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The Grapevine Podcast 3: Scott Prudence

Scott Prudence discusses his 6th album, Radio Tower, and his CD release show at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre.  Also this episode: Andrew Sneddon from the Modern Grass, Gaea Jess from Cadance Academy & Wolfville mayor Jeff Cantwell.  Contributing regulars: Jeremy Novak, Mike Butler, Mr. W. Ells & Lazy J.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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