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Well-travelled Ehnes looks forward to Nova Scotia residency

Well-travelled Ehnes looks forward to Nova Scotia residency

The in-demand violinist maintains an outrageous global schedule, but orchestral guest appearances, recitals and a festival mean he keeps returning to the East Coast.
Suffragists on stage, Dream by fire this summer at Ross Creek

Suffragists on stage, Dream by fire this summer at Ross Creek

Ken Schwartz and Ami McKay started writing a musical drama about Nova Scotia suffragists long before Donald Trump became U.S. president and made women's rights a hot issue. Nothing Less! opens the Two Planks and a Passion Theatre's 11th Theatre Off the Grid season at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts near Canning, with A Midsummer Night's Dream by fire at 9 p.m.
Kenny straps on her skates for a bruising voyage of self-discovery

Kenny straps on her skates for a bruising voyage of self-discovery

Atlantic Fringe Festival favourite returns to Halifax this weekend with her one-woman show Roller Derby Saved My Soul at the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op
‘Let me be delivered:' Women, childbirth and the Halifax Explosion

‘Let me be delivered:' Women, childbirth and the Halifax Explosion

Collaborating with internationally acclaimed author Ami McKay (The Birth House, The Virgin Cure), Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble presents an original work of choral theatre that explores the role midwives, nurses, and women played in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. It's on in Halifax Friday, 8 p.m., and Saturday, 2:30 and 8 p.m., and on tour in June, August and September.
Halifax filmmaker Pink collaborates with Hollywood icon Howard to bring life of Einstein to the screen

Halifax filmmaker Pink collaborates with Hollywood icon Howard to bring life of Einstein to the screen

Ten-part series Genius, about the man who revolutionized science in the 20th century, premieres tonight on National Geographic Channel
Stars set to shine with Stars on Ice

Stars set to shine with Stars on Ice

Canadian women's skaters Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman among those performing on Friday at the Scotiabank Centre
Halifax Comedy Festival: Standup comic El-Husseini mines own life for laughs

Halifax Comedy Festival: Standup comic El-Husseini mines own life for laughs

'I mean, to be Palestinian, born in Kuwait, coming to Canada and going to school surrounded by separatists ... And then when I fell in love with and married a Jewish woman, it's non-stop. I really don't do these things on purpose, it just so happens.'
Montréal Danse brings Prismes to Halifax

Montréal Danse brings Prismes to Halifax

The daring repertoire company's new work was choreographed by Benoit Lachambre and will be presented in Halifax by Live Art Dance this week.
Special events planned provincewide for Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Special events planned provincewide for Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Music, food and family gatherings scheduled from Louisbourg to Digby as the sailing vessels visit from July 30 to Aug. 16
Maritime stories to be honoured at third annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards

Maritime stories to be honoured at third annual Screen Nova Scotia Awards

A slew of nominations has been announced for the 2017 gala taking place May 4 in Casino Nova Scotia's Schooner Showroom.