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Livable Income

November 20 (International Children’s Day-UN) PEI Working Group for a Livable Income in partnershi [ ... ]

this town is small Critique Sessions

TTIS Critique Sessions for Artists returns on Thursday, November 29 from 7–10 pm at 171 Great Geor [ ... ]

Mackenzie
, John

Mackenzie
, John

Nothing Doing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Asked to comment on how his new book of poetry, Shaken by Physics, compares to his first book, Sledgehammer, John MacKenzie says, “If the books were motorcycles, Sledgehammer would be a Harley Davidson, and Shaken by Physics would be a Japanese street bike. . . .It’s faster, and not as obviously aggressive.” In conversation, as in his poetry, John reaches for
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Ross, 
Mike

Ross, 
Mike

Baptism by Fire
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Mike Ross underwent a “baptism by fire” this summer. “Pardon the pun,” he grimaces. The first professional experience in musical theatre for this experienced singer, songwriter, and musician, was playing the leading role of Cale Blackwell in the Charlottetown Festival production of Fire. The baptism was quite a shock for someone whose only previous acting
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van Omme, Shawna

van Omme, Shawna

Talented Miss Prissy
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Shawna van Omme will be late for class this September. Please excuse her. The second-year student of performing arts at Sheridan College will be missing the first ten days of class playing Prissy Andrews, a student at Avonlea School in the Charlottetown Festival mainstage production of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical. (At least one of her Sheridan
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Woodrow
, 
Diane

Woodrow
, 
Diane

For Love or Money
Profile by Jane Ledwell

In April, Duncan MacIntosh, the artistic director of the Confederation Centre, put in a call to Diane Woodrow. He asked one question: “Could the Charlottetown Festival ever afford to hire Diane Woodrow?”

Looking at her experience and credentials as a production stage manager, an artistic director of a smallish festival with a smallish budget on a smallish
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Wiley
, Nathan

Wiley
, Nathan

Secret Identity
Profile by Jane Ledwell

This season as Peter Parker conceals his secret identity as Spiderman, Island recording artist Nathan Wiley is revealing his own secret identity, in a debut album destined to "out" him as a major songwriting talent. Bottom Dollar has already led to wins in the CBC Big Break competition for Atlantic Canada and to the semi-finals of CBC's Great Canadian Music
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Morrow, Dianne

Morrow, Dianne

Close to Home

Profile by Jane Ledwell

Poet Dianne Hicks Morrow used to worry about her son Jacob's comment, "Your poems are too easy to understand, Mom." Today, she feels vindicated as she points to the back cover of her debut poetry collection, Long Reach Home, where Newfoundland writer Bernice Morgan has praised her poems as "deceptively simple." Dianne says, "I'm looking, at mid-life, at
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Rose
, 
Gretha

Rose
, 
Gretha

Open Doors
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Behind the doors of Cellar Door Productions in Charlottetown, nothing has gone into cold storage for the winter, and company president Gretha Rose shows no signs of hibernation. In the multibillion Canadian film and television industry, her production company (with a full-time staff of just five) now ranks among the top ten in revenues, financing $10 to $15
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Matthews
, 
Catherine

Matthews
, 
Catherine

Making Book
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Written communications have been "a constant theme, professionally and creatively," for Charlottetown poet Catherine Matthews. Her composed and compassionate poems are the most visible extension of her ongoing exploration of relationships, as she says, "of people and place, and language, and culture."

But her creativity is also expressed in the act of making
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UPEI Wind Symphony

November 15
Homburg Theatre The UPEI Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Karem J Simon, will p [ ... ]

Free Solo

November 16–20
City Cinema PG, language may offend, scary scenes
Dir: Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vas [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 15, 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

A gift of Island poetry: Chris Bailey

Curated by Deirdre Kessler Things My Buddy Said Oh, brother, growing up I’d get into trouble
like [ ... ]

A passion for cinema

Laurent Gariépy is screening the classics at City Cinema by Dave Stewart Anyone checking out City [ ... ]

Acadian showman

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