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Buffalo Springfield Announce First Tour in 43 Years

by Michael Wolch - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:18am

After months of rumours, Buffalo Springfield have announced dates for their first tour since splitting up in 1968. The group, featuring original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, are going to play a six-date California tour in early June, leading up to their set at Bonnaroo on June 11th. Click here for more info on the Buffalo Springfield reunion tour.

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The Donner Prize Shortlist

by D - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:45pm

The Donner Prize recognizes and reward the best public policy thinking, writing and research in Canada. The winner of the Donner Prize receives $35,000; finalists receive $5,000 each.

The shortlist is:
Pamela Blais for Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl.
Tom Flanagan, Christopher Alcantara and André Le Dressay for Beyond the Indian Act: Restoring Aboriginal Property Rights.
Robert Lacroix and Louis Maheu for Le CHUM, une tragédie québécoise.
Doug Saunders for Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World.
Harry Swain for Oka: A Political Crisis and its Legacy.

Shaun Tan awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

by D - Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:04am

Shaun Tan, Australian author and illustrator of the picture book The Arrival is winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The annual honour awards five million kroner (about $766,000 Cdn) to a writer, illustrator or storyteller for his or her outstanding contribution to children's or young adult literature.

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Tickets for Mother Daughter Tea are available now.

by D - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:45pm

Young ladies, put on your party dress. Bring your mom or bring your grandma or both, and join us for our annual Mother Daughter Storytime Tea Party. There will be music, stories, crafts and tiers of teatime treats. Daughters, we invite you to write a poem for your mom and bring it along. You may read it aloud if you are so inspired.

The Mother Daughter Storytime Tea will take place on Saturday April 30. The tea starts at 9:30 am. Tickets are $19.95 and must be purchased in advance at Prairie Ink Restaurant, 975-2659.

Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:28am

Howard Pawley launching Keep True: A Life in Politics, Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm.
The Shaw TV, Joanne Kelly's Book Club. present a discussion on Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Tuesday, March 29, 7:00 pm.
Dorene Meyer launching Lewis: The Group - Week Two. Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 pm.
Roger Brown presents a gardening talk as park of the Prairie Garden Committee's series of Gardening Information Talks. Wednesday March 30, 7:30 pm.
GEM Munro signing South Asian Adventures with the Active Poor Thursday, March 31, 5:00 pm.
Al Rae and Dan Licoppe present the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Preview, Thursday, March 31, 7:00 pm.
Al Simmons presents a special kids storytime. This event presented in association with the Manitoba Theatre for Young People. Friday April 1, 10:00 am.
Sonia Eidse with Dustin Harder and Jess Rae Ayre, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday, April 1, 8:00 pm.
The Sweet Alibi, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday April 2 8:00 pm.
Coral Hetherington launching Gus the Wrong Way Goose: Heading South. Sunday April 3, 2:00 pm.

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