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Manitoba Artists Infiltrate Austin!
on March 7,2011 by jared
South by Southwest Welcomes 10 Showcasing Manitoba Acts
An impressive group of Manitoba musicians are getting a head start on the spring thaw this month with a trip to Texas. But it’s not all sunburns and barbeque for the 10 local acts making their way south; they’ll be showcasing and networking at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. The prestigious festival will put some of Manitoba’s most exciting and innovative acts on stage in front of powerful international music industry professionals.
Human Rights Film Festival Launchs March 21.
on March 7,2011 by jared
The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties is proud to introduce Manitoba’s newest film festival and cultural event. The March 21st: Human Rights Film Festival! This festival was developed in 2010 to increase public awareness of the work needed for the elimination of social inequality and racial discrimination. It highlights March 21 the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and showcase a film selection that address human rights concerns and issues regarding racism and social inequality. The festival aims to draw attention to these issues and to promote discussion around them.
Schedule Of Events:
Monday, March 21st
Province of Manitoba DVD launch: “My Home is Manitoba” Diversity Awareness for Newcomers - Opening night reception and refreshments to follow, 6pm doors open, 6:30pm program starts, at the Garrick Cinema - FREE.
“Live/Life From 95” short film & panel discussion about the reality and impact racism and social inequalities have on Aboriginal and Immigrant youth, 7:30pm, Millennium Library - FREE.
“On Our Watch” short film, life stories from a Holocaust Survivor & Lost Boy of Sudan; discussion of the impact & reality of racism & genocide, 7:30pm, Millennium Library - FREE.
Short film program and Q & A with filmmakers - 1pm, Millennium Library
Youth filmmaking Workshop - 2:30pm, Millennium Library
Feature film “Grand Rapids” with short film “Overburden”, Q & A with filmmakers, 7pm, Garrick Cinema.
All events are FREE.
Stories from The Human Library Lunch & Learn: The “Human Books” share their lives and experiences of Winnipeg’s first Human Library, 12pm, Millennium Library - FREE.
Feature film “Billy” with youth film making challenge winner “In the Locker”, Q & A with filmmakers, 7pm, Garrick Cinema -$5 at the door (includes admission to closing night reception).
Screening of the feature film “Seeking Refuge” with poetry reading by Faiza Hargaaya, Q & A with filmmaker, 7pm, Garrick Cinema, $5 at the door (includes admission to closing night reception).
Closing night reception. Music performances by “La Clave del Sol”, light snacks provided, CASH BAR, 9:30pm, Radisson Hotel.
If you are interested in volunteering, or have further questions regarding this festival please contact us at 947-0213 or e-mail: email@example.com
Former UMFM host drops new album today (February 24, 2011)
on February 24,2011 by michael
Noted MC and former UMFM host [Cast Iron Frying Pan/Footsteps], Birdapres drops his brand new album Catch An L today on Marathon of Dope. The album is available via the MOD website as a PWYC download, but CD copies will be available for sale tonight at the LO Pub as Bird celebrates the launch with Haunter and DJ's Kinetik [The Dope Joints] and Mike B. [Cross/Pollination].
You can download the album at the Marathon of Dope site.
Details about the album launch are available here.
"Ultrasonic Film's Best of 2010!!!" Thursday Feb 24th 9pm to Midnight!
on February 22,2011 by jared
James and Cindy will reveal their choices of the best films of the year, two seperate lists which will include honorable mentions as well. These films will not only include the award worthy favorites but also independent films, HBO films and little seen gems!
John Cage World Radio Premieres This Week!
on February 18,2011 by jared
Von Wichert, in cooperation with OgreOgress Productions, is pleased to announce that on the February 23rd edition of the Komodo Dragon Show he will be premiering 2 brand new recordings of avant-garde composer John Cage. The following works will be broadcast, over the course of 4 hours, between 7AM and 11AM CST.
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