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Bunnett and Maqueque infuse Cuban jazz with fresh new spirit at Halifax Jazz Fest

Bunnett and Maqueque infuse Cuban jazz with fresh new spirit at Halifax Jazz Fest

Since she began visiting Cuba in the 1980s, Canadian jazz saxophonist-flautist Jane Bunnett has been on a mission to bring the best of the island's music back home.
Lonnie Smith brings his venerable keyboard chops to Halifax Jazz Fest

Lonnie Smith brings his venerable keyboard chops to Halifax Jazz Fest

The master organ player, now in his 70s, is still recording and performing more than 50 years after he first appeared on the jazz scene. Smith, a skilled improviser, will lead a trio at his July 13 performance at St. Matthew's United Church.
The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

The creator, not the plater: Chef joins venture to make new restaurant crown jewel of King’s Wharf

Only a month after leaving Battery Park, chef Mark Gray will run the kitchen at a new Dartmouth restaurant just a few blocks away.
PET CORNER: Rabbit rescue aims to help abandoned bunnies find new homes

PET CORNER: Rabbit rescue aims to help abandoned bunnies find new homes

10,000 Carrots Rabbit Rescue is the only rabbit rescue in the Maritime provinces and even though it's rehomed over 300 bunnies in six years, it's still almost overwhelmed by the number of rabbits being abandoned and in need of care.
Growing Food With Greg: Are garden ants a  problem?

Growing Food With Greg: Are garden ants a problem?

One thing I am often intrigued by when I stroll through garden centres is the many products for sale that are designed to kill garden ants. I find this strange because I have never found them to be a problem worth solving.
GLASS ACT: Cheerful and bubbly, Vinho Verde is the girl-next-door of summer wines

GLASS ACT: Cheerful and bubbly, Vinho Verde is the girl-next-door of summer wines

Every hot summer day calls for a cold beverage with a little sparkle. In Nova Scotia, we are blessed by local wines with beautiful bubbles, but last week's summery Sunday had me feeling international, so I decided to go Iberian, and bought a bottle of Vinho Verde.
Acadia Festival Theatre stage renamed to honour Bawtree and Bernhardt

Acadia Festival Theatre stage renamed to honour Bawtree and Bernhardt

Acadia University's Festival Theatre stage is being renamed the Michael Bawtree and Colin Bernhardt Stage to honour two Acadia theatre teachers who mentored theatre students and brought world-class theatre to Woliville. An official naming ceremony is planned for the fall.
Award-winning author Terry Fallis headlines Read by the Sea festival

Award-winning author Terry Fallis headlines Read by the Sea festival

Author Terry Fallis won’t be shy of extended family, friends and fans when he arrives in River John for the Read by the Sea festival Saturday.
Cyrus Eaton tries to save the world in new play, Pugwash

Cyrus Eaton tries to save the world in new play, Pugwash

Ship's Company Theatre presents the world premiere of Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen's Pugwash, a play about 'how a small fishing village in rural Nova Scotia changed the world,' opening Friday and running to July 30 in Parrsboro — just 90 kilometres from Pugwash, where the Thinkers Lodge is open as a museum.
Nova Scotia women’s cries for more in Nothing Less! echo loudly in Trump era

Nova Scotia women’s cries for more in Nothing Less! echo loudly in Trump era

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre strikes up the band with Nothing Less!, a musical drama opening Saturday about Nova Scotia women fighting for the vote and the men who did or did not support them, set in a field at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, near Canning, until Aug. 19.