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MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

 

JUNO AWARDS SET TO RETURN TO CBC IN 2018 AFTER 16 YEARS AT CTV

 

 The Juno Awards are returning to the CBC after 16 years at CTV. 

Organizers behind the country's biggest music awards show say they've struck a new six-year contract with the national broadcaster. 

It brings an end to a long-standing partnership between the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Bell Media. 

But the new deal also reunites the Junos with its original home. 

CBC Radio first aired the awards show in 1973 before it started broadcasting the event on its television network in 1975. 

CARAS president Alan Reid says returning to the CBC will allow for ongoing Juno programming throughout the year rather than just as a lead up to the big show. 

(The Canadian Press)

 

 

PRINCE WILLIAM AND LADY GAGA ON MENTAL HEALTH

 

Prince William has enlisted Lady Gaga in his campaign to persuade people to be more open about mental health issues.  The heir to the British throne released a video in which he speaks with the pop star via FaceTime.  Lady Gaga, who last year spoke out about her struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, places the call from her kitchen in California, and William answers at his desk in Kensington Palace.  The conversation is part of the latest blitz by the young royals as they campaign to end the stigma associated with mental health issues.  William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, along with his brother, Prince Harry, have made mental health a focus of their charitable work. 

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HARRY STYLES OPENS UP ABOUT DATING TAYLOR SWIFT

 

Imagine you're 18 and you're on your second date with someone, and absolutely everyone in the world knows about it.

That's what Harry Styles had to deal with when paparazzi photos of him walking with Taylor Swift through New York's Central Park went viral five years ago.  Styles tells Rolling Stone magazine relationships at any age are hard, but he was 18 and ``trying to navigate all that stuff didn't make it any easier.''  Styles says he had wanted just a normal date and calls it ``a learning experience, for sure.'' 

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HARRY STYLES EXPLAINS WHAT ``SIGN OF THE TIMES'' IS ABOUT

 

A dying mother having to tell her newborn child everything about life -- believe it or not, that's what ``Sign of the Times'' by Harry Styles is about.  Styles tells Rolling Stone magazine he wrote the song from the perspective of a mother with a complication at childbirth.  He says, ``The mother is told, ''The child is fine but you're not going to make it.``  The mother has five minutes to tell the child, '''Go forth and conquer.``  Styles says he wanted to call his debut album ''Sign of the Times,`` but his producer talked him out of it.  Instead, it's called ''Harry Styles`` and it comes out May 12th. 

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THALIA LAWSUIT

 

A Mexican fashion retailer says superstar singer Thalia failed to promote her branded products while demanding diva-like perks including a 65-thousand dollar plane ride and a 10-thousand dollar stylist.  The lawsuit filed in Manhattan by E-D-F Brands charges that Thalia didn't live up to her obligations under the licensing deal she signed in 2016.  But Thalia says in a counterclaim that that E-D-F's products weren't up to her standards.

 She says the quality of suede in a pair of sneakers was ``very cheap,'' for example.  The lawsuit also names Thalia's husband, music mogul Tommy Mottola. 

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JERROD NIEMANN BECOMES A WEDDING SINGER IN LAS VEGAS

 

Jerrod Niemann doesn't sing for many weddings anymore.  He says the first few weddings he did ended in divorce, so he figured he was bad luck.  Niemann made an exception when he was in Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month.  He sang his new single ``God Made A Woman'' to any couple who would listen.  Neimann sang for a wedding officiated by an Elvis impersonator, one officiated by a Gene Simmons impersonator, and one inside the Las Vegas Observation Wheel.  Neimann says he figures anyone getting married in Vegas is down for some fun but he's still honoured to be part of their weddings. 

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE VOTING SELFIE BILL PASSES TENNESSEE SENATE

 

Maybe by the midterm elections, Justin Timberlake will legally be able to take a selfie in the voting booth in Tennessee.  Timberlake had posted a selfie he took last year while voting, which brought to light a little-known law in Tennessee forbidding such acts.  Tennessee state senator Brian Kelsey sponsored a bill to change that.  The Knoxville News Sentinel reports last week the Tennessee senate voted in favour of the bill, which would allow voting booth photos as long as the photo-taking doesn't make noise, use a flash or show the ballot or other people. 

