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DiverseCity 2019 calendar available

The PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada has produced a fundraising calendar for 2019 to support  [ ... ]

Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

Claus, Santa

Claus, Santa

It's No Miracle
Profile by P. Richards

You can wait until Christmas eve and hope that by some miracle you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus before he heads his reindeer off over the rooftops. Or you can stand in line with the kids at the mall. Perhaps you’ve already caught Santa’s wave during the Charlottetown Christmas Parade.

Some of us now realize that there is, in fact, more than
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Gaudreau
, Jacques & Diane

Gaudreau
, Jacques & Diane

Crafting a Life
Profile by Jane Ledwell

On Prince Edward Island, a successful career as a craftsperson requires the perfect marriage between skill and sales. Hence the success of the husband and wife woodworking/craft vending team of Jacques and Diane Gaudreau. Jacques has consistently developed his skill as a woodworker, while Diane has traded in her time in the workshop to hone her business
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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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The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, $7, or visit Eventbrite.ca for advance [ ... ]

Bluegrass at the Carriage House

February 3
Beaconsfield Carriage House Janet McGarry and Wildwood, a favourite PEI band, will be fea [ ... ]

Sequential thinking

Serial arrangements at Confederation Centre Art Gallery Until March 19 The tradition of artists wo [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]