RAS REPORTS

The RAS Report: September 2016

If you like blues, you’ll LOVE Tracy K! The award-winning Manitoba musician is having a launch party tonight for new CD release What’s the Rush? at the Pyramid Cabaret. www.tracyk.ca

It’s been a great season for the Winnipeg Rowing Club. Regattas were attended, medals were won, and the coveted Lipton Cup was brought home for another year! WRC is also proud that Winnipegger Meghan Montgomery is representing Canada THIS WEEKEND at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Row Meghan row! www.winnipegrowingclub.ca

Northern Ontario rockers Midnight Shine are heading “south” to Toronto for shows at TURF (Toronto Urban Roots Festival) on September 16 & 17, and CityFolk in Ottawa on September 18. We’ve got more news to announce soon about this unforgettable band, so please stay tuned! www.midnightshineonline.com 

Tickets are now available for the 2016 ACTRA Awards, coming up Saturday September 24 at The MET. This star-studded evening celebrates Manitoba’s talented and dynamic actors, and shines the spotlight on incredible performances – onscreen and onstage. www.actra.ca   

Being Greene reveals an intimate look into one Manitoba family’s struggle with mental illness, in a touching film about love, life, legacy, and hope. Produced by Nüman Films, it premieres October 13 @ 9:00pm as part of CBC’s Firsthand documentary series. http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/episodes/being-greene

We’re just so excited about Midnight Shine that we want everyone to know about them! Check out these awesome interviews – just a handful of the 165+ media stories that resulted from their trip to Toronto for Canadian Music Week in May…

CBC NEWS THE NATIONAL with Wendy Mesley
http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/interview-with-attawapiskat-band-midnight-shine-1.3571633

CANADA AM
http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/midnight-shine-frontman-on-life-in-attawapiskat-1.2889455

TORONTO STAR
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2016/05/05/canadian-music-week-its-a-long-long-way-to-toronto-for-this-attawapiskat-rock-band.html

NATIONAL POST
http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/music/canadian-band-midnight-shine-hope-to-prove-there-is-more-talent-than-tragedy-coming-out-of-attawapiskat

DAILY VICE
http://en.daily.vice.com/videos/midnight-shine-is-the-first-nations-band-shining-light-on-their-communities

THE CANADIAN PRESS
http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/attawapiskat-band-midnight-shine-chases-mainstream-dreams-1.3570860