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With a population of a few hundred people the town of Winnipeg is designated as a city

Hover 1873
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The Winnipeg City Band was formed

1902
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The first major performing center built is the Walker Theatre (now known as the Burton Cummings Theatre)

Hover 1907
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The Men's Musical Club is created. They are known for creating the Winnipeg Music Festival

Hover 1915
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The Winnipeg Music Teachers Association is founded

1919
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The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir is born

1929
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The Western Board of Music is formed

1936
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The University of Manitoba creates a Department of Music

Hover 1944
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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is created

Hover 1947
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Rainbow Stage is founded

Hover 1954
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Guitarist Lenny Breau moves to Winnipeg and becomes friends with Randy Bachman. Bachman begins to learn guitar from Breau

Hover 1957
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"The Guess Who" are formed under their original name, "Allan and the Silvertones"

Hover 1958
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Neil Young moves to Winnipeg

Hover 1959
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Teen Dance Party goes on the air on CJAY-TV which is now known as CTV Winnipeg

Hover 1961
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The Mongrels are formed

1967
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The Centennial Concert Hall opens its doors

Hover 1968
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The Festival du Voyageur and the Manitoba Opera are founded in Winnipeg

Hover 1969
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Folklorama is created

Hover 1970
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The band "Brave Belt" is formed by Randy Bachman and Chad Allen. Brave Belt is the precursor to "Bachman-Turner Overdrive"

Hover 1971
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The Manitoba Chamber Orchestra is created in Winnipeg

Hover 1972
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The first Winnipeg Folk Festival takes place

Hover 1974
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Canadian rock band "Harlequin" is formed

Hover 1975
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Punk band "Propagandhi" forms

Hover 1986
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The West End Cultural Centre is opened

1987
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"The Watchmen" are formed in Winnipeg

Hover 1988
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The Spectrum Cabaret is reopened to what we now know as The Pyramid Cabaret

1995
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Winnipeg born Chantal Kreviazuk releases her first album

Hover 1996
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Indie rock band "The Weakerthans" is formed

Hover 1997
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Rock band "Jet Set Satellite" is formed

Hover 1998
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Bluegrass band "The Wailin' Jennys" are formed

Hover 2002
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Bob Dylan visits Neil Young's childhood Winnipeg home

Hover 2008
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Indie pop band "Royal Canoe" is formed

Hover 2010