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Coffey Talk with Chip Coffey

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, internationally recognized psychic and star of A&E [ ... ]

Memory Monday

Memory Mondays will be held from 11 am to 1 pm on October 2 at the Milton Community Hall. People are [ ... ]

Calm Baretta

Calm Baretta
Talking Bands

by Evan James Ceretti

Charlottetown’s newest band has listeners up in arms, and that’s without having played their first show. Calm Baretta is Josh Carter (guitar, lead vocals), Laura Oakie (keys, vocals), Nigel Haan (bass, vocals), and Jordan Oakie (drums). Carter, Haan and Laura make up the band’s writing team.

You could say Calm Baretta was a long time in the making. Carter and
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Guitar trio

Guitar trio
Three friends make guitars together in St. Eleanors

It is said that one of the great things about retirement is that you finally have time to do the things you always wanted to do. For three friends in the Summerside area that means building their own guitars.

For the past three winters John Campbell, Harold Noye and Wayne Gallant have been getting together in Wayne’s wood shop in St. Eleanor’s,
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PEI Symphony—50th season

PEI Symphony—50th season
Orchestra welcomes Ten Strings And A Goat Skin in October

The PEI Symphony’s 2017–18 season will be its 50th year of providing the Island with live symphonic music. 

The opening concert of the four-concert season will take place on October 15 at Zion Presbyterian Church. Music Director Mark Shapiro will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3, the “Eroica.” Special guest performers
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Harmonia Girls' Choir

Harmonia Girls' Choir

Harmonia Girls' Choir is directed by Kelsea McLean, with Andrea Ellis. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:15–8:15 pm beginning September 12 and running to May 1, 2018 at Park Royal United Church, 11 Christie Drive, Charlottetown.

The choir performs two of its own concerts each season — a Christmas performance on November 25 and a Spring performance on May 5. The choir will
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What We Leave Behind

What We Leave Behind
The East Pointers

“Darkened clouds rolling over the valley, spark the resting flame, Earth has come to claim her country, screaming out for rain…” So begins the first single, “82 Fires” from The East Pointers’ new LP What We Leave Behind—a single that the band was at first, hesitant to release considering the recent fires ravaging Canada’s West Coast. The track is from their upcoming LP produced
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Super season

Super season
Barenaked Ladies, Joel Plaskett, Susan Aglukark & more

Confederation Centre has announced its lineup for the upcoming season of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. 

The 2017–18 season begins on October 16 with major pop-rock icons, The Barenaked Ladies and their Canada 1-FIVE-0 TOUR, presented by the National Arts Centre. October 24 marks the return of Canadian troubadour Joel Plaskett, joining his
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Panorama High

Panorama High

Dennis Ellsworth and Kinley Dowling have announced the release of “Panorama High,” the debut single from their new album, Everyone Needs to Chill Out. The album is their first true collaborative recording effort after many years working together on stage and in the studio. In late March 2017, they travelled to Toronto to record this album with friend, Aaron Comeau. The result features ten songs,
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National Arts Centre collaborates

National Arts Centre collaborates

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is announcing an unprecedented collaboration with partner organizations across Canada—including Confederation Centre of the Arts—in support of the Canadian music scene. The initiative called NAC Presents Across Canada will help support nearly 40 concerts in 10 cities across Canada in 2017-2018 to help build the careers of emerging Canadian musicians.

As part of this
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Beach Biscuit Rodeo #1

Beach Biscuit Rodeo, the first single from PEI summer music act Tacky Fish, hit number 1 on July 31 on Atlantic Axess radio podcast show’s Summer Anthems chart. Beach Biscuit Rodeo tells the story of Tacky Fish getting mugged at Tracadie Beach PEI, on Canada Day for his grandmother's sweet biscuit recipe. Special guests KINLEY and Logan Richard help out. Logan also co-produced the track with Colin
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College of Piping and HC

The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada will offer lessons in the great Scottish bagpipe, Scottish style snare drumming, and both highland and Island step dance on Holland College’s Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown this fall. Holland College and the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts of Canada entered into a Memorandum of Understanding earlier this year. As part
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Some Upcoming Events

Veg It Up

Until September 30
select locations September 22 to 30 Veg PEI will host Veg It Up PEI, a nine-day c [ ... ]

Tribute to Elvis

October 5
Confederation Centre of the Arts Paquette Productions presents A Tribute to Elvis in Conce [ ... ]

Nichola Goddard fundraising dinner

November 18
Cornwall The 9th annual Nichola Goddard Foundation fundraising dinner will be held from  [ ... ]

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Fiddler’s dream

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Chas Mike Pete

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Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ Commem...

The Confederation Centre of the Arts will be commemorating the 2500th showing of Anne of Green Gable [ ... ]