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Howdy ‘Park’ner

The Manitoba Country Music Awards is making its comeback this November. After a hiatus, the Manitoba Country Music Association decided to bring back the awards to showcase the wealth of country music talent in Manitoba.

The awards show will be at The Park Theatre on Nov. 10. QX104 FM’s Leanne Cater will host the evening, which will feature performances and guest appearances by local country talent.

Along with 14 awards, the MCMA will give out three new awards: the Manitoba Talent Development Award, the Impact Award and the Hall of Fame Inductee award. There are many nominees including Don Amero, The Bros. Landreth and Doc Walker.


BOGO at the WAG

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is offering buy-one-get-one-free pricing every Friday night until Nov. 27.

Every Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. visitors can access the galleries at this special rate. To add to the special pricing, the WAG will have a cash bar set up for those who wish to sip and see at the same time.

Some of the galleries on display right now are the Greek and Roman exhibit Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin, a feature of landscape paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and a showcase of Inuit art called The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture.


Shopping centre gets a facelift

Portage Place Shopping Centre has gotten an artistic facelift.

The nine pieces of local art set up along Portage Avenue are a part Urban Art Gallery, a competition that aims to bring art to downtown storefronts.

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Portage Place worked together to install the works. The theme has “home,” and artists used mediums like poetry, photographs and visual art to show their interpretations.