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Immigrant women talk about their experiences in art

Immigrant women talk about their experiences in art

Women immigrants living in Halifax tell their stories of identity, place, belonging and community based on art workshops led by artist Miro Davis and discussions led by anthropologist Maria Jose Yax-Fraser. Pier 21 presents their art works in Mosaic: Identity and Community Connection, presented in association with the Halifax Immigrant/Migrant Women's Association. The show opens Wednesday, 6 p.m., and runs into May.
July Talk adds second Halifax show

July Talk adds second Halifax show

The Juno nominees for alternative album of the year will perform on April 21 and 22 at the Marquee Ballroom.
Flutist Marina Piccinini to perform only Canadian concert in Halifax

Flutist Marina Piccinini to perform only Canadian concert in Halifax

Dubbed the "Heifetz of the flute," she performs Thursday in a Cecilia Concerts special presentation with Meng Su of the Beijing Guitar Duo.
Webb builds magical, miniature worlds out of paper

Webb builds magical, miniature worlds out of paper

Edmonton-born artist Damien Webb, now living in Nova Scotia, builds miniature objects and magical worlds out of paper and is now exhibiting works on the theme of escape in his Ticky Tacky at Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, through Saturday.
Ann Bernier, Christine McLean, Donna Davies claim WAVE awards

Ann Bernier, Christine McLean, Donna Davies claim WAVE awards

Tamar Dina wins Pitch This competition as three-day Women Making Waves conference wraps up in Halifax.
Acclaimed food writer Helen McCully's story has stayed on back burner

Acclaimed food writer Helen McCully's story has stayed on back burner

Sixty years ago, Amherst-born Helen McCully was as influential in American cuisine circles as Julia Child. You probably won't find any mention the feisty woman who became one of the U.S.’s best known and most respected food writers and cookbook authors in any of this province’s historical records. What a shame!
Jordan: Land of Promise

Jordan: Land of Promise

Though recent worries about Islamic State have dried up tourism, with caution, it is still a good time to visit this small, stubbornly neutral country awash in natural and historical wonders, writes Leslie Smith.
Overture, curtains, lights <br>Billy Talent hits the 'Heights'

Overture, curtains, lights
Billy Talent hits the 'Heights'

The Toronto rock powerhouse wraps up its latest cross-Canada trek in Halifax at Scotiabank Centre on Monday.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise delves into the heart of an extraordinary woman

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise delves into the heart of an extraordinary woman

Rita Coburn Whack, co-director and producer of the first feature-length documentary on the iconic American poet, will attend the screening of her film on Saturday at the inaugural Halifax Black Film Festival.
OUTSIDER DIARIES: Passing on a passion for the universe

OUTSIDER DIARIES: Passing on a passion for the universe

Award-winning astronomy communicator Paul Heath takes a down-to-Earth approach to explaining the cosmos.