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New Location for Centre for Performing ARTS

The Centre for Performing ARTS in Montague recently completed negotiations to purchase a new facility located at 239 Valleyfield Road (formerly Holland College). A new theatre will feature both performing and cinematic arts. A community radio station is part of future plans for the Centre. It will also be home to the new Regions East Arts Culture Heritage facility (REACH).

An art gallery at the
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Broken Hearted Beat

Broken Hearted Beat
Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold

Tim Chaisson, multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter, has been working as a musician since a young age and has recorded three critically-acclaimed studio albums. Now a little older, Tim says that with his newest release, Broken Hearted Beat, his music is evolving to where he wants it to be.

This evolution has captured the attention of Canadian icon Gordie
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Campcraft

Campcraft
Racoon Bandit

Charlottetown folk-rock foursome Racoon Bandit have released their debut album Campcraft.

“This album speaks of comings and goings, regret and adventure and the sometimes dirty sometimes golden road that takes us from heart to heart, ” says a spokesman from the band. The 7-song album also sets out to capture a sense of Racoon Bandit’s live show with driving alt-pop tracks like “Hold
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Civic Virtues

Civic Virtues
Milks and Rectangles

Milks & Rectangles have released their debut EP Civic Virtues.

Over the past four years the group, consisting of Christian Ledwell, Mike Carver, Justin Uyterlinde and Brandon Williams, has developed their interest in guitar dialectics and locomotive rhythms into the six indie pop songs that make up their current release.

Civic Virtues was produced and engineered by Daniel
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Territory

Territory
Two Hours Traffic

Two Hours Traffic has released a new recording entitled Territory (Bumstead). It’s the follow up to the Charlottetown band’s Polaris Prize nominated album Little Jabs.

Produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop songs. Territory, however, also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the
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thank you, goodnight

thank you, goodnight
Haunted Hearts

A relatively new Island band, Haunted Hearts, have released their debut CD Thank you, goodnight.

Blue Gillis (bass, vocals), Dan Currie (guitar, mandolin, lap steel, bocals), Dennis Ellsworth (vocals, guitars), Johnny Ross (piano, organ) make up Haunted Hearts. They play original pieces. Songs on this recording are written by Dennis Ellsworth except “GST Cheques” which was written
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Together

Together
Matt Gill

Together is a newly released seven song EP presenting the original work of Island singer-songwriter Matt Gill.

Matt teamed up with producers Marvin Birt and Adam Gill for this album, with Marvin lending his guitar playing and Adam his drumming to selected songs. Also heard are Chris Corrigan (guitar), Rich Belding (bass), and Leonard McEwan (mandolin). The album boasts an easy-going
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Always on Stage

Always on Stage
City Stages presents 12th year of music in downtown Charlottetown 

For the twelfth year City Stages will present 100 hours of weekly music programming in downtown Charlottetown. City Stages, now a division of Always on Stage, is a summer music program with a mission to further the level at which young Canadian artists perform through the provision of education and employment in music. City
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Close To The Coast

Close To The Coast

The ninth annual Close To The Coast music showcase will take place at Babas in Charlottetown. A record number of local bands have been scheduled for the event this year.

Bands showcasing this year include Smothered In Hugs, The Danks, Boxer The Horse, Shotgun Jimmie, Grass Mountain Hobos, The Baketones from Halifax, In Flight Safety, North Lakes, Fugato, Laura Merrimen, Death Avenger, Pat Deighan
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Gather by the River

Concert for Bonshaw Hall hosted by Scott Parsons

Island singer-songwriter Scott Parsons will host this year’s Gather by the River concert series, part of an ongoing community fund-raising effort in support of the renovation of the Bonshaw Hall (former Bonshaw United Church). This year there will be four bi-weekly concerts, on Sunday afternoons.

Scott Parsons, of Charlottetown, says he has a
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