Author: Laurie Brand

No money, no problem

Tips and tricks to get you through back-to-school buys Brittany Hobson, Arts & Culture Editor For college kids, back-to-school shopping no longer means heading to Wal- Mart with your school-issued supplies list. It doesn’t even mean begging your parents for that six-pack of smelly markers. No. College back-to-school shopping means keeping track of textbook costs, laptop costs and all other costs imaginable. We can’t save you from the price of textbooks and tuition, but we can save you from spending a fortune on clothing, food and some of those other little things you might need between September and April....

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Levelling the playing field

FemFest takes on gender inequality in Canadian theatre Rachel Carlson, Beat Reporter Canada’s theatre industry has a gender inequity problem, according to an April 2015 report published by the advocacy group, Equity in Theatre. While women make up the majority of theatre school graduates, they occupy fewer than 35 per cent of major creative roles in artistic directing, directing and writing. One factor to the gender inequity in theatre, according to artistic director of Sarasvàti Productions Hope McIntyre, is a long-standing gender bias. “Historically, classic plays have been written by men,” said McIntyre. “Women also face a glass ceiling...

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Loaded lineup

Fifth year for ManyFest on Broadway Rachel Carlson, Beat Reporter It’s been half a decade, but ManyFest still spices it up for Winnipeggers on Broadway. “As the fest continues to expand its programming every year, we see more and more people returning and many more checking it out for the first time,” said Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, in a news release. “This is what downtown is all about – celebrating and coming together to appreciate the neighbourhood and our neighbours.” ManyFest will run from Sept. 11 to 13 this year. For its fifth year,...

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Arts Briefs

Compiled by Erin Hill You’ll hear it there first September will put into motion a monthly concert series featuring local music. The series, presented by Manitoba Music and The Good Will, will run on the first Wednesday of every month and showcase three local acts. Dubbed New Music Night and formerly held at Ozzy’s, the concert series offers local talent an opportunity to test out their material and connect with the community. New Music Night launched on Sept. 2 and featured The Fantastic, Jeremie & Delicious Hounds and Champagne Years. Previous acts from the long-running series include The Bros....

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