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It's Almost A Full Moon for Hawksley Workman in Halifax

It's Almost A Full Moon for Hawksley Workman in Halifax

The award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist celebrates the 15th anniversary of his classic Christmas LP with a limited vinyl pressing, an illustrated children's book and a cross-country tour that visits Halifax on Dec. 14
Top British wine critic keen on N.S. wine

Top British wine critic keen on N.S. wine

One of the world’s top wine critics has become a fan of one of Nova Scotia’s top wines.
Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth with Edwin to play Halifax

Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth with Edwin to play Halifax

Canadian bands reunite for cross-Canada tour 20 years after first touring together. They are joined by The Standstills for a Nov. 2 show at Scotiabank Centre.
For The Taking as twisty and fast-paced as an F1 race

For The Taking as twisty and fast-paced as an F1 race

George F. Walker's world premiere black comedy is for those who like to laugh and don't mind characters who are morally bankrupt.
Beauty and the Beast role fairy-tale casting for actor

Beauty and the Beast role fairy-tale casting for actor

Disney's Beauty and the Beast opening at Neptune Theatre on Friday is not just for kids, says Jonathan Winsby, who plays the prince who has been turned into a hideous creature. Songs not in the movie bring depth to the musical love story and saga of redemption.
Guitarist/singer chases 'Abstract Echoes' on rising tide of global groove

Guitarist/singer chases 'Abstract Echoes' on rising tide of global groove

Tomi Allen balances light and dark moods with world-spanning songs on his new CD at Full Moon in August launch show, Thursday at the Seahorse Tavern
Famous 18th-century portraitist gets her due in sumptuous Ottawa exhibit

Famous 18th-century portraitist gets her due in sumptuous Ottawa exhibit

Considered one of the most important female artists of all time, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, a savvy, beautiful and smart woman who carved out a career in a man's world, is celebrated in a summer-long exhibit of 90 works from around the world at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, to Sept. 11. Paintings by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun.
A walk down history lane: Military lore lurks around every corner in Halifax

A walk down history lane: Military lore lurks around every corner in Halifax

Christine Soucie Madill recently explored downtown Halifax with the help of a tour guide like no other. Amateur historian and author John Boileau showed her the fascinating military 'secrets' hiding in plain sight in the heart of the city.
MINDFUL TRAVEL: An open apology to Weymouth

MINDFUL TRAVEL: An open apology to Weymouth

For years, Sandra Phinney thought Weymouth was as boring as a bottle of flat ginger ale. After a recent trip, she's singing the praises of the Digby County village. Story and photos by Sandra Phinney
Shadows boxer: Weymouth Falls phenom emerges from obscurity in Chasing Champions

Shadows boxer: Weymouth Falls phenom emerges from obscurity in Chasing Champions

'The greatest fighter nobody knows:' Ship's Company Theatre brings the life of legendary boxer Sam Langford to the stage in Jacob Sampson's world premiere drama.