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Nova Scotia film and TV industry gets $6.9-million boost

Nova Scotia film and TV industry gets $6.9-million boost

Nova Scotia film and TV producers want to tell the outside world they're ready to do business.
Atlantic Book Awards Society announces nominees in eight categories

Atlantic Book Awards Society announces nominees in eight categories

Nova Scotian authors Erin Wunker and Jill Martin-Bouteillier are both nominated for two awards, while Phonse Jessome, Charlie Rhindress and Lisa Moore are also among the 22 authors nominated.
STUDENT REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing delightfully reimagined in Sacred Heart School production

STUDENT REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing delightfully reimagined in Sacred Heart School production

Shakespeare’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing has been transported to a steampunk near-future by the students of Sacred Heart School of Halifax. It runs Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
Once there was a street musician and an immigrant who fell in love

Once there was a street musician and an immigrant who fell in love

Neptune Theatre brings the hit Broadway musical Once to Halifax. The 15-member cast, including Annapolis Valley native Amanda LeBlanc in the lead role of Girl, all sing and play at least one instrument in the tale of finding one's passion in life.
Hali-famous compete for Eastern Front Theatre in So You Think You Can Act?

Hali-famous compete for Eastern Front Theatre in So You Think You Can Act?

So You Think You Can Act?, a fundraiser for Eastern Front Theatre on April 7 at Casino Nova Scotia, is a new twist on reality TV shows The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance?
Bruce Cockburn, band to perform in Halifax on Sept. 16

Bruce Cockburn, band to perform in Halifax on Sept. 16

The Canadian Music Hall of Famer brings his band for the show that is part of a North American tour.
Swan Lake: A fairy tale based on real emotion

Swan Lake: A fairy tale based on real emotion

Canada's Ballet Jörgen brings the ballet classic to Halifax's Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in a version choreographed by company artistic director Bengt Jorgen based on Petipa's 1895 choreography and set at the Fortress Louisbourg.
Comic relief: Bette MacDonald headlines LunaSea Theatre benefit

Comic relief: Bette MacDonald headlines LunaSea Theatre benefit

It will be a fun night. You can Bette on that. LunaSea Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary with Bette & Maynard and Friends on April 10 at the Spatz Theatre, Citadel High School, Halifax.
Home lies at the end of the road for Rose Cousins

Home lies at the end of the road for Rose Cousins

The Maritimes songstress's Natural Conclusion tour lives up to its name on the East Coast, with its Halifax stop on Wednesday.
A slice of live art: Performers to take over Mother’s Pizza

A slice of live art: Performers to take over Mother’s Pizza

The pizza party is to celebrate the launch of Heist, a live art company that is the brainchild of Richie Wilcox and Aaron Collier, and is a rebirth of Halifax's long-running Angels & Heroes Theatre, co-founded by Wilcox.