Get a Seat in the Sun

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Our FREE outdoor concert series continues next week with Vince The Messenger (Jul 29) and Anna Blanco (Aug 1) ūüé∂ūüĆě

Tickets for these SET IN THE SUN performances have just been released! Reserve your seats now: https://confederationcentre.com/set-in-the-sun/

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Kisses All Around

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Remember this uplifting production at the Victoria Playhouse? KISS THE MOON, KISS THE SUN by Norm Foster opened our 2014 season. Directed by Ted Price with scenic design by Scott MacConnell and featuring Jeremy Saunders, Cathy Grant, Rebecca Griffin, Mark Fraser and Mark Stevenson.

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Postcards From the Island

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CCOA Unveils ‚ÄėPostcards from the Island‚Äô Series¬†

-New series from ‚ÄėCIBC Confed Centre Presents‚Äô features the Black Cultural Society of PEI, Mi‚Äôkmaq Heritage Actors, Tim Chaisson, Ashley Condon, & more!

 

Confederation Centre of the Arts is looking beyond its walls for its next act. Under the banner of CIBC Confed Centre Presents, the Centre will soon deliver Postcards from the Island, a weekly online series featuring a rich depth of creative pioneers and local artists in unique locations.

This new 12-part digital series from Director Adam Brazier will launch on Facebook and YouTube Premiere on Thursday, August 6 at 8 p.m. Each 8-10-minute episode will profile a unique Island talent performing and sharing conversation with Brazier, all set within a range of culturally significant venues.

‚ÄúThis series is a love letter to the rest of the country saying: we wish you were here, but since you can‚Äôt be, here‚Äôs a taste of the Island,‚ÄĚ glows Brazier. ‚ÄúWe have an opportunity to present something different right now, to get out beyond our centre and share some creative dialogue and moving performances with our patrons at home‚ÄĒwherever that may be.‚ÄĚ

Upcoming episodes include Ashley Condon sharing songs and conversation with Brazier from her Montague-based Copper Bottom Brewing on August 13 and the 2020 Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors performing on location in Skmaqn-Port La-Joye-Fort Amherst National Historic site the following week.

The August 27 episode will include a conversation with Tamara Steele, president of the Black Cultural Society of P.E.I and performers DJ Jane Blaze, Selecta Chevron, Reequal Smith, and Joe Dames. The four will deliver a two-on-two DJ battle and breakdance piece from Historic Rochford Square, a central site within The Bog, where Charlottetown’s Black community lived for many years.

The premiere episode will launch on August 6 and cast the spotlight on the Centre’s own mainstage, the Homburg Theatre, featuring a joyful traditional set from Island mainstays Tim Chaisson and the Chaisson Family. Immediately following the online broadcast, this episode will also include a fan Q+A on Facebook Live with Tim Chaisson and Brazier.

The creative team behind the project includes an all-Island crew, led by Brazier and Director of Photography, Jason Rogerson.  Postcards from the Island will air every Thursday through to October 29, with each of the 12 episodes also archived on the Centre’s YouTube.

Future episodes airing this fall will include artists: Patricia Bourque, Lennie Gallant, Gordie MacKeeman, Scott Parsons, Gadelle, Atlantic String Machine, and Tara MacLean. Featured venues and attractions will include Dalvay by the Sea, The Dunes Studio Gallery & Café, Watermark Theatre, and more.

Special thanks are extended to program sponsor, CIBC. The Centre is thankful to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their ongoing support.

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Showcasing Our Stuff

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Shop the Showcase at the Confederation Centre!

Mary showed us around some of the great sales on now, including Joules rain jackets (60% off), sunhats (40% off), and Anuschka hand-painted leather handbags (40% off).

Open 10 am – 5 pm Monday to Saturday.

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The Music Series Returns

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Watermark Theatre is delighted to announce that the Watermark Music Series will go forward this summer, online. The concerts will be live streamed to our audience members while local musicians perform on the Watermark stage in North Rustico.

These free concerts, curated as always by Rob Oakie, can be viewed in the comfort of your homes by going to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Watermark-Theatre-93969977499

The first concert will be July 26th at 7:30PM and will feature R&B classic songs from Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave, Michael Jackson and more…
Starring local PEI artists Logan Richard, Joce Reyome, and Tiffany Liu.

Spellbinding R&B grooves, pop hooks galore, a smooth voice that wraps you in, and tasteful blues-tinged guitar licks that make you realize why many are calling Logan Richard one of the best up-and-coming young guitarists in the country: This is what you get upon catching one of Logan Richard‚Äôs live shows, or upon a spin of his new self-titled 2020 EP. Honing his front man skills from a young age, belting blues music on stages for outdoor summer caf√© diners on the streets of Charlottetown, PEI, Richard asserted himself on the Maritime blues music scene early on in his life. Continuing his steep career trajectory ascent since then, Richard released his successful debut EP called ‚ÄúThe Split‚ÄĚ in 2017, which escalated him to a headline slot at the TD Jazz/Blues Festival, and was nominated for Blues Recording of the Year at the 2019 ECMA‚Äôs.

