And all that jazz …

A musician with local roots continues to hit the high notes in her musical career, including a performance this week at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Beth McKenna, a graduate of North Nova Education Centre (2008) and now based in Montreal, has developed a career for herself in the arts, known as being one of...

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Music Festival results

Classes in the annual New Glasgow Music Festival wind down this week and will culminate in the Stars of the Festival Sunday afternoon at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou. Here are results from Band competitions: 3065 School Band Workshop Silver: New Glasgow Academy Concert Band, New Glasgow  3030 School Band Grade 6 &...

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Celebrate the season with The Woodhouse at the deCoste

Just like milk and cookies, reindeer and carrots, or rum and eggnog, nothing goes together quite like jazz and Christmas music. The Woodhouse – a Toronto-based jazz combo of Nova Scotians – will be bringing their brand of seasonal jazz to the deCoste Centre on December 20. The group’s debut album and tour are both...

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Fifty years later …

STELLARTON – A back-to-the-future sentiment comes easily while viewing a display at the Museum of Industry of products built at the former Clairtone electronics manufacturing plant in Stellarton. Stereo systems and TV sets – some grand and futuristic looking and some more modest – adorn the museum’s gallery which is set up with panels featuring...

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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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