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Today in Music History

In 1986, Corey Hart's Boy in the Box album reached the million mark in sales in Canada. Hart was the second Canadian artist to reach the figure, which qualified him for a diamond award. The first Canadian artist to sell a million copies of an album was Bryan Adams, whose Reckless album reached that mark in December 1985.

 

Born This Day

 

Eartha Kitt, 1928

Paul Newman, 1925

Lucinda Williams, 1953

Eddie Van Halen, 1957

Ellen DeGeneres, 1958

Wayne Gretzky, 1961

 

Today's Lineup

Concerts

 

Hannah Georgas

Park Theatre, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 in advance or $23 at the door. Tickets at the WECC, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader.

Oh My Darling

West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Local roots group releases Venez Danse EP. With Fire and Smoke. Tickets $20 at the WECC and WFF Music Store.

The Tragically Hip

MTS Centre, 8 p.m. Iconic Canadian band supporting new album, Now For Plan A. With the Arkells. Tickets $33.75 to $98.25 at Ticketmaster.

 

Theatre

 

Gone With The Wind

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, to Feb. 2, RMTC Mainstage. Tickets at 204-942-6537.

Le Cercle Molière: Soirée Nicolas Bedos

Continues to Feb. 2, Theatre Cercle Molière, 340 Provencher Blvd. Tickets at 204-233-8053.

RMTC: Assassins

Continues to Feb. 2, RMTC Tom Hendry Theatre (Warehouse). Tickets start at $20, call 204-942-6537.

The Cripple Of Inishmaan

Black Hole Theatre Company, ends today at University of Manitoba. Tickets $12 and $15 at 204-474-6880.

The Big League

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Canwest Performing Arts Centre, Forks Market Rd. Showtimes: 4 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15.50.

Rehearsal For Murder: A Tribute To Stephen Sondheim

Tara Players Theatre, Saturday, Irish Club, 654 Erin St. For information call 204-774-8272, 204-788-8458.

PTE: The Dishwashers

Continues to Feb.10., 3rd Floor Portage Place, Tickets at 204-942-5483.

WJT presents Sondheim Fest

The Berney Theatre, 8 p.m. to Jan. 27, with The National Theatre of the World, $35 adults, $28 seniors, $14.25 students, wjt.ca or 477-7478

 

Out and About

 

Big Fun Festival 2013

Annual indie music festival, to Sunday, various venues, information at www.bigfunfestival.com

 

Literary

 

Erna Michalow

Launch of Whose Trees Are These?, 2 p.m., McNally Robinson Booksellers.

 

Night Clubs

 

Alive (140 Bannatyne): The Service

Big A (1975 Portage): The Revival

Canadiana Hotel (1400 Notre Dame): Rippin Radio

Cowboys (1034 Elizabeth): Leanne Pearson

The Current (Inn at the Forks, 75 Forks Market): Steve Kirby & Larry Roy

Finn's Pub (210-25 Forks Market Road): The Detonators

Henderson Draft House (1011 Henderson): Karaoke

Highway 75 Blues and Sports Bar: (Pembina Hotel, 1011 Pembina): McMahon/Larsson Group

Jeffrey's (1420 Henderson): Darryl Marsch Band

Joe's Garage (Pandora Inn, 103 Bond St.): The Detonators

King's Head (120 King): Ten @ 2

Marion Hotel (393 Marion): Big Slick

The New Cavalier (1650 Regent Ave.): Rock Solid

The Oak (826 Regent): Harlequin

Pony Corral (Grant and Wilton): Mike and the Eastwood Gang

Prairie Ink McNally Robinson (Grant Park Shopping Centre): The Robert Burton Trio

Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort): The Mahones

Sam's Place (159 Henderson Hwy.): Tom Janzen

Shannon's Irish Pub and Eatery (175 Carlton St.): Dr. Rage and the Uppercuts

Silver Spike (202 Bond): Blonde Ambition

South Beach Casino (Scanterbury): Damn Straight

Tavern United MTS Centre (260 Hargrave): Rob Robbins

Tavern United Transcona (826 Regent): Tom Dunlop

Toukies (Club Regent Casino): Marianne D'Elia

Upperdeck Sports Bar (McPhillips Station Casino): Bad Dog

Whiskey Dix (436 Main): Catie St. Germain

The Wood Tavern (Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion): Jukebox Heroes

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 26, 2013 G7

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