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Royal Winnipeg Ballet auditions

Until January 25, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) School Professional Division will hold auditions a [ ... ]

Historic photo exhibit

The City of Charlottetown has partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create a hi [ ... ]

Webster
, Campbell

Webster
, Campbell

A Sequence of Events
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Campbell Webster promises "Two things about the ECMAs . . .", but when the Chair of ECMA 2001 promises to tell you "two things," expect five. One thing leads to another for this Charlottetown communicator, promoter, writer, producer, idea-pitcher, play-director, talent manager, and coffee hawker.

"If nothing else, the ECMAs have been responsible for
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Tupper
, Jon

Tupper
, Jon

New Day, New Dawn, New Director
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Jon Tupper, the recently appointed, soon-to-arrive director of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, must have heard rumours about how we Islanders welcome come-from-aways, because he's quick to establish his credentials as an Islander. "I lived there as a kid," he says, from Banff, where he currently runs the Walter Phillips
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McQuaid, Evelyn

McQuaid, Evelyn

The Excitement of Weaving
Profile by Jane Ledwell

This time of year, with the leaves turning and the days cool, Evelyn McQuaid has a disincentive to do the weaving she loves: the view across the fields to the water is upstairs, out the living room window of her Tea Hill home, while her looms and fibres are downstairs, in her windowless basement. On days like the sunny October day I interviewed
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Zaat, Con

Zaat, Con

Recycling: The Art of Not Retiring
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Con Zaat claims not to be retired. He admits to receiving a pension, but he says he sees himself as "recycled" rather than retired. This year, Con is quietly marking his 50th year as an active, career musician. In 1950, he began playing clarinet and keyboards with bands in the Netherlands. Nine years in Canadian Army Military Band followed
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Smith
, 
Erskine

Smith
, 
Erskine

A Most Amazing Thing
Profile by Jane Ledwell

If my interview with Erskine Smith were a film, it would open with a long, well-blocked tracking shot: all forward motion, deft obstacle-avoidance, and good lines shot off on escalators. High- energy as he is, he's probably easiest to follow when shot from above with a movie camera. Shots would mostly track him to Victoria, where he and his wife, Pat,
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Percival
, 
Debra James

Percival
, 
Debra James

Expanding Creative Horizons
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The week before Easter, I met Debra James Percival at her Charlottetown home. Upstairs, creativity was springing out of her living room in the form of her children's Easter tree-an explosion of beribboned branches, natural buds opening in the indoor warmth, hung with her pick of forty dozen eggs hollowed, dyed, and painted by her children from
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O'Connell
, 
Jackie

O'Connell
, 
Jackie

A Pinch of Purple in Every Rug
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The first thing Jackie O'Connell tells me about rug hooking is that it's not something you can do without making a mess. "The lint gets all over you," she says, brushing errant bits of wool from herself on instinct. There's not much lint in evidence in the tidy Charlottetown apartment where she cares for her mother. There's plenty of evidence
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Roe
, 
Nigel

Roe
, 
Nigel

Finding Out when He Gets There
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Visual artist Nigel Roe graces PEI's arts community thanks to accidents and inspirations. Once, he thought he wanted to be an oceanographer. A career in the arts hadn't occurred to him-but in his neighbourhood in Montreal, he was inspired by a professor from the Ecole des beaux arts-an artist, who had "a house painted with flowers, a sports
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Some Upcoming Events

Free Solo

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

Kelley’s Christmas

Kelley Mooney and friends in holiday season concert series November 21, 25 & December 13
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The Island Christmas Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines December 5–8
Harmony House Theatre Christmas gives us permis [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]