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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First Presbyterian Church providing Music for the Soul

NEW GLASGOW — First Presbyterian Church will be hosting Sean Dayton and his wife Aimee as they present their unique and inspirational blend of sacred, secular and contemporary music on Oct. 25. The Daytons will present a collection of songs about life, love, hope, faith and a reminder that, “Every good gift comes from Above.”...

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Ashley MacIsaac bringing his unique sound to deCoste stage

There’s no doubt that Cape Breton Island has turned out many very talented musicians. Most tend to favour Celtic music, with the fiddle being the instrument of choice. So, it’s no surprise that Ashley MacIsaac, who grew up in a musical family, took to the instrument at an early age. It has had a major...

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deCoste kicks off fall Dream Vacation Draw fundraising campaign

There are still several chances for the 2019 Dream Vacation Draw ticket holders to win one of the trips that are available through the deCoste Performing Art Centre’s annual fundraising campaign, but they’ve already kicked off the 2020 campaign. “We’re excited to be starting a little earlier this year,” says marketing manger, Jennifer MacLennan, who...

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There’s no shore like the North Shore

It’s easy to get swept up in the streaming craze with all the new shows coming out constantly on Netflix, Crave, Amazon Prime and more, but have you heard of Pictou County’s own streaming show? After much preparation and lots of hard work, Pictou County’s own talk-variety show debuted on Sept. 4 on www.youtube.com/northshorelivestream. The...

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