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WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

WSO’s Mickelthwate Sharing Leadership Knowledge at Chamber Luncheon

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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 FILE)

Before Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra music director Alexander Mickelthwate leaves the city, he plans on sharing his reflections on leadership with the local business community.

The maestro will speak to a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce audience during a luncheon on September 29.

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Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

Manitoba Musicians Win Top Honours at WCMAs

The Lytics perform during the free opening weekend of the Winnipeg Jazz Festival in Old Market Square on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Top musical talent from Manitoba won big over the weekend at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) in Edmonton.

Musicians were recognized in seven categories, honouring the best in hip-hop, electronic/dance, blues, and visual media composition.

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Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses Rock in Winnipeg

Welcome to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses Rock in Winnipeg

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Guns N’ Roses played a three-hour set at Investors Group Field on Thursday, August 24, 2017. (DAVE BAXTER / FOR CHRISD.CA)
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Slash of Guns N’ Roses performs at Investors Group Field on Thursday night. (DAVE BAXTER / FOR CHRISD.CA)

The classic Guns N’ Roses lineup featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan showed up in Winnipeg on Thursday night to play a loud and blistering show for their devoted fans. The reunited ‘Guns’ have been travelling the globe for months on their Not In This Lifetime Tour and brought the show to Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field. The band hit the stage around 8:30 p.m. with a rendition of It’s So Easy complete with pyrotechnics and fireworks, and would go on to play a loud and energetic set of their classics songs from the late 80’s and early 90’s.

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Manitoba Honours Musician Tom Cochrane on Northern Highway

Manitoba Honours Musician Tom Cochrane on Northern Highway

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Canadian musician Tom Cochrane was honoured Monday, Oct.31, 2016 at the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg. A stretch of highway near his hometown of Lynn Lake has been named after Cochrane’s biggest hit, Life Is A Highway. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

Signs along a stretch of Manitoba highway to honour Canadian musician Tom Cochrane were unveiled over the weekend.

“Life Is A Highway” road signs were unveiled in Lynn Lake on Sunday honouring Cochrane, a native of the northern town. The highway signs are along a 322-kilometre section of PR 391 connecting Lynn Lake and Thompson.

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