One thing is certain: when you hear the Wailin’ Jennys, you can’t help but be stunned by the unearthly harmonies of Ruth Moody (soprano), Nicky Mehta (mezzo) and new member Heather Masse (alto).
Just because we here at The Uniter are taking a little Christmas publishing break, it doesn’t mean the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene stops. We’ve compiled the best musical, theatrical, crafty, dancey, and just downright Christmas-y things going on in Winnipeg for you all in one place, so you can make the best of your hard-earned Christmas break.
Bedouin Soundclash have been infecting Canadians with their reggae and ska rhythms since their first release in 2001. After going on a year-long hiatus, the group is back with a new album and a new drummer, and is ready to take the world by storm.
Winnipeg is naughtier than ever before. With a number of hotels and bars in the city offering weekly erotic bingo nights, the popularity of the game is proving that bingo isn’t just for grandma anymore.
To many, the Union Bank Tower is just another part of the urban scenery as they drive down Main Street and past City Hall. But it’s been recognized as an essential part of our heritage, and after sitting vacant for nearly 20 years, is finally being given a second lease on life.
Berube, who is Manitoba born but based out of Montreal, released the four-track Tailored to Fit EP as a preview to his new album, June in Siberia, which is due out in 2011.
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The band from Plum Coulee, Man., has put out a gritty, dirty blues album (just listen to Link Neufeld’s harp playing) made up of covers and a few originals.
The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art was a staple of the Exchange District for nearly 40 years.
Jess Reimer, of local bluegrass outfit the Doug and Jess Band, steps out from behind her upright bass and into the spotlight.
Don Amero has to be one of the hardest working musicians on the local scene.
After almost a decade of making music, Toronto singer-songwriter Matthew Barber definitely has some things figured out.
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Hailing from St. Boniface, Eric Gosselin, Denis Vrignon-Tessier, Danielle Burke and Jérémie Gosselin have all done work on their own, as well as in the bands Kraink, …and then nothing and Kin and Idéfix.
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The Ottawa folkies seventh album, No Ghost, comprises mostly quiet, pretty folk tunes with finger-picked guitars and slight harmonies.
The Manitoba Theatre Centre has found the perfect play to kick off their 2010-2011 season.
The seven blocks that make up Corydon Avenue used to be full of Italian restaurants, but now it seems that Little Italy is taking on a decidedly different flavour.
Kathy Kennedy has a deep-seated love for the blues, and a special place in her heart for the blues in Winnipeg.