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Charlene Diehl


Articles by Charlene Diehl

July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby  -  [ straight up ]

Anna-Lisa Kirby: Coaching the Next Generation of Singers

This August, the University of Manitoba will attract a new band of junior high and high school musicians, along with a handful of adult weekend warriors, for the annual U of M Summer Jazz Camp, now in its 24th year. For a full week, these musicians learn new repertoire, gain new levels of accomplishment on […]

brilliant corners  -  [ July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby ]

Summer Play: Jazz in the Garden

The Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park is one of the cultural treasures in this city, an elaborate maze of blooms leading a walker through an outdoor gallery of sculptures by the incomparable Leo Mol. Born Leonid Molodozhanyn in 1915 in present-day Ukraine, Mol studied sculpture in Leningrad, was deported to Germany during the […]

home cookin'  -  [ July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby ]

Marc Tugby

Marc Tugby is one of a bright new crop of young jazz bassists in Winnipeg. You may have seen him with the U of M Jazz Orchestra, or with a student ensemble kicking things off at the Izzy Asper Jazz Performances, or holding down the bass at the Cool Wednesday Night Hang. He’s quietly dedicated, […]

July/August 2017: Anna-Lisa Kirby  -  [ reflections ]

The Tales We Tell

In a big tent under the warm June sun, I had a chance to hear Inuit master storyteller Michael Kusugak. In under an hour, we ran alongside dogsleds on snowy tundra and we curled up in igloos lit by seal oil lamps to hear a grandmother’s stories. We were mesmerized by tales of a mythical […]

brilliant corners  -  [ May/June 2017: Buster Williams (Festival Edition) ]

Reel Jazz

Cinematheque, the spunky indie cinema just across from Old Market Square, is getting in on the jazz action during the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, offering a line-up of great films for jazz lovers. Mavis (2015) is a documentary about the soul legend and civil rights activist Mavis Staples, one of this year’s featured artists […]

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