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Classical rock stars

Symphony joins local heroes Royal Canoe, Imaginary Cities, Nathan Music Co., and the Lytics for a 3-night engagement

This weekend’s pairing between the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and four well-known local bands is both innovative and a slight refinement of past collaborations. The Manitoba Rocks! series runs from March 28-30, and features Royal Canoe, Imaginary Cities, Nathan Music Co., and the Lytics each playing a sampling of their tunes with the symphony. There […]

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Photo by Tim Hoover

Winnipeg’s got a new booking agent

Harmony Mansion Presents steps up to fill the void caused by Winnipeg’s venue closures

He started promoting local music shows in Winnipeg when he was 15 years old. Seven years later he founded his own company to keep great music appearing on stage here. David Schellenberg established Harmony Mansion Presents (HMP) in February and, as the company’s artistic director, is the sole employee. “My goal with the company is […]

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Forum’s got fleas!

During their 50th anniversary year, Forum Art Centre hosts vast fundraising sale

The folks who run Forum Art Centre (FAC) have the organization busy most days of the year. Due to their status as a registered charity, they are using one of their few free weekends this year to host a fundraising event in their building on the edge of Coronation Park in St. Boniface. The occasion […]

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O(h) NO! It’s music festival time!

Local labels create a JUNO Week festival of their own

With the 2014 JUNO Awards on the doorstep it is time to brace for the gauntlet of outstanding musicians playing shows throughout Winnipeg. While the JUNOs themselves are a great Canadian event, JUNO weekend also plays host to over 100 regional, local, and national musical acts performing at JUNOfest. That may seem like a big […]

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Photos by Katy MacKinnon

A modern Stein salon

Art Tuesdays stimulates creativity, conversation

What do you get when you combine soothing music, charming hosts, stimulating conversation, and paintbrushes? Asked this question in the 1920s, one might have answered Gertrude Stein’s salon, which, consequently, was an inspiration for Art Tuesdays, says Olivia MacKinnon (no relation), host and co-ordinator of the weekly event. You can feel the warm atmosphere upon […]

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Performing unpublished pages

Theatre by the River and SpurFest present the fifth Wine and Words event

There is always time for more hard work. In the midst of her third year as a PhD student in the department of English, film, and theatre at the University of Manitoba, Kendra Magnus-Johnston is exerting her talents to co-ordinate Wine & Words, an innovative event for the company Theatre by the River that combines […]

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Screening the truth

Gimme Some Truth highlights the art of documentary by experienced and emerging filmmakers

Local filmmakers, film connoisseurs, and any others who feel the gravitational pull towards the stories not often told or the roads less travelled should set their sights on Cinematheque this weekend, host to the sixth annual Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival. “Gimme Some Truth was created to showcase the world’s most challenging, uncompromising, and poignant […]

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Ghost Launch

Artists collaborate to evoke sites of queer/feminist literature

Near the intersection of River Avenue and Osborne Street, on the west side of Osborne, once was a feminist bookstore. It has been 20 years since that shop, Bold Print, closed. Today, a group of Winnipeg-based artists is reminding the public that while feminist and queer bookstores, and small bookstores in general, are not prevalent […]

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Calling for justice by walking with art

Art exhibit responds to unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The Native Women’s Association of Canada created a database of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and as of March 31, 2010, it had gathered information on nearly 600 cases. University of Ottawa PhD candidate (faculty of law) Maryanne Pearce has compiled a list of the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, and […]

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Out of the gallery, into homes and streets

Kimiwan ’‘zine launch party highlights accessible indigenous art and writing

On March 22, a launch party like no other will be held at Union Sound Hall. Hosted by Wab Kinew and featuring New Orleans’ own Big Freedia, the party is in celebration of kimiwan ’zine’s issue sixxx. The kimiwan ’zine’s collective spoke with the Manitoban about the history of the ’zine and their hopes for […]

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