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FLOTILLA

FLOTILLA/FLOTTILLE is a new gathering focusing on nomadic and temporary elements of contemporary art [ ... ]

Veg PEI community vegan potluck

If you are a vegan or vegan-curious, join fellow Islanders at Veg PEI’s monthly community potluck  [ ... ]

Arsenault, Raymond

Arsenault, Raymond

Best Medicine
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’” says Raymond Arsenault earnestly, writer and director of plays and dinner theatre productions in the Island’s francophone Evangeline region.

“I like to consider myself a doctor of laughter,” he says. The doctor is keeping office hours this summer in Abram-Village, where he has written a new show
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Quarles, Don

Quarles, Don

The experience
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lobster Festival when invited to an Atlantic Presenters’ Association showcase at St. Mary’s Church in Indian River. He recalls driving from Summerside on a sunny Island day and across the field, seeing a beautiful church steeple rising into the blue sky. He remembers reaching his destination and
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Dowling, Kinley

Dowling, Kinley

At the microphone
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Interviewing Kinley Dowling, you meet many musical personae in one. “’Kinley Dowling’ is more folk, and she is who plays with Hey Rosetta! or with Dennis Ellsworth,” she says. Kinley Dowling is the in-demand strings player. Then she cocks her head and frames her face with a sparkly grin. “’KINLEY’ is someone different.”

Kinley, who loves nothing more than
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Hamilton, Kathleen

Hamilton, Kathleen

Resistance fighter
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot of problems,” intimates Kathleen Hamilton. The playwright, actor, writing workshop leader, and author of Sex After Baby—Why There Is None says, “Right now, I’m deeply immersed in memoir—officially for the past five years. Unofficially for ten.

“Writing my own memoir, reading memoirs, and helping other women
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Rehder, Jon

Rehder, Jon

Servant of Song
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” musician, known on the scene for playing bass, guitar, piano, or singing as a sideman with all kinds of PEI musicians, and doing sound for live events – but a change is coming. After 45 years as a freelance player, “never knowing two months ahead how I will pay my bills,” Jon will soon be eligible for his
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Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Real Stories
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I want my work to be a love letter to the East Coast, the people who live here,” says filmmaker Jenna MacMillan. She’s hoping that she won’t have to write that letter from Toronto, where she works six months a year.

Increasingly accomplished and recognized as a documentary filmmaker, Jenna’s heart is also divided between telling true stories and fictional ones.
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Rejskind, Margot

Rejskind, Margot

Singing together 
Profile by Jane Ledwell

There’s lots to be said for waving your arms and having things happen,” says choral conductor Margot Rejskind. “It’s like magic.

“And,” she adds with a gleam in her eye, “the being in charge thing is fun.” The magic is “to take ten regular or mediocre voices and, relatively shortly, bring it into something extraordinary.”

With multiple degrees in
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Saulnier, Morgan

Saulnier, Morgan

Concerted efforts
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I’m not sure I considered anything else, ever,” Morgan Saulnier says when asked when she first considered a career as a musician. “There was never anything else, to be honest,” the pianist and principal flutist of the PEI Symphony responds earnestly.

Eight years ago, as she was completing graduate studies in music, she had to decide whether or not to
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Some Upcoming Events

Musical Mondays at Victoria Playhouse

Mondays in July & August
Victoria Playhouse Musical Mondays at the Victoria Playhouse begin July [ ... ]

Kitchen Table Series

Michael Pendergast hosts down home evenings in June June 26
The Guild  The Guild in Charlottet [ ... ]

Island Summer Review

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Harmony House Theatre In the supermarket, when Islanders bump into comedian Patrick Led [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

The experience

Profile: Don Quarles by Jane Ledwell Two years ago, Don Quarles was working with the Summerside Lo [ ... ]

Farewell

PEI Symphony Orchestra Review by Ivy Wigmore On April 23, the PEI Symphony Orchestra finished its  [ ... ]

Call to Artists: Concert Series & Reside...

Ebb & Flow: Connecting Canadians Along the Moving River When The Dunk’s owner Hal Mills  [ ... ]