Private Spaces art show opening in Truro

Truro, NS. Saturday, Apr 4, 2020  –  Visual Voice Fine Art gallery Visual Voice Fine Art will reopen for 2020 with Private Spaces, a show of new artworks by Rosemary Clarke Young and Kit Clarke. “We hope the virus doesn’t curtain people’s enjoyment of this great exhibit, this is the culmination of a year of...

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FAST weighing options for upcoming season

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre announced its 2020 summer season in January; now it is considering its options in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. A public decision regarding the season is expected to be announced by the end of April. Questions that are being considered include all available options for form, scale, content, and delivery...

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Local musicians recognized for lifetime of dedication to craft

It has been 50 years since local musician John ‘Spyder’ Macdonald joined the Atlantic Federation of Musicians, an accomplishment that was marked along with his friend and fellow musician Gregg ‘Phisch’ Fancy at a recent awards ceremony in Halifax. The two have been dedicated to their craft and continue to play shows all over the...

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The Kitchen Criminals ready to drop first album

It will be a night for dancing, laughs, good music and more for The Kitchen Criminals on March 7 as they celebrate their first CD release party at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. The launch party will be an all-ages show with tickets selling for $20 and kids getting in free. After four years of...

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Wasn’t that a party? Touring Irish Rovers back by popular demand

When the Irish Rovers take the stage of the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon the audience may be asking, Wasn’t that a party? The Advocate caught up with the Rovers’ George Millar for a Q&A in advance of their Pictou stop. Q: This is your last world tour, what are some of the...

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FAST announces summer lineup

ANTIGONISH – Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre has unveiled its 2020 season lineup with the theme “An Unexpected Twist”. This will be the 33rd season for the company that has been producing and presenting professional theatre in Antigonish since 1987, and has become a cultural and tourism anchor for the region. The season’s theme speaks to...

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New view of life

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but what happens when you can’t see? You make up for sight in many other ways. Chris Knowles and the Visually Impaired Art Group that meets once a week in New Glasgow set out to create masterpieces without ever seeing it themselves. Knowles started losing his...

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Clint Black coming to Rath Eastlink Community Centre

Country music legend Clint Black is coming to the Rath Eastlink Community Centre. The Truro facility is gaining popularity as a multipurpose venue that can host premier sporting events such as the upcoming IIHF Womens World’s Hockey Championships, as well as be a host for world class musical acts. Black will be in concert on...

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Businesses benefit from Winter Blast

PICTOU — Local businesses have derived a benefit from the deCoste Performing Arts Centre’s decision to offer shows throughout the winter. Dining establishments are among those businesses that have received a boost from the deCoste’s Winter Blast performances and the assortment of winter bookings they offer. The Winter Blast is sponsored by Advocate Media Inc....

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Comedian Mullinger returning to Glasgow Square for fourth time

NEW GLASGOW — James Mullinger is returning to share the Glasgow Square Theatre stage with Travis Lindsay and Dan Hendricken, completing the Maritime’s Best Comedy Trio. While Mullinger takes his comedic job very seriously, he is looking forward to returning to the county with his The Best of the Maritimes Comedy Tour. Originally from England,...

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