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Adam Baldwin’s newest record is his biggest hit. Here’s why he almost didn’t write it.

And NSCAD displays public art; some of it gets destroyed instantly

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Adam Baldwin’s newest record is his biggest hit. Here’s why he almost didn’t write it.

📸 Griffin O’Toole

When Baldwin takes The Coast’s call, it’s roughly 72 hours before he’ll play the first of two shows at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on April 26 and 27 (the second date has been long sold out), part of a multi-leg tour that’s taken him around the Maritimes, meeting packed houses almost nightly along the way. “It's been a great couple of weeks. I’m used to playin’ stages with beer getting spilled all over them and stuff like that. And this has been really nice to play some soft-seat spots,” he says, adding that opening act Old Man Luedecke “has been unbelievable. I just think that the shows have been great. And the audiences have been great.”

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🩺 Healthcare workers voiced their concerns about the nursing shortage–Nova Scotia has over 1,100 vacant nursing positions–at their union’s annual general meeting.

🛩 The Snowbirds have announced they’ll be flying over Halifax for a Canada Day performance this year, their first in the city in over 3 years.

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🎵 Listen to CBC’s interview with Julien Matwawana, African Nova Scotian Music Association’s new executive director.

🧑‍⚕️ Fourteen new pharmacies across the province will offer primary care services starting in May. Read the full release here.

📱Elections Nova Scotia will be testing its new electronic voting system at the upcoming byelection. CBC has the story.

🤞 Businesses along the waterfront are optimistic that this year's tourism season could be the best one yet.

🥗 The Province has rolled out its new pilot program alongside Nova Scotia Health to bring fresh produce to students in the province.

🏞 Cole Harbour could be getting a new park with trails, an off-leash dog area and a disc golf course however funds regarding the project have yet to be announced.

ART ATTACK

NSCAD displays public art; some of it gets destroyed instantly

If you’ve taken a stroll through Point Pleasant Park in the past couple of weeks you may have noticed some new artistic additions to some areas of the park.

Resonant Grounds is a group art project created by a group of 3rd and 4th year NSCAD students. Unveiled last Thursday, the exhibit features 13 site-responsive pieces scattered across the park.

You can find most of the pieces along the main walking pathways, but there are also maps and an online guide to help you find the ones off the beaten path. A little clay replica of the Prince of Whales tower was one of my favourites of the bunch but, unfortunately, when I revisited the little fella on Saturday, I found it smashed to bits. It didn’t even last 72 hours. I’m not sure that’s what NSCAD meant by “interact with.”

I want to believe it was an accident. I want to believe the wind, or a dog, broke it. But it was a small, very breakable-looking sculpture with a big yellow “DO NOT TOUCH” sign in front of it and no one was around 24/7 to stop one from smashing it. It looked very punt-able and some people are, unfortunately, assholes.

Luckily, the student’s final grade isn’t determined by whether or not their art survives the worst impulses of their fellow community members. Maybe this whole thing is performance art in some way.

You can still see (and respectfully interact with) the other projects at Point Pleasant until May 25 and you can check out our video featuring the exhibit over on our Instagram and TikTok pages.

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