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Mark Robins

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Mark has been writing about the arts for almost twenty years. He has written professionally for both Xtra, and an international trade magazine. No stranger to the stage, Mark has been both an actor and director. He even won an acting award once. In addition to writing and editing for Halifax Presents he is also contributing editor at Vancouver Presents. He is a past member of the jury for the Critics Choice Innovation Award for The Jessies, Vancouver's professional theatre awards. Mark and his partner David are recent transplants from the West Coast and now call Halifax home.

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20 years under a Red Sky: Live Art Dance presents the return of contemporary Indigenous dance company to Halifax

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With COVID-19 making the endless 24-hour news cycles at the moment, an uplifting story of love, friendship with six fearless women at its core...

2020 Juno host and multiple nominee Alessia Cara is among the first acts announced for this year’s Halifax Jazz Fest

The 2020 TD Halifax Jazz Festival may still be a few months away, but organizers are busy putting together its line-up for the 34th...

Payadora Tango Ensemble steps in as Ophelia Rises is cancelled

With the cancellation of the Cecilia Concerts presentation of Nadina Mackie Jackson's Ophelia Rises this weekend due to medical reasons, Payadora Tango Ensemble is...

Two Halifax musicals dominate nominations for this year’s professional theatre awards

Halifax theatre companies are well represented as Theatre Nova Scotia announced the nominees for the 2020 Robert Merritt Awards, the province's annual celebration of...

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