For Your Entertainment: 7 Ages plans twist with new take on ‘Oliver’

“For Your Entertainment” is my weekly column about music, theatre and the arts in western Manitoba. It appears in The Brandon Sun’s community newspaper and aims to inform residents about local events and the city’s growing arts scene.

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Knights of D-Day

This multimedia project was rolled out June 6, 2016, on the 72nd anniversary of D-Day. It is comprised of a longform essay and a series of mini documentaries featuring the stories of five Westman veterans who served in the Second World War.

I wrote the article, edited the videos, which were shot by Colin Corneau, and helped promote the project website, which was created by Andrew Nguyen. You can view the project here: bdnsun.ca/veteransdoc

Photo by Colin Corneau

Photo by Colin Corneau

The French government launched an initiative in 2013 to recognize Allied soldiers who took part in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy Campaign ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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Canvas for a Cause

I was involved in creating a multimedia campaign to promote The Brandon Sun’s second Canvas for a Cause charity auction. I edited the project’s video component and wrote a profile of the Brandon-based artist.
Curt Shoultz's  painting titled "Neighbours Light Our Way" appeared on the front page of The Brandon Sun in December 2015. (Colin Corneau/The Brandon Sun)

Curt Shoultz’s painting titled “Neighbours Light Our Way” appeared on the front page of The Brandon Sun in December 2015. (Colin Corneau/The Brandon Sun)

With vivid colours and contrasting sensations, “Neighbours Light Our Way” strives to capture the warmth that emanates from Brandon neighbourhoods on cold winter nights.

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Interviewing Mitch Podolak, the founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival

I wrote this story for  Winnipeg Folk Stories, my storytelling project about the people who go to the Winnipeg Folk Festival. It was also published on Community News Commons to coincide with the Folk Fest’s 2015 lineup announcement. 

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It wasn’t until I was walking up the steps to Mitch Podolak’s Wolseley home that I realized I was nervous. All of a sudden, I felt like I was about to knock on the door of a celebrity —albeit a small scale celebrity and one known more for being infamous than famous.

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