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Teen Advisory Group

Are you between the ages of 13 and 18 and looking to earn volunteer hours? Join the Teen Advisory Gr [ ... ]

Charlottetown Heritage Day awards

The City of Charlottetown invites the public to participate in celebrating Heritage Day on February  [ ... ]

Condon, Ashley

Condon, Ashley

Owning it
Profile: by Jane Ledwell

It wasn’t Ashley Condon’s plan to launch a full-length album of songs (Can You Hear Me, with many collaborators) and a brewery (Montague’s Copper Bottom Brewing, with her husband Ken Spears) within weeks of each other in one busy fall.

Ashley has found two ways to deal with surprising synchronicities: hard work and relentless planning. “It took six years to
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Gallant, Nikkie

Gallant, Nikkie

School Break
by Jane Ledwell

Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when she went back in 2008. Her last award-winning singer-songwriter album came out in 2005. Three years later she started with business school, with the idea to support her music better. Ten years, a couple of diplomas, a degree, some library courses, some cultural resource management courses, and so on, she laughs,
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Strickey, Glen

Strickey, Glen

Practicing art
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Little did Glen Strickey know as an eager-beaver twelve-year-old that some of his uncle’s Sunday afternoon jam-session guests, who welcomed him to play saxophone with them, were world-famous musicians like Oscar Peterson or Oliver Jones.

It may be Saturday nights in Charlottetown, rather than Sundays in Cape Breton, but Glen still plays his saxophone with
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McLean, Kelsea

McLean, Kelsea

Singsong
Profile by Jane Ledwell

Students at Morell High School where choral leader Kelsea McLean is music teacher say she sings when she teaches. She admits she’s been accused of being “singsongy.” “I don’t think I’m a ray of sunshine,” she says, “or even all that optimistic—it’s just the delivery!” She laughs, melodically.

“I know all the kids in the school,” she says, “even if they aren’t my own
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Perry, Adam

Perry, Adam

Counting blessings
by Jane Ledwell

By the time October arrives, Adam Perry’s seventeen-and-a-half minute short film, A Blessing from the Sea, a “violent thriller” filmed on PEI’s west coast (near Tignish) with mainly Island talent, will have debuted as the closer of the short-film gala at FIN: The Atlantic International Film Festival.

“The film ends on a tense moment, a tense scene” Adam says
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Hastelow, Aaron

Hastelow, Aaron

Full Circles
Profile by Jane Ledwell

“Where did the summer go to?” sings the cast of Anne of Green Gables on Confederation Centre mainstage. But Aaron Hastelow, the first Islander to win the role of Gilbert Blythe and performing the role for a second season, there’s no time to be wistful. With his first album released and a once-in-a-lifetime performance as a musical Hamlet, there’s little doubt
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Chipman, Gary

Chipman, Gary

Fiddler’s dream
Profile by Jane Ledwell

"Listening to (Don Messer and his Islanders as a kid, I was just a kid dreaming,” says Gary Chipman. They were “the best band of its kind in the world at the time,” he remembers. And with an ear to CFCY radio, from the age of five (“about a hundred years ago,” he jokes), Gary learned traditional fiddle tunes in Don Messer’s distinctive style. Soon, he was
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MacLean, Tara

MacLean, Tara

Grit and grace
Profile 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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Some Upcoming Events

ACT presents Norm Foster's Skin Flick

April 19–21 & 26–28
Watermark Theatre ACT (a community theatre) is taking to the Watermark s [ ... ]

Tune In Next Week

You choose the artist—Chris Corrigan and Jon Rehder will play the music Sundays
Baba's Lounge  [ ... ]

H’Sao from Chad

African a capella group comes to The Mack February 21
The Mack Montréal-based band from Chad, H’ [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

School Break

Profile: Nikkie Gallant by Jane Ledwell Nikkie Gallant had been out of school for ten years when s [ ... ]

PEI Book Award nominations

Island authors, editors, and book producers are encouraged to apply for a PEI Book Award before Janu [ ... ]

New leadership

Small Halls Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary  Small Halls Inc., the well-known arts organizati [ ... ]