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Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu
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Local bar hits the right notes with Caribbean Menu

Since 2017 Cloud 9 Live is a place where local and touring musicians can perform. COVID-19 has brought many changes to the live music bar. “COVID has just been an ‘it is what it is’ kind of thing for us,” said Cassie Zorn, manager and Bartender at Cloud 9 Live. “We can’t have touring bands...

Canadian-Indian artist Tesher jumps onto map with new remix
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Canadian-Indian artist Tesher jumps onto map with new remix

From the comfort of his bedroom in downtown Toronto, Tesher created a musical mashup that went viral.  Tesher, also known as Hitesh Sharma, recalled how music regularly played in the his family’s household while growing up in Regina. “My parents wanted to instill the east Indian culture,” said Tesher. “Part of that is being in...

2020 will not kill film: Regina’s “One Take Super 8” film festival is alive and well
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2020 will not kill film: Regina’s “One Take Super 8” film festival is alive and well

The “One Take Super 8″ film festival is celebrating its 20th year. Launched in 2000 in Regina by Alex Rogalski, this independent film festival has inspired similar events across cities in North America. Ian Campbell, co-organizer and past participant in the original Regina event said he likes the event for a number of reasons. “The...

Live concerts in the era of COVID-19
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Live concerts in the era of COVID-19

The Twilite Drive-In Theatre in Wolseley has just finished a series of four live-streamed concerts — including country stars Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Kane Brown, and heavy metal band Metallica — which provided entertainment to people and helped provide a distraction from the trials of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drive-in was approached in mid-May...

Local dance group pumps good vibes into the heart of YQR community
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Local dance group pumps good vibes into the heart of YQR community

As the sun set, a group of local dancers gathered in front of the Legislative Building to lay out mats, dust off their dancing shoes and press “PLAY” on a Bluetooth speaker. These street sessions are a branch of Vibes YQR and offer an opportunity to freestyle and “vibe,” and give out positive energy. “What...

Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards
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Saskatchewan ready to shine at the Juno Awards

While the who’s who of Canada’s music scene will gather in Saskatoon for the 49th Juno Awards, Saskatchewan is hoping to surprise the nation with good music and good beer. Saskatoon first hosted the Juno Awards in 2007, and according to Sarah Berger, director of media for Tourism Saskatoon, a lot has changed in the...

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Sharing stories of life and culture through film

Janine Windolph is an indigenous filmmaker and director from Regina who recently shared a film about her grandmother, her two sons, and a fish. Stories are in Our Bones is a tender and heart-warming film Windolph created to honour Indigenous stories and culture. The camera follows the journey of Windolph and her sons on a...

Keeping the art in Artesian
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Keeping the art in Artesian

Standing in the heart of Regina’s Cathedral area is an old church, now known as the Artesian. But this former church now holds another purpose – to share art. “It’s a great place to see entertainment in our community,” said Dana Rempel, the managing director of the Artesian. “Entertainment and art are an important part...