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Sweet Sounds: Folk/Pop Trio Sweet Alibi Sweeps Audiences Off Their Feet with Beguiling Harmonies

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Manitoba Music has teamed up with Fresh Radio for a new monthly spotlight on local music, dubbed Manitoba Fresh to introduce audiences to a stellar slate of buzzworthy local artists emerging on the Canadian music scene. Featuring on-air segments and online performances via Fresh Radio, and in-depth band profiles right here on, Manitoba Fresh continues this month with award-winning folk/pop trio, Sweet Alibi. Tune in to 99.1 Fresh Radio and stay tuned for so much more...

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Signal Boost: Manitoba Music News Roundup

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Just try not to smile during Bubba B's pitch. - Dragon's Den 

Bubba B takes Dragon's Den hopefuls to school. - Profit Guide 

Trio Bembe heats up the holidays. - Shaw TV + FREE Download

AMP Camp participants announced. - Top Tidings 

William Prince seduces with plain-spoken imagery. - Winnipeg Free Press

William Prince is all about storytelling. - The Uniter 

Hot Blizzard Folk Festival announces 2016 lineup. - Herald Leader 

Leanne Pearson and Attica Riots get in on Grey Cup fun. - Winnipeg Sun 

Slow Leaves knows what sound he's looking for. - Brad Machry 

New video from Federal Lights, featuring a wardrobe tour. - Exclaim! 

Chic Gamine: future of pop music? - Lansing State Journal

Doc WalkerChic Gamine rock the rails. - ABC News 4

The Bros. Landreth are on the bill for Bluesfest. - 

Meet Deep Dark Cave. - Shaw TV

Ridley Bent is on board the Cariboo Express. - Vancouver Sun 

Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five head to Saskatoon. - Prairie Dog Mag 

JP Hoe heads to Sault Ste. Marie. - Soo Today 

(Don) Amero Little Christmas in Dauphin. - Dauphin Herald 

Del Barber is headed back to Tonder Fest. - Rootszone 

The Noble Thiefs spend Thanksgiving in NYC. - Metro 

The Small Glories take the stage in Windsor. - Windsor Star 

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Have Tunes, Will Travel: The Bros. Landreth Can Thank Life on the Road and Brotherly Love for Their Booming Success

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By Jillian Groening

Although Winnipeg is praised for its vibrant arts community, moody movements that can only occur in an isolated town smothered in snow for majority of the year, sometimes you have to seek out greater audiences.

For local Americana roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth, keeping their roots planted firmly in their hometown while having the freedom and the means to tour has been pivotal to their success. Not only have the charmingly scruffy musicians broadened their artistic horizons through life on the road, but they’ve also anchored their sound and retained a solid fan base through their genuine artistry and loyalty to their prairie city.

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AMP Camp 2016 participants announced

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Manitoba Music and the Canada Council for the Arts are proud to announce that 19 Aboriginal artists from across Canada have been selected for the 2016 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). The week-long residency will include more than 50 hours of professional and artistic development sessions at the Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba. The project begins on January 31st and ends on February 5th.

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The Uniter Fiver 2016

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Calling new local bands and musicians: Do you think you are one of the five local acts to watch in 2016? Apply for the Uniter Fiver and enter for a chance to access recording opportunities, industry contacts, local coverage, and a showcase at The Good Will on January 14. 

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Farewell to Donna Evans

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It’s with sadness that we announce that Donna Evans will be leaving Manitoba Music at the end of this week to head up accounting and rentals for Prairie Theatre Exchange. Donna joined our team in 2009. Over the years, she took on more and more responsibilities, including member services, coordinating the annual Manitoba Music Rocks Charity Bonspiel, producing our ongoing New Music Night and Open Mic series, and putting together many of our outreach activities. She has also continued developing her skills in accounting and admin, undertaking financial and operational duties during her time with us.

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