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Britainy Zapshalla

With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.

Brit’s Picks May 23 – 30

Joy of Vox: “Then & Now”                 Thurs. & Fri.    Cathedral of the Holy Family It’s springtime in Saskatoon and that means time for fresh music from one of our city’s largest choirs. Joy of Vox is a 200-member group of people from all walks of life who just love to sing together. This year’s show […]

Sum Theatre bringing ASL interpreters together for hands-on training

“Going to see theatre meant either sitting there, struggling through without hearing the dialogue or reading the script in advance, which ruined the surprise.” A night out at the theatre has always been a tricky one for Chris Dodd. He is Deaf and has always had to adapt when taking in a performance. “Even in […]

Dutcher, Dames & Disney: SSO crescendos into 2019/2020

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is wrapping its 2018/2019 season with Great Baroque Choruses this Saturday night at Knox United Church. As one season ends, anticipation for another year of incredible music is starting to build over at the SSO and in many cases, these shows are all about timing. Sometimes the planets align, you find […]

Brit’s Picks May 16 – 23

Jenn Grant        Thursday The Bassment Halifax’s Jenn Grant is back out on the road in support of her latest album Love, Inevitable which will be released at the end of May. The singer-songwriter has been nominated for a Juno and has taken home several East Coast Music Awards. She’s collaborated with other […]

Brit’s Picks May 9 – 16

With Glowing Hearts             Fri. – May 12   Dancing Sky Theatre – Meacham You still have one weekend left to see a story of sacrifice, strength and sisterhood at Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham. With Glowing Hearts by Jennifer Wynne Webber is based on true life events that began the women’s […]

Brit’s Picks May 2 – 9

With Glowing Hearts          Dancing Sky Theatre                        Now – May 12 A story of sacrifice, strength and sisterhood is hitting the stage this weekend at Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham. With Glowing Hearts by Jennifer Wynne Webber is based on true life events that began the women’s labour movement in Canada. This […]

Brit’s Picks Apr. 25 – May 2

Sharon & Bram Farewell Tour           Thurs. & Fri. Broadway Theatre It’s a chance to relive your childhood and share those memories with your kids and even grandkids. Sharon Hampson & Bram Morrison are on a farewell tour. The longstanding children’s performers, formerly known as Sharon, Lois & Bram created iconic hits […]

Laverty returns to the stage with passion, experience and new tunes

There are no limits to music and where it can take you.  If you need proof, just look at the career of Saskatoon singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. In the past year her career on the folk music stage has transformed into one that includes composer for theatre, television and the symphony. “I’m still finding my voice […]

Principle flutist bids farewell to SSO audience with feature performance

Sarah Yunji Moon will make her final performance as the SSO’s principle flutist this Saturday. (Julie Isaac Photography) “My experience with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra has taught me so much more about who I am as a musician and how to give back to the community.” Sarah Yunji Moon becomes nostalgic when you ask her […]

Story of strength, sacrifice and sisterhood on stage at Dancing Sky Theatre

It was the beginning of a journey that would last for decades and spread right across the country. On a bitterly cold winter day in 1941 thousands of women with their children in tow, stood up for what they believed in and became the heartbeat of the women’s labour movement in Canada. “One woman stepped […]