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January 27, 2013

Boats, Random Band Spectacular, the Winnitron l The Children's Wish Foundation: Urban Rhapsody l This Hisses l Norm Foster's Wrong for Each Other

The West End Cultural Centre presents: 
Boats A Fairway Full Of Miners Album Release Concert 
February 2
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm
Tickets: $12 advance | $17 door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, 
and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store 

The night will also feature the Random Band Spectacular: 12 local musicians, 3 bands and 9 cover songs they have never played before. Also, the return of the Winnitron!

Maturity has become almost a cliché when it comes to describing albums, but A Fairway Full Of Miners has a focus to it that comes with relentless touring (Boats has done eight North American tours) and a sophistication that comes with refining a particular sound over the span of three albums.

February 3, 7 pm
West End Cultural Centre
Organized by the founder of Threads of Hope

Some of Winnipeg's most talented performers will rock the stage at the first annual 
Urban Rhapsody Charity Concert in support of The Children's Wish Foundation.

Performances will include Tiffany Ponce, The Happy Unfortunate, the Paranormal Panda Crew, and one of this year's Western Canadian Music Award winners, Flo.

Local celebrity and philanthropist, Ace Burpee, will be hosting this celebration of amazing music and dance.

February 9
The West End Cultural Centre and Transistor 66 presents:
This Hisses Anhedonia Album Release Concert
w/ Pop Crimes & Slow Dancers

Have a listen to the entrancing first single and title track Anhedonia, a tale of rejection and severing from pleasure and desire.

This Hisses is Julia Ryckman, who can croon an aria and/or break glass, Patrick Short, wrangler of ghostly harmonies, and JP Perron, wrecker of all things wood and skin.
Alumni of a variety of stalwart Winnipeg bands, both vicious and arty (The Gorgon, Under Pressure and Mahogany Fro), This Hisses formed in early 2010.
The band's debut album Surf Noir in the summer of 2011, captured a punkier and more primeval version of the band.

Churchill Park Players presents:
Wrong for Each Other a romantic comedy Norm Foster
Feb. 2 & 9 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 3 & 10 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $20 includes two-act play, refreshments and dessert.
Tickets on sale through CPUC office by calling 204-452-856

“…the story of Rudy and Norah, two people who once fell in love, got married and then got divorced. The story is told in a series of flashbacks as the two discuss their relationship during a chance meeting in a restaurant.”

The morning after Rudy and Norah have made love for the first time. 

Norm Foster's plays receive an average of 150 productions annually making him the most produced playwright in Canada.

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