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Parks Canada is hiring

Parks Canada is offering students the opportunity to work in a hands-on environment on Prince Edward [ ... ]

Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

A Play in Progress

Shameless Hussies

Review by Sean McQuaid

Shameless Hussies isn't a play-not yet, anyway. It is, however, a play-in-progress, and January 14 saw a relatively early draft of the script presented at the Arts Guild in a staged reading, one of the latest in a series of Playwright's Cabaret presentations produced by TheatrePEI.

If I can slip into first person for a moment, I may as well be open about

A Respectable Crop

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

It's ECMA time again and the Island has produced it's share of nominees. I would like to touch on a couple of these nominees that represent country and bluegrass/gospel music.

First let's talk about Kim Albert. Kim has landed a nomination for country artist of the year. This is Kim's first nomination and we are keeping our fingers crossed for her. She has put


Dance umbrella showcases its best dancers with new choreography

by Treva McNally

 Out of more than 200 young students at dance umbrella, thirty of its best will be on the Main Stage of the Confederation Centre in February to present "Human...Nature." This twelve-year old dance school will be showcasing its young dancers in a program which also features guest artist, Judith Scherer, and

A Visit with Dice Mob

A look at the rap scene in Charlottetown

by Kelly McClean

It seems that every time you turn on MuchMusic, you see a rap artist doing his or her thing-driving a big car, wearing fancy jewellery, and surrounded with lots of dancing women. Up until recently this genre of music wasn't represented here on PEI but now seven young Charlottetown men are taking it on.

Dice Mob (Eric Broadbent, Tom Biggar,

From C Major to Sea Captain

A Cultural Life
by Joseph Sherman

Ashley MacIsaac might be bowing a different tune if he were a Midshipman aboard H.M.S. Surprise (frigate, 579 tons, 28 guns) under Jack Aubrey. A subversive sailor risked keelhauling 200 years ago. Jack and his physician/naturalist companion Stephen Maturin, while plying the Nelsonic seas between Minorca and Nova Scotia, and when becalmed or otherwise between naval

Poetry is Discovery

Poetry is Discovery
Profile: Brent MacLaine

by Lee Ellen Pottie

Reports of a new book of poetry being published never make the headlines of the six o'clock news, and hardly ever make a wave outside the small literary circle of poet aficionado/as. But I swear this time is different: Signal Poetry Editions of Vèhicule Press in Montrèal is publishing Wind and Root by Prince Edward Island poet, Brent MacLaine-his first

There's No Time like the Present

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

The new millennium has finally arrived and the world hasn't changed dramatically, contrary to the ominous predictions of many soothsayers, naysayers, and others prone to predict doom and gloom. We've all survived splendidly, and the world shall continue to revolve around the sun. I'm not one to gaze into crystal balls or read tea leaves-I only have one eye that works

Music Opens the Mind

by Andrea Ledwell

A recent article in the Globe and Mail discussed a study on the possible influence of music on the brain, specifically for problem-solving skills-yet another study showing the positive impact of music in our lives.

This particular five-year study with children showed that keyboard training in music (i.e. piano lessons) improved skills that require mental imagery. The results of

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Raised on TV #3

February 15 & 16
The Guild Now in its third season, Raised on Television (RoTV3) is taking a loo [ ... ]

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]