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COPD screening

November is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Awareness Month and Islanders are encourage [ ... ]

Speak–Easy Toastmasters

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

Srong Showing

Three contemporary exhibitions make a good impression

by Pan Wendt

Photograph by David Askevold of the Prince Edward Island shoreline from the exhibition Littoral Documents at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is offering three very contemporary, and very strong exhibitions in its main galleries this summer, as well as an interesting selection of Centre
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Close for Comfort

A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Review by Carol Little

Set in 1963 as a WINC radio retrospect of ‘current’ recording artist Patsy Cline’s rise to success in the music business, documenting her modest beginnings as an outgoing, enthusiastic young singer to her tragic, unexpected death, Dean Regan’s A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline is a nostalgic review of the singer’s hit songs.

Charlottetown’s
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Controlled Craziness


Riot Act

Review by Patrick Ledwell

Like the word couplings “resident alien” and “family vacation,” the phrase “riot act” is an oxymoron. Even so, “Riot Act” is a fitting name for an ensemble performing as part of the Stanley Bridge Festival, running throughout the summer in the newly-rechristened Barn Theatre. Their music, with its roots firmly planted in traditional soil, strikes the peculiar
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Drifting Tradition


Hedgerow

Review by Jane Ledwell

As family farms have given way to factory farming, hedgerows on the Island have become more scarce. Not only has this taken away from the Island’s beauty, but loss of hedgerows has also led to loss of topsoil. In an evening of gentle songs and stories, the members of the performing group “Hedgerow” do their bit to prevent the drift and erosion of Island traditional
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Gracie Amazes


Amazing Gracie

Review by Kumari Campbell

Homefree Productions’ 2004 summer season opened July 10 to an almost full house and the Island’s trademark standing ovation. On the boards was Amazing Gracie, their musical revue about 20th century British singer and comedienne Gracie Fields.

Island audiences accustomed to the zany antics of Nancy Beck and Pamela Campbell were not disappointed by the
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Mature Content

Sketch-22

Review by Jane Ledwell

A sign at the ticket desk for “Sketch-22” warns of “mature content.” The sign refers to the show’s racy elements—comedy that relies on swearing, violence, sex, or drugs. But “mature” can be understood more than one way…

If you are not easily offended, “Sketch-22” is hilarious. I wore myself out laughing. I was just disappointed that “Sketch-22” alienated part of
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The Rocking Judge

Off Her Rocker

Review by Kumari Campbell

A new comedy by Nancy Beck premiered at the Georgetown Theatre. Off Her Rocker is about Prince Edward Island Supreme Court judge, Roberta Elvira Boyle (Bertie for short), who spends her spare time writing jingles. Beck plays the role of the eccentric judge.

By writing her jingles for local businesses, Bertie immediately scores points (and howls of laughter)
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Two Tales

The Two Allans

Review by Kumari Campbell

On an unseasonably cold July evening The Two Allans warmed up a packed house at the St Peter’s Courthouse Theatre in ‘The Bay’ in Eastern Kings. Veteran performers Allan Rankin and Alan Buchanan rocked the rafters in the beautifully renovated Quigly Hall, which used to be one of Kings County’s five courthouses during the late nineteenth century.

Buchanan,
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Some Upcoming Events

Trailside Café 2018

Select dates Trailside Café  Amanda Jackson Band
November 18 Amanda Jackson Band’s lates [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]