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Jayden Pfeifer Live

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Up next on the X, we spend a red hot hour with the very funny Jayden Pfeifer and his friends, Adam Paisley and Julia and Her Piano,  n a comedy concert recorded live at the Artesian in Regina.

 

SBA winners release:

"Saskatoon author Candace Savage scored a literary hat trick at the 20th Anniversary Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA), taking home three of the top prizes, including the coveted University of Regina Book of the Year Award.

Her book, A Geography of Blood, published by Greystone Books of Vancouver, also won the College of Arts and Science University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award, and the City of Saskatoon and Public Library Saskatoon Book Award.

Regina's Melanie Schnell was also a multiple winner, taking home both the Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher Regina Book Award and the National Bank Financial Wealth Management First Book Award for her novel, While the Sun is Above Us, published by Freehand Books.

Only offered every second year, the prix du livre français est offert à la mémoire de Roger Phillips coincided with this year's anniversary celebration, bringing the total number of awards presented to 14. The French book Award went to Théâtre fransaskois 5, edited by Françoise Sigur-Cloutier and Mireille Lavoie, published by Les Éditions de la nouvelle plume of Regina.

The spotlight also shone on Saskatchewan publishers this year, with six of the 14 winning books coming from our province's publishers. The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery took home top prize in the publishing category--the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award--for Hansen-Ross Pottery: Pioneering Fine Craft on the Canadian Prairies by Heather Suzanne Smith, Alan C. Elder, Julie Krueger, Folmer Hansen and David Ross.

The Awards also featured the best of First Nations and Métis writing and publishing. The Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples' Writing Award went to Blair Stonechild of Regina for his biography of a Saskatchewan legend, Buffy Saint-Marie: It's My Way, published by Fifth House Publishing. The First Nations University of Canada Aboriginal Peoples' Publishing Award went to Leah Marie Dorion of Prince Albert for The Diamond Willow Walking Stick: A Traditional Métis Story about Generosity. Published by Gabriel Dumont Institute Publishing, the book also features Michif Translation by Norman Fleury."

Sask Book Awards Photo Gallery

SCMA Winners list:

The weekend got underway on Friday at The Longbranch with the Songwriter's Spotlight and Kick-Off
Party. Saturday was a full schedule with the Industry Awards & Brunch, Roots Café, Power Seminars and
the 24th Annual SCMA Awards Gala, all at the Dakota Dunes Casino. The weekend wraps on Sunday with
the SCMA AGM and Country Gospel Show & Brunch at Third Avenue United Church in Saskatoon.

Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year - Codie Prevost
Male Vocalist of the Year - Codie Prevost
Female Vocalist of the Year - Jess Moskaluke
Group of the Year - Wyatt
Rising Star of the Year - Will Ardell
Album of the Year - Bring it On - Donny Parenteau
Song of the Year (Composer) - Mardi Gras - Samara Yung & Steve Fox
Single of the Year - Jesse James - Wyatt
All Star Band (Bass) - Al Leblanc
All Star Band (Drums) - Hal Schrenk
All Star Band (Keys) - Bart McKay
All Star Band (Specialty) - Donny Parenteau
All Star Band (Fiddle) - Donny Parenteau
All Star Band (Guitar) - Steve Gibson
On Air Personality (Major Market) - Cristy Beggs 92.9 The Bull - Saskatoon
On Air Personality (Secondary Market) - Cal Gratton - CJVR - Melfort
Music Director of the Year (Major Market) - Jason Lee - CJWW - Saskatoon
Music Director of the Year (Secondary Market) - Cal Gratton - CJVR - Melfort
TV/Radio Show of the Year - Coast to Coast - CJVR - Melfort
Fan's Choice Radio Station of the Year (Major Market) - CJWW - Saskatoon
Fan's Choice Radio Station of the Year (Secondary Market) - CJGX - Yorkton
Record Producer - Bart McKay
Recording Studio - Bart McKay Productions
Manager of the Year - Al Leblanc
Country Music Person - Cristy Beggs
Country Gospel Album - Love like That - Aven Grace
Aboriginal Artist of the Year - Donny Parenteau
Roots Artist/Group of the Year - Blake Berglund
Roots Album of the Year - Show 'em who's Voss - JJ Voss
SCMA Humanitarian Award - Jim Chute
SCMA Legend's & Legacy - Rod Kitter
SCMA Legend's & Legacy - Bernice Thall
SCMA Youth Development Bursary - Danielle Boulet

For more information, visit www.scma.sk.ca.

 

Jayden Pfeifer is a man of many parts. Jayden is a Regina-based actor, improviser, and teacher. He has appeared in numerous performances on the Globe Theatre Mainstage, as well as several independent theatre productions. He is the host of the Red Hot Riot, the monthly comedy variety show at Artesian on 13th, Talkies at the Creative City Centre, and is Artistic Director of General Fools Improvisational Theatre. Jayden is a stand-up comedian, teacher, lecturer, civic citizen, 4-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, nationally recognized improviser, compulsive tweeter (@jaydenpfeifer) and stay-at-home dad. Recently, he was named as one of CBC Saskatchewan's 'Future 40', a group of forty "leaders, builders, or change-makers under the age of forty who are making a significant difference in their field to help shape the future of the province."

Adam Paisley is from Regina and has over 80 twitter followers, @AdamThePaisley.

 

 

Twenty-five year old Julia McDougall grew up in southern Saskatchewan in a town the size of a thumb tack. With an early passion for music Julia began playing local shows when she was fifteen years old and continues to play across Canada. Julia's songs can only be defined as her own: her lyrics are powerful, honest, and true to her prairie heritage. Her melodies, well at times rough and chaotic, are beautiful and unformulated. She lives in Regina. In early 2012, McDougall returned to Saskatchewan to focus herenergy on her passion, her songs. With great success, McDougall is pleased to announce the release of I Don't Really Care. The four song EP was released on Nov. 20. The EP was produced by fellow Saskatchewan musician (and ex-boyfriend), Andy Shauf and features guest appearances by members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Locked away in an old church in the ghost town of Bromhead, SK the two recorded the EP, which will precede a full-length album in 2013.
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