Phoenix Choir makes people ‘so very happy’

The only thing better than rocking out on a Saturday night is rocking out with a full choir and a big band ensemble. That’s exactly what happened when the Phoenix Community Choir teamed up with the Tuesday Night Band for a concert, appropriately titled “Rocking Out.” The two ensembles bopped, jived and rocked away two halves, covering everything from Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing” to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.” [...]

Winter patio tests the ice in Halifax

With another Atlantic winter keeping Haligonians cowering at home, some people are pushing to get outside and pull up a seat to the bar. Fire & Ice — a fully-winterized outdoor bar — opened Dec. 5 at The Bicycle Thief restaurant. The Bishop’s Landing establishment is hoping to get people alfresco with their luxurious furs, fiery torches and warm cocktails. [...]