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Cousins Does Bravado

Rose Cousins Brings BRAVADO to the Mainstage

JUNO-Award winning singer-songwriter is LIVE @ the Centre on March 21

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Rose Cousins’ new album went live to the world last month and now she’s bringing the new baby home. The pride of Kensington, P.E.I. is presented by Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, next Saturday, March 21 at Confederation Centre of the Arts. Visit the box office or confederationcentre.com for tickets through the Centre’s new online ticket service.

Entitled BRAVADO, Cousins’ fifth studio album came out on Outside Music in February, following the ascension of her first single, ‘The Benefits of Being Alone’ to #1 on CBC Radio’s weekly Top-20.

“I’m really excited about this record and hope that people connect with the songs and see themselves in them,” Cousins remarks, during a stop between national tour dates. “I’m incredibly grateful to make music for a living and can’t wait for our big show at home on March 21.”

The record tackles themes of modern isolation, heartache, social media fatigue, and independence, among others. “My inspiration continues to come from the human condition,” she reflects. “BRAVADO is that disparity between what we show the world and what our true experience is.”

She continues, “I struggle with that like everyone else; that desire to be seen and hide at the same time. We need to look up more often and be in the same room together.”

Audiences will have that chance as Cousins returns to red soil with a much-anticipated hometown show in the Homburg Theatre. “It means everything to play at home; the landscape of my soul is this Island,” she offers. “I walk through the world as an Islander and I really think my sense of collaboration and desire for community comes from growing up in a small and supportive place. We want to see each other succeed.”

The singer says patrons can expect lots of special guests from home and away, including her five-piece band, various local singers and artists, and the Atlantic String Machine. “I’d be so grateful for Islanders to join me at Confed Centre to celebrate together,” she adds.

Rose Cousins is LIVE @ the Centre March 21, with opening act John Paul White (The Civil Wars). Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

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Royal North Goes North

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March 14, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Guild

Start your March Break off with the whole family and join the boys in The North and friends for a night of live music at the lovely Guild in Charlottetown. It’s an early show, so bring the whole family as there will be something for everyone!

Featuring:
Ava & Lilly
Brad Milligan Band
The Royal North

March 14, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Tickets: $20.00

 

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Twin Flames Building Bridges

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FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Tickets: Pay-What-You-Will

Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles, Twin Flames brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience. Multi-Award-Winning Artists; 2x CFMA’s Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners their songs tell stories of courage and survival. Honoring their ancestor’s history and representing all three of their Indigenous Backgrounds, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut, and French. Pushing the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, their songs incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Prepare to dive into the hearts and minds of this beloved powerhouse couple Chelsey and Jaaji, you are guaranteed to be transported on a journey like no other.

How Pay-What-You-Will Works:

You may book a ticket for this performance at no charge. When you attend the performance, we’ll provide you with an envelope, and will ask you to pay whatever amount you decide following the show using cash or credit card. Your support of shows like this help us to provide more pay-what-you-will opportunities.

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Raising Up Rita

Full Cast Announced For ‘DEAR RITA’ at The Charlottetown Festival

World premiere will feature six actor-musicians channeling Rita MacNeil’s songs and spirit

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Tickets are ‘flying on their own’ for this summer’s new cabaret production,Dear Rita, playing June 25 to September 25 at The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Key Murray Law, Dear Rita is a musical toast to Canadian icon and songwriter Rita MacNeil that celebrates the life, tenacity, and musical legacy of the late singer.

This week, the company and creative team are gathering together for the first time to workshop the new musical. Artistic Director Adam Brazier is pleased to reveal the full cast, including Islanders Mike Ross and Michelle Bouey; Alana Bridgewater; Quinn Dooley; and Sheldon Elter. All five are veterans of the Festival, known to patrons for a wealth of beloved shows.

This marks Ross’ first time performing at the Festival in over a decade. A Charlottetown native, he is a leading force as a performer and composer in Canada. The founding director of music at Soulpepper Theatre Company, his musical, Spoon River was a critic’s pick in the New York Times. He was an international fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and also composes for the screen, having written the theme song for CBC’s Kim’s Convenience.

Dooley and Bouey’s repertory casting were both announced earlier this winter. Dooley recently appeared in the Grand’s Ring of Fire and performed in 2015’s Evangeline. Bouey recently performed in ROSE at Soulpepper and is an alumna of the TD Confederation Centre Young Company.

