Saskatoon band The Sheepdogs are getting closer to securing a spot in the final
round of Rolling Stone Magazine's Choose the Cover contest.
So far they've made it to round three of four.
The bass player, Ryan Gullen, says they've even gained a famous fan - Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Joni Mitchell considers Saskatoon her hometown but is she getting enough recognition?
Ron Lamb, a friend from Saskatoon, said she should be recognized in the city.
"She started out at the Louis Riel playing her ukelele and here she is now a mega star. She's one of the top five people in Los Angeles," said Lamb.
Mitchell wants all of her materials and artifacts to come back to Saskatoon, where she grew up. There have been other places looking to keep her artifacts.
World-famous Canadian rapper Drake is making a stop in Saskatoon after announcing his fall tour.
Many Canadians still know him for his role on the television series Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Over 130 vendors were on the front Lawn of the Mackenzie Art Gallery Saturday as the 40th Annual Bazaart Arts and Crafts show took place.
According to a press release, the annual event draws around 6,000 people every year. Everything from pottery to beef jerky is sold by local artists throughout the day.
Saskatoon’s Pride Parade will be one float short Saturday.
Pride Festival organizers, Saskatoon Diversity Network (SDN), asked 302 Lounge to remove its float after the club pulled their sponsorship.
Both the club and SDN released statements on their Facebook pages, but without specific details as to why funding was pulled. SDN said 302 Lounge had broken its contract by pulling funding but not the reason why the funding was pulled. This left the community wondering what happened.
Because of overwhelming demand for tickets to the Grey Cup game in Regina in November, it was announced Friday that a ticket lottery will be held.
A total of 5,000 tickets will be up for grabs randomly, as those interested in going to the game will have to submit their name on the 101st Grey Cup Festival website between Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. Lottery winners will be contacted on June 25 and can buy up to four tickets from June 27 – June 30.
Regina rock band Rah Rah could be getting a lot more attention and a big pay day by the end of the year.
The group's 2012 record The Poet's Dead has been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, an annual competition that shines a big spotlight on Canadian music of all stripes. The event was created by a music industry insider in 2006 to honour and promote the country's most diverse and creative albums. Arcade Fire, Feist, and Patrick Watson are among the previous winners.
MoSo has gone on to become one of Canada's largest conferences with speakers and performers from across North America.
CEO of Zu.com, Ryan Lejbak, said that they're excited.
"The speakers and some of the bands are coming from the US as well as Canada, so we've got people from San Francisco and New York. So we're really excited to bring those people to Saskatoon," said Lejbak.
Most of the events will be centered around the Broadway Theatre, including live performances.
He's a werewolf with a gun, and he's won three Regina men a million dollars.
The winner of the first Cinecoup, an indie movie competition, is called Wolf Cop and was written and developed by a group out of Regina: Bernie Hernando, Hugh Patterson, and Lowell Dean.
"I''m feeling pretty good, got over the initial shock and now just really excited to get to work," said Dean, writer/director, the morning after winning the competition.
There are some familiar phrases hanging around Saskatoon because of a special project by students from Georges Vanier School.
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them. That's my favourite," said Grade 8 student Erin Tilk.
She braved the wind to stand across the street from the Mendel Art Gallery Monday morning to watch the last of 74 banners get hung from a city light pole.
The banners are part of the "Shakespeare Said" campaign designed to brighten the streets and spread some wordsmithing in Saskatoon until September.