Fauxpasfunk. Photo by Pablo Riquelme.

Fauxpasfunk

A funk band worthy of your dancing shoes

Originally created as a research project by Niall Bakkestad-Legare, fauxpasfunk is an instrumental funk band playing at this year’s Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. The band is comprised of Bakkestad-Legare on saxophone, Carter Graham on keyboard, Jocelyn Gould on guitar, Carlen Jupiter on bass, and Kevin Waters on drums – though for this performance Curtis Nowosad […]

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Jazz Fest, Old Market Square. Photo by Ian Walsh.

Jazz Fest 2014

Festival promises club-hopping musical fun

Winnipeg is just an offbeat away from the start of the 25th annual TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. Beginning on June 12 and running for 10 days, renowned musicians from around the world and local rising stars will be making noise in the Exchange District. The festival, known as “Jazz Fest” by frequent attendees, showcases […]

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Photo provided by MAWA

Mentors seeking mentees

Year-long program at MAWA offers support, mentorship to women artist

In their 30th anniversary year, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) are once again inviting applicants to their Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP). A cornerstone of MAWA’s programming, this program has been offered to over 200 artists since their inception in 1984. Through the FMP, MAWA hopes to increase visibility and participation of women artists in […]

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Photo by Dana Medoro

Take Back Manitoba From Factory Farming

Humane society holds event to promote welfare of province’s farm animals

Are you interested in the improved treatment of Manitoba farm animals? On April 16, Take Back Manitoba From Factory Farming, a “farm-to-table” event presented by the Winnipeg Humane Society’s (WHS) farm animal compassion committee (FACC), will present four speakers: Paul Shapiro, vice president of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States; […]

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Traveling on a budget

Some tips and advice on hostels, couch surfing, and using Euro budget airlines

How to pick a hostel Hostelling allows you to lodge on a budget while meeting people from around the world. I recommend HostelBookers.com. Easy to navigate, they have been around forever so their hostels have the most reviews. Use these tips to try and decide which is best for you:  Try to find a high […]

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Image provided by Kendra Okrusko

Where the art is

Graduates of the fine arts program at the U of M prepare for year-end show

A group art exhibition where the contributing creators are on hand everyday throughout the entire run of the show, willing to interact with visitors who have questions? It’s a real event, and it’s starring some of Winnipeg’s highly trained, emerging artists. Students in the bachelor of fine arts program at the School of Art (SoA) at […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Critic

Review: Duck Soup

It’s not giraffe soup, peacock soup, or even chicken soup. Duck Soup is among the greatest comedies of all time, and is full of material that bends the rules whill still managing to leave modern audiences in stitches. The Marx Brothers’ style of film was anarchic and madcap – outrageous for its time and full […]

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When the moon hits your eye

Local artists showing at an exhibition dedicated to pizza

If you’re too intoxicated to look up the phone number for a pizzeria, and don’t possess the coordination to focus on more than one number at a time, all you need to do in Winnipeg is keep pressing the 2  button. Eventually a receptionist for Pizza Hotline will pick up. Local artists are dedicating an […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Critic

Review: The Lego Movie

Ah, LEGO: the original Minecraft. Who doesn’t remember playing with those small interlocking blocks in hopes of making a giant castle or a poorly assembled tower? Considering it’s such a popular toy, and films based on toys seem to be increasingly popular, it’s no shock that Warner Bros. produced The Lego Movie in 2014. The […]

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Arts-Vandana Shiva poster

Free teach-in for Earth democracy

Concept of radical self-education presented through live-streamed lecture by Vandana Shiva

Internationally renowned eco-feminist, philosopher, and activist Vandana Shiva will be paying a visit to Winnipeg this weekend, and while her ticketed event is now sold out, local organizers have arranged an alternate, free live-streamed teach-in. Shiva will be speaking to a group of paying attendees on the evening of March 28 as part of the […]

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