Arts briefs

Lost and found

The latest exhibition at the Manitoba Museum’s Discovery Centre features the recently uncovered work of photographer Nick Yudell. The Lost Expressionist: Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered displays an archive of photos chronicling Manitoba life in the 1930s. Visit to learn more and purchase tickets.

Celebrating women in jazz

In the spirit of International Women’s Day, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) is presenting a night of music composed and performed by women. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.). Tickets start at $35.26 and can be purchased online at

Little Miss Higgins to release The Fire Waltz

Alberta-born and Manitoba-based musician Little Miss Higgins is releasing the final chapter of her forthcoming album The Fire Waltz on March 14. Inspired by tales told by her great-grandmother, The Fire Waltz chronicles riveting stories through sound. Higgins has been trickling song releases on the album since Feb. 14, which can be listened to on all major platforms.

Free films at Freeze Frame Freeze Frame’s annual International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages is taking a hybrid approach this year, offering virtual and in person programming. Running from Mar. 6 to 13, viewers can watch select films in-person at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd.) or enjoy them from the comfort of their home. Visit to view the full schedule and purchase tickets.

Manitoban takes home a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award

Sainte-Anne-des-Chênesborn Michelle Smith was among the seven Canadians who won a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award this year. Smith was honoured for her volunteerism in the Manitoba arts community, where she helped establish the Maison Gabrielle-Roy and raised over $2 million to build a new theatre centre.

Manitoba Music presents GEAR UP speaker series

Manitoba Music recently launched GEAR UP, a threepart speaker series that focuses on gender equality in audio recording and music production. The first installment of the series, set to be released on Mar. 9, features Grammy-nominated engineer, vocal producer and vocalist Simon Torres. Subsequent episodes feature multidisciplinary artist Hill Kourkoutis and sound designer Chloe Alexandra Thompson. The series will be live-streamed on Manitoba Music’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Published in Volume 76, Number 19 of The Uniter (March 2, 2022)

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