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Winnipeg Singer-Songwriter William Prince Clinches First Juno Award

Winnipeg Singer-Songwriter William Prince Clinches First Juno Award

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Winnipeg recording artist William Prince accepts his Juno Award at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre on Saturday, April 1, 2017. (JUNOAWARDS.CA)

WINNIPEG — Local singer-songwriter William Prince came away with his first Juno Award win Saturday in Ottawa.

The double nominee clinched the award for his debut solo recording, Earthly Days, in the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year.

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Manitoba Musicians Win Big at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win Big at Juno Awards Gala

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Manitoba musicians picked up five Juno Awards on Saturday at the ritzy 2015 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards in Hamilton, Ontario.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner won an award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Where in the World.

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq won for aboriginal album of the year for Animism. She was also a nominee for alternative album of the year and recently picked up a prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2014.

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Manitobans Lauded with 12 Juno Award Nominations

Manitobans Lauded with 12 Juno Award Nominations

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The Bros. Landreth (HANDOUT)

Manitoba musicians have landed 12 nominations for the 44th annual Juno Awards. The nominees were announced Tuesday ahead of this year’s music industry festivities in Hamilton, Ontario.

Manitobans making the shortlist are Brandon-based Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq with two nominations for alternative album of the year and aboriginal album of the year for Animism.

Del Barber is represented for roots traditional album of the year in the group category for his acclaimed release, Prairiegraphy. Barber was a double winner at the Western Canadian Music Awards in October for his work on the album, including the roots solo and songwriter of the year categories.

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2014 Juno Awards Recognize Best in Canadian Music

2014 Juno Awards Recognize Best in Canadian Music

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One Republic performs “Counting Stars” at the 2014 Juno Awards in Winnipeg on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (CARAS / IPHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The 43rd annual Juno Awards were handed out Sunday at MTS Centre, honouring the best in Canadian music.

Here’s a list of the night’s big winners and a photo gallery from some of the highlights.

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire, Reflektor

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Tegan and Sara

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Serena Ryder

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PHOTOS: Stars Walk the Red Carpet at 2014 Juno Awards

PHOTOS: Stars Walk the Red Carpet at 2014 Juno Awards

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Country singer Dean Brody arrives at MTS Centre ahead of the 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday, March 30, 2014. (CARAS / IPHOTO)

WINNIPEG — A lucky 325 fans won wristbands to take in the red carpet show of the 2014 Juno Awards on Sunday at MTS Centre.

The stars began arriving at around 6:30 p.m. inside the fully enclosed white tent along Portage Avenue.

View the photo gallery from all the action below.

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Juno Fans Get Up Close with Their Favourite Musicians

Juno Fans Get Up Close with Their Favourite Musicians

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Juno Award nominees Tegan and Sara give a wave at the 2014 Juno Fan Fare at St. Vital Shopping Centre on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Fans scream for the musicians appearing at the 2014 Juno Fan Fare at St. Vital Shopping Centre on Saturday. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Screaming teens packed St. Vital Centre on Saturday for the chance to get up close with some of Canada’s Juno stars.

Juno Fanfare brought out hundreds of music fans who lined up for hours as part of a meet and greet. Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, Kardinal Offishall, The Trews, and Tegan and Sara were some of the big names on hand signing autographs and posing for photographs.

The three-hour event is the most popular one of Juno Week and was also free of charge. Fans exchanged tickets for wristbands at the mall earlier this week in order to secure their spot in line.

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Juno Nominees, Music Industry Mingle at Human Rights Museum

Juno Nominees, Music Industry Mingle at Human Rights Museum

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Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five walk the green carpet at the 2014 Juno Awards Welcome Reception on Friday, March 28, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)
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Premier Greg Selinger, CARAS president and CEO Melanie Berry, 2014 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award winner Jeff Kula, JUNO Host Committee co-chair Kenny Boyce, MP Shelly Glover and Mayor Sam Katz. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — The Canadian Museum for Human Rights doesn’t officially open until September, but Friday night was the first big event to be hosted inside Winnipeg’s newest landmark.

The 2014 Juno Awards Welcome Reception was a who’s who affair mixed with nominees, Canadian music industry executives, politicians and the city’s elite. The two-hour invite-only event was a kickoff to the weekend and a lead-up to Sunday’s awards show at MTS Centre.

Musicians made their way in down a green carpet to the flash bulbs of cameras from both local and national media outlets assembled to capture the lavish soiree.

Once inside, CMHR president and CEO, Stuart Murray, greeted the crowd in the Garden of Contemplation — a naturally-lit gathering area surrounded by stone with a view that stretches up the museum’s Tower of Hope.

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Fans Thrilled by Juno Cup Charity Game

Fans Thrilled by Juno Cup Charity Game

By Shawn Coates (@shawncoates)

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Former Winnipeg Jets player Perry Miller (99) checks Vince Fontaine of Eagle & Hawk (15) at the Juno Cup at the MTS Iceplex on Friday, March 28, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Fans Don Muir (left) and James Earle enjoy the Juno Cup at the MTS Iceplex on Friday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — More than 1,200 people packed the MTS Iceplex Friday night to see former NHLers do battle with musicians on the ice in support of charity at the annual Juno Cup.

The Juno Awards weekend event is a celebrity hockey game featuring musicians and athletes in support of MusiCounts — Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS.

James Earle was dressed in a large red poncho with the word ‘Canada’ across the front. A musician himself, Earle was thrilled to see all those taking part.

“I love seeing them all,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of the hockey players over the years and now I get to see some of the musicians. I’m a fan of hockey and I’m a fan of music, so this is great.”

Earle’s friend Don Muir came to the game wearing a Jets road jersey with ‘True North’ on the nameplate. He was also pleased with the event.

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Canadian Olympian Natalie Spooner (24) eludes Derrick Gottfried (4) of Harlequin at the Juno Cup. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

“I’m a big hockey fan and I like the local music scene in Winnipeg, so it’s a great event just to get everybody together.”

Earle felt the Juno Cup is important for the city.

“Events like this do a ton for Winnipeg and a lot for the musicians and MusiCounts. More kids need to get involved in music and get off of the video games.”

The NHL Greats won the game 10-9.

Juno Awards Co-Hosts, Performers Ready for the Show

Juno Awards Co-Hosts, Performers Ready for the Show

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Tegan and Sara perform ‘Closer’ during a soundcheck at MTS Centre on Friday, March 28, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)
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Juno Award co-hosts and musicians Johnny Reid and Serena Ryder speak with local and national media on Friday. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Musicians were warming up and testing their equipment Friday during a soundcheck at MTS Centre ahead of Sunday’s Juno Awards.

Pop sibling duo Tegan and Sara belted out multiple run-throughs of their hit “Closer” for dozens of media during a 15-minute photo-op. Besides performing with a full locally-plucked choir, the sisters are also nominated for four awards.

Co-hosts Johnny Reid and Serena Ryder spoke to reporters about their duties. Reid, who is nominated for adult contemporary album of the year for A Christmas Gift To You, joked that his Scottish accent could be difficult to interpret and subtitles might need to be added. Ryder is facing five nominations and picked as the fan-favourite to win multiple statues this weekend.

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