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Steve Earle Playing The Burt in November

Steve Earle Playing The Burt in November

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Steve Earle (HANDOUT)

Country rock-folk singer Steve Earle and The Dukes are returning to the city later this fall.

The guys will play Winnipeg’s Burton Cummings Theatre on Friday, November 4.

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Best of Manitoba’s Performance Arts Recognized

Best of Manitoba’s Performance Arts Recognized

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Rebecca Gibson, winner of outstanding female performance in a television release, at Saturday’s ACTRA awards. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — The best performances in Manitoba TV, theatre and film were honoured on Saturday night at The Met.

The ACTRA Manitoba Performance Awards singled out five individuals for their craft.

“It fills me with overwhelming sense of pride to watch the amazing work of our members up on the big screen, and to know we are an integral part of our province’s growing reputation for producing world quality film and television,” said ACTRA Manitoba president Jan Skene.

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Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A major upcoming exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will mark Canada’s 150th birthday with notable photographs.

The museum has put out a national photo call for Points of View, using crowd-sourced images to reflect themes in four categories — freedom of expression; inclusion and diversity; reconciliation; and human rights and the environment.

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Monster Jam Roars Back into Winnipeg January 28-29

Monster Jam Roars Back into Winnipeg January 28-29

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Monster Jam is January 28-29, 2017 at MTS Centre (FACEBOOK)

MTS Centre will be rumbling when Monster Jam returns early next year.

Six monster trucks will roar into the arena for a Winnipeg crowd January 28-29, 2017.

Trucks include Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Northern Nightmare (Cam McQueen), Nitro Menace (Darren Migues), Jailbird (Kaylyn Migues), Midnight Rider (Tom Herzog), and Wild Thang (Doug Charles).

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Stars Align in Winnipeg at David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert

Stars Align in Winnipeg at David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

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Grammy Award winner Michael Bolton, one of the performers at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Gala and Concert, at MTS Centre on Saturday, September 24, 2016. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — MTS Centre was alive with glitter and glamour Saturday night as Winnipeggers and celebrities came together to raise funds and bring awareness to the importance of organ donation.

The gala event, inspired by Canadian musician and producer David Foster and the foundation he created in 1988, has been held in major cities throughout Canada. This is the first time it has taken place in Winnipeg.

Money raised at the event goes towards non-medical expenses for those who have children in need of a major organ transplant.

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Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

Jets’ Game-Opening Video Gets a Classy Touch

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WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate leads an orchestra to record the soundtrack for the Winnipeg Jets’ new game-opening video on Monday, September 19, 2016. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce scored the musical piece for the new Winnipeg Jets game-opening video. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

It’s a soundtrack to get Winnipeg Jets pumped up before every home game, and this year, it has a Hollywood touch.

The Jets teamed up with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for a recording session on Monday night at the Centennial Concert Hall.

A group of media gathered to get a preview of the soundtrack for this season’s game-opening video. And while we couldn’t record video or audio, we can assure you fans are in for a treat. The musical piece, overseen by WSO music director Alexander Mickelthwate, was scored by Hollywood producer Shawn Pierce. Pierce’s work can be heard on “The Bridge,” CTV/ABC’s “Motive” and the long-running SYFY/Showcase hit series “Haven.”

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