Who’s Your Mother?

Women Artists of PEI, 1964 to the Present at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery draws upon more than half a century of collecting to showcase the rich and diverse work of over 40 female artists highlighting mentors such as Elaine Harrison, Erica Rutherford and Hilda Woolnough.

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The exhibition is curated by Lisa Theriault and Pan Wendt

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Premium (Rows A-N): $49.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular (Rows P-T): $45.00 (tax & fees included)

You know it’s Motown when you hear it!

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Defined as soul music, Motown (Motown Records) was a driving force behind some of the biggest names in music. Individual artists and groups like: Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5, among many others, would come to be known as the Motown Sound in the sixties and seventies.

For the first time ever, Motown Soul brings you the exquisite vocal harmonies of Cathy Borges, Marlene O’Neill, and Amoy Levy, known as The Tonettes, performing alongside special guest performer from Las Vegas, Nevada, currently starring in his hit show from Bally’s Casino, the man with all of the moves, Grady Harrell. Together, the Tonettes and Grady will deliver a powerful and soulful performance as you have never heard or seen before, bringing you back in time to that special era when music and soul came together.

With songs like: “Higher and Higher” (Jackie Wilson), “My Girl” (The Temptations), “You Can’t Hurry Love” (Supremes), “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” (Marvin Gaye), and “Natural Woman” (Aretha Franklin), you’ll be singing and dancing all night long to this timeless music when you hear it live with the Rockin’ Royals Showband.

Finding Fortune This Weekend

Fortunate Ones is Newfoundland’s JUNO-nominated duo Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien. at The Mack October 26th and 27th.

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Known for dynamic live performances, effortless union of voices in harmony, and anthemic melodies — they embody a wide-eyed energy, deliver messages of reflection and optimism, have an earnest mission for connection, and are endearing audiences across Canada and beyond. Their new album Hold Fast is out now.

Over the last five years, the duo has played over 300 shows and garnered the attention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he singled out a track from their 2016 Christmas EP All Will Be Well,as one of his favourite listens for the holidays. Their debut album, The Bliss was nominated for a JUNO Award, garnered two #1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, won the 2016 “Rising Star” ECMA, the 2015 “Vocal Group” Canadian Folk Music Award, and four 2015 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards.

Hold Fast is out now on Old Farm Pony Records. The album was produced by Daniel Ledwell and features writing collaborations with Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!), Meg Warren (Repartee), Jim Bryson, Good Lovelies, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Mike Belyea (Jenn Grant/David Myles), and Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!).

“…you won’t be able to resist…” – Exclaim!

“…a polished, poppy affair full of their beautiful harmonies” – CBC Music 

Pay Steam PEI What You Will

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM* at the Harbourfront Theatre.

*Please note: an interactive lobby experience by STEAM PEI is open to the public from 6:30-7:30 PM and can be explored anytime within that hour. Video Phase’s performance starts at 7:30 PM.

TICKETS: PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL

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Video Phase: Lumens
A Harbourfront S.T.E.A.M. Event:
Featuring a special interactive lobby experience by STEAM PEI

How does Pay-What-You-Will work?
Step 1. Reserve your tickets online or at Box Office for no fee in advance of the show.
Step 2. Enjoy the show.
Step 3. Pay-what-you-will for your tickets at the end of the show. (Cash recommended. Credit cards accepted.)

About Video Phase
Based in Montreal, Canada, Video Phase is the result of the collaboration between two musicians-creators, Julien-Robert and Julien Compagne. Their goal was to develop a new kind of art that equally combines music, video, and technology. The duo creates a synesthesia between their musical and visual universes, one representing the other and vice versa. The visual component of their shows is totally interactive; this gives them the freedom to improvise and preserves the magic of live performance. With the use of technology, they seek to provide the audience with more than a regular concert – a real multi-sensory experience.

About Lumens
Lumens, the second original creation of the group, explores the link between virtual and reality by creating a 3D multi-screen environment projected in front of and around the audience. The two creators give life to music and image in real time, like an interactive musical video game. An immersive multimedia performance with musical instruments like drumpads, electronic instruments, laser frames, motion capture by Kinect, and even… water! A show you need to hear with your own eyes.

Harbourfront S.T.E.A.M Event

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is an education model that allows people to better explore the world around them and create new and innovative ideas.

Join us before the show and explore music in a whole new way with a hands-on discovery display created by STEAM PEI open to the public from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, and then see how music, video, and technology work together in Video Phase: Lumens from 7:30-8:45 PM.

About STEAM PEI
STEAM PEI inspires young Islanders to pursue learning and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and math by fostering their curiosity and confidence through engaging experiential learning opportunities such as after-school classes, workshops, camps,
special events, and parties.

Not Forgotten, In Remembrance

Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre Presents ‘In Remembrance’ at Historic Trinity United

Annual Remembrance Day concert will be performed by the Confederation Singers and Confederation Centre Youth Chorus

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The Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus will present a recital of choral music and readings in honour of the nation’s war veterans. Also marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Remembrance takes place Sunday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.

In Remembrance offers an evening of thought-provoking poetry complemented by appropriate selections of choral music; one reflects and heightens the other,” offers Don Fraser, director of choral music at Confederation Centre. “Much of the poetry is from the First World War, and included in the music is a Canadian choral setting of the famous In Flanders Fieldspoem.”

The concert will also feature the selection ‘I’m Dreaming of Home’, which members of the Youth Chorus performed at the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Other featured music selections include: Eric Whitacre’s ‘Sleep’; ‘In Remembrance’ from Canadian composer Eleanor Daley; ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Randall Thompson; the beautiful ‘Pie Jesu’ by Fauré; and ‘Ubi Caritas’ by Ola Gjeilo.

Tickets for the annual In Remembrance performance are $15 and are available at the door or via the Confederation Centre’s box office. Patrons can also order at 902-566-1267, toll free at 1-800-565-0278, or online at confederationcentre.com.

Appreciation is extended to Maritime Electric, program sponsors for the Choral Music Programme, as well as to Sobeys, the title sponsor for LIVE @ the Centre! Media sponsors are The Guardian, Hot 105.5 and Ocean 100.

Dirt Road Stories

Dean Brody is a 3-time winner of the CCMA Award for Songwriter of the Year, and is currently nominated for “8th Day”, from his sixth album, Beautiful Freakshow, which hit the #1 spot on the Mediabase Canadian Country Airplay Charts. Brody’s reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music began back in 2009 with the release of “Brothers”, a touching song about a loved one leaving for the military, which resonated both north and south of the border.

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Celebrated songs such as “Trail in Life”, “Another Man’s Gold”, “Bounty”, have gone on to place Brody in a unique category all his own, rising beyond the conventional tracks that can be heard on mainstream radio in lyrical composition, and yet still retaining conventional success, with Brody recently landing his 22nd Top 10 hit at country radio, with “Good Goodbye.” His ballad “Time” released in 2016, laments on the passing of time, becoming especially poignant in a social media era with less one-on-one interaction with loved ones, earned critical acclaim and a great deal of recognition, showcasing Brody’s unique ability to make people think about their actions through his lyrics.

Dean Brody is at the Homburg Theatre on October 25th.