Photo by Mike Latschislaw

Slow Leaves: Beauty Is So Common

New folk album explores the passing of time

Slow Leaves’ newest album Beauty Is So Common will have you tapping your feet and humming along to the simple, catchy guitar rhythms, and contemplating your next steps – literally and figuratively. Slow Leaves is Winnipegger Grant Davidson. A guitar player since age 15, Davidson floated between a musical and a conventional career before quitting […]

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Hilary Grist. Photo by Jennifer Picard.

Hilary Grist: Come & Go

Ghostly vocals, dense emotions

It is such a rarity to come across a robust, cohesive album – one in which each song truly sounds like it has been handpicked and nurtured by the artist. Canadian singer-songwriter Hilary Grist’s enchanting alt pop album, Come & Go, is one such anomaly. Come & Go is the Vancouver-based artist’s second full-length record, […]

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Photo by Tanya Lukin Linklater

Urban Shaman features female Aboriginal artists

Exhibit an opportunity for much-needed representation

“Representation” has been a media buzzword recently, with people becoming more aware of how little Aboriginal women are depicted in movies, television, and art. Urban Shaman is currently holding an exhibit titled Memory Keepers: Methodologies of Memory, Mapping, and Gender, which spotlights exclusively female Aboriginal artists. The project privileges indigenous knowledge and memories, and is […]

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Hip hop/breakdance artist Bill Shannon will perform during the Soapbox Series. Graphic by Bram Keast.

Accessing art

The Soapbox Series is starting the conversation

The arts aren’t always accessible for people with disabilities. Sometimes audience members can’t see a play because of flights of stairs. Other times, artwork is seen as therapeutic art rather than professional art. Sometimes, audience members feel uncomfortable, or even sick, watching someone in a wheelchair perform on stage. Arts & Disability Network Manitoba chair […]

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The Dude Abides

5th annual charity event Lebowskipalooza shows love for 90s cult classic

Put on your favourite Creedence tape, tie up your bowling shoes, and starting mixing up some White Russians: Lebowskipalooza, an event based around the 90s cult comedy The Big Lebowski, will be held at the Garrick Centre on Oct. 18. The event, which donates proceeds to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, returns for the fifth […]

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Gabrielle Funk and Takashi Iwasaki's mural. Photo provided by Takashi Iwasaki.

Wall-to-Wall West Broadway art

Murals, food, and music aplenty at five-day festival

Synonym Art Consultation is hosting a five-day mural and culture festival called Wall-to-Wall, beginning Sept. 23. With murals, music, and food, the local arts initiative aims to help connect people in Winnipeg who love to create. Run by Andrew Eastman and Chloe Chafe, Synonym Art Consultation works to keep Winnipeg’s art scene thriving by installing […]

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Local trio Burden will perform at send + receive. Photo by Robert Szkolnicki

Send + receive = inventive + singular

If you’d rather listen to diverse, eclectic music than hear the same mainstream music playing on today’s top radio stations, take a chance on send + receive, a festival of audio and visual art, sound, and non-traditional music. Running from Oct. 1-4, this festival promises to inspire and present sounds from the fringes of popular […]

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Photo by Darron Field

Hearing Trees’ debut EP

Laid-back poetry, ghostly vocals found throughout breakout record

The four-piece rock group Hearing Trees recently debuted their self-titled EP. The band is made up of Graham Hnatiuk singing vocals, Ava Glendinning on guitar, Joel Heidinger playing bass, and drummer Kyle Kunkel. The band has a sound not heard often. While the majority of new rock music has become aggressive and heavy, Hearing Trees […]

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Deschâtelets Archives Missionary Oblates (Q), Sophia Lee PHOTO: Réjean Brandt Photography

Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation explores legacy of residential schools

Royal Winnipeg Ballet offering free admission to survivors, reduced-rate evening to general public

It’s hard to imagine how the carefully choreographed pirouettes and pliés of a ballet might be used to explore the generational traumas experienced by Canada’s First Nations through the residential school system. And yet that is exactly what the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will attempt to do Oct. 1-5 in Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation. “Essentially […]

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Cover to cover with Carlyn

Waiting for the Man, by Arjun Basu

Joe is a 30-something New Yorker searching for meaning in his life beyond the falsity of his copywriting career. So much so that when he envisions a man that no one else can see, a man that sits around and, once in a while, tells him what to do, Joe decides to sit on a […]

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