SCOOPS September 14, 2016

1. Congratulations to this year’s Wilson Scholarship winners

The 2016 Larry Wilson Scholarships were recently awarded. Congratulations are due to Jake Heisler, winner of the Lawrence Wilson Scholarship for Drama, the Gerald B. Wilson Scholarship for Musical Theatre and the Sylvia Wilson Scholarship for Vocalists; to Karina Mellor, winner of the Dorothy Wilson Scholarship for Traditional Dance and the Marlene Wilson Scholarship for Contemporary Dance; to Danielle Mepham, winner of the Kathleen Wilson Scholarship for Instrumentalists and to Jessy Lee Saas, who won the Lawrence Wilson Literary Scholarship.

The scholarships are funded from monies set aside by Larry Wilson to acknowledge the contributions that his family made to the arts. They are executed by the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation.
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2. CineView fall season begins tonight

CineView Saskatchewan opens its fall season tonight at 7:30 at Galaxy Cinemas with the 2016 drama Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen.

Next up is Genius, starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, on October 5th, followed by The Meddler, a comedy starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons, on October 19th. The season winds up on November 2 with The Dressmaker, a dark comedy starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth.

Season passes are $25, available at Post Horizon booksellers, the Festival of Words office, and in the lobby prior to the movie. Individual tickets are $10 at the door. All movies begin at 7:30 PM.
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3. Yuks Yuks to perform fundraiser

Mark Breslin’s Yuk Yuks comes to the Mae Wilson Theatre this Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM in a fundraiser to support the Jobransa Foundation for Children, a charity for children with special needs.

Tickets are $25 in advance, available at the Cultural Centre box office, 217 Main St. North, phone 306-693-4700, or online at moosejawculture.ca. Tickets are $35 the day of the show.
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4. The New Montagues take the stage Saturday

The Mae Wilson Theatre at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, and you’re invited to join the celebration. The MJCC is pleased to present the fifth in its series of 100th Anniversary concerts: The New Montagues, this Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 PM.

The nine-member band plays the best of funk, soul, r&b, disco, and pop, with hits by Stevie Wonder, Bee Gees, The Doobie Brothers, Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.

Tickets are just $15 plus taxes and charges, available at the Cultural Centre box office, phone 306-693-4700 or online at moosejawculture.ca.
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5. Blackwood Quartet returns to MJ Sunday

Schell Shock Entertainment and TCB Legends present the Blackwood Quartet: the Gospel Side of Elvis, this Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 PM at the Mae Wilson Theatre.

The Blackwood Family is the first family of Gospel Music, with 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards and over 60 million albums sold. They have performed in over 47 countries and have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Elvis idolized the Blackwood family and insisted on the Blackwood Brothers Quartet singing at his mother’s funeral. The group later sang at Elvis’ own funeral. The Blackwood Quartet is pleased that award winning ETA Roger Anderson from Seattle, WA will be joining them carrying on this tour.

Tickets are $45 plus taxes and charges, available at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre box office, phone 306-693-4700 or online at moosejawculture.ca
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6. On now at the Mosaic Gallery in the MJCC

The exhibit currently on display at the Mosaic Gallery in the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is Aboriginal Art, paintings by Lloyd Dubois and Dave Pelletier. The exhibit is in the gallery until November 5th.

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