The last day of the Saskatoon Folkfest 2012 has run into a bit of a predicament.
“We’ve just discovered around 10 p.m. (Saturday) we may run out of passports,” said Terri Rau, executive director of Folkfest.
The passports are popular with Folkfest patrons as they allow entry into multiple pavilions at one cost.
She said if they do indeed run out they will start allowing patrons to enter the pavilions at no cost.
His music can still be heard everywhere, even though he hasn't been alive for decades Elvis Presley died suddenly in his home 35 years ago today.
He was known as the King of Rock and Roll and has always kept that title. Elvis has over a billion records sold and counting, more than 150 different gold, platinum, or multiplatinum records, and one of the most recognizable names in music history.
Instead of treating it as a day of mourning, fans of The King now celebrate his life on this day.
With the Regina Folk Festival now in the rearview mirror, music fans in the city will be looking forward to next month when the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) and BreakOut West come to town.
Regina will host the WCMA's on September 30th with the ceremony taking place at the Casino Regina Show Lounge. The Northern Pikes will be featured, as the band will be inducted into the WCMA Hall Of Fame.
Like the gangster himself, the records linking Al Capone to Moose Jaw are shady at best. Despite this challenge cameras started rolling this weekend for a documentary about Al Capone and his supposed links to the Saskatchewan city.
Saskatchewan-based documentary film-maker Kelly-Anne Riess is trying to chase down the truth about the famous gangster.
Three days of music, applause, and food have given way to scores of clean-up crews in Victoria Park as the Regina Folk Festival (RFF) came to an end for another year.
After months of renovations , the Queen Elizabeth II Gardens reopened at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building.
An official ceremony unveiled the revamped gardens Sunday at 2 p.m.
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield took part, along with Premier Brad Wall and City Councillor Michael Fougere. The trio were escorted by 32 members of the RCMP's Musical Ride from the T.C. Douglas Building to the front of the Legislature.
Isaac Wiebe was overwhelmed by a sense of pride during the ceremony.
The Regina Folk Festival got off a to successful start.
Victoria Park and the City Square Plaza were filled with music lovers Friday night.
R&B legend Mavis Staples, rocker Jim Cuddy, and Canadian rapper Shad both impressed large audiences.
"The concert last night was perfect. We stayed for the whole evening, got up close to the stage, it ended with Jim Cuddy, and it was perfect," said Lawrence Lemoel.
On Saturday a number of free musical workshops took place with different artists playing together on stage.
A group in Saskatchewan is building on a popular childhood past time.
The Saskatchewan Lego Users Group (SLUG) is made up of 14 adults who are dedicated to Lego.
Adam Dodge and Scott Stasyuk are two of the founding members.
They met while working at Toys 'R' Us and realized their common interest.
Staysuk love for Lego is an old one.
"At 6 or 7 years old I think I got my first set. And then after that, I was hooked," he said.
The relocated Regent Place Branch of the Regina Public Library will be opening soon.
That means the temporary location in the Market Mall is now closed. The new spot in the mall is about thirty percent larger than the old facility. The library expects the new location to give the community greater flexibility in accessing collections and programs.
The library added that parking will be better at the new location. An official opening date is expected to be announced in the next few days.
Saskatoon playwright, Madeleine Blais-Dahlem, has been selected to share her work on an international stage.
"I'm very blessed, in that a lot of the women that are going to be at this conference have had to really fight to have their voice heard and that's not the situation here in North America," she said.
The francophone author will travel to Stockholm, Sweden next week for the Women Playwrights International Conference (WPIC). The organization highlights work from women in 46 countries with a special interest in the Arab world and Africa, Blais-Dahlem said.