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Fleming, Lee

Anthology Artist
Profile by P. Richards

Lee Fleming has recently completed a book for Ragweed Press of Charlottetown called Rock, Rhythm and Reels: Canada's East Coast Musicians on Stage.

Taking its impetus from the East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown last year, Ragweed approached Lee with a project which would recognise this growing phenomenon of so-called East Coast music. The book features
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Bertin, Chris

Bertin, Chris

I Just Wanna Bang on de Drum All Day
Profile by Leslie E. Sprague

I think anybody can do it. You just have to have a drum that's your own and spend time with it, you form a relationship with the drum," says twenty-four year old Chris Bertin of Summerside of his passion for Hand Drums and drum-making. "It's kind of like it's a trinity. There's the wood and then there's the skin. So, it's the tree
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Purdy, Scott

Purdy, Scott

Chairman of the Board
Profile by Derek Martin

Scott Purdy's name is one that you'll see if you stay for the credits at the movies, As a re-recording mixer, he's one of the last people to work on a film before it gets printed and handed over to the theatre. He's just received his second Genie nomination, for his work on Lilies (the first was for Johnny Mnemonic). I had called him last winter for
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Chaisson, Melanie

Chaisson, Melanie

Playing Together
Profile by Beth Johnston

"Can you take the picture from the waist up?" Melanie asks, bouncing in to the Arts Guild before her Saturday night show. "I'm wearing his shorts."

You can tell these two musicians are more than colleagues. Melanie Chaisson and Paul MacDonald are just wrapping up their first season in David Weale's A Long Way From the Road. The two have also been dating
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MacDonald, Paul

MacDonald, Paul

Playing Together
Profile by Beth Johnston

"Can you take the picture from the waist up?" Melanie asks, bouncing in to the Arts Guild before her Saturday night show. "I'm wearing his shorts."

You can tell these two musicians are more than colleagues. Melanie Chaisson and Paul MacDonald are just wrapping up their first season in David Weale's A Long Way From the Road. The two have also been dating
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Lynch
, Wade

Lynch
, Wade

One more…
Profile by Sean McQuaid

After several successful seasons, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline has become almost as much a part of the summer theatrical landscape as Anne of Green Gables. This will be its last season, though-and few will be sadder to see it end than comedian Wade Lynch, who has played opposite Marlane O'Brien's Patsy Cline throughout the run.

"It changed my life," Lynch says
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Rutherford
, Ambika Gail

Rutherford
, Ambika Gail

Gaea Inspires the Artist
Profile by Sean McQuaid

The hills are alive-as are the plains, the valleys, the seas, the skies and all things that issue from them. At least, that's what Ambika Gail Rutherford's art seems to tell us. Her paintings and prints celebrate life and landscape, often through goddesses and spirits who embody various aspects of the natural world.

"I use a human image," Rutherford
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Corrigan
, Chris

Corrigan
, Chris

Musician's Progress
Profile by Beth Johnston

A tape recorder and a guitar are two things Chris Corrigan has never been without. The soft-spoken Island musician has been listening to, playing and recording music for as long as he can remember.

"My earliest memory was the hype the Beatles created," he says. "My Dad played the guitar and I just got into it."

Corrigan grew up in the Edmonton suburbs
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