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Premiere Toastmasters Club

Gain confidence and learn new skills such as impromptu speaking, communication, and leadership skill [ ... ]

Newcomer Orientation Sessions

The City of Charlottetown is hosting it's first two Newcomer Orientation Sessions of the year on Sep [ ... ]

Luo Family Restaurant

Review by Ann Thurlow

For the past few months I have looked at the “Open” sign flashing at the end of my street and resolved to check it out. The Luo Family Restaurant opened to little fanfare and appears to have a small but steady clientele.

What it does not have is the sort of acclaim it deserves. Because man oh man, this place is good. And now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to try it.

It’s
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The thrill of it all

Our Fantastic Symphony
Review by Ivy Wigmore

Confession: I come to symphony performances as a thrill-seeker. Yes, also because I’m going to review. But for my own requirements, well… I’m looking to be shaken and stirred. On November 22, the PEI Symphony Orchestra and special guests Paper Lions presented “Our Fantastic Symphony”—and they did not disappoint.

Conductor Mark Shapiro introduced the
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Golden Age

Of a Certain Age

Review by Sean McQuaid 

With a short attention span cultivated by 1940s theatrical cartoons, 1980s video games and semi-animated 1960s televised fever dream Rocket Robin Hood, your distractible diarist has always fancied one-act plays. So when ACT (a community theatre) mounted Of a Certain Age featuring three one-act plays, I was helpless to resist—especially since the
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‘Toons

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Review by Sean McQuaid 

As a manly journalist in the Les Nessman tradition, your tumble-down typist has always enjoyed Disney’s 1991 animated musical romance Beauty and the Beast. Hummable and lyrically nimble tunes including a couple of indisputable classics (the title track and “Be Our Guest”), one of Disney’s first quasi-enlightened animated female leads in
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Black plus white

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Review by Ivy Wigmore

The PEISO opened its 48th season with a performance entitled “Symphonic Poetry,” under the direction of conductor Marc Shapiro.

Gustav Mahler’s Fourth symphony, presented as the first half of the performance, is often considered the most accessible of the composer’s symphonic works. That may be the case but nevertheless, the symphony is not without its
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Partial Things

An Evening of Short Plays by Harold Pinter

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your outsize appraiser fancies undersize drama. That's one of the things I like about the late Harold Pinter, author of so many short plays and sketches. These include Silence (1969), Press Conference (2002) and One for the Road (1984), all staged by Winston Smith Theatre at the Guild as a Pinter triple feature in
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Comic relief

Comic relief
Kooperman

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Ye olde reviewer has a yen for yesteryear film-wise, watching more cinema classics than new releases; but I catch the odd fresh flick now and then, and local indie film Kooperman was uniquely alluring McQuaid bait on multiple levels. 

For one thing, being locally produced by Periscope Pictures, it includes various folks I know personally among its cast
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A cast of standouts

Evangeline

Review by Sean McQuaid

When the Charlottetown Festival announced its 2015 theatrical line-up featuring the girl power trinity of Alice, Anne and Evangeline, your rascally reviewer remarked on how this combo could become an adorable merchandising juggernaut along the lines of Disney Princesses: Festival Fillies, collect them all! 

I was joking, of course—unless it actually happens
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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 [ ... ]

The Song and the Sorrow

Mille Clarke’s film of Catherine MacLellan and her father Gene at Charlottetown Film Festival Oct [ ... ]

DMayne Event returns

With guests Jerry–Faye, Jamie Comeau and the Crooked Teeth, and Math Class October 12 at Spo [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]