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CD Review: Everyday Superheroes by Matt the Music Man

CD Review: Everyday Superheroes by Matt the Music Man Matt’s second children’s album, Everyday Superheroes is a collection of all-original songs that are fun, educational and rockin’! The lyrics that Matt carries throughout the album are to promote self-confidence and respect for kids of all ages in an exciting way! More info: mattmusic.ca   “I like it. I like the animals and I like the kids. It’s like you could dance to it.” Beatrix Gadon, age six

Canadian Military Wives Choir

  Canadian Military Wives Choir By Hannah Scholz   When the Canadian Military Wives Choir, from CFB Greenwood, found out in February of 2017 they would be going to Toronto in September, there was disbelief and excitement. The new choir, established in the fall of 2016 by Darcy Gaudette, hoped for big things, but nothing close to the Invictus Games. At the time, the Greenwood choir was the only Atlantic choir and the responsibility to represent Atlantic Canada rested heavily on the shoulders of each choir member.   Farrah Prosper, choir member since October 2016, has lived in Greenwood for…
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Community Round Tables: Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program

Community Round Tables: Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program   The Women’s Place Resource Centre is holding a series of community round table events to discuss the Annapolis Valley HomeShare Program, an innovative housing initiative that they are hoping will take off in the region.   HomeShare programs match people who have an extra room in their home (Home Providers) with people who need an affordable place to live (Home Sharers). Home Sharers offer help in the home in exchange for low or no-cost accommodation. HomeShare programs normally interview both Home Sharers and Home Providers to ensure good matches, support both parties…
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New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley

New Ideas About Co-Housing in the Annapolis Valley Emily Leeson   There are new ideas afoot about how to live in our valley. Two groups are holding meetings and inviting the public to discover new ways to interact with neighbours and live out what it means to be part of a community.     Co-Housing Public Meeting in Windsor   A group in the Windsor area has been meeting over the past year to discuss and learn about Co-housing. On Sunday, October 22 (1pm-3pm) the group is hosting their first Co-Housing Public Meeting at the Cedar Centre in Windsor and…
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Concert Band Music in Wolfville

Concert Band Music in Wolfville Join the Wolfville New Horizons Band and the Kings Community Concert Band for an evening of Concert Band Music – Marches, Overtures, Pop Tunes, and some Classic Arrangements at 7pm on Wednesday May 10 at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. Admission FREE.   Did you ever hear a community band on your travels and think, gee I wish we had one in our town. Well, we do, almost! The New Horizons Band consists of supposedly seniors (youngers have successfully snuck in) who either played a long time ago and wanted to try again, or those who…
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The Grapevine Questionnaire: Alysha Brilla

The Grapevine Questionnaire: Alysha Brilla By Susan Wedlock Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who just released her third self-produced album, “HUMAN”.  Alysha Brilla will have a show at the Evergreen Theatre in Margaretsville on May 26. Visit evergreentheatre.ca for ticket info. Susan Wedlock (SW): Can you list five words that describe you? Alysha Brilla (AB): Colourful, Dreamer, Soul Seeker, Idealist, Curious SW: “Best Dressed Brilla” – I believe this term was used at the Juno Awards in 2015. What was that about? AB: My friend and designer…
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Chris Norman Ensemble: Season Finale of the Acadia Performing Arts Series April 8, 2017

Chris Norman Ensemble: Season Finale of the Acadia Performing Arts Series April 8, 2017   The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Chris Norman Ensemble on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm at Festival Theatre in Wolfville. This is the Season Finale for the Acadia Performing Arts Series and will feature Celtic music from across the centuries and around the world. The concert is sponsored by Michelin. The performance will feature Chris Norman on flutes, pipes, and vocals; Kris Saebo on bass; and Andy Thurston on guitar and mandola. Chris Norman, aka the Man with the Wooden Flute,…
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Benefit Concert Supporting Syrian Refugees

Benefit Concert Supporting Syrian Refugees By Laura Greenwood The Acadia University Playing & Hearing class (akin to a musicianship class) is holding a benefit concert to support a foundation called The Tribe Turkey, a not-for-profit organization supporting Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Greece, and elsewhere in Europe (please see the public Facebook group:facebook.com/groups/TheTribeTurkey). The concert will include several arrangements performed by groups made up of the 42 members of our class, each composition holding special significance toward the global refugee crisis. There will be songs by the Doobie Brothers, Sam Cooke, Mark Knopfler, The Wailing Jennies, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Jackson, and…
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Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017

Vienna Boys Choir to appear at Acadia University on March 18, 2017 The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present the Vienna Boys Choir on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30pm at Convocation Hall in Wolfville. This is the only Nova Scotia performance on the current tour for this world-renowned choral ensemble. Boys have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. In 1498, Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna and instructed that there were to be six singing boys among his musicians. This marked the foundation of what is known today as the Vienna Boys Choir. There are…
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The Grapevine Questionnaire: Dylan Menzie

The Grapevine Questionnaire: Dylan Menzie By Susan Wedlock Dylan Menzie is a bright new face in the world of Canadian musicians. With a huge, rich voice and killer band, Dylan will be one to watch. Although often compared to the likes of Springsteen and Fleet Foxes, Dylan is an original. You can check him out at the Evergreen Theatre on March 18. Tickets available at evergreentheatre.ca or call 902-825-6834. Dylan you grew up in Belle River, PEI. What was that like? Dylan Menzie (DM): I loved growing up in Belle River. It’s a small community just outside of Wood Islands…
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