June 18 – SaskMusic and JazzFest Regina present: Classic Jazz Stylings with Alex Pangman

Alex Pangman

Alex Pangman

6:00-7:30pm.  Free (pre-registration required).  Cash bar.

SaskMusic and JazzFest Regina present ‘Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing’, Alex Pangman in an exciting and intimate presentation.

Alex, with bandmates Chris Banks (bass), Glen Anderson (drums), Peter Hill (piano) and Ross Wooldridge (clarinet and tenor sax) will lead a discussion on vocal techniques and unique performance practices using live examples and personal stories. Attendees will be encouraged to spur the discussion with questions related to composing music, improvisation, and general stage strategies to help artists deliver an engaging performance.

Performers and fans alike are invited to attend this free event.  Please pre-register by contacting SaskMusic: info@saskmusic.org or call 1-306-347-0676.

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Week #3: An Empty Room with Colter Wall – “Sleeping On The Blacktop”

The third instalment of the Empty Room series features Colter Wall in a performance of his song “Sleeping On The Blacktop”.  The song is on Colter’s debut EP, which will be released on iTunes tomorrow (June 2) and physical copies will be available Thursday June 4. Colter will be joining Danny Olliver (featured in Week #2 of Empty Room) on an Eastern Canadian tour over the summer.  For more on Colter Wall, check out his Facebook page.

To see more Empty Room videos, visit our youtube channel and to be among the first to hear upcoming Empty Room recordings, tune in to CBC Radio every Monday morning at 8:15am.  The audio from each episode will be broadcast every week on the Morning Edition with Stefani Langenagger.

June 20 – Behind the Songs: Kirby Criddle, Jen Lane and Smokekiller (John Antoniuk)

BTS circle croppedFeatures: Kirby Criddle, Jen Lane and Smokekiller (John Antoniuk)
Doors at 8:00pm. Show starts at 8:30pm.  Open mic to follow.
$10 (Advance Ticket sales closed.  Tickets still available at door.)
All ages.  Cash bar.

Behind The Songs is a monthly concert series that features Canadian songwriters in a songwriters circle format.  We take songwriters from various backgrounds, put them on stage, and encourage them to share with the audience their songs, the stories behind the songs, and a bit about their writing process.  This intimate format enables the audience to feel closer to the songwriters and to learn more about them and their creative process.  You don’t have to be a songwriter to enjoy this, as long as you enjoy music, this event is for you!

Each month features three or four songwriters on stage, and this June, for the last event of the season, we’ve got Kirby Criddle, Jen Lane and Smokekiller (John Antoniuk).  Following their performance, there will be an open stage, where anyone is welcome to share one or two of their own songs.  Join us for this special night of music and story-telling, and in welcoming these three talented songwriters and performers to the stage… they will be on from 8:30pm to 9:45pm, with our open mic session to follow.  (The next season of Behind the Songs will begin in October.)

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June 23 – Poet Laureate Candice James launches her 9th collection, with special guests Catherine Fenwick, Sarah Wells and Elaine McArthur

Candice James

Candice James

Doors at 7:00pm.  Starts at 7:30pm.
Admission by donation.
All ages.  Cash Bar.
Book Launch and Reading

New Westminster B.C.s poet laureate, Candice James, launches her 9th collection, Merging Dimensions, from Ekstasis Editions at the Creative City Centre.  Join Candice and Regina writers Catherine Fenwick, Sarah Wells, and Elaine McArthur for a great evening with these talented writers/poets.

Candice James is a poet, writer, visual artist, musician, singer/songwriter, reviewer, and workshop facilitator. She is in her 2nd three year term as Poet Laureate of The City of New Westminster, BC Canada. She is Founder, Director and Past President of Royal City Literary Arts Society; Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers; and a member of both the League of Canadian Poets and The Writers Union of Canada. She also is founder of the long running reading series “Poetry In The Park” and “Poetic Justice”.

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Week #2: An Empty Room with Danny Olliver – “Speak to You”

The second instalment of the Empty Room series features Danny Olliver’s performance of “Speak to You” with his sister, Samantha Goertz, singing harmony!  Danny, a singer-songwriter from Regina, will be touring Eastern Canada over the summer.  For more on Danny Olliver, go to www.dannyolliver.com.

