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WSO Puts On Pop-Up Blitz of Concerts

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg is going to experience a music-blitz June 16 and 17 thanks to Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The musicians of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will Pop-Up in parks and other public hot spots throughout Winnipeg for a blitz of 20 performances in eleven locations on June 16 and 17 as part of Symphony…

Short Film "The Detail" Makes National Debut

WINNIPEG - On May 24, the short film “The Detail,” honouring the legacy of fallen MARSOC Marine Raiders and the Raising Raiders Foundation, will make its public debut streaming for free on Amazon Prime. The short film is inspired by the true story of veteran MSgt. Thomas V Saunders who died along side six other…

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WSO Puts On Pop-Up Blitz of Concerts

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg is going to experience a music-blitz June 16 and 17 thanks to Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The musicians of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will Pop-Up in parks and other public hot spots throughout Winnipeg for a blitz of 20 performances in eleven locations on June 16 and 17 as part of Symphony…

Short Film "The Detail" Makes National Debut

WINNIPEG - On May 24, the short film “The Detail,” honouring the legacy of fallen MARSOC Marine Raiders and the Raising Raiders Foundation, will make its public debut streaming for free on Amazon Prime. The short film is inspired by the true story of veteran MSgt. Thomas V Saunders who died along side six other…

Serious Accident May Keep Burton Cummings From Singing at Winnipeg Jets Game

WINNIPEG - Canadian music icon Burton Cummings says he is recovering from several injuries he suffered in a car crash last Sunday in Los Angeles. The injuries sustained may keep Burton from singing the National Anthem at the next Winnipeg Jets Home game. In a lengthy Facebook post, the Winnipeg rocker and former frontman for…

Howie Mandel Says The Show Will Go On

MONTREAL — Howie Mandel says Montreal’s Just For Laughs will move forward without founder Gilbert Rozon, stressing the comedy festival is not about one person. The Canadian−born comedian led an investor group that acquired the festival in March after it was put up for sale. The new owners include U.S. talent agency ICM Partners. Just…

Pink Fan, 12-Year-Old BC Girl, Gets to Sing With Idol

VANCOUVER — A 12−year−old girl admits she’s still in shock after getting the chance to sing for Pink at the performer’s concert Saturday night in Vancouver. Victoria Anthony says she had been dreaming of the opportunity since winning praise for a recent appearance at her elementary school’s talent show, when she performed the Pink song…

Dennis DeYoung to Play Burton Cummings Theatre

WINNIPEG - A founding member of STYX and the lead singer, Dennis DeYoung, will make his way to the Burton Cummings Theatre, August 16th. It was 1977 when DeYoung and his bandmates made history with the release of The Grand Illusion album. Dennis DeYoung and the music of STYX celebrate that history by performing the…

Local Artist Featured at Pavillion Gallery

WINNIPEG - The local animals of Assiniboine Park Zoo have jumped to canvas in a series of paintings that local artist Cori Jaye Elston has created for their Pavillion Gallery. Mystical Furry Friends opens May 20 and runs until August 23, 2018. “For this showcase, I wanted to bring family and community together to the…

Hollywood Remembers Canadian Actress Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder’s sister says the Canadian−born actress shared a courageous spirit with Lois Lane, the tough−as−nails journalist she played on screen. Kidder, best known for her role opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" films of the 1970s and 1980s, has died at age 69, a Montana funeral home confirmed on Monday. Annie Kidder said her…

Hilarious Clips and Memories at SCTV Reunion

TORONTO — Fans of "SCTV" were served a heaping dish of nostalgia on Sunday as cast members of the Canadian sketch comedy series gathered to share memories for an upcoming Netflix special. Seemingly every popular character from the influential show — including Johnny LaRue, Alex Trebel and Edith Prickley — had a moment to shine…

Do You Know These Famous Manitobans

WINNIPEG - We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the our province. There are hundreds of Manitobans who have made a positive impact in the world, attained international recognition for sports, music, acting, arts and more. We want to change that with our weekly feature titled, "Do You Know These Famous…

More Bands Announced for Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa

WINNIPEG - The annual summer party, Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa, that already includes an impressive list of rockers including Burton Cummings, announced the latest additions to the 2018 lineup: Headpins, formed in the late 70’s and having had a string of hits they continue to provide fans with an energetic show of pure classic…

Celebrate Music Month in May

WINNIPEG - May is Music Month and to celebrate the province will be highlighting student accomplishments through the 2018 Celebrating Music in Manitoba Schools: Music Month Concert Series at the Legislative Building. “Music plays a significant role in our schools, enriches the lives of our students and contributes to the well-being of all Manitobans,” said…

WSO performs with Sistema Students

WINNIPEG - The Sistema program is an intensive music program developed for children with limited resources and the kids in this program are getting a huge treat on May 8, 2018. Sistema Winnipeg students will play alongside the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) at the Michael Nozick Family Spring Concert at Maples Collegiate, Tuesday, May 8.…

Nazareth​ Will Stop at The Burton Cummings Theatre

WINNIPEG - One of the biggest rock bands to ever emerge from Scotland, Nazareth will stop at the Burton Cummings Theatre on Saturday, August 25. The ticket prices will start at $29.50 and go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Remember their hit, Love Hurts? From 1971 until now, Nazareth have…

Professional Bowler Charged in Attempted Extortion of Kevin Hart

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - A pro bowler from the United States, who had a small part in a movie has been charged in the attempted extortion of actor Kevin Hart. Simon Thompson has more information in this Reuters News video report.

African Movie Festival Set to Rock Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB. - Enjoy film, food, dance and networking at the inaugural Manitoba African Movie Festival May 4 and 5, 2018 at Cinematheque. The festival will provide a rich context for diversity and cross-cultural dialogue. ‘We are thrilled about the potential of this initiative. It is absolutely inconceivable to think that for all these years,…

The Headstones Will Play The Burt

WINNIPEG - The Headstones will entertain Winnipeg at the Burton Cummings Theatre on August 18. Tickets start at $39.50 plus fees, and go on sale 10 a.m., Friday, May 4 at ticketmaster.ca. Formed in Kingston, Ontario in 1987, the Headstones began their early music career performing to anyone who would listen. Carrying a similar attitude…

Four-Year-Old Canadian Artist Makes Art World Take Notice

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — When he’s not playing with dinosaurs or reading a book, four−year−old Advait Kolarkar uses paint, canvases and his imagination to create internationally recognized abstract artwork. The preschooler is already selling his paintings for thousands of dollars and has had his art featured in three exhibits. Earlier this month Advait shared his…

Do You Know These Famous Winnipegers

WINNIPEG - When people talk about Winnipeg we always seem to hear the same things, "Coldest City in North America", "Pot Hole Capital of Canada", "home of the Winnipeg Jets - again". We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the city. We want to change that with our weekly feature titled,…

Norman Art Club Show and Sale

WINNIPEG, MB - The Norman Art Club in St. James is a group of artists, mostly retired, who meet weekly to paint and to provide support for each other. Some of the members are experienced artists and some are fairly new to art. You can find some of the groups work hanging in a number…

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