives of youth in the city

Humans of Halifax: Teenage artist explores lives of youth in the city

Madeleine West, a Grade 10 student at Halifax West, has created the Halifax Youth Project, a series of portraits in ink and gouache of young people in Halifax. Her work is on exhibit at the Lucky Penny Coffee Co. in Halifax.
Weirdos’ Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor win at Canadian Screen Awards

Weirdos’ Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor win at Canadian Screen Awards

MacIvor was honoured for original screenplay and Parker was named best supporting actress for her performance in the Nova Scotia-shot film.