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Having only been in the game a few years, Jéremie Brémault has already lit a few stages on fire and released a pair of EPs as the frontman of soul rock quintet Jéremie and the Delicious Hounds. The band, which equally brings to mind both Marvin Gaye and Led Zeppelin, is playing The Cube stage on August 16 as part of MB Live @ The Cube’s free lunchtime concert series, presented by the Exchange District BIZ and Manitoba Music. Brémault, who is the cousin of musicians Sarah and Christian Dugas, grew up with music all around him but only picked up his guitar to write actual songs in 2013. His inspiration? Traveling around Canada and seeing the sights while working …

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From September 13-15, The International Downtown Association is hosting its 63rd Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Winnipeg! Over 800 people from across North America will be attending, and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to fill various roles hosting conference attendees and showcasing our beautiful downtown. This is a great opportunity to network, meet people from across North America, and be an ambassador for our great city. In exchange for their service, volunteers may attend conference sessions on the day of their shift where space is available, and will be provided a collectible t-shirt and refreshments. If you are passionate about the downtown area, we would love for you to be involved. Volunteer support is critical for the success of …

Five Ways to Exchange – August 11, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE Rodriguez at the Centennial Concert Hall on Sunday, August 13 The subject of the Oscar-winning documentary film, Searching for Sugar Man, Detroit singer/songwriter Rodriguez, hits the gorgeous Centennial Concert Hall stage on Sunday night for an intimate concert experience. After releasing a pair of records in the early ‘70s, Rodriguez faded into obscurity until his songs became hits in South Africa, and upon the release of the 2012 documentary, he found fame throughout the rest of the world.     Visit centennialconcerthall.com for …

Exchanging Words with Forth

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Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. Exchanging ideas, catching up with friends, conducting a casual meeting or losing yourself in the aroma of delicious coffee blends are just a few of the many reasons people visit their favourite local cafe. But if you’re looking for a cafe AND a rooftop patio AND a bar AND an art gallery, Forth, located at 171 McDermot Avenue, is everything you’ve always dreamt of, without even knowing it. Forth’s Programming and Operations Manager, Ben Jones, was looking for something more. After a stint in Toronto running programming …

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Alpha Toshineza doesn’t just hear sounds, he sees them. It’s that visual type of creativity that makes his new LP, Jazz Inuit, such a vibrant listen. Mixing soul, pop rock and jazz with thoughtful rhymes, this Luxembourg transplant is taking his worldly yet distinctly Winnipeg sounds to Old Market Square on August 9 as part of the MB Live @ The Cube lunchtime concert series, co-presented by Manitoba Music and the Exchange District BIZ. “As an artist, especially today, you have to think about image, but to me it goes beyond the marketing aspect of it,” Toshineza says. “I would always write music to images. I see music and I hear images, I hear pictures.” Aside from music, Toshineza gets …

Five Ways to Exchange – August 4, 2017

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line. THE STAGE Women’s Open Mic Comedy at Wee Johnny’s Fresh off of a successful run of Fringe Fest shows with her sketch comedy troupe HUNKS, Dana Smith returns to Wee Johnny’s (177 McDermot Avenue) to host Women’s Open Mic Comedy. Anything can happen as seasoned vets and first-time stand up comics take the stage, kicking off at 8pm on Friday!     RSVP to the Facebook event for more information.  THE LOOK + THE EATS Alleyways Market in the Exchange       After two magical markets …

Exchanging Words with Pan Am Place

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(Pictured (from right to left) – Pan Am Place Manager Adam Jacobson with a program resident.) Exchanging Words is an ongoing series of conversations with the people behind the places in the Exchange District. If you would like to be featured, please email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Exchanging Words” in the subject line. When you walk by 88 Arthur Street, you can’t help but notice the two giant boxing gloved-hands punching through the brick wall. You might assume this is just an extension of the Pan Am Boxing Club at 245 McDermot, run by Canadian Olympic Boxer Harry Black. You’d be half right. While Pan Am Place may contain a training area in its basement, it is not simply another gym under the boxing …

MB Live @ The Cube Profile – Roman Clarke

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Local soul rocker Roman Clarke has only been playing live music under his own name for a few months now, but he’s already created a pretty solid body of work, both as a recording engineer/producer and as the drummer of indie rock trio The Middle Coast. He’s also written dozens of solo songs over the years, but only just started playing under his own name as of this June. Whether or not you’ve heard one of the many projects he’s put his stamp on, you’re about to when he hits The Cube stage in Old Market Square for the first of four free MB Live @ The Cube concerts of the summer, taking place August 2 at noon, presented by …