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Recently discovered Maud Lewis painting to be auctioned off this week

Recently discovered Maud Lewis painting to be auctioned off this week

A painting found in a thrift shop a little over a year ago will finally be sold this week — for at least $45,000.
PET CORNER: Splinter the tiny, hard-luck dog has mysterious past, bright future

PET CORNER: Splinter the tiny, hard-luck dog has mysterious past, bright future

The mystery of Splinter may never be unraveled. But for David Johnston — who found the little dog wet, cold and starving one recent night while walking his dog in Halifax's Point Pleasant Park — that's OK with him.
Films by Cory Bowles, Leah Johnston among HIFF Atlantic Auteurs screenings

Films by Cory Bowles, Leah Johnston among HIFF Atlantic Auteurs screenings

The Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival has announced 17 short films to be screened June 7 and 8 at Neptune's Scotiabank Studio Stage.
Growing Food with Greg: Potatoes — the nutritious peons of produce

Growing Food with Greg: Potatoes — the nutritious peons of produce

Last week I talked about calorie crops, and this week I am placing the focus on one of the world's most popular calorie crops: the potato. Whether it's baked, boiled, mashed, or french-fried, potatoes are pure comfort food.
WIDESCREEN: Miniseries explores a beautiful mind

WIDESCREEN: Miniseries explores a beautiful mind

National Geographic has embarked on a timely 10-part study of Albert Einstein.
Jeanne Beker, daughter of Holocaust survivors, reads from parents' memoir

Jeanne Beker, daughter of Holocaust survivors, reads from parents' memoir

The well-known fashion journalist visits the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on Sunday to discuss how her parents' experiences shaped who she is today and to sign copies of their book Joy Runs Deep.
Some got out in time. Some got out too late. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story tells their tales.

Some got out in time. Some got out too late. Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story tells their tales.

ECMA-winning musician Ben Caplan, Dora Award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch and 2b theatre artistic co-director Christian Barry combine forces for a theatrical-musical hybrid examining the refugee immigration experience of a century ago.
Gere gets trapped in own web of connections in New York Fixer fable

Gere gets trapped in own web of connections in New York Fixer fable

The veteran star delivers a major career performance in the compelling story of one man's addiction to influence.
Straight outta Sambro: Not You makes Misty music that shatters the silence

Straight outta Sambro: Not You makes Misty music that shatters the silence

The debut record from Halifax indie scene veterans serves up melody, mirth and mayhem in equal measure.
Hal Bruce gets a little help from his friends in Rhapsody Quintet to celebrate the Beatles

Hal Bruce gets a little help from his friends in Rhapsody Quintet to celebrate the Beatles

Bruce marks 50 years since the release of the classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band on Friday and Saturday at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax.