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Wolfville singer Donna Holmes performed with the Annapolis Big Band earlier this month during the 14th annual Moonlight Concert in Paradise.
A new Kentville firm, Fusion Entertainment Company, has recently started a regular event at The Travellers Club called A Fusion of Song Songwriters Circle.
Once a month they will feature four Maritime singer songwriters from all genres in an intimate setting at the Kentville venue.
Jessica Brewster says the aim of the event is to unite artists with an audience who has come to hear their music and to help draw attention, future memberships.
Aug. 30, also at The Travellers Club, Fusion will be host an End of Summer Kitchen Party with local country star, Kevin Davison and New Brunswick’s Paul Wiggins. Wiggins was in Kentville during this year’s Apple Blossom Festival and was a crowd favorite.
The next Songwriters Circle will be held Sept. 12 from 7 to 11 p.m.
At Union Street
Aug. 30 - Calgary’s Noel Johnson
Aug. 31 – Charlie A’Court
Sept. 5 - Ron Sexsmith
Robin Hood in the Park
Broken Leg Theatre in Wolfville is presenting Robin Hood in Willow Park four days Aug. 31, Sept. 1., Sept. 5 and 6.
Donna Holmes promises a comic version of the Sherwood Forest tale. The script was written by Holmes and Louise Williams.
Show times for the hour-long production are 3 and 6 p.m. Freewill donation.
Open auditions in Greenwood
The Greenwood Players welcomes all would be thespians to audition for its fall play Fruitcakes. The play requires a large and varied cast so come out and show us what you’ve got. Fruitcakes requires four men and four women, six boys and seven girls (all of varying ages), so there just might be a role for you!
Auditions will be held on stage at the A.V.M. Morfee Centre Aug. 29 and Sept. 5 starting at 7 p.m. as well as Sept. 1 and 8 starting at 1 p.m. The show will run the week of Nov. 18. Info: Gerald Cormier, 765-0327, or Chantal Murphy, 847-3197.
Story Mob hits Wolfville
The Annapolis Valley Regional Library is thrilled to present its first StoryMob Green Eggs and Ham Sept. 7, somewhere in Wolfville.
Taking place between 10 a.m. and noon, the exact location and time will be released 24 hours in advance through social media, radio and the library website. A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of ways including costumes and props, simple choreography, musical instruments and reading from the book. StoryMobs are primarily aimed at families, but warmly welcome the involvement of book-lovers, flash mob-enthusiasts and fun folks of all ages.
Volunteer adult readers are needed. To sign up to read, or to find out more information about the event contact Angela Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The upcoming story mob is sponsored by the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Valley Family Fun and CentreStage Theatre.
New metal fest
Sept. 14 marks the inaugural Maritime Metal and Hard Rock Festival at Fox Mountain Camping Park.
This event is the first of it's kind for the region and it's ready to take that region by thunderous storm, promises organizer Jay Chetwynd. Featuring a stellar lineup of Maritime metal and hard rock bands, he says, the event is a "celebration of East Coast loud" in more ways than one.
Among the bands performing are: Broken Ohms, Black Moor, Iron Giant, Fed Pennies, Death Valley Driver, Black City Avenger and Chaos Theory.
There will be acoustic jams after the show, so bring guitars. Fox Mountain Camping Park will have an early-bird camping special. Advance tickets and gate tickets are only $38.50, taxes included. Evening passes are available for $26 after 9 p.m. Camping is also available.
For details and booking: 847-3747.
Shirley Valentine in on stage in Kentville. Valentine is a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's eggs ‘n chips, wondering what happened to her life. When her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, she begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.
Shirley Valentine was written by Willy Russell and directed by Cherie Zinck. Candy O’Brien has taken on the challenging lead role in this one-woman show. Please be aware that there is mature subject matter and language in this play.
Shirley Valentine plays Friday and Saturdays until Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. There is a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 25. Tickets: $15, $12 for students and seniors. Reservations: 678-8040 Weblink www.centrestagetheatre.ca
In the galleries
- Copper Fox Gallery in Hall’s Harbour features an eclectic group of Canadian artists with a focus this month on Halifax artist Eva Toth. Her current show is called Wheels and Water .
- Until Sept. 29, works by Robert Pope will be on display at the Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville. A curatorial talk is set for Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. with curator Tom Smart.