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Final Tragically Hip Concert to Be Screened at West End Cultural Centre

Final Tragically Hip Concert to Be Screened at West End Cultural Centre

Gord Downie
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performs as one of the opening acts to the Rolling Stones concert in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005. The CBC will broadcast live the final stop of The Tragically Hip’s upcoming tour, which ends in Kingston, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

Tickets to see The Tragically Hip were near impossible to get for many, but there’s still a way to watch one of the band’s final performance with fellow fans.

The West End Cultural Centre will be screening the CBC’s broadcast of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration” on August 20.

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Artist Renée Lamoureux Launching Second Solo Album

Artist Renée Lamoureux Launching Second Solo Album

Renée Lamoureux

One half of Manitoba musical duo Keith and Renée is set to release her second solo album next month.

Renée Lamoureux will debut Dare To Be You during an event at the West End Cultural Centre on April 23. Special guests of the night include Those Guys — A Cappella and Amadians (featuring James Roth, Courtney Krebsbach and Kyle Fox).

The Manitoba-born singer-songwriter has launched eight albums in total during her musical career, toured across North America and contributed her philanthropy work with Free The Children.

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West End BIZ Hosting Summer Food Tours

West End BIZ Hosting Summer Food Tours

West End BizA tour of restaurants in Winnipeg’s West End is taking participants on an exploration through one of the city’s most culinary diverse neighbourhoods.

The West End BIZ is offering four different tours this summer, featuring some of the most popular restaurants in the city, from French and Ethiopian to Vietnamese and Latin American.

Organizers say to “bring your walking shoes and appetite” to explore the unique dining scene. Tours will also include stories and trivia about the historic neighbourhood.

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Oh My Darling Playing Farewell Show May 24

Oh My Darling Playing Farewell Show May 24

Oh My Darling
Oh My Darling (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg country foursome Oh My Darling is calling it quits, but not before playing one last time as part of a farewell show.

“After 8 years, we have collectively made the decision to move on from Oh My Darling. This band has been such a huge part of all of our lives and careers, and it is bittersweet to say goodbye,” a statement on the band’s website read.

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WECC Hosting ‘Prairie Kitchen Party’ on May 30

WECC Hosting ‘Prairie Kitchen Party’ on May 30

Prairie Kitchen Party
The Prairie Kitchen Party hits the West End Cultural Centre on May 30. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Kitchen parties are usually a Festival du Voyageur thing, but the West End Cultural Centre will get its own taste next month.

The Prairie Kitchen Party on May 30 will feature three-time national fiddle champion Patti Kosturok and multi-instrumentalist Emma Cloney perform with Jeremy Rusu and special guest Dan Scramstead of The Deeds.

Tickets are available now for $15 in advance through the WECC, Ticketfly, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader, or for $20 at the door.

Winnipeg Indie Artist Rayannah to Release New EP

Winnipeg Indie Artist Rayannah to Release New EP

Rayannah
Rayannah (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg-based indie pop artist Rayannah has released her new music video ahead of eastern Canadian tour dates this spring.

Boxcar Lullabies is her debut EP, just one of five originals to be released on May 7. The video was shot by Winnipeg filmmaker Jonathan Stanners.

Boxcar Lullabies is a forthright showcase of the mastery of Rayannah’s looped and layered voice — only this time, combined with the indelible sounds of delicate strings, distorted whispers, pulled-apart pianos, passing trains, and a choir of double basses. The result is a supremely unique work that is at once familiar and foreign, each song of its five songs a world of its own.

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Skydiggers Return to WECC on May 22

Skydiggers Return to WECC on May 22

Skydiggers
Skydiggers bandmates Josh Finlayson, Jessy Bell Smith, Noel Webb, Ron Macey,
Michael Johnston and Andy Maize (HEATHER POLLOCK PHOTO / HANDOUT)

Toronto roots rockers Skydiggers are returning to Winnipeg this spring.

The band will play the West End Cultural Centre on May 22.

Northern Shore, their eighth studio album, was released in 2013 and still remains the band’s most adventurous and varied collection of songs yet. They will share that same musical experience with a local audience when they make their return.

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Bands, Filmmakers Clash at West End Cultural Centre

Bands, Filmmakers Clash at West End Cultural Centre

Bands vs. FilmmakersA clash of bands and filmmakers will see the two creative fields merge at the West End Cultural Centre on May 23.

Bands vs. Filmmakers 5 is a collaborative effort by the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque and WECC where five successful independent Winnipeg filmmakers will be accompanied by the performances of five great Winnipeg bands and musicians.

This year’s featured bands, musicians and filmmakers include:

Attica Riots/Deco Dawson
Blunderspublik/Freya Olafson
Rob Crooks/Ryan Simmons
Pip Skid/Gwen Trutnau
Basic Nature/Forrest McGregor

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Winnipeg Collective Throwing ‘Hot & Dirty Dance Party’

Winnipeg Collective Throwing ‘Hot & Dirty Dance Party’

Hot & Dirty Dance PartyTwo Winnipeg bands are joining forces to create a 14-piece funk collective at the West End Cultural Centre.

The Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Dr. Hot Bottom will present the first “Hot & Dirty Dance Party” on Thursday, April 16.

Performing some classic hits from Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, the seven-piece horn and rhythm section — with two drummers — will put on a thrilling set for their local fans.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance through the WECC, Ticketfly, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader. Showtime is 8 p.m.

— Staff