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Comedian Brian Regan to Play the Pantages

Brian Regan

Brian Regan (HANDOUT)

Comedian Brian Regan is coming to Winnipeg this summer.

The stand-up comic will bring his 48-city show to the Pantages Playhouse Theatre on Sunday, August 17.

Occasionally venturing off the stand-up stage, Regan recently appeared in Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” He will also be seen in the upcoming Chris Rock movie “Finally Famous,” and he voiced the character of Weib Lunk for the 40th episode of The Looney Tunes Show titled, “Spread Those Wings and Fly.”

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Broken Bells to Play the Burt in August

Broken Bells

Broken Bells (HANDOUT)

American indie rockers Broken Bells are preparing to make a stop in Winnipeg.

Comprised of Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer, the band will play the Burton Cummings Theatre on Monday, August 4.

Burton and the Danger Mouse moniker are celebrating the 10th anniversary of his groundbreaking release, The Grey Album, this year.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Prices are $24.50 and $39.50.

– Staff

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Arkells, July Talk to Headline ‘Super-Spike’

MTS Super-SpikeThis summer’s MTS Super-Spike volleyball tournament will be headlined by Arkells and July Talk.

The two-day event at Maple Grove Rugby Park is July 18-19 and brings out hundreds of teams each year.

Team registration is open now and early bird tickets will go on sale this Friday.

Named the 2012 Juno Group of the Year, Hamilton’s Arkells are known for their hit records Jackson Square and Michigan Left, garnishing such hits as “Oh the Boss is Coming,” “Ballad of Hugo Chavez,” and “Whistle Blower.”

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CONTEST: Win Tickets to RWB’s ‘Mixed Programme’

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ChrisD.ca and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet want to send you to see a Mixed Programme performance — three ballets in one night.

In partnership with Culture on Every Corner, we have a pair of tickets (two total) to give away to the show on May 7 at the Centennial Concert Hall. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Show preview: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents an evening of stunning classical technique and brave contemporary choreography set to the works of master composers. Hailed by critics and audience as a modern masterpiece, James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons is a rich interpretation of the journey of life. The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is a challenging contemporary ballet that celebrates dancers’ ability to turn difficulty into a triumph of physical mastery. Winnipeg’s own Jorden Morris (Peter Pan, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet) returns to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet with Defilé, a new work featuring dancers from every level of the company from student to master.

The winner will receive:

  •  A pair of adult tickets (two total) in B section, valued at $196.

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‘Prairie Jam Music Festival’ to Play Winnipeg in August

Prairie Jam Music Festival

A one-day country music festival in Winnipeg this summer will be headlined by the Zac Brown Band.

The Prairie Jam Music Festival will be held at Investors Group Field on Sunday, August 10.

Other acts include Walk Off The Earth, Thompson Square, Kira Isabella, Beverley Mahood, Small Town Pistols and Trevor Panczak.

Gates open at 2 p.m. with the performances set for 2:30 p.m.

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Darcy Oake of Winnipeg Wows ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

It takes a lot to impress Simon Cowell, but a Winnipeg man competing on “Britain’s Got Talent” stunned the former “American Idol” judge with his impressive magic act.

Darcy Oake, son of CBC sportscaster Scott Oake, wanted to be a doctor growing up but a career as an illusionist led him to the big stage instead.

The 26-year-old is a master of sleight of hand tricks, making a series of doves appear from thin air. The judges were left speechless at his talent, which he travelled overseas to perform in front of a global audience.

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Folk Festival Selects Winning T-Shirt Designs

By David Klassen

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The winning Winnipeg Folk Festival T-shirt designs by Darryl McGarey (left) and Kennedy Zifarelli. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival has chosen two winning designs for their T-shirts this year.

Darryl McGarey and Kennedy Zifarelli submitted their designs for the adult and children’s shirts, respectively, after festival organizers put the call out in March.

“We were delighted with the community response to this contest,” said Winnipeg Folk Festival artistic associate Andrea Burgoyne. “We had an incredibly diverse and talented group of applicants and ultimately decided to select two winners.”

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Red Bull Bringing Mobile Concert Series to Winnipeg

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Red Bull Tour Bus (HANDOUT)

Winnipeg is on the list of stops the Red Bull Tour Bus will make next month.

The 45-foot-long bus will transform into a fully operational soundstage as it makes its way across the country with some of Canada’s hottest acts.

On the prairie leg, local bands Royal Canoe and Imaginary Cities will perform in Old Market Square on Saturday, May 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Baby T-Rex Interacts with Crowd at MTS Centre

By Brian Schultz

Walking with Dinosaurs

Visitors gather at MTS Centre to greet one of the creatures from ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Walking with Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs is in Winnipeg October 8-12, 2014. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A baby Tyrannosaurus rex roared loudly in the atrium of MTS Centre on Thursday.

The mechanical creature is part of the Walking with Dinosaurs spectacle, which returns to Winnipeg October 8-12. Tickets went on sale today.

Kevin Donnelly, senior vice-president of venues and entertainment with MTS Centre, said the show attracted more than 50,000 people in 2007.

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Winnipegger Eliminated from ‘MasterChef Canada’

Mike Green - MasterChef Canada

Mike Green on MasterChef Canada (CTV)

An undercooked blue steak was the downfall of Winnipeg journalist Mike Green on Monday night’s “MasterChef Canada” episode.

Green was the 12th contestant to be sent home after his culinary creation just couldn’t resonate with the judges.

Green was put through a pressure test with two other competitors, where they were challenged to cook a perfect medium-rare streak frites and béarnaise sauce.

The Kenora-born competitor said one of the pitfalls was cooking at such a high heat due to the tight time restrictions.

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Scopus Award Gala 2014