Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are both accomplished singer-songwriters in their own right. Now, the husband and wife have come together to form Whitehorse, a roots project that released its first album last summer.
We here at The Uniter’s Arts & Culture section spend the better part of the year focusing on artists and the events that happen in the downtown area. From shows at the Lo Pub to exhibitions on the University of Winnipeg campus, there is a lot going on right here.
But where does this art and culture come from? Since nobody was born cool in the basement of the Royal Albert, we decided to find out what kind of great art was being made and what trends were happening all around Winnipeg.
Montreal’s indie rock band Plants and Animals is currently on tour promoting its latest album, the just-released The End Of That.
Artists forge their way through with hard work and dedication. They snatch up ephemeral ideas from the ether and breathe life into them and render them anew, giving them shape, life and voice.
Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Ann Vriend gifts us with her first independen
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Directed by John Sayles, 2010
Plays at Cinematheque on Feb. 10 to Feb 12 at 7 p.m., Feb 15 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
A horror rock band from Calgary, The Forbidden Dimension has been rocking out their music since the 1980s.
“Everything I do, I have no choice,” says local musician and visual artist Demetra Penner, 26. “I’ve just needed to create ever since I was 15.”
In the true crime novel Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman, writer Wayne Tefs delves into the life of infamous criminal Ken Leishman.
Manitoban Julie Pedersen knows a thing or two about fashion. A graduate of a private Vancouver fashion school, model, designer and former actor, Pedersen has created her own line of distinct women’s footwear.
Waitin’ and Seein’ is an album of rock ‘n’ roll energy.
Toronto’s Peter Katz hasn’t even turned 30 yet, but the Ryerson grad has already received the CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, won the Grand Prize at Toronto’s IndieWeek and has been nominated for the COCA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
James Marsh’s anticipated follow up to his 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary, Man on Wire, is the extraordinary and riveting tale of a special chimpanzee named Nim.