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Happy 2018. New year marks halfway point in arts calendar / Winnipeg Free Press

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Happy 2018! While it scarcely seems possible, a brand new shiny year that roars into view each January also marks the halfway point of the arts calendar. There's been a real buzz in the city since we first heard that towering American composer/pianist Philip Glass would be headlining this year's Winnipeg New Music Festival (Jan. 27-Feb. 2). While those with long memories will recall his mesmerizing solo concert at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in February 2006 (one of my more surreal experiences reviewing for this esteemed newspaper), the now 80-year-old icon will likely not be returning anytime soon. For more info, see wnmf.ca.

We also would like to give a shout out to Classic 107 FM. This little radio station that could just marked its fourth anniversary and continues to offer fine classical and jazz programming, including in-depth studio interviews of local and international visiting artists. Bravo, Classic 107, and may the fourth (season) be with you! 

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