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Island A Cappella chorus

Island A Cappella, PEI’s only female chorus singing four part-harmony in the barbershop style, is  [ ... ]

Charlottetown Recruiting Volunteer Firef...

The City of Charlottetown’s Fire Department is launching its volunteer firefighter recruitment cam [ ... ]

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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Wagner
, 
Ron & Linda

Wagner
, 
Ron & Linda

Gathering of the Clowns
Profile by Sean McQuaid

Ron and Linda Wagner start their day as many couples do, with Linda tending their daughter while Ron dresses for work. The difference here lies in how Ron dresses for work: in white makeup and huge shoes. Ron and Linda are a couple of clowns-literally. Pies and seltzer are their bread and butter.

Ron has been clowning professionally for decades,
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McNevin
, 
Dale

McNevin
, 
Dale

Sketch of the Artist
Profile by Sean McQuaid

I steal a sip of apple juice while the small, graying brunette across the table continues speaking, repeatedly folding and unfolding her place setting with methodical delicacy. Dale McNevin seems compelled to impose art on her surroundings in one form or another, a trait that serves her well in her career as an illustrator.

McNevin was born on the
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Some Upcoming Events

The Children Act

September 27–October 4
City Cinema PG, language warning
Dir: Richard Eyre, UK, 105 min. Emma Thomps [ ... ]

21st century Anne

Producing a 54-year-old play for a modern audience Select dates to September 22
Homburg Theatre Ann [ ... ]

Projections on the Plaza

Until September 29
Confederation Centre Plaza The public is invited to enjoy two outdoor film screen [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]