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Speak–Easy Toastmasters

Speak–Easy Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday of the month from 6:00–8:15 pm a [ ... ]

Remote Patient Monitoring

Health PEI recently expanded the Remote Patient Monitoring program capacity to 45 patients thanks to [ ... ]

The Short & Long of It: A Summer Improv-aganza

Fireside Chatter

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Performed by
Sarah Brown, Jill Chandler, Patti Larsen, Kirstin Lund, Doris MacPhee, Nancy McLure, Caron Prins and Monica Rafuse (full disclosure: this reviewer’s sister — hey, it’s a small island); plus the godmother of PEI improv, Laurie Murphy, was a spur-of-the-moment special guest on June 8, a nifty surprise treat. 

The Story
What story? It’s
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Faithful and Fresh

Review by Sean McQuaid

In the beginning, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber created the 1970 rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar. Strong album sales said: "Let there be a 1971 Broadway musical version." It was fruitful and multiplied, producing many revivals and adaptations both staged and filmed; and in its 47th year, director Adam Brazier remounted
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Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser
Hypnotizing

Review by Chris McGarry

Looking for something to do this summer?
Get hypnotized.

Performed by
Matt MacPhee

Written and directed by
Matt MacPhee

Supported by
Curtis MacNevin (tech)

The Show
Charlottetown–based hypnotist Matt MacPhee had a small though enthusiastic audience intrigued and dying of laughter with his zany, fun–filled act. The family–friendly display of professional hypnotism
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Music lover

Music lover
Profile: Debbie Atkinson

by Jane Ledwell

Debbie Atkinson volunteered for the first East Coast Music Awards that came to Charlottetown, in 1996, out of love of music and challenges. Debbie says: “I caught on with traditional music, and I didn’t know I would. I didn’t think I would love fiddles.” Debbie has now been part of bringing live traditional music and storytelling to every corner of Prince
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A gift of Island poetry: Steve McOrmond

Cats and Dogs

Rain, rain, rain on the roof
like a noise machine – you’ve been listening
but you can’t hear the loop.
You aren’t alone. The past holds itself aloof
like a cat, absolutely certain
it’s the most captivating and misunderstood
creature in the room. Present
company included. The future is the twin
that couldn’t be more different.
Anxious as a dog leashed to a lamppost,
it knows its master, who’s
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Third generation

Third generation
The Vriends family of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Chris Vriends is the face of John’s Greenhouses in Summerside.

“John” was Chris’s grandfather. John and his wife Jocena immigrated from Holland. They picked strawberries, farmed and finally bought an existing Summerside garden centre in 1959. There were three large greenhouses then. Now there are thirty-two buildings on
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Shady grove

Shady grove
The Nature of PEI

by Gary Schneider

There is something very special about a tree that can grow to be 450 years old. The original Acadian forest on Prince Edward Island would have had lots of trees that old, including eastern hemlock, white pine, sugar maple and yellow birch.

At this time of year, I often find myself taking a walk through one of the hemlock groves that are either at Macphail Woods
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Russell Louder

Russell Louder
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Art has always taken first place in Russell Louder’s life, whether it be singing, visual art, photography, performance, or theatre. “But I always kind of denied music,” said Louder.

Louder is a transgender musician and performance artist based in Charlottetown, PEI. During their youth, Louder held a rebellious attitude towards music because of the academic and
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Some Upcoming Events

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

Blaze

January 29–February 3
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, substance abuse
Dir: Ethan Hawke, US, 129 m [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]