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Local Musicians Playing in Support of Opening Portage and Main

Local Musicians Playing in Support of Opening Portage and Main

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Open Fest is being put on by the volunteer-run Vote Open coalition and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. (VOTEOPENWPG.CA)

WINNIPEG — Local musicians are getting behind the drive to open Portage and Main to pedestrians.

The Vote Open group is throwing Open Fest on Saturday — a free festival featuring music, artists, food and drinks.

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Cirque Musica Holiday Show to Play Bell MTS Place

Cirque Musica Holiday Show to Play Bell MTS Place

Cirque Musica
Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland at Bell MTS Place on December 6. (DIXIE BAKER PHOTO)

Acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer are on deck when Cirque Musica Holiday takes over Bell MTS Place on December 6.

The live-action musical presents “Wonderland,” featuring incredible circus performances with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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‘Irreplaceable’ Instruments Pinched from West Coast Rock Band 54-40

‘Irreplaceable’ Instruments Pinched from West Coast Rock Band 54-40

By The Canadian Press

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54-40’s Neil Osborne is seen playing a concert with a 1957 Fender Esquire during Canal Days in Port Colbourne, Ont., on August 3, 2018, in this handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Joe Naphin)

VANCOUVER – West Coast rock band 54-40 says it was robbed of seven “irreplaceable” instruments ahead of two shows in Vancouver Friday and Saturday night.

In a pair of statements posted to the group’s Facebook page, the band says the instruments were stolen from a rented cube van Friday morning in New Westminster, B.C.

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Paul McCartney Crashes Winnipeg Couple’s Wedding Photos

Paul McCartney Crashes Winnipeg Couple’s Wedding Photos

Paul McCartney
Former Beatle Paul McCartney takes a moment to chat with a Winnipeg couple on Saturday, September 29, 2018. McCartney came across Jennifer and Steven as they were taking their wedding photos along Waterfront Drive. (LAURIE DIXON / MADIX PHOTOGRAPHY)

WINNIPEG — It’s not every day you see an international rock ‘n’ roll legend cruising around Winnipeg on a bike. But for one lucky couple, running into Paul McCartney was all about being in the right place at the right time.

The former Beatle was cycling along the bike path on Waterfront Drive Saturday afternoon when he came across a couple snapping their wedding photos.

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Paul McCartney Thrills Winnipeg Fans, Throws Back to Beatles’ Classics

Paul McCartney Thrills Winnipeg Fans, Throws Back to Beatles’ Classics

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney performs during his ‘Freshen Up’ tour at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg on Friday, September 28, 2018. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA)

Paul McCartney‘s brand of music easily transcends generations of fans, despite any preferred genre they may lay claim to. Nothing was more clear than that Friday night at Bell MTS Place.

Concert-goer Shannon McKinnon was happy to relive another McCartney show, just five years after last seeing the former Beatle in the city.

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Elton John to Perform Two Shows in Winnipeg Next Fall

Elton John to Perform Two Shows in Winnipeg Next Fall

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Elton John performs onstage during his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour at PPL Center on September 8, 2018 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Rocket Entertainment)

The legendary Elton John has announced 25 additional North American concert dates to his soldout Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

The iconic musician will stop at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place for two shows on October 4-5, 2019.

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