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WAG Presents Celebrated Ceramic Artist

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to present an intimate new exhibition featuring celebrated ceramic artist, Robert Archambeau. Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, Robert Archambeau: A Conversation in Clay is a harmony of colours, textures, and glazes by the Winnipeg-based artist. The exhibition opens November 17, 2018 and runs until…

Winnipeg Indigenous Films Screen in Hollywood at LA Skins Fest

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST peaks this weekend in Hollywood and Indigenous films from Winnipeg are in the mix for honours. The Festival, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, "offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists." and is backed by high-end sponsors from the studios and…

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WAG Presents Celebrated Ceramic Artist

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to present an intimate new exhibition featuring celebrated ceramic artist, Robert Archambeau. Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, Robert Archambeau: A Conversation in Clay is a harmony of colours, textures, and glazes by the Winnipeg-based artist. The exhibition opens November 17, 2018 and runs until…

Winnipeg Indigenous Films Screen in Hollywood at LA Skins Fest

The 12th Annual LA SKINS FEST peaks this weekend in Hollywood and Indigenous films from Winnipeg are in the mix for honours. The Festival, presented by Comcast NBCUniversal, "offers a genuine voice for emerging Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors and our community of artists." and is backed by high-end sponsors from the studios and…

Stan Lee Dead at Age 95

ENTERTAINMENT - Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and a host of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture and saw big bucks at the box office, has died at 95. Gavino Garay has more information in this Reuters News video report.

WSO Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a weekend of concerts - Ravel, Britten, Shostakovich: In Remembrance, November 9 & 10 at the Centennial Concert Hall. The program is curated to remember and celebrate the end of war. Renowned British violinist Tasmin Little performs the…

Vancouver Casino Doesn't Allow Drake to Play

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver casino says it "categorically" stands against racism after Drake accused it of "profiling" him. In a post on Instagram, the Toronto rapper called Parq Vancouver "the worst run business" he has ever witnessed. He says the casino did not allow him to gamble, despite his providing "everything they originally asked" him…

WSO Heads 'Bach to School' to Reach Thousands of Students

Over the next week, nine Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) ensembles will reach over 8,000 students through educational performances at 40 different schools and care centres. The WSO ensembles include four string ensembles, two brass quintets, two woodwind quintets, and one Francophone string quartet. Through the Nursery Notes program, WSO ensembles will reach tots aged 3-5…

Legendary Rock Band Coming to Bell MTS Place

With hits like "Juke Box Hero", "I Want To Know What Love Is", and "Cold as Ice, The legendary rock band Foreigner will be heating up Bell MTS Place on March 2, 2019 with their Cold as Ice Tour. This tour comes on the heels of the Toronto world-premiere of the new musical, "Juke Box…

Over 100 Performers Take the Stage With WSO

Two local dance groups will be joining the WSO's Classics B series October 19 and 20 at the Centennial Concert Hall. Dancers from Buffy Handel's Aboriginal School of Dance, Odette Heyn-Projects and over 100 performers and musicians will take the stage during the performance. Stravinsky's most famous ballet was last presented at the WSO eight…

Dramatic Theatre Company Presents Rumpelstiltskin

The Dramatic Theatre Company is excited to celebrate their 20th production anniversary with a Winnipeg Premier. The company will present “RUMPELSTILTSKIN” as a SAGE treat for the entire family - October 18 through 21 at the Dramatic Arts Centre (585 Ellice Avenue). Rumpelstiktskin spins straw into gold this fall at Dramatic Theatre. Will the miller’s…

WSO Opens Classics Series with Mahler's Titan Symphony

Concertgoers have a chance to hear the symphony that changed music forever when Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 Titan comes to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) this weekend, September 28 & 29 at the Centennial Concert Hall. "I must admit that the exact statistics are still to be researched, but I am confident that Mahler's…

Elton John Adds Winnipeg to Tour - October 4,5, 2019

Elton John, one of the most successful male solo artists of all time has added Winnipeg to his list of cities he plans to visit for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. He is coming to Winnipeg on October 4 and 5, 2019. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour kicked off to a sold-out crowd…

470 Free Ways to Celebrate Arts and Culture in Manitoba

This weekend is a great opportunity to get a free glimpse at the art scene in Manitoba with 470 free activities across the province. Culture Days Manitoba is celebrating its 9th year in 26 communities with a new theme #OnBeat, focusing on rhythm and highlighting how percussion permeates artistic expression universally. In Manitoba, Culture Days…

Norm MacDonald Dumped From Tonight Show Visit

NEW YORK — Norm Macdonald’s comments about the MeToo movement and fellow comedians Louis C.K. and Roseanne Barr led to the "The Tonight Show" cancelling his appearance and spurred apologies from the comedian that could bring their own problems. In a statement, NBC said it cancelled Tuesday’s appearance "out of sensitivity to our audience." The…

Winnipeg Turns into Playground During Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg returns with an exciting array of artists and venues as it celebrates its ninth year. On Saturday September 29, the event packs bigger and brighter art installations into it's its 8-hour experience running from 6:00pm - 2:00am. You can enjoy a long list of events in St.Boniface, Downtown, the Forks, the Exchange…

$2 Million for Canada's Diversity Gardens

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy received $2 million from Sean McCoshen to support the development of Canada's Diversity Gardens and the Imagine a Place Campaign. Sean is the Chairman of A2A Rail USA LLC and Chairman, Alberta - Alaska Railway Development Corporation. APC announced the donation at their annual Garden Party fundraising event at the Leo…

Harry Potter and The WSO Provide Magical Experience

Harry Potter is coming to Winnipeg in a magical concert series with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. On March 8-9 they will perform the score live at the Centennial Concert Hall while Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. The Harry Potter Film Concert Series has been touring since…

Aretha Franklin "The Queen of Soul" Dead at 76

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - The incredibly talented Aretha Franklin died Thursday at the age of 76. Aretha, who was appropriately crowned the Queen of Soul died at her home in Detroit. The reported cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 1997,…

Margot Kidder’s Death Ruled a Suicide

HELENA, Montana — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said it’s a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who was born in Yellowknife and played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on…

Sir Paul McCartney to Play Winnipeg in September

A Legendary singer-songwriter who hasn't been in Winnipeg since 2013 will will return this fall. Sir Paul McCartney is set to play Bell MTS Place on September 28th as part of his Freshen Up tour. McCartney has a new album call Egypt Station that is due to be released in early September. Presale tickets become…

Dauphin’s Countryfest: Rainy, Rowdy and Raucous as Ever

The party just doesn’t stop at Dauphin’s Countryfest. No matter the day, the time or the weather, those looking for a good time need not look any further than Canada’s longest running country music festival. With the front gates officially opening up for business Wednesday afternoon, country music enthusiasts and summer partiers alike have now…

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