Travelling from Boston, Joce Reyome has made this Island their home for the last four years. You can often find them singing originals at local bars, restaurants, and opening for your favourite musicians like Andrew Waite, Irish Mythen, and more. They’re now working on their first EP and are excited to share with this vibrant community.

Tiffany Liu was born in Tianjin city and grew up in Tangshan city China. She came to Canada in March 2016 and moved to PEI in September 2017. Tiffany has been playing the Pipa for 20 years, and her undergraduate major was Chinese Traditional musical instrument performance. She recently graduated from UPEI’s Master of education program.

For more information, or to set up an interviews with Rob Oakie, or any of the artists, please contact Andrea Surich at 902‚Äź963‚Äź3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Theatre is a proud member of the PTN (Professional Theatre Network of PEI).

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0
(902) 963‚Äź3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.com

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The Famous Fake Turkey

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Here is the famous prop turkey in use …HAVING HOPE AT HOME – 2013 at the Victoria¬†Playhouse. Directed by Ron Irving and starring Breanna Moore, Mark Fraser, Sharlene MacLean, Jack Wynters, Cathy Grant and Mark Stevenson. Turkey created by Jen Brown and photos by Pam Price. It takes a village…

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In the Window

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Look at what made it onto The Guild’s windows!

‚ÄúThe Songs of Anne and Gilbert‚ÄĚ presented by The Guild!

Experience the beautiful songs from the widely loved musical, Anne and Gilbert!

*‚ÄúThe Songs of Anne and Gilbert‚ÄĚ is being presented by the Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island and operates under its rules and guidelines.*

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Set in the Sun

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Scott Parsons is a multi-disciplined musician, gifted songwriter, powerful vocalist, and musical storyteller of Black Island history. A true testament to the maritime spirit, Parsons has enriched communities around the world with his performances. 
We’re pleased to welcome him as the first act of our new Set in the Sun series!

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The Brass Quintet is Back

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Announced today under CIBC Confed Centre Presents is the return of the Confederation Brass Quintet. This long-standing Centre program offers live recitals on the outdoor plaza, found on the corner of Queen and Grafton. Running July 14 to August 29, from Tuesday to Saturday, the ensemble will perform twice daily at 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The Confederation Brass have delighted audiences over the years with a mix of popular and classical tunes arranged for brass. The quintet is comprised of horn, trombone, tuba, and two trumpets. The ensemble ranges from high school to university students who are on a career track to become teachers or professional musicians.  This year’s group includes Henry Orford, Shaw Nicholson, Justin Amador, Connor Nabuurs, and Olivia MacPhail.

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CIBC Confed Centre Presents

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The Confederation Centre of the Arts is very pleased to announce two special live performance programs coming soon to Downtown Charlottetown.

 

The first is an open-air concert series taking root in the Centre‚Äôs outdoor amphitheatre‚ÄĒthe venue known to most as the regular home for the TD Young Company. For this new series, entitled Set in the Sun, a different Island songwriter or instrumental duo will perform a live concert on site, every Wednesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.

Presented by program sponsor Honibe, Set in the Sun is part of a slate of programming being unrolled this summer under the banner, CIBC Confed Centre Presents. Another major announcement will be coming later this month around a digital series.

Set in the Sun is a 12-part live series that highlights a thrilling cross-section of local talent, ranging from fiddle music to classical, to folk, rock, and hip-hop. Seating will be limited to 40 people per concert, with parties of up to four staggered safely throughout the venue.

‚ÄúThe Centre team has been thrilled to reopen to the public over the past month, and now we invite our patrons to enjoy live music with us in a safe and relaxed setting,‚ÄĚ shares Adam Brazier, artistic director. ‚ÄúThis diverse series presents some of finest emerging and established songwriters from across the Island.‚ÄĚ

The July 22 concert will feature Island troubadour Scott Parsons, followed by modern traditional music group Inn Echo on July 25. In August, patrons can enjoy concerts from rising-star hip-hop performer Vince the Messenger, songwriter Rachel Beck, and more. Set in the Sun is programmed by Darcy Campbell, director of LIVE @ the Centre.

Tickets for the Scott Parsons and Inn Echo concerts are available now, online at confederationcentre.com, or by calling the box office at 902.566.1267 or toll-free 1.800.565.0278, Monday to Friday 9-5 p.m. Concerts are offered free-of-charge; however, a ticket is required to reserve a patron’s space. Patrons can book a max of four tickets per show.

Performance dates and ticketing will be made available each Wednesday throughout the series, revealing the performers’ names for the following week’s two concerts and allowing patrons to book their seats.

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