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Full Line Up for Dauphin Countryfest Announced

Doc Walker has been announced for Dauphin's Countryfest. (HANDOUT)
Doc Walker has been announced for Dauphin’s Countryfest. (HANDOUT)

The full line up for the popular Dauphin Countryfest has been announced.

“We just celebrated our 25th anniversary, and are kicking off our next 25 years by featuring the next group of great country stars,” says Eric Irwin, president of Dauphin’s Countryfest.

The festival runs June 25-28.

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‘Table for 1201′ Makes Comeback for 2015

Table for 1,200
Diners gather on the Esplanade Riel pedestrian bridge during Table for 1,200 on Saturday, May 31, 2014. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — One of the world’s longest dining tables is making a comeback for a second year this spring.

Table for 1200 — or Table for 1201 as it’s called this year — will be Saturday, May 23 from 7-9 p.m.

The dining event will once again highlight Winnipeg’s emerging design scene by combing architecture, design and the culinary arts. Winnipeg chefs Mandel Hitzer (Deer + Almond) and Joe Kalturnyk (RAW Gallery) and Ben Kramer (Diversity Food Services) will prepare food for the evening.

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April Wine to Play The Burt in May

April Wine

Canadian rock legends April Wine will play the Burton Cummings Theatre this spring.

The Halifax outfit will perform in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 7.

The band’s extensive song library hits include songs like “Roller”, “I Like to rock,” “Oowatanight”, “You Could Have Been a Lady”, and “Say Hello.”

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Assiniboine Park Zoo Lowering Admission on Tuesdays

Assiniboine Park Zoo
Assiniboine Park Zoo (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The Assiniboine Park Zoo is making it cheaper for visitors to check out its many exhibits.

Beginning April 1 — and on the first Tuesday of every month — adult, senior and youth visitors will pay $12 to enter the zoo. Children three and older will be $10, while those under three will be admitted free.

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Pink Floyd Tribute Show Playing the Concert Hall

Brit FloydThe “world’s greatest Pink Floyd show” will be a spectacle for fans of the English rock band this summer.

Brit Floyd will play Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall on Thursday, August 20, performing through five decades of Pink Floyd hits.

The Space & Time World Tour will include a new light show, larger stage production and more than 100 concerts between Canada and the U.S.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $35, $45, and $69.

– Staff

Skydiggers Return to WECC on May 22

Skydiggers bandmates Josh Finlayson, Jessy Bell Smith, Noel Webb, Ron Macey,
Michael Johnston and Andy Maize (HEATHER POLLOCK PHOTO / HANDOUT)

Toronto roots rockers Skydiggers are returning to Winnipeg this spring.

The band will play the West End Cultural Centre on May 22.

Northern Shore, their eighth studio album, was released in 2013 and still remains the band’s most adventurous and varied collection of songs yet. They will share that same musical experience with a local audience when they make their return.

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Bands, Filmmakers Clash at West End Cultural Centre

Bands vs. FilmmakersA clash of bands and filmmakers will see the two creative fields merge at the West End Cultural Centre on May 23.

Bands vs. Filmmakers 5 is a collaborative effort by the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque and WECC where five successful independent Winnipeg filmmakers will be accompanied by the performances of five great Winnipeg bands and musicians.

This year’s featured bands, musicians and filmmakers include:

Attica Riots/Deco Dawson
Blunderspublik/Freya Olafson
Rob Crooks/Ryan Simmons
Pip Skid/Gwen Trutnau
Basic Nature/Forrest McGregor

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K-OS, Shawn Desmen to Play Red River Ex

K-OS will perform Saturday, June 13 at the Red River Ex.

The entertainment lineup for this year’s Red River Ex has been released.

Performers include K-OS, Shawn Desmen, The Guess Who, Doc Walker, The Glorious Sons, Tebey with special guests Keith and Renee and others. Blackjack Billy will get things started on June 12 at 8 p.m.

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‘The Mics’ Honouring the Best at Comedy Festival

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalNominees for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s first awards show have been revealed.

The Mics take place Sunday, April 12 at the Club Regent Event Centre, recognizing the best in comedy.

Nominees include Erica Sigurdson, Rebecca Kohler and Winnipeg’s Chantel Marostica in the best female standup category, and on the best male side, Graham Chittenden, Charlie Demers, Derek Edwards and David Pryde.

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Musicians Retreat to FortWhyte for Songwriters’ Workshop

Quinton Blair
Manitoba singer-songwriter Quinton Blair (HANDOUT)

Nine emerging Manitoba musicians will escape to the peacefulness of FortWhyte Alive during an upcoming retreat March 29-31.

The Manitoba Music Winter Songwriter Retreat will bring songwriters together through a collaboration at a secluded lakeside field station and unique cabins on the property on Winnipeg’s outskirts.

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