Briefly: Country star Johnny Reid coming to Regina for outdoor concert

Odds and ends from the local arts-entertainment scene, including an outdoor concert featuring Johnny Reid and a new video by Jess Moskaluke.

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Johnny Reid is scheduled to visit Regina on Aug. 24 for a special outdoor concert on the grounds of the Conexus Arts Centre.

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The award-winning artist — a force on the Canadian country music scene for 20 years — has been recognized 26 times by the Canadian Country Music Association, beginning with the Rising Star award in 2006.

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Reid has won three Junos for country album of the year (Dance With Me, 2010; A Place Called Love, 2011; and, Fire It Up, 2013), followed by two more Junos for adult contemporary album of the year (A Christmas Gift To You, 2014; and What Love Is All About, 2016) as well as a SOCAN national achievement award (2016).

Presented by Brandt, the show includes special guests Tim & The Glory Boys.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon. Details at conexusartscentre.ca/johnny-reid.


Saskatchewan’s Jess Moskaluke has released a new music video for her previously released single, Not What Ya Think.

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The video format is described as a first for the Juno-winning artist from Langenburg. She teamed up with Munz Media over the last few months to create a unique video which incorporates live action elements with over 2,500 hand-drawn animations.

The song, released early this year, was co-written by Moskaluke, Corey Crowder and Emily Shackelton. It “showcases an evolved and dynamic country sound for the artist, who turns the tables on a breakup anthem. The latest single and video are just a taste of what is to come, with more music from Moskaluke set for release later this year,” says a media release.

“The video for ‘Not What Ya Think’ is exactly that — not what ya think!” adds Moskaluke. “I really wanted to go the unexpected route on this one to play on the title and show that you really just never can predict someone’s next move. I love working with my friends at Munz Media, and they knocked it out of the park with this one.”

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The Art Gallery of Regina is hosting a show and sale fundraiser from May 5 to 27.

The event features over 400 original pieces by artists and artisans from across the province. The opening reception on Friday (1-4 p.m.) includes a meet and greet with the artists.

“Show your support for local creators by purchasing a unique, handmade item to cherish for a lifetime,” says a media release. “The AGR’s Member’s Show & Sale has something for every taste and budget, from functional ceramics to works-on-paper, textiles, fine jewellery, painting, and photography. Visit the gallery in person to be dazzled by this expansive gathering of artistic skill and astonishing creative vision from our members.”

You can purchase a piece of original artwork in person or online at artgalleryofregina.ca.

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“We look forward to sharing our members’ artistic practices with an appreciative audience in this, the AGR’s most important fundraiser of the year,” adds the release. “By supporting the Member’s Show & Sale, you contribute to the Art Gallery of Regina’s free admission, captivating contemporary art exhibitions, free tours and activities for schools and youth, and affordable professional development opportunities for artists.”


EXTRAS: American psychic Theresa Caputo, the star of TLC’s hit reality series Long Island Medium, is scheduled to appear at the Casino Regina Show Lounge on Sept 5 and 6. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (10 a.m.) at casinoregina.com … Pineripper is set to release its latest single on Friday: Hell is a Long Way Home. The heavy metal band hails from the Moosomin/Melville area.


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