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5th Etsy Made In Canada Day

On September 29 there will be pop up markets organized by local Etsy sellers taking place in dozens  [ ... ]

PEI Artist Grants open September 26

The fall round of PEI Artist Grants opens applications on September 26 at noon and closes October 24 [ ... ]

Stormy finale

Review by Ivy Wigmore

On April 10th, the PEISO celebrated the end of this season with “A walk with Brahms” under the direction of Mark Shapiro. A member of the orchestra said to me back in 2013 when he took the helm that it was “a bit of a miracle.” We’ve recently learned that Shapiro has signed on for a further five years as the orchestra’s musical director.

You may or may not have noticed
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The Little Kitchen

Review by Ann Thurlow

The second time I went to The Little Kitchen, after I had ordered, I saw owner Danny Shum writing something in Chinese on a white board. I asked him what it was and he told me it was a menu item for his Chinese customers—North Americans wouldn’t like it. I persisted and he finally told me it was pork belly.

“Danny, my friend,” I said, “we’ve got to talk.” And I told him about
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Reviewer Discretion

All New People

Review by Sean McQuaid

Your stuffy stenographer being eternally, unrepentantly old, I have never been a particularly hip and happening hepcat. So when theatre producers talk about doing an edgy, adult show—which tends to signify some combination of sex, violence and/or profanity—my enthusiasm typically wanes. 

Hence my initial wariness regarding ACT’s production of All New
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We’ll Always Have Belfast

Romeo and Juliet 

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your incurable romantic—well, certainly an incurable something, anyway—has enjoyed William Shakespeare’s iconic 16th Century tragedy Romeo and Juliet since well-meaning educators first thrust it upon me decades ago. It may be flowery, melodramatic and occasionally implausible, but it boasts several unforgettable characters, a
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Above and beyond

Review of PEI Symphony
by Ivy Wigmore

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Zion Church so full, nor a crowd so clearly happy to be there. On February 7th, the PEI Symphony Orchestra presented “Beethoven and Beyond,” under the direction of guest conductor Dinuk Wijeratne. The current resident conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia, Wijeratne has worked with the Gryphon Trio, Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and
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Tapas at Upstreet

Review by Ann Thurlow 

Yes, you might be saying (if you read the article about Terre Rouge), but what happened to John Pritchard? He went to Upstreet Brewery, that’s what. And now, along with your craft beer, you get tapas to whet your appetite for more beer or, in my case, even more delicious food.

Traditionally, tapas are offered in bars in Spain to encourage customers to order more
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Lamplit Laughs

Aladdin: Another Fairly Tall Tale

Review by Sean McQuaid 

As many Canadians embrace the "sunny ways" of Canada's cheerful new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, your curmudgeonly critic concedes at least one point on the subject: tonal change is a powerful thing. 

A couple of years into his gig as Artistic Director at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Adam Brazier has often struck a
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Making Spirits Bright

A Christmas Carol

Review by Sean McQuaid 

Your seasonal scribe has a well–documented passion for Christmas in general and 1843 novella A Christmas Carol in particular; so when the North Shore Players staged their new theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale in December, ye olde reviewer headed for North Rustico’s Watemark Theatre like the wise men following the star. 

There’s
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Some Upcoming Events

ACT to present Rainbow Valley—An Island ...

November 8–10 & 15–17
The Guild ACT (a community theatre) has announced a family musical, Ra [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]