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ANTIGONISH: After the sold-out success of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre continues its repertory season with Kingfisher Days, by Susan Coyne on the Main Stage. Directed by Mary Vingoe, and featuring Francine Deschepper, Jennifer Roberts, and...
ST. PETER’S: It’s that time of the year again. Swim the Canal 2017 is set for the St. Peter’s Canal on August 6. This is the fourth year for this event, which continues to grow and draw in more people. Organizer...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Rugged, raspy, and roaring with charisma, Halifax’s Ben Caplan is to folklore what smoke is to bourbon; perfectly coupled. Caplan’s songwriting is as bold in range as it is in ferocity. Fuelled by a quality of melodrama and...
CAPE BRETON: The 21st Celtic Colours International Festival is scheduled for October 6-14 and, after months of waiting for the lineup and schedule announcements, tickets are finally on sale. More than 65 communities all over Cape Breton Island will host...
PORT HOOD: Taking care of photographic needs is name of the game at Compass Art Works. “Being a photographer for 35 years, I know how to get the colours right,” said Rob Martin, the owner and operator of the recently...
ST. PETER’S: It may be a common way of life for local people but three days of lobster fishing tours was a huge hit recently among tourists in St. Peter’s. Scott Touesnard and George Mombourquette volunteered to become fisherman-turned-tour guides...
ANTIGONISH: Excitement is rampant at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre as the company opened its 30th anniversary season last Thursday with new artistic director Andrea Boyd and an all-star cast including Gemini award winner Hugh Thompson who stars in all...
PORT HAWKESBURY: Hillsburn is an indie folk band from Halifax. The band which includes members Paul Aarntzen, Clare MacDonald, Rosanna Burill, Clayton Burill and Jackson Fairfax-Perry, had a big year in 2016, releasing their debut full-length album, In The Battle...
MABOU: On Tuesday of last week, the twenty-second season of Mabou’s Tuesday Ceilidhs began with a tribute to pianist who’s no stranger to performing at local events and, occasionally, with legendary musicians. “We wish to recognize your unwavering humility and...
HALIFAX: The Home of Rock ‘N Roll maintains our local guys are the best of the best. “It helps us to hop a couple of hurdles in one giant leap,” said Andre Pettipas, front man of Andre Pettipas and The...
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