April 24, 1897 – The Halifax Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert at the Academy of Music. The orchestra – which included 18 strings (11 women), 8 woodwinds, 8 brass, and 2 percussion – played a Schubert memorial, including the Unfinished Symphony, as well as works by Weil. This first Halifax Symphony […]

Today in Canadian Art History: Halifax Symphony Orchestra Gave its ...

The winner of the 2013 Sobey Art Award was announced tonight during a gala at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosted by Marc Mayer, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. And the winner is… Duane Linklater We are delighted to announce Duane Linklater as the winner of the […]

Duane Linklater Wins the 2013 Sobey Art Award

“Get ready for late nights! Great books abound among this year’s GG finalists and you won’t be able to put them down. Further proof of the prolific and potent Canadian literary scene.” – Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council for the […]

Canada Council for the Arts Announces Finalists for the 2013 ...

If there’s a Canadian artist who best fits the description of “underrated” it would be Halifax, Nova Scotia’s SJ the Wordburglar. The hip-hop artist (real name Sean Jordan Volpe) has been a regular fixture within the underground rap scene, along with his prolific crew known as Backburner. With a penchant for […]

URBAN/Intersection: SJ the Wordburglar

Symphony Nova Scotia Season Launch 2010 I specifically mentioned in my first article that I would leave the debate on the issues that symphony orchestras are currently facing to the experts, but upon return to Toronto from Halifax, I could not help but report and dig deeper into the successes […]

Accolades: A Canadian Example of Symphonic Success

When Mike Holmes first came up with True Story the idea was to create a collaborative comic strip. After the autobiographical strip This American Drive came to an end, the Halifax based cartoon artist was looking for new material, but the idea of organizing a comic strip where readers are […]

True Story – Illustration and Real Life collide

A new concert, M Fest, is coming to Halifax this summer, and the initial lineup boldly proclaims a new era in summer concerts in what many consider to be the capital of Atlantic Canada. Produced by the Halifax Pop Explosion, with newly appointed Jonny Stevens at the helm, and presented […]

M-Fest Halifax: Ushering in a New Era of East Coast ...

The Word On The Street
The Executive Director of The Word On The Street Canada and formerly the Festival Director of The Word On The Street Toronto, Alexandra Moorshead is busy running one of the largest book and magazine festivals in the world. With events in Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kitchener, and now Saskatoon and hundreds […]

Interview with Alexandra Moorshead, Executive Director of The Word On ...