March 4, 2013

The Arrogant Worms l My Big Fat Winnipeg Wedding l Leonard Cohen

The Arrogant Worms
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue
March 9, 8pm
$25 Advance, $30 Door
Phone:  204-783-6918 or email

As band member Mike McCormick puts it, "The whole economy sucks, so come down, share a laugh and forget about it for a while." 

Recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association, The Arrogant Worms songs are in school textbooks and played on the Space Shuttle. Canada's public even selected their song, "Canada Is Big" for President of the United States, Barack Obama. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms. 

My Big Fat Winnipeg Wedding 
Celebrations Dinner Theatre (In the Canad Inns Fort Garry), 1824 Pembina Hwy
March 10 to 23
Seating time: 5:00 to 5:20 p.m
Toll Free: 1.877.823.8282 Phone: 204.982.8282 or email

We have a stressed out Bridezilla, whose mood swings make Jekyll and Hyde seem tame. There's the nervous groom, with a seemingly dangerous secret past, and the "thrifty" Father of the Bride, who fancies himself to be a wedding singer. The best friend/bridesmaid with an eye for the groom, and a best man who has crashed more weddings than he can remember and has both eyes on every female present. Throw in an assortment of crazy relatives, a rookie wedding planner and a surprise mystery guest and you have... My Big Fat Winnipeg Wedding!  

All set to a hit list of songs from the '60's & '70's that are sure to entertain young and old! 
Join us for a night of great food, good music, laughter and fun for the entire family!


MTS Centre, 300 Portage Ave
April 26, 8 pm
Cost:  $36 - $269
Phone:  204-780-3333 or email

Cohen's acclaimed Old Ideas World Tour has just added a second North American leg.

The legendary singer/songwriter/poet culminated the first series of North American dates with breathtaking engagements at New Yorks Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. The new round of dates will begin at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA on March 2, and will include encore performances in New York City and Chicago; as well as dates in Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Winnipeg, and more. The tour will also visit a number of cities where Cohen will be performing for the very first time, including New Orleans, Memphis and Louisville.

Cohen’s current band features Sharon Robinson and the Webb Sisters (background vocals), Roscoe Beck (musical director & bass), Neil Larsen (keyboards & Hammond B3 accordion), Mitch Watkins (guitar), Javier Mas (bandurria, laud, archilaud, 12-string acoustic guitar), Rafael Gayol (drums, percussion), Alexandru Bublitchi (violin).

Night after night, Leonard Cohen and his band of expert musicians have earned five-star reviews and left audiences spellbound.

Leonard Cohen's March 11 show at Winnipeg's MTS Centre has been re-scheduled to April 26, due to an outbreak of the flu among several band members.
Cohen's Los Angeles-based promoter made the announcement late Friday (March 8), saying Cohen "regretfully" made the rare decision to re-schedule the show out of concern for the health of his musicians.
All tickets for next Monday's performance will be honoured for the April concert, the MTS Centre said in a news release.

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