March 28, 2015

Founding Father Review by PL Holden

His story in our Canada of a man who dressed for the times & displayed a tremendous amount of (sometimes alcohol-fueled) passion for this mammoth of a country.  Creative Director Adam Brazier & co. put 9 weeks of research & writing into this fitting tribute to Sir John A. MacDonald. This show which played at The Mack in Charlottetown is in the beginning stages a 12-city national tour in recognition of Sir John A. Macdonald’s 2015 bicentennial. There is also a fantastic exhibit at the Confederation Centre to commemorate this Canadian icon & theatre event.

The show features the talents of Matthew James Donovan as Sir John A. Macdonald, Josée Boudreau as wife Mrs. Macdonald, Réjean Cournoyer as his right hand man George-Étienne Cartier, & Cameron MacDuffee as arch-nemisis George Brown. These actors also filled in as other characters as well.

To start off the show there were visuals of map changes, historical photos and live-action sand drawings by Québec artist Marie Linda Bluteau. A quartet of bilingual singers reciting facts from his early days in Kingston, the family hardships, his battle against the bottle, the wives & ill-fated children to his passionate political challenges.

The story paints a truthful picture of Canada’s political climate in the mid to late 1800’s. I loved the headlines on the screen as the story unfolded. Some showed the triumphs of a growing nation, some of the darkside of our history in regards to the treatment of Aboriginals & the Chinese.

I loved the quotes, the songs, & the way the stories were told of how Canada found confederation, how the railways came to be built, how Ottawa was chosen as our Nations capital, & the beginnings of the Mounties. Sir John A. MacDonald thrived in tough era & there is no denying the impact he had in the shaping of this great country.

The next stop is in Fredericton & the schedule can be found at http://www.thesirjohnatour.ca/en/tour

March 26, 2015

March 27 & 28 Weekend Events & Homegrown Atlantic

Friday

The Founding Father – 2pm & 7:30pm @ The Mack

More Soul – Hunter’s Ale House

Liam Corcoran Band + Andrew Waite and The Firm + Iain McCarvill – Baba’s Lounge

Popalopalots—Live Improv Comedy – The Guild, 08:00pm

Winsloe Players Present “Oh, My, Where’s the Groom?” – Carrefour de l’Isle St. Jean 07:30pm

Ceol Agus Cairde—Music and Friends concerts – Irish Cultural Centre (BIS Hall) 08:00pm

Mardi-Fest -Friday night will be Eleventh Hour, Rock Bottom, Pretty Tragic. – The Oval, 08:00pm

Saturday

WinterJazz with Kim Wempe – The Pourhouse, 07:30pm

Ben Edwards (HFX) – Marc’s Lounge

Jon Matthews – Next Door @ Merchantman

The Place Shakers – Old Triangle Pub

Winsloe Players Present “Oh, My, Where’s the Groom?” – Carrefour de l’Isle St. Jean 07:30pm

YakBak – Baba’s Lounge

Mardi-Fest Saturday night will be Chaotically Zen, Dave Doyle Band and NOT. – The Oval, 08:00pm

Led Zeppelin Tribute  – Nathan Waite, Scott Doyle, Tim Hamming and Joe MacMillan take on the music of Led Zeppelin. Special guests TBA.Source: BUZZon.com Sportsman’s Club 11:00pm

March 11, 2015

Mar 13 & 14 #PEI Weekend Events & Movie Previews

 

Friday

Irish Mythen -Hunter’s Ale House

Jon Matthews -Marc’s Lounge

Captives of the Faceless Drummer -Main Faculty Lounge – UPEI 07:30pm

Friday the 13th Improv with the Popalopalots -The Guild, 08:00pm

Vintage 2.0 -Old Triangle Pub 08:30pm – 12:00am Source: BUZZon.com

Open Mic with Jim Sid MacMillan -Hot Shots Sports Bar

Indie Pop Night with DJ Bones -Baba’s Lounge

Incognito -Charlottetown Legion

Friday Afternoon Recitals with UPEI Music Majors -Dr. Steel Recital Hall – UPEI 01:40pm

Brandon Gillis -Water’s Edge Restaurant 05:30pm – 08:00pm

John MacAllar -Dundee Arms Inn 06:30pm – 10:00pm

Muddy Buddy -Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall

Brian Dunn -Next Door @ Merchantman

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Opening Onscreen 

Cineplex –  Cinderella

 City Cinema –  A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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Saturday

Jill Barber – Two-time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. -Confederation Centre: Homburg Theatre 07:30pm

