Saskatoon & Area

Hip Hop Happening

He's been called the next big thing in hip-hop music. 

J. Cole is a rapper from North Carolina just out on his first world tour.

He was signed a few years back by Jay-Z which pretty much ordains you in the business. 

J Cole

J. Cole will be performing at the O'Brians Event Centre on Saturday night. (jcolemusic.com)

Cole has been getting rave reviews and even a Grammy nomination for his song "Power Trip"

Saskatoon audiences will get to hear him live Saturday night.

That show is at the O'Brian's Event Centre.

jcolemusic.com

Dark Side of the SSO

The symphony is casting off its classical bindings for a show that's all about rock and roll.

The Music of Pink Floyd - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon pairs Jeans'n'Classics front man Jean Meilleur and the orchestra to pay tribute to the English rockers.

One look at the set list shows you that Pink Floyd hits will be well represented.

Sing along to Another Brick In the Wall, Money and Time.

The tribute show is this Saturday at TCU Place.

saskatoonsymphony.org

Winter Story Time

There's nothing like snuggling up on a cold, winter night and listening to a good story.

In Saskatoon the Storytellers' Guild has a chance for you to spend the evening celebrating the tales of Winter.

If you have a short story to tell, part of this night is reserved for new storytellers.

There will be a chance to listen to professional writers as well.

Admission is free but the Guild does welcome donations and potluck snacks.

It's all happening at the Unitarian Centre on Friday night.

saskatoonstorytellers.ca

Regina & Area

Happy New Year... Again!

The party never stops in Saskatchewan as you can celebrate the new year all over again.

Malanka is the celebration of Ukrainian New Year's Eve. 

The party will feature a traditional feast, likely including perogies and a cabbage roll or two.

Then settle in for a performance by the Poltava Dance Ensemble.

And to work off those treats, you can dance the night away to the sounds of Ficor.

Malanka 2014 is at the Regina Performing Arts Centre Saturday.

reginamulticulturalcouncil.ca

Rocker Crusade

It's one part anti-oilsands, one part rock and roll history.

Neil Young is crossing the country to present four benefit concerts called Honour the Treaties.

All the proceeds go to a legal defence fund in support of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

The group is challenging large oil companies in the Athabasca region.

Also on the bill is jazz crooner Diana Krall.

Aside from the obvious political statement this is a chance to see two really big Canadian musicians perform on one bill.

The show is Friday night at the Conexus Arts Centre.

conexusartscentre.ca

All In The Family

When it comes to country music it's a family affair for this trio.

The Band Perry is made up of three siblings Kimberley, Neil and Reid. 

They shot to the top of the charts in 2010 with the hit If I Die Young. 

The Band Perry

The Band Perry will play Brandt Centre in Regina Saturday. (TheFansPerry.com)

The Band Perry is out on tour in support of it's second album Pioneer and is making a stop in Regina Saturday night.

It's the first headlining tour for the group and it's at the Brandt Centre.

thefansperry.com

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