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Tom Petty performs during the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year, honouring Tom Petty, in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2017. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Petty's death confirmed

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free Fallin,’ ”Refugee“ and ”American Girl,“ has died. He was 66.

Aug. 31 to feature ‘Shades Of Country’ and ‘Kicking Up Dust’

Park concerts close on a country music theme

Aug. 31 to feature ‘Shades Of Country’ and ‘Kicking Up Dust’Shades Of CountryJoe and Tess Achtemichuk – Shades of Country – continue to share their love of country music with their Portage and area fans. The couple are making their second appearance in the summer concert series.Joe began playing guitar at age 15 in Saskatchewan as part of a family

When Winnipeg’s Ozconscious unfolds itself on the Whoop & Hollar stage Sept. 9, it will fold its audience into its new mix. (Submitted)

Ozconscious to play Whoop & Hollar

When Winnipeg’s Ozconscious unfolds itself on the Whoop & Hollar stage Sept. 9, it will fold its audience into its new mix.Now a four piece, the young musicians have learned to be tighter in the abscence of two extra musicians helping fill a sound.Tate Hiebert, singer and guitarist in the revamped lineup, says Ozconscious is all at once “tight, gro

Mitchell Mozdzen will perform at Whoop & Hollar FolkFest Sept. 9. submitted

Mozdzen to play Whoop & Hollar

Mitchell Mozdzen is a blues/rock artist who first picked up the guitar at the age of seven. From busking on the street to the Manitoba festival circuit, Mitchell builds his fan base wherever he performs. Two five song EPs to his credit and another in the works, he draws his passion from the old blues masters. On the opposite side of the spectrum Mi

The Portage la Prairie Folk Festival Association is again holding a “Downtown Community Dance walk” in advance of Folkfest to be held Sept. 9

Dance walk planned for Aug. 25

The Portage la Prairie Folk Festival Association is again holding a “Downtown Community Dance walk” in advance of Folkfest.This year festival organizers – and you - will be strutting, slinking, bouncing, two-stepping and a mixture of them all between 12-1 p.m.on Aug. 25.“Dance walking is a super fun way to get to and from where you need to go,” say

Ego Spank, a Winnipeg act fronted by Portager Murray Pulver, ​join Brothers of Stone and Keith & Renee in the musician’s workshop at last year’s festival. (Submitted)

Whoop & Hollar folk fest, close

The Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival date, Portage la Prairie’s very own and only summer folk festival, is fast approaching, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 9, the weekend after Labour Day.Celebrating its fifth anniversary, a still too small, very definitely quaint “gathering”, the Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival this year is scheduled for September inste