In an annual tradition beginning way back in 2009, ShowbizMonkeys.com has set up shop in early July at Birds Hill Park near Winnipeg to cover the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Artist photos, video clips, interviews with some absolute music legends; it was an incredibly fun 11-year run.
Then, as we all know, the world shifted.
Hools Kay: the ins and outs of family feuds, from cokehead baby daddies to mothers going haywire for her daughter's wedding. But where does Holly fit in? (Dark comedy)
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.
Isabel Zawtun: Two musicians with four rambunctious kids move from a tiny town in northern Alberta to a haunted house in downtown Toronto.
The Kids in the Hall released a new season and it's caused me to reflect on my relationship with comedy. Comedy is defined by moments: moments of laughter, moments of pain, moments of import. SNL was one of my earliest relationships. The show started a year after I was born and I started watching it way too early.
Our apologies for the delay, but it was worth the wait...
Chris Sandiford: Chris is an ambitious home cook, who came THIS CLOSE to winning a season-long competition cooking show. A fan favourite, he stuck it out and published his own cookbook for humans and their best friends... dogs! This combo backfires however, and inadvertently leads to MANY lawsuits.
Matt Nightingale: Matt thought freedom meant living for free as a dumpster diving anarchist. But a run-in with the police changed all of that. Now he's finding out that freedom is taking responsibility for your actions.
Adam McNamara: When 8-year-old Adam is signed up for karate classes against his will, with his older brother/frenemy Andy, they are forced to work together to defeat the rival dojo.
Tim Gray: While studying abroad, Tim gets into a horrible skateboarding accident. The result of which is a fractured skull and a 4-day stay in the hospital. Tim wakes up from this near-death experience a changed man.
Brie Watson: When Brie is forced to leave behind her life in the city (for mysterious reasons!), she goes back to her old family cottage, and is determined to ingratiate herself to this small town... whether they like it or not.
Enter to win a combo Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy of the film Where the Crawdads Sing, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones.
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