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Book Launch:
“Musical Ghosts, Manitoba’s Jazz and Dance Bands, 1914-1966”

After fifteen years of research, the book Musical Ghosts, Manitoba’s Jazz and Dance Bands, 1914-1966 by Winnipeg musician Owen Clark will be released in March 2008, and launched at a ceremony:

Book launch

Saturday, 12 April 2008, 1:00 PM
Carol Shields Auditorium
Millennium Library
Donald & Graham, Winnipeg

A wonderful historical narrative accompanied by 430+ pictures of Manitoba’s musicians, singers, nightclubs, theatres, music stores and the dance halls at Winnipeg Beach, Grand Beach, Neepawa, Clear Lake, Brandon, Kenosee Lake (Saskatchewan) and Temple Gardens in Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan). Only 24 of the pictures are from a publicly held archive. The rest are new to Winnipeg. The book is beautifully designed by Tom Powell Design Studio and printed by Friesens.

A percentage of each book sold will be donated to the Lupus Society Of Manitoba, Inc. for research. Please email or call 204-275-0894 for further information.


Chapter One: Pembina Highway
Chapter Two: Osborne Street
Chapter Three: Portage Avenue and West
Chapter Four: From The Normandy to The Cave
Chapter Five: The West End and Beyond
Chapter Six: Cross Over The Bridge
Chapter Seven: From the Marlborough to Chippawa
Chapter Eight: The Fort Garry, Union Station and Fort Street
Chapter Nine: The St. Charles to the Shanghai Tea Gardens
Chapter Ten: The Blue Danube to Drewry’s Hall
Chapter Eleven: Elmwood to Randomanor
Chapter Twelve: Skinners to the Beaches

Books in Manitoba History

Page revised: 25 February 2010

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