Erin Lebar, Winnipeg Free Press

Erin Lebar

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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Gallery: R&B star delivers intimate, engaging performance

When Canadian R&B star Daniel Caesar was last in Winnipeg, it was to play two sold-out shows at the Burton Cummings Theatre as a Winnipeg International Jazz Festival headliner in 2018.He was still considered and “up and comer” then, but watching the tickets fly out the door as soon as they were released — not to mention the actual five-star performance a few months later — was a good indicator… → Read More

One final tour for Canadian icon

For nearly 50 years, Canadian comedian and actor Steve Smith has been cracking up audiences across t... → Read More

Erin Lebar eases wedding nerves with tales of bridal-party blunders

Erin Lebar eases wedding nerves with tales of bridal-party blunders... → Read More

Gallery: Elton John bows out with a farewell tour worthy of his legend

Goodbye seemed to be the hardest word Friday night, as more than 13,000 Elton John fans flooded Bell MTS Place to witness the first of two shows at the venue, the final two concerts the icon will ever perform in Winnipeg. John — who is on his more than two-year-long, last-ever tour, titled Farewell Yellow Brick Road — is the kind of artist who has maintained a certain level of multi-generational… → Read More

He's still standing

With 33 studio recordings, four live albums, seven soundtrack albums, 16 compilations and a handful ... → Read More

Program uses ninja theme to deliver digital literacy skills to kids

The first time Abby Mann got a computer, she was about 12 years old. A short time later, she wrote her first piece of code, which made a boat move across the screen. → Read More

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Alexa Dirks's alter ego Begonia is a fearless diva who's ready for her close-up

In the dimly lit side stage of an empty Burton Cummings Theatre, singer-songwriter Alexa Dirks is transforming into Begonia. The ruffled collar of her outfit, which can only be described as clown princess chic, spews glitter into the air every time she moves in her seat; she’s a physical talker, excitedly waving her expertly manicured claws around while discussing an upcoming scene in a music… → Read More

Streetwear vendors headed to the Bay for market experience like no other

The fourth floor of the downtown Bay will once again be buzzing with retail activity as Winnipeg’s newest market shopping experience, the Surplus Market, takes over the space Saturday, Sept. 14, for its inaugural run. → Read More

High-flying Maiden brings down the house

A lot of big name artists who bring their tours to Bell MTS Place have intriguing, exciting and even explosive opening numbers, but it’ll be hard to top a replica of a Second World War Spitfire plane with a working propeller flying above the stage. It’s been seven years since British metal icons Iron Maiden came to town, and on Wednesday night, they certainly gave fans a show worth waiting for. → Read More

Standup comedian Tom Segura's smart storytelling style took years to hone

Tom Segura was one of the first comedians to land a Netflix standup special. Completely Normal introduced audiences to the Ohio native’s brand of self-deprecating, cutting, smart comedy as he discusses hotel stays, his need for more hobbies and the annoyances of everyday human interactions. → Read More

Gallery: Theatrical shock rockers share headlining duties as Twins of Evil tour hits Bell MTS Place

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have a lot in common. Aside from the tour they are co-headlining together right now, dubbed the Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies tour, the pair of American rockers are both in their 50s, both kickstarted their careers with several smash hits in the '90s and both are lovers of the theatrical side of hard music. → Read More

Theatrical hard rockers shock, awe as co-headliners

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have a lot in common.Aside from the tour they are co-headlining together right now, dubbed the Twins of Evil: Hell Never Dies tour, the pair of American rockers are both in their 50s, both kickstarted their careers with several smash hits in the '90s and both are lovers of the theatrical side of hard music. → Read More

Crash course in city's diversity serves Folklorama, newcomer families' NEEDS

Chilean pavilion adult ambassador Carolina Fuentes stands in the middle of a circle surrounded by ot... - Arts & Life - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Real Love Summer Fest shares the good vibrations

As a concert promotion company, Real Love Winnipeg works year-round to make Winnipeg a more frequent... - Music - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

That's all, folks!

The 46th edition of the Winnipeg Folk Festival came to a close under a sparsely clouded sky — ... - Arts & Life - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Youth performers fuel for folk fest's future

It has become tradition on the Friday of the Winnipeg Folk Festival for the Shady Grove stage to be ... - Music - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Free Press writers hit the road for a rural Manitoba food tour

LOCKPORT — Pelicans are rude. We are hanging out at the St. Andrews Lock and Dam on the Red River after digesting our latest meal on the hottest afternoon in June, along with at least 100 American white pelicans. → Read More

Jazz fest closer fun and full of love

When Bobby McFerrin was announced as one of the headlining artists of this year’s Winnipeg Int... - Music - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Hip-hop veteran delivers anything-but-Common performance

For the last few months, hip-hop artist Common has been on the road promoting his new memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word. The book is just the latest feather in his already full cap for the Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning musician, philanthropist and activist whose Common Ground Foundation helps underprivileged youth. → Read More

Gallery: Superstar Shawn Mendes feeds off adoring crowd at Bell MTS Place

Canadian pop superstar Shawn Mendes is currently bulldozing through the 104 dates on his fourth aren... - Photo Galleries - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More