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SDML and RDPC concert bands play for the public again at last

SDML and RDPC concert bands play for the public again at last

April 21 and April 22 marked the first time SDML and RDPC concert bands and choirs played in front of a live audience in the Letkemann Theatre in over two years.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra musicians will grace Letkemann Theatre stage May 1, city says

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra musicians will grace Letkemann Theatre stage May 1, city says

First city-sponsored concert featuring out-of-town performers since the pandemic began will feature compositions by Vivaldi, Haydn and orchestra composer-in-residence Kevin Lau, as well as a traditional fiddle medley.
RDPC’s music department puts on first indoor performance with an in-person audience since the start of the pandemic

RDPC’s music department puts on first indoor performance with an in-person audience since the start of the pandemic

The March 21 concert at the Letkemann Theatre featured performances by the junior and senior jazz ensembles as well as the vocal jazz choir.
Anti-pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired song by duo with Northern Manitoba connection

Anti-pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired song by duo with Northern Manitoba connection

Spirit Trail, made up of Destiny Fiddler, who grew up in Northern Manitoba, and Chas Piper from Ontario, released “Water Protectors” in January.
Horrified by the war in Ukraine, Thompson musician finds way to help out

Horrified by the war in Ukraine, Thompson musician finds way to help out

Mike Haggith announced on his website that he is forwarding all money from album sales in March to United Help Ukraine.
Isolation theme of long-delayed album more pertinent than ever in the post-COVID world

Isolation theme of long-delayed album more pertinent than ever in the post-COVID world

Mike Haggith’s album ‘Bridges’ was released Nov. 6, more than two years after he had originally planned for it to come out.
Aurora chasers blinded by the lights

Aurora chasers blinded by the lights

‘Manitoba is  one of the best locations to photograph the aurora in,’ says northern lights photographer. 
Winnipeg-based artist with roots in Garden Hill joins National Film Board of Canada

Winnipeg-based artist with roots in Garden Hill joins National Film Board of Canada

Niki Little, former artistic director of the ImagineNATIVE film and media arts festival, will be a producer with NFB’s North West Studio in Winnipeg.
An evening’s entertainment

An evening’s entertainment

A school year with no concerts, many missed rehearsals and general upheaval – including a weather cancellation the evening before – ended on a high note for R.D.
The Pas hosts successful 44th-annual Northern Juried Art Show

The Pas hosts successful 44th-annual Northern Juried Art Show

Can you hold an art awards show online and have people actually show up to look at the art? That’s the question this year’s Northern Juried Art Show (NJAS) organizing committee asked themselves, fingers crossed, for months as they planned this year’s