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Concert series includes free shows by Smith, Baldwin at Halifax Shopping Centre

Concert series includes free shows by Smith, Baldwin at Halifax Shopping Centre

Canada 150 performances allow artists to play their songs for all-ages crowds on Terrace patio
Great women of STEM in Halifax art show

Great women of STEM in Halifax art show

Great Women of the Ocean, Earth and Sky, an exhibit by Halifax artist Jo Napier of portraits in her Great Women of STEM series, opens Friday, 7 to 9 p.m., Chase Gallery, Nova Scotia Archives, and runs to June 30. She celebrates innovative female scientists who blazed trails in oceanography, astronomy, physics and cartography.
Signature Move pins down tough relationship and cultural questions at OUTeast Film Festival

Signature Move pins down tough relationship and cultural questions at OUTeast Film Festival

Chicago-made romantic comedy about "life, love and lady wrestling" comes to Halifax fest, with a Cape Breton connection.
Arabella magazine and Canadian floral art book arrive in Halifax

Arabella magazine and Canadian floral art book arrive in Halifax

Debra Usher, editor-in-chief of the art magazine Arabella, is coming to Halifax on Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m., to Atlantic News, corner of Morris and Queen streets, to release the spring-summer issue and her new hardcover book on Canadian floral art.
Paris! The Show recreates 1950s Montmartre in song

Paris! The Show recreates 1950s Montmartre in song

Directo Productions presents Paris! The Show live at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. The show is a love story set in Montmartre in the 1950s and a tribute to the great French songs of the postwar years.
Growing Food With Greg: Mulching — the path to success!

Growing Food With Greg: Mulching — the path to success!

I have been gardening in different capacities since I was a boy, but it was only in recent years that I learned about employing mulches in a vegetable garden. If you want a great vegetable garden with less weeding, less watering, and no tilling, it's time to start mulching.
It all started at a place called Birchdale …

It all started at a place called Birchdale …

Sandra Phinney recalls how at the age of six a guide at a remote hunting and fishing lodge uttered one single word: “Come,” setting her off on a life-long love affair with canoes and paddling.
Thompson shoots short film in Hants County about a trans teen transitioning

Thompson shoots short film in Hants County about a trans teen transitioning

Nova Scotia actor, screenwriter and director Shelley Thompson is shooting a short film about a teen taking the first steps towards becoming the young woman she is with actors Rob Wells (Trailer Park Boys) as the father, Jennie Raymond (Sex & Violence) as the mother and Canadian trans actress Michelle Raine as the transitioning teen. Starring Robb
Big-screen bump: Maudie movie pumps up prices for Maud Lewis paintings

Big-screen bump: Maudie movie pumps up prices for Maud Lewis paintings

The movie Maudie, a fictionalized drama about the life of folk artist Maud Lewis and her husband Everett Lewis, is helping to drive up prices for her colourful, rural paintings, says Winnipeg art dealer Bill Mayberry. When a painting was created, what it depicts and how it's survived over time all determine value.
It Comes at Night taps into primal fears in plague aftermath, delivers tense chills

It Comes at Night taps into primal fears in plague aftermath, delivers tense chills

Writer-director Shults creates an intimate and terrifying portrait of a family's post-apocalyptic struggle to survive — here the evil is mankind's own primal nature, heading down a dirt road to hell that's been freshly graded with the best of intentions.