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Where Did the Big Concerts Go? – Concerts in HRM Part 4

So, what is our goal?  Bring huge acts as tourism draws to Halifax and put us on the map?  Two thoughts: First – let us reflect on the words of my friend, Ben Pearlman.  He is King’s College educated, former Halifax Pop Explosion Talent Director and now promoter working at Collective Concerts in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest independent concert promotion companies.

Web Geek

Website Update

I have been having a lot of fun learning the ins and outs of WordPress 3.0.  This new theme on Halifax Politics dot ca is amazing, most of what I love about it works automatically with WP 3.0 support. I have also discovered a one stop shop for commenting and comment authentication called DISQUS.  Very very cool, threaded comments, spam filter, and tracks twitter and other traffic. Because of how amazing DISQUS is, and how – read more –

Of Interest
Nova Scotia Politics
Halifax
Halifax

Concert Socialism, Not For the Faint of Heart! – Concerts in HRM Part 3

I spent last weekend in Moncton, Halifax’ so called arch rival.  I was up there for New Brunswick Music Week.  I took my kids, did a panel and a ran a workshop, went to Crystal Palace, ate at the Crowne Plaza.  We had a lovely time. A dominant meme in Halifax is that Moncton is outpacing Halifax economically, culturally, and most importantly, in the rare commodity of “can do spirit”. The usual suspects in the – read more –

Gas Prices, NB vs NS, October 10, 2010
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But, what if it rains? Concerts in HRM Part 2

This is not the first time your faithful scribe has written about concerts in opposite land. Now our special east coast brand of concert socialism has bent both the market and audience expectations like a five dimensional pretzel. That’s right, like Star Trek, things are so bent out of shape we need an extra dimension to even map out how we got here.

Halifax

On Stadiums, Summer Concerts, and Business Columns – Concerts in HRM Part 1

Look closely at that picture over there. Rolling Stones, right? Halifax, or Moncton show? Neither. That my loyal readers is a picture of the Rolling Stones at Frank Clair Field in Landsdowne Park in Ottawa. The concert took place in a stadium. Let’s talk about stadiums. In the Chronicle Herald yesterday (Wednesday Oct 5) the columnist for (corrected, I thought he was editor) the business section, Roger Taylor, wrote a column that included the sentiment – read more –