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Early Bird weekend passes for Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival are now available! Purchase your weekend passes in advance and save money! Only $85 plus processing fees and taxes! If you wait you will pay more money at the gate! Day passes, and camping passes also available! Get your tickets in person in the plaza off main, by phone at 622-4600 or online at www.cnuf.ca. CNUF Returns to Dauphin, August Long weekend 2018. 
Friday, 15 December 2017 08:32

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017 RUSSELL SIMMONS - RAPE ALLEGATIONS Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons says he will defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. Simmons writes on Instagram he will prove without any doubt he is innocent of all rape charges. The New York Times published a story earlier this week in which three women claimed Simmons raped them in the 1980s and '90s. Two other women have said Simmons had sex with them against their will. Simmons used the hashtag ``NotMe,'' which he says is not trying to diminish the ``MeToo'' movement, but to hold his accusers accountable. --- SZA - HABITS Giving SZA a compliment is liable to send her into overdrive. SZA says she feels she has to do that compliment a service and she'll keep thinking about one more component that will make her worthy. She acknowledges she's a little nervous and awkward,…
Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:30

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017 NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE A vintage 1970s guitar owned by Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn's politically charged lyric books are on display as part of a new exhibition at Calgary's National Music Centre. Organizers of the space, which is part of Studio Bell, say they've launched a tribute to Canadian musicians who recently received honours for their contributions to music. The showcase features personal items and instruments from the latest inductees to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The National Music Centre says the exhibit continues until fall 2018. --- TICKET SALES LAW Ticket resale site StubHub says capping ticket resale prices artificially controls a global market and will lead to unintended consequences. The statement is in response to Ontario's Ticket Sales Act -- a bill passed yesterday to protect ticket buyers. The legislation bans tickets from…
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:42

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017 JOHN ONDRASIK - CHRISTMAS EVE BABY Christmas holds a special place in the heart of John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting. His son, Johnny, was born on Christmas Eve. Ondrasik says he and his wife started a tradition of wrapping Johnny and putting him under the tree as their little Christmas present. Ondrasik says it was great when he was a baby, and even a toddler. Ondrasik says, ``To his credit, at 17, he still lets us wrap him up and put him under the Christmas tree.'' --- GAYLA PEEVEY - OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO - HIPPO The Oklahoma City Zoo has welcomed a hippo with the help of the singer of ``I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.'' Gayla Peevey was on hand as a 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus named Francesca made its debut at the Oklahoma Zoo on Saturday. Francesca had been at the San…
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017 JOSH HOMME - TWO APOLOGIES Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme (HOM'-ee) has apologized for kicking a photographer while onstage. Then he apologized again. Video from the band's concert near Los Angeles Saturday shows Homme swinging his leg into a camera. Photographer Chelsea Lauren writes on Instagram the camera smashed into her face and she had to get medical treatment. Homme tweeted an apology, saying he was ``in a state of being lost in performance'' and thought he was kicking lighting equipment. He later posted a two-minute video apologizing to Lauren by name, saying he wants to be a good man but that night he failed. --- BULLIED KID - SNOOP DOGG - JUSTIN BIEBER The kid from Knoxville, Tennessee, who went online to complain about bullies who said he has no friends now can count Snoop Dogg, Canadian pop star Justin…
Monday, 11 December 2017 09:25

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017 BONO PROMISES ANSWERS ON ``PARADISE PAPERS'' INVESTIGATION Bono says he plans to be as transparent as possible on his business arrangements that were named in the so-called ``Paradise Papers.'' Documents that were leaked to the media indicate Bono is one of several high-profile people with offshore tax arrangements. Bono was shown to be a stakeholder in a company in Malta that owned a shopping mall in Lithuania. It's particularly embarrassing to Bono because of his work as an anti-poverty activist. Bono tells a German newspaper (Sueddeutsche Zeitung) once the investigation into the matter is complete, he will be the first to report the details. He says fans ought to know that ``should anything fishy have happened, I would be at least as angry as they would.'' --- U2 IS NUMBER ONE AGAIN U2 has scored their eighth number-one album. ``Songs of Experience'' moved 186,000…
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 18 Ask Me How I Know – Garth Brooks (Pearl) 1 2 3 12 Light It Up – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 3 5 9 It’s Working – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 4 4 9 I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 5 1 14 LANco – Greatest Love Story (Arista Nashville) 1 6 6 8 Like I Loved You – Brett Young (BMLG) 7 8 9 We Were That Song – Brett Kissel* (Warner Music Canada) 8 9 10 Losing Sleep – Chris Young (RCA Nashville) 9 10 5 Paradise Found – Shawn Austin* (SteelHead) 10 11 8 Yours – Russel Dickerson (Triple Tiger Records) 11 13 7 Outta Style – Aaron Watson (BIG Label) 12…
Friday, 08 December 2017 08:25

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 NEIL YOUNG - AUCTION Neil Young fans will have the opportunity to buy his rare model trains, his Hawaiian shirts and his golf shoes. Julien's Auctions will hold an auction of Young's possessions tomorrow in Los Angeles. Among the items for sale are prototypes and custom models of Lionel trains, five of his Hawaiian shirts and three pairs of his size 10 golf shoes. The auction also includes several ties and flannel shirts, Young's Budweiser-logo-shaped guitar and his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse. --- FEIST - COOKBOOK Feist is releasing a cookbook that's an accompaniment to her ``Pleasure'' album. ``Pleasures: The Meals of an Album'' is a song-by-song, day-by-day account of the meals chef Adrienne Amato prepared for Feist and her band while they recorded ``Pleasure.'' Proceeds will support the non-profit group Community Food Centres Canada. The book is available through Feist's website. --- KEITH…
Thursday, 07 December 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 TAYLOR SWIFT - WAITING FOR HER DOLLAR Taylor Swift says she has yet to be paid the one dollar she won in the sexual assault trial against a Colorado D-J she accused of grabbing her rear end during a photo opportunity in 2013. Swift tells Time magazine, ``That act of defiance is symbolic in itself.'' Swift was one of the women pictured on the cover of Time's Person of the Year issue that featured the ``Silence Breakers'' who shared stories of sexual assault. Swift says her advice for others who find themselves victims of sexual harassment and assault is ``that you not blame yourself and do not accept the blame others will try to place on you.'' --- TICKETMASTER - TAYLOR SWIFT TICKETS Ticketmaster admits it's slowing down the process for Taylor Swift fans trying to buy tickets to her concerts. Ticketmaster head of…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 08:28

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 ONTARIO - POET - LAUREATE - DOWNIE A bill has been introduced in the Ontario legislature that would create the province's first poet laureate position in memory of the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie. New Democrat Percy Hatfield's Poet Laureate of Ontario Act (In Memory of Gord Downie) was introduced yesterday in the legislature. Hatfield says Downie, who died of brain cancer earlier this year at age 53, was a poet, a singer and advocate for Indigenous issues. The poet laureate would write poetry, occasionally for use in the legislature, visit schools, present or arrange poetry readings, and assist with writing workshops or other activities. --- RANDY TRAVIS - DASH CAM VIDEO Randy Travis' management says if you see the dash cam video of his 2012 D-U-I arrest, you'll know that he was not himself. Travis' team failed to stop the release of…
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