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PEI Genealogical Society meeting

The next meeting of the PEI Genealogical Society will be held November 17, 2–4 pm, at Beaconsfield [ ... ]

Seniors Active Living Centre

Events continue at the Seniors Active Living Centre, Bell Aliant Centre, UPEI, Charlottetown: Novem [ ... ]

Williams
, Perry

Williams
, Perry

Multi-media Music Man
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Perry Williams is an honest-to-gosh dynamo: teacher, musician, computer video production artist and recording technician. I had a few thousand words with the balding, bespectacled viscount of versatility over coffee, and skimmed a cup of highlights for your literary refreshment: no cream, no sugar-just the facts.

A Beach Point native, Perry got his
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Whelan
, Paul

Whelan
, Paul

Chairman of the Boards
Profile by Sean McQuaid

If you think Paul Whelan looks familiar, you're probably right. The silver-maned actor has been teaching school on the Island for decades, and he's in a class by himself as a respected fixture of the Island theatrical community.

A Charlottetown native, Whelan went to university, taught school in New Brunswick, returned to the Island and got married.
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Gray
, 
Frances

Gray
, 
Frances

Key Player
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Pianist and professor Frances Gray has literally been a key player in the University of Prince Edward Island music department since its beginning-she joined the staff in time for UPEI's official inception in 1969. This, she jokes, makes her "something of an antique."

Gray's antique pedigree dates back to Quebec, her birthplace. Born into a musical family, Gray
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Bruck
, Julie

Bruck
, Julie

Non-toxic Poetry
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Julie Bruck oughtta be in pictures-and in a sense, she is. The Montreal-based poet has become well-known for writing what she describes as "visual poems [with] a lot of concrete imagery, specific detail." Enthusiastic reaction to those visuals has sent her first book, The Woman Downstairs, into a third printing.

Despite this success, Bruck confesses that
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MacDonald
, 
Copthorne

MacDonald
, 
Copthorne

Wisdom for Sale
Profile by Sean McQuaid

I'm hesitantly groping for the word that describes Copthorne MacDonald's occupational repertoire and professional background when he volunteers it: "weird." The soft-spoken, silver-haired gentleman looks and sounds suited to his role as a laid-back freelance writer and budding motivational guru; however, his checkered resumé sports everything from nursing to
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Carrington
, Emily

Cross-country Colours
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Rocketed from the doomed planet Karrington as an infant, Emi-Lee was found and raised by a kindly rural couple who instilled in her a deep and abiding respect for truth, justice and livestock. Armed with her unearthly aesthetic prowess, she brushed into legend as…Super Painter!

Okay, so maybe that's not exactly how it happened. Thing is, I was supposed
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Nicholson
, 
Martha

Nicholson
, 
Martha

All She Wants to Do is Dance
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Martha Nicholson is a woman who can think on her feet. She opened her Island Dance Academy a scant two years ago in 1993, and now boasts a thriving student body-including, believe it or not, a boys' class. "It's really taken off," Nicholson says.

Nicholson teaches pupils as young as four years old, and her program goes as far as age eighteen. At
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Steinfeld
, J.J.

Steinfeld
, J.J.

Interview with the Writer
Profile by Sean McQuaid

J.J. Steinfeld's world-weary eyes and gently friendly voice offset his occasional fidget or stammer as I scribble his words into my notepad. He remains skeptical of this interview business-like a jungle headhunter wary of a camera trapping his soul.

Steinfeld, of course, has nothing to be nervous about. He is one of Prince Edward Island's most
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Some Upcoming Events

Wonderland

Cirque Musica Holiday November 15
Eastlink Centre Eastlink Centre has announced the all-new concert [ ... ]

The Boarding House

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

Come Home to Us

Christmas programming at the Celtic Performing Arts Centre Select dates
Celtic Performing Arts Centr [ ... ]

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  [ ... ]