Today in music history
In 1913, a San Francisco newspaper used the word "jazz" for the first time in print. The first style of music known as jazz was the New Orleans style, later called Dixieland, in which a small group would improvise collectively on a well-known tune.
Born this day
Lou Costello, 1906
Ed McMahon, 1923
Ken Danby, 1940
Rob Reiner, 1945
David Gilmour, 1946
Tom Arnold, 1959
Shaquille O'Neal, 1972
Chicago rap artist. With DJ D Lo and The Lytics, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 9:30 p.m.; $20.
Former Smiths bassist performs a DJ set. With Sean Allum, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m.; $15.
Launch of Winnipeg chapter of the International Solidarity Rock Campaign, which raises funds for Cuban musicians. With SubCity, Shouting Ground, the Falklands, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m.; $10.
WSO: One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
Hear the folklore behind the music, Centennial Concert Hall, 8 p.m.; $18 to $75 at 949-3999.
Kenny Barron/Mulgrew Miller
New York jazz piano duo, 8 p.m. today and 2 & 8 p.m. Sunday, Rady Jewish Community Centre; $34.
Hear The People Sing!
Selections from Les Miserables and Oliver! by the St. Andrew's Church Choir, St. Andrews River Heights United Church, 7:30 p.m.; $15.
MTC Warehouse, 3:30 & 8:30 p.m.; $13.65 to $40.95 at 942-6537 or visit www.mtc.mb.ca.
Mother Courage and Her Children
Bertolt Brecht's play examining the cost of war, MTC, 4 & 8:30 p.m.; $23.10 to $65.10 at 942-6537 or visit www.mtc.mb.ca.
Remember the Night
Equal parts murder-mystery, dark comedy and bittersweet love song to Winnipeg, Moving Target Theatre Company, 290 McDermot (4th floor), 2 & 8 p.m. today, continues to March 14; $15, students/seniors $10.
Presented by Le Cercle Molière, Le Théâtre de la Chapelle, 825 Saint-Joseph Street, to March 27; $25.71, students/seniors $23.33 at 233-8053.
Anne of Green Gables
North Kildonan Community Players present award-winning Canadian musical, St. Boniface College, to Sunday, 7:30 p.m. today; $20 at 479-NKCP (6527) or email email@example.com.
Douglas Bland's new novel, McNally Robinson Grant Park, 2 p.m.
Freeze Frame International Film Festival
Mia et le Migou (France, 2008) for ages 7 and up, 12:15 p.m. today, Cinematheque, 100 Arthur, the festival continues to March 13. For a full schedule visit www.freezeframeonline.org.
Chicago comic John Roy, to March 13, 7:45 & 10:30 p.m.; for reservations call 488-4520 or visit rumorscomedyclub.com.
Out and About
Monster truck legend Grave Digger, Taz monster truck plus Madusa, Excalibur Nitro Circus and Shock Therapy, MTS Centre, 2 & 7:30 p.m. with The Pit Party from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; $22.75 to $35.50.
2010 Mid-Canada Boat Show
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Winnipeg Convention Centre; admission $10.
The Beatles Backstage and Behind The Scenes
Manitoba Museum, to April 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends; $8, children/seniors $6.50 or $26.50 for a family; visit www.manitobamuseum.ca.
Alive (140 Bannatyne): Almost Famous.
Academy Food, Drinks & Music (437 Stradbrook): The Paul Stanleys.
Brooklands (8 Keewatin): Straight Jacket.
Cavern (112 Osborne, downstairs): Michael James & Mellow Pollution.
Current (Inn At The Forks): Papa Mambo.
Dylan O'Connor's Irish Pub (2609 Portage): Star Syndicate.
Dylan's on Pembina (1875 Pembina): Burning Borders, Dry Run and Civil Disobedients.
Gates on Roblin (6945 Roblin): Robert Naumko.
Green Brier (1611 Main at Rupertsland): Echo Beat.
Grant & Wilton Coffee House (1077 Grant): Flo.
HI-FI Club (108 Osborne): DJ Dow Kee$h.
Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): CORE.
King's Head (120 King): Generation Gap.
Level Two Niteclub (575 Portage): DJ Rexx.
Lincoln (1030 McPhillips): Traffic Control.
Marion (393 Marion): Ashland Court.
Mirrors (Assiniboine Inn, 1975 Portage): Bad Dog.
MIX Nite Club (550 McPhillips): Big Dippers.
Neon Lights (Canadiana Hotel, 1400 Notre Dame): Rusty Nail.
Norwood (112 Marion): Bobs Yer Uncle.
Ozzy's (160 Osborne, downstairs): 2MSU, Scarlet Halo, Discovenant and It Dwells Within.
Palomino (1133 Portage): The Boom.
Republic (291 Bannatyne): DJ Dow Jones.
Rookies (201 Melrose East, Central Hotel): DJ Barca.
Royal Albert (48 Albert): 6Bloc, Prolific, Redworm, Tzeo, Billy Rockwell and DJ SWAT vs. Dinkbridge.
Royal George (123 Regent West): Slow Motion Walter.
Sam's Place (159 Henderson): Broadkaster.
Silver Spike (202 Bond): Covergirl.
Shannon's Irish Pub (175 Carlton): Hendrix tribute, proceeds to Winnipeg Harvest.
Times Changed (Main & St. Mary Ave.): Twilight Hotel. Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Pop the Trunk.
Zoo (160 Osborne): Versus the Nothing, Fattooth, Seconds From Disaster and Ruined.