Toronto Festival Celebrates Winnipeg Arts Scene

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Winnipeg’s vibrant music scene will be celebrated at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre at the end of this month with “From the ‘Peg,” which will feature over 100 Manitoba artists from all disciplines, including plenty of homegrown music.

The Duhks, Christine Fellows, Eagle & Hawk, Mood Ruff, The Waking Eyes, The Weakerthans, Prairie Soul Collective, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra will all take the stage July 28-30 at the acclaimed arts centre, which calls Winnipeg “one of Canada’s leading arts communities, lauded for its unique artistic perspective.” As part of the festivities, Torontonians will get a chance to experience a Winnipeg social, featuring with DJ Ol' Dutch and The Wheatfield Souldiers playing classic Peg City tunes.

In addition to all the fantastic music, the festival will also feature performances by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers, work from the Winnipeg Film Group and Video Pool, work by performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, improve from Merry's Men, art from contemporary Aboriginal artists couresty of Urban Shaman Gallery, and readings by Chandra Mayor, Ian Ross, Margaret Sweatman, and Charlene Diehl.

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