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Creative arts and dance classes

Soul Play Studios is a new studio offering a wide range of classes for kids and adults in the Callbe [ ... ]

Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

From October 10–January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold [ ... ]

Nudie and Naked

Nudie and Naked

When Nudie and the Turks arrived in Ontario on their recent spring tour, the talent booker of Toronto’s uber hip Dakota nightclub informed them they’d have an opening act—The Scarborough Bluffs a.k.a. The Barenaked Ladies. They were trying out new material for their new record, their first since founder Stephen Page left the group. “They and their crew treated us really well … I guess since they
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Opera Geeks

Opera Geeks

In Her Own Write
by Ann Thurlow

I don’t know why it should be so remarkable that young people love opera. After all, opera’s stories are often their stories—like young Madame Butterfly who falls for the wrong guy or the heroes a La Bohème who just want to live for art and can’t pay the rent.

But I am impressed by the enthusiasm of the two self-confessed opera geeks—ages 21 and 23—who are sitting
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Ovation Wins Top Women’s Barbershop Quartet Honours

Ovation Wins Top Women’s Barbershop Quartet Honours

Ovation is currently the championship women’s barbershop quartet in the Atlantic Provinces having recently won the Harmony Inc. Regional Contest. Quartets from each of the Atlantic Provinces were represented at that contest. Ovation was the only quartet representing Prince Edward Island this year and is the first quartet from the Island ever to win the title. This a cappela group sing a variety
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Pleasures of Playing

Pleasures of Playing
The Wannabeez

Got You Covered
by Heather Roberts

If you want a band for your wedding or party that really cares if your having a good time, that will tailor their music to your taste, hire the Wannabeez. The Wannabeez are a cover trio with vocals by Richie Bulger and Brian Langille (currently a music teacher at Englewood School), held together by the drum beat of Carl Cormier.

In the past they
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Rolling On at Rollo Bay

Rolling On at Rollo Bay

Country Prose
by Charlie Hansen

This time every year the Bluegrass Festival season rolls around and this year is no different. The PEI Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival is happening at the Festival Grounds in Rollo Bay.

This year’s lineup of talent is second to none. The weekend headliners are Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice from Virginia, Summertown Road from Kentucky, and a young family
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That’s a Good Idea

That’s a Good Idea
Bob Jensen relates how the Pete Seeger tribute came to be

A chance conversation last summer between a PEI-based booking agent and Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl (Live Nation, Rolling Stones) eventually lead to what some are calling “the concert of the decade.”

JMI’s Bob Jensen met Cohl last July, and explains: “I went to Toronto to catch a couple of the Pete Seeger dates we had booked,
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The Five Voices of Quinta Vox

The Five Voices of Quinta Vox

Formed in February of 2009, Quinta Vox is made up of five UPEI music students, past and present. This self-directed ensemble began rehearsals in June to present a program of early choral music for their tour across Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The group is comprised of Jacques Arsenault, Andrea Ellis, Shannon Lawson, Danalee Lynch, and Michael van der Gaag.

Born in Wellington, baritone
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The Future of Music

The Other Notebook
by David Helwig

Most years Judy and I try to get to at least one evening of the local music festival. Judy is a schoolteacher, and I think we may have begun attending on occasions when some of her students were competing.

The festival is an event organized mostly for those with a close connection with the young people who are participating—family, friends, music teachers. Each
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Waterfront Concerts

Waterfront Concerts
Island performers join radio rockers on Festival stage

The 2009 Festival of Lights lineup features multiple Much Music Video Awards nominations. Leading the pack of nominations is Nickelback, a band that has headlined the Atlantic Superstore Festival of Lights stage on a number of occasions. Following close behind them with 4 nominations for Video of the Year, Director of the Year, MuchLoud Rock
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Deep Little Tale

Deep Little Tale
Glencoe Road

Island roots-rock group Glencoe Road have released their debut CD of original songs, Deep Little Tale.

Members of Glencoe Road are Michael Buell, Sonya Pauley, Trevor-Wade MacInnis, and Alex McCosham. Sonya and Michael have been playing, writing, co-writing, performing and singing together since 2006. In the winter of 2009 they hooked up with a young drummer named Alex McCosham and
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Some Upcoming Events

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Backstage Pass Series

The Small Glories and Lloyd Spiegal in October October 13 & 24
Harbourfront Theatre Harbou [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]