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Matt Marr workshop

Matt Marr, a Los Angeles based dancer, teacher, actor and performer, will headline the 8th annual Ho [ ... ]

Community School needs you

Charlottetown Rural Community School is looking for volunteers to come out and teach a course and al [ ... ]

Hagen, Sarah

Hagen, Sarah
Music for listeners

Profile: by Jane Ledwell

Not many Islanders commute to Toronto and west, but when touring classical pianist Sarah Hagen is home at Argyle Shore on Prince Edward Island, she is inevitably home from somewhere. On the day of this interview, it is from a tour, mostly of care homes, in Manitoba, with a quick detour to Sioux Lookout (“it’s only five hours from Winnipeg,” she
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Samuelson, JoDee

Samuelson, JoDee

Life in the cove
Profile: by Jane Ledwell

“Would you like a column about living in the country?” JoDee Samuelson asked The Buzz in 2010. Since her first “Cove Journal” column in October 2010, the award-winning maker of animated films has captured the movement of rural PEI in monthly stills. This month, the collected articles and accompanying illustrations will be published as a book by Island
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Gallant, Christian

Gallant, Christian

Acadian showman
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at this year’s closing show of the Acadian Festival, creating a lot of work for the show’s artistic director, Christian Gallant, charged with keeping tabs on them all. As a contract event organizer, stage manager, proposal writer, communications and marketing expert, and social media voice, you could say
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Triple threat

Triple threat
Profile: Emma Fugate

by Jane Ledwell

Emma Fugate has three different business cards: “One for my accounting business, one for my role as president of Film PEI, and one as a partner in Onset Communications, a (film industry equipment) start-up.” 

Side roles as an organizer of Playing with Choir or treasurer of West Kent Home and school, the Charlottetown Film Society, and Women in Film and
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Carruthers, Sandy

Carruthers, Sandy

Drawing the line
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching graphic design at Holland College, Sandy Carruthers keeps nine-to-five hours in his studio, drawing comics and illustrations, “to keep up the habit,” he says. At the end of a full school year away from school, he laughs, “I’m still processing, but I’m excited—as long as I can keep self-motivated.”
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Ansems, Brielle

Ansems, Brielle

Going pro
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico this summer, she wants audiences to see into “the performances we put on for each other every day.” She reflects, “Others don’t always see our selves in ways we see ourselves... Unfortunately, our opinions of ourselves are often lower.”

As
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Atkinson, Debbie

Atkinson, Debbie

Music lover
Profile 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 Edward
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Herweyer, Elena

Herweyer, Elena

Fine design
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Design, like culture, surrounds us in the tiniest and most seemingly insignificant details of our lives, a visual and functional language we all speak. Consider professional fine artist Elena Herweyer a skilled visual linguist. “We can’t express everything verbally,” Elena says, and, to her, “every language is complementary.”

In her journey from the Ukraine,
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Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

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Georgetown The Kings Playhouse is partnering with community members of Georgetown to pu [ ... ]

Christmas Day on Planet Earth

New single with Lennie Gallant and Black Umfolosi December 14
Trinity United Church Island singer-s [ ... ]

LIGHT

A Solstice Celebration with Becca Griffin and Rebecca Parent December 14 & 15
Watermark Theatre& [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

9th UPEI Chancellor

Honourable Catherine Callbeck installed The Honourable Catherine Callbeck has been installed as the [ ... ]

18th Music PEI Week and Awards

Credit Unions of PEI returns as sponsor for events in January Music PEI has announced the return of [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: J. J. Steinfeld

Curated by Deirdre Kessler There Are Questions I Would Like to Ask How can you imagine gunfire and [ ... ]