Winnipeg’s Nic Dyson first picked up a guitar when he was eight. While in high school he was inspired by his friends to start singing, and 2012 saw the release of the Dreaming Under a Broken Tree EP. This past August, the 20-year-old Dyson self-released his debut full-length record, This One’s For You.
You can’t just listen to Rich Aucoin, you have to experience Rich Aucoin.
This whimsical concept album from members of Destroyer and Belle & Sebastian is super atmospheric, lush and beautiful.
Bookended by the infectious team of “Our Love…” and “…On the Run,” this third LP finds Nils, Amy and Paul in superfine form.
Man, this thing is a trip. I haven’t ever properly digested a Caribou record before, just the odd free download here and there, so hi.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is opening its 2014/15 season by focusing on a subject that might seem an unlikely choice to aficionados of the dance form. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation, the new work developed by artistic director André Lewis, examines the untold aftershocks of the Indian residential school system.
Rest assured: Artsfest is a far more exciting event than what the rather underwhelming name might suggest. The gargantuan festival, now entering its second year, features everything from Ancient Roman artifacts to oral history workshops, powwow presentations and a life-sized fully functioning catapult. Check out these artists and more at the University of Winnipeg’s Artsfest.
Canada is a diverse country. This makes the nation attractive to people from around the world, and is an asset and strength to Canada as a leader in multiculturalism, and human rights around the world. Over the past century, millions of immigrants settled and helped to build this country – physically, culturally and historically.
The Uniter Fashion Streeter is an ongoing documentation of creative fashion in Winnipeg inspired by the Helsinki fashion blog www.hel-looks.com. Each issue will feature a new look from our city’s streets and bars in an attempt to encourage individual expression and celebrate that you are really, really good looking.
The Guest is the new feature from director Adam Wingard, whose horror deconstruction You’re Next was a critical hit last year. At first glance, The Guest seems like a very dumb movie. It isn’t. It’s incredibly smart. One of the smartest things it does is tricking you into thinking it’s dumb.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is the new film from writer-director Scott Frank. Despite a 25-year career as a screenwriter for such blockbusters as Get Shorty and Minority Report, he only has one previous directing credit, the excellent 2007 crime thriller The Lookout (lensed in Winnipeg).
Local experimental musicians and filmmakers are about to take over Manitoba Hydro Place for Suspended Animation, an event that will feature the screening of local experimental films alongside a live soundtrack.
Outside the West End Cultural Centre, a cool breeze announces the impending arrival of fall.
The Winnipeg Improv Festival is just around the corner.
There are many ways to get around a country the size of Canada.
I’m going to express an opinion that may be unpopular amongst many of my friends.
The downward trend of voter turnout across all demographics in Canada is well-documented and is especially true of Indigenous populations. Aboriginal peoples historically have lower voting rates than non-Aboriginals for a variety of reasons, but Sylvia Boudreau’s aim is to change that.
Just like Peter Warren, Paula Havixbeck gets right down to business. It’s a trait she carries with her through the corridors of City Hall and the stairwells of
Andee Penner is known for her hyper-local, Winnipeg-themed garments and greeting cards, and for eight years she’s made a living on her handmade goods.
The morning of Wednesday, Sept. 10 marked a sudden change of scenery at the University of Winnipeg. Students were met with a giant decal advertising local top 40 radio station Energy 106 on the staircase leading up to CKUW, the University’s not-for-profit, volunteer driven campus radio station.