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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 3, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE C1 Every First Saturday of each Month 11- 4 pm Regular Exhibition Schedule By Appointment: Monday - Saturday Special Event: “ Pop- Up G alle ry” at 2 22 M cDermot Sept . 4- O ct. 15 soulgallery. ca | 204.781.8259 A unique gallery experience.... An Art Gallery in a Home 163 Clare Ave. Winnipeg OPEN up town Three new correspondents join revamped Daily Show Brad Oswald TV PICKS OF THE WEEK N EW YORK — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents. Ronny Chieng, who has spent the bulk of his comic career in Australia; Desi Lydic, who appeared in MTV’s Awkward ; and Roy Wood Jr., a standup comic who participated in NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots competition, are the new staff members. Holdovers from the Jon Stewart era include Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal. Noah begins as host of the weeknight show on Sept. 28. — The Associated Press C 1 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 Editor: Jill Wilson / 204- 697- 7018 jill. wilson@ freepress. mb. ca Escape or Die Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p. m., Citytv Dean Gunnarson faces his biggest fear in this new episode. He hates snakes, so he and the team head to the Snake Temple in Malaysia, where Gunnarson will be handcuffed in a glass box with deadly vipers crawling over him. Lost Girl Sunday, Sept. 6 at 8 p. m., Showcase Bo ( Anna Silk) is back to battle the Ancients, who are determined to wipe out all of human and Fae kind in this season première. In the show’s final season, a desperate Bo is forced to enlist the help of her father, Hades. Zoo Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 8 p. m., CBS and CTV After Jackson is injured during a run- in with rebels, the team finds a hospital in Zimbabwe overrun by wild animals in this special new two- hour episode. At the same time, Mitch and Jamie work on a cure. F OR those outside the hip hop community, the name Nas may only be vaguely familiar. He doesn’t have the radio- friendly style of someone like Drake or Jay Z, and as far as household- name status goes, he’s well behind the likes of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar ( though he has five No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200). But people who have a thorough knowledge of both the genre and his work maintain Nas is one of the best MCs ever to hold a mike. The 41- year- old Nas, whose given name is Nasir Jones, grew up in New York City, and has a reputation as a superior lyricist. He can be found in the top bracket of almost any publication’s list of the best MCs and has more than one roundup dedicated to just his best verses alone. After a 20- plus- year career and 11 studio albums ( the most recent being 2012’ s Grammy- nominated Life Is Good ), it’s Nas’s words that are his legacy. “ Nas is able to paint intricate pictures in your mind through his lyrics alone,” says local rapper Ndubuisi Okwumabua, who will be opening for Nas at the MTS Centre Thursday, Sept. 3. “ Just listen to his track Rewind ( which tells the story of a drive- by shooting in reverse) and you will understand why he is one of the greatest of all time.” “ He makes powerful music,” says Winnipeg’s Mike Dela Cruz, a. k. a. DJ DLO, who is also on Thursday’s bill and who has performed with the likes of Wu Tang Clan, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Ed Sheeran. “ He has an uncanny ability to create art out of his words, an ability to pick apart his opposition tactfully and powerfully, and his vocabulary is unbelievable… he puts ( words) together like a puzzle. “ I’m not from New York, but the way he painted his pictures, I felt like I’ve lived there my whole life. I think his music made me really, fully fall in love with hip hop as a whole.” By Erin Lebar Best at verse Legendary hip- hop MC forged his reputation on his powerful lyrics CO N CE RT PREVIEW Nas MTS CENTRE œ Thursday, Sept. 3, 7: 30 p. m. œ Tickets $ 60-$ 103.25, available at Ticketmaster Continued on page 6 Trevor Noah C_ 01_ Sep- 03- 15_ FP_ 01. indd C1 9/ 2/ 15 5: 32: 27 PM

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