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Don Messer Tribute featuring Heather Cameron & Friends at deCoste

During the late 50s until 1969, it was unlikely that few households didn’t tune in at least once each week to listen to Don Messer’s Jubilee, a musical variety show produced at CBHT in Halifax that was broadcast nationally and was the start of many a musical career including those of Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot...

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Peer-to-peer car-sharing app expands into Nova Scotia due to demand

HALIFAX – Continuing on their mission to put Canada’s 23 million cars to better use and offer a new earnings stream for Nova Scotian car owners, peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace Turo launched in the province today. Revolutionizing the economics of car ownership and travel, Turo is a pioneer of the sharing economy with a community of...

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Storytellers and their songs hosted by Guthro at deCoste

It’s no secret that East Coast musicians are known for their famous storytelling songs of all genres. It is this story and inspiration that makes events like Bruce Guthro’s Songwriters Circle so magical for the audience. During a normal show on stage, Guthro might share a little bit about his songs but what he likes...

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Slowcoaster to rock The Highlander on Saturday

East Coast reggae rockers and festival mainstays Slowcoaster are shaking up the music industry with a return to form, while ditching traditional mediums. “Track 1” is Slowcoaster’s eighth album and their first since the 2014 release of “The Girls Downtown.” Where most bands get excited about releasing on vinyl and cassettes, Slowcoaster are taking the...

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JUBILEE: Doyle gearing up for a kitchen party on stage

The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee will be the biggest kitchen party you’ve ever seen when Alan Doyle takes the stage this year. The artist is excited to get to play in the Maritimes once again and is looking forward to having a good time and a bit of a singalong with the attendees of the...

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More chances to rock the river

NEW GLASGOW – This year the Riverfront Jubilee is offering even more chances to rock the river, off of the main stage. “We’re so proud to offer incredible talent on and off our Jubilee Main Stage,” said 2017 Jubilee Chair Michelle MacLean. “It’s important to us that we offer something for all ages to celebrate...

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Pugwash Farmers’ Market the place to go for healthy living information this summer

Did you ever want to know more about beekeeping or natural products to avoid bug bites and ticks? Do you need tips on keeping limber for all the gardening you are planning this summer? Are you curious about vermicomposting or foraging for wild edible plants? This summer the Pugwash Farmers’ Market will be abuzz with...

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Final lineup for Jubilee 2017 announced

NEW GLASGOW –  The Jubilee is ready to rock the river for 2017, and has just announced its full line-up. Friday night’s lineup has filled out with the addition of Haywire headlining the night. Haywire formed three decades ago in Charlottetown, PEI. They are an award-winning band that has sold more than half a million...

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Big show of support

You reap what you sow. If the proverb is true, Carlton Munroe has certainly sowed a lot of good with a lot of people. And for 12 hours on Saturday, his rewards were reaped again and again and again. The Big Bash for Carlton, a marathon fundraiser to help the local music industry professional who...

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Summer Sounds wraps for another season

PICTOU—The Festival of Summer Sounds at the deCoste Centre in Pictou wraps up this week with an international flair. Direct from Australia, Hat Fits and Cara will be on stage today and Thursday, joined by Doris Mason and Kim Wempe. Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia. He has...

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