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LOAD And Richard Duguay Double Bill Rocks Pyramid

A top-line double bill of Winnipeg musical excellence put forth an amazing exhibition of rock, ambient pop, and soul at the Pyramid Cabaret on Saturday night. The internationally recognized band LOAD opened the proceedings with a set that showcased a stellar selection from their most recent CD releases. Choosing 'Breathin' In' to start, the soulful,…

Fearless Puppy Makes a Big Jump in Epic Slow Motion

Check out this pup conquer its fears by jumping to the couch. Slow motion makes it so much better! <

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LOAD And Richard Duguay Double Bill Rocks Pyramid

A top-line double bill of Winnipeg musical excellence put forth an amazing exhibition of rock, ambient pop, and soul at the Pyramid Cabaret on Saturday night. The internationally recognized band LOAD opened the proceedings with a set that showcased a stellar selection from their most recent CD releases. Choosing 'Breathin' In' to start, the soulful,…

Fearless Puppy Makes a Big Jump in Epic Slow Motion

Check out this pup conquer its fears by jumping to the couch. Slow motion makes it so much better! <

Manitoba Film and Music Announces New Board Members

WINNIPEG - Two new members have been appointed to the board of Manitoba Film and Music. “Manitoba is home to so many local, talented entertainers, artists and the supporting cast of other industries that make such great entertainment possible,” said Minister Cox in a release. “The board of directors is dedicated to supporting the local…

Baby Shark is Coming to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Baby Shark Live!, the brand new, fully immersive concert experience, is coming to Winnipeg in 2020. The live tour of the viral sensation will make a splash in Winnipeg, Saturday, June 20th. Tickets for Baby Shark Live! at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg will go on-sale Friday December 13 beginning at 10 a.m.…

New Lights Festival Coming This Winter to Assiniboine Park Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC) is excited to announce a new month-long winter lights festival at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Zoo Lights Festival presented by Red River Co-op will showcase thousands of light installations from traditional tree wrapping to the latest technology in outdoor lighting and projection to bring to life a magically illuminated…

LOAD Holding Much Anticipated CD Release Party Friday In Osborne Village

Winnipeg's foremost ambient pop rock band, LOAD, will hit the stage Friday night, June 21st at The Cavern in support of their highly-anticipated 4th studio album “Luce OverLOAD”. Vocalist LUCE, whose mastery of her instrument is immense, fronts a band of diverse and uniquely gifted people whose strengths and influences create a "blend of musical…

Rescue Pup Steals Hearts and Heals Wounds

Cst. Lesley Steinke arrived at her new posting in Poplar River First Nation in January of 2018. She had come from a specialized unit in Manitoba RCMP Headquarters and was excited to embark on this new adventure. Little did she know that her life was about to be impacted in a big way by a…

St Patrick's Weekend at the Zoo

WINNIPEG - The Assiniboine Park Zoo has big plans this weekend with tons of activities for the whole family. The weekend will kick-off early on Friday, March 15, which is an in-service day for schools across Winnipeg. With children home from school and families looking for things to do, the Zoo is offering $15 admission…

Steel Panther Coming to Winnipeg

WINNIPEG - Steel Panther, the world's premier party band, hailing from Los Angeles, is coming to Winnipeg on June 18, 2019. Steel Panther melds hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. And those good looks are making their way to the Burton Cummings Theatre. Tickets on sale Friday, February 22 at 10 a.m.…

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.

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…

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…

Actor Burt Reynolds dies at 82

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Burt Reynolds, whose good looks and charm made him one of Hollywood's most popular actors has died at age 82. Linda So has more information in this Reuters News video report.

Brett "The Hitman" Hart Given Blackfoot Name

CALGARY — Bret (The Hitman) Hart may go with a new nickname in the future. The legendary wrestler, who made his in−ring debut in 1978 and took part in nearly 3,000 matches before his retirement, was given an honorary Blackfoot name at an Indigenous ceremony in Calgary on Thursday. Hart’s new Blackfoot name is Iyiikitapinna…

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,…

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