Comic genius

Artistic talent is thriving in Pictou County. As some have taken years to master their craft, the youngest participant at New Glasgow’s Art at Night this year has only had a few years to hone his skills; but they have certainly caught the attention of many. Cillian MacPherson, 9, was tucked in the Fly by...

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Bonnell making deCoste debut with The Once

Upbeat and soulful, Megan Bonnell is bringing her signature sound to the East Coast and for the first time, to Pictou County. Having been to the Maritimes previously, Bonnell is looking forward to branching out to a new part of Nova Scotia and taking in Pictou County as well as performing at the de Coste...

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The Once is ready to shake up the deCoste

Making their way to Pictou from Newfoundland, The Once are thrilled to be able to play the deCoste Performing Arts Centre stage and share some of their indie folk music with Pictou County. After just releasing their fourth studio album in May, the group toured a bit, took some time off and are back on...

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Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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Papillon among 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award winners

TRURO – Forty-nine Music Nova Scotia Awards in 48 categories were handed out this evening, at the Music Nova Scotia Awards Celebration at the Holiday Inn in Truro. Mo Kenney won two awards, including Solo Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the year. David Myles and Maxim Cormier also walked away with two...

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Writing on Fire workshop

Writing on Fire 2018 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be ablaze this year. Six amazing authors will work with teens in schools from New Glasgow to Pugwash on  October 25. On October 26, (the Provincial Inservice Day), the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will host the annual day of writing workshops for...

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Venerable church to feature Tyrus Wallace

As part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th Anniversary of King’s United Church in July of 2019,  well known Antigonish recording artist Tyrus Wallace will perform a concert at the church on Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m. “Wallace is blessed with a rich, baritone voice and a way with a song that...

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Rock… paper… furniture

She may be known as ‘The Rock Lady’ in Pictou County from her whimsical rock paintings of houses and all kinds of other things, but Debbie Nowlan is branching out to paper now it seems. Growing up, she took the regular art classes in school but never really got into painting until 1998 when she...

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Artist salutes cause for Heads Together

NEW GLASGOW — Sandy Guadagni was in her element, enjoying a view of the Royal Wedding on a wide screen. She and others attended a party on Saturday, wearing a wide assortment of women’s hats in keeping with the broad-brimmed ones seen on the screen during the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. However,...

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Hope and Survival:

STELLARTON — Hope and Survival: The Halifax Explosion Memorial Quilt is now on display at the Museum of Industry. The quilt has been created by award-winning Nova Scotia textile artist Laurie Swim to mark the centenary of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. It recalls those who died in the explosion, the survivors whose lives the disaster...

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