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Rock-a-palooza

The Rock–a–palooza: PEI Schools of Rock Showcase is a school concert event featuring rock bands  [ ... ]

Island Nature Trust dinner and auction

Island Nature Trust’s 33rd annual fundraising dinner and auction will take place on April 28 at To [ ... ]

Hamilton, Kathleen

Hamilton, Kathleen

Resistance fighter
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Contrivances and secrets—lies—they cause a lot of problems,” intimates Kathleen Hamilton. The playwright, actor, writing workshop leader, and author of Sex After Baby—Why There Is None says, “Right now, I’m deeply immersed in memoir—officially for the past five years. Unofficially for ten.

“Writing my own memoir, reading memoirs, and helping other women
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Rehder, Jon

Rehder, Jon

Servant of Song
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” musician, known on the scene for playing bass, guitar, piano, or singing as a sideman with all kinds of PEI musicians, and doing sound for live events – but a change is coming. After 45 years as a freelance player, “never knowing two months ahead how I will pay my bills,” Jon will soon be eligible for his
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Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Profile: MacMillan, Jenna

Real Stories
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I want my work to be a love letter to the East Coast, the people who live here,” says filmmaker Jenna MacMillan. She’s hoping that she won’t have to write that letter from Toronto, where she works six months a year.

Increasingly accomplished and recognized as a documentary filmmaker, Jenna’s heart is also divided between telling true stories and fictional ones.
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Rejskind, Margot

Rejskind, Margot

Singing together 
Profile by Jane Ledwell

There’s lots to be said for waving your arms and having things happen,” says choral conductor Margot Rejskind. “It’s like magic.

“And,” she adds with a gleam in her eye, “the being in charge thing is fun.” The magic is “to take ten regular or mediocre voices and, relatively shortly, bring it into something extraordinary.”

With multiple degrees in
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Saulnier, Morgan

Saulnier, Morgan

Concerted efforts
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"I’m not sure I considered anything else, ever,” Morgan Saulnier says when asked when she first considered a career as a musician. “There was never anything else, to be honest,” the pianist and principal flutist of the PEI Symphony responds earnestly.

Eight years ago, as she was completing graduate studies in music, she had to decide whether or not to
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Wagner, Cheryl

Wagner, Cheryl

Lighthouse keeper
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Oh my heart—“ begins Cheryl Wagner, with a flourish of her hands, “I was in a movie theatre waiting for a film to start, and I reached for a seatbelt.” She mimes the gesture for belting up and then for embarrassed confusion. “In a way,” she says, “we need psychological seatbelts to watch a film. You invite into your brain forever images that are possibly
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Kowalik, Sandy

Kowalik, Sandy

In good form
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Every morning, artist Sandy Kowalik wakes up to read a quotation from Jeanette Winterson painted on her bedroom wall: “Whatever it is that pulls the pin, that hurls you past the boundaries of your own life into a brief and total beauty, even for a moment, it is enough.”

Sandy says, “I have always had a more diffuse focus than a burning focus on what I do. I like
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Irving, Martha

Irving, Martha

In the blood
Profile by Jane Ledwell

The best Christmas present actor, director, and drama coach Martha Irving ever received was professional stage makeup from her parents. “It was a realization I came to at about 13 years of age, that all my thinking—how I processed the world—was through the eyes of an actor. So I just started to build my life toward that.” The makeup kit was a sign that her
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Some Upcoming Events

Atlantic Green Expo

April 21–23
UPEI The first annual Atlantic Green Expo, presented by Charlottetown company e365, wi [ ... ]

An Evening with City and Colour — Solo

April 30
Confederation Centre of the Arts City and Colour, singer-songwriter and performer Dallas Gr [ ... ]

To Be a Woman

Point Blank Performance Co. debut April 6
Upstreet Craft Brewing Musicians Suzanne Wilkie, Becca Gr [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Servant of Song

Profile: Jon Rehder by Jane Ledwell Jon Rehder describes himself as a “jack-of-all-trades” mus [ ... ]

eWatch Safe Exchange Zone

Police adopt recommendation from Youth Retention Advisory Board City of Charlottetown Police Servic [ ... ]

Legal community undertakes cultural comp...

The Law Society of P.E.I. is collaborating with the Mi'kmaq community in response to the Truth and R [ ... ]