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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‘A Different Perspective’ art show

TRURO – Visual Voice Fine Art is showcasing A Different Perspective a solo art exhibit with new artworks by Bob Hainstock. Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design 24 years ago, the artist has lived and maintained his studio on the southern edge of the province’s unique North Mountain, that 100 kilometre...

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Art At Night Hosting online event

As so many events have been cancelled lately art lovers and those isolating inside will have something to look forward to this weekend as Art At Night goes online for the first time ever to help continue to bring local art and performance to the community. A Facebook group has been created for the event...

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Artist aims to put smiles on faces

In these dark days of uncertainty, a local artist is making it her mission to share a bright ray of sunshine. And it’s going straight to the inboxes of all of her email contacts — all 400 of them. Jaye Ouellette lives in Arisaig with her husband and two dogs. Every week until the chaos...

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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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