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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017

 

SARA-EVANS-WINE

 

Sara Evans has her own brand of wine. The ONEHOPE Sara Evans Signature Series 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was made in collaboration with ONEHOPE Winery in Napa, California. It's described as a ``beautiful blend of dark fruits with delicate spiciness and intense minerality.'' It's a limited-edition wine that will raise funds for the C-M-A Foundation.

It sells for 60-dollars U-S a bottle and can be purchased at www.OneHopeWine.com. 

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FARM-AID-DATE

 

Sheryl Crow, Jack Johnson and The Avett Brothers will play Farm Aid this year. They will join Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Other performers include Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Farm Aid will be staged September 16th outside Pittsburgh. 

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HENDRIX-PARK-SEATTLE

 

The grand opening of Jimi Hendrix Park will be Saturday in Seattle. The city's parks and recreation department will hold a free event featuring music, poetry, food and a chalk art contest. The park features a stairway with Hendrix's signature and a walkway that outlines Hendrix's life. The first phase of the park was opened last October.

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BET AWARDS ADDS MORE PERFORMERS

 

Chris Brown, D-J Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition will join the lineup for the B-E-T Awards. Other performers include Post Malone, Trey Songz, Bruno Mars, Migos and Future.

Leslie Jones of ``Saturday Night Live'' will host. Beyonce leads the nominations with seven. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award. The B-E-T Awards are June 25th in Los Angeles. 

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BONNAROO-MEDICAL-CALLS-DECLINE

 

The number of medical calls at Bonnaroo this year was the lowest in the festival's 16-year history. The Nashville Tennessean reports 30 attendees were taken to hospitals over the past weekend. No deaths were reported. Authorities say the yearly average is about 50 but can sometimes be as high as 100. 

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GLEN-CAMPBELL-CONDITION

 

Glen Campbell's daughter says her father can't communicate, but luckily he's happy. Ashley Campbell says many people in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease are confused and scared, but her father loves being around people and loves desserts.

She says she will sometimes play him a song or play music on the radio, and he doesn't always realize he's hearing music. She says if he's in the right head space, he'll close his eyes and tap his toes, or even sing along, even though he will sing a different song. Glen Campbell's final album, ``Adios,'' came out last week. 

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GREGG-ALLMAN-FESTIVAL 

 

Gregg Allman's festival will carry on, even though Allman will only be there in spirit. Jackson Browne, Steve Winwood, Little Steven, Peter Wolf and Jaimoe's Jasssz Band will play the Laid Back Festival, which Allman founded in 2015. Three East Coast dates have been announced for September, with more to be announced later. Allman died last month. 

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CHIEF KEEF ARRESTED

 

Chief Keef has been arrested on charges of drug possession. Airport security officials in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, say he had marijuana in his carry-on bag. Kowabunga Music has issued a statement saying Chief Keef has had past problems but he has fixed himself. Chief Keef has had a string of run-ins with the law, including a weapons conviction and disorderly conduct. 

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LCD-SOUNDSYSTEM-RHINO

 

L-C-D Soundsystem is denouncing a Rhino Records reissue of four albums that have never gone out of print. Rhino announced this week it would put out vinyl versions of the band's self-titled debut, ``45:33,'' ``This Is Happening'' and ``London Sessions.'' L-C-D Soundsystem has issued a statement saying they had no idea about the Rhino reissues and they urge fans to buy the albums through D-F-A Records as they always have done. The band points out the Rhino press release describes them as ``one of the freshest sounds on the London underground scene in the early 2000s.'' L-C-D Soundsystem are from New York. 

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BUCKINGHAM-McVIE

 

It took Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac about a week in the studio before they realized they were not just noodling around but making an album. Buckingham says it shouldn't have worked, because McVie was out of the band for

15 years and the momentum was lost. However, he says because they've both been people who do things on their own terms, for whatever reason their chemistry was solid. McVie says even in the context of Fleetwood Mac, she and Buckingham have always weaved around each other and anticipated each other's moves. Their duets album, ``Buckingham McVie,'' is out now. 

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2-LIVE-CREW-FILM

 

The life story of Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew is being made into a movie. The Hollywood Reporter reports the film will be based on Campbell's memoir, ``Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.'' 2 Live Crew became famous for sexual themes in their music that Florida authorities considered obscenity. Their parody of Roy Orbison's ``Oh, Pretty Woman'' made it all the way to the Supreme Court in 1994. 

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(The Associated Press)

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Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:01
Country Music Night Community Fundraiser in Ochre River!

Enjoy a night of Country Western Music with Adele McQuarrie and friends at the Ochre River Hall on Saturday November 25, from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under only $5. There will be a 50/50 draw and refreshments provided. All proceeds will be donated to the Bridge Youth Drop in Center. 

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)