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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Sax quartet as part of deCoste’s Classical Series

A high-energy modular ensemble, Proteus Quartet collaborates with contemporary artists on new works exploring the capabilities of the saxophone quartet and its various instrumental combinations. Proteus progresses from a foundation based on the exploration of traditional works, transcriptions and new music, to build a unique personal catalogue stimulated by projects, relationships and encounters with composers,...

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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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Exploratory society pondering Academy’s future

PICTOU — A group called Pictou Exploratory has set its sights on a new resource centre. The Pictou Exploratory Society attracted about 30 people to its initial gathering for a presentation at Pictou Academy’s auxiliary gym last week. It included options for the possible use of the school that include lifelong learning, entrepreneurship and business...

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Enter to Win ticket pages for the deCoste Centre Winter Blast Festival

Contest closed: Enter to Win: 1 of 3 Ticket Packages for the Winter Blast Festival at the deCoste Centre

Thank you to everyone who entered! This contest is now closed. Visit the deCoste Performing Arts website for upcoming shows and information. Fill out the form below for your chance to win one of three ticket packages for the deCoste Performing Arts Winter Blast Festival, of which Advocate Media Inc. is a proud sponsor. Prize […]

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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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Hear the story behind the song …

When Bruce Guthro comes to town it’s almost like he’s coming home. Although he was born and raised in Cape Breton and has been calling Halifax home for the past two decades, Guthro holds a special place in the hearts of Pictou County residents. If for no other reason than his song Ivey’s Wall, which...

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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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