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There IS a cure for the Summertime Blues

On Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th, music lovers will gather once again at the Fox Mountain Camping Park (6126 Aylesford Road) for the Valley’s newest rocking tradition, SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2!  This two-day event featuring 20 acts from: NL, NB, NS and PEI, embraces East Coast blues and exposes the great talent our region has to offer. SMOKIN’ BLUES FEST 2 promises to be the cheapest weekend of quality entertainment in the Maritimes this summer with weekend passes costing just $40 (day passes are $22.60). It’s also an event of few rules (but much respect). You’re allowed to…
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The Acoustic Maritime Music Festival

July 20, 21 & 22nd, 2012   |   5701 Hwy 215, Kempt Shore, Hants County, NS This is the eighth year for the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival and every year it gets bigger and more exciting. The Festival site overlooks the beautiful Minas Basin with 1000 feet of beach frontage and 20 acres of camping sites. This year we have already booked: Russell deCarle (Prairie Oyster lead singer), J P Cormier, Matt Minglewood, Doris Mason, Lennie Gallant, The Saddle River String Band, The Hupman Brothers, Irish Mythen, Ryan Cook, Rob Lutes, Mike Milne, The Stone Sparrows, Ian Sherwood, and more to…
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Valley Premiere of Salmon Wars

A pair of farms in St. Mary’s Bay is licensed to produce 1.4 million salmon, and will produce as much sewage as the entire human population of Digby County, in which the farms are located. As part of the 20th Anniversary World Oceans Day observations, an important new documentary film, Salmon Wars: Aquaculture, Wild Fish and the Future of Communities, is scheduled to screen at the Al Whittle Theatre (with Fundy Film’s cooperation and encouragement) as part of the International Oceans Institute (IOI)-Canada’s Oceans Film Festival in Halifax. Along with the Halifax premiere, and that at the Al Whittle Theatre (Wednesday, June 13th @ 7pm),…
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Blossom Blues

Anyone who was at last year’s event knows that the Hupman Brothers Band can bring it!  This seven piece band, built around the perennial favourite duo of Scott and Ryan Hupman, features an incredible lineup of great performers.  Ian Sherwood, vocals, guitar, saxophone, who recently received the Best Male Artist Award at the International Acoustic Music Awards, Caleb Miles, long appreciated by fans across the Valley and beyond, recently released his new solo CD, Strange Weather.  And other members, all with excellent musical credentials, make this band the hottest in the Valley and a great act for the Blossom Blues Concert.  Opening…
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FISHING by Jeremy Webb

In Fishing, Jeremy Webb plays Paul Fisher; a 40-something, single, newspaper cartoonist. He has a failed marriage behind him and a history of ‘going-nowhere’ relationships. Although he assumes there is no hope; he is not alone. He is persuaded by his boss to join the global internet dating site ‘Gone-Fishing.net’. Somehow Paul manages to get seven “nibbles” and arranges seven ‘dates’ in seven days. FISHING is about a week in the bizarre world of internet dating. One in five relationships now start on the internet, but every date arranged over cyberspace is potentially hazardous to your health. At the end of…
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Rose Harden Workshop/Show

I met Rose Harden about 7 years on Salt Spring Island, BC. Rose had traveled there from San Fran- cisco to visit her cousin, Andrea, who was one of my belly dance students & troupe members. I didn’t know much about Rose at the time but, after we met for coffee, was overjoyed to learn she had been a very active member of “Ultra Gypsy”, a very innovative troupe who had inspired me to be more creative in my music & costume choices. It is interesting that San Fran- cisco is the current hotbed of belly dance as a performance art….
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So Good To Be Home

Album Review by Laura MacDonald Andy and Ariana have cooked up yet another charming extension of themselves: a multilingual, poly-instrumental, über-sweet-sounding musical stew. Their new album, Good to Be Home, is their 8th album recorded together, and with the groove co-op of Chris Robison and Adam Bazinet providing a meaty backbone on most of the tracks, serves up eleven songs of homey goodness, warm and savory until the last note. Eight of the songs on the album are brand new, and provide the listener with a glimpse of what Andy and Ariana have been up to in the past year….
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Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Anastasia

The Acadia Performing Arts Series is pleased to present Ballet Jörgen Canada’s original, full-length production of Anastasia. Ballet Jörgen Canada, recently recognized by the National Arts Centre for its distinguished contribution to touring, is bringing the production to fourteen communities across Canada. Anastasia is an historical drama told through the vibrant choreography of the award-winning BJC Artistic Director, Bengt Jörgen. Hailed by The Globe and Mail’s Paula Citron as “…lyrical, attractive and accessible…a crowd pleaser…a what’s-not-to-like ballet performed by a company that brings high professional standards to its craft,” Anastasia is the mystical story of the seventeen-year-old Russian Grand Duchess…
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TO MAKE A FARM – a documentary film

Katimavik Wolfville is pleased to present a fundraising event for the Acadia Community Farm.   To Make A Farm, a feature-length documentary film exploring local food and farming, will show in Wolfville March 29th.  A discussion will follow with members of the local farming community.   To Make A Farm, named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in 2011, depicts the struggles and triumphs of a season on a fledgling farm through the eyes of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers, despite having no backgrounds in this…
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The Acadia Theatre Company Presents: Six Characters Looking for an Author

by Luigi Pirandello, modern translation by David Harrower, directed by Anna Migliarisi. Six Characters Looking for an Author is a timeless exploration of creativity and the deceptive power of appearances. Set in a theatre in Rome on the brink of Fascism, an acting company is rehearsing a strange new play by Luigi Pirandello. Six characters walk into the theatre unannounced seeking an author to complete their story because they’ve been abandoned by their author in mid-action. The director and his company of actors agree to play out the characters’ drama, but can they settle on the truth of things? Performances…
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