The RAS Report: November 2012

Tis the season for Amero Little Christmas, a fun and festive holiday show featuring Don Amero and Red Moon Road. They perform December 14 at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, with additional shows in Brandon, Virden, Dauphin, Neepawa, Kenora, and St-Pierre-Jolys. Partial proceeds from the tour are going to Canadianfeedthechildren.ca. Visit www.donamero.com/shows for dates and info.

Speaking of Don Amero… hereleased his new CD Heart On My Sleeve at a live online house concert last month. You can still watch all or part of the entire 90-minute concert, and his brand new music video, at www.aptn.ca/webstagepass. A huge THANK YOU goes out to APTN for all of their support.

Mad Ship is receiving its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival this weekend. Named one of the ‘top 5 must see films’ at the festival, this beautiful feature tells the story of a Norwegian immigrant driven to madness by ruined dreams and the tragic death of his wife. Watch for its theatrical release in 2013! www.facebook.com/madshipmovie 

Dauphin’s Countryfest sold out of weekend passes in record time this year (less than 12 hours!) as well as day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With an exciting line-up featuring Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan, it’s no wonder it’s the hottest ticket in town. Canada’s longest running music festival takes place June 27-30, 2013. www.countryfest.ca 

Cweedband.com Ltd. and HMV Music recently announced the opening of an ‘Aboriginal Music Rack’ at the HMV music outlet at Portage Place Mall in Winnipeg. The rack features all genres of music, from country, gospel, rock, roots, pop, rap, and hip‐hop, to Pow Wow music, Métis fiddle, and traditional.

congratulations to…

Bizzybody Events – the BC-based company wasrecognized with an award for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Business of the Year (one to two-person enterprise) at a gala event in Vancouver. www.bizzybody.ca

Jeremy Torrie – the Winnipeg filmmaker was named Best Director at the 2012 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, for his feature film Path of Souls. www.pathofsouls.wordpress.com

Julie Husband – the Winnipeg woodwind artist just realized her lifelong dream of directing and producing her own concert. She performed a commissioned piece called Excursions to a full house last week. Way to go Julie!