The story of how musician Daniel Guezen found his West End home is truly a tale of two Andreas.
Aaron Zeghers has more than earned his place in Winnipeg’s film community. As an artist working in film, video and photography, Zeghers playfully combines experimental, documentary, narrative and found footage elements to create challenging and personal short films.
Natalie Dyck has turned her childhood spent on a farm into a full-blown career.
Winnipeg writer Sheldon Birnie’s latest book is essential reading for any Canadian music fan.
Performance art. Film and video. Installation art. Music videos about vulvas. Shawna Dempsey has done it all.
Four years ago, when Kieran West started forming what would later become Kieran West and His Buffalo Band, the singer-songwriter’s intentions weren’t exactly ambitious.
Filmmaker Fabián Velasco comprises one fourth of one of Winnipeg’s most interesting filmmaking collectives.
As one half of the indie rock/pop duo Mise en Scene, Johnson’s chiming rhythmic guitar work and lyrics full of longing brought acclaim to the group’s 2012 LP Desire’s Despair.
Melanie Dahling embodies the proverbial wearer of many hats. The Winnipeg comedian, writer, actress, playwright and radio host recently added makeup artist to her ever-growing array of figurative chapeaus.
Most Winnipeggers know Dancing Gabe. Few people encompass the term “local legend” better.
JD Edwards is a name that is familiar to many Winnipeg music fans. The Oshawa-born musician has lived in this coldest of cities for the past decade and the JD Edwards Band has been a local music staple for nearly as long.
Ghost Twin are a singular force in Winnipeg music. Their combination of synthpop, heavy electronica and visual media make them one of the city’s most ambitious music or art projects.
Not everyone goes into university knowing what they want to do. Joseph Kornelsen sure didn’t.
University isn’t easy for anyone. Tuition is expensive, days are long and studying can feel like a full-time job. But few people have fought as hard as Kevin Settee to make a university education possible.
Not all mayors work in politics. Mayor Matt Allen is a musician, cook and documentary filmmaker who lives in North Point Douglas. Allen shares a house with his wife, Rhoda, his daughter, their cat Casey and dogs Benny and Lester.
Sydney Klassen affectionately refers to his home as his “treehouse.” The University of Winnipeg education student has lived in the Osborne Village apartment for the last seven years. Up on the third floor of an ancient Village house, nestled under a peaking roof, Klassen has cultivated a handmade vibe that makes the house live up to its backyard moniker.
The idea of home as a sanctuary to feel comfortable, safe and inspired is beautifully articulated in Mark Reimer and Cindy Titus’ Crescentwood apartment.
You can learn a lot about a person through their hobbies. Many people love travel and art, but pair that with taxidermy and a penchant for collecting skulls, teeth and bones, and you’re bound to have no shortage of dinner conversation.
You may have noticed a certain vintage aesthetic housed in the Good Will Social Club, be it in the tastefully mismatched chairs, a distinct mug or a water pitcher. But that assemblage of artifacts are not there by coincidence. They were hand-delivered by Abi Torquato, one of the Good Will’s owners.
Some people may consider themselves big fans of their favourite band, but Shandi Strong celebrates KISS like no other. Strong’s entire basement is an homage to KISS, from official merchandise to her own photographs of their live shows.