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Blossom Blues Fest Review

You could tell before the music began that the audience of the Deep Roots Blossom Blues Festival was in for a treat. On Saturday May 28, Convocation Hall buzzed with warm summer air, a few June bugs dancing front of the spotlights, friends, families, community members and visitors to the Valley for the 79th Apple Blossom Festival. After an introduction by 2010’s Queen Annapolisa, Jens Jeppesen took the stage for a powerful first set. Jeppesen, Matt Andersen’s cousin, hails from New Denmark in Northwestern New Brunswick and is at the forefront of the province’s “New Grass” movement. His songs have…
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WOLFVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS DOORS TO NEW HOME

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market will be opening the doors to its much anticipated new home at the DeWolfe building on Elm Ave this Saturday, May 21, 8:30am-1pm.     Cake will be served, Mike Aubé will perform live and over sixty farmers, chefs and artisans will offer fresh local product. The 9000 square foot  turn of the century apple storage facility  has undergone an over $825,000 renovation to transform it into a structurally sound, purpose-built market space, complete with full accessibility, washrooms, seating area, sinks for food safety and a large space that will be made available to community groups…
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BLOSSOM BLUES CONCERT – Sat, May 28

Apple Blossom weekend is the best time to be in the Annapolis Valley! And after Saturday’s Grand Street Parade, the BLOSSOM BLUES CONCERT will be straight ahead, at 7:00 p.m., in Wolfville’s Acadia University Hall —with three times the entertainment! Performing that night: incredible bluesman MATT ANDERSEN (2010 International Blues Challenge winner and 2011“Entertainer and Acoustic Act of the Year“), The HUPMAN BROTHERS BAND (winners of the2010 ECMA Blues Recording of the Year) — and JENS JEPPESEN (nominated in 2010 as Folk Recording Artist of the Year)!   Tickets are $27 in advance and are available at www.ticketpro.ca or 1-888-311-9090…
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The Rolled Oat Café Presents …Old Man Luedecke w/opening act Jesse T. Reid Al Whittle Theatre FRIDAY APRIL 29th, 8pm

Since the opening of the Rolled Oat Cafe in July 2010, being involved in the local music scene has been part of our plan. Though the cafe is small, it provides an intimate venue for musicians to play for a very attentive audience who are encouraged to “pay what you can to support the band”.  We are happy to be able to provide musicians with a place to play, and it gives us the opportunity to enjoy the great music that the valley has to offer.   When Chris Luedecke came into the cafe for lunch in February, we proposed…
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MIPAC Presents: Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers

Famed Newfoundland trio Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers will play at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC) this weekend.  The boys bring their popular evening of music and comedy to MIPAC, at 106 Gerrish Street in Windsor, on Sunday, April 10 @ 7pm. The trio of Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson have been together for over 20 years and have produced nearly as many albums in that time.  Their act, containing a blend of Newfoundland humour and folk songs, has toured extensively throughout the Atlantic Provinces and other Canadian cities.  Whether singing a serious traditional folk tune or telling…
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APRIL 1ST – LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

The Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia will be hosting a night of music and comedy at the Kentville firehall on Friday, April 1st. The celebration of laughter and song as “the best medicine” will feature music of the talented Rachel MacLean and the showmanship of ‘The Healthy Minds Comedy Troupe’. The evening also includes desserts and a silent auction, with the bidding starting our evening at 6:30pm. Your participation or contribution would be greatly appreciated to help alleviate the stigma and suffering of all those affected by schizophrenia. All money is used locally, as we…
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What is Capoeira? [kap-oo-air-uh]

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that has evolved over many centuries and combines elements of fight, dance, acrobatics, folklore and music. While the exact origins of the art are unknown, it is well established that Capoeira grew from the diverse African cultures brought to Brazil as a result of the slave trade. Movements are fluid and rhythmic, improvised and playful. Capoeira relies heavily on powerful kicks and sweeps but above all else it is a celebration of spontaneous and creative expression. Capoeira has a wide repertoire of acrobatic movements that have been incorporated into the martial art. It is…
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WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, And the People who Love Them

Acadia Theatre Company Obtains Exclusive Canadian Rights to a Maritime Premiere! In a world where Canadian voters let Stephen Harper get away with proroguing parliament, refusing to repatriate Omar Khadr, and the U.S. is still recovering from an administration that declined to define anything this side of organ failure as torture, it’s a relief to have the opportunity to laugh at a decade-dominating viewpoint that likes guns in the hands of angry and irrational people, torture as a first-resort means of interrogation, and raging paranoia as an accepted worldview. WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM puts…
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Sample Some Hope – Women of Wolfville

This month The Women of Wolfville (WOW) will produce its tenth annual production. Based on the theme of hope, this year’s show will contribute to five charities, but fully half of the proceeds will go toward the new Wolfville Farmers Market. The production will take place Wednesday, Feb. 23, Thursday, Feb. 24 and twice on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tickets are on sale at the market during February. The Women of Wolfville have raised over $120,000 in a decade. This year’s other charities are: Right to Play, Chelsea Helping Hands, KFROGS and Light 4 Learning. Director Linda Wheeldon says the theme…
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INDIE ROCKER MATT MAYS AT MIPAC IN FEBRUARY

(Windsor, NS) Nova Scotia’s popular indie rock and roll export Matt Mays is returning to the Maritimes for a handful of dates in February including a show at the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor. Mays’ musical style is a blend of rootsy, heartfelt acoustic and down-home gritty rock that appeals to a wide variety of listeners.  Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Mays’ was a member of Halifax alt-country band The Guthries before striking out on his own. His solo debut Matt Mays caused quite a stir across Canada and went on to…
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