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ALAN SMALL / MUSIC
Cummings, Bachman reunion rumour

Aaron Harris / The Canadian Press Randy Bachman, left, and Burton Cummings of The Guess Who perform during the halftime show at the 88th Grey Cup game in Calgary on November 26, 2000. Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are getting back together for a charitable cause. The former Guess Who bandmates, famous for their one-again, off-again musical partnership, will reunite for the first time in over a decade next month to support Canada's Walk of Fame.

Amid photos of his latest record purchases, Burton Cummings shared this tidbit on his Facebook account on Sunday, Dec. 8: “‘Rumour has it,’ that this might be a sight many people will see in 2020.” The photo attached was Randy Bachman and Cummings — the two kingpins of the Guess Who — celebrating an end to a concert as part of Bachman Cummings about a decade ago. The two have toured separately for the past several years but a reunion would spur another wave of Winnipeg nostalgia. Stay tuned.

 

EVA WASNEY / MUSIC
Playlist highlights local holiday tunes

Keep your Christmas soundtrack local with a free curated playlist from Manitoba Music. The collection has more than two hours of festive covers and originals, like Fred Penner’s In Winnipeg at Christmas, Mise en Scene’s Tinsel Town and JP Hoe’s Shopping Mall Santa. Also included are versions of classics like Ave Maria and Silent Night sung in Cree by mezzo-soprano Rhonda Head from Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Stream the playlist at manitobamusic.com/holidays.

 

BEN MacPHEE-SIGURDSON / DRINKS
Hot bevvies on the menu in Exchange District

Supplied photo Across the Board Game Café's Prairie Orchard features apple cider, chai tea and a kick of spiced rum, finished with cinnamon syrup and bitters.

Nothing cuts throught he bitter chill of a December day in Winnipeg quite like a hot drink. With that in mind, the Exchange District BIZ has co-ordinated a dozen eateries, lounges and more in the area as part of the third annual Hot Beverage Week. The event, which started Dec. 6 and runs through Friday, Dec. 13, features a dozen venues pouring special holiday hot drinks which typically fall in the buzzy (ie. coffee-driven) or boozy categories. Participating businesses include Acorn Café, Forth, Across the Board Game Café, Blufish, Patent 5 Distillery and more. For a complete list see wfp.to/hotbevweek.

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