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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

Historic photo exhibit

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

Anne & Gilbert Benefit

Cast members give concert for PEI Cancer Treatment Centre

The cast of Anne & Gilbert takes the stage but they won’t be performing the usual songs and dances from the hit musical. Instead, they’ll be starring in a special variety show to raise funds for the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre.

Martha Irving, who plays Marilla in Anne & Gilbert, will be the emcee for an evening of musical variety,
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David Copperfield at Civic Centre

David Copperfield at Civic Centre

An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion

Imagine if you could: Win the lottery; Travel to your perfect place in the blink of an eye; Own your dream car; Turn back the hands of time; Reunite with a lost loved one. It all becomes a reality. Every night. True to its title, “Grand Illusion” is the logical evolution of this conjurer’s art.

“For magic to be relevant,” explains Copperfield, “it has to
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Factory Atlantic

Factory Atlantic
Alex Scott leads acting workshops in Charlottetown

Meet the Mentor
by Nina Linton

In the bowels of the old Charlottetown YMCA, six staggered figures stalk the lacquered floor, their bare feet loosely dragging across its wooden planks. A woman with dark flowing hair reaches her outstretched arm back and pulls her open hand across a mirrored wall, an emotional charge runs through her fingertips.

For
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Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits
Anne and Diana form off-stage friendship

Amy Wallis and Alanna Chisholm play two of PEI’s most famous friends on stage at The Charlottetown Festival, but few people recognize them on the street. Even sitting in an outdoor patio near the Confederation Centre of the Arts and its larger than life posters promoting the show, they retain their anonymity.

“With that wig, it’s no wonder!” says Chisholm,
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MacGillivray Appointed

MacGillivray Appointed
Kendra MacGillivray is the new executive director at the College of Piping

by Peggy Miles

You can tell that the word “relationship” is a central theme in Kendra MacGillivray’s life. I recently sat down with the College of Piping’s new executive director, and it was soon apparent that a strong sense of connection with the people, places and things around her is important.

She’s a person who
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New Heights

New Heights
Robin Calvert is star performer in Disco Cirque

Robin Calvert is in her second year as assistant director and choreographer for the two Homburg Theatre productions at The Charlottetown Festival, and talk about increasing her work load: this year she dangles from the silks as one of the cirque performers in Disco Cirque.

Calvert has been with the Festival company as a performer for the past six
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Riverdance Numbers

When Riverdance opens its two week run at The Charlottetown Festival, the production will add even more numbers to their record books. Since Riverdance began in Dublin in 1995, the show has played more than 10,000 performances and more than 21 million people in 300 venues worldwide have seen it live. The show has played throughout 32 countries across four continents. The cast has travelled 563,000
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Tuesdays with Morrie

Will and Bill McFadden take roles

An old man. A young man. And life’s greatest lesson. These words aptly describe the play, Tuesdays with Morrie. Written for the stage by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher, and based on Albom’s best selling book of the same name, Tuesdays With Morrie is a life-affirming feast for the heart and soul.

The play tells the story of Mitch (played by Will McFadden) and
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Young Company Awards

Dr. Gregory Mitton and Natalie Mitton have long supported the arts community on PEI, and now they have established an award to acknowledge individuals they see excelling at their craft. It is called the Summit Award. They presented the first two Summit Awards to two  members of this year’s Confederation Centre Young Company recently. Aaron Hastelow and Mikey Santiago were caught totally by
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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

While the Confederation Centre’s Young Company keeps audiences wowed with its new production, Abegweit: Soul of The Island, the production wouldn’t be what it is without the help of some unsung heroes.

Kira Maros, the Company’s stage manager makes sure all of its members are happy, healthy and on top of their game. “It feels like it’s never going to happen on time, but because we work so well as
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PEI Symphony Orchestra with guest David ...

November 25
Confederation Centre of the Arts Following the fiery season opener Exquisite Fires & [ ... ]

The Island Christmas Review

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

Together Again

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

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Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

The St. Lawrence

The Cove Journal by JoDee Samuelson We lean against the rails as the Island slips by. Souris, Litt [ ... ]

The same mistakes

The Nature of PEI by Gary Schneider When I’m teaching the UPEI course on ecological forestry, I  [ ... ]