If you missed last week’s episode with Megan Nash, scroll down to check out her performance.  Subscribe to our youtube channel to follow the Empty Room video series and tune in to CBC Radio every Monday at 8:15 a.m. to hear the audio broadcast on the Morning Edition with Stefani Langenegger.

June 24 – Create, Connect, Inspire: An Evening of Empowerment for Women

Healthy Empowered WomenWine & Cheese
Doors open at 7:00pm.
$10 (Advance tickets required – click “read more” to purchase.)

Holistic Wellness Facilitator and host of Healthy Empowered Women meetup group, Dawn Kress, will be sharing her journey of empowerment, through illness, low self esteem and debilitating fear, to wellness, self acceptance and light.

Create new paradigms, Connect with like minded women,
be prepared to be Inspired!

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Week #1: An Empty Room with Megan Nash – “Try”

We are so excited to launch “An Empty Room” with Megan Nash’s performance of “Try”!  Watch the video today and tune into CBC’s Morning Edition tomorrow (Tuesday) morning for the official Radio launch of the series!  CBC will be airing the audio of this recording and Brent Nielsen, the artistic director of the series, will on at 8:15am to tell you all about it!  Subscribe to our youtube channel to follow this weekly series and tune into CBC every Monday morning to hear the audio from each live off the floor recording.  For more on Megan Nash, go to http://www.megannash.ca

Empty Room series to Launch next week!

Megan Nash recording for An Empty Room.

Megan Nash recording for An Empty Room.

We are about to launch our cool new video series “An Empty Room”.  The series showcases some of Saskatchewan’s most promising artists, such as Megan Nash, Colter Wall, and Rosie & the Riveters.  Why look beyond our borders when Saskatchewan has so much to offer?  Exactly… that’s why we didn’t.

Twelve Saskatchewan acts have been hand picked to perform two songs each to an empty room in the Hague Gallery at Creative City Centre.  We will be posting one video a week for 24 weeks, starting this Monday with Megan Nash!  The audio from these live performances will be broadcast on CBC Radio’s Morning Edition with Stefani Langenagger.  (This week, the audio will be on CBC on Tuesday morning, due to the long weekend.)  Stay tuned for the first video or subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don’t miss any of these great performances!

May 29 – Thirst Youth Slam featuring Elif Atila and Caragana Ennis

Elif Atila

Elif Atila

Doors at 7:30pm
Show starts around 8:00
Admission: $5 or pay what you can (no one turned away)
Cash bar – must be 19 with valid ID
All ages

Thirst Youth Slam is Regina’s only youth-specific spoken word performance series… and we cannot wait to share with our community.  So, in anticipation of a full season of things to come… we are soft-launching NOW — with a full 2015/16 season launch in the fall. Celebrate with us!

A poetry slam is a dialogue between audience and performer. It is a competitive event wherein spoken word artists share their work in a high-spirited, fast-paced environment to an often uproarious crowd. We’ll also follow up the slam with an open mic, time permitting.

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May 30 – Behind the Songs: Keiffer Mclean, Colter Wall, and Judith Morrissey

BTS circle cropped

Features: Keiffer Mclean, Colter Wall and Judith Morrissey
Doors at 8:00pm. Show starts at 8:30pm.  Open mic to follow.
$10 (Advance ticket sales are now closed.)
All ages.  Cash bar.

Behind The Songs is a monthly concert series that features Canadian songwriters in a songwriters circle format.  We take songwriters from various backgrounds, put them on stage, and encourage them to share with the audience their songs, the stories behind the songs, and a bit about their writing process.  This intimate format enables the audience to feel closer to the songwriters and to learn more about them and their creative process.  You don’t have to be a songwriter to enjoy this, as long as you enjoy music, this event is for you!

Each month features three or four songwriters on stage, and this month, we’ve got Keiffer Mclean, Colter Wall and Judith Morrissey.  Following their performance, there will be an open stage, where anyone is welcome to share one or two of their own songs.  Join us for this special night of music and story-telling, and in welcoming these three talented songwriters and performers to the stage… they will be on from 8:30pm to 9:45pm, with our open mic session to follow.  (Next month’s “Behind the Songs” is on June 20.)

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