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Going out on a high note

Going out on a high note

The 53rd Thompson Festival of the Arts came to a close May 28-29 with a pair of highlights concerts at the Letkemann Theatre.
Nickel Days musical performers announced

Nickel Days musical performers announced

The Nickel Days board jumpstarted the countdown to the 2019 edition of the summer fair – 22 days from now – May 24 at River View Restaurant, hosting sponsors and guests at a reception where they revealed the performers who will be preceding Nickel Da
RDPC drama students try their hand at writing horror

RDPC drama students try their hand at writing horror

After years of experimenting with different genres, members of the R.D. Parker Collegiate drama department continued to expand their horizons by staging an original horror-themed play titled Kingston 1989 at the Letkemann Theatre May 24.
Living Room Live returning to Thompson with classical guitar duo

Living Room Live returning to Thompson with classical guitar duo

Thompson residents who crave smaller, more intimate settings for their live music are in luck, since the Living Room Live house concert series is coming back to the Hub of the North May 24.
Visual artistry showcased as part of Thompson Festival of the Arts

Visual artistry showcased as part of Thompson Festival of the Arts

The 53rd Thompson Festival of the Arts is reaching its final stage following a visual arts showcase at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena May 15−16.
Ernest Monias receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg May 17

Ernest Monias receiving Lifetime Achievement Award at Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg May 17

Pimicikamak Cree Nation’s Ernest Monias – the “Elvis of the North” – will be honoured with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indigenous Music Awards at Club Regent Casino in Winnipeg May 17.
Cree filmmaker showcases the importance of preserving home movies

Cree filmmaker showcases the importance of preserving home movies

Jennifer Dysart screened six short documentary films at the Thompson Public Library May 14 as part of the national Home Made Visible archival project.
The Watchmen from Winnipeg headlining Nickel Days social June 22

The Watchmen from Winnipeg headlining Nickel Days social June 22

Winnipeg’s The Watchmen were announced May 10 as the headliners for the 2019 Nickel Days social in Thompson June 22.
Thompson artists make a strong showing at 43rd Northern Juried Art Show

Thompson artists make a strong showing at 43rd Northern Juried Art Show

From May 9-12 the C.A. Nesbitt Arena served as an impromptu art gallery, with over 80 paintings, photographs, drawings and sculptures on display for the 2019 Northern Juried Art Show.
Play about teen’s mental health struggles performed in Thompson and other northern communities

Play about teen’s mental health struggles performed in Thompson and other northern communities

A Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP) production of a play featuring a teenager struggling with mental illness is being performed in Thompson May 8-9, in the midst of mental health awareness week.