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DRAKE-BURGLAR

 

Authorities say an intruder was arrested at Drake's California house, but the woman apparently did nothing but drink the rapper's water and soft drinks. Police arrested 24-year-old Mesha Collins on Monday inside the home of the Toronto-raised rapper, whose real name is Aubrey Graham. Police found Collins inside a locked room surrounded by opened water and soft drink from the house. There was no evidence she took anything else or did any damage. She was arrested for entering a residence with intent to steal the victim's property and is schedueled to appear in court today. 

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PAISLEY PARK PROMISES LOTS OF ROTATING PRINCE EXHIBITS

 

The operators of Prince's Paisley Park estate are hoping to keep visitors coming back by promising new things to see, because Prince kept a lot of stuff.  Paisley Park spokesman Mitch Maguire says Prince seemed to hang on to everything.  That means the museum can swap out pieces for new exhibits.  Prince left behind more than 7-thousand artifacts and 121 instruments.  Friday marks the first anniversary of his death.  A four-day celebration of his music begins Thursday at Paisley Park. 

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JASON NEWSTED SHOWS OFF PAINTINGS IN NEW YORK

 

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted will do his first major exhibition of his paintings during the Art New York art fair next month.  He will stage an exhibit with rock photographer Bob Gruen, whose most famous image is the one of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt.  Art New York runs May 3rd to 7th.  Newsted and Gruen will conduct a symposium at the fair on May 6th. 

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE GET THEIR OWN BEER

 

Killswitch Engage are marking the 15th anniversary of the release of their ``Alive Or Just Breathing'' album with their own beer.  The Alive Or Just Brewing India Pale Ale will be available in the coming weeks in select markets.  The bottle features artwork done by bassist Mike D'Antonio.  The beer was brewed with the help of Cigar City Brewing of Tampa. 

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``THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS'' EXPLORES THE EARLY RECORDINGS OF AMERICAN MUSIC

 

Given all the studio tricks that musicians can use, it was quite a shock for Nas, Alabama Shakes and Elton John to record a song in three minutes with no editing, using vintage 1920s recording equipment.  The upcoming P-B-S special ``The American Epic Sessions'' retraces the history of music scouts in the 1920s going to inner cities, tiny towns, Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta and the Texas-Mexico border looking for talent.  The recording system consisted of a microphone, a six-foot amplifier rack and a recording lathe powered by pulleys.  The Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Jack White, Ashley Monroe, Beck, Los Lobos and Raphael Saadiq also give 1920s recording a try.  ``The American Epic Sessions'' premieres on P-B-S stations May 16th.

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 (The Associated Press)

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Adrienne Gaudry Band to headline the Sifton Fall Supper and Dance!

Friday, 17 November 2017 14:01
Adrienne Gaudry Band to headline the Sifton Fall Supper and Dance!

Enjoy the Sifton Fall Supper and dance at the Community Center this Saturday November 18, supper is at 5:30, dance is at 8:30 featuring the Adrienne Gaudry Band. Adults $25, 7-15 years of age, $15, 6 and under are free. Get your advance tickets in Sifton from the Mercantile Store, in Dauphin from Hair Essentials, Rocky Mountain Equipment, and from Sifton Hall Board Members.

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017 08:29
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017

 

NEIL YOUNG - MUSIC ARCHIVE

 

Neil Young promises to open his music archive for free on Dec. 1st. Young writes on Facebook that fans will be able to ``visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow.'' It dates back to his first single released in Canada in 1963. Young's new album, ``The Visitor,'' will be released that same day.

 

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FIVE FOR FIGHTING - CHRISTMAS SONG

 

Five For Fighting singer John Ondrasik was talking with musician Jim Brickman about how they didn't want to ``just want to regurgitate another Christmas song.''

They both had done work for military causes, so they decided to write a holiday song for them called ``Christmas Where You Are.''

Ondrasik says his work with the military has been rewarding, but people are surprised to learn he has no family connection to the military. He says after 9-11, he got letters from soldiers in Iraq telling him how much his song ``Superman'' meant to them and that sparked his interest in helping them. ``Christmas Where You Are'' is on Brickman's new album, ``A Joyful Christmas.'' 

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AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS - PREVIEW

 

Kelly Clarkson and Pink will open the American Music Awards on Sunday. Other performers include Lady Gaga, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid , Imagine Dragons and Demi Lovato.

Diana Ross also will perform and get a lifetime achievement award.

