Eating Your Way Through the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia

Let Your Taste Buds Lead the Way
When outsiders think of Nova Scotia travel, it’s likely Halifax and the lighthouse coast that first come to mind. But just over an hour’s drive from the airport lies the Annapolis Valley, offering pastoral scenery with trees that burst into glowing color in the fall, and a surprising wealth of culinary adventuring you can enjoy on any budget.

Read more at: https://travel-wise.com/things-to-do-in-annapolis-valley-nova-scotia/

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The Beauty of Baroque at Toronto’s Opera Atelier

30 years of dressing performance.

Against all odds, Toronto’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg have made a career out of works from the baroque era. With their Opera Atelier, a period opera and ballet company, the founding co-artistic directors and couple are a case study in living your art. Pynkoski, who directs the productions, and Lajeunesse Zingg, who choreographs as well as dancing with a full corps de ballet, have been on a journey three decades in the making. This fall, their company’s production of Mozart Don Giovanni runs from October 31 to November 9 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Read more at: https://nuvomagazine.com/daily-edit/the-beauty-of-baroque-at-torontos-opera-atelier

Take It From An Online Teacher: E-Learning Sets Ontario Kids Up To Fail

It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution to education, and it’s particularly ill suited for high-school kids.

In early June 2019, PricewaterhouseCoopers reportedly sent unsolicited emails to Ontario guidance counsellors offering gift cards in exchange for information on student behaviour, ostensibly conducting market research into the “online education market in Ontario.”

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/ontario-online-learning-problems_ca_5d1ce62be4b04c48140df8c0

REPORT | Study Shows Classical Music Streaming Soaring In Popularity

Did you know that classical music is the fourth most popular genre among music consumers? Or that it numbers more fans worldwide than R&B or hip hop?

Despite the gloomy predictions of classical music’s death that have become ubiquitous over the last few years, a recent study commissioned by Idagio, the classical music streaming service based in Berlin, has found the future to be far from dreary for the beloved genre.

Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2019/06/24/report-new-research-shows-classical-music-streaming-soaring-in-popularity/

REPORT | Why We Like Certain Music: The Brain And Musical Preference

Most classical music lovers can rattle off at least a few different reasons why they love the genre that spans many centuries of Western music. They might list objective reasons like its musical sophistication as compared with the usual pop radio fare, or the studies that talk about relaxation and/or mental stimulation associated with listening to classical music. They may talk more subjectively about the emotions it evokes.

Read more at: https://www.ludwig-van.com/toronto/2019/05/31/report-why-we-like-certain-music-the-brain-and-musical-preference/