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For Everyone to Hear

by Andrea Ledwell

Cheryl Landry has a lot to think about these days. As a graduating clarinet major in the UPEI music department she is preparing for her senior recital. This is a prestigious opportunity the department offers to its best students in their junior and senior years.

Cheryl is also getting prepared to continue studies in music and exploring the options available to her following
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Virtual Studios

Virtual Studios

by Dave Gould

Buying your first musical instrument is a big move. Deciding to go to university is also a big move. How about making the decision to leave a secure job in order to pursue a dream that you knew deep down could come true? That's the big move that Perry Williams made five years ago.

Perry was an Eastern School Board music/band and computer teacher for 10 years when he walked into the
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Great Garden of the Gulf opens

Great Garden of the Gulf opens

Site-seeing
by Treva McNally

Two weeks before The Garden of the Gulf Juried Exhibition opened, I went to the Confederation Centre to see the more than 150 pieces of art submitted for judging. My knowledge of art is limited, but I decided to pick out thirty pieces and compare them to the thirty selected by the judges. There was an incredible variety to choose from: woodworking, rug hooking,
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Bring Back the Trains

Bring Back the Trains

by Sue Gallant

Island author Allan Graham seeks PEI Railway Memorabilia Do you have any old photographs, stories, or memorabilia tucked away, in connection with the former Prince Edward Island railway? If so, Island author and railway enthusiast Allan Graham of Alberton, would love to hear from you. Graham is currently putting together a pictorial history to commemorate the 125th anniversary of
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Long Live the ECMAs

by Maureen McTague

Every year, for the past eleven, the East Coast Music Awards and Conference has united music-industry professionals and enthusiasts together to celebrate and promote artists and talent from Canada's East Coast. Talk about mixing business with pleasure, this year's event in Sydney, NS, was stellar, as usual, and artists from our quiet little Island created a rather loud buzz
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Happy Outside


Happy Outside

Profile: Bert Tersteeg

by Jane Ledwell

Music's not something you grow out of. That's the message that musician, composer, and music educator Bert Tersteeg occasionally brings to elementary schools when he performs as part of a duo. But if music is hard to grow out of, it's even harder to retire from. Though you'll no longer find Bert Tersteeg at the front of the classroom at the University, where
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Classical Pursuits

Classical Pursuits
Early 21st century music: Symphony concert features new Canadian works plus golden oldies

by Andrea Ledwell

The end of the 20th century marks the conclusion of an exciting, though sometimes volatile, time in the world of music. Music historians are scurrying from radio to newspaper interview discussing the significance of the century's musical output.

The 20th century for Canadian music was one of
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No Smoke without Fire

No Smoke without Fire
Nan Ferrier paints a mural to commemorate historic West Prince fires

by Sue Gallant

Step inside the home of well-known Island artist Nan Ferrier this month, and you'll be greeted by plumes of smoke and flames six feet high. Metaphorically speaking of course.

Ferrier is currently working on a series of panels depicting three major, historic, Island fires. The fires devastated the business section
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