About Edward Staskus

Edward Staskus is a free-lance writer from Sudbury, Ontario, and lives in Lakewood, Ohio, on the northeastern edge of the Rocky River valley. Ed's short stories and non-fiction are at www.147stanleystreet.com. Write-ups about modern yoga are at www.paperbackyoga.com. The serial biography 'Dogs Never Bite Me' is at www.dogsneverbiteme.wordpress.com. A year of high school is at www.slightlyunhappyconstantly.com. Feature stories about Prince Edward Island are at www.redislandpei.com. 'Storm Drain', a Stan Rittman Mystery, is at www.maninthesewer.com. He edits PEI Theatre, the web site of the Professional Theatre Network of Prince Edward Island, which is at www.peitheatre.com.

Last Yuks of the Summer

August 18, 2018 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Popalopalots (PEI’s favorite improv group) will be taking the stage June 9th & 23rd, July 7th & 21st, and August 4th & 18th at The Guild, bringing laughs and an all-around good time with them…All while making everything up on the spot!
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Just like a classic episode of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ the audience members play a pivotal role at a Popalopots show, where they bring suggestions to life with stories, characters, and jokes that either knock it out of the park or, at times, fall flat on their face. Either way, you’ll be in for a night of unforgettable laughs.

Tickets are $15 with general admission seating.

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30 Years of Hoofing It

dance umbrella registration is now open for 2018-2019 classesCelebrating 30 years of collaboration, inclusivity, and creativity

dance umbrella, an arts education training programme under Confederation Centre of the Arts, is celebrating 30 years of providing high-quality dance and movement classes. The school offers instruction in a wide range of dance styles for children, young people, and adults, such ascreative movement, ballet, jazz, contemporary, afro-jazz, hip-hop, tap, and musical theatre.Registration for 2018-2019 classes are now open with classes starting on September 10, 2018.

 

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Founders Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé established dance umbrella in 1988 with the vision to make a more inclusive and collaborative dance community. For the past 30 years, dance umbrella has strived to highlight dance as an enriching art form that helps build self-confidence, create healthy bodies and minds, and develop creativity. Thousands of students have gone through its training programmes, many of whom have successful careers in the arts. Students under the programme have the opportunity to perform in works outside the context of school recitals and increased opportunity to work with other artists in the community. Notable collaborations have included the National Ballet School and thePrince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra.

 

Registration for classes are open until September 10. To view the full list of classes or to register, please visit: confederationcentre.com/arts-education/dance-umbrella

Between a Rock and a Country Song

ELVIS ROCK & COUNTRY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
VIP tickets (Rows A-E): $50.00 (tax & fees included)
Regular tickets: $40.00 (tax & fees included)

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Born a country boy, Elvis Presley loved to sing country songs. When he sang a song it came straight from the heart. International World Champion Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings return with the Rock and Country Presley classics that you’ve loved for years, from Blue Suede Shoes to Always on my Mind, Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain, I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry and many more, performed by the man hailed by many as the best in the business.

Thane Dunn has the full Elvis package: the look, moves and magnetic personality like none other and is actually endorsed by several people who worked and performed with Elvis. Bill Baize of JD Sumner and the Stamps, who performed with Elvis from 1971 to ’76, says, “Thane Dunn is the closest thing I’ve ever seen.”

You will laugh, cry, and cheer in amazement as you are transported back in time to the good ole days.

Special opening act Melly Dunn as the Rhinestone Cowgirl with her amazing Salute to the Queens of Country Music: Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette.

Here. Now. is Here and Now

Here. Now. is a juried group exhibit of works by contemporary PEI artists presented by this town is small inc. in partnership with The Guild. The exhibit features works by Donnalee Downe, Kelly Caseley, Lenny Gallant, Alexander Reuss, A Powerful Machine, Carina Phillips, and Millefiore Clarkes.
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Here. Now is at The Guild August 8th through September 3rd.

Glory Hallelujah the Partnership

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies.  A self-professed “study in contrasts,” Luft’s folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards’ rocker yang.  Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate.

Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well.  The Winnipeg Free Press asks, “can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards… It’s our loss they didn’t [join forces] sooner… It’s magic

“Luft and Edwards are two traveling souls that may have taken a while to finally find each other, but it’s damn lucky for us their paths crossed.”    — Grayowl Point

The Small Glories are at the Victoria Playhouse on August 13th at 7:30 PM