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Caleb Miles: Strange Weather

Album Review by Laura MacDonald    Caleb Miles plays with his hat low and his fire high. It is a sensory experience to hear him perform the song ‘Silver Spoon,’ a dark blues in the murder ballad vein, about a servant girl hanged for allegedly stealing a piece of prized cutlery. Picking it on his shiny National Reso-phonic steel guitar, he and the song seem to exude wet storyteller smoke and ancient outlaw wisdom. This song along with eleven others make up his new album Strange Weather, and are a stunning arsenal of dark, lyrical, playful, wickedly good songs, set…
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Fezziwig – Snow White & the Seven Dudes

Actor Thea Burton loves delving into different characters, using stereotypes to break down stereotypes, making connections between people. That energizes her. “And, where else do adults get to tap into their inner child by playing dress-up and make-believe.” She plays the storyteller in this year’s panto Snow White & the Seven Dudes. Ray Baltzer, who used to play Mr. Fezziwig, says that “the rush of seeing this overwhelmingly complex and confusing imbroglio come together in the last seven days before the curtain goes up, year after year, is enough to keep me coming back.” “So many people working on different aspects,…
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SLOW MOTION Food Film Fest returns to Al Whittle Theatre Wolfville Nova Scotia November 10-14, 2011

“This three-day festival offers cinephiles, foodies, chefs, students and food lovers from all walks of life a chance to see all kinds of films about food and wine; shorts and feature lengths films, locally produced and international favourites, new films and classics.” organizing director Michael Howell 29 FILMS, 13 COUNTRIES, FILMMAKERS ATTENDING FROM AROUND THE GLOBE. Make it a gastronomic weekend with great food from local restaurants, farm markets in Greenwich, and the Wolfville Farmers Market every Saturday morning and Wednesday evenings. Visit Atlantic Canada’s culinary epicentre here in Wolfville, NS The inaugural event (held in 2009) attracted over 1,000 participants…
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twelfth annual wayzgoose and open house

  Gaspereau Press – Printers and Publishers in Kentville, Nova Scotia – will open its doors to book lovers of all ages during its twelfth annual wayzgoose and open house. This year’s wayzgoose features wood engraver George Walker (Toronto, ON), authors Norman Ravvin (Montreal, QC) and Sean Howard (Main-à-Dieu, NS), and musician Heather Kelday. The day will begin with morning workshops in printmaking and bookbinding, an author’s salon at Wickwire House Bed & Breakfast and an offcut paper sale at the Gaspereau Press printing works. The open house takes place in the afternoon at the printing works of Gaspereau Press….
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the 2nd Annual WTF

Based on the success of the 1st Annual WTF (with one night selling out last year!) Outport productions is proud to present the 2nd Annual WTF with more great jokes, stories and the odd character  or two! OCT 20th, 8PM   The festival opens with stand up comedy …featuring Catherine Robertson, Windsor’s own Jillian Allen and the musical musings of Anna Denova.  Hosted by master storyteller Wanda Carroll. FRIDAY, OCT 21nd, 8PM  The Vajayjay Monologue is a play that asks the question “How did we go from vagina to vajayjay in 10 short years?” Written by Lindsay Burns, it has performed…
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DEEP ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL TO ENTERTAIN FOR AN 8TH YEAR September 23 – 25, 2011

  Now in its 8th year, the Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival, held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is all set to entertain music lovers of all ages again this year. Over 25 local, national and international musicians will perform Friday September 23 – Sunday, September 25 offering live music featuring folk, blues, pop, country, folk rock, and jazz.  The weekend festival features over 20 concerts and musical performances.  There are also workshops and a fun outdoor family concert. Most festival activities take place indoors.  Evening main-stage concerts are held in the warm and welcoming ambience of University Hall. Daytime venues,…
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Well Prepared to Ramble Album Review: Fine Felt Hat – Mike Milne

My first memory of Wolfville is a flash of a kilt and a brogue-ish chuckle; a smart-dressed man signing me up for an open mic at Paddy’s Pub on a Monday night. Mike Milne (along with a certain pony-tailed sound guy) were my first friends in town, making me feel welcome as they shouted at me over their beers. No doubt bucketloads of other ruddy-cheeked newbies have had this exact same first experience. In addition to his personable charm and earnest hospitality, Milne is a solid musician who has just dropped his first album, Fine Felt Hat. With these eleven…
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The Grapevine Asks: Clock Park

The snow fence has been removed and the grass is almost fully in. I had a chance to walk around Wolfville’s newest park (Main & Elm Ave) and had a couple of questions. So I asked Kevin Kerr, Wolfville’s Director of Public Works.   When is the official opening? It’s scheduled for October 14th    Why was gravel-cover chosen over traditional grass?  There is a Plaza area and furniture to be placed in the gravel area between the Clock and the Ivy deck along Elm Ave. The gravel will wear better with the increased pedestrian traffic than grass would.  …
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“Oh the Things you can Think when you Think about Seuss!”

If you love Dr. Seuss and you’re looking for a fun filled adventure with amazing creatures, rollicking songs and phenomenal dance you can’t miss Edalene’s Summer Theatre Intensive as they perform Seussical the Musical. Seussical follows the story of Horton the Elephant as he tries to save the Whos of Whoville, including a small girl name JoJo who the Cat in the Hat transformed into a Who,  while babysitting a flighty birds egg.  Directed by Kerri Leier, musical direction by Melissa Vidito and choreographed by Tracy Nasson Fritz- come watch some very talented young people perform a fabulous show as…
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Valley Summer Theatre Presents Morris Panych’s hilarious comedy “Vigil”

Keeping with its tradition of presenting the very best in international and Canadian theatre, Valley Summer Theatre is delighted to be finishing off its 2011 season with Morris Panych’s delightfully mischievous comedy Vigil at Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre. Morris Panych is one of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated playwrights and Vigil is perhaps his most produced play.  It premiered in 1995 as a co-operative venture between the Belfry Theatre of Victoria, BC and the Arts Club Theatre of Vancouver, BC and the next year won Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Play or Musical.  Vigil has gone…
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