Natalie MacMaster named to Order of Nova Scotia

A frequent performer in Pictou County has been nominated to receive the Order of Nova Scotia. Inverness County native Natalie MacMaster is among the six Nova Scotians who will have their contributions honoured. Lieutenant-Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc, Chancellor of the Order of Nova Scotia, made the announcement on Monday. “On behalf of the Queen and...

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Neptune stage will light up with Christmas classic

Neptune Theatre will stage its holiday-classic adaptation of Dickens’ a Christmas Carol, written and directed by artistic director Jeremy Webb and featuring Rhys Bevan-John as Ebenezer Scrooge. Dickens’ a Christmas Carol is a special presentation and not part of Neptune’s subscription season. It will run Nov. 24 to Dec. 27 in Fountain Hall; this is...

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LGBTQ+ Rights activist feted at book launch

NEW GLASGOW — Gerard Veldhoven says he feels fortunate to have been able to share his life experiences in print. The local activist officially launched his recently published book called A Passion for Equality: My Personal Journey, last Friday at Glasgow Square during an event hosted by the New Glasgow UNESCO Inclusive Communities Committee. George...

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David Myles coming to Glasgow Square

The worldwide health pandemic may have halted plans for the 25th annual Riverfront Jubilee this year, but the committee remains dedicated to bringing live music to local residents. The Riverfront Jubilee will present David Myles in concert at Glasgow Square Theatre on October 24. Tickets will be $45 and available at ticketpro.ca starting at 8...

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Pictou Lodge hosting Jimmy Rankin for two nights

You just can’t stop the music! The Song Dog, Jimmy Rankin, is coming to town to do two small shows. The Riverfront Jubilee is bringing the multi-award winning singer/songwriter to Pictou Lodge on September 4 and 5. “We are thrilled to be able to bring Jimmy Rankin out for a show in our community, especially since...

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Radio play coming to life at Festival Antigonish

Festival Antigonish is working on a new digital project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – An original radio play titled “Hector the Spectre steals the show”. Currently under production, and preparing to air in September is the original new radio play “Hector the Spectre steals the show”. The play will air as a six-part...

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Celtic, county and a little bit of rock ‘n roll

Staff of the deCoste Performing Arts Centre are getting ready to open up this week with three shows hosted by Doris Mason in “Under the Big Top” on their deck, and they’re also looking forward to getting back inside the theatre and showcasing a little bit of everything this summer. “We really have a great...

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That’s a novel idea

Dorothy MacIntosh is an inspiration. The spunky 86-year-old (soon to be 87), who has already written several books – what she calls “stories for the family” – has just had her first novel published. The novel is called The Old Violin, published by Friesen Press. It is quite a departure for the Lyons Brook resident...

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New puppet collective brings a drive-in theatre experience to the Ohio Valley

The North Barn Theatre Collective is bringing a new puppet show to Antigonish County. Experienced much like a drive-in cinema, Late Night Radio is a socially distant, live theatre performance where audiences tune in their car radios to an FM broadcast as a spectacle emerges in the landscape before them. Performed in the rural community...

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Innovation helps ‘Circle’ continue, virtually

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Guthro can use another adjective to describe his extensive career: innovator. Proving that every situation has a silver lining, Guthro found a new way to deliver his incredibly popular Songwriters Circles to fans everywhere amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: virtually. Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, The Circle Continues, will be delivered in a...

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