Rum Ragged — back by popular demand

One group was so well received by a local audience, it is coming back. Rum Ragged will be back on stage at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre on Aug. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion...

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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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Musical Buddies Trio have a three-night stint at the deCoste

Mid-August is looking to remain very hot, if not with the weather, then at least with the trio of Musical Buddies that the deCoste has lined up for the nights of August 14, 15 and 16 as part of their annual Festival of Summer Sounds acts. The first of the three musicians is Cape Breton’s...

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Pictou: Our Town, Our Story to grace deCoste stage again this summer

During Canada’s 150th celebration in 2017, the deCoste Performing Arts Centre created and staged the original musical theatre production of Pictou: Our Town, Our Story. They are pleased to bring back the popular stage show again this year, refreshed with script updates and several new songs, for four performances, as part of the Festival of...

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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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