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Arthritis Awareness Month

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this fall the Arthritis Society will offer free education [ ... ]

Sexual health walk-in clinic

A sexual health walk-in clinic will offer Islanders another way to access sexual health services, in [ ... ]

Montgomery Theatre 2010 Season

Montgomery Theatre 2010 Season
Johnny Belinda by Elmer Harris and Onceuponia by Jackie Torrens

The Montgomery Theatre will present Johnny Belinda by Elmer Harris and a new play, Onceuponia by Jackie Torrens. Meridian Farms is the 2010 season sponsor.

Island artists Jackie Torrens, Mike Ross, Alex Scott, painter Karen Gallant and Artistic Director Duncan McIntosh will create these multimedia productions.  Johnny Belinda,
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The Truth About Christmas

The Truth About Christmas
Nils Ling’s concert series crosses the Island

The Truth About Christmas concert series returns this season to play in venues from one end of the Island to the other over the festive season.

“The Truth About Christmas” features storyteller and humourist Nils Ling, musician and singer Gordon Belsher, saxophonist Todd MacLean, and fiddler Allison Ling Giggey in a celebration of the music and laughter
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Theatre Festival Returns

ACT revives PEI Community Theatre Festival

The PEI Community Theatre Festival is back. It lapsed with the demise of Theatre PEI but now ACT (a community theatre) has spear-headed its revival.

It is a series of several evenings in late March when short plays get presented in several locations by about a dozen of the Island’s amateur theatre groups. The conclusion is a gala awards evening. In
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ACT Revives Theatre Festival

The PEI Community Theatre Festival is back. It lapsed with the demise of Theatre PEI but now ACT (a community theatre) has spear-headed its revival.

It is a series of several evenings in late March when short plays get presented in several locations by about a dozen of the Island’s amateur theatre groups. The conclusion is a gala awards evening. In celebration of UNESCO’s World Theatre Day, it is
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Christmas Rocks!

Christmas Rocks!
Wade Lynch and Don Fraser write a new version

Wade Lynch grew up around musical theatre. “I got bit by the bug very early on,” Lynch said. “I recall being cast as Joseph in the Christmas pageant in Grade 1. You’d be hard pressed to get me offstage since.” Lynch, who serves as The Charlottetown Festival’s associate artistic director, is co-writing Christmas Rocks! with the Festival’s musical
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Maud Whitmore Scholarships

The Charlottetown Festival has announced the recipients of the 2009 Maud Whitmore Scholarships:

Lilly Guay (Young Company), The Alan Lund Award;
Brendan Cassin (Orchestra), The Fen Watkin Award;
John Edwards (Acting Company), The Elizabeth Mawson Award;
Ian Costello (Young Company), The Roddy Diamond Award;
Allison Kelly (Front of House);
Ryan Wilson (Acting Company);
Nadine Haddad (Young Company);
Sarah Scheunhage (Acting Company).

Celtic Blaze

Celtic Blaze
King’s Playhouse

World Champion step-dancer and fiddler Stephanie Cadman is bringing her music and dance show Celtic Blaze to the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown.

Created by Ottawa Valley native Cadman and Mike Ross, Celtic Blaze explores Canadian music and dance heritage with a modern creative contemporary edge. The performance blends Cadman’s 10 years of performance experience, featuring her step
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Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

Centre for Performing ARTS Partners with REACH

The Centre for Performing ARTS umbrella organization which includes the Schools of Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts, The Screening Room, and The Cavern, is now located at 239 Valleyfield Road, Montague. The Centre has partnered with the newly formed REACH (Regions East Arts Culture Heritage) project.

For now the facility will serve as the permanent home to the Centre for Performing ARTS as
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Money to Expand

Money to Expand
Georgetown theatre receives large grant

Stage performers and audience members alike will enjoy an improved theatrical experience at the historic King’s Playhouse theatre, thanks to investments of more than $635,000 by the Government of Canada, the Province of Prince Edward Island, and the Town of Georgetown.

The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Neil LeClair,
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Mr. Go-getter

Mr. Go-getter
Profile: Melvin Ford

by Jane Ledwell

No reclining armchair or closed-in desk in Melvin Ford’s office—no time to sit. The manager of the King’s Playhouse is busy and plans to be even busier building up the repertoire and reputation of what he calls “the busiest theatre on PEI.” He says, “It feels like [summer] doesn’t end. We have 14 shows before Christmas. We’ve had 64 different live productions
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Some Upcoming Events

Trailside Café 2018

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Trailside Café  The Good Brothers | September 20 Formed in Richmond Hill, T [ ... ]

Jimmy Rankin shows

November 22 at Trailside Café
November 23 at Harbourfront Theatre Jimmy Rankin's new Moving East (o [ ... ]

The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle

November 3
Delta Prince Edward The Bruce Guthro Songwriters Circle, presenting Maritime legends and  [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]