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BRAD OSWALD / TV

The beautiful game takes 'Cup crazy' to a whole new level

 

If you thought the end of the annual Stanley Cup frenzy would bring a few moments of peace and respite to overwhelmed sports-TV viewers... think again. There's another Cup chase about to begin, and this time, it's the whole world -- not just puck-struck Canucks -- that's crazed. The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday, June 12, with CBC handling coverage duties in Canada. Opening ceremonies air at 1 p.m., with the first match -- home nation Brazil vs. Croatia -- set to kick off at 2:45 p.m.

 

KEVIN PROKOSH / THEATRE

Don't stop believin'

 

There's been plenty of blowback to the New York magazine June 2 publication of the 150 Greatest Schlock Songs, a list that includes at least of couple of tunes that are beloved by many. Defined by writer Jody Rosen as extravagant, grandiose and sentimental with an unshakable faith in the crudest melodrama, the most timeworn tropes and most overwrought gestures, schlock is epitomized by the top three examples: Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, Prince's Purple Rain and Don't Stop Believin' by Journey. I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas, Queen's We Are the Champions and the Bingster's White Christmas also make the list, but there's no sign of Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille.

 

BEN MACPHEE-SIGURDSON / BOOKS

Arnason collection features three new stories

 

If there's someone who embodies the term "prairie writer," it's David Arnason. The Gimli resident (and former U of M English department head) has published dozens of short stories, as well as his share of novels, over the last four decades, most recently 2010's Baldur's Song: A Saga. Arnason returns with a new collection of some of his favourite short stories (and three new ones) entitled There Never Can be Enough: New and Selected Stories of David Arnason. The book launches Thursday, June 12, at McNally Robinson Booksellers at 8 p.m.

 

ALAN SMALL / MUSIC

Bittersweet homecoming

 

Jazz is so often about joy, and while it will be enjoyable to see former University of Manitoba jazz professor and saxophonist Jimmy Greene return to the city with Curtis Nowosad to play the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival (Monday, June 16, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), there will also be sadness in the air. Those who follow the news will remember Greene's six-year-old daughter, Ana M°rquez-Greene, was one of the 20 children slain in a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. Hopefully, those in attendance can have fond memories of Ana's few years in Winnipeg to go along with the tears.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition June 12, 2014 c2

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