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ANSMA awards gala celebrates passing the torch from one generation to another

ANSMA awards gala celebrates passing the torch from one generation to another

The ceremony at Spatz Theatre honours Portia White with riveting performances by gospel, jazz, R&B and pop artists.
GLASS ACT: Ontario's 'white knights' raise the bar for Canadian wine

GLASS ACT: Ontario's 'white knights' raise the bar for Canadian wine

Riesling and Chardonnay show off the skill of Ontario's producers from grapes that fit Ontario's geoclimate, characterized by three L's: lakes, latitude and limestone.
Ian Janes says 'Yes' to musical opportunities, reaps benefits on new album

Ian Janes says 'Yes' to musical opportunities, reaps benefits on new album

The fourth release from the Nova Scotia songsmith explores the muddy waters where country and soul influences intertwine.
Local romantic thriller Exit Thread gets <br>its shot to win an East Coast audience

Local romantic thriller Exit Thread gets
its shot to win an East Coast audience

Director-writer Kimball hopes Saturday premiere on Eastlink TV will open the door for other regional features to follow
WIDESCREEN: Sports channels count down to NHL trade deadline day

WIDESCREEN: Sports channels count down to NHL trade deadline day

According to the on-air promotions, the only thing more Canadian than tuning in to hours of hockey talk might be buying a box of poutine-flavoured doughnuts.
REVIEW: Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann asks viewers to focus on lighter side of life

REVIEW: Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann asks viewers to focus on lighter side of life

German comedy focuses on a practical joker and his desire to save his daughter from the corporate rat race.
Blue Rodeo wraps 1000 Arms around Halifax at Scotiabank Centre on Saturday

Blue Rodeo wraps 1000 Arms around Halifax at Scotiabank Centre on Saturday

Invigorated new songs reach back to the dawn of indie rock for inspiration, band finds strength in community spirit
Shauntay Grant explores forgiveness in The Bridge

Shauntay Grant explores forgiveness in The Bridge

2b theatre company presents a special one-night in-progress showing of The Bridge, a new play in development by Shauntay Grant and an exploration of faith, family, and forgiveness in a rural African Nova Scotian community, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Studio One, Dalhousie Arts Centre.
Patty McGill: Maverick on a mission

Patty McGill: Maverick on a mission

In the documentary Free Reins, director Jackie Torrens visits Hinchinbrook Farm, where different is normal, and meets McGill's "tribe" of children with special needs.
Acadia theatre building gets provincial heritage designation

Acadia theatre building gets provincial heritage designation

Acadia Cinema Co-operative chairman Steven Slipp says the marquee on the Wolfville landmark helped make the case for the designation of the building, which has been presenting movies and performing arts for 106 years.