Whoever wins artist of the year will win it for the first time. The contenders are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Toronto rapper Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Mars leads the nominations with eight. A-B-C will carry the awards live from Los Angeles. 

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BONO - LITHUANIA INVITE

 

The mayor of a town in Lithuania where Bono supposedly owns a shopping mall has invited Bono to visit it.

Alvydas Katinas, the mayor of Utena in northeastern Lithuania, says he wrote to Bono to invite him to see the Ausra shopping centre.

Bono was named in the so-called Paradise Papers, documents that detail tax dodging by multinationals and wealthy individuals.

According to the documents, Bono is a part owner of the mall due to low-tax investments in Malta. Katinas says Bono has never visited Lithuania and he could help promote the town. 

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``THOR: RAGNORAK'' - ``IMMIGRANT SONG'' SALES

 

Led Zeppelin's ``Immigrant Song'' is seeing a sales boost, thanks to the new ``Thor'' movie. Billboard reports 18-thousand downloads of the song were sold in the week after ``Thor: Ragnorak '' opened two weeks ago, compared to the previous week's sales of about two-thousand. The song is featured in the movie. ``Immigrant Song'' was featured in the movie's trailer that came out in April and it sold seven-thousand copies that week. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAME

 

Carrie Underwood's broken wrist has cost her a home-state honour. The Oklahoma City Oklahoman reports Underwood was not inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame last night because she was unable to attend. Hall of Fame officials say Underwood will be eligible to be nominated again and will be considered for a future class. Underwood injured herself in a fall at her home in Nashville last Friday. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SETS SALES MARK

 

In just four days, Taylor Swift's new album has sold more traditional albums than any other release this year.

Billboard reports ``reputation,'' moved 1.05-million copies in the first four days after its Nov. 10 release. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran's ``Divide'' was the year's bestselling album, with 919-thousand units sold. Number three is Kendrick Lamar's ``Damn.'' It has sold 842-thousand units. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SURPRISE

 

Right on the heels of Billboard's report that her ``reputation'' album moved more than one-million copies in its first four days, we get word of a surprise she gave some fans in Tennessee. The Nashville Tennessean reports the superstar singer chronicled a run she made through a local Target store. She stopped by to pick up a few things, including that new album. She says she has a tradition of visiting the store to buy her album when a new one comes out. 

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``DESPACITO'' - LATIN GRAMMYS

 

The global hit ``Despacito'' was the big winner at the Latin Grammy Awards. It made good on all four of its nominations, including record and song of the year.

Singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi dedicated his awards to his native Puerto Rico, as did several other artists throughout the three-hour show, which opened with a moment of silence for the storm-ravaged island. 

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MEEK MILL - APPEAL

 

Among the arguments Meek Mills' lawyers are offering in their plea to get him out of prison is the fact that neither his probation officer nor a prosecutor thought he should go back to prison. His lawyers have filed an appeal asking for Mill's probation to be terminated. Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison for violating probation in a gun and drug case. Brinkley cited a failed drug test, failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel and two other unrelated arrests. Because Mill is a celebrity, he's in protective custody in state prison, but the only housing for protective custody there is solitary confinement, according to the motion. On Tuesday, Mill's lawyers asked Brinkley to recuse herself from the case, saying she's overstepped her bounds as a judge. They say among other things, Brinkley asked Mill to remake the Boyz II Men song ``On Bended Knee'' and mention her in it. 

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES - SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIMS

 

Nothing But Thieves says they ``100 per cent deny'' allegations of sexual assault. The band says in a statement they were advised not to address false allegations that have circulated on social media, but they say they could not idly sit by.

They say the past week has been one of the most difficult of their career and add that ``being demonized and subject to so much hate over things that are false is incredibly upsetting.'' They are considering legal action. A Nothing But Thieves concert sponsored by the British magazine New Music Express was called off this week in response to the allegations. 

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HALSEY - CALLS OFF SHOW

 

Halsey says she needs to take a few days from her tour to gain her composure, but she's not saying what's wrong.

Billboard magazine reports Halsey stopped her concert in Calgary, mid-set, and the rest was cancelled. Wednesday's show in Edmonton was called off. Halsey apologizes on Instagram and says very few things in the world would make her stop a show. She promises to make it up to her Canadian fans. Halsey intends to be good to go for the Minneapolis concert tomorrow. 

