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January 2018

Advocate Media Inc presents Winter Blast Festival

January 29 - March 24
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

January 29 - Canada 150: Susan Aglukark February 6 - Hotel California February 10 - Shane Howard (AUS) February 15 - Classical: VC2 Cello Duo March 3 - Black Umfulosi March 8/9 - Pictou Academy Presents: A Haphazardly Ever After March 10 - Canada 150: William Prince & Digging Roots March 13 - Rave On: The Buddy Holly Story March 17 - The Northern Pikes in Concert March 18 - Classical: Ladom Ensemble March 20 - Canada 150: H'Sao African…

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March 2018

Phantom of the Opera: The Ballet

March 24 @ 6:00 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

We are thrilled to announce our 3rd annual fundraising spring gala—Phantom of the Opera: The Ballet Reception at 6pm | Show starts at 7:30pm Tickets: $50 | $35 for 16 and under Includes pre-show reception with complimentary appetizers  

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April 2018

On the Twentieth Century

April 12 - April 14
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

All aboard for nonstop laughs “On the Twentieth Century”, a luxury train travelling from Chicago to New York in the 1920’s. Luck, love and mischief collide when bankrupt theater producer Oscar Jaffee embarks on a madcap mission to convince glamorous Hollywood star Lily Garland into playing the lead in his new show. A Tony winning Broadway musical comedy presented by the Rotary Club of Pictou. Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music by Cy Coleman. Based on…

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Beatles vs Stones

April 15 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

A thrill-ride of a show! Don’t miss the story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era. The show begins with the Beatles in their famous black suits performing the songs that changed the world in so many ways. They are followed by the Rolling Stones, also in their early 60’s “look”, and featuring Mr. Brian Jones on his famous teardrop guitar. As the show (and historical timeline) progresses, you will witness the Beatles…

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A Celtic Spring Fling

April 21 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Celebrating Celtic music, story, song with award winning performers! If you enjoy pipes, fiddles, bodrhan join us for a night with Glasgow’s Paul McKenna band. Joining the lads are Cassie and Maggie MacDonald, the pride of Antigonish Nova Scotia. Tickets: $35

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Rawlins Cross

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Rawlins Cross, one of Canada’s most accomplished and beloved Celtic rock bands, have rekindled the magic with their recent release, Rock Steady. Rock Steady is the ninth studio project for Rawlins Cross and one of the most personal, with six original tracks being written by the band. Tickets: $40

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May 2018

The Sanctified Brothers

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

The Santified Brothers are a booming Men’s soul gospel group from North Preston, Nova Scotia. The Sanctified Brothers, formerly known as The Deep River Boys, have quickly established themselves as one of the best groups in Canada. Many have performed and been members of award-winning groups such as The Gospel Heirs and The Hallelujah Praise Choir. Spend a Sunday afternoon immersed in the talent and amazing spirit of this soulful band. Tickets: $25 | Members: $22

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Annie Lou

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

With humour, grace, and warmth, Annie Lou takes the stage and invites you in to a colourful world of original and traditional music. Here you can laugh, cry, dance, reflect and connect with ballads, tunes, and songs that are rooted in melodic traditions and delivered with an inspired energy and spark. The Annie Lou touring ensemble is a tight vocal and instrumental unit that offers superb musicianship and an infectious delight in their craft. Tickets: $25 | Members: $22

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Matt Minglewood

May 19 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Matt Minglewood is one of the true veterans of East Coast Music and a Cape Breton Music Icon. With over 40 years of writing, recording and touring his fans are hardcore and can be found clear across Canada. Matt has amassed gold records, lifetime achievement awards, too many music awards to list or count and the odd hockey trophy (he’s actually pretty darn good). Matt has been a regular in Pictou over the years and never disappoints. The music is…

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Jay White is America’s Diamond – A Neil Diamond Tribute

May 24 @ 7:30 pm
deCoste Performing Arts Centre

For over 25 years Jay White has continued to stretch his singing and acting talents, while reflecting the stage persona of one of the world’s best loved musical icons. Validation came from Hollywood Director, Ron Howard, who in 2008 cast Jay to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award nominated film “Frost/Nixon”. In 2011 Jay was also cast as the lead in a new musical drama film entitled “Beautiful Noise” and in 2002, began his 8 years as a Las…

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