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Alexander Mickelthwate has a lot to do these days.
“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.”
Recorded at MCM Studios with Mike Petkau Falk (Les Jupes, Record of the Week Club), the new EP from local four-piece Salinas showcases a new direction and musical growth from their 2010 self-titled effort and its power pop punk.
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“The planted man getting watered is perhaps the greatest shot in Winnipeg filmmaking history!” boasts the back of the Of Games and Escapes DVD case.
Upside Down: The Creation Records Story showcases the British independent record label that was home to such great acts as The Jesus and The Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub and Oasis.
It could be argued that to reverse the ills that plague a society people need to realize the things that they’re doing wrong.
Ever wanted to Bollywood dance or beatbox? How about perform live with a local folk band or create a piece of art? Now’s your chance, with the 2012 Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancer’s (WCD) Derring DO!
It’s difficult at times to see popular or successful artists as everyday people. It’s difficult to imagine the intervening stages between just another person on the street and a successful musician or a gallery-showing photographer or inspiring actor.
Many people may know about Free the Children, the largest global network of children helping children through education, as a result of We Day.
Randy Walker loves to gamble. By his own admission, he’ll bet on anything that moves - it keeps things interesting.
In the true crime novel Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman, writer Wayne Tefs delves into the life of infamous criminal Ken Leishman.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is ringing in the New Year with world premieres and a roster packed with internationally renowned talent.
Although musicians receive the label “pretentious” far too often, the word does not apply to Canadian singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen.
Winnipeggers are experts at cramming many festivals into a relatively short summer. From Jazz Fest and the Fringe Festival to Folklorama and the Winnipeg Folk Fest, there is no shortage of multi-artist entertainment between May and September.
As a filmmaker, making the leap from short films to feature lengths is like walking the Prairies your whole life and then deciding to climb a mountain. It’s a steep learning curve, and not without expense.
At almost 800 seats, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s John Hirsch Mainstage is a very large venue - especially when you’re the only one onstage.
“So, what are you going to do with that?”
When telling an old story that nearly everyone knows by heart, it’s normal to want to give it a new spin.