Misc. circles

Local songwriter circle presents workshop at the WECC

Songwriting is not an easy process. Obtaining the necessary levels of musicality, rhythm, and sincerity in a song requires patience. This often leads to tedious and frustrating trial and error. In hopes of alleviating part of the struggle of the musical process, the Manitoba Independent Songwriters Circle (MISC) will be putting on a songwriting workshop […]

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Photo provided by the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Cannes of commercial creativity

WAG screens encore of world’s best commercials

Thirty-second commercials fracturing your favourite sitcom may not spark your imagination. However, this does not mean aesthetically-driven commercials are completely absent from television. In hopes to provide Winnipeggers with a taste of more pleasing and artistically astute advertisements, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is presenting an encore screening of the Cannes Lions International Festival of […]

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Graphic by Aldo Rios.

Lost Luggage

Writing contest captures travel experience, real or imagined

The event of travelling is a distinctive concept with many different variables. A unique story may arrive as one enters the airport, when one reaches the destination, or even on the return trip home. Travelling stories are relatable: we have all experienced frustration at an airport due to a delay or because of the security […]

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Photo credit to Claire D. Falgui.

Mid-Ocean’s 20

Manitoba’s sole audio production school celebrates 20th anniversary

The Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts (MOSMA), Manitoba’s sole audio production school, celebrates their 20th anniversary in 2015. Beginning in 1995 as a partnership between Doug Blakely and Carlos Vela, MOSMA offers lectures, mentorships, and workshops for individuals interested in developing skills in audio production. The idea of the audio school had humble beginnings with […]

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Photo credit to Travis Ross.

2015 Winnipeg Folk Festival Lineup Announced

From Magnetic Zeroes to classic folk heroes

On March 5, the Winnipeg Folk Festival announced the lineup for its 2015 event. Artists such as Wilco, Jenny Lewis, Arlo Guthrie, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Jose Gonzalez, Kurt Vile, Shakey Graves, and Bahamas will take the stage in Birds Hill Park in July. “With this lineup, we are honouring folk music by […]

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Photo provided by the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.

Storyteller-in-residence: Dovie Thomason

Indigenous storyteller offers assistance at U of M Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture

The imagination can run wild in the hands of a great story and its storyteller. Dovie Thomason—the current storyteller-in-residence at the University of Manitoba Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture (CCWOC)—focuses on sharing traditional indigenous tales. Beginning her tenure in January of 2015, Thomason will be available at the university until the beginning of […]

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Photo by Joey Senft.

Robot Invaders from the Death Galaxy

Winnipeg surf rock band the Thrashers release robotic new album

When it comes to blending retro aesthetic with robot invasion, no one in Winnipeg has the musical concept down quite like the Thrashers. Focusing their efforts on punk rock and roll, the Winnipeg trio is set to release their new album Robot Invaders from the Death Galaxy at the West End Cultural Centre on March […]

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Photo by Ian T.D. Thomson.

For what HITS worth

David Cross’ directorial debut premiers at Park Theatre, brings pay-what-you-want format

Log off of your Facebook and Instagram pages – HITS, a dark comedy film examining the social media generation, has its Winnipeg premiere at the Park Theatre on March 4. The movie presents a striking portrait of the need to be famous in the 21st century. Set in upstate New York, HITS tells the story […]

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Hari Kondabolu: making injustice laughable

Comedian brings edgy political humour to Park Theatre

Every comedian has his or her own style. Whether you are laughing at Louis C.K.’s cynicism, Seth Rogen’s Canadian stoner movies, or Hannibal Buress’s look at flawed modern trends, these comedians each bring a unique brand to their comedy. But when it comes to taking jabs at racial injustice and political science, no one’s comedic […]

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