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Interview: Fred Penner on returning to Winnipeg Kidsfest, the impact of Fred Penner's Place, and new projects

Posted by: Paul Little  //  June 8, 2022 @ 11:27pm

Fred Penner has been bringing music to the ears of children worldwide for over 40 years. He's a multiple JUNO Award Winner, a Member of the Order of Canada, and helped teach a generation of Canadians about everything from folk music to curiosity and creativity through his long-running CBC show, Fred Penner's Place.

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Punch Up Your Life - Jazz Hands of Justice (Jessica Buchanan)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  March 1, 2022 @ 7:01pm

Jessica Buchanan: When Jessica's school is threatened to be shut down, she is forced to commit social suicide, and admit that she cares about something.

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Punch Up Your Life - Friend at the End (Jessica Seburn)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  February 16, 2022 @ 12:00am

Jessica Seburn: When Jessica's best friend dies suddenly, she starts using stand-up comedy as a means to process grief. Now Jessica must learn not just to be okay around death, but how to be friends with it, and make it her job.

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Punch Up Your Life - This is Not That (J.D. Renaud)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  February 2, 2022 @ 12:01am

J.D. Renaud. August 14, 2003, the day of the Northeast Blackout. From 4pm to 4am, this was the day J.D. decided what he was going to do with the rest of their life.

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Punch Up Your Life - A Heart Walk (Ava Julien)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:51pm

Desperately lonesome Ava, on the brink of her thirties, leaves everything to move from the ostensibly new-age hippie vibe of Vancouver, to reconnect with her sister in the cold hustle of New York City.

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Punch Up Your Life - My So Called Wiccan Summer (Rachel Manson)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:50pm

When 15-year-old Rachel gets her hands on the summer camp's shared Ouija board, she gains popularity by leading seances out of cabins... Much to the camp staff's dismay.

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Top Fives: The best moments of Taskmaster

Posted by: Paul Little  //  January 15, 2022 @ 5:22pm

If you're unfamiliar with the brilliant British comedy television show Taskmaster, which debuted in 2015, then you're welcome for the joy that is about to enter your life. You'll almost certainly want to start binging the show from the beginning.

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Punch Up Your Life – Introduction

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 12, 2022 @ 9:28pm

"Who would play you, in the movie of your life?" We've all done this ice breaker game.

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Interview: Sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz chats ahead of their Season 2 premiere on CBC

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  February 15, 2021 @ 7:53pm

The most interesting part of any TV series is the second season. The show runners know what they like, what they don't, what works, what they can add, what the audience loves, and what they can make bigger. The voice is now stronger and more focused. A shot gun blast becomes a laser.

Don't get me wrong, the shot gun blast is fun.

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Supernatural: A Farewell

Posted by: Kyle Tetarenko  //  November 19, 2020 @ 10:51pm

After fifteen years, three hundred twenty-seven episodes and more deaths and resurrections than I can count – Supernatural has ended.

Traditionally, I've ended every season finale with a brief summary but this one is special. Pitched many years ago by Eric Kripke to the WB Network, Supernatural was the back-up plan.

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Supernatural: Carry On

Posted by: Kyle Tetarenko  //  November 19, 2020 @ 8:48pm

The End.

Chuck is no longer God and Jack is gone. With no one left pulling their strings, Sam and Dean Winchester are free. They live their lives and continue on, looking for the next thing until Dean spots something they need to deal with right away – a pie festival.

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