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MIPAC Presents: Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers

Famed Newfoundland trio Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers will play at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC) this weekend.  The boys bring their popular evening of music and comedy to MIPAC, at 106 Gerrish Street in Windsor, on Sunday, April 10 @ 7pm. The trio of Kevin Blackmore, Wayne Chaulk and Ray Johnson have been together for over 20 years and have produced nearly as many albums in that time.  Their act, containing a blend of Newfoundland humour and folk songs, has toured extensively throughout the Atlantic Provinces and other Canadian cities.  Whether singing a serious traditional folk tune or telling…
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APRIL 1ST – LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

The Kings County Chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia will be hosting a night of music and comedy at the Kentville firehall on Friday, April 1st. The celebration of laughter and song as “the best medicine” will feature music of the talented Rachel MacLean and the showmanship of ‘The Healthy Minds Comedy Troupe’. The evening also includes desserts and a silent auction, with the bidding starting our evening at 6:30pm. Your participation or contribution would be greatly appreciated to help alleviate the stigma and suffering of all those affected by schizophrenia. All money is used locally, as we…
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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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