The RAS Report: October 2012

Winnipeg roots/pop musician Don Amero is releasing a brand new CD at a live online house concert – for all the world to see. The CD is called Heart On My Sleeve, and you can watch the concert from the comfort of your own home on October 24th – that’s TONIGHT – at www.aptn.ca/webstagepass. Please join us for songs, stories, special guests, and live Twitter chat (#DonAmero).

After winning fans and capturing hearts across western Canada earlier this year, Winnipeg’s Sweet Alibi headed east this fall for their very first eastern Canadian tour. Their new single Get It Right was released in September. Find out more about this captivating roots/folk trio at www.sweetalibi.com.

Path of Souls by Winnipeg filmmaker Jeremy Torrie recently screened at the Calgary International Film Festival. Next showing for the film is the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival in November. It also previously won Best Picture at the Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival. www.pathofsouls.wordpress.com

Opus Visual Effects and Buffalo Gal Pictures are pleased to announce the opening of an animation studio in Winnipeg, called Opus Animation. They’ve already begun hiring animators for its first project – a feature film called Emma’s Wings:  A Bella Sara Tale. The 3D feature movie will be released in 2013, and is the first animated feature being produced in Winnipeg. www.buffalogalpictures.com

Saskatoon’s Angel Entertainment is currently in production on their factual television series called The Other Side. The 13-part half-hour documentary series follows a team of paranormal investigators who, with the guidance of an Aboriginal Elder, seek the truth behind Canada’s real life hauntings and most unsettled spirits on the Canadian prairies. Visit the series on Facebook.

Popular preschool series Tiga Talk! returned to TV this fall with a new season on APTN. Targeted at children aged 3-5, this gentle, entertaining series produced by May Street Productions in Victoria explores languages and culture in a fun way. If you have little ones at home, this show – and its adventures story app – is for you! www.tigatalk.com

Nature Of Aesthetics is a brand new home-based spa business located in Winnipeg’s Canterbury Park region. They offer manicures, pedicures, hair removal, facial services, and relaxation massages, all in the privacy of a lovely home. The October special is a luxurious and invigorating Citrus Body Wrap. www.natureofaesthetics.ca

Best wishes to our good friends at the Manito Ahbee Festival and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. The 7th annual events are happening in Winnipeg from October 31 to November 4, drawing people from across Canada and the world to experience music, arts and culture in a world-class setting.  www.manitoahbee.com