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Q Dance Back June 6 to 8

Winnipeg’s dance lovers have something to rejoice over this June with the return of Q Dance to cap off the dance season. Q Dance – soon celebrating 10 years – is back at the Gas Station Arts Centre June 6 to 8, for a limited run of four performances, that will feature new work from…

Cirque du Soleil Coming to the Big Top

WINNIPEG - There's a new show coming to the Big Top at Sterling Lyon and Kenaston. Cirque du Soleil's, Amaluna will be opening on September 14, 2019 as a tribute to the work and voice of women. The 43 performances will be performed by a cast mostly comprised of women for the first time in…

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Q Dance Back June 6 to 8

Winnipeg’s dance lovers have something to rejoice over this June with the return of Q Dance to cap off the dance season. Q Dance – soon celebrating 10 years – is back at the Gas Station Arts Centre June 6 to 8, for a limited run of four performances, that will feature new work from…

Cirque du Soleil Coming to the Big Top

WINNIPEG - There's a new show coming to the Big Top at Sterling Lyon and Kenaston. Cirque du Soleil's, Amaluna will be opening on September 14, 2019 as a tribute to the work and voice of women. The 43 performances will be performed by a cast mostly comprised of women for the first time in…

Notes From the Flin Flon Art Scene

FLIN FLON - What a whirlwind two weeks we had in February! Ann Hodges, the extraordinary director who helped found Shakespeare in the Ruins in Winnipeg, brought our Flin Flon and area cast into the (stage) light of Mamma Mia. Along for the ride was Seth Johnson, who hails from a small town outside St.…

The Centennial Concert Hall: Fifty Years of Service and In Need of Some TLC

WINNIPEG - Communities around the world take pride in the central performance and presentation space that helps to present the success, values, and viability of their home to local people and to visitors who come to visit the community. When the Manitoba Centennial Centre was opened in March 1968, the facility was an expression of…

UB 40 Coming to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - UB40 is embarking on a worldwide tour to celebrate 40 years and will bring their fans the timeless hits they've loved over the last four decades. This includes a stop at Burton Cummings Theatre on Friday, September 13. Tickets on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.ca. UB40, an English reggae band…

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Presents the Launch Pad

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is showcasing the next generation of comedy at McPhillips Station Casino, with 20 up-and-coming comics competing March 23 for a spot at the WCF’s Red Carpet Comedy show. WCF & McPhillips Station Casino present… THE LAUNCH PAD Special Guest Headliner: Ron Josol March 23 @ 7:30pm McPhillips Station Casino…

Rockin the Fields of Minnedosa Rock Festival

MINNEDOSA - This summer, Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa is proud to continue it’s legacy as “Canada’s Premier Classic Rock Festival” on August 2-4, 2019 in Minnedosa, Manitoba. Rockin’ the Fields is more then just a festival, it’s an experience. It is the perfect weekend getaway for music lovers to indulge in live music under…

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…

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