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Engage with PEI’s LGBTQ2+

Engage with members of PEI’s LGBTQ2+ community, at a special general meeting on November 21 at Mur [ ... ]

Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Shephard
, Dave

Shephard
, Dave

Bangin’ the Gong

Profile by Jane Ledwell

“The first time I played Anne was the Japan tour in ’91,” remembers Dave Shephard. To be frank, he doesn’t look the Anne part. His hair is neither red nor braided, and his beard doesn’t immediately strike a viewer as one of Anne’s more trademarkable features. When Dave says he “plays Anne,” he means that his summer job is as the percussionist for the
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Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Whitaker
, 
Judith Bayliss

Reaching Out
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I met with Judy Whitaker during her first week in her new job as executive director of the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, the telephone rang. She begged my leave to answer it then, moments later, returned to our conversation and picked up where she had left off, with renewed energy and only slightly shifted inflection.

Lately, life has offered
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Stanley
, 
Malcolm

Stanley
, 
Malcolm

All the Comforts of Home
Profile by Jane Ledwell

When I visited potter Malcolm Stanley in the wood-warm living room of his Dixon Road home, he served tea in mugs of his own making. Like much of his work, the mugs were substantial, functional, and surprisingly delicate to the eye and to the touch. The interview felt like an old-fashioned visit, and it's the warmth and ease of a visit that Malcolm
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Sherman
, 
Joseph

Sherman
, 
Joseph

Man of the Word
Profile by Jane Ledwel

Joseph Sherman's newest book, American Standard and Other Poems, ends with a lie. The short biographical note that closes the collection says, "Joseph Sherman is a man of few words." Joe is not, in fact, known for reticence. Friends know him for amiable, occasionally cantankerous chatter marked by off-beat humour. And over many years, he put thousands of
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Hennessey
, Michael

Hennessey
, Michael

Forever Writing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Despite retirement and a relaxed demeanour, Michael Hennessey is hard at work. Off and on this past year, he has been revising the manuscript of a novel, his first attempt at a longer narrative after a writing career built on plays and short stories. As much as he loves the challenge of making revisions, the work is intense. "I can really work a lather up,"
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Sylvester, John

Sylvester, John

Seeing What Develops
Profile by Jane Ledwell

John Sylvester is, he admits, "a bit of a perfectionist." While most of us were attempting to stay out of the snow this past long winter, John was taking advantage of a fresh, deeply snowbound perspective on the PEI landscape he has been seeing and photographing for the past eighteen years.

For one image for his new book, Island Light (being published
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Binkley, Dawn

Binkley, Dawn

Unseen Hand
Profile by Jane Ledwell

You won't often see a photograph of professional stage manager Dawn Binkley. And when she's doing her job well-which she always does-you will see very little of her at all during the plays, concerts, and events where she works behind the scenes, making sure everything happens on cue, maintaining the "rhythm" that she says every show has and the "flow" that
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MacKeeman
, Karl

MacKeeman
, Karl

Inclusive Arts

Profile by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Karl MacKeeman believes that "everyone is potentially at some level an artist or a craftsman." With his inclusive sense of art, he has set up workshops and mentoring opportunities in painting and printmaking that have welcomed artists at every level of development. He has also had a leading role in a life drawing group that has included over 60
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Some Upcoming Events

The Boarding House

The Murray Players November 23–25
Murray River Community Hall The Murray Players will perform the [ ... ]

Light Up the Dark

Confederation Centre holiday show December 14
Homburg Theatre Confederation Centre carries a long t [ ... ]

Together Again

Kenny and Dolly Tribute Concert at the Confederation Centre November 29
Homburg Theatre  On No [ ... ]

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
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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  [ ... ]