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**CANCELLED**Alan Wong featuring Rebecca Perry -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Aug 01 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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You can still catch Rebecca Perry's show, Confessions of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl, at this year's Fringe Festival.

Singer/Songwriter

Pop/Folk/Jazz/Contemporary

Alan Wong is the eldest son of Chinese immigrants who moved frequently across the country, from cities to small-towns, cultivating a unique Canadian experience. He obtained a degree in Music from Brandon University studying classical voice, then, promptly left the country to teach ESL and explore. He re-kindled his passion for contemporary music on the beaches of Japan. Alan returned to Canada to build a career in theatre, his first love, but the songwriting seed had been planted. His theatre credits include The King and I (Rainbow Stage), HMS Pinafore (G&S Society), Canadian Graffiti and Magical Mystery Tour (WOW Productions), various Fringe and Independent theatre shows, as well as being a member of the Manitoba Opera Chorus. Alan was the winner of Winnipeg’s Asian Heritage Society Talent Competition, “Asian Idol” in 2004, and continues to promote Asian heritage awareness through his involvement in historical theatre.

In 2008, Alan relocated to Vancouver to work in Film and Television. He was a featured performer on the shows Fringe and Caprica, and was also an “extra” on numerous shows and movies, bringing his guitar to set whenever possible to write songs. After three seasons of busking on the beaches and streets of Vancouver, Alan returned to Manitoba with a wealth of songs in his repertoire, and a few originals that he has compiled onto a debut EP, Sand & Stone. With a voice that is equal parts smooth and soulful; his richly melodic songs are whimsical musings of Canadian reality, performed with unabashed honesty and passion.

In the summer of 2013, he joined Rebecca Perry in the Winnipeg Fringe production of her one-woman hit show, Confessions of a Red-Headed Coffee Shop Girl. He is happy to be a part of the Saskatoon Fringe for the first time as a part of the same great show!

The Nine -- Book Signing

Saturday Aug 02 2014 1:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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Since We Told the Truth: Our Life Can Never Be the Same (Risen Son Publishing)

The Nine each made the individual choice to be obedient to the Lord’s calling and leave his or her Hutterite colony. Three left a colony in North Dakota and six a colony in Manitoba. They were between the ages of 17 and 25 when they left the socialistic, communal Hutterite society. Through biblical discipleship their lives were forever changed as they were established in foundational truths, businesses, and relationships with others. After five years they began to write their personal story in their first book, Hutterites: Our Story To Freedom.

After Hutterites was released, readers emphatically suggested the authors continue with more in-depth detail. The second book, Since We Told The Truth answers the challenge, as The Nine go beyond their past lives as Hutterites, to bring a national perspective and raise awareness of truths that offer an accurate solution to those challenges currently shaping our social and political landscape.

Wayne Bargen -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Aug 02 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Instrumental Guitar

Wayne Bargen is a finger style acoustic guitar player. All of the songs that he performs are originals. His influences are Bob Evans, Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, and Andy McKee. His goal is that people who come to his show will walk away relaxed, have a greater appreciation of acoustic guitar music, and be inspired to start playing guitar.

Ian Martens Trio

Friday Aug 08 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Acoustic Rock/Folk

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Ian Martens hails from Saskatoon, where he has been playing and writing rock'n'roll for years. Ian's full-length solo acoustic album, Have You Heard, features his inspired guitar work and is full of uplifting spiritual overtones.

Sam Dlugokecki and Becky Reesor -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Aug 09 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Folk/Rock/Jazz

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Chunqing Wang -- Book Signing

Sunday Aug 10 2014 1:00 pm - Main Floor, Saskatoon

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You May as Well Sing, Brother: Seventy Years of Strange But True Stories of Adventure, Determination, Cruelty, Bravery, Survival and Especially Love from Inside a Chinese Village

In this book, villagers from a remote part of China document every human foible, folly, virtue and vice, as they describe themselves, their neighbours, and those they have encountered along the way. The narrators describe both personal and historical events, from the final years of the Qing Dynasty to the introduction of market reforms in modern times. Stories told in the first person recount the Japanese invasion, the rise of Communism, and the effects of centralized planning during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

Chunqing Wang grew up in China and spent her early years raising chickens and growing watermelons before leaving her village to attend university. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Beijing University, and worked in the publishing industry for ten years in China. In 2003, she began a new life when she immigrated to Canada. Her new book describes the resilience of the human spirit in the face of in the enormous challenges inherent in a Chinese village life. She currently lives in Calgary with her husband, Chris, where they are both teachers.