“It’s the kind of theatre that gives you more of a chance to connect with your audience,” she offers during a break from the workshop in Toronto. “I grew up listening to Rita McNeil and watching her Christmas TV specials. To think that a small group of us get to honour her legacy on East Coast soil is so special”

Sheldon Elter is a versatile actor, writer, musician, and comic, known nationally for his one man show, Metis Mutt, which he performed at the Festival in 2018. He also performed there inEvangeline and Stories from the Red-Dirt Road. His TV acting and writing credits include CAUTION: May Contain Nuts, Hank Williams’ First Nation, Delmer & Marta, and Hell on Wheels.

Alana Bridgewater has appeared at the Festival in Spoon River, Hairspray, and the Christmas panto Robyn Hood. An experienced professional, she has performed throughout North America with Soulpepper, Mirvish, and The Grand; live on live with Johnny Reid and others; and in TV and film.

Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support. Experience it all, this summer at The Charlottetown Festival, sponsored by CIBC. Dear Rita is developed in association with the Savoy Theatre in Cape Breton, and will play there from October 1-4, following its run on P.E.I.

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When You Wish Upon a Star

SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
Regular Tickets: $34.50 tax & fees included
Youth Tickets (19 and under): $17.50 tax & fees included

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Halifax-born, Toronto-based songwriter Ria Mae hits the road with her Stars Tour in support of her highly anticipated Stars EP and new single, “Too Close”, featuring Dan Talevski.

The EP Stars serves as a follow-up to the JUNO Award nominated pop album, My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend,” released summer 2017, became an instant hit skyrocketing to the top of the CBC Radio 2 charts for four weeks.  Shortly thereafter it catapulted up the Canadian radio charts reaching Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 10 at AC, and Top 15 CHR radio.  Together with its Platinum-certified debut “Bend” and follow-up “Red Light,” My Love garnered over 12 million combined worldwide streams. The EP was produced by Adam King at Canterbury Studios in Toronto, mixed by Grammy® Award-winning Engineer Joe Visciano, and mastered by Stuart Hawkes. It features several notable collaborators including: Tegan Quin (Tegan & Sara), Joel Stouffer, Serena Ryder, and Dylan Guthro (Port Cities).

Ria’s self-titled major label debut, released in 2016, features the Platinum-selling “Clothes Off” and the anthemic “Ooh Love” (certified Gold). The critically acclaimed album garnered multiple award nominations including ‘Single of the Year’ at the 2016 JUNO Awards and ‘Best New Canadian Artist’ at the iHeart Radio MMVAs.

Ria has toured Europe with Tegan & Sara, North America with Dido, and Canada with Scott Helman.  She has performed with Elle King, Xavier Rudd, Shawn Hook, Family of the Year, Francesco Yates, Coleman Hell and more. To date, Ria’s music has been streamed over 60 million times worldwide.

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Keep On Keepin’ On

FRIDAY, MARCH 6TH, 2020 – 7:30 PM
All Seats: $65.00 (tax & fees included)

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The legendary Bay City Rollers’ Les McKeown is bringing his award-winning “Rollertastic” show to Canada!!! Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers promises to be a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.

Les brings back all the thrill and excitement of Rollermania, performing all the original hits including “Saturday Night,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Shang-a-Lang,” “Remember,” “Summerlove Sensation” and “Give A Little Love” plus many more – as well as introducing new songs from the new album “Lost Songs”.  Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers brings a new energy to all the classic hits.

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V-Day Songs

February 14, 2020 at 7:00pm at The Guild

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Enjoy a fusion of languages, genres and the beauty of the human voice and pianoforte in concert
this Valentine’s Day at The Guild. ”Songs of Love,” the first in MARRAM’s Wild Violets
series showcasing soloists on Prince Edward Island, will be performed by countertenor soloist
Vhikthør Vhølkhem, accompanied by classical pianist Paulina Hernandez.

The repertoire includes opera arias, jazz standards and Latin-American songs.
Tickets for the show on Friday, February 14, 2020, are $29 (includes surcharge) per person, and are available online at
https://theguildpei.ticketpro.ca, by calling (902) 620-3333 or toll free at 1 (866) 774-0717, or in
person at The Guild Box Office, at the corner of Richmond and Queen, Charlottetown.

Cash bar opens at 6pm, doors open at 6:30pm, with concert 7pm – 8:30pm, including an intermission.

The Guild is wheelchair accessible. Follow event info on Facebook.

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Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse