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by D - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2011 at 10:19am

Dr. Heather Cardona, A Homeopathic Perspective on Spring Detox. Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 pm.
W. John Johnson launching Completing the Century. Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 pm.
Bob Watts Trio, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday, April 8, 8:00 pm.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat. Join host Vicki Young and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Guest Conductor Scott Yoo as they discuss Boreality. Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm.
Jon Waldman launching Got 'Em, Got 'Em, Need 'Em: A Fan's Guide to Collecting the Top 100 Sports Cards of All Time. Sunday, April 10, 2:00 pm.

New Release: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

by Alexandra Kroeger - Sunday, Apr 03, 2011 at 11:04am

In Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente retells the story of Koschei the Deathless and Marya Morvena in the context of Communist Russia.

Deathless... is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei's beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology and of love and death. It brings Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.

I've always been a sucker for fairy tale retellings, and the prospect of reading one in Valente's lush prose makes me so excited. As a bonus, this is not a tale that is widely known in the West, much less retold. You can read the first three chapters for free here. It looks as though young adults would enjoy this as well, but from some reviews that I've seen, this might be more suitable for ages 15+.

Deathless should arrive at McNally Robinson any day now. Just remember: in Soviet Russia, the fairy tale reads YOU.

Categories: Reviews, New Releases

Interview with Stephen Fearing & Andy White

by D - Friday, Apr 01, 2011 at 1:29pm

Our music manager Michael Wolch is part of the Sounds & Words segment on CityTv's BTV. This morning Michael and Jenna Khan interview Stephen Fearing & Andy White who were in town playing a gig at the West End Cultural Centre and promoting their new CD: Fearing & White.. To see the interview click here.

Categories: Winnipeg

Local Manitoba Author's on our Bestseller list this week.

by D - Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 2:51pm

We are very proud to have local these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

Hardcover Non-Fiction
3.Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.

Paperback Fiction
1. Curiosity, Joan Thomas.

Paperback Non-Fiction
1. Keep True: A Life in Politics, Howard Pawley.
2. Create Space for Peace: 40 Years of Peacemaking, Gene Stoltzfus, 1940-2010. Dorothy Friesen, ed.
3. Grammar Matters, Jila Ghomeshi.

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

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

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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.

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

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