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The Grapevine Podcast 1: Sahara Jane

Ouje the dog in the Gaspereau Valley helps to welcome Sahara Jane in the first ever Grapevine Podcast. What is a Grapevine Podcast?, Rockets & Ramona, Amber Roe, Mike Butler, Jamie Loughead, Remembrance Day, 2012. Local music directly from Wolfville, NS in the Annapolis Valley.

The Acadia Theatre Company Presents: Marat/Sade

 Written by Peter Weiss and directed by Robert Seale Today, with the after-effects of the 2008 financial meltdown, the Occupy & Arab Spring movements, the EU monetary crisis, and Canadian/American political polarization, the streets are full of those questioning authority. 50 years ago, Peter Weiss’s Tony Award-winning play Marat/Sade echoed the political turmoil of the 1960’s by harkening back to yet another tumultuous period in world history, the French Revolution. The dialectics of personal & political change are seen through the eyes of its two protagonists: the infamous Marquis de Sade, a proponent of pleasure through what later became known…
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TripALady Dance!

Local fiddle-shredding Eighties dance mavens TripALady will host their fifth Hallowe’en shindig on Saturday night, October 27 at the Old Orchard Inn Heritage Barn, starting at 9pm If last year’s dance was any indication, a throng of revellers will caper and cavort inside a hall brimming with fantastic costumes and a melodious, devilish din, as these drum-driven musical alchemists pluck refrains from the ghostly ether of top forty radios past, infuse them with the divine madness of Irish fiddle tunes and, wielding the power of the lightning harnessed by mad sound scientist Andy Flinn, brew a potent potion of pop…
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Erin Costelo “We Can Get Over” CD Release

Al Whittle Theatre with opener Jim Henman (original member of April Wine)  Erin Costelo has found her voice. She overthrows genre on her latest album, We Can Get Over, and her unmistakable vocals take centre stage. Inspired by her love of old soul, 60s vocal groups and classic arranging, Costelo takes listeners on a journey of heart, soul, and transcendence. Based in Halifax, the accomplished musician and arranger has toured North America, scored performances with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Blue Engine String Quartet. On her latest release, Costelo brings all her influences and experience together in the role of…
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The 9th Annual Deep Roots Music Festival

Grammy award winning Loudon Wainwright III is probably the best-known performer at the ninth Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville this weekend. A singer/songwriter with over 40 years in the music business, he’ll be on stage for a 90-minute acoustic set on Saturday, Sept. 29. Opening that evening are local favourites the Hupman Brothers along with the voices of the American South: Sheesham & Lotus & ‘Son. Friday night’s main stage show promises to be just as exciting with Mae Moore, Lynn Miles and ukelele virtuoso James Hill headlining. Two powerful up and comers, PEI’s Meaghan Blanchard and Halifax’s Micah…
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Don Amero’s Heart On My Sleeve Tour

In September 2007, when Don Amero walked off his day-job as a hardwood flooring installer to pursue music fulltime, you might say he found his calling. Since then, he has headlined concerts, presented at festivals, performed with the symphony, played national television, and toured coast-to-coast. Considered one of the hardest working independent musicians in showbiz today, Don’s first three albums (Change Your Life, Deepening, The Long Way Home) have generated five national and international awards – Best Country Song (2012 Indian Summer Music Awards), Aboriginal Recording of the Year (2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Best Folk Recording (2011 Native American…
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New Event Celebrates Nova Scotia Wine with a Picturesque Twist

Wolfville, NS – Imagine being chauffeured through the picturesque and aromatic Annapolis Valley during harvest season to experience award-winning Nova Scotia wine in a charming, traditional British double-decker bus. See Nova Scotia wine country from a new perspective and enjoy some of the most distinctive, premium quality grape varietals in North America. During the Nova Scotia Fall Wine Festival, five wineries that surround Wolfville have teamed up with the Wolfville Business Development Corporation (WBDC) and the Town of Wolfville to launch the Wolfville Magic Winery Bus tour on Saturdays and Sundays from September 1st to October 14th. Leaving from Wolfville’s…
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Steve Poltz in Concert

Steve Poltz has graced the stages of Wolfville on several occasions in recent years.  Once again on Thursday, August 30, 2012 he will honour us with a show at the Al Whittle Theatre.  Steve moves on stage with the energy of a six year old, engrosses an audience with the presence of a well – seasoned entertainer, he never stops smiling, and loves what he does. Steve entered this world in Halifax, was brought up in Palm Springs and for some time during the year when he is not on the road, lives in San Diego.   He entertains around…
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Same Time Next Year

Now playing Friday & Saturday Nights until September 1st The play Same Time Next Year, a comedy by Bernard Slade, is about two adults, a man and a woman, who, through chance and an impulsive gesture, meet and discover a compelling attraction for each other. The complicating factor is that they are both happily married to other people. Unable to give up their new found love, they agree to meet for one weekend each year at the same time and the same place. Through these meetings we learn of the many changes in their lives over a twenty-five year span…
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Educating Rita

Valley Summer Theatre’s second play of 2012 will be the award winning comedy  Educating Rita.  Written by Willy Russell, the author of a number of hit plays including Shirley Valentine, the play tells the story of Rita, a brash, young hairdresser with a free spirit who is hungry to improve her lot in life. When she enrols at the local university, she discovers a passion for literature and turns her boozy and burnt-out professor’s life upside down.  Educating Rita is a unique take on a classic story people may recognize from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion or perhaps My Fair Lady. …
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