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Controversial plans for the Mendel Art Gallery


Up until recently, the city wanted to renovate the Mendel but that changed earlier this year when plans were unveiled for the AGS. Supporters of the Mendel are furious with the decision, which took place without public consultation. Even members of the Mendel family did not find out about the change before seeing it on the news.

A Year at Sherbrooke local premiere


Thelma Pepper takes phenomenal photographs of Alzheimer's patients and other long term care residents. The images she captures show individuality and a wealth of spirit in the subject Five years ago the National Film Board became aware of Pepper's artwork and approached Gemini award winning director Thomas Hale to look into a film on Thelma Pepper...

Sir Ken the creativity expert


Ken Robinson received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his services to the arts and he speaks to audiences around the world about creativity. He has written several books on the subject, the latest being The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. He will give a lecture at the U of S on Oct. 1 at Convocation Hall...

The Walnut Tree catapults through time


“It's the assignment of a lifetime,” said Deborah Buck of her involvement in Persephone Theatre's season opener The Walnut Tree. A local cast, a meaningful story and the opportunity to play a variety of musical styles are just a few of the things that make Buck's experience so special...



There are three things I learned from this movie: nothing goes better in an '80s movie than teenage angst accompanied by Ace of Base; if you're having a bad day in California a palm tree will cure all ills; and, finally, I understand the phrase “Wax on, wax off.”

Ukraine’s top band brings eclectic folk-rock to Saskatoon


Arguably Ukraine's best rock group, Haydamaky make Saskatoon the third stop on their North American debut tour on Sept. 24 at Louis' Pub. The band has toured Europe extensively, headlining festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. The Ukranian band is now ready to make its mark in Canada.

ARTISTS on ARTISTS: Chris Laramee


The Sheaf interviewed Laramee, one of Saskatoon's most prolific psychedelic musicians on the sounds of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and, in particular, Their Satanic Majesty's Second Request.

REVIEW: Nice, Nice, Very Nice


Dan Mangan's second LP Nice, Nice, Very Nice gets its name from a Kurt Vonnegut poem. The choice is a fitting one because while he may not yet be as talented as Vonnegut, who was arguably one of the past century's greatest satirists, Mangan's music often details the absurdity inherent in human life as Vonnegut did.

Two Saskatchewan-made thrillers


“The two films show the breadth of the industry: we can do the Hollywood productions but we can also do it ourselves. We can do it both ways. These films, playing together, give the audience an understanding of how Saskatchewan plays in the global film industry,” said organizer Huszar.

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