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Will Chappus: Be His Guest!

William Chappus (that’s his formal name) originates from Windsor, Ontario and came to Nova Scotia when he was nine years old. He attended KCA in Kentville and throughout his schooling, Will received many accolades for both regional and provincial athletics. Will moved to Alberta when he was nineteen, lived in Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary over a span of thirteen years and then finally returned to Nova Scotia for permanent residency in his early thirties. As a child, Will use to volunteer to set the table at dinner time, complete with candles (it’s all about the presentation!) and he loved…
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The Grapevine Podcast 2: Hupman Brothers

Ryan Hupman, one half of the Hupman Brothers, sits down to discuss their 5th and newest album, Back On The Mountain.  Also in this episode: Scott from the Acadian Bus Lines, STARDROP Cartoonist Mark Oakley, Laura from Valley Family Fun, Mr. Wade Ells with Rockets & Ramona part 2, Slam Poet Mallory Palmer, Nick Cox from the Acadia Theatre Company, Belly Dancing Herbalist Angie Jenkins, Amber Rowe speaking on Mo Kenney, & Mike Butler discusses his two latest Grapevine articles (Who’s Who: Alan Slipp, & new business In Good Hands). Please Note: There is a small amount  of explicit content…
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Alan Slipp: A Pan-tastic Actor!!!

I act in plays but I don’t consider myself an Actor. I can entertain an audience but I don’t consider myself an entertainer. Then you take Alan Slipp! Alan IS community theatre in the valley! For years, I have (and I haven’t been alone) admired Alan’s work. He is never one to back down from a challenge and he ultimately dives into the role with great technique and motivation and always comes out on top. Let’s see if he can handle his toughest role to date: The Grapevine Who’s Who subject! Alan Slipp (the name gives me shivers of delight) lives…
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Back on the Mountain

The Hupman Brothers have recently put out their new album Back On The Mountain and will be performing the songs at their CD release concert on November 24th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. The new album, their best yet, is an outstanding collection of tunes, all recorded at the Hupmans’ home studio up on the south mountain. The songs cover a wide array of genres; there’s a little country, a little funk, all rounded out by a few of their classic blues numbers, and all still having that distinct Hupman sound. This album continues on in the acoustic…
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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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