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Gunning, Cormier, Wintersleep get ECMA nods

There will be a Pictou County connection to the East Coast Music Awards this year. Wintersleep has been nominated for seven ECMAs, followed by Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier. The lsit was unveiled this morning in St. John’s, NL. Here are the categories and nominees: Album of the Year Neon Dreams – Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams (Producer:...

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Curtain falls on 30-year career

Darlene MacDonald helped to raise the curtain on worldwide entertainment for Pictou County. She is a virtual walking encyclopedia when it comes to who’s entertained at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. And she should be. She spent 30 years as its general manager. Recently retired, MacDonald has been witness to a lot of changes over...

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Artist makes broad strokes

It’s a far cry from the crayons and colouring books of her youth, but today Nancy MacDonald’s colouring has broader appeal. MacDonald, originally from Trenton, is the marketing director at MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc. in Lunenburg and she is responsible for getting the word out about all of the publisher’s products, including Colour Nova Scotia,...

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MacMaster returns for special show at deCoste

PICTOU – Natalie MacMaster has become synonymous with fiddling music in the Maritimes. The young prodigy was performing on the deCoste Centre stage in her teens, touring throughout North America and continues to perform 100 shows per year throughout the US and Canada. That may not seem like a lot but add to that six...

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