Jesus Christ : the interview

Jesus Christ Superstar,” the big block letters outside the Park Theatre will soon read, heralding two back-to-back dates of music and fun for the secular and non-secular alike. JCS is based on the gospel of John and deals with the last week or so of Jesus’ life. It is typically performed as a musical and, […]

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Young nature artist brings wildlife art back to life

Wildlife and nature artists are sometimes hard to find in today’s art scene. Then an artist like 25-year-old Joseph Koensgen emerges. With raw talent and passion, he is reviving the tradition of artists like Robert Bateman. Using acrylics, Koensgen paints highly realist nature and wildlife pieces, one of which won him the Manitoba Art Expo’s […]

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CD Review : Beach House, “Teen Dream”

Back in 2006, a small dream-pop band named Beach House tiptoed into indie music waters, making only a relative splash with their self-titled debut LP. Although slightly unrefined and jagged in spots, that album showcased the Baltimore-based duo’s capabilities — blending shadowy, cryptic vocals with an equally enigmatic combination of warm guitar riffs and superbly-timed […]

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All the City’s a Stage : Hot Thespian Action

“All the City’s a Stage” is a continuing look at local independent theatre companies in Winnipeg. Can you handle some Hot Thespian Action? OK, that got your attention. The remaining question: can a troupe of five ambitious 20-somethings live up to such an audacious name? Local sketch comedy troupe and Fringe Festival favourite Hot Thespian […]

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Dissecting Workman’s Meat

Have you recently had your heart broken? You could eat your weight in Ben and Jerry’s, or maybe the new Hawksley Workman record might hit the spot. Meat is the indie rock singer’s 12th album and, from the sounds of it, the lyrics are about as angst-ridden as getting dumped at the prom. It’s a […]

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First Nations University denied reinstatement of $7.2 million in federal funding

Even though the federal government refuses to reinstate millions of dollars in annual funding to the First Nations University of Canada, its student association president is saying she will continue to advocate for the survival of the school. “I am in a place where I will not be defeated until the university shuts its doors. […]

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CRTC Approves Request to Broadcast Al Jazeera English in Canada

Viewers across Canada now have access to Al Jazeera English (AJE), a news service currently available in over 100 countries across the globe. On Nov. 26, 2009, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission approved a request to add AJE to the list of eligible satellite services for distribution. Al Jazeera is the first 24-hour news […]

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