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Heading on the road

Local musician releases album before going on tour

May, 2014

GLBT* ally Raine Hamilton launches her first EP June 9 before taking off on tour for the summer. She, along with many of the musicians who collaborated on the digital only release, Small Packages, will be performing at the launch party. We caught up with her to see how she’s feeling before the big day. […]

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Sacrificing for the Music

Pride performer Ro Walker pursues his musical career

May, 2014

Hip-hop artist Ro Walker rents the small room up a narrow staircase in a building downtown. He records his music in the closet of this room. In only four months he’s made it cozy and more like an apartment than a recording studio. There’s a couch, a yoga mat and chairs. He has stashes of coffee […]

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Sweet disposition

February, 2014

SWEET ALIBI'S NEW TUNES An all-girl band usually spells disaster or fate, but from the get-go, Sweet Alibi parked themselves firmly in the latter camp.

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Music’s powerful voices and stories

February, 2014

TALES OF LOVE AND HATE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: Noteworthy GLBTQ* highlights and lowlights Here are recent and memorable moments when musicians became allies or foes to the GLBTQ* community.

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Have Big Fun This January

December, 2013

MUSIC Winnipeg-based French Press is changing its sound just in time for this year’s Big Fun Festival on Jan. 22 to 26, an annual indie music and art showcase that promises to help us ease our way into the harsh winter months.

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Supporting GLBT* performers

Pride coffee house a great atmosphere

May, 2014

Music, poetry and more, the 14th Annual Winnipeg Pride Coffee House’s array of entertainment was worth sitting in the cramped, heated space for. “It’s the audience that makes the concert so special,” said David Churchill. He was speaking on said about a recording of a show at Carneige Hall, but he could have been talking […]

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5 Must-See Concerts the Spring

All the music that will make your feet dance this spring

May, 2014

Raine Hamilton (May 7) • La Mancha (May 7) • Alannah Zeebeck (May 10) • Mobina Galore (June 5) • TD Winnipeg Jazz Festival (June 12 – 22)

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Don Ross, Fingerstyling to Fame

February, 2014

WHY GUITARIST DON ROSS MATTERS You often wonder what is the ‘Eureka!’ moment for a musician. When did they decide to pick up an instrument, develop a voice and learn how to write down the composition floating in their heads?

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Beyond Beethoven

December, 2013

MUSIC Lush orchestral arrangements and synth-electronica sounds meld to form a musical manifesto in this year’s New Music Festival (NMF). For this highly anticipated event, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) brings together world-renowned musical guests and the orchestra, led by director Alexander Mickelthwate, is raring to play some contemporary repertoire.

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How one friendship can shape a whole choir

December, 2013

MUSIC The young dynamic duo behind the Rainbow Harmony Project (RHP) choir is Johanna Hildebrand, the new artistic director/conductor, and her friend, Jenni Magnus, who acts as production manager.

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