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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Steinhart on international stage – again

Steinhart Distillery just keeps on winning. The small Nova Scotian distillery led by founder Thomas Steinhart has once again found podium on the international stage. Thriving in international competition is nothing new for the Arisaig-based business. Despite its short five-year history, Steinhart Distillery has medaled in competitions spanning the globe from Germany, to Great Britain...

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Gunning, Cormier, Wintersleep get ECMA nods

There will be a Pictou County connection to the East Coast Music Awards this year. Wintersleep has been nominated for seven ECMAs, followed by Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier. The lsit was unveiled this morning in St. John’s, NL. Here are the categories and nominees: Album of the Year Neon Dreams – Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams (Producer:...

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Rollin’ to the arts

The Bay City Rollers are helping to break down barriers and bring arts to everyone in Pictou County. The famed 70s teenaged heartthrob Scottish rock band, featuring original singer Les McKeown, are set to perform at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on March 5 for the centre’s annual gala. Proceeds from the gala go to...

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Play inspired by Viola Desmond makes its world debut at Neptune

The world premiere of Controlled Damage, written by Canadian playwright Andrea Scott, in association with Toronto’s b current performing arts, runs Feb.4-23 at Neptune Theatre. The play explores the life of Viola Desmond and how her act of bravery started a ripple effect throughout society. The play shines a light on how her actions impacted different cultural...

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