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Mike Uncorked: Summer Reads 2018

Mike Uncorked: Summer Reads 2018 By Mike Butler Do you know when my favourite time of the year to read is? Well, if you know me then you know the answer is ANY TIME! I love to read! I love to get engrossed by a piece of literature and I love recommending books to other avid readers. We have so many wonderful booksellers in this province and the summer is a perfect time to gather up some cheap reads at yard sales too. Here’s a little list to use when selecting some choice summer reads: New to the bestseller lists…
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The 39 Steps: I Spy: A Very Fun Show!

The 39 Steps: I Spy: A Very Fun Show!! By Mike Butler Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced comedy thriller for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Deck Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and a talented cast of 7 local actors. The play is based on the book by John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow, and directed by Chérie Zinck. The cast in order of appearance includes Mike Butler (ME!), Candy O’Brien, Alan Tupper, Emily…
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Mike Uncorked: The Wedding!!!

Mike Uncorked: The Wedding!!! By Mike Butler On July 14, 2018 at 2:00 in the afternoon, I married the most wonderful man on the planet! It was a day (and a process) that was beyond perfect. The support Ian and I have received since day one of our relationship leading up to the wedding day is so profound and overwhelming and I thought I would dedicate this Mike Uncorked to our special day for everyone to read about and be a part of. How it all began … I’m a sappy romantic at heart and I believe in time and…
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Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Mike Uncorked: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia By Mike Butler The beautiful Wolfville Waterfront Park is beginning to blossom as the weather gets warmer and the tourists start arriving. When I was down there for a coffee the other day the picnic tables were full and the trail was alive with walkers and their dogs. It’s such a nice place to take a minute to unwind. The waterfront is going to get a lot brighter on May 16 at 6pm when the Town of Wolfville will raise the pride flag for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). This…
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Uncorked: The Elf Child Book Launch

Uncorked: The Elf Child Book Launch By Mike Butler Recently, I was quite fortunate to meet up with dynamic storytelling duo Kenneth Michael Davidson and Donna Louise Moore, author and illustrator of the dazzling new book The Elf Child. They’ll be celebrating its publication with a book launch on Saturday April 28 at The Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville. The Elf Child was first conceived as a whimsical lullaby before it became a book. “While in Manitoba working as a music teacher,” author Davidson says, “I had the happy chance of meeting a young girl named Monique, and her…
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Mike Uncorked: Garrett Mason Concert Hits the Valley

Mike Uncorked: Garrett Mason Concert Hits the Valley By Mike Butler Folks, there’s a show coming to Wolfville that needs to be on everyone’s must-see list! Are you in the market for a great night of entertainment? Well, all you have to do is literally get into the market, the Wolfville Farmers’ Market that is! On Saturday April 7 at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market you can treat your ears to the magnificent sounds of Garrett Mason and his special guests Mike and Maggie of Chasing Blue. This is going to be an epic show, sponsored by Festiville and The Union…
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Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading!

Mike Uncorked: Spring into Reading! By Mike Butler This is one of my favourite times of the year. Yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale is happening now, and it’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers.Take a minute to pop down to the sale and gather some new reading material. Take a friend and introduce them to this wonderful event which raises tons of money for various…
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Uncorked: Neil Simons’ Rumors Hits The Valley!

Uncorked: Neil Simons’ Rumors Hits The Valley! By Mike Butler I was walking down the street the other day and I noticed that no one was smiling. No one was smirking, grinning, or even wincing…nothing! I think everyone needs a good laugh in their life. I guarantee a way to scrape away the winter blues is to come to CentreStage and see their latest production: Neil Simon’s Rumors! Written by Neil Simon, famous for brilliant comedies like The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys, Lost in Yonkers, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Rumors was first performed on Broadway in…
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Mousetrap Mania: Quick As A Wink Stages Christie Classic!

Mousetrap Mania: Quick As A Wink Stages Christie Classic! By Mike Butler Just off the heels of their hit musical The Drowsy Chaperone, Quick As A Wink Theatre Society, Windsor’s local theatre company, brings their production of the world’s longest running play to the stage. Quick As A Wink Theatre Society proudly presents Dame Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, The Mousetrap, a thriller which includes dark humour, a twisting and turning plot, and an ending which has been heralded as the “biggest secret in theatre.” Picture it: England, 1952. At their country guest house, Monkswell Manor, newlyweds Giles Ralston (Ryan…
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Mike Uncorked: OSCAR GOLD FEVER 2018

Mike Uncorked: OSCAR GOLD FEVER 2018 By Mike Butler Hi Everyone! Is it Academy Awards time already? It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my 2017 Oscar Fever Uncorked article. Last year, with Moonlight shining bright, I did really well with my picks. This year has been a great one for films of all genres and I’m very excited to share my picks with you. Want to do something fun on Oscar night? Well, you can have a comfy seat and watch the Oscars on the big screen at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville. The Academy Awards ceremony…
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