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Remembering Geto Boys’ MC Bushwick Bill
The controversial cover of the Geto Boys’ album We Can’t Be Stopped featured Bushwick Bill from the group on a stretcher in hospital, after taking and surviving a gunshot to the face. The group would go on to help establish the second wave of hip hop in the late 1980s and early ’90s. The infectious Mind Playing Tricks on Me still sounds as fresh as the day it was released. Despite cheating death once, the Jamaica-born Bushwick Bill, 52, died June 9 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
ERIN LEBAR / MUSIC
New season of Manitoba Music’s Snack Sessions
Last year, Manitoba Music launched Snack Sessions, a performance series featuring local musicians that is streamed via Facebook Live, and now season 2 is on the way. The sessions kick off Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., with jazz/hip-hop seven-piece powerhouse Super Duty Tough Work; next up is synth/R&B group Atlaas on July 4, chamber folk singer-songwriter Raine Hamilton on Aug. 1 and R&B artist Sebastian Gaskin on Aug. 29. If you miss the stream, don’t worry! The videos will stay up on Manitoba Music’s Facebook page to watch at any time. Each Snack Session is also snack-sized, running around 15 minutes in length.
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Sutherland tells Ford not to name-check Douglas
Kiefer Sutherland, the TV actor and grandson of politician Tommy Douglas, returned to the headlines this week, thanks to a tweet taking a shot at Ontario Premier Doug Ford: "After all, I knew Tommy Douglas and you Sir, are not Tommy Douglas," the actor wrote after criticizing Ford’s policies. Who knows what Sutherland will mix in with his country stylings when he plays the Club Regent Event Centre on Thursday, July 4. Check out casinosofwinnipeg.com for tickets.