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Step right up!

Step right up!

Twin sisters Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc, from Prince Edward Island, and fiddler Pascal Miousse from maritime Quebec's nearby Îles-de-la-Madeleine, or Magdalen Islands, make up three-fourths of Acadian fiddling and step-dancing group Vishtèn.
Thompsonites rock on at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

Thompsonites rock on at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

It is the premier folk festival in Canada, say its legion of loyal fans, and every July Thompsonites, ranging from a local legal luminary to a reprieved CBC Radio personality -- and ex-Thompsonites -- flock to Birds Hill Provincial Park northeast of
Nickel Days talent show features everything from folk music to a capella jazz

Nickel Days talent show features everything from folk music to a capella jazz

For many people, a highlight of this year's Nickel Days in Thompson was the Thompson's Got Vocal Talent talent show, with judges Zack Werner, former Canadian Idol judge and member of the band Haymaker, Bennett Helfrich, manager of the band, and Betsy
Born to be wild!

Born to be wild!

Mayor Tim Johnston is ready to ride his Harley Davidson, with Tamy Burton aboard, June 17 after the Vale Inco president's reception to kick off Nickel Days at the Juniper Centre.
See you next season!

See you next season!

The Thompson Community Band, conducted by the irrepressible Wally Itson, gave its final performance of the 2008-2009 concert season June 16 at the Letkemann Theatre as guest performers at the Thompson Music Teachers Association annual concert.
Lucky 6?

Lucky 6?

Wagz is the sixth bass guitarist hometown favourite metal band Dreadnaut has used on the low end in six years.
Follow me

Follow me

The Mexican Hat Dance, as performed June 13 at the Thompson Multicultural Centre's Festival of the Seven Seas, is always a perennial crowd pleaser in Thompson.
From Winnipeg, with love

From Winnipeg, with love

Members of artistic director Pedro Aurelio's 12-year-old Bolero Dance Theatre from Winnipeg were in town last week for the Thompson Multicultural Centre's Festival of the Seven Seas.
Students successful at Thompson Festival of the Arts

Students successful at Thompson Festival of the Arts

Many different students were recognized at this year's Thompson Festival of the Arts, held from May 29 to 31, students take part in the event along with regional Northern Juried Art Show artists at the C. A. Nesbitt Arena.

Back again: City to spend $12,500 for one-third contribution to Spirit Way Arts Centre business plan.

A year after a Phase 1 feasibility study was unveiled promoting a primarily aboriginal arts facility in Thompson, a spinoff known as Spirit Way Arts Centre has landed $12,500 for a Phase 2 contribution from the City of Thompson "to complete its busin