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Scotiabank AIDS Walk

Scotiabank AIDS Walk Charlottetown takes place September 10 at Victoria Park, Charlottetown. Join th [ ... ]

Amabilè seeks new members

Amabilè (Ah-mah-beel-ay) is a SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) choir of approximately 20 members.  [ ... ]

ACT's 20th: Members Survey

Compiled by Sean McQuaid

Past and present ACT members share their thoughts on the company’s 20th anniversary through a brief Buzz survey…

Bunty McCabe Albert (retired federal public servant)

1st ACT credit: HMS Pinafore (chorister, 1997)

Favourite ACT production: Unfair question. Probably The Mikado (2000) and Macbeth (2013), which I produced. But of those I was not involved with,
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ACT's 20th: Tributes

Compiled by Sean McQuaid

Thoughts on ACT’s 20th anniversary from assorted well-wishers in the PEI theatre community…

Harry Baglole (co-creator of The Old Stock and The Master’s Wife)

On ACT: I don't get out much -- except to the various meetings and events of the organizations with which I'm directly involved....

[ACT has] a most impressive list of productions -- but I recall having only
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ACT's 20th: History

Compiled by Sean McQuaid

Past and present ACT members share some insights on the company’s origins and evolution as they celebrate ACT’s 20th anniversary…

Gerry Gray (ACT founder)

During that first year Karen Swanson did a mammoth job. Not only was she in the committee that developed ACT’s Constitution and By-Laws (which was first published in November 1995), she personally contacted each
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spotlight: Back Alley Music

spotlight: Back Alley Music

Formerly known as Back Alley Discs this beloved little record shop was established by musician Chas Guay, and may well be the heart of the Island’s music community. Now owned by local legend Pat Deighan and wife Meghann, Back Alley Music is hub for local and touring musicians as well as Island music lovers. Back Alley Music has a great selection of old and new music in its various forms -from 8
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spotlight: Harmony House

spotlight: Harmony House

Once the Hunter River United Church, this 1846 building has been lovingly renovated into the performance theatre it is today by its visionary owners Melanie and Kris Taylor. With a background in public relations, Melanie took on the job of planning activities and programming, as well as promotions, while Kris an engineer by trade, a musician by choice- was responsible for coordination renovations,
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spotlight: Hunter’s Ale House

spotlight: Hunter’s Ale House

Opened in the summer of 2005 Hunter’s Ale House quickly became a local favourite for their fine pub fare and live music line-ups. Owner/operator Steve Barber is not only a businessman, but an avid music fan and promoter of the local scene, a fact which is evidenced by the revolving door of touring and emerging acts featured on stage. Many an Islander has swigged from Hunter’s seemingly bottomless
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spotlight: The Factory

spotlight: The Factory

In the former location of Piazza Joe’s, (and before that, The Tradewind Club) the Factory was conceived to fill a gap in the Charlottetown nightlife scene and caters to a more mature, country/classic rock crowd. Besides being the only country bar in town, the venue has become known as stage for big-name national artists, and has hosted shows including Wintersleep, Jenn Grant, and Kathleen Edwards.
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spotlight: The Guild

spotlight: The Guild

Twenty years ago what we now know as The Guild, was the Royal Bank Building. In 1994 the PEI Council of the Arts acquired the building with the intent of turning it into a center for arts and culture; The Arts Guild was created. In 2004 it was reincorporated into The Guild, a non-profit arts centre as we now know it. With comedy, theatre, music, visual art, film screenings and community forums
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spotlight: The Haviland Club

spotlight: The Haviland Club

Located in historic Lowden House, the Haviland Club was once the home of a wealthy shipbuilder’s widow. Built in 1869, this architectural gem sits on a prominent lot overlooking the Charlottetown Harbour. In 1932 it became the Army and Navy Club of Prince Edward Island. During the prohibition era as it was one of the few places where alcohol was available on the Island, and following WWII
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spotlight: The Old Triangle

spotlight: The Old Triangle

Opened in May 2009 by Paul and Jill Mansour, The Old Triangle is traditional Irish alehouse setting in the heart of downtown Charlottetown. The Pourhouse, located upstairs, offers a second level of entertainment ideal for special events and private bookings. Abiding by the motto: “Food for the Body, Drink for the Spirit, and Music for the Soul” The Old Triangle serves up tasty traditional dishes
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Some Upcoming Events

Warhol image on display

Until September 24
Confederation Centre Art Gallery Andy Warhol and Wayne Gretzky — while not natu [ ... ]

Summer in North Rustico

Select dates
North Rustico North Rustico comes alive with activities through the summer season. Eve [ ... ]

The Journey

September 1–2 & 7–9
City Cinema PG, mature theme, language may offend
Dir: Nick Hamm, UK, 95  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Grit and grace

Profile: Tara MacLean by Jane Ledwell Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festiva [ ... ]

Fiddler’s dream

Profile: Gary Chipman by Jane Ledwell "Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was  [ ... ]