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Once there was a street musician and an immigrant who fell in love

Neptune Theatre brings the hit Broadway musical Once to Halifax. The 15-member cast, including Annapolis Valley native Amanda LeBlanc in the lead role of Girl, all sing and play at least one instrument in the tale of finding one’s passion in life.

Nova Scotia film and TV industry gets $6.9 million boost

Nova Scotia film and TV producers want to tell the outside world they’re ready to do business, says Mike Volpe, chair of the board of directors of Screen Nova Scotia, which represents the 1,600 people working in film, television and digital animation in this province.

Swan Lake: Fairy tale powered by human emotion

Tchaikovsky was not happy with the score he created for Swan Lake, says Bengt Jörgen. “But it works. It speaks to the heart and without the music you wouldn’t have Swan Lake,” continues the artistic director of Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Start spreading the news — Geordie Brown sings The Songs of The Ratpack

The Dartmouth performer is backed by a four-piece band as he sings 25 songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Patty McGill: Maverick on a mission

In the documentary Free Reins, director Jackie Torrens visits Hinchinbrook Farm, where different is normal, and meets McGill’s “tribe” of children with special needs.

Award-winning Werewolf makes international debut at Berlinale

Filmmakers Ashley McKenzie and Nelson MacDonald, cinematographer Scott Moore and actors Bhreagh MacNeil and Andrew Gillis are heading to Germany for their made-in-Cape Breton film’s screening in the prestigious Forum program.

Nova Scotia-shot feature films Weirdos, Werewolf vie for Canadian Screen Awards

Nova Scotia productions shone when the Canadian Screen Award nominations were announced on Wednesday. Weirdos earned six nods including best picture, Werewolf got four including best actor and actress, and TV series This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Mr. D each had multiple nominations.

Cultures, generations clash in Kim’s Convenience at Neptune Theatre

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee stars as convenience store owner and patriarch Appa in the hit play and the CBC TV series. Though the play by Ins Choi is about the Korean community, it has universal themes of family, legacy and expressing love to one another, Lee says.

Pure: How much bad does a good man have to do?

A dusty Hants County gypsum mine is worlds away from the bucolic Southern Ontario farm country that is home to many Mennonites. But it’s the perfect setting for a climactic scene in Pure, the new CBC-TV drama about a Mennonite drug-trafficking ring that premieres on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m.

More books to start here

Nova Scotia publishers to get up to $1.1 million to grow industry, announces Community, Cultures and Heritage Minister Tony Ince.

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