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Calling All Musicians: Busker Applications Open at The Forks

Calling All Musicians: Busker Applications Open at The Forks

The Forks
The Forks (FILE)

Talented local musicians may have a new audience if they win a coveted busk pass at The Forks.

Through a new partnership with Manitoba Music, The Forks is seeking out musicians to be a part of its Busker Program this year.

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Tom Cochrane Reworks ‘Big League’ Lyrics to Honour Humboldt Broncos

Tom Cochrane Reworks ‘Big League’ Lyrics to Honour Humboldt Broncos

By The Canadian Press

Tom Cochrane
Musician Tom Cochrane poses in Toronto on Friday, February 6, 2015. Cochrane reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Tom Cochrane reworked the lyrics of his song “Big League” on Tuesday night for a special performance honouring the Humboldt Broncos.

The Juno Award-winning signer and songwriter played an acoustic version in front of a green and yellow backdrop to begin TSN’s NHL playoff preview special.

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Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win at Juno Awards Gala

Fred Penner
Fred Penner receives a Juno Award for children’s album of the year during a gala in Vancouver on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (JUNOAWARDS.CA)

Manitoba artists won two Juno Awards Saturday night during a gala event in Vancouver.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner took home the award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Hear the Music. The award is Penner’s fourth Juno, including a win for his last release in 2015.

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Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

Randy Bachman Documentary Set to Screen at Toronto Festival

Randy Bachman
Randy Bachman (Paul McKinnon / Shutterstock.com)

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Randy Bachman is the focus of a new documentary showcasing his life as an iconic Canadian musician.

“Bachman” will premiere at the upcoming 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto and take viewers into Bachman’s early days, to his time with “The Guess Who” and “Bachman-Turner Overdrive,” to present day.

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Manitoba Opera Throws Back the Curtain on Classic 2018-19 Season

Manitoba Opera Throws Back the Curtain on Classic 2018-19 Season

Don Giovanni
Daniel Okulitch (Don Giovanni) and Keri Alkema (Donna Elvira), Santa Fe Opera, Don Giovanni, 2016. (KEN HOWARDS PHOTO)

The Manitoba Opera will open the 2018-19 season with a classic Mozart production November 24.

The Opera has announced a season of legends, lovers, and laughs with the opening of “Don Giovanni,” considered to be one of the greatest operas ever written.

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True North Experimenting with Killing the Barcode on Event Tickets

True North Experimenting with Killing the Barcode on Event Tickets

By Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings Theatre
Winnipeg musician Burton Cummings outside the downtown theatre bearing his name in September 2017. The theatre’s operator, True North Sports and Entertainment, is testing eliminating barcodes from event tickets at the venue. (DAN HARPER PHOTO)

TORONTO — When fans score tickets for events at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg in the future, they might notice the absence of a familiar feature: that ubiquitous zebra-styled inventory tracker bar that adorns almost every retail product imaginable.

The theatre’s operator, True North Sports and Entertainment, is testing a new Ticketmaster system that gives venues the option to omit barcodes that would usually be scanned to validate a ticket’s authenticity and grant entry to a concert or sporting event.

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