‘100 Women’ help Viola’s Place

PICTOU — Viola’s Place just got a financial boost from 100 Women Who Care. The society that operates an overnight shelter at a former church in New Glasgow received the most votes from local 100 Women Who Care members on August 8 during the group’s third meeting of the year at the deCoste Performing Arts...

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Glitter, glamour — and a whole lot of fun

Back by popular demand … Pictou County just can’t get enough of Jake and Shaun and their highly successful Big Gay Affair. The duo — and an entire entourage of equally talented performers — will be presenting their eighth Big Gay Affair variety show — and their first ever Thursday night show — Aug. 15,...

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PIGS flying through Pictou on their latest tour

It will be a rocking night to remember for local Pink Floyd fans as PIGS, a touring tribute band, hit the stage with the whole nine yards of production, living up to the Pink Floyd name. The show is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. During a recent interview Josh Szczepanowski,...

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Don Messer Tribute featuring Heather Cameron & Friends at deCoste

During the late 50s until 1969, it was unlikely that few households didn’t tune in at least once each week to listen to Don Messer’s Jubilee, a musical variety show produced at CBHT in Halifax that was broadcast nationally and was the start of many a musical career including those of Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot...

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Freedom defended at No. 2 Battalion Memorial tribute

PICTOU — A retired educator who grew up in New Glasgow returned to Pictou County to stress freedom’s elusiveness during the Black Battalion Memorial Tribute. Margaret States shared her thoughts during the service on Saturday at the 26th commemoration ceremony for members of the No. 2 Battalion Construction Engineers that takes place each year at...

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A Summer Ceilidh with Pictou County’s finest

The deCoste’s Festival of Summer Sounds performances wouldn’t be complete without hosting a ceilidh featuring some of Pictou County’s best and busiest performers. A familiar and popular musical host, Spyder MacDonald shares his talents through entertaining stories and songs as he spins the rich history of the area through numerous shanty songs and all-round good...

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deCoste Festival of Summer Sounds features Shannon Quinn

No stranger to the deCoste Performing Arts Stage, Halifax native Shannon Quinn will return this summer on July 11. Quinn has often been a side kick performing with other artists, including her father Tony Quinn, Bill and/or Joel Plaskett as well as touring internationally for three years with the Paul McKenna Band, an award-winning Scottish...

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deCoste bringing back memories of the Beatles

‘Beatlemania Revisited’, a new Canadian-based international touring show, recreates the look, sound and excitement of the Fab Four’s live performances. This unique musical and theatrical event features a combination of talented European and North American cast members in the roles of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Leading the cast is Ian Garcia who has performed...

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Meet the Creeps

Left, Sophie Heighton as Tarantula, Kyle McDowell as Sinbad and Myla Briand as Nana prepare to for Meet the Creeps, a Pictou Academy play at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre this weekend. Shows will take place Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. with tickets available at the deCoste website or at the box office....

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Scott Jones, director to attend showing of “Love, Scott” at deCoste

It’s been more than five years since that fateful October night when Scott Jones, who had been out with friends having fun in New Glasgow, was taken by surprise and attacked from behind. His throat was slit and he was stabbed in the back. The stab severed nerves in his spinal cord which left him...

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