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2011-2012 Izzy Asper Jazz Performances: Groovin' With the Greats

by Michael Wolch - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:05pm

The 2011-2012 Izzy Asper Jazz Performances were recently announced and here are a couple of the highlights:

Aaron Goldberg Trio: along with Reuben Rogers (bass) and Eric Harland (drums), pianist Aaron Goldberg is going to bring down the house with this powerful and swinging trio. March 2011

Clayton Brothers Quintet: John Clayton (bass), Jeff Clayton (sax), Gerald Clayton (piano), Terrell Stafford (trumpet). All of them are amazing, in-demand musicians, but the guy to watch at this show is the youngest Clayton, Gerald, on piano. October 2011

and the rest.... Sean Jones & Don Braden September 2011; Randy Brecker November 2011; Dee Daniels April 2012

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg

Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

by D - Friday, Apr 15, 2011 at 12:57pm

We are very proud to have local these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week. The complete Bestseller list is available under the Bestsellers heading on the right.

Hardcover Fiction
1. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews.

Hardcover Non Fiction
2. Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.

Paperback Fiction
3. Curiosity, Joan Thomas.
4. The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, Armin Wiebe.

Paperback Non Fiction
1. Good Places to Live, Jim Silver.
2. Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em, Stephen Laroche & Jon Waldman.
3. Keep True: A Life in Politics, Howard Pawley.
5. A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, N.J. Lindquist, ed.
with M.D. Meyer.

Books for Young People
1. Gus the Wrong-Way Goose, Coral Hetherington

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg


2011 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival

by Michael Wolch - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:51am

Watch here this weekend for the announcement of the official line-up of the 2011 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, which runs from June 16-25.

So far it has been announced that both the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and jazz lounge orchestra Pink Martini are returning to the Festival. And it leaked to the press recently that Robert Plant will be bringing his Band of Joy to the Concert Hall as one of the headlining acts as well.

It is always an exciting time when the line-up is announced so check back with us Friday afternoon for the full line-up.

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Discussions, buzz, Music, Winnipeg


2011 IMPAC Dublin Award Shortlist

by D - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:47am

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The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The titles are nominated by libraries from all over the world. The prize will be announced June 15.

Galore by Micheal Crummey
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
The Vagrants by Yiyn Li
Ransom by David Malouf
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Brooklyn by Colm Toibín
Love and Summer by William Trevor
After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice by Evie Wyld

Categories: Awards


Book of the Day: Moonwalking with Einstein

by D - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:46am

Joshua Foer's Moonwalking with Einstein is a smart book about brain science that convinces us that the mind is capable of epic achievements. Joshua draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top "mental athletes," he learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, Foer discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories.

Categories: Reviews
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