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Summer theatre sizzles in Nova Scotia

Summer theatre sizzles in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia summer theatres are full of passion and politics this summer with the premieres of Nothing Less! about women suffragists in Nova Scotia and Pugwash about the Thinkers Lodge to relationship comedies I Do! I Do!, Stage Kiss and All's Well That Ends Well. This is your summer theatre guide.
WIDESCREEN: Canada 150 a diverse, inclusive affair

WIDESCREEN: Canada 150 a diverse, inclusive affair

The nation's birthday will be marked in many ways, including getting some big-name validation.
Gunning and Cormier are Two for the show with new collaborative album

Gunning and Cormier are Two for the show with new collaborative album

The longtime Stan Rogers Folk Festival favourites return to Canso mainstage this weekend with their first joint venture.
Celebrate literature, Canada’s 150th birthday in Margaree Forks on Saturday

Celebrate literature, Canada’s 150th birthday in Margaree Forks on Saturday

The Canada Day Literary Festival features readings by Ian Brown, Silver Donald Cameron, Donna Morrissey and more, as well as music, cake and a screening of the documentary Green Rights.
The open road leads Celtic quartet Coig to latest collection of songs on Rove

The open road leads Celtic quartet Coig to latest collection of songs on Rove

The award-winning combo launches its latest CD with shows at the Carleton in Halifax and KitchenFest! in Cape Breton.
Painstaking research comes to fruition in new Wolfville winery with wow factor

Painstaking research comes to fruition in new Wolfville winery with wow factor

Being named Winery of the Year while your actual winery is still under construction is a pretty clear sign you’re on the right track.
Tattoo marks historical trifecta with mix of solemn, sensational performances

Tattoo marks historical trifecta with mix of solemn, sensational performances

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is back in town, opening Thursday at the Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, and running to July 6 with over 1,500 performers from around the world and a slew of free events including the annual Canada Day parade and free workshops.
Celtic Colours goes back to its roots

Celtic Colours goes back to its roots

Singer-songwriter and Mabou native Heather Rankin is coming home to Cape Breton for her Celtic Colours debut.
‘Her health every day is a tightrope’: Teen battles pain with art

‘Her health every day is a tightrope’: Teen battles pain with art

Halifax artist Danielle Robitaille, 18, battles three medical conditions and fights chronic pain with art in her solo fundraising exhibit, Invisible: Portrayals of Chronic Pain and Invisible Illness, now on view at Pain Management Services, in the Dickson Building of the Victoria General site, Halifax.
Ancient artifact belonging to Grand Chief Membertou wends its way back to N.S.

Ancient artifact belonging to Grand Chief Membertou wends its way back to N.S.

A round gourd, which used to belong to Mi’kmaq Grand Chief Henri Membertou, is on display at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax until October. The gourd, which was used as a water bottle, is the only known Mi’kmaw artifact that can be traced back to a known Mi’kmaw historical figure.