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Elliott Brood to Play Festival du Voyageur

Elliott Brood
Elliott Brood will perform at Voyageur Park as part of Festival du Voyageur on February 21, 2015. (HANDOUT)

Elliott Brood has been tapped as the first act to play Festival du Voyageur in early 2015.

The three-piece band from Toronto will perform in Winnipeg as part of their Western Canadian tour on February 21.

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Rapper T.I. in Winnipeg on November 11

T.I.Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. will perform in Winnipeg on November 11 to promote his new album.

The multi-platinum recording artist will play the Burton Cummings Theatre in support of Paper Work. A surprise special guest to open the concert is being teased as “one of the best shows that Winnipeg has seen in years.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 24 at Ticketmaster starting at $49.50.

– Staff

WWE Returning to MTS Centre on December 20

WWE LiveIt’s all about the game and how you play it, and on December 20, the game of professional wrestling will return to MTS Centre.

WWE is bringing their house show back to Winnipeg, featuring Dean Ambrose, “Money in the Bank Contract Winner” Seth Rollins, United States champion Sheamus, Rusev, the WWE Divas and others.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 24 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $23.75 to $108.75.

The lineup is subject to change.

– Staff

Winnipeg’s ‘Bargain Brothers’ Star in New Reality Show

By Raegan Hedley (@raegjules)

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The MacIver family make up the Ride Time team. ‘Bargain Brothers’ premieres on BNN October 21. (BELL MEDIA)
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Andrew and Doug MacIver, the ‘Bargain Brothers’ and owners of Ride Time. (BELL MEDIA)

WINNIPEG — A new reality TV series premiering on Business News Network (BNN) is putting a local family into the national spotlight for their used car dealership business.

“Bargain Brothers” is the story of Ride Time, a third-generation, family-owned dealership launching during the network’s small business week.

Doug MacIver, 33, and his younger brother Andrew, 29, are the faces of the inherited enterprise.

“When the opportunity was presented in front of us, we sat down, and like anything in our business, we analyzed it and looked at it. Ultimately, we made the decision that no matter what happens, this is going to be a great experience,” said Doug MacIver, in a phone interview from Las Vegas.

“In all reality, it was tough sometimes to get customers to come and have them agree to be on camera and have that process be as natural as you’d like it to be,” said Andrew MacIver.

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Ismaila Alfa to Launch New Album at WECC

Ismaila Alfa
Ismaila Alfa (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg musician and radio personality Ismaila Alfa is about to release a new album to a local crowd at the West End Cultural Centre.

Alfa will perform Saturday, November 15 with Mariachi Ghost while he releases Harmattan. The album is described as a “stomping, riffing, grooving hip hop album unlike anything that’s blown out of Winnipeg before.”

Alfa is a native of Nigeria and can be heard weekdays on CBC Radio One’s “Up To Speed.”

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Brad Paisley to Headline Dauphin’s Countryfest in June

Country music superstar Brad Paisley will headline Dauphin’s Countryfest next summer.

Paisley will join Brantley Gilbert and Jake Owen as the two other big draws to perform at the annual festival in June.

“We just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and are kicking off our next 25 years by featuring the next group of great country stars,” said Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin’s Countryfest.

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Manitoba’s International Wine Festival Marking 23 Years

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The International Wine Festival of Manitoba runs October 17-19 at The Forks. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The bubbly will be flowing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the International Wine Festival of Manitoba this weekend.

The three-day event begins Friday at The Forks and runs through Sunday, featuring a selection of fine wines, a wide selection of Cognacs and aperitifs, savoury cheeses, and musical entertainment.

“Our hope is that if you find a wine you love you can simply take a few steps and purchase it,” said Mo Razik, owner of Fenton’s Wine Merchants and organizer of the festival. “It’s wonderful introducing people to a new wine or brandy they may not have tried before.”

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Stuart Murray to Depart as CEO of CMHR

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Outgoing CMHR president and CEO Stuart Murray (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Stuart Murray will soon no longer lead the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

The president and CEO’s five-year term will end on November 1, said Eric Hughes, chair of the CMHR board of trustees. It won’t be renewed and the board has initiated the process of recruiting a successor.

“During his tenure, Stuart Murray brought together a team of employees with diverse roles and responsibilities and oversaw the planning, construction and opening of a new national museum outside the National Capital Region,” said Hughes.

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Oh Susanna Pairs with Canada’s Best on ‘Namedropper’

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Oh Susanna (HANDOUT)

Alternative country musician Oh Susanna is touring to promote her latest album, featuring written music by some of Canada’s best songwriters.

Oh Susanna, aka Suzie Ungerleider, will perform Saturday, November 8 at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre.

The album, Namedropper, is a collection of songs written for her by Keri Latimer of Nathan, Ron Sexsmith, Royal Wood, Jim Cuddy, Amelia Curran and others. The album was released October 7 and completed on time, despite Ungerleider being diagnosed with breast cancer in the spring of 2013. Her initial reaction was a sense of guilt that her ensuing treatment would put the brakes on what had become a highly anticipated musical project for her, her collaborators and fans.

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