Mindwaves with Midnight Society -Baba’s Lounge

Catcoon Lakes’ St. Patrick’s Day Patdown with Dylan Menzie – Covers from Racoon Bandit, North Lakes, and Wildcat. Dylan Menzie will open. -Sportsman’s Club

Gypsy Soul -Charlottetown Legion

Muddy Buddy -Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall

Mitch Schurman / Tian Wigmore / Remi Arsenault / Shane Coady -Hot Shots Sports Bar

Pineo and Loeb -Hunter’s Ale House

Ryan Merry -Marc’s Lounge

Dave Woodside -Next Door @ Merchantman

MusicMan Children Show -The Guild, 01:00pm

Open Mic at Back Alley - Hosted by Nick Doneff. -Back Alley Music 01:00pm – 04:00pm

Definitely Not The Symphony Andrews of Stratford 10:00am – 11:15am

Blues Matinee with Got Blues and guest(s) -Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall 02:30pm – 04:30pm

JJ Chaisson and Darla MacPhee -Old Triangle Pub 05:00pm – 07:00pm

Captives of the Faceless Drummer -Main Faculty Lounge – UPEI 07:30pm

Jon Matthews & Sheila FitzPatrick -Old Triangle Pub 08:00pm – 12:00am Source: BUZZon.com

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P.E.I.’s Homegrown Atlantic is a radio show dedicated to the musicians of Prince Edward Island & Atlantic Canada, hosted by East Coast Music Association Member, Blair Dewar.http://www.homegrownatlantic.com

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March 4, 2015

Mar 6 & 7 #PEI Weekend Events & Movie Previews

 

Friday

Amanda Jackson Band & Friends Concert Series Haviland Club 08:00pm Source: BUZZon.com

Liz Claybourne Benefit with Kim Albert Charlottetown Legion

Roger Jones Band Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall

Chris and Eric Hunter’s Ale House

James Phillips Marc’s Lounge

Nikki Schieck & Melissa McCrae Next Door @ Merchantman

 

 

Dave Woodside Water’s Edge Restaurant 05:30pm – 08:00pm

Marvin Birt Dundee Arms Inn 06:30pm – 10:00pm

Derek Edwards—Baloney and Wine Confederation Centre: Homburg Theatre 07:30pm

Jacques Poulin-Denis—Cible de Dieu Harbourfront Theatre 07:30pm

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Opening Onscreen 

Cineplex –  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

 City Cinema –  Selma

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Saturday

Aqua Alta with Emilee Sorrey  Jenn Grant’s Aqua Alta LP Release. Emilee Sorrey will open. Hunter’s Ale House

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AquaAlta/566652380052273

PEI Community Theatre Festival Carrefour de l’Isle St. Jean. 5 or 6 short plays will run in turn — a variety of edgy drama, cultural legends, light and dark comedies.  Drop in for one or two or the whole afternoon.  Refreshments available.  Pay-what-you-will admission.  Doors open at 12:30, and the plays will run till about 5:00 o’clock. Information: robthomson@pei.sympatico.ca. 628-6778.

Lady Soul Baba’s Lounge

Kelly Buote Charlottetown Legion

Roger Jones Band Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall

James Phillips / Pit Ponies Hot Shots Sports Bar

The Young Ones Kaylee Hall

Mat Hannah Marc’s Lounge

Adam MacGregor Next Door @ Merchantman

MusicMan Children Show The Guild, 01:00pm

Open Mic at Back Alley  Hosted by Nick Doneff. Back Alley Music 01:00pm – 04:00pm

Art Opening and Artist Talk: Monica Lacey this town is small market gallery  02:30pm – 04:00pm

Blues Matinee with Got Blues and guest(s) Factory Cookhouse & Dancehall 02:30pm – 04:30pm

Winter Art Gala launch Confederation Centre: Art Gallery 07:00pm

Definitely Not The Symphony Andrews of Stratford 10:00am – 11:15am

Ripped Paper Matinee Old Triangle Pub 05:00pm

International Tea House 2015 Jack Blanchard Family Centre 07:00pm – 09:00pm

dance umbrella—The Lady Pirates of Captain Bree Mack, The (MacKenzie Theatre) 07:00pm

From the Page to the Stage The Guild, 07:30pm

Kim Barlow & Kim Beggs The Dunk, 07:30pm

Irish Mythen Old Triangle Pub 08:30pm Source: BUZZon.com

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P.E.I.’s Homegrown Atlantic is a radio show dedicated to the musicians of Prince Edward Island & Atlantic Canada, hosted by East Coast Music Association Member, Blair Dewar.http://www.homegrownatlantic.com

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