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Two New Space Exhibits Open at Winnipeg Aviation Museum

WINNIPEG — Two new travelling space exhibits have opened at the Western Canada Aviation Museum.

“Revolutions: A Space Art Exhibit” includes artwork and sculptures from over a dozen space artists known internationally for their work in museums, corporations and private collections.

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‘Private Lives’ Going on Display at Royal MTC

Private Lives
Private Lives runs January 28 to February 14 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

A new comedic play thrusting the lives of lovers’ quarrels into the spotlight will hit the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.

Noe?l Coward’s “Private Lives” will run January 28 to February 14 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse, showing beautiful people behaving badly.

Synopsis: Elyot Chase is happily divorced, but his newfound marital bliss is thrown for a loop when he and his new bride inadvertently find themselves spending their honeymoon in the suite adjoining his ex-wife Amanda and her new husband. As the old flame is rekindled, so is the venom that extinguished it in the first place. As only he can, Noe?l Coward creates characters whose sophistication, style and wit mask a delicious wickedness.

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J.P. Cormier Returning to WECC in April

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J.P. Cormier (HANDOUT)

Canadian folk singer-songwriter J.P. Cormier is coming to the West End Cultural Centre in the spring.

Cormier will return to Winnipeg on Saturday, April 4 to bring his brand of Maritime folk.

Having taught himself to play guitar by the age of five, Cormier had recorded his first album by the age of 16, which soon led him to working the U.S. festival circuit.

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WAG Extends Dali, Beaverbrook Exhibits to Feb. 22

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Salvador Dali (WAG.CA)

The popular demand of two exhibits at the Winnipeg Art Gallery has solidified their run to be held over.

Dali Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery have been extended to February 22.

“Manitoba’s response to Dali has been terrific,” said Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO.

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Motley Crue, Alice Cooper to Play MTS Centre in August

Get ready to rock! Motley Crue will play Winnipeg’s MTS Centre this summer with special guest Alice Cooper.

The heavy metal rockers will perform Monday, August 3 as part of The Final Tour.

The quartet — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million.

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JD Francis to Energize Fresh FM Morning Show

JD Francis

WINNIPEG — 99.1 Fresh FM has found a new morning show co-host to join Sarah Christie.

JD Francis, most recently of Energy 106, will begin at the Corus Entertainment station in early February.

“Can’t reveal too much yet, but I can say I’m pumped and can’t wait for this next challenge,” Francis wrote in a Facebook post, which garnered nearly 200 comments.

Fresh FM abruptly parted ways with morning host Matt Sutton on January 8 after almost two years.

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‘Legend of Kiviuq’ Puppet Performance to Run at the WAG

By Tyler Sutherland

The Winnipeg Art Gallery and Manitoba Puppet Theatre have come together to present the Legend of Kiviuq next month.

Kiviuq is a popular Inuit hero whose many adventures are known across the Arctic. Young audiences will be introduced to the Arctic folklore February 6-15.

“We are pleased to work with the Manitoba Puppet Theatre to introduce young audiences to the wonder of Arctic folklore,” says Sherri Van Went, WAG Manager of Retail Operations, who came up with the idea for the Gallery.

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CMHR Panel Discussion on Media Rescheduled to February

By Sarah Klein

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights (PCL CONSTRUCTION)

An upcoming panel discussion on the role of the media in covering and uncovering the truth about the 1930s Holodomor famine-genocide in Ukraine has been rescheduled.

The event at Winnipeg’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights was originally planned for Wednesday, January 21, but has since been changed to February 4.

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras February 13-14

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Win tickets to Winnipeg Mardi Gras, February 13-14 at RBC Convention Centre. (HANDOUT)

The city’s mid-winter party returns February 13-14 as Winnipeg Mardi Gras heats up the RBC Convention Centre.

Brining the authentic sounds of New Orleans will be Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. More than 30 entertainers will be appearing throughout the evening beginning at 7:15 p.m.

On the menu side, authentic Louisiana tastes will include oysters, alligator fritters, Louisiana-style shrimp with pasta, and Mardi Gras chicken andouille creole on ice.

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‘The Pint’ Newest Addition to Winnipeg’s SHED District

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The Pint, 274 Garry Street (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new watering hole has opened up in the heart of the city’s downtown.

The Pint held its official grand opening Thursday afternoon, boasting 36 television screens and 40 flavours of ribs, wings and rice bowls.

“We are not trying to be the hip or pretentious. The Pint welcomes anyone who wants to enjoy good food, watch sports, hang with friends and have a good time,” said general manager Riley Creighton. “Come down for lunch, post-work drinks, watch the game and then dance the night away late into Friday and Saturday evenings.”

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