John Herbert Cunningham

  • A decade of FemFest

    Winnipeg’s theatre scene changed in 2000 when Hope McIntyre moved to this city.

  • The Folk Fest experience through the years

    Rock act Elvis Costello launched the 2009 Winnipeg Folk Festival – my how times have changed in the festival’s 36-year history.

  • Back to its roots

    Amidst the spectacle of soaring surpluses, Tamara Kater, the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s new executive director, has promised a return to what made Folk Fest one of the top three in North America.

  • A home invasion most civilized

    Who would have thought an idea developed in order to thwart the McCarthy era’s blacklisting of artists declared to have communist leanings would emerge as one of Winnipeg’s latest forays into the arts?

  • Province’s art scene continues to decline

    Winnipeg is a city of festivals.
    The year begins with the New Music Festival hosted by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. This is immediately followed by the Master Playwright Festival. Things settle down for awhile – but then summer arrives and all hell breaks loose.

  • Reasonable doubt

    A nun with nasty habits and a priest with secrets to hide – what could be more dramatic than that?

  • Heart and soul

    This is not a tribute to GroundSwell, although it should be for bringing the Penderecki String Quartet to Winnipeg.

  • Rodrigo Munoz - A Mis Padres

    Rodrigo Munoz is probably better known by his stage persona, Papa Mambo.

  • Party all night long

    The rhythm is gonna get ya this weekend when NAfro Dance Productions presents Let Me Dance Before I’m Gone, another one of its stellar productions. This time, the Osborne Village-based troupe is incorporating the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean.

  • Eric St. Laurent - Dimensions d’istanbul

    Eric St. Laurent knows how to handle a guitar. With sounds ranging from Ali Farka Toure through that of the African harp known as the balaphon to the electric frenzy of Hendrix, this 10-part suite will delight music fans and keep guitar aficionados guessing as to how St. Laurent managed to create such an incredibly rich tapestry.

  • Laughter as medicine

    There are many painful issues to be unravelled in the relationship between the two old coots, Wes and Don. Their weekend together at the fishing cabin they built during their youth may be the last opportunity to request and receive forgiveness from each other.

  • All she wants to do is dance, dance, dance

    “Where have all the young men gone?” was a line in a ‘60s folksong by Peter, Paul and Mary, but the line is even more applicable to the Winnipeg professional dance scene.

  • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra satisfies audience with sounds from the east

    One standing ovation after another standing ovation after another – that was the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s Jan. 21 recital in a nutshell.

  • Classical guitar hero

    A Winnipeg-based classical guitarist is hoping his next performance will expose the audience not only to masterpieces of the guitar repertoire but to some lesser known works as well.

  • The Jeff Presslaff Trio - Red Goddess

    The Jeff Presslaff Trio consists of Presslaff (piano), Julian Bradford (bass) and Scott Senior (drums). Senior is a familiar face around Winnipeg for his percussion with Papa Mambo and The Duhks. Although a little stiff on kit drum, Senior is nonetheless the powerhouse percussionist he always has been.

  • A project unlike anything else

    “We want to celebrate our achievement of publishing our 30th volume by doing something that, to the best of our knowledge, no other Canadian lit-mag has ever done.” That’s what Andris Taskans, the editor of Prairie Fire, had to say when asked about The Boreality Project and Prairie Fire’s first-ever writer-in-residence.

  • Billy Joe Green - First Law of the Land… If Broken, Return to Maker

    Billy Joe Green comes from a good lineage. Charlie Christian, the first great guitar soloist, said something to the effect that it was what you didn’t play that was important, that music had to breathe. Green, an aboriginal out of Northern Ontario, is the next great guitarist who follows the edict that Christian set.