Northender Glenn Walton unveils an original musical score that he’s been working on for the last three years when If I Were a Blackbird, a work of musical theater, premieres April 26, 27 and 28 (8 p.m.) at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Singer Laura Smith stars as Helen Creighton in this concert about the folklorist’s life. Marty Burt, Dan McKinnon, Mandy White, Stewart Legere, Dilly MacFarlane and Terry Mullan are among the cast, and students from the Dartmouth Jazz Choir and Dartmouth All-City Strings accompany the actors.
Walton, a SMU professor and filmmaker, knew Creighton personally, and produced and directed the 1987 short film The Nova Scotia Song, Conversations with Helen Creighton.
Tickets to this concert are $13/$17. Email glruswalton(at)yahoo(dot)ca for reservations.
Published April 7, 2013
Brunswick Street , City , Cogswell Street , Culture , Halifax , North Park Street
Tags: fort, Halifax, Parks-Canada, run, running
Runners charged through the moat and across the parade grounds during the MEC Citadel Highlander Race on Sunday. Parks Canada staff steered racers around the course and warned fans from lingering under ramparts that still glistened with icicles. Naturally, organizers added a few historical touches to the event. A Highlander led the pre-race stretch with exercises used by soldiers long ago. Another fired a musket to start the race.
Published March 16, 2013
Agricola Street , Almon Street , Bloomfield Street , Brunswick Street , Charles Street , Cornwallis Street , Gottingen Street , Halifax , Harris Street , Roberts Street , Sarah Street , West Street , Woodill Street , Young Street
Tags: Halifax, parade, St.-Patrick's-Day
Some images from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which rolled down Agricola Street on Saturday:
Cute dog averts eyes from the dreaded bagpipes.
A scene that harkens back 100 years.
Boba Fett gets into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, part of a huge Hal-Con delegation.
Volunteers involved in finding 249-year-old Morris House a sanctuary in the north end celebrate on Monday after the building was trucked to its new resting spot on Creighton Street.
Published October 31, 2012
Halifax , Moran Street , Woodill Street
It was no fun being a scarecrow tonight. One stepped in a bucket. Another was pinned high on a door. A third lay crumpled, as if shot. Yet another perched next to a green bin that smelled like it had last been emptied in August.
Nov. 5 update: The equipment and rubber surface are in place (see top photo). The kids won’t have long to wait now.
Two arches forming a new play structure now rise above St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary’s upper yard, almost exactly two years after parents at the school formed a committee to try and improve the concrete play area. Excavation work started last week and workers are aiming to finish the base before the frost arrives in earnest.
Volunteers have created an extensive Facebook site chronicling the project.