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Today in Music History

IN 1979, Music Box Dancer, an instrumental by Canadian pianist Frank Mills, became the No. 1 single in the U.S. It was the first instrumental to top the charts in several years.

Born This Day

Billie Holiday, 1915

Ravi Shankar, 1920

James Garner, 1928

David Frost, 1939

Francis Ford Coppola, 1939

John Oates, 1949

Jackie Chan, 1954

Russell Crowe, 1964

Bill Bellamy, 1965

Today's Lineup



Pyramid Cabaret, 9 p.m. Tickets $32 at Ticketmaster, Music Trader.

WSO: Masterworks Brahms Requiem

Centennial Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets from $23 to $87 at Ticketmaster or at the WSO box office, 949-3999.

Colleen Brown

Park Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $14 at Park Theatre.

Sean Ashby

Times Change(d), 10 p.m. Admission $10.


Blind Date

RMTC Warehouse. Tickets start at $19.95 at 942-6537, toll-free at 1-877-446-4500 or visit

God of Carnage

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Tickets start at $28.35 at 942-6537, toll-free at 1-877-446-4500.

The Number 14

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Shaw Performing Arts Centre, The Forks. Tickets at 942-8898.

Till It Hurts

Prairie Theatre Exchange, to April 15, 3rd floor Portage Place. Tickets at $27 to $45 at 942-5483.

Jail House Rock!

Celebrations Dinner Theatre, 6:15 p.m. Tickets $28.95 to $64.95 at 982-8282.

Out and about

Names Instead of Numbers

Memorial to Jewish and Christian Holocaust victims, in the chapel of Winnipeg's Westminster United Church, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to April 15.

Aquaria Expo

Canad Inns Hotel, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Polo Park. Free


Winnipeg Comedy Festival

To April 15, Gas Station Arts Centre. Tickets at and 855-985-5000.


Shane Mauss, 7:45 and 10:30 p.m.; $15 at 488-4520 or


Alive (140 Bannatyne): Pop Vegas

Brooklands Inn (8 Keewatin): Son of a Gun

Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Rockbox

Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Hawg Wylde

Current Lounge (Inn At The Forks): Jodie Borlé

Henderson Highway Legion Branch 215 ( 3600 DeVries Ave.): Echo Valley

Jaguars Dance Club (Club Regent, 1425 Regent): Catie St. Germain

Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): Get Lucky

King's Head (120 King): Electric Dynamite

The Loft Gastropub (774 Corydon): Karen Barg and Ken Currie Trio

Marion (393 Marion): Two Dollar Pistol

Mirrors Pub Club (1975 Portage): Almost Famous

Nicolett (632 Lafleche): BGP Band

The Oak (826 Regent): Juke box Heroes

Ozzys Bar & Nightclub (160 Osborne):

Palm Room (Fort Garry Hotel): Helen White

Palomino (1133 Portage): The Service

Park Theatre (698 Osborne): Colleen Brown with Jenny Berkel and the Reverend Rambler

Pop Soda's Coffeehouse & Gallery (625 Portage Ave.): Miss Rae & Holly Stratton with Bacca

Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): Beth Hamilton

Rockwood Anavets Unit 303 (341 Wilton St.): Biivver Band

St. Regis Hotel (285 Smith): Johnni Splash

Silver Spike (202 Bond): Eye To Eye

Tavern United (MTS Centre): JJR

Tavern United (826 Regent): Nenah Barkley

Times Change(d) (Main & St. Mary Ave.): Sean Ashby CD release

West Kildonan Legion (members and guests,1748 Main): Celebration

Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Marc Labossiere

Wood Tavern (Norwood): Mother Groove

The Zoo (160 Osborne): Cobain Tribute with Smash Brothers, TGiv'R and Out From The Shadows

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 7, 2012 G8

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