At the Heart of the Arts A Mine: Winnipeg Free Press

FLIN FLON — It’s Saturday morning and director Crystal Kolt stands at the bottom of a tiered room, leading the Flin Flon Community Choir through vocal warm-ups.

Crystal Kolt, Head of the Flin Flon Arts Council, looks out over Flin Flon from a high ridge in town.

"Ma, me, mi, mo, mu," the members hum as Kolt shouts out, albeit kindly, technical corrections. "Tacca, tacca, tacca, he, ha, he," they continue.

Despite the low-key rehearsal setting — a local elementary school — and the group’s understated name, this is not an informal gathering of friends with a common hobby.

RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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Zany Parody Delights at Hapnot Collegiate Dinner Theatre

Laughter was on the menu at Hapnot Collegi-ate’s dinner theatre.

Students performed Willa Wonkie and the College Tour (Chocolate Not Included), a zany parody of Willy Wonka, last Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Thursday, Feb. 25.

“The kids did a really good job, they remembered all their lines, the audience was receptive,” said Corinne Mathews, co-director along with Kim Jones. “I think it went really well.”

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Zany Take on Classic Tale Hits R.H. Channing Auditorium

An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound and a deranged killer on the loose. 

A celebrated Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, comes sleuthing to Flin Flon this Sunday, Feb. 21 as part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s regional tour.

Three actors play 17 characters in this adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel.

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Winnipeg Free Press:Flin Flon Rocks the Arts

Cultural oasis continues to tap into rich creative vein

By Jennifer McFee For the Winnipeg Free Press

The arts community is rock solid in Flin Flon, thanks to a deep mine of local creative talent. And the Flin Flon Arts Council continues to excel in its role, supporting the arts and northern artists through its focus on theatre, music, visual arts and much more.

Broadway Bash brings familiar scenes to Johnny’s Social Club

Audiences at Johnny’s Social Club were transported to the world’s great theatres last Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 27 and 28 at Broadway Bash: Encore. The concert saw 18 local musicians, garbed in capes, sequin dresses, pastel wigs and leather-like pantsuits, performing 28 songs from beloved musical theatre and film productions.

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Concert launches Flin Flon Cranberry Portage Folk Music Society

Two Winnipeg indie bands formed a harmonic merger in Flin Flon as Johnny’s Social Club hosted Leaf Rapids, a singer-songwriter duo featuring Keri and Devin Latimer, and Slow Leaves, aka solo guitarist and songwriter Grant Davidson. 

The Nov. 6 concert was hosted by the newly formed Flin Flon Cranberry Portage Folk Music Society. 

Mike Spencer, who is spearheading the society, explained that the initiative formed to bring more folk music to the community, and its key goal is to create a music and arts festival in the local area. 

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