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The Regina Symphony Orchestra presents a new online educational performance — Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima — as part of the RSO in Schools program.

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Originally a picture book, Li’l Shadd has been reimagined with music by composers of African descent and will be performed by musicians from RSO, with narrator Sharon-Ann Brown and singer/drummer Jeff Cappo . Brown is the president of the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum.

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The story tells the story of one of the first settlers of African descent in Saskatchewan, Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd.

RSO’s presentation is available for online screening and also includes a teacher’s guide with detailed information on the contributions of black composers to classical music.

“We strive to showcase the history of people of African descent and Dr. Shadd is one of the first (people) of African descent in Saskatchewan to contribute in the field of agriculture, medicine, communications and politics,” Brown said in a press release. .

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The 30-minute show and teacher’s guide can be viewed at

Meanwhile, RSO kicks off its Classics series Saturday night at the Conexus Arts Center with Beethoven No. 5 (featuring guest pianist Katherine Dowling) and a tribute to black composers.

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Holiday Dream Cirque arrives at the Conexus Arts Center on December 8.

According to a press release, it’s an all-ages show with holograms, acrobats, daredevils, lasers, comedy and more.

“The story follows a mischievous elf who thinks he’s sending himself to a tropical island, but instead finds himself delivered to the wrong address: your theater!” the statement said. “Trying to get to his destination, he enlists the help of a stagehand, the audience, and an incredible cast of performers.”

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Meanwhile, the Arts Center is also hosting Boney M with Liz Mitchell on December 4. Mitchell is the original lead singer of Boney M, “one of the UK’s most beloved disco and reggae bands”.

The band, formed in 1976, have sold over 100 million records worldwide and are known for international hits like Daddy Cool, Sunny, Rasputin and Rivers of Babylon.

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. Details about


Regina Little Theater opens a new season with the adaptation of Great Expectations by Bathsheba Doran.

The Charles Dickens classic runs from September 28 to October 1 at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.

The Regina Little Theater is planning four more plays this season: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (November 30-December 3), Time After Time (February 15-18), Making God Laugh (April 12 to 15) and Steel Magnolias (June 7-10).

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More information can be found at Tickets are available through the performing arts center.


The MacKenzie Art Gallery’s annual gala—Welcome to the Hothouse—is back after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

The event, which includes a live and silent art auction, takes place October 14 in the atrium of the gallery’s TC Douglas Building.

Proceeds are used to support exhibitions and public programs at the MacKenzie.

Early bird rates end September 26. Tickets are available online at


Soul Deep performs back-to-back shows this weekend (Friday and Saturday nights) at the Revival Music Room.

Regina’s 10-piece band includes three lead singers, three horn players, and a four-piece core rhythm section. They play classic hits featuring contemporary soul, Motown, R&B, disco and rock.

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Tickets ($15) are available at Revival or by calling Lorne at 306-536-0685.


Zachary Lucky’s Canadian tour will stop Saturday at the Artesian in Regina.

The folk roots singer from Saskatoon is on tour in support of his latest album: Songs For Hard Times. He will be joined by special guest Soil ‘N Grass

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Volksliederchor Harmonie (German harmony choir) is looking for singers.

The four-part mixed choir is open to all ages and performs in German and English. There are two concerts a year – one in the spring and one at Christmas – in addition to other special events.

Costumes are provided. Rehearsals are held at the German Club (1727 St. John St.) every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.

For more information, contact Alvin Knoll at (306) 352-5114.

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