Business Unusual celebrates community resilience

Local businesses and organizations shone brightly last night as the Pictou County Chamber hosted a first-ever event – virtually. In a year like no other, the Chamber pivoted from its usual annual Business Awards event to host a unique community event. The Business Unusual Awards were aimed at celebrating community resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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deCoste among organizations to receive gov’t funding

The deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou is among the 89 arts and culture organizations impacted by COVID-19 to receive a provincial government grant. COVID-19 restrictions have prevented many arts and culture activities from taking place. To help organizations adapt and maintain their operations through this difficult time, the province is awarding $2.1 million in...

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Getting down to ‘Business Unusual’

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is set to showcase the resilience, determination and innovation of several local businesses, organizations and individuals in an evening celebrating success stories from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The streaming event, taking place Thursday evening, will be dedicated to frontline workers. Jack Kyte, executive director of the...

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Business Unusual: Chamber announces new approach to gala event

The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce is pivoting in the face of the worldwide health pandemic. With the support of several community-based organizations, the Chamber will present a special celebration called “Business Unusual” on January 28 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. “Our purpose is to celebrate and showcase the amazing things businesses,...

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Restaurant razed to make room for accessible parking lot for deCoste

The deCoste Performing Arts Centre and the Murray Family are working to make sure the ‘arts are truly for everyone’. Seeing opportunity to help with the deCoste’s bold new plans for redevelopment, the Murray Family negotiated the purchase of the former Chinese food restaurant on Water Street and donated the money to the Town of...

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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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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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