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Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

Cabaret celebrates villains and graduating music students

R.D Parker Collegiate’s senior concert band and choir, as well as the VocoMotion vocal jazz group and the Adrenaline jazz ensemble kicked off the end-of-school-year concert season June 5 with the music program’s 33 rd -annual Cabaret.
Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

Thompson Festival of the Arts features over 200 entries in visual arts category

The organizers behind the 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts took over the C.A. Nesbit Arena May 17−18 to showcase the large smorgasbord of talent that inhabits the local community.
Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck announced as headline performers at Nickel Days social

Big Wreck, a band formed in Boston in 1994 by Canadian vocalist and lead guitarist Ian Thornley, have been announced as the headline act at the Nickel Days social June 23 in Thompson.
Northern Juried Art Show cancelled because of too few submissions

Northern Juried Art Show cancelled because of too few submissions

The 2018 Northern Juried Art Show has been cancelled due to a lack of artists, organizers announced April 16, the day after the deadline for entries.
Students open up 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts with the classics and some jazz

Students open up 52nd Thompson Festival of the Arts with the classics and some jazz

The 2018 Thompson Festival of the Arts kicked off at the Letkemann Theatre on April 5 with a showcase of local student musicians who specialize in stringed instruments and the piano.
Northern Juried Art Show entry date extended to April 15

Northern Juried Art Show entry date extended to April 15

The deadline for artists to submit entries for May’s Northern Juried Art Show in Thompson has been extended from April 1 to April 15, chairperson Leigh Hall says.
Thompson Writers’ Guild  launches second anthology

Thompson Writers’ Guild launches second anthology

The Thompson Writers’ Guild (TWG) launched its second book – C old Hands, Warm Hearts , an exploration of the theme of love – at the Thompson Public Library March 3.
RDPC students represent Thompson at 2018 Provincial Honour Choirs

RDPC students represent Thompson at 2018 Provincial Honour Choirs

At the beginning of February, R.D. Parker Collegiate students Mark Fortin (Grade 11) and Paige Kirby-McDougall (Grade 9) travelled to Winnipeg to take part in the 36th annual Provincial Honour Choirs program. On Feb.
Festival of the Arts gearing up for 52nd year in Thompson

Festival of the Arts gearing up for 52nd year in Thompson

Throughout the months of April and May, one of Thompson’s oldest annual events will return to provide young artists with a large platform to showcase their imagination and creativity.
Exam week gets dramatic

Exam week gets dramatic

A collection of Grade 10 students from R.D. Parker Collegiate got a chance to showcase their acting chops on Feb. 2 at the Letkemann Theatre, where they performed a one-act play that served as their final exam for the semester.