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BRAD OSWALD / TV
Does absolute power corrupt? Absolutely.
The game has changed for Frank Underwood. It's no longer about winning the ultimate prize; all the scheming and planning and ruthlessly ambitious evil-doing of House of Cards' first two seasons ensured that his dream of winning the White House would be realized. And as the acclaimed drama's third season arrives on Netflix on Friday, Feb. 27 in one big binge-watch-worthy 13-episode bundle, the question facing President Francis Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) is simple: once gained, can absolutely corrupt power be maintained?
KEVIN PROKOSH / STAGE
Jordan Tannahill, a rising star in Canadian theatre, will be in Winnipeg next week to see the revival of his play Late Company at the RMTC Warehouse. Last fall at 26, he became the youngest recipient of a Governor General's Award for English language drama and then in December the creative dynamo from Toronto won the John Hirsch Director's Award, a $5,000 prize given to a promising Ontario-based stage director. He is playwright in residence at both Toronto's Canadiana Stage and Tarragon Theatre.
ALAN SMALL / MUSIC
Not just any violin; not just any violinist
Hockey parents cringe when a teenager winds up for a slapshot with a brand-new $200 hockey stick, hoping it won't shatter into pieces and break the bank account. Imagine those fidgety folks if their teenager was 15-year-old Canadian prodigy Nikki Chooi, who plays a $5-million Stradivarius violin on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank. Chooi brings the rare instrument, and his rare talent, to the WSO for concerts Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.
RANDALL KING / MOVIES
The Canadian Screen Awards will be handed out Sunday, March 1 on a show hosted by Andrea Martin, but as usual, most of the films nominated for best motion picture haven't played here in Winnipeg at all. At least Cinematheque will help fill in the blanks next month with a TIFF-sponsored program of Canada's Top Ten, beginning Friday March 6, with screenings of nominated features including Mommy and Maps to the Stars (which have already played here) as well as Tu dors Nicole (Friday, March 13-14) and In Her Place (March 14). Go to winnipegcinematheque.com for the complete listings.
BEN MacPHEE-SIGURDSON / MUSIC
Musicians to rock the house at charity bonspiel
Want to see some of the province's best musicians try their hand at curling for a good cause? The fourth annual Manitoba Music Rocks charity bonspiel takes place Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Granite Curling Club, and will see musicians and industry types don their best costumes and sliders to go head-to-head for curling supremacy. The sweeping and yelling gets underway at noon, and wraps up around 5 p.m., with all proceeds raised from team entry fees, etc. going to the Kevin Walters Memorial Fund. Fans are welcome to pop by and watch.