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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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TO MAKE A FARM – a documentary film

Katimavik Wolfville is pleased to present a fundraising event for the Acadia Community Farm.   To Make A Farm, a feature-length documentary film exploring local food and farming, will show in Wolfville March 29th.  A discussion will follow with members of the local farming community.   To Make A Farm, named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) in 2011, depicts the struggles and triumphs of a season on a fledgling farm through the eyes of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers, despite having no backgrounds in this…
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The Acadia Theatre Company Presents: Six Characters Looking for an Author

by Luigi Pirandello, modern translation by David Harrower, directed by Anna Migliarisi. Six Characters Looking for an Author is a timeless exploration of creativity and the deceptive power of appearances. Set in a theatre in Rome on the brink of Fascism, an acting company is rehearsing a strange new play by Luigi Pirandello. Six characters walk into the theatre unannounced seeking an author to complete their story because they’ve been abandoned by their author in mid-action. The director and his company of actors agree to play out the characters’ drama, but can they settle on the truth of things? Performances…
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World renowned scientist and philosopher Dr Vandana Shiva to speak in the Valley Feb 24th

Dr Vandana Shiva is a philosopher,  environmental activist,  vice president of Slow Food International and the founder of Navdanya, a research and activism institute in India. Dr. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books and over 500 papers in leading scientific and technical journals. On February 24th, Dr Shiva will visit the Annapolis Valley as part of a four day visit to Atlantic Canada enroute home to India. She will have been in Canada at the University of Guelph receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Arts. After visiting Just Us! Coffee Co-op and Grand Pre (Nominated for…
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Bringin’ the Rock of AC/DC back to The Valley!

Whether you like them, love them, or you’re just too afraid to admit it, everyone has tapped their toes to an AC/DC song. North America’s #1 AC/DC Tribute, DIRTY DEEDS, are coming back to The Valley after a 2-year absence with Smokin’ Entertainment bringing them to Dooly’s, New Minas on Friday, February 10th. DIRTY DEEDS have built a grand following in The Valley and attracted over 10,000 people to Memorial Park in Kentville for Apple Blossom 2009 and 2010. When they weren’t there last year, the public made it clear that they wanted the boys back. So back they will…
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Banff Mountain Film Festival at Al Whittle

Join us at the Al Whittle Theatre on Tuesday, January 24th 2012 for the Banff Moun- tain Film Festival World Tour. Show starts at 7:00PM and tickets are $15 each. Get yours today at The Trail Shop, 465 Main Street Wolfville or by calling 697-3115. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and Reservations strongly recommended documentaries. The films feature a range of styles and themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The…
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What is a Producer-Consumer Food Market?

In late November the Chronicle Herald ran a story about the creation of a new local co-operative grocery store.  Two weeks ago while on a run up the Acadia trails, I had a chance encounter with the president and CEO of Scotian Gold Co-operative Ltd., David Cudmore.  As a follow-up to that conversation, Karen Corey, the director of Marketing & Business Development at Scotian Gold, provided further information.   JN: David mentioned that the New Minas Coop was: too big, not attracting young people and not retail focused (it was basically a wholesaler for Coop Atlantic). Older generations understand the…
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Tripalady New Year’s Eve Dance

It was near dusk when I spied the elf clambering down my drainspout, looking tired and a little hot (“It’s like the tropics around here!” he exclaimed).  Naturally, I invited him in for a cold glass of nog. “So, what are you doing in Wolfville?” I asked. “Roof checks,” he replied, waving a can of fluorescent spray paint.  “We don’t just wing it on the night, you know.  Lots of work.  Still, it’ll soon be over, and then we can kick back.  Blitzen and I are going out dancing New Year’s.  TripALady’s playing the Old O Barn here …” “Really? …
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