John Van Laar

  • Lennon and McCartney kissing?

    Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland are both accomplished singer-songwriters in their own right. Now, the husband and wife have come together to form Whitehorse, a roots project that released its first album last summer.

  • Beyond downtown

    We here at The Uniter’s Arts & Culture section spend the better part of the year focusing on artists and the events that happen in the downtown area. From shows at the Lo Pub to exhibitions on the University of Winnipeg campus, there is a lot going on right here.
    But where does this art and culture come from? Since nobody was born cool in the basement of the Royal Albert, we decided to find out what kind of great art was being made and what trends were happening all around Winnipeg.

  • Rewriting the ending

    Montreal’s indie rock band Plants and Animals is currently on tour promoting its latest album, the just-released The End Of That.

  • Surviving punk

    Artists forge their way through with hard work and dedication. They snatch up ephemeral ideas from the ether and breathe life into them and render them anew, giving them shape, life and voice.


    Vancouver-born singer-songwriter Ann Vriend gifts us with her first independen

  • More music this week

    More music this week

  • I ain’t your amigo

    Directed by John Sayles, 2010
    124 minutes
    Plays at Cinematheque on Feb. 10 to Feb 12 at 7 p.m., Feb 15 at 9 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • The Forbidden Dimension

    A horror rock band from Calgary, The Forbidden Dimension has been rocking out their music since the 1980s.

  • Migrating from Winnipeg to Churchill to Italy and back again

    “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.”

  • Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman

    In the true crime novel Bandit: A Portrait of Ken Leishman, writer Wayne Tefs delves into the life of infamous criminal Ken Leishman.

  • These Muckies are made for fashion

    Manitoban Julie Pedersen knows a thing or two about fashion. A graduate of a private Vancouver fashion school, model, designer and former actor, Pedersen has created her own line of distinct women’s footwear.

  • Carmen Townsend

    Waitin’ and Seein’ is an album of rock ‘n’ roll energy.

  • Intimate and interactive

    Toronto’s Peter Katz hasn’t even turned 30 yet, but the Ryerson grad has already received the CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, won the Grand Prize at Toronto’s IndieWeek and has been nominated for the COCA Emerging Artist of the Year Award and the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

  • Adorable chimpanzee caught in a very human world in new documentary

    James Marsh’s anticipated follow up to his 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary, Man on Wire, is the extraordinary and riveting tale of a special chimpanzee named Nim.