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The Wiggles to Perform at The Burt in October

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Children’s entertainers The Wiggles are making a return to Winnipeg in the fall.

The troupe will perform October 20 at the Burton Cummings Theatre in support of their new CD and DVD, Rock & Roll Preschool, and a new season on Treehouse.

Tickets are $18.50, $24.50, $29.50 and $35.50 and go on sale Thursday, May 28 through Ticketmaster.

— Staff

CONTEST: Win Passes to the 2015 Red River Ex

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Dozens of people ride the giant swings at the Red River Ex on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2011. Environment Canada is calling for more sunshine and warm temperatures today. Canadian rockers April Wine play the WestJet Main Stage tonight at 8 p.m. The Ex runs until June 26. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)
This year’s Red River Ex is June 13-22. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

ChrisD.ca is proud to once again be partnering with the Red River Ex this year.

We’re giving away 20 gate passes for the annual exhibition, running June 13-22.

Performers this year include Francesco Yates with special guest Scott Helman, 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.

Concerts are free for visitors with the price of gate admission. For a full concert listing, visit RedRiverEx.com.

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Winnipeg Folk Fest Bringing Sunny California Vibes to Birds Hill Park

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Ten bands from the Golden State, including seven from Los Angeles, will be represented at this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival, taking place July 9 to 12.

“The artists we have booked really capture the spirit of the contemporary folk scene going on there right now,” says artistic director Chris Frayer. “People don’t always think about L.A. as a folk music Mecca, but it always has been. There is a big singer-songwriter tradition there and this is the way L.A. and California sounds now.”

The California folk scene evolved out of the Laurel Canyon area in Los Angeles where artists such as Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the members of Buffalo Springfield, David Crosby and the Byrds formed a community alongside musicians such as Frank Zappa and Jim Morrison.

The artists emerging from that scene today are continuing that same innovative tradition. The acts playing the folk festival are as diverse as the California landscape.

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Wartime Bomber Planes Landing in Winnipeg

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B-25 “Maid in the Shade” (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Two wartime bomber aircraft will pay a visit to the Royal Canadian Aviation Museum this summer.

“Sentimental Journey,” the B-17 bomber that was in Winnipeg in 2013, will be returning to the museum along with “Maid in the Shade,” a B-25.

Visitors will have a chance to climb into the legendary bombers and get a glimpse of the inner workings of a combat aircraft. Bristling with gun turrets, large bomb bays and powerful Wright Cyclone radial engines, the B-17 and B-25 became some of the most famous Allied bombers of WWII.

The aircraft will be available for viewing by Winnipeg aviation buffs from June 29 to July 5.

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Made-in-Winnipeg TV Series ‘Sunnyside’ Back for More

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Guests gather on the set of ‘Sunnyside’ for a film and TV industry funding announcement on Thursday, October 9, 2014. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

SunnysideWINNIPEG — The sun has risen on a second season of the Manitoba-made TV series “Sunnyside.”

The sketch-comedy network show will see seven new half-hour episodes produced for City. Filming began May 14 under the direction of Toronto-based Counterfeit Pictures and Winnipeg-based Buffalo Gal Pictures.

The series is the creation of comedy writers Gary Pearson (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Ron James Show, MADtv) and Dan Redican (The Kids in the Hall, The Jenny McCarthy Show, Puppets Who Kill).

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Dean Gunnarson’s Escape from River Trail Hell Airing on OLN

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Dean Gunnarson attempts to escape from restraints on the Red River in Winnipeg. (HANDOUT)

A daring escape filmed on the icy Red River this winter will air on OLN tonight.

Winnipeg escape artist Dean Gunnarson risked everything when he was chained to two massive ice resurfacer machines in February. He had 60 seconds to escape the restraints before being pulled apart into pieces in front of a live audience.

In the “Escape Or Die!” episode, Gunnarson prepares for the stunt by climbing the ice tower in St. Boniface and visiting the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Theatrics expert Cary Tardi also takes a run at the ice tower in a web episode that can be found online once the show airs tonight.

The episode airs at 8 p.m. CT.

— Staff

Nitro Circus to Visit MTS Centre in October

The best freestyle motocross athletes in the world will perform their high-flying BMX, skate and other tricks in Winnipeg this fall.

Nitro Circus visits MTS Centre on October 28 as part of a 25-city North American tour.

Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable new tricks, record-breaking feats, stunts, and a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun.

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CONTEST: Win Advance Passes to ‘Love & Mercy’

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Love & MercyChrisD.ca and eOne Films want to send you to an advance screening of “Love & Mercy.”

The film premieres Monday, June 1 at SilverCity Polo Park at 7 p.m.

Synopsis: The life of reclusive Beach Boys song-writer and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous break-down and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Starring: John Cusuak, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti.

We have ten (10) double passes up for grabs.

How do I win?

Simply fill out the form below and we’ll draw 10 random winners. Good luck!

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Celeb Judges Announced for #LipOff 2015

LipOff 2015WINNIPEG — Celebrity judges have been unveiled for the upcoming LipOff 2015 lip sync battle on May 27.

The fundraising event at Vodka Rocks on Pembina Highway will see all proceeds go to support the United Way of Winnipeg as local celebrities and personalities get up on stage and perform their best lip sync.

Judges include radio host Tom Milroy, Olympic gold medal curler Jill Officer, singer/songwriter Tiffany Ponce, and radio personality/stage actor Chris Reid.

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