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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Successful Swedish film makes its way to Cinematheque

“If you want to kill me, you better hurry, because I’m a hundred years old” – Allan Karlsson. Best-selling Swedish novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared tells the tale of centenarian Allan Karlsson and his wild travels outside his retirement home. With a Swedish film adaptation of the same […]

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Photo credit to Michelle Saromo.

Comfort food for thought: the Store Next Door

Chew restaurant owners open up the Store Next Door

Even before popular restaurant Chew opened on Waterloo Street in the River Heights neighbourhood in 2013, owners Kristen Chemerika-Lew and Kyle Lew had always wanted a store right beside their restaurant. “We called it a ‘storestaurant,’” Chemerika-Lew said while kneading dough at their new bakery/espresso bar/food/cookware shop located right beside Chew. “We didn’t think it […]

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Photo credit to Heather Pollock.

Sitting down with the Strumbellas

The Strumbellas talk touring, their latest album, and upcoming ventures

Toronto-based band, the Strumbellas, have seen massive success this past year. Between their Juno win for “Folk and Traditional Album of the Year,” their Sirius Indie Award for “Folk/Roots Album of the Year,” and being long-listed for the Polaris prize, this band is dominating the music scene. Although their latest album, We Still Move on […]

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Photo credit to Steve Gullick.

Musical rewiring: Cold Specks

Soul singer-songwriter experiments with sophomore album, Neuroplasticity

Hailing from Toronto, Al Spx—better known as Cold Specks— expands the possibilities of what a singer-songwriter can be. Coinciding with the release of her second album, Neuroplasticity,on Aug. 26 of this year, Spx and her five-piece band will be performing her soulful music at the Park Theatre on Nov. 30. Cold Speck’s debut album, I […]

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Photo credit to Brooks Reynolds.

Arkells ‘Come To Light’ With Latest Album

Hamilton rockers Arkells slated to play Winnipeg during Canadian tour

Coming off of the summer release of their newest album, High Noon, Hamilton band Arkells is set to stop in Winnipeg during their 12 city Canadian tour. Featuring 11 songs, including singles “Come to Light” and “Never Thought That This Would Happen,” High Noon is comprised of pieces that are upbeat, energetic, and catchy – […]

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Photo credit to Lauren Siddall.

Shakey Graves: Big time [Austin] star

Shakey Graves to play the Park Theatre in two sold out shows

Austin, Texas native Alejandro Rose-Garcia—dubbed Shakey Graves by his friends around the campfire—extends beyond his Bandcamp digital bestselling, angst-filled debut album Roll the Bones in his new record, And the War Came. “The first album was me wanting to burn my life down, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods. This album […]

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Photo credit to Ian T.D. Thomson.

30 years worth of Rumor’s

Winnipeg comedy club celebrates anniversary with four nationally renowned comics

There is nothing inherently funny about Winnipeg. Apart from being the butt of jokes regarding our cold winters, rarely do Winnipeggers have much to laugh about. Rumor’s has always been the exception to the rule. In celebrating its 30th anniversary in Winnipeg, Rumor’s Restaurant and Comedy Club will be hosting a concert series on Nov. […]

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ACTRA: Diversity is our Strength

Two Winnipeg filmmakers winners at national diversity committee’s film competition

On Oct. 17, ACTRA, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists, announced the winners for their national diversity short film competition. Two out of the four winners are Manitoba filmmakers Alan Wong and Fernando Dalayoan. The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists is a union representing over 22,000 performers within English-language […]

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"Wave", photo taken by Ian McCausland.

Casting Shadows

Manitoba artist encapsulates the beauty of our province

Beginning Nov.. 7, Manitoba artist Bette Woodland’s exhibit, Casting Shadows, will be showcased at the Gurevich Fine Art gallery. The exhibit features scenes of Manitoban life and landscape. Woodland creates paintings of people and places within Manitoba by capturing the vast beauty of the prairies through the juxtaposition of bright highlights and dark shadows. This […]

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