Jen Doerksen

Notes to notes

Heavy Bell has crafted a full and evocative narrative in their new album, By Grand Central Station, which was released Jan.12, one day before the…


The wacky world of VanGaalen

Multi-faceted artist Chad VanGaalen is starting a nine-day Prairie-province-tour starting in Winnipeg on Friday, Jan. 19, at The Good Will Social Club. VanGaalen recently released…


BADBADNOTGOOD – IV, 5/5

BADBADNOTGOOD’s fourth full length LP is a captivating and sometimes tense album. The jazz trio grew into a quartet for this record, adding Leland Whitty…


Handcrafted haven

From farmers’ markets in the summer and fall, to holiday markets in the winter, buying local is easier than ever with these pop-up malls offering…



Fine arts firsts

Newly found art collective Actually Milk, comprised of six second-year fine arts students, hosted their first group gallery at Forth on Dec. 22. The show…


Comedic bluff callers

Winnipeg comedians are finding more ways to make audiences laugh with a live game show called Pants on Fire, where teams try to call each…


Illustrating hateful history

Before Dec. 15, local graphic novel author Jamie Michaels hope to raise $2,500 to publish a graphic novel called Christie Pits that tells the story…


Final farewell

Local punk band 1971 are saying farewell to fans at their EP release and final concert on Dec. 23. The group decided to disband after…


Cultural appropriation in the arts

Manitoba Opera is currently showing Madama Butterfly, a piece previously questioned as being racist or being an example of cultural appropriation. The opera debuted in…