Lego Waterfront Returns

For most adults, the sight of Lego brings back fond childhood memories of rummaging through boxes and bins of brightly coloured plastic parts. For others, such as Owen Grace, a member of the Nova Scotia Lego User Group (Novalug), the attraction to Lego has never gone away. You can see for yourself at theMaritime Museum… Continue reading Lego Waterfront Returns

Zombie Comic Hits Shelves

For as long as she can remember, Faith Erin Hicks has loved comic books. "When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a journalist like Tintin," she said, referring to the popular European comic-book character, created before the Second World War. When she grew a little older, Hicks began to read more mature… Continue reading Zombie Comic Hits Shelves

Puppets, dancers, share stage for annual Nutcracker

Sgar-plum fairies will dance onstage at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, as Symphony Nova Scotia mounts its annual production of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker was composed by Tchaikovsky in 1891. It was first performed by the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Music Society in March 1892. Since then, numerous versions of The Nutcracker  have been… Continue reading Puppets, dancers, share stage for annual Nutcracker

Amythest Scottish Dancers set to perform their first Christmas Show

 Holly, snow and mistletoe will be sharing the stage with kilts and bagpipes when the Amethyst Scottish Dancers take to the stage tomorrow afternoon.The Scottish dancers are accustomed to putting on major events, but this is their first Christmas show in the group’s 22-year history. “We’ve done other big performances before, especially a couple of… Continue reading Amythest Scottish Dancers set to perform their first Christmas Show

Neverland for local Troupe

Maritime Dance Academy will be transformed into Neverland tomorrow as the school’s performance group mounts its production of Peter Pan — complete with pirates and lost boys.“This season’s show has wonderful choreography, bright costumes and brand new sets,” artistic director Kelly Horne said. The 35-minute dance was performed this week at Halifax public schools, but… Continue reading Neverland for local Troupe

Painting Marks Explosion Anniversary

Burning ships, flying glass and lost lives. They’re just some of the unforgettable images associated with the Halifax Explosion — one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history. Tomorrow, up to 600 people — including survivors — are expected to gather for the 90th anniversary of the devastating blast, the largest man-made explosion before… Continue reading Painting Marks Explosion Anniversary

Kaeshammer Returns to Jazz East

 He remembers being a young boy in his family home and listening to his father tickling the ivories.“As far back as I can remember, I have an image of him playing the piano, ” Michael Kaeshammer said. “There was always jazz music in our house.” But, growing up in a small town in Germany, he… Continue reading Kaeshammer Returns to Jazz East

Ex-Idol Comic Dore Joins Forces with Comedy Network for tour

Former Canadian Idol funny man Jon Dore is appearing at Casino Nova Scotia on Friday to celebrate the Comedy Network’s 10th anniversary— and he promises his skills have come a long way since he started out in comedy.“You’re always a comedian with your friends,” said Dore, who first stood in front of a microphone when… Continue reading Ex-Idol Comic Dore Joins Forces with Comedy Network for tour

Local is Finalist in CBC Contest

CBC Radio’s Canada Writes  came into the home stretch at 11:30 a.m. this morning, with the first of three broadcasts of the contest’s final write-off in Toronto.HRM resident and contest finalist Brian Boudreau said yesterday that he was first bitten by the writing bug when he was five or six. When all of his friends… Continue reading Local is Finalist in CBC Contest