Uptown Magazine Celebrates 16th Birthday

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Winnipeg’s only entertainment weekly is celebrating its sweet 16. Uptown Magazine, which puts 19,000 copies out in 400 locations at every corner of Winnipeg every Thursday, will take over The Royal Albert on June 27 for a birthday bash featuring music from some popular local bands.

Uptown has been improving so much over the years, we felt it was a perfect time to throw a party,” explains Music, Features and Assignment Editor Susan Krepart, who has been at the magazine since 1998. ”Uptown is supportive of local music and it seemed natural to ask some of our favourite local bands who have been entertaining us over the years to help us entertain our readers.”

And entertain its readers it will, with local supergroup The Mistakes (which features members from such well-known acts as The VaGiants, The Rowdymen, Guy Smiley and Stagmummer) will churn out old soul with an edge, pop band Mike Trike (which includes members of Chords of Canada, Nathan, and the Lovedaddys) and intense rockers Projektor.

As if the music weren’t enough, the cast of the upcoming Fringe Festival production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will give a sneak peak of their highly-anticipated cult rock musical.

“We’re really looking forward to meeting some of our readers and hearing the bands,” says Krepart of the celebration. “There’s a lot to be excited about at Uptown these days and we look forward to another 16 years.”

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