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Emerging Lens Festival celebrates culturally diverse storytelling

Emerging Lens Festival celebrates culturally diverse storytelling

The 7th annual Emerging Lens Film Festival, Wednesday through Saturday, celebrates culturally diverse storytelling with films on subjects like the Nova Scotia film tax credit's impact on filmmakers, mental illness, identity, coming-of-age and music. The free screenings are opened by local musical acts.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City examines urban development through the lens of Jane Jacobs

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City examines urban development through the lens of Jane Jacobs

The film about the urban activist, writer and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities screens on Friday at Carbon Arc Cinema in Halifax.
BJM Danse returns to Halifax with three sizzling works

BJM Danse returns to Halifax with three sizzling works

The Montreal contemporary company is a favourite with Halifax audiences. The Live Art Dance presentation, originally scheduled for Feb. 14, features work by Itzik Galili, Benjamin Millepied and Andonis Foniadakis.
Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 3 - Gearing Up with the Right Tools

Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 3 - Gearing Up with the Right Tools

Garden tools allow you to do four basic tasks: dig soil, move soil, spread soil, and cut things. Your set of tools should allow you to do all of these things, but depending on the size and scale of your garden, you don't need to break the bank to get started, and you may not need all of them.
Perfume War: Get ready to be inspired

Perfume War: Get ready to be inspired

Barb Stegemann is on a mission to Make Perfume Not War. Her journey is chronicled in the documentary Perfume War, opening Friday at Park Lane Cinema in Halifax. Directed by Michael Melski, it also tells the story of Stegemann's best friend, Capt. Trevor Greene, whose injury in Afghanistan inspired the Bedford entrepreneur to create the 7 Virtues fragrances.
Nova Scotia songwriters' work comes alive when they unite as Port Cities

Nova Scotia songwriters' work comes alive when they unite as Port Cities

Trio launches debut CD at Casino Nova Scotia's Schooner Showroom, with shows in Margaretsville, Membertou and Lunenburg
Leah Hamilton new Symphony Nova Scotia director of finance and administration

Leah Hamilton new Symphony Nova Scotia director of finance and administration

Currently executive director at Halifax Dance, Hamilton assumes her new role in June.
The movie that Maud built

The movie that Maud built

Maudie, a fictional film based on the life of Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis and starring Oscar nominees Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins, is opening in Halifax on Friday. Director Aisling Walsh visited the Maud Lewis house in Halifax before shooting the film in a re-created house in Newfoundland.
Ethan Hawke recounts how Nova Scotia connections led him to making Maudie

Ethan Hawke recounts how Nova Scotia connections led him to making Maudie

Ethan Hawke knows well the rugged, salty landscape of Nova Scotia. The four-time Oscar-nominated actor and scribe bought a place near Guysborough 18 years ago. He and his family now have friends there and try to visit for about a month every summer. It's partly why he signed on to the new film Maudie.
Jazz Up Your Spring with free events in Dartmouth and Halifax

Jazz Up Your Spring with free events in Dartmouth and Halifax

Halifax Jazz Fest offers workshops and performances with the Willem Paynter Trio, chik white and New Hermitage