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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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Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open House

Gaspereau Press to hold its TWENTIETH Wayzgoose & Open HouseSubmitted On Saturday October 26, Gaspereau Press will host its 20th annual ‘wayzgoose’ and open house at its printshop in Kentville, Nova Scotia. The day-long public event will feature talks by guest letterpress printers from Minnesota and Ontario, readings by some of the press’s authors, and an afternoon open house at the printshop with demonstrations of various aspects of book production and printing. This year’s guest printers are Mary Bruno, proprietor of Bruno Press in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, and Larry Thompson, proprietor of The Greyweathers Press in Merrickville, Ontario. Bruno and…
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Meet the Arts Programming Director at Ross Creek

Meet the Arts Programming Director at Ross Creek By Anna Horsnell Ian Funke-McKay seems the perfect fit for his new position as arts programming director at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Canning. His generous smile exudes enthusiasm while guiding visitors through the main facility, past gallery spaces and rehearsal halls and a group of home-schooled children here for an arts experience. He knows firsthand what this place offers. Having grown up in Scots Bay, he spent his summers immersed in the various youth programs at Ross Creek, and by 2013 was involved in facilitating a number of their…
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Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor!

Dracula: Gothic Horror Classic Comes To Windsor! By Mike Butler “I want your fear! For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound, it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you!” These brilliant, poetic words are the work of acclaimed author Bram Stoker, from his 1897 classic novel Dracula. Through Stoker’s words, the story of the most famous vampire ever leapt from the pages and burned itself into our literary culture. From the pages of the novel, the character of Dracula graced the silver screen in adaptation after…
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