Thursday, April 19, 2018


MABOU: Nova Scotia’s diverse music scene will be on display this summer at Strathspey Place. Strathspey Place Performing Arts Centre is set to host its first CURRENTS Multicultural Festival on Thursday evenings from July 12 to August 23. “The idea is...
GERMANY: A traditional music duo with Antigonish roots is receiving national recognition for their most recent album. Cassie and Maggie MacDonald have received a JUNO nomination for Traditional Roots Album of the Year for their recording, The Willow Collection. “This is...
By: Marjorie Simmins JANVRIN’S ISLAND: High atop a hillside on Janvrin’s Island, in the archipelago that surrounds Isle Madame, is a place of artistry and magic. Welcome to White Turtle Pottery, a business created by Gina Cloud, on a 23-acre property...
ST. PETER’S: Students from across Cape Breton are encouraged to enter an essay contest that will help them deepen their understanding of local heritage while, just maybe, winning them upwards of $100. “I’m on the board for the Cape Breton...
SYDNEY: Although the list of performers for the 2018 Celtic Colours International Festival has yet to be finalized, organizers have released the lineup of venues for the week and Port Hawkesbury is back on the schedule to host the...
SYDNEY: With his latest book — Dignity, Democracy, Development: A Citizen’s Reader— Dr. Tom Urbaniak takes his university classroom into the community and to the Cape Breton public. Urbaniak offers 61 challenging, readable, inspiring short essays. His practical insights invite...
By: Marjorie Simmins TORONTO: Sometimes people have to travel far from their place of origin, to know what they’ve been given. For award-winning journalist and author Linden MacIntrye, who has lived most of his adult in Ontario, Cape Breton Island remains...
HALIFAX: Some familiar names are among this year’s East Coast Music Award (ECMA) nominees. Last week, the East Coast Music Award Association released the list of nominees for its 30th anniversary year. Winners will be announced at the 2018 ECMA...
ST. PETER’S: A summer music event that has taken place in Richmond County since 2012 will not happen this year. Kitchen Rackets, the volunteer group that hosts the St. Peter’s Music Camp on the Canal, has announced it will not...
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