Aboriginal Artists and Industry earn Best of Winnipeg titles

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Winnipeg’s Most, Lorenzo, Young Kidd, Heatbag Records, Streetz FM, and Big Will earned top honours in Uptown Magazine’s “Best of Winnipeg” for 2011. The list was published in the May 19 issue of Uptown and it highlights the top three reader’s choices for 98 entertainment related categories.

Winnipeg’s Most lead the way for the Aboriginal music community, nabbing titles for Best New Band, Best New CD, and Best Hip Hop Artist/Group. Heatbag Records was also named Best Record Label and Winnipeg’s Most finished in second place after The Weakerthans for Best Band.

Little Saskatchewan’s country singing hip hop emcee Lorenzo earned the Best New Solo Artist title this year while Sagkeeng’s Young Kidd was named Best Solo Artist.

Streetz FM and Big Will nabbed the Best Radio Station and Best Radio Personality titles, respectively.

In other disciplines, Adam Beach was named Best Actor from the City of Winnipeg while Tina Keeper was the second runner-up for Best Actress. Wab Kinew also came in third for the Best Journalist title and Don Burnstick earned second place for Best Comedian.

Visit http://www.uptownmag.com/best-of-winnipeg/The-Best-of-Winnipeg-2011-122191809.html for the full list.

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