Entertainment

Preparing for festival of the arts

Morden Festival of the Arts organizers are already preparing for the annual event which is still three months away. Their 43rd year, the event is expected to once again be a busy and exciting festival season. Dates have been selected, adjudicators booked and venues are being lined up.

SMC to host A Christmas Carol

The Southern Manitoba Concert Series will present A Christmas Carol on Dec. 8 at Gretna’s Buhler Hall, but if you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t be able to experience it. That’s because thanks to subscribers and supporters, the second event of the season is completely sold out.

Members of various string ensembles had the opportunity to perform at Homestead South in Morden, Nov. 23. They will hit the stage at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, Dec. 2 for Wind, String & Song. (LAURA THIESSEN)

Wind, String & Song coming soon

Wind, String & Song is coming to Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler, thanks to The Douglas Kuhl School of Music. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2 and will feature several groups, including Homeschool Harmony Choirs, Encore Strings, Post Road Strings and special guests, the Pembina Valley Band.

The musical at Northlands Parkway Collegiate this year is Alice in Wonderland, which features five different Alices. (LAUREN MACGILL, Winkler Times)

NPC heads down the rabbit hole

This year, Northlands Parkway Collegiate students are putting on Alice in Wonderland at the P.W. Enns Concert Hall on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and 2. “We wanted to do an Alice in Wonderland that wasn’t cartoon based,” director Karen Giesbrecht said. “We wanted something based more in the literary background."

Who says every event held in a church has to be solemn and serious? Certainly not clean comedian Leland Klassen and Christian recording artist Dan Macaulay, that’s for sure. Leland and Dan will bring their comedy and music show called “AMUsing” to Morden Alliance Church on Friday November 17th and it will be anything but quiet or somber.

AMUsing Comedy & Music Tour

Who says every event held in a church has to be solemn and serious? Certainly not clean comedian Leland Klassen and Christian recording artist Dan Macaulay, that’s for sure. Leland and Dan will bring their comedy and music show called “AMUsing” to Morden Alliance Church on Friday November 17th and it will be anything but quiet or somber.

Rosemary Siemens (Photo by Rejean Brandt)

Siemens up for six GMA awards

Rosemary and the Sweet Sound Revival has received six nominations for the GMA Covenant Music Awards. Plum Coulee’s Rosemary Siemens said she was not expecting so many nominations that stemmed from the album, Plum Coulee My Home. “It’s awesome,” she said.

Ron James will perform in Winkler at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Ron James - Full Throttle

Ron James...Full Throttle is coming to Winkler as part of the Canadian Comedian’s western tour. James will be at the P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall Nov. 19 to share what’s been described as his “marathon, side splitting, kinetically charged performances.”

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys will launch the 2017/18 season for Southern Manitoba Concerts at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Morden.

SMC kicks off season with Morden show

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys will launch the 2017/18 season for Southern Manitoba Concerts at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 in Morden. The annual concert series presents a variety of entertainment to subscribers in Altona, Winkler and Morden.Gordie Mackeeman has been described as a natural showman.

Tom Petty performs during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, honouring Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Petty's death confirmed

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ ”Refugee“ and ”American Girl,“ has died. He was 66.