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COMFORT FOOD: A side dish to make your heart beet faster

COMFORT FOOD: A side dish to make your heart beet faster

Freshly picked summer beets are perfect for enjoying now. Try Nadine Fownes' recipe for roasted beets and feta, either as a side dish or on its own as an warm appetizer.
WIDESCREEN: Talk shows bask in American political climate

WIDESCREEN: Talk shows bask in American political climate

Some networks have been generously granting live slots to take advantage of the widespread interest in the presidential campaign.
Buskers celebrate 30 years of street feats in Halifax

Buskers celebrate 30 years of street feats in Halifax

Performers from Ireland, Italy, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States will be part of the festival July 27 to Aug. 1.
Valley wineries earn lieutenant-governor's awards for excellence

Valley wineries earn lieutenant-governor's awards for excellence

Lightfoot & Wolfville isn’t even open to the public yet, but its 2014 Ancienne Chardonnay was one of three winners, along with Avondale Sky’s 2015 Tidal Bay and the 2015 Riesling from Gaspereau Vineyards.
Rich dialogue, multiple roles drive Irish comedy at Festival Antigonish

Rich dialogue, multiple roles drive Irish comedy at Festival Antigonish

An ex-con and a nun are on the run for their lives in the Festival Antigonish production of Little Thing, Big Thing.
Rankin's solo flight stays on course

Rankin's solo flight stays on course

Taking a break from the Rankins, Heather Rankin brings personal pop sound of A Fine Line to Lockeport's Harmony Bazaar this weekend, with festivals in Malagash and Wolfville on the horizon.
Jazz Fest boss Heather Gibson moves on to Ottawa's National Arts Centre

Jazz Fest boss Heather Gibson moves on to Ottawa's National Arts Centre

Long a force on the East Coast music scene, Gibson will be responsible for the NAC Presents concert series, which organizes over 50 concerts a year in the nation's capital.
Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals spoofs Broadway at Chester Playhouse

Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals spoofs Broadway at Chester Playhouse

Chester Playhouse opens its summer theatre festival with a sparkling, over-the-top send-up of Broadway musicals and the need to be a star in Ruthless! The Stage Mother of All Musicals running to July 30.
Opera Backwards: A gender-bending twist on the classics

Opera Backwards: A gender-bending twist on the classics

The Halifax Summer Opera Festival launches its 2016 season Thursday at the Bus Stop Theatre with a tip of the top hat to Pride Week.