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Entertainment: July 2013 Archives

Hot times this weekend!

Shakespeare by the Sea is now fully operational, with Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing joining opener Snow White. Check the schedule here.


Jazz Fest draws to a close with a pair of packed final days:

The Wailers w/Verbal Warnin', Andru Branch & Halfway Tree at the Tent
Bill Stevenson's tribute to Ray Charles at Stayner's
Curse in the Woods + Owen Steel and the Sad Turns at the Company House

Salsa Picante w/Jeff Goodspeed & Canadian Primos closing the Tent
Cyndi Cain's CD Release w/Carson Downey Band at the Marquee
Tribute to Bucky Adams at Stayner's

Less jazzy but still fun:

New Music Friday w/Billie Dre & The Poor Boys, Urban Surf Kings, The Lucy Grays, Mike Bochoff
at the Harbourfront Lounge

Whitney Rose, Ryan Cook at the Carleton
Rush at the Metro Centre

Whitney Rose, "Chivalry is Dead"

Hot summer weekend!

It's a weekend full of music in the city and in Canso!

The Stan Rogers Folk Festival kicks off tonight in Canso. There's music basically every half. Recommendations:

7:40pm Corin Raymond
9:00pm Barney Bentall
9:55pm The Backyard Devils

7:00pm Belle Starr
8:30pm Dave Gunning
9:00pm JP Cormier
11:40pm Sprag Session

8:30pm The Makem and Spain Brothers
9:00pm Roberto Lopez Afro Columbian Jazz Orchestra
10:35pm Dustin Bentall and the Smøkes
11:10pm Charlie A'Court

It's also the Halifax Jazz Festival! Free shows in the waterfront tent every day, plus nighttime highlights:

Dr. John & the Nite Trippers | Erin Costelo in the Tent 8pm
Gypsophilia at the Company House, 11:30pm

Matt Dusk at the Schooner Room, 8pm
Oddisee & Good Compny, A Tribe Called Red, The Extremities at the Marquee, 10:30pm

The Shining Clouds of Joy String Orchestra and Marching Band, Alicia Hansen & Ben Brown Duo at 1313 Hollis, 9pm
JR Smith at the Coho, 11pm

And if you're not feeling like a festival:

New Music Friday w/Young River, Corey Isenor, The Band Before Time, Brian Askew at the Harbourfrount Lounge
THREE SHEET w/ Nicole Ariana and Rob Anderson & The Windthrowes @ The Seahorse

Bloody Diamonds w/Old Blood, Jessie Brown, Verse The Sun at Michael's

Young River, "Ultimatum"