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Sound & Sky Concert Cancelled Due to Weather

Hedley
Hedley

Assiniboine Park was to be rockin’ tonight with live music, beer gardens and food trucks. But those plans are off.

Extreme weather has forced the Assiniboine Park Conservancy to cancel the second annual Sound & Sky Benefit Concert, with headliners Hedley and special guests Sloan and The Proud Sons.

Funds from the concert were to support the Red River Co-op Summer Entertainment Series at the park.

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Jenna Khan to Co-Host New Energy 106 Morning Show

Jenna Khan
Jenna Khan (SUPPLIED PHOTO)
WINNIPEG — Energy 106 has finally landed a morning co-host after months of searching.

Jenna Khan will join Frankie Hollywood for “Energy Mornings with Frankie and Jenna” beginning Monday, September 7.

Khan was most recently a remote host on “Wheeler in the Morning” on City until earlier this year, but is perhaps more prominently known to Winnipeggers from her “Breakfast Television” days as weather and entertainment anchor.

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Hal Anderson Debuting New Show on FAB 94.3

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Hal Anderson speaks with ChrisD.ca during an interview in April 2011. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Veteran broadcaster Hal Anderson is returning to the airwaves with a new show on FAB 94.3.

Anderson last worked as the morning host at 680 CJOB and before that at sister station Power 97 (formerly).

“Hal Anderson Sundays” will debut September 27 and air Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Besides the weekend stint, Anderson will also join Kelly Parker and Alix Michaels weekdays at 7:20 a.m. for a daily feature segment.

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Busy Fall Season for Manitoba Musicians

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Manitoba MusicWINNIPEG — You would think summer has been hectic for local musicians given the offering of festivals and events, but fall is proving to be just as busy.

Manitoba Music is hitting 10 cities in the next three months to help bolster the careers of independent music entrepreneurs in the province.

Beginning in Halifax on September 8, the association will be at Canadian Country Music Week for a series of showcase events featuring performances by sibling country duo Petric, singer/songwriters Quinton Blair and Kendra Kay, pop country acts Leanne Pearson and David James, and others.

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Canadian War Drama ‘Hyena Road’ Screening in City

Winnipeg is rolling out the red carpet for an upcoming film screening of a locally-produced flick.

“Hyena Road” is the new Paul Gross film, which premiered in April at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Manitoba Film and Music, along with Premier Greg Selinger, will host a screening on September 23 at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Christine Horne with Allan Hawco will be in attendance alongside other members of the Canadian cast and crew, government officials and members of the national and local film industry.

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Calling All Runners for ManyFest’s ‘Electric Donkey Run’

Electric Donkey RunWith only nine days to go until ManyFest, organizers are seeking runners to lace up for one of the many components of the giant street party.

The Electric Donkey Run is Saturday, September 12 and travels 5 km from The Forks to the finish line at the festival site.

“The Electric Donkey Run is such a fun addition to ManyFest,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “The runners in their glowing outfits make their way through downtown and into the festival site, lighting up Broadway and creating a truly festive atmosphere!”

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VIDEO: Cavalia’s Odysseo Horses Grazing on Manitoba Farm

Sixty-five horses are grazing freely on a sunny pasture on the outskirts of Winnipeg ahead of their big debut in nine days.

Cavalia’s Odysseo show opens September 10 under the White Big Top at the corner of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway.

Until then, horses of 11 different breeds are enjoying a relaxing stay at a local farm near Oakbank.

The horses are an integral part of the $30 million theatrical production, which “marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen-levels.”

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to The Tea Party in Winnipeg

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Canadian rockers The Tea Party will play the Burton Cummings Theatre on September 21 and ChrisD.ca wants to send you to the show.

We have two (2) tickets up for grabs.

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Don’t win? Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster for between $35.25 to $51.75.

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Born Ruffians at the Park Theatre in November

Canadian indie rockers Born Ruffians will play Winnipeg’s Park Theatre this fall.

The Ontario foursome will be in the city on Sunday, November 29.

Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance from the Park Theatre (698 Osborne St. ), Music Trader (97 Osborne St.) or at JazzWinnipeg.com.

— Staff

50,000 People Found It Downtown This Summer

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3,850 Winnipeggers created a Canada Day living flag at Shaw Park on July 1, 2015. (DANHARPERPHOTO.COM / DOWNTOWN WINNIPEG BIZ)

Downtown Winnipeg BIZThe Downtown Winnipeg BIZ was busy this summer, hosting 138 events and drawing out an estimated 50,040 visitors.

The BIZ held outdoor movie screenings, yoga and Zumba classes, farmers’ markets, concerts, food tours and other events.

“Our events add incredible value to the city and positioning downtown as the premier entertainment destination,” said Stefano Grande, executive director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ.

“When people visit the downtown at all hours of the day, we are sure to see a more revitalized core and a local economy supported with a greater economic spend.”

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