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the 2nd Annual WTF

Based on the success of the 1st Annual WTF (with one night selling out last year!) Outport productions is proud to present the 2nd Annual WTF with more great jokes, stories and the odd character  or two! OCT 20th, 8PM   The festival opens with stand up comedy …featuring Catherine Robertson, Windsor’s own Jillian Allen and the musical musings of Anna Denova.  Hosted by master storyteller Wanda Carroll. FRIDAY, OCT 21nd, 8PM  The Vajayjay Monologue is a play that asks the question “How did we go from vagina to vajayjay in 10 short years?” Written by Lindsay Burns, it has performed…
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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ENTERTAIN FOR AN 8TH YEAR September 23 – 25, 2011

  Now in its 8th year, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is all set to entertain music lovers of all ages again this year. Over 25 local, national and international musicians will perform Friday September 23 – Sunday, September 25 offering live music featuring folk, blues, pop, country, folk rock, and jazz.  The weekend festival features over 20 concerts and musical performances.  There are also workshops and a fun outdoor family concert. Most festival activities take place indoors.  Evening main-stage concerts are held in the warm and welcoming ambience of University Hall. Daytime venues,…
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Well Prepared to Ramble Album Review: Fine Felt Hat – Mike Milne

My first memory of Wolfville is a flash of a kilt and a brogue-ish chuckle; a smart-dressed man signing me up for an open mic at Paddy’s Pub on a Monday night. Mike Milne (along with a certain pony-tailed sound guy) were my first friends in town, making me feel welcome as they shouted at me over their beers. No doubt bucketloads of other ruddy-cheeked newbies have had this exact same first experience. In addition to his personable charm and earnest hospitality, Milne is a solid musician who has just dropped his first album, Fine Felt Hat. With these eleven…
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The Grapevine Asks: Clock Park

The snow fence has been removed and the grass is almost fully in. I had a chance to walk around Wolfville’s newest park (Main & Elm Ave) and had a couple of questions. So I asked Kevin Kerr, Wolfville’s Director of Public Works.   When is the official opening? It’s scheduled for October 14th    Why was gravel-cover chosen over traditional grass?  There is a Plaza area and furniture to be placed in the gravel area between the Clock and the Ivy deck along Elm Ave. The gravel will wear better with the increased pedestrian traffic than grass would.  …
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“Oh the Things you can Think when you Think about Seuss!”

If you love Dr. Seuss and you’re looking for a fun filled adventure with amazing creatures, rollicking songs and phenomenal dance you can’t miss Edalene’s Summer Theatre Intensive as they perform Seussical the Musical. Seussical follows the story of Horton the Elephant as he tries to save the Whos of Whoville, including a small girl name JoJo who the Cat in the Hat transformed into a Who,  while babysitting a flighty birds egg.  Directed by Kerri Leier, musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreographed by Tracy Nasson Fritz- come watch some very talented young people perform a fabulous show as…
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Valley Summer Theatre Presents Morris Panych’s hilarious comedy “Vigil”

Keeping with its tradition of presenting the very best in international and Canadian theatre, Valley Summer Theatre is delighted to be finishing off its 2011 season with Morris Panych’s delightfully mischievous comedy Vigil at Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre. Morris Panych is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights and Vigil is perhaps his most produced play.  It premiered in 1995 as a co-operative venture between the Belfry Theatre of Victoria, BC and the Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver, BC and the next year won Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical.  Vigil has gone…
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Pete’s Frootique makes its way to Wolfville

New boutique grocery store hopes to boost the town’s food conscious image The opening of a new specialty grocery store in downtown Wolfville has created buzz among foodies in the Valley. Pete Luckett, the British entrepreneur behind the “Pete’s Frootique” grocery store brand and the recently opened Luckett Vineyards in Grand Pré, is in the process of opening another business in the Valley. Pete’s Frootique will be expanding to Wolfville, enhancing and hopefully supporting the strong, community oriented food culture that is so unique to the Annapolis Valley. Despite some concerns that the new store will bring unwanted competition, the…
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Valley Summer Theatre Presents Driving Miss Daisy

What do you get when you combine: a) a Pulitzer Prize winning play that was made into an Academy Award winning movie; b) a MECCA (Montreal) and Merritt (Nova Scotia) Award winning actress; c) an actor who is a recipient of Nova Scotia’s prestigious Portia White Prize and the Order of Canada for his contribution to arts and culture; d) another actor who is a seven time nominee and three time winner of a Merritt Award; and e) a creative team that features some of Nova Scotia’s finest theatrical talent? The answer is Valley Summer Theatre’s production of Driving Miss…
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Kempt Shore Acoustic Maritime Festival

July 15, 16 & 17th, 2011 • 5701 Hwy 215, Kempt Shore, Hants County, NS Kempt Shore Festivals is pleased and excited to introduce Rob Lutes, prolific singer-songwriter of soulful moving meditations on life and love from Montreal and the expert finger style guitarist and brilliant song writer Brooke Miller to the fans of the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival this July 15th– 19th. They will join Canadian living legend songsmith Valdy, virtuoso player and master of every stringed instrument J P Cormier, maritime folk music stars Lennie Gallant and Dave Gunning, blues sensations Matt Andersen, Charlie A’Court , and the…
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