All posts by Edward Staskus

Edward Staskus is a free-lance writer from Sudbury, Ontario, and lives in Lakewood, Ohio, on the north of the Rocky River valley.

French English Old Acadian Songs

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February 07, 2020 at 7:30pm at The Guild

Fayo, Sirène & Matelot (featuring Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard), SoPA World Music Ensemble, Vishtèn, and special guests. Step into the multicultural world of Music Mosaic featuring some highly accomplished Music PEI Week award nominees: Fayo, Sirène & Matelot (Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard), SOPA World Music Ensemble, Vishtèn, and special guests. Fayo is a french singer-songwriter by the name of Mario Leblanc. Residing in Mont Carmel, Fayo writes and sings in chiac, a bilingual dialect mixing french, english, and old Acadian words.

Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard formed the duo Sirène & Matelot and released their self-titled debut album in 2019. With Sirène & Matelot, they wanted to explore songwriting that reflects not only their roots and influences but also their concerns about the current state of the world. Their voices blend seamlessly and their melodies reach beyond language barriers. The Holland College School of Performing Arts (SoPA) World Music Ensemble are students in the popular performing arts program in Charlottetown. They will showcase a variety of different musical genres and instrumentation. For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences.

 

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

The End of Gravity

 

 

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2020, 7:00PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

Adult Tickets: $49.50, tax & fees included
18 & Under Tickets: $29.50, tax & fees included

Please Note: On-stage seats are sold out. Only traditional theatre seats are available now.

 Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space

“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.” UK Express
“A total triumph.” -The Guardian

Get ready for jaw-dropping stunts and awe-inspiring athleticism when Gravity & Other Myths take the stage for an intimate circus performance that will have you completely immersed in a world where gravity is just a myth. Select how you experience this show by choosing between on-stage seats or standard theatre seats (both options are the same ticket price).

In A Simple Space, seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve in an engaging and fully mesmerizing performance. Find out for yourself why this circus troupe of gravity-defying acrobats have been receiving awards all over the world for this very show.

“It leaves the audience exhilarated, full of life, and different from the way they were when they walked into the space.” – Theatre Scene

“Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” The Advertiser

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Talks and Tours

ArtTalk-2019-768x533.jpgFebruary 6 Curator Pan Wendt will introduce his latest exhibition Artists by Artists which asks the question what it means to be an artist by looking at portraits of artists.
February 13 Jill McRae, co-curator of the exhibition The Debbie Show: views from the desk, will introduce gallery receptionist Debbie Muttart and tour visitors through a selection of Debbie’s favourite works from the CCAG collection.

February 20 Evan Furness, visual arts educator, will introduce the Victor Cicansky retrospective exhibition The Gardener’s Universe, which includes nearly 100 bronze and ceramic works by the acclaimed Canadian artist.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Gather Up the Kids

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Family Sundays

Gather up the kids and head to the Gallery on the last Sunday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m.
Family Sundays run from January 26 to April 26. They’re FREE, they’re fun, and they’re bilingual (English and French). All ages are welcome.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Out of the Trap Going on a Trip

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WATERMARK’S 2020 SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCED!

WATERMARK’S 13TH SUMMER SEASON WILL INCLUDE THE CLASSIC MURDER MYSTERY “THE MOUSETRAP” BY AGATHA CHRISTIE AND THE HEARTWARMING “THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL” BY HORTON FOOTE. OUR POPULAR MUSIC SERIES, NOW RENAMED THE WATERMARK MUSIC SERIES RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR, AND THE WATERMARK PLAY READING SERIES WILL ONCE AGAIN FOCUS ON NEW PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT BY PEI PLAYWRIGHTS.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Who Makes Art? Answers Soon

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Who makes art, and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) permanent collection entitled Artists by Artistswhich highlights these explorations, opens this Saturday, January 18.

The exhibition features the work of more than 30 visual artists, including photographic portraits by Lionel Stevenson, Dominique Cruchet, and Richard Furlong of Prince Edward Island artists Jack Turner, John Bradford MacCallum, Hilda Woolnough, Bill McFadden, and Nigel Roe. Also included is: a charcoal portrait of Donald Andrus by Bruno Bobak, Andrus’ portrait of Adam Sultan, Brian Burke‘s portrait of Libby Oughton, and a sculpture of legendary Quebecois artist Armand Vaillancourt by the late Carl Phillis.

The portraits in this exhibition make visible how artists think about what they do and who they are, often in the settings where they work and live.

“If a portrait is a record of its subject, it also reveals something of its maker’s relationship to the person portrayed and the social world they share,” remarks Curator Pan Wendt. “Portraits of artists show us how artists define the singularity of their role, whether they are self-portraits that function as self-presentation, or images of other artists that record the identifications, rivalries, and intimacies between peers.”

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse