Bouncing with fun

Bouncing on to the Pictou County scene, the Highland Bounce is looking to shake up the wintertime routine and provide a bit of fun and exercise to those looking for something to do. Part musical entertainment, part bar, part bouncy castles, reball, bubble soccer and what should be a whole lot of fun, the first...

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A show for the ages

Pictou County’s own Eleganza Extravaganza is making its way back on stage with more sass, more laughs and more musical prowess than ever before with the third year of Jake and Shaun’s Big Gay Affair in Pictou County and Beyond. What started humbly has now made its way on tour across the province and further...

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Musical Buddies Trio have a three-night stint at the deCoste

Mid-August is looking to remain very hot, if not with the weather, then at least with the trio of Musical Buddies that the deCoste has lined up for the nights of August 14, 15 and 16 as part of their annual Festival of Summer Sounds acts. The first of the three musicians is Cape Breton’s...

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Curtain falls on 30-year career

Darlene MacDonald helped to raise the curtain on worldwide entertainment for Pictou County. She is a virtual walking encyclopedia when it comes to who’s entertained at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. And she should be. She spent 30 years as its general manager. Recently retired, MacDonald has been witness to a lot of changes over...

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Glen Haven Manor to host 48th Annual Garden Party during Festival of the Tartans

NEW GLASGOW –  The music has been booked, the fountain freshly painted, flower baskets hung and a menu of sandwiches, sweets and lemonade is planned as preparations for the 48th annual Glen Haven Manor Festival of the Tartans Garden Party are now in full swing. The special event, which is for the Glen Haven residents...

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Songwriters Circle at deCoste to feature Bruce Guthro, friends

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS STORY IS BeING RE-POSTED FROM AN EARLIER VERSION DUE TO AN IN INCORRECT DATE.) PICTOU – Bruce Guthro has been hosting iconic and talented musicians at his songwriter circles for a dozen years, even hosting a nationally televised CBC series. On Tuesday, July 3 he will invite audience members into the intimate...

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The Navigators in Pictou Saturday night

From the rocky shores of Newfoundland The Navigators are energetic, unpredictable and unforgettable. Formed in 2000, The Navigators are two baritone lead singers Arthur O’Brien and Fred Jorgensen, complementing and contrasting each other in ways that create fluid dynamic performances of originals and traditional material also sharing acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, tin whistles and...

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The King of Rock meets the Queens of Country

Back by popular demand, International World Champion Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings are returning to the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on June 9t with an amazing new show that Elvis Presley and country music fans are going to love. Elvis Rock and Country features not only Elvis’ iconic rock songs, from Blue Suede Shoes to...

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The show must go on!

As the saying says, ‘the show must go on’ and at Pictou Academy, they are sticking to it. Despite the possible impending teachers strike, the school’s annual musical production will go on. Haphazardly Ever After is the musical of choice this year, hitting all the notes of family-friendly, interesting and funny that the cast was...

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Halifax Convention Centre to host welcome weekend

Local residents curious to know more about the new Halifax Convention Centre can have their curiosity satisfied this weekend. The Halifax Convention Centre will host a welcome weekend open to the public January 12-14, providing an opportunity to tour the new facility. “We know our state-of-the-art facility will make Nova Scotians proud,” said Carrie Cussons,...

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