Crowe and Church Come to the Victoria

A stellar presence in the Canadian music scene, Cindy Church has crafted a body of work that is at once artistically successful and culturally significant, sought after by fellow performers and treasured by listeners. Now living in Halifax and originally from Bible Hill NS. Cindy spent her formative musical years in western Canada, making her first recordings with the Great Western Orchestra, touring and recording with Ian Tyson and embarking on a solo career. Her friendship with Sylvia Tyson helped lead to the formation of Quartette with Tyson, Caitlin Hanford, the late Colleen Peterson and later Gwen Swick. Currently, she is touring with “Lunch at Allen’s”, a collaborative venture with Murray McLauchlin, Ian Thomas and Marc Jordan.

 

Often described as a “writer’s writer”, Susan Crowe is one of Canada’s most respected singer songwriters in the folk genre. At once complex, challenging and accessible, Susan’s intelligent and moving songs have captivated audiences and reviewers from coast to coast, continent to continent. She possesses, in the words of Britain’s Folk Roots magazine, “that rare ability of crafting a lyric that bears scrutiny on its own terms.” That rare ability has earned her two Juno nominations and in 2009 the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best English Songwriter.

 

Cindy Church and Susan Crowe appear at the Victoria Playhouse on July 9th.

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The Buzz By Brazier

 What’s the buzz, tell me what’s happenin”… iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opens June 7 at The 2018 Charlottetown Festival.

If you are one of the thousands of long-time fans of the musical, you will be interested in hearing more about the back-story of the origins and shaping of the ground-breaking production. If you didn’t live through the 70s belting out the soundtrack, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear more about this timeless, universal story with a modern twist that explores the last week of Jesus’ life as seen through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot.  

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Please join The Charlottetown Festival’s Artistic Director, Adam Brazier, on April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Confederation Centre Library for “Director’s Cut – Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Adam will discuss the production’s history, rich themes, and the challenges he faced adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical for the Homburg stage.

Admission is free. Please RSVP by emailing Kara Hughes at khughes@confederationcentre.com.

Liverpool Lads vs Jumping Jack

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 7:30 PM

Harbourfront Theatre
Premium seating (rows A – G) $50
Regular seating (rows H-T) $45
tax and fees included

From the promoter who brought you ‘Rumours – The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show’and ‘Hotel California – The Original Eagles Tribute Show’, VaughnCo Entertainment brings you the ultimate ‘Beatles vs Stones Tribute Show’.

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A thrill-ride of a show! Don’t miss the story of the infamous rivalry between the two greatest bands of the rock & roll era.

The show begins with the Beatles in their famous black suits performing the songs that changed the world in so many ways. They are followed by the Rolling Stones, also in their early 60’s “look”, and featuring Mr. Brian Jones on his famous teardrop guitar.

As the show (and historical timeline) progresses, you will witness the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper wardrobe, the Rolling Stones in mid-60’s psychedelic finery, and finally dressed in the fashions of the late 60’s/early 70’s.

The grand finale is a mash-up of both a Beatles and a Stones hit—yet another back & forth clash of these musical titans. The show culminates with a cast-member asking the audience, “Well, who do you think won tonight? Was it the Beatles or the Stones?” However, in the end, it’s the audience who are the true winners – having experienced such a magical performance!

If you didn’t see the Beatles or the Stones in the 1960’s – here’s your 2nd chance!

Here’s Looking At You

PEI Photo Club 36th Annual Print Show
April 18, 2018
The PEI Photo Club will be holding their 36th annual print show at the Gallery @ The Guild from April 18 to 29. Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 7 pm.
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This year’s show has taken a different approach from previous years.
Rather than holding a competition with judges, sponsors and prizes, this show will simply showcase the work of the many talented club members.
“We wanted this year’s show to be more a reflection of who we are as a community of photographers says club president, Paul Vreeland. No winners, no losers. Just an exhibition of what we’re all about.”

There will be four broad categories in the show this year, including landscape, people, nature, and photographer’s choice. The executive of the PEI Photo Club have been working to encourage the greatest possible participation.  According to Rick Dunphy, chair of the Photo Show Committee, “We have been helping members select
and edit their best images. We want everyone to be happy about their contributions and to celebrate their accomplishments. I think that’s what this year’s show is really all about.”

Everyone is invited to visit the print show during gallery hours (check www.theguildpei.com for information) and to vote for your favourite photo.
The PEI Photo Club is grateful to all of the volunteers who make this show possible.
For more information please check www.peiphotoclub.com.

Rosie Revs It Up

FRIDAY, APRIL 13th, 7:30 PM
Regular Tickets: $28.00 tax and fees included
Youth Tickets (18 yrs & under): $14.00 tax and fees included

Friday, April 13th, Harbourfront Theatre is going vintage for Rosie & the Riveters and invites you to do the same! Dress-up in your best 1940′s outfit and hit the town for a great night of music. 

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Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.

The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian songwriters like Royal Wood and Matthew Barber.  A quick read through song titles like “Gotta Get Paid”, “Let ‘em Talk” and “I Wanna be King” gives an idea of what they have to say. While their single, “Ms. Behave”, lays down a Bill Withers-inspired groove and rejects the policing of women’s behavior, “I Believe You” sprung from the outrage and sorrow they felt after hearing the recent avalanche of stories of sexual assault. Produced by Joshua Van Tassel (Sarah Slean, Rose Cousins, Great Lake Swimmers), their sophomore album echoes Aretha Franklin’s demand for R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Rosie & the Riveters believe women are the world’s greatest untapped resource which is why they invest 20% of merchandise profits in microfinance initiatives through KIVA.org. They’ve helped women like Alice in Kenya expand her horticulture farm and Maria in Ecuador purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business. To date, they’ve contributed almost $9,000 to over 180 projects around the world.

Their debut record, Good Clean Fun!, has an impressive list of accolades from sell-out shows across Canada to performing for British royalty and multiple nominations along the way. In 2016, they took home a Saskatchewan Arts Award, a prestigious recognition for emerging artists.

Rosie & the Riveters’ unmistakable visual branding of red lipstick, pin curls, and overtly feminine costuming may be deceiving, but this is not a throwback band. Ms. Behave embraces the feminist undertone of their moniker, Rosie the Riveter, in a way they hadn’t previously; one that allows them to shed their please-all attitudes, take a purposeful stance and dare be themselves. Listen closely to hear playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement in their live show is done purposefully to empower and challenge.