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The Tideline - Halifax Examiner

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Logan Robins (writer/director/composer) and Katherine Norris (star/composer) of the Unnatural Disaster Theatre Company are on the show this week ahead of their provincial tour of HIPPOPOSTUMOUS, Robins' musical exploration of invasive species,
After a year's worth of singles and videos, the Halifax duo is finally releasing its first recorded project in the form of FLUTTER, a six-song genre-agnostic EP that's deeply personal and incredibly catchy. Art Ross and Aaron Green return to th
Juanita Peters is a former broadcast journalist and current icon who writes, acts, and directs, including her debut feature 8:37 Rebirth. A tough, dark drama about restorative justice and the grey of life, the film is up for four Screen Nova Sc
Dartmouth's annual theatre extravaganza Stages returns live to Alderney Landing this week for shows, works in progress, solo experiments, and all kinds of wild weirdness. That includes SHAKESPEARE'S TIME MACHINE by The Villains Theatre, a class
Five years ago, an idea was born and named after a Barenaked Ladies song about how Halifax sucks. Hello City has been delighting Halifax audiences with its open, supportive, good-natured humour—heck, last summer they were the only pandemic ente
Singer-songwriter Willie Stratton has wandered a number of genre path, starting with raw acoustic folk as a teen phenom, moving through surf rock as Beach Bait, and landing in a Roy Orbison-style classic country on his new album Drugstore Dream
Grace McNutt and Linnea Swinimer are the Minute Women, two Haligonians who host a podcast of the same name about Canadian history as seen through a lens of Heritage Minutes (minutewomenpodcast.ca). In a lively celebration of the show's second b
For a show (and cult film) out of the mid-1970s, The Rocky Horror Show was  ahead of its time in its depiction of queerness and gender and—save a handful of instances—has aged surprisingly well enough to fit into this contemporary time. Neptune
In 1994, Elizabeth Murphy, Patrick Christopher Carter, and Jean Morpurgo staged a now-legendary, free production of Twelfth Night in Point Pleasant Park. On that summer weekend, Shakespeare By The Sea was born, anchoring every summer in Halifax
It's been a few years since Halifax had a dedicated queer theatre festival, but that changes April 26 with OutFest. Produced by Page1 Theatre, the event's goal is to "provide a platform for multi-disciplinary artists to create stories that refl
Wonder World is the story of Isaac, who leaves a lonely decade in Halifax to return to the conservative Manitoba community—and father—that rejected him. Upon his arrival he's surprised to learn that his hometown is queerer than he ever realized
The Halifax-shot, Yarmouth(ish)-set feature Night Blooms stars Jessica Clement as Carly, a high schooler who becomes embroiled with her best friend's (Alexandra MacDonald) father (Nick Stahl). Clement and writer-director (and fresh Canadian Scr
Halifax's reggae queen Jah'Mila is wasting no time getting back on stages around the province. This Friday and Saturday she'll perform the works of her hero Nina Simone with Symphony Nova Scotia, a progression across the past few years of one-o
Fellow awards show and movies obsessive Lisa Buchanan returns to chat with Tara about the Oscars' full-scale return to pre-pandemic times—including the usual pre-pandemic mess! They dig into this year's attempt to bring in viewers (it will fail
Amy Sherman-Palladino is both a thrilling and confounding creator of television—best known for Gilmore Girls, she also helmed a single season of the much-missed Bunheads, and has seen the biggest success of her long television career with The M
Anna Quon is the author of three novels. The first two, Migration and Low, also feature the characters of Joan and Adriana, sisters of a sort. In her third, the brand-new Where the Silver River Ends (Invisible Publishing), Quon centres a wander
March 8 marks International Women's Day, and Music Nova Scotia has put together a day of programming topped by a huge live show at the Marquee. Pop artist Izra Fitch is on that lineup, and she stops by the show to talk about her gradual and ful
The sixth annual Halifax Black Film Festival returns with 73 films from more than a dozen countries, screening online from Thursday to Sunday. Lead programmer Joyce Fuerza beams into the show from Montreal to break down this year's program—incl
Alex MacAskill, once known as Fishbone Prints and now known as the man behind Midnight Oil Print and Design House, stops by the show to talk about how he ended up in the poster game early in life, his stint in Nashville at the historic Hatch Sh
It's been a pandemic full of learning and experimenting for Gabrielle Papillon, whose latest record Shout is an art-pop celebration of self. That includes building and producing from a home studio, mentoring with producer friends, composing and
Here at the top of February things are normal: It's freezing, the sidewalks are a mess, and Nova Scotia Power wants to the hike the rates. Neil Young threw a big punch at Spotify that actually landed, but was it for the right reasons? (Spoiler
This week offers a rare case of Tara chatting with someone she's known and seen play for a long time, but somehow has never interrogated in a journalistic capacity. Norma MacDonald—call her classic country, folk, Americana, singer-songwriter—re
Josh MacDonald is a veteran of stage and screen, familiar to Halifax audiences through films and shows like Diggstown, Spinster, Little Grey Bubbles, and Sex & Violence. As a screenwriter his works include the horror film The Corridor and the c
In 1996 a movie dropped out of nowhere and revolutionized an exhausted genre—the slasher film—with a wit and self-awareness that's become commonplace now, but at the time was fresh and surprising. That movie was Scream, and over the past 26 (!)
Art Pays Me's founder Duane Jones kicks off the new year with hope and advice as he details his journey from failed accounting student to founder of Halifax's favourite streetwear line. He beams into the show to chat about his years at NSCAD, w
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