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Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Mar 21, 2011 at 12:52pm

The University of Manitoba Café Scientifique and Canadian Institutes of Health Research IRSC presents Use it or Lose it: Mobility in Older Adults An interactive panel discussion. Monday March 21, 7:00 pm.
CV2 World Poetry Day Event featuring Poets David Hickey reading from Open Air Bindery and Jan Horner reading from Mama Dada: Songs of the Baroness's Dog, Monday March 21, 7:30 pm.
Meet the Composer series. Hosted by Winnipeg's own Michael Matthews, the panel will feature six guest composers from this year's Cluster Festival. Tuesday March 22, 7:00 pm.
Rodney S. Braun launching H2Oohhh. Tuesday March 22, 8:00 pm.
Larry Frostiak & Jenifer Bartman, Knowledge Bureau Financial Literacy Presentation from the author of MASTER Your Investment in the Family Business: How to Increase After-Tax Wealth. Wednesday March 23, 7:00 pm.
Dorothy Friesen launching Create Space for Peace: 40 Years of Peacemaking. Wednesday March 23, 8:00 pm.
Professor Kuwee Kumsa, Presentation on "Human Rights: Navigating the Personal and the Political." This event is co-presented by The University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work. Thursday March 24, 7:00 pm.
Mae Moore launching Folklore: a book of art and music. Thursday March 24, 7:30 pm.
Call * Response launch of Launch of Call * Response: Present, Past and Beyond. Thursday March 24, 8:00 pm.
Alasdair Dunlop Trio, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday March 25, 8:00 pm.
Bob Dowd signing 2012: It Actually Happened. Saturday March 26, 2:00 pm.
Spring Thaw, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday March 26, 8:00 pm.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Pre-Concert Chat with Vicki Young, Anne Manson, and Isabel Bayrakdarian. Sunday March 27, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg

I can't stop listening to these CDs

by Michael Wolch - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 2:00pm

There are still so many great CDs coming out every week. But these are the ones that lately I cannot stop listening to, and I think the staff at McNally Robinson knows it!

Kate Rusby: Make the Light
Kellylee Evans: Nina
Good Lovelies: Let the Rain Fall
Gregg Allman: Low Country Blues
Amos Lee: Mission Bell
Buika: El Ultimo Trago
Monty Alexander: Uplift
Anne-Sophie Mutter: Simply Anne_Sophie

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg

Sound & Words on CITY TV

by Michael Wolch - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:50pm

Trio Bembe was our guest today on the McNally Robinson segment Sound & Words on CITY TV. In case you've never tuned in, it is every Friday morning between 7:00 am & 9:00 am on CITY TV's Breakfast Television. Catch a candid interview and a 2 song performance by great local bands, touring musicians & authors. This week's guest was Trio Bembe. A Winnipeg trio comprised of jazz, latin singer Amber Epp, Rodrigo "Papa Mambo" Munoz and Grammy Award nominated percussionist Scott Senior. Rodrigo is away in Puerto Rico right now, but Amber and Scott were playing music from their upcoming CD to be released in April. To see a video of Sound & Words Trio Bembe's segment, click here

Categories: Reviews, Site News, Music, Winnipeg

Diana McIntosh -- Night Table Recommendations

by Events Winnipeg - Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 at 4:45pm

A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman (Vintage)

I'm enjoying re-reading Diane Ackerman's fascinating book about the fives senses, called A Natural History of the Senses. She explores, with humour and poignancy, each of our senses. Several years ago I wrote a music/theatrical piece using quite a lot of text from Ackerman's book, having gotten permission from her publisher. I've enjoyed performing my piece, which I've titled "In a Sense" to several different audiences, all of whom loved the text. My piece is for spoken text, a thumb piano, wind chimes and movement. It's fun to be re-reading this delightful book.

The Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein by Gertrude Stein (Vintage)

Another book I'm reading for the second time is The Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein. I've used several sections of text, particularly from her Tender Buttons, in a major multi-media theatrical work. Of mine which combines piano, percussion, live electronics, spoken text and movement. My one-woman piece is called "McIntosh, the Stein Way"! (But I've often performed it on a Baldwin or Yamaha piano!) Stein loved using words for their rhythm and sound rather than for their meaning, and I play with this idea in my piece. Re-reading this book by Stein, I'm again astonished at how original and fresh it remains today - considering it was written in the middle of the last century. It's a big book with several chapters. My favourite are The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Tender Buttons and Three Portraits of Painters. It's best read out loud!


Diana McIntosh is an acclaimed Winnipeg-based musician with a long history in performance and composition, and one of the founders of the GroundSwell new music series. She joined us at our Grant Park location on February 24th to launch her most recent recording Pinnacles.

Categories: Reviews, Poetry, Music, Winnipeg, Night Table Recommendations

Kathleen Winter is on the Orange Prize for Fiction Longlist.

by D - Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 2:40pm

Kathleen Winter, author of Annabel, is the lone Canadian among the 20 women on the 16th annual Orange Prize for Fiction longlist. The Orange Prize for Fiction recognizes "excellence, originality, and accessibility" in fiction written in English by women from around the world. The shortlist will be announced April 12 and the winners revealed at a ceremony in London on June 8. The winner receives a prize of £30,000 and a bronze "Bessie" statuette created and donated by artist Grizel Niven.

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Categories: Awards


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