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Musical accompaniment: Dominic Desautels to perform with friends on 2017-18 Cecilia Concerts series

Musical accompaniment: Dominic Desautels to perform with friends on 2017-18 Cecilia Concerts series

Symphony Nova Scotia's principal clarinetist is the musician-in-residence for the upcoming season, which also includes Belgian Cello Octet O-Celli, Ladom Ensemble and a recital by soprano Jane Archibald, a Truro native and Juno Award winner who has sung across Europe and North America.
Neptune Theatre asks what is art?

Neptune Theatre asks what is art?

An expensive painting comes between three friends in Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play onstage at Neptune's Scotiabank Studio Theatre till June 4.
Brian Wilson bringing Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour to Halifax in September

Brian Wilson bringing Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary tour to Halifax in September

The live performance of the Beach Boys masterpiece will visit Moncton's Molson Canadian Centre on Friday, Sept. 15, and Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Vanish is Nocturne’s 2017 theme

Vanish is Nocturne’s 2017 theme

Nocturne: Art at Night in Halifax on Oct. 14 is 10 years old, calling for project submissions by June 11 and holding two information sessions this week in Halifax and Dartmouth.
Growing Food with Greg: Contemplating calorie crops

Growing Food with Greg: Contemplating calorie crops

I often hear gardeners, especially new gardeners, talk about their desire to grow 'big ticket items' in their gardens. There is a desire to grow only expensive produce in gardens, like tomatoes, peppers and basil, and a complete disdain for more 'humble' crops that in my opinion, are no less noble or worthy, despite their relatively low cost at the grocery store.
Nova Scotia’s signature Tidal Bay wines enjoying growing wave of popularity

Nova Scotia’s signature Tidal Bay wines enjoying growing wave of popularity

At Friday night’s event to unveil this year’s versions of Tidal Bay wines, one winemaker after another told of a dramatic increase in production.
Halifax native Amy Jones nominated for Leacock humour award

Halifax native Amy Jones nominated for Leacock humour award

Jones, who lives in Thunder Bay, was shortlisted for her debut novel We're All in This Together.
GLASS ACT: Tidal Bay a Nova Scotia success story; possibilities abound for appellation wine

GLASS ACT: Tidal Bay a Nova Scotia success story; possibilities abound for appellation wine

Tidal Bay has a bright future in Nova Scotia; wineries can't keep up with local demand. On the national and international stage, our wine has also received blessings, so those markets are on the horizon. But is there room for growth in other ways?
Richie Wilcox tells his story in New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh

Richie Wilcox tells his story in New Waterford Boy: A Ceilidh

The Cape Breton native and former Canadian Idol competitor tells personal songs and stories in the debut production from Heist, which is part of the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts.
Immigrant love story comes vividly to life in new musical play Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Immigrant love story comes vividly to life in new musical play Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

2b theatre company, Caplan and Moscovitch collaborate on century-old tale that contains ripples of truth for today