Make a date with self-love and confidence

A new calendar filled with photos of local women is trying to encourage self-love and body confidence. Chelsea Sutherland, who owns Chelsea Laine Salon and Colour Bar in New Glasgow, asked people to showcase parts of themselves that have triggered insecurity, but they’re now embracing. “It’s about what I’m ready to celebrate about myself, so...

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Friends of the Northumberland Strait benefiting from CD featuring Atlantic Canadian artists

Dave Gunning says he “can’t wait to hear the whole thing.” He is referring to a CD in which one of his songs are featured — as are songs by other ‘who’s whos’ of the Atlantic Canadian music scene — all of whom have donated a track. The project is a fundraiser for Friends of...

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Mission: Accomplished

It was pure old-fashioned Pictou County generosity that enabled the Pictou County Christmas Fund committee to reach its goal. A couple of last-minute pledges just seconds before the telethon ended on Sunday meant that $80,325 was pledged, slightly more than the group’s $80,000 goal. Monique Sobey, PCCF chair, was elated with the result. “We very...

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Theatre Antigonish celebrating the holidays with all things local

ANTIGONISH – Theatre Antigonish continues its holiday tradition of staged radio plays with an original piece called Christmas in “Antigonowhere”, on stage at the Bauer Theatre on December 7 and 8. The play, written by Laura Teasdale and Justin Gregg, is a hilarious and heartwarming story about a group of tourists who are stranded in...

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Broadway and Beyond to help Kirk mark 200th anniversary

NEW GLASGOW — The Funtastiks and Friends will present “Broadway and Beyond” on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. From Dartmouth, the Funtastiks are Eleanor Hall and Jennifer Eames — divas who share a passion for having fun while making music and entertaining. They both love Broadway tunes. They are joined...

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Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon Sunday

The Pictou County Christmas Fund telethon will once again dominate Sunday events in Pictou County. The annual event, held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou, runs 1-7 p.m. and local residents are encouraged to drop into the deCoste to see and hear the talented local artists live. And make a pledge while you’re...

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Bringing it home

The party is coming to New Glasgow with the latest show featuring The Stanfields coming up fast on November 23. The show for their latest single release will be the band’s last gig in 2019 and precedes an album release that is being planned for January 2020. “We’re wrapping it up on the ol’ stomping...

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Rawlins Cross marking 30 years at the Grand Slam

It will be a rockin’ kitchen party and a great big celebration on 30 years of playing Celtic Rock for the band Rawlins Cross, who will be playing at the Pinty’s Grand Slam curling event. With six people in the band, there’s been a lot to draw on over the years with so many different...

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Wnukowski set to wow local crowds

HALIFAX – Hot off of his sold-out Carnegie Hall debut, Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski is hailed as “rapturous and glowing” (International Record Review) and “a pianist to watch” (New York Classical Review). With his extensive touring experience throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Wnukowski’s virtuosity translates easily from large venues to intimate, community...

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Classical Series beginning at deCoste with “Shake, Rattle ‘n Bow”

Programming can be a challenge for an entertainment venue when it comes to providing variety, as there is often pressure to bring in performers believed to be profitable. Those operating the deCoste Performing Arts Centre have a different philosophy: it’s not about always making a profit, it’s about having a balance, supporting your community and...

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