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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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Greenwich: Forever Changed?

With serious compassion behind his words, my friend Elliott told me one main thing the last time he was in town: Get Involved.  As the Greenwich land debate nears a long-awaited decision, his words drive my tired fingers. You see, I could simply insert a press release; the Grapevine doesn’t tend to get too political. The safe approach would be to simply raise awareness. But this is BIG, I want his words to have an influence on you as well. There’s simply not enough room on this front page to cover all the details of the debate. People have been passionately speaking about the…
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Wolfville Resolution Run/Walk

Jump Start Your Healthiest Year Ever Please join us on Friday, December 31st at 2pm for the Fourth Annual Wolfville Resolution Run/Walk. This event, modeled on Resolution Runs in many communities, started in 2007 when Janet Mooney and Susan Markham-Starr organized a fun way to do two important things: to get people active, and to give support to the local food bank. Attendance and support has grown each year from 33 people contributing $100 and one bag of food in the midst of a blizzard in 2007, to 67 people contributing $50 and 20 bags of food in 2008, to…
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Smokin’ Line-up

Smokin’ Entertainment, producers of a mixed array of fine talent coming through our Valley, has a great line-up planned in the next couple of weeks: GROOVEBACK- Saturday, December 11th Reservoir Bistro & Lounge – Gerrish St., Windsor (eat throughout the week for FREE passes) No cover before 10pm, $5 after This four-piece from Pictou County are ready to tear it up! These guys took home TOP SPOT at the Upper Clements Park/K-Rock “Battle of the Bands”. Their musical sound and style is hard to label under any certain genre, but if need be, it can be classified as Funk Rock,…
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Acadia Cinema’s Upcoming Anniversary

A landmark on Wolfville’s Main Street is having its 100th anniversary in the new year, and the celebration includes you! The front portion of the Acadia Cinema building was built in 1907. It became a cultural venue in the small university town in 1911 when the opera house was added at the back. Today the Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre and Studio-Z are on the old opera house site. In 1927 the venue became the Orpheum Theatre, as the burgeoning film industry began to outpace live performance. In 1947 the wooden structure was rebuilt as the Acadia Theatre, a single…
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A King’s Christmas

A Feast of Seasonal Song and Story The King’s College Chapel Choir is delighted to present its third annual Christmas concert, A King’s Christmas. The choir has performed to appreciative audiences in Halifax and Lunenburg since 2008, when the Chronicle Herald declared A King’s Christmas “an unquestioned tradition maker,” but this is the first time the concert has come to Wolfville. Under the direction of Grammywinning musician Paul Halley, the choir will perform carols both old and new, interspersed with seasonal readings by guest narrator Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers & Company. The concert includes works by Herbert…
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Fight cancer locally!

With no private insurance and financially crippling Pharmacare co-payments for medications, what choices would you make to fight cancer? Would you choose the medications that could save your life and empty what savings you do have? What happens when your savings are gone? Susanne Winters, who has worked hard all her life, was recently down-sized from her job (and consequently from having private insurance). She now finds herself making choices as well as battling cancer. Maybe you, like me, thought we would be covered if it happens to us. Actually, Nova Scotia’s Cancer Program provides complete coverage only for those…
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