Del Barber is Winnipeg’s next great songwriter. In this, the second instalment of his self-proclaimed four-albums-in-four-years saga, the local singer-songwriter taps into melodies and stories that are instantly familiar.
In 1974, the idea of a Winnipeg film co-operative served as the spark for the still-running Winnipeg Film Group. Beginnings 1976 – 1983 documents standout short films from the early years of the film group.
“There is a boundary that cannot be crossed in mainstream theatre,” said John Bent Jr., the head of sound at the Manitoba Theatre Centre Mainstage. “But at the Fringe ... anything goes.”
Festivals need volunteers in order to run smoothly; this is especially true of Manitoba’s summer, when the majority of the year’s festivals are packed into a few short months.
“Try not to make me sound like a douche,” bassist David Schellenberg says regarding the reasons why The Playing Cards have been inactive for so many months.
Less than two weeks before the Winnipeg Folk Festival, executive director Tamara Kater describes the mood in the office as one of excitement.
The summer music round up
The members of Hope Atlantic are representing their hometown of Selkirk, Man.
The short bio on Michael Lewis’s blog says it all: “I eat, breathe and occasionally shit music,” it begins. “I write music constantly, whether I want to or not.”
In honour of the plethora of ongoing film shoots taking place in our fair city, it’s time to take a look back at how the ‘Peg has fared on film in the past.
“A film with the passion of Tennessee Williams” and “The best picture of the year” are two unaccredited “reviews” that flash across the screen during the trailer for Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.
The civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s, under the leadership of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a time of great social change when African-Americans banded together in an effort to achieve equal rights through non-violent demonstrations.
Pelada - the word for soccer in Brazil, which is also the word for “naked” - follows the adventure of dating couple Luke Boughen and Gwendolyn Oxenham, both college soccer stars who never made it to the pros, on their year-long trip around the world in search of the barest forms of soccer, and the stories of the people who play it.
When you’re in the Exchange for this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival, be sure to walk south down Albert Street at some point, past the Royal Albert to Winnipeg’s newest art gallery and live music venue, Freud’s Bathhouse and Diner.
All things cycling for all ages will roll into The Forks Sunday, July 18 for the second annual Bikefest.
Love, nature, the city and being knocked up are all central themes in the poetry comprising Hump, a collection by Winnipeg writer Ariel Gordon.
Mindfully crafted with language that is simple and engaging, it is the first full book of poetry the 37-year-old has published. It is preceded only by two chapbooks: 2008’s The Navel Gaze and 2009’s Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999.
Summer in Winnipeg means festival season is in full swing. With the many festivals our city offers such as the Fringe Festival or the Folk Festival, we should take advantage of all they have to offer and the unique summer styles on display.
There it was, melting before us – the answer to the question: Which vendor sells the best gelati?
It’s four days before the opening of his latest exhibit and local artist Jeff Funnell has no idea which pieces he’ll include.