Cul­ture

Valley Journal Advertiser - - COVER STORY -

Sprin Springs, East Texas.

Four gar­den club ladies meet a young girl who has come to their lit­tle Texas town to marry an in­fantry­man be­fore he ships off for the Sec­ond World War. The women im­pul­sively de­cide to throw the girl an elab­o­rate wed­ding.

Wed­ding Belles is di­rected by Heidi Price. The cast in­cludes Charley McBride, Ju­nie Hutchin­son, Carolyn Landry, Terri Bowlby- Chi­as­son and Emily Bur­ton.

The play runs from June 2– 24, with maint­ess on June 11 and 18. The evening shows be­gin at 7: 30 p. m. The mati­nees be­gin at 2 p.m.

The fea­tured artist dur­ing June is Kim­berly Tag­gart. Machado and Gi­nastera and sooth­ing clas­sics of Han­del, Gounod, and Chopin. Free to pub­lic.

Tick­ets are $25 for adults or $ 12 for stu­dents/ chil­dren for Voices 10 and Fab Five In­stru­men­tal; Vo­cal Master­class is free.

The Ernest Buck­ler Lit­er­ary Event So­ci­ety is pre­sent­ing an event en­ti­tled Read­ing Where We Live: A Cel­e­bra­tion of Lo­cal Writ­ing.

It will take place in the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch # 33 build­ing in Bridgetown on Satur­day, June 3 from 4 to 9 p.m. and fea­tures a num­ber of well-known writ­ers.

Hantsport na­tive and mu­si­cian Ian Janes per­forms at the Al Whit­tle on June 10 at 8 p.m. pro­mot­ing his new CD, Yes Man. Fresh from a song­writ­ing trip to Nashville, Janes is tour­ing the prov­ince with fantastic re­views.

Tick­ets are $ 22 ad­vance and $ 22 at the door, and can be pur­chased at the Box of De­lights in Wolfville or Eventbrite.ca

The Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val or­ga­niz­ers have an­nounced that the re­cent ECMA award win­ning Nova Sco­tia band Hills­burn will be on the Al Whit­tle stage on June 17. Hills­burn was one of the most pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ers at the fes­ti­val in 2016.

Last De­cem­ber, the band won a Cana­dian Folk Mu­sic Award for New Emerg­ing Artist of the Year, and in April, their video for Run Down was awarded the video of the year at the ECMAs in Saint John.

Hills­burn fea­tures Paul Aarntzen, Clay­ton Bur­rill, Rosanna Bur­rill, Jack­son Fair­faxPerry and Clare Mac­Don­ald takes their name from Aarntzen’s home­town of Hills­burn, N.S. 9, 10, at 7 p. m., with spe­cial mati­nees on June 3, 4, and 10 at 2 p. m. Tick­ets can be pur­chased on­line at QAAW.ca or by vis­it­ing The Box of De­lights Book Shop in Wolfville.

New Mi­nas El­e­men­tary School is pre­sent­ing An­nie Jr! The cast of stu­dents in Grade 3 through 5 will bring this clas­sic mu­si­cal to life.

An­nie, Jr. is re­vised from the orig­i­nal Broad­way mu­si­cal and the per­fect length for young chil­dren. Bring the whole fam­ily and en­joy a tal­ented cast as they per­form fa­vorite songs from An­nie the Mu­si­cal. There will be 12: 30 p.m. and 7 p.m. per­for­mances on June 6. Tick­ets are $5 each, avail­able at the door or at Cot­ton Tale Cafe.

- It’s El­e­men­tary! Art­work by stu­dents of Port Wil­liams El­e­men­tary School, Glooscap School, Gaspereau El­e­men­tary School, L. E. Shaw El­e­men­tary School and Wolfville School is on dis­play at Jack’s Gallery un­til May 28.

- An­napo­lis Royal artist Rachel Ryan is tak­ing part in an ex­hi­bi­tion called Hold­ing Pat­terns at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Hal­i­fax un­til July 19.

- Steven Rhude’s new­est work is on dis­play at the Har­vest Gallery in Wolfville un­til June 19.

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