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Free Sobeys Nutrition Classes

5 Secrets to Weight Loss class will be held July 24, 10:30 am–12 pm at Sobeys Extra Stratford. Joi [ ... ]

Summerside Taletellers Storytelling Circ...

The Summerside Taletellers Storytelling Circle meets from 7–9 pm on the second Thursday of every m [ ... ]

Cloggeroo

Cloggeroo
Island Folk Festival back for its 4th year

Cloggeroo is back for its 4th annual Island Folk Festival. Held every summer in the beautiful Eastern PEI town of Georgetown, Cloggeroo happens this year on the weekend of August 11–13. Musical acts include Elliott Brood, The Devin Cuddy Band, Alex Cuba, Old Man Leudecke, H’Sao, The Modern Grass, Little Barry Cooke and the Blue Devils, Keith Hallett,
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Grit and grace

Grit and grace
Profile: Tara MacLean

by Jane Ledwell

Tara MacLean-Grand’s grandmother always told her: one day, she’d feel the pull back to PEI, where she spent her childhood. While Tara says, “I always represented PEI, anywhere I’ve been in the world,” she certainly went far, as an internationally-known singer whose work as a solo artist rode the Lilith Fair wave and who also found pop success with the band
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Contraband

Contraband

Talking Bands
by Darcy Cudmore

Formed from the members of Flush, Married to Jane, Chamberlane, Death Valley Driver and The Stogies, this new Island band is a must-hear.

Contraband is a 5-some that started with the intentions of being a cover band. Those plans quickly changed when the group realized there was something special happening, said the band’s lead vocalist Everett James Burt. “It’s a
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New Review

New Review
A brief chat with Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines

For the fifth year, Harmony House in Hunter River is welcoming the Island Summer Review to their stage. The show has become an annual favourite for a lot of people, including Ann Thurlow. So she was curious to know—what’s up for this year? She asked the show’s creators and performers, Mark Haines and Patrick Ledwell.

Ann Thurlow: For those poor
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Music Reignited

Music Reignited
Island musicians interpret Canadian pop music classics

Watermark Theatre has announced the lineup for the 2017 Classic Music Reignited Series. The series features Island musical artists interpreting classic Canadian composers. 

The three Sunday evening performances will feature an all-female Canadian composers night, an all male Canadian composers night, and a Canadian band night. 

The
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Lennie’s search

Lennie’s search
Lennie Gallant performs Searching for Abegweit

Fresh from two big wins at the 2017 ECMAs in Saint John, Lennie Gallant is looking forward to another theatre season on the Island. The Island songwriter won the Entertainer of the Year award and his double live album CD, Searching For Abegweit, won Folk Recording of The Year as well. Gallant will bring the hit musical from whence it came at the
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Under the big top

Under the big top
College of Piping in Summerside is ready for summer

A big top tent is being erected in Summerside’s College of Piping’s parking lot in readiness for a new roll-out of Highland Storm—The Journey. The “Journey” is referring to overcoming first, the demolition of their former outdoor amphitheatre and secondly, starting the construction of the new Scott MacAulay Celtic Performing Arts Education
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Kronborg 1582

Kronborg 1582
Charlottetown Festival concert at Indian River Festival

In celebration of one of the Charlottetown Festival’s most successful musicals, Confederation Centre will revisit Kronborg 1582 this month, presenting a concert performance at the Historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River on July 28 at 7:30 pm.

Based on the Shakespearean tragedy Hamlet, the rock opera was produced by Confederation Centre in
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Kirk recitals

Summer Recitals at the Kirk, 2017

The series of chamber music programs formerly known as “Wednesdays at Noon” continues this summer, with some recitals on days other than Wednesday. All seven recitals are at the Kirk of St. James, 35 Fitzroy Street, Charlottetown. 

Wednesday, July 12, at 12:10 pm performers are Lindsay Gillis, soprano, with Frances McBurnie, piano. Lindsay is from
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Island connections

Island connections
Liquid Courage
Blue Spirits

Halifax jazz group Blue Spirits will release their debut album Liquid Courage online June 30, and on CD July 7. Liquid Courage includes a personal tribute by bandleader Paul St-Amand to his late uncle Dan St-Amand, a longtime fixture on the PEI music scene. “There’s a lot of music in my family, but Uncle Dan was certainly the reason I chose the trumpet,” says St-Amand.
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k.d. lang at Eastlink Centre

Ingénue Redux Canadian tour in Charlottetown September 8
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at Trailside Café

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Artist Trading Cards

August 3
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Best medicine

Profile: Raymond Arsenault by Jane Ledwell "I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best  [ ... ]

Building Brighter Futures Campaign

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services (PEI FVPS) launched a Building Brighter Futures Campaign ear [ ... ]

Libraries end overdue fines for children...

Island families will no longer have to pay fines on overdue children’s materials beginning June 1. [ ... ]