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MARIAH CAREY - CANCELS CONCERTS

 

Mariah Carey is calling off the first few shows of her ``All I Want For Christmas'' tour because she's sick. She writes on social media she had the flu last week and now has an upper respiratory infection. The tour was supposed to begin tonight in Windsor, Ontario. While Carey does not state which dates are affected, her website indicates her next scheduled date is Nov. 27th in New York. 

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(The Associated Press)

 

 

SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:33
SINGER/SONGWRITER RICHARD INMAN PLAYS BRUCE'S FIREHOUSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST

 

 

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Richard InmanWinnipeg, Manitoba

Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene. With a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch, he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh.

Between relentless gigging and a residency at the legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and true prairie gem.

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Thursday, 16 November 2017 08:26
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

 

 

MELISSA ETHERIDGE - GUILTY PLEA

 

Melissa Etheridge has been fined 750-dollars and ordered to serve unsupervised probation for a misdemeanour charge of possessing marijuana. Etheridge's lawyer entered a guilty plea on her behalf Tuesday in Bowbells, North Dakota. She was arrested in August when her tour bus crossed from Canada into the U-S and investigators found marijuana on board.

KMOT-TV reports Etheridge's attorney says she intended to apply for a medical marijuana license in North Dakota. She has used marijuana to treat her breast cancer.

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - NEW SINGER

 

After Stone Temple Pilots got more than 15-thousand online applications to be their new lead singer, they went with a guy who did not apply that way. Jeff Gutt (GOOT) will be the new S-T-P singer. He's a veteran of the Detroit music scene and was the runner-up on the third season of ``The X Factor.'' Bassist Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after playing a show with Hollywood Vampires and asked Gutt to try out. S-T-P auditioned more than 30 singers. Gutt says no one can fill the shoes of late singer Scott Weiland and he's not even going to try. He says S-T-P's songs deserve to be performed and he's honoured the band chose him to help. The new version of S-T-P will release an album early next year. Their first single, ``Meadow,'' is out now. 

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD - SURGERY

 

Carrie Underwood says she's ``doing great'' after having surgery on her wrist Tuesday. Underwood tweets all went well, even though she will ``be setting off airport metal detectors from now on.'' She gives a shout-out to the medical personnel, family and friends who she says have been taking great care of her. Underwood broke her wrist in a fall at her home in Nashville on Friday night. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SHOPPING

 

Shoppers at Target in Nashville ran into a familiar face Tuesday night: Taylor Swift. She has a tradition of going to Target to buy her latest album. She chronicled the night of signing autographs and taking selfies on Instagram Stories. One man said he lives across the street and just came in to get pasta sauce and he ran into Swift. Another fan was near tears as she told a friend on the phone, ``I love Taylor Swift. Yeah, she's just out here shopping!'' Swift's album, ``reputation,'' came out last week. 

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PHARRELL WILLIAMS - ``100 YEARS''

 

Pharrell Williams has released a song that will not be heard again for a century, assuming the earth is still around. Williams debuted a new song called ``100 Years'' has been engraved on vinyl made out of clay in Shanghai this week. It will be locked in a safe that's vulnerable to water damage. If rising tides caused by global warming don't destroy the vinyl, it will be released in 2117. Williams says if humans as a species don't do something about climate change, ``We lose the track but we also lose the planet.'' What's the song about? Williams says it's a sarcastic postcard to climate change deniers. 

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EDDIE MONTGOMERY - REMEMBERS TROY GENTRY

 

Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry says a little piece of his soul was lost the day of bandmate Troy Gentry's death. Montgomery tells People magazine the September helicopter crash that killed Gentry was ``horrific'' and he will never get over it. Montgomery says years ago, they actually talked about what they'd do if one of them died, and they agreed to keep Montgomery Gentry going. Montgomery says he always thought he'd be the one to go first. 

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LINKIN PARK - LIVE ALBUM

 

Linkin Park fans will be able to get a listen to the concert the band never got to perform in the U-S Linkin Park will release the ``One More Light Live'' album on Dec. 15th. It was recorded during their run of shows in early summer in South America and Europe. The surviving band members say in a statement the shows were ``extraordinary'' and singer Chester Bennington said they were the best shows they had ever done. Bennington hanged himself July 20th, the day before the American leg of the tour was supposed to begin. 

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(The Associated Press)