The Nobles -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Aug 15 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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The Nobles consist of the father/daughter team of Madison and Lorry Noble. Madison has been playing piano, guitar and has been singing for over half of her life. Lorry is a seasoned musician, playing guitar and drums in a number of bands for over 25 years. The Nobles play a wide variety of classic rock and country songs from Patsy Cline to Bryan Adams.

Zeljko Bilandzic -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Aug 16 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Classical/Flamenco/Latin Guitar

Zeljko Bilandzic is a visual artist, composer and guitarist, and author of choral mass and solo compositions for piano and guitar. Born and raised in Sarajevo, he moved to Canada after the war in Bosnia. He plays guitar in the Lady of Guadalupe Parish Band in Saskatoon.

Zeljko published his first CD, Christmas Music for the Classical Guitar , in 2008 and is completing the second, titled The Longing of the Bride ( El Anhelo de la Novia), with classical guitar music of J. S. Bach, Josquin des Pres, Albeniz, Tarrega, Barrios, Villa Lobos and own compositions. Accomplished as a visual artist and designer, he also created the graphics for his CDs.

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A Prairie Cherry Dinner!

Tuesday Aug 19 2014 6:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Join us for a special dining experience that will feature prairie-grown cherries in every course!

With a talk by Bob Bors and Rick Sawatzky, the developers of this hearty fruit (bred at the U of S), and Loretta Bors and Lily Sawatzky, authors (with Cecelia Kachkowski) of our August freature cookbook Cooking with Cherries...from the Prairies.

The menu will offer delectable dishes inspired by the cherries and the cookbook, and designed by Prairie Ink. Guests will be greeted with a sparkling cherry cocktail. The five course prix-fixe menu ($55) includes a chilled cherry soup accompanied by cherry crostini, a beet & orange salad with a cherry vinaigrette and bacon-thyme ravioli with a maple cherry sauce. The main course features a choice of chicken or beef tenderloin served with a cherry reduction, followed by cherry crème brûlée for dessert.

Seating is limited! Please drop by Prairie Ink or call (306) 955-3579 to reserve a table.

An Evening with Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers

Thursday Aug 21 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Speaking and Signing Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human and Animal Health (Doubleday Canada). Co-Presented by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Do animals overeat? Get breast cancer? Have fainting spells? Inspired by an eye-opening consultation at the Los Angeles Zoo, which revealed that a monkey experienced the same symptoms of heart failure as her human patients, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz embarked upon a project that would reshape how she practiced medicine. Beginning with the above questions, she began informally researching every affliction that she encountered in humans to learn whether it happened with animals, too. And usually, it did: dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer, koalas can catch chlamydia, reindeer seek narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms, stallions self-mutilate, and gorillas experience clinical depression. Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers have dubbed this pan-species approach to medicine zoobiquity. Here, they present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind, exploring how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition to patient care, she is actively involved with medical education and research. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz holds a professorship in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is Co-Director of the Evolutionary Medicine Program at UCLA. She serves as a cardiovascular consultant to the Los Angeles Zoo as a member of its Medical Advisory Board and is Chair of the Zoobiquity Conference, a national educational program that facilitates interdisciplinary discussions between physicians, veterinarians and others in the health professions.

Kathryn Bowers is a Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. She began her career in journalism as a staff editor of the Atlantic Monthly and a writer/producer for CNN-International in London. Kathryn later served as an assistant media liaison at the United States Embassy in Moscow, where she received a State Department Meritorious Honor Award for her service. She’s taught writing at UCLA and is currently an associate editor of Zócalo Public Square, an Ideas Exchange based in Los Angeles.

Zoobiquity was named Discover Magazine’s Best Book of 2012, The China Times Best Foreign Translation of 2013, and a Finalist in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Excellence in Science Books 2012.

