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If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin

If I Ever Get Out Of DublinLocal playwright writes and directs new show about highs and lows of travellingMike Butler Allen D. Hume knows the ups and downs and highs and lows of travelling! After a wonky trip to Europe, Allen decided to put the experience to use and share it with theatre audiences by writing a new script entitled If I Ever Get Out Of Dublin. Those of us who have travelled abroad know about delays, obstacles, lost luggage, cold hotel rooms, and expensive food, and in Allen’s new play ALL of those bumps and more are explored through…
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Heathers: The Musical at Acadia

Heathers: The Musical at Acadia The Acadia Theatre Company presents Heathers: The Musical written by Laurence O’Keefe & Kevin Murphy. Directed by Robert Seale, musical direction by Paula Rockwell, choreography by Susan Barratt. Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit senior at fictional Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of girls that runs Westerberg: the unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to their awesome levels of “popularity,” the Heathers are also the most powerful and ruthless clique of Westerberg High,…
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What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led Research

What’s Growing at Acadia: Student-Led ResearchBy Laura Clerk, BScH 2020 Tucked away on the lower floor of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, plants, lichen, and fungi are being dried and pressed, then carefully glued to paper. These specimens, preserved and displayed in an almost artistic way, will become part of the E.C. Smith Herbarium and Irving Biodiversity Collection. The mounting and labelling process is just one step of many that occur at the Herbarium, one of three parts of the biodiversity collection within the Centre. Although the Herbarium moved into the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre in 2002, its…
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Strike at Putney Church

Strike at Putney Church:New CentreStage Show A Real Crowd-PleaserMike Butler CentreStage is going on strike! Well, not really, but the characters in their new play, The Strike at Putney Church, are and it makes for a great night of entertainment. The play was written by Eliza Jane Wilson, and is based on the short story by L.M. Montgomery. It is 1922 in rural PEI. The women of Putney Church are outraged when the elders deny a famous female missionary the opportunity to speak in the church, so the women retaliate by going on strike! Filled with laughs, poignant moments, and…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at Centrestage ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But wait! A mouse is stirring – because Santa missed his house last year. Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! A delight for the whole family. Ken Lugwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas comes to the CentreStage’s Upper Performance Centre. It…
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Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville

Coco Love Alcorn’s Release Tour for Rebirth Comes to Wolfville Coco Love Alcorn’s career has spanned over 25 years, 10 albums, cross-Canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances and award nominations including Contemporary Singer of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Join the legendary soul-folk singer-songwriteras she celebrates the release of her latest album, Rebirth with two events at Wolfville’s Al Whittle Theatre. Alcorn’s new album features a collection of songs that will captivate audiences and showcase her dynamic vocals. With soulful melodies, heartbeat grooves, and lyrics that come from a personal place, yet speak to the listener on…
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Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery

Hardware Gallery Becomes Tides Contemporary Art Gallery The Valley’s newest art gallery is officially open in Kentville. Tides Contemporary Art Gallery is a non-profit gallery featuring the work of more than a dozen established and emerging artists from Kings County and southwestern Nova Scotia. The gallery is a project of the Kentville Art Gallery Society (KAGS) which is also involved in other public art and community education projects in the area. Tides is located at 36 Cornwallis Street, Kentville, across from the Kings County Museum. “Our gallery is simply a transition from the vision and hard work of Hardware Gallery,…
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Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your Home

Buying, Collecting, and Framing Art for Your HomeAnna Horsnell That iconic first view of Cape Blomidon from the 101 highway. The landmark tree marking your approach into Kingsport. These are signs of home to many: familiar, reassuring, pleasing. It’s that type of connection that often attracts someone to a piece of art. Perhaps it is the simple beauty of a painting, the dramatic effect of the photograph, or an emotional response to that piece of sculpture. The decision to buy art is personal. In conversation with Simone Labuschagne from Wolfville’s Harvest Gallery, she offered suggestions for those interested in purchasing…
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Mike Uncorked: August: Osage County

Mike Uncorked: August: Osage CountyWolfville Theatre Collective Returns with Pulitzer Prize Winning DramaBy Mike Butler Family is a funny thing. We all have a family , whether we want them or not, and each member of our family is so unique and creates a piece of the fun, weird, and sometimes frustrating puzzle that makes up the family unit. Well, if you think your family has troubles, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve met the family in Tracy Letts’ Tony and Pulitzer-Prize winning play August: Osage County. The Wolfville Theatre Collective, the independent theatre company that brought the Valley acclaimed…
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