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Category: Arts & Culture

Open your ears for empathy

Women’s Health Clinic takes on the Pro-Voice movement Brittany Hobson, Arts & Culture Editor Tannis Kelm was 22 when she had an abortion. At the time, she kept the abortion to herself until she couldn’t handle lying to her parents. Now at 37-years-old, Kelm said her experience made her understand the importance of empathy when it comes to abortion storytelling. “I don’t think that abortion should be an issue at all. If you can place yourself as a fetus, you should be able to place yourself as human,” said Kelm. “All the shaming associated with the choice has got...

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Savings on pointe

  RWB offers affordable entertainment for young ballet newbies Brittany Hobson, Arts & Culture Editor     With the cost of movie tickets reaching almost $20 and stadium concert tickets averaging $60, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) wants to give young people more bang for their buck. To provide more affordable local entertainment, the RWB created Access Pointe, a discount program for people under 30. “Growing up sometimes you’re restricted by budget on things you can do for entertainment,” said Amy Simoes, the multimedia communications coordinator for the RWB. “But why should budget restrict your cultural experiences?” The Access...

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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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