Photo credit: Joanna Brooks

Marc Holt Trio -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Aug 22 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Jazz

The Marc Holt Trio is a Saskatoon-based group of young jazz musicians exploring and putting their own spin on standards and arrangements. The group consists of Marc Holt on bari sax, Michael Stankowski on guitar & Nevin Buehler on bass. Check out Marc Holt Music on Facebook to keep up with this group.

Camille & Dale -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Aug 23 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Acoustic Soul/Blues/R&B

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Camille & Dale are a new duo from Saskatoon and have been involved in music for most of their lives, but only recently joined creative forces to invent a sound all their own. Coupled with Camille's love of "old-school Soul and R&B" and Dale's passion for a smoking guitar lick, they're striving to bring Saskatoon a unique fusion of soul, blues and jazz...unplugged. The simplicity of Camille's soulful voice and the smooth groove of Dale's guitar work together to create a sound that will make you wanna holler...or at least tap your feet.

Kevin Barrett with Dane Young -- Live Musical Performance

Friday Aug 29 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Singer Songwriter/Contemporary/Pop

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Kevin Barrett has been involved in the Saskatoon music scene since 1978, when he started playing keyboards and lead vocal in the band Tornado Warning. Throughout the 80s he would play in such bands as The Warning, Gallery, Dash Riprock, Arena, Los Tornados and a later rendition of Tornado Warning. In 1991, he started his own band under the name Kevin Barrett Band which shared the stage with Bryan Adams, Steve Miller, Extreme, Sass Jordan, and Colin James among others. His CD Makin' Movies was picked up by Tomcat Records and in 1994 two singles off that album were played across Canada – “Dance To The Beat Of My Heart” and “I Don't Know Why.”

Since 2000, Kevin has been playing with local bands such as the Pink Floyd tribute Outside The Wall and B.C. Read and His Band of Some Renown.

His latest adventure is once again showcasing his own music which has mostly been written over the past 10 years. He composes from the heart and the songs, based around a wide range of experiences in his life, come out in pop flavored music of many different styles. He performs as a duo with guitar/singer Dane Young, with visions of expanding into recording and a full band.

TBA -- Live Musical Performance

Saturday Aug 30 2014 8:00 pm - Prairie Ink Restaurant, Saskatoon

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Gordon E. Tolton -- Speaking and Signing

Thursday Sep 04 2014 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon

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Healy's West: The Life and Times of John J. Healy (Heritage House)

Through his incredibly varied fifty-year career, John J. Healy left an indelible mark on the Canadian and American west. At different points in his storied life, Healy was a soldier, a trapper, a prospector, a free trader, an explorer, a horse dealer, a scout, a lawman, a newspaper editor, a speculator, a merchant, a capitalist, a historian, and a politician. He defied classification while defining the lifestyle of a frontier adventurer and buccaneer capitalist in the late nineteenth century. In Healy’s West, Gordon E. Tolton cuts through the mythology and controversy of this larger-than-life character, giving us the most complete and truly balanced account of Healy’s life ever published. From Irish famine to army saddle; from scouting on the Oregon Trail to digging for mountain gold in Idaho; from taking on powerful monopolies to trading with the Blackfoot; from political manoeuvring to hunting down rustlers behind a sheriff’s badge, Healy challenged life, nature, enemies and, governments head on—in print, in business, and in physical combat. An entertaining and critical portrayal of the west’s most charismatic figure, Healy’s West is a must-read for any history buff.

Raised on a family farm near Taber, Alberta, Gordon E. Tolton is an amateur historian, re-enactor, author, and raconteur. While working in the agricultural, construction, and service industries, he volunteered for several heritage-related societies and historic sites and became immersed in history while learning the disciplines of writing, archiving, and museum practices. Gord was the history coordinator for the United Farmers of Alberta and has been associated with Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site for over twenty-two years. His interests centre on the cross-border trade of the late 1800s, the 1885 North-West Rebellion, and the history of agriculture in Alberta. He is the author of four previous books, including Cowboy Cavalry and Prairie Warships. He lives in Coaldale, Alberta, with his wife, Rose.

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