(December 19, 2014 Halifax, NS) Singer/songwriters who are residents of Nova Scotia are invited to submit their work for a chance to win $10,000. Presented by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage in partnership with Music Nova Scotia, the contest pays tribute to Viola Desmond and her contributions toward the civil rights movement in Canada. The contest will also create a heightened sense of awareness around Nova Scotia’s Heritage Day holiday. The inaugural holiday honours Viola Desmond on February 16, 2015.
Once upon a time a band set out to make a Christmas song. Not about snow or sleigh rides or mistletoe or miracles, but lost youth and ruined dreams. A song in which Christmas is as much the problem as it is the solution. A kind of anti-Christmas song that ended up being, for a generation, the Christmas song.