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Rocanville & District Museum

About Rocanville & District Museum

Regional Museum of steam, gas, and diesel engines, fossils, artifacts, train station, 2 local schools, church & Masonic Lodge. Tour by appointment. 306 645 2113
Venue Address: 220 Qu’Appelle, Rocanville, Saskatchewan, S0A3L0
Contact: 306 645 2113 Email: rocanvillemuseum@gmail.com Website: rocanville.ca

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Wes Funk

About Wes Funk

Award-winning Saskatchewan author Wes Funk is widely available for readings, signing, various writing workshops and literary presentations.

Locations Served: Almost anywhere in and around Saskatchewan!
Type of Bookings: Literary readings, signings, school visits, and various writing and publishing workshops.
Contact: wfunk69@shaw.ca
Website: www.wesfunk.ca

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Saskatchewan Festival of Words INC

About Saskatchewan Festival of Words INC

In July each year, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words welcomes writers from across Canada to the Festival of Words, a week of readings, interviews, conversations, book launches, and other events for adults and children, held in historic downtown Moose Jaw. The Festival of Words also coordinates events and projects throughout the year, contributing to the dynamic literary culture of Saskatchewan.

Locations Served: Moose Jaw
Type of Bookings: Authors, Musicians, Poets
Contact: festivaladmin@sasktel.net
Website: www.festivalofwords.com

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Polaris Prize Long List Released

For the ninth year running, the Polaris Prize is getting ready to decide what the past year’s best Canadian album is. To that end, they’ve released their much anticipated long list for 2015.

You can read the full list at Polaris’ website. Looking around, you’ll find plenty of artists who’ve come through the Exchange and the Club recently, including Alvvays, Arkells, Bahamas, Viet Cong, the Weather Station, and Whitehorse.

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Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

About Moose Jaw Cultural Centre

The Moose Jaw Cultural Centre has two main parts:
– The 420-seat performing arts Mae Wilson Theatre, completely refurbished to its original glory when it first opened in 1916. Features: Dressing rooms, green room, workshop space, rehearsal hall that is the same size as the stage. Light and sound techs, sound equipment, and piano available. Large lobby space. Ticketing can be done through in-house system. Rooms to host and present events and meetings. Coat check and bar. Booked shows or events receive free listings on MJCC website, Facebook page, and newsletter.
– The visual arts Mosaic Gallery. New and emerging visual artists with ties to Moose Jaw and district can make proposals to have their work shown in the gallery.
Venue Address: 217 Main St. N., Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 0W1
Contact: 306-693-4700 Email: mjcc@shaw.ca Website: http://www.moosejawculture.ca

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Cassidy McFadzean

About Cassidy McFadzean

I am available to give readings, workshops, and craft talks to audiences of all ages, genres, and experience-levels.

Contact: mcfadzeancassidy@gmail.com
Website: http://cassidymcfadzean.com
Genres: poetry, fiction, non-fiction

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Goatwhore’s Wicked Universe

“In Goatwhore’s wicked universe, sexuality and the supernatural always go hand-in-hand –– an unsurprising paradigm, considering that the quartet hail from one of North America’s most haunted cities.”

So writes Pitchfork, in talking about the New Orleans, Louisiana band’s latest record, 2014’s Constricting Rage of the Merciless. They’ve been around since the late 1990s, finding a label home most recently on Metal Blade.

In that time, you can hear them tweaking their sound, playing with black and thrash metal as to which, Pitchfork says, vocalist Louis Ben Falgoust’s “range of growls and screams lend … terrific contrast.”

Goatwhore are in the Exchange on Wednesday, June 24 with Black Breath, Ringworm, and Theories. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 plus service charges and are available at Vintage Vinyl, Madame Yes, and online at TicketEdge. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out. All ages and licensed.

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Recently Announced: Ron Sexsmith

We’re pleased to tell you that the Regina Folk Festival is bringing Ron Sexsmith back to the Exchange on Wednesday, September 30.

Ron’s a true Canadian original, a modest man of stellar songwriting talents. From his 1995 debut through to his latest, this year’s Carousel One, he’s made a career of unassailable pop gems, airtight work delivered with his own affable charm.

Check back at the RFF’s website for more information and to see when tickets become available online.

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Presenters Network Showcase: Work in Progress Dance Series

Getting new work up on its feet can be difficult. Luckily, for dance choreographers in the prairies, there’s the Works in Progress New Dance Series.

The Saskatoon-based Free Flow Dance Theatre Company started the series back in 2003. Each year, they present works in studio, giving audiences the chance to take a peak at the creative process while also giving choreographers invaluable feedback.

The W.I.P. has a showing coming up on Saturday, June 20 at the Free Flow Dance Centre. It’ll feature choreographers from Regina, Saskatoon, and Calgary presenting and speaking to new work. Audience members will have the opportunity to offer written responses if they’d like.

Find out more about the upcoming showing at its Facebook event and more about the Works in Progress New Dance Series at their Presenters Network profile.

Are you an artist, presenter, or part of a venue? Check out the Presenters Network! Anyone can browse or create a profile for free. You can find your next opportunity for a gig, the next person to fill your space with art, or the right place to put on your show. Find out more at the Cultural Exchange’s website.

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How Swervedriver Are Keeping It Fresh

“Legacy act”. That’s a phrase that can haunt many an act from the 1990s reunited in the 2000s and 2010s for another go. It’s certainly something UK shoegaze act Swervedriver have thought about. Talking with Drowned in Sound, though, it sounds like Adam Franklin feels they’ve avoided that fate.

“When we played New York earlier this year,” he said, “the show sold out straight away so we added a second night and that sold out too. We added a third night and thought it best we do something different so we played the new album in its entirety from start to finish without even announcing it beforehand. We just walked on stage, said we would be playing the new album, played it and people didn’t leave.”

Starting back in 1989, the group was influential in the early shoegaze sound, layering distortion and heavy psych sounds together to great effect. They’re still improving on that sound with 2015’s I Wasn’t Born to Lose You, their fifth album.

Swervedriver are in the Exchange on Saturday, June 20 with Shitty Dream. Advance tickets are $25 plus service charges and are available at X-Ray Records and online at TicketEdge. Tickets available at the door barring a sell-out.  All ages and licensed.