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RSO to feature Sawa replacement candidates

Patrons of the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will be able to give their imput into who should be the new music director.

In January, the RSO announced Maestro Victor Sawa would step down at the end of the 2015-16 season. On Wednesday, a short list was released for his possible replacement. Each candidate will conduct a Mosaic Masterworks Concert throughout the 2014-2015 season.

The list includes:

Classy Chassys, Government Town and Jackie Guy added to list for Rawlco 10K20

Two Saskatchewan bands and a country music artist are getting $10,000 each through the Rawlco 10K20 Project.

Rawlco Radio announced the three latest recipients of the 10K20 for October 2014 on Tuesday. The list includes:
-Saskatoon rockabilly band the Classy Chassys
- Regina alternative rock band Government Town

Regina guitar for Ziggy Marley

It's proof you can never have too many guitars.

Regina's Long and McQuade music store likely sees many people come through its doors looking for the perfect guitar. On Wednesday, that included Ziggy Marley.

The son of the late-reggae icon Bob Marley has himself been carving out a musical career for decades. His latest tour had a stop at the Casino Regina Show Lounge Thursday.

While in the Queen City, Marley picked up a new instrument.

"He was a really relaxed guy, just came in quietly," said Leo, one of the store's salesmen.

Hello Again: Neil Diamond to stop in Saskatoon

Neil Diamond is coming to Saskatoon's SaskTel Centre next April.

Tickets for the North American and Mexico City tour go on sale Oct. 20. Canadian stops include London, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Saskatoon on April 30, 2015.

The following day, Diamond will release his brand new studio album Melody Road. The album is the internationally renowned singer’s first original studio release in six years.

Night arts festival to take over Riversdale

Artists will be showcasing their work in Saskatoon’s first Nuit Blanche night-time arts festival.  

The free event includes 25 different artists doing installations on 20th Street Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The installations include videos, spoken word, dancing, and experimental sound.

U of R receives Schumiatcher art donation

The University of Regina has millions of dollars worth of newly-acquired art thanks to a donation from the Schumiatchers.
More than 1,000 works of art, valued at up to $3 million, has been donated to the U of R by Dr. Jacqui Schumiatcher from her and her late husband's collection. The collection includes about 300 Inuit works and several pieces by The Regina Five, the name given to the five artists shown in the National Gallery of Canada's circulating exhibition called "Five Painters from Regina."

Author recounts kidnapping in her book at Word on the Street festival

Literature has taken to the streets in Saskatoon.

The fourth annual Word on the Street Festival will take over the streets around City Hall on Sunday, showcasing the city and the country's top literary talent.

Canadian author Amanda Lindhout will be there to speak about her best-selling book "A house in the sky: A memoir".

"The last year of my life has been a whirlwind. The book came out in hard cover a year ago and it has been on the best sellers list ever since," Lindhout said on John Gormley Live.

Police make multiple visits to Saskatoon hip-hop concert

Bear mace and flying fists brought Saskatoon police to 2nd Avenue outside the O'Brian's Events Centre on two separate occasions Friday night.

This was during a performance from American hip-hop artist Tech N9ne.

At 11:30 p.m., police say a man walked up to a group of people standing outside the building and let loose with bear mace.

Several people were treated on scene by MD Ambulance. Police are still looking for the suspect, who ran from the scene.

Comic convention confronts harassment

Organizers of Saskatoon’s latest comic convention are going the extra mile to put the ‘Con’ in consent.

As comic book fans gear up for this weekend’s debut of the Saskatoon Comic and Entertainment Expo (SCEE), organizers want everyone to feel safe, even when in costume.

Comic conventions everywhere are no stranger to complaints of verbal and physical harassment. Female and male fans alike have complained about cat calling, unsolicited photographs, groping, assault and rape.

Photos: Park(ing) Day in Saskatoon

This weekens Saskatoon is joining cities around the world for Park(ing) Day.

The event has its roots in San Fransisco, where a group of artists turned a metered-parking spot into a mini park for a day back in 2005.

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