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KAMP: The Musical draws inspiration from the history of concentration camps

KAMP: The Musical draws inspiration from the history of concentration camps

There are three opportunities in April and May to see this work-in-progress from Jamie Bradley and Garry Williams, which tells the story of gay men in a Nazi concentration camp who defy their captors by creating a satirical music revue.
Beaufille’s fashionista sisters return to NSCAD for Dialect show

Beaufille’s fashionista sisters return to NSCAD for Dialect show

Chloé and Parris Gordon, a hit at New York Fashion Week with their made-in-Canada clothing line, studied at the Halifax arts and design university.
Russian violinist speaks out: ‘I often heard that all gays should be destroyed’

Russian violinist speaks out: ‘I often heard that all gays should be destroyed’

Artem Kolesov, who recently came out online to show other young gay people they aren’t alone, will perform with his string quartet in Halifax this weekend. But the 23-year-old prodigy doesn’t know if his older brother who lives here will show up for the concert.
Young Chicago musicians YAS Quartet perform in Halifax

Young Chicago musicians YAS Quartet perform in Halifax

The group, which recently finished in the top three of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China, strives to be an example of dynamic diversity and inclusivity in classical music.
For 2017-18 season, Neptune Theatre takes a chance on ABBA, Stan Rogers

For 2017-18 season, Neptune Theatre takes a chance on ABBA, Stan Rogers

The music of Stan Rogers and ABBA, an original adaptation of the beloved holiday film It's A Wonderful Life, a Saskatchewan farmer's battle against Monsanto and a re-imagining of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night are all part of the Mainstage Series.
July Talk livens up Halifax spring with visit to Marquee Ballroom

July Talk livens up Halifax spring with visit to Marquee Ballroom

Juno Award-winning quintet brings urgent glam-pop from latest album Touch
Familiar names in Sobey Art Award longlist

Familiar names in Sobey Art Award longlist

Four of the five Sobey Art Award Atlantic longlisted finalists have been previously nominated: Ursula Johnson, Graeme Patterson, Lisa Lipton and Eleanor King. Melanie Colosimo is also on the list.
Chasing Champions, lauded play about legendary fighter, gets Halifax remount

Chasing Champions, lauded play about legendary fighter, gets Halifax remount

Jacob Sampson's drama about legendary African Nova Scotian boxer Sam Langford opens at Neptune's Scotiabank Studio Theatre on Thursday. The play has the same cast and crew that won six Merritt Awards for its world premiere in Parrsboro last summer.
By popular demand, Maudie expands to theatres across Nova Scotia

By popular demand, Maudie expands to theatres across Nova Scotia

The filmed-in-Newfoundland movie about famed Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis and her romance with miserly fish pedlar Everett Lewis opened in four theatres on April 14 and, based on popular demand, expands to 30 across the country on Friday.
Stewart Legere lets his songs fly free after lengthy gestation

Stewart Legere lets his songs fly free after lengthy gestation

Years in the making, the Halifax songwriter and actor's Quiet the Station finally gets its due with its CD launch at the Seahorse Tavern.