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Fred Penner performs and philosophizes at the News Café

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One of most beloved children’s entertainers performed at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café on Monday.

Singer-songwriter Fred Penner played The Cat Came Back like he has at every performance in his 31-year-career.

He’s gearing up to appear at KidsFest, aka The Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, next week at The Forks.

Organizers are expecting anywhere from 18,000 to 25,000 people to attend what has long been the biggest event of its kind in Winnipeg every year.

The festival, which runs from June 6-9, will have four main venues in tents and another 30 smaller tents with free activities.

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Updated on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM CDT: updates live

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