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From Mocean to Madrid: Live Art has something for everyone

From Mocean to Madrid: Live Art has something for everyone

Live Art Dance brings two Canadian Indigenous companies new to Halifax for its 2017-2018 season, also featuring top-flight Canadian companies Toronto Dance Theatre, Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, Marie Chouinard and Mocean Dance with Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman's Madrid contact dance company.
Cocoon tree bed and Franey Mountain connect visitors with nature

Cocoon tree bed and Franey Mountain connect visitors with nature

Ingonish shares its beauty and grandeur with weekend adventurers on world-renowned Cape Breton Island.
Growing Food With Greg: A time to plant!

Growing Food With Greg: A time to plant!

The wild strawberries are flowering in my yard, and to me that means it is time to plant everything that's going in this year.
Madison Violet displays some smooth and earthy moves on The Knight Sessions

Madison Violet displays some smooth and earthy moves on The Knight Sessions

Folk-pop duo returns to Nova Scotia after nearly two years with collection of new tracks and fresh takes on older tunes
GLASS ACT: What does a wine label do for you?

GLASS ACT: What does a wine label do for you?

As the demographic of wine lovers broadens, they demand more information: traditional information, nutritional information, nerdy information, ingredients and allergen alerts.
Monet meets the Maritime buoy in Steven Rhude’s new exhibit

Monet meets the Maritime buoy in Steven Rhude’s new exhibit

Wolfville artist Steven Rhude's new paintings at Harvest Gallery, 462 Main St., Wolfville, are songs of wooden buoys, modern art masterpieces and the magical cliffs of Blomidon. His show, Painting as an Art, is on view to June 10.
COMMENTARY: Awash with crossover artists, jazz fests not all they're jazzed up to be

COMMENTARY: Awash with crossover artists, jazz fests not all they're jazzed up to be

"This continued publicizing by programmers of unjazzy music to attract crossover audiences for ticket-selling jazz festivals is tantamount to misleading advertising. Just change your name to the Halifax Music Festival, or the Montreal International Music Festival, and be done with it," argues Michael Lightstone.
Through the eyes of journalists: A new perspective on the Halifax Explosion

Through the eyes of journalists: A new perspective on the Halifax Explosion

In a new book, author Michael Dupuis praises 1917 reporters for their speedy, accurate coverage. 'I think it's amazing that the reporters got their stories out so quickly and accurately. To get the numbers, to get the extent of the devastation, to get the names of the injured and those who had died, it's quite remarkable how they got the news out. It was only telegraph.'
Mikol’s ‘Daughter’ album filters life through a lens of optimism and idealism

Mikol’s ‘Daughter’ album filters life through a lens of optimism and idealism

The Cape Breton native debuts her new songs of strength on Saturday at the Music Room in Halifax. 'I hope the album doesn't sound like it's just a personal little story; to me it's a story about people — you, me, anyone in this coffee shop — taking on the world, facing the challenges we all face every day in a personal way, and the personal story becomes a metaphor for this larger idea of humans against structures.'
Halifax Jazz Festival corrals Blue Rodeo for summer show on downtown stage

Halifax Jazz Festival corrals Blue Rodeo for summer show on downtown stage

One of Canada's best-known bands joins summer fest's mainstage lineup, performs at waterfront venue on July 14