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Deep Roots 2018 Festival Line-up

Deep Roots 2018 Festival Line-up Submitted The Deep Roots Music Festival is delighted that Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Jim Cuddy will kick off this year’s fifteenth edition at University Hall on Thursday, September 27. 2017 Juno Award winner William Prince will open for Cuddy, and also give an intimate talk on Friday, September 28 as our Artist@Acadia in the Garden Room at the K.C. Irving Centre, Acadia University. Friday, September 28 boasts two main stage concerts this year. The Festival Theatre in Wolfville will feature the return of festival favourites The Bombadils, with the pride of PEI, Dennis…
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Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series coming to Wolfville

Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series coming to Wolfville By Wendy Elliott This July and August at the historic Al Whittle Theatre on Main Street in Wolfville, a new summer film series is all lined up. The Whittle’s inaugural Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series will bring back old memories while creating new ones for a fresh generation of cinema lovers, says manager Mary Harwell. The intent of the Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series is to capture the fun and nostalgia of the many popular hit movies of the past. Films like: Big, The Sting, Alien, Chinatown, Goldfinger, ET: The Extraterrestrial, Jaws,…
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The Art Spot: Gaspereau Art Market Special

The Art Spot: Gaspereau Art Market Special This year, the much-anticipated Gaspereau Art Market will take place on Saturday July 7, 2018. For this special edition of The Art Spot, we asked three participating artists to answer our questions about their work and what inspires them Jewelry-maker Misty Cogswell Who: I currently live in Black Rock with my husband and two daughters. I love nature and recycling. I started jewelry roughly ten years ago, and have been experimenting and learning with different styles, techniques, and mediums ever since. What: I create jewelry because it can incorporate any number of mediums….
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Introducing Kids to Live Theatre

Introducing Kids to Live Theatre By Laura Churchill Duke ValleyFamilyFun.ca It’s true. Someone actually answered a cell phone and proceeded to have a conversation in the middle of a play at CentreStage Theatre! I know this for a fact because my sister was acting on stage. We were all gobsmacked. We need to set a good example for kids at the theatre – and even for other adults! Some parents worry about taking their kids to live theatre, nervous about how they might behave. When asked what children get out of going to live theatre, CentreStage veteran Nancy Henry says…
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This Summer Catch the Programs at Experience Grand-Pré

This Summer Catch the Programs at Experience Grand-Pré By Wendy Elliott Art and history are intertwining beautifully again this summer at Grand-Pré National Historic Park. Join Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his first visit to Nova Scotia, hear the haunting tales of deported Acadians, and listen to John Frederic Herbin’s heart-felt poetry about Grand-Pré. Organized by the Société Promotion Grand-Pré, which rejoiced in visitor numbers climbing last year, there are several programs featuring puppetry and storytelling with a modest charge. Both songs and stories are going to be shared at the park. One of the able musicians taking part is Wolfville’s…
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Mike Uncorked: See Your Business on the Big Screen with the Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series

Mike Uncorked: See Your Business on the Big Screen with the Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series By Mike Butler Despite the fluctuating temperatures lately, I promise you folks, summer is on the way! Are you ready for summer in the Valley? Blue skies, bees buzzing, bars and restaurants bustling, wine tourists bussing, and so much more. In between vacations, patio wine time, family gatherings, and that special wedding potentially happening in your life, there’s now the chance to see a classic movie on the big screen with your friends and family! The Whittle’s inaugural Retro Blockbusters Summer Film Series will…
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Musique Royale Proudly Announces 2018 Summer Festival Season

Musique Royale Proudly Announces 2018 Summer Festival Season Submitted Musique Royale announces its summer festival season, bringing locals and visitors alike a grand set of performers. The tours will include a vibrant arrangement of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Les Voix Humaines, operatic star Isabel Bayrakdarian, the recently discovered early music for cello of Italian composer Fiore, and Nova Scotia traditional music with Boxwood. The season will also showcase early music with young artists Aureas Voces, world music with Steve Normandin, and for the finale, La Nef will spearhead sailor shanties and sea songs! Musique Royale is Nova Scotia’s province-wide presenter…
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Q & A with Ken Schwartz of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre

Q & A with Ken Schwartz of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre For our Performing Arts issue, The Grapevine asked Ken Schwartz, artistic director of Two Planks and a Passion Theatre, about the ambitious productions in the works for this season The Grapevine (GV): You and Allen Cole have put together Animal Farm by Fire this year — how long have you been at work on that project and how did the idea for that show come about? Ken Schwartz (KS): Animal Farm has been a project I have been thinking about for many years. In some ways, it’s…
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Hantsport Music Fest

Hantsport Music Fest By Emily Leeson “I live in Garland’s Crossing — my wife and I have lived here for 37 years. I’ve travelled all over North America and wherever I go, whenever someone asks me where I’m from, I’m from Hantsport Nova Scotia and I will always be from Hantsport Nova Scotia,” says Kevin Guptell, one of the key organizers of the Hantsport Music Fest. “I love the community, I love what it did for me, I loved growing up there and we just want people to get off the highway and to come into our community — to…
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The Acadia University Art Gallery Presents: Whose Maud?

The Acadia University Art Gallery Presents: Whose Maud? June 12 – July 28, 2018 Tuesday – Sunday, 12-4pm or by appointment Whose Maud? presents the work of rug-hooker Laura Kenney and painter Steven Rhude. The exhibition takes “Whose Maud?” as its central question, in that there are many interpretations of Maud as an artist, individual, and folk art icon. Today, Maud’s life and legacy are shared through mediums including literature, art, and film. The artist and her work have come to symbolize a bucolic rural landscape, but this stands in stark contrast to the harsh realities of her life. By…
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