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Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door is new biography that’s ‘dark at every turn’

Maud Lewis: The Heart on the Door is new biography that’s ‘dark at every turn’

Lance Woolaver's new 500-page book is an in-depth look at the painful and impoverished life of Nova Scotia's most famous folk artist.
Rinaldo brothers back together in new restaurant venture

Rinaldo brothers back together in new restaurant venture

Rinaldo’s Italian American Specialties will open in a month in the former Good Food Emporium space on Windsor Street.
Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 1 - Finding the Right Spot

Growing Food with Greg: Getting Started, Part 1 - Finding the Right Spot

Have you always wanted a garden but seem to watch each year roll by only to realize at some point that it's too late? The prospect of getting started can be overwhelming and, if you aren't sure where or how to begin, this three-part series will set you on the right path.
Renovation series built on determination

Renovation series built on determination

Eyes for the Job intends to make do-it-yourself know-how accessible to those living with vision loss.
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre fundraiser at the Bus Stop on Monday

Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre fundraiser at the Bus Stop on Monday

Playwrights Juanita Peters, Ryan Griffiths and Charlie Rhindress are contributing to the event
Mays, Wintersleep and Doyle top the bill for New Glagow Jubilee

Mays, Wintersleep and Doyle top the bill for New Glagow Jubilee

The annual Pictou County music festival slated for Aug. 4-6 announced its lineup on Friday.
Web series Grave Concerns takes funny look at life & death matters in Old West

Web series Grave Concerns takes funny look at life & death matters in Old West

Created by Halifax filmmaker Glen Matthews, the Ontario-shot comedy gears up for a run on YouTube after posting its pilot episode.
Theatre Arts Guild stages beloved Austen classic Pride and Prejudice

Theatre Arts Guild stages beloved Austen classic Pride and Prejudice

Underlying all the frippery and frivolity is the deadly serious business of female survival of the fittest — finding a mate, says Gisela O'Brien, who directs the play at Halifax's Pond Playhouse till April 8.
The Boat anchors audience in a poetic past

The Boat anchors audience in a poetic past

Alistair MacLeod's lovely language and reverence for rural life rise again in Theatre New Brunswick's profound, poetic retelling of The Boat, running at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre to April 9.
Carty creates a cast of characters for solo debut album Les Biens Nommes

Carty creates a cast of characters for solo debut album Les Biens Nommes

The Antigonish accordionist and singer launches her new opus at the Anchor in Halifax on Saturday.