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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Locals represented at Nova Scotia Music Week

Pictou County will be represented at the Nova Scotia Music Awards in Truro. Gabrielle Papillon, who has family in the area, has four nominations. Others include: Wayne Nicholson for Blues Recording of the Year,  Alert The Medic and The Stanfields for Rock Recording of the Year, The Stanfields for Group Recording of the Year and...

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“I’m happy with the event overall”

If the audience is happy, the New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee board of directors is happy. That’s according to chair Michelle MacLean, who had plenty of positive things to say on Sunday night about this year’s music festival. “I get excited about the fact that we’re able to bring these artists to Pictou County and have...

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Jubilee offers free-to-see daytime events

NEW GLASGOW — Music fans of all ages will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy music throughout the Jubilee weekend, August 3-5, at the free-to-see events, the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle, and late night stages. Daytime events on Saturday, Aug. 4 begin with the Carlton Munroe Songwriters Circle at Trinity United Church, 1-3 p.m., featuring...

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Jubilee announces full lineup

NEW GLASGOW  – The River will be rocking a little harder, thanks to the addition of some fantastic regional talent. The August 3, 4 and 5 weekend is headlined by Matthew Good, July Talk and Jimmy Rankin. Friday, August 3 will kick the weekend off with Pictou County’s own The Kitchen Criminals and StoneHouse, followed...

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Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, KINLEY, Ria Mae, and Joel Plaskett lead 2018 East Coast Music Award nominations

As they prepare to celebrate their milestone 30th anniversary, the East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees. Rose Cousins leads the pack with eight nominations, while Jenn Grant follows with six. Ria Mae, KINLEY, and Joel Plaskett each garner four. The 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees...

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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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JUBILEE: Reeny Smith blurs the lines of her influences

Even so early into her career, there’s a lot that’s been said about Reeny Smith. At 23, even before releasing music and setting her career in motion, she’s had the uncanny ability to seemingly win any music award she’s been near and comes into Jubilee just having wrapped a one-year Artist in Residence program at...

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