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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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MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Thursday, 23 November 2017 08:22
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

 

 

NICK CARTER - DENIES RAPE ALLEGATION

 

Nick Carter says he didn't do it. And he says he's ``shocked and saddened'' that someone said he did. ``It,'' in this case, is rape. And the allegation is being made by Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream. She writes in a blog post that Carter had sex with her against her will. She says Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys _ took her virginity when she was 18 and he was 22. Carter says everything the two of them did _ was consensual.

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RUSSELL SIMMONS - DENIES SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATION

 

Consensual _ not violent. That is how Def Jam Records founder Russell Simmons describes the sexual relationship between himself and model Keri Claussen Khalighi. But the model sees things differently, accusing Simmons of sexually assaulting her in 1991. In a letter written to The Hollywood Reporter, he says he loathes any kind of violence _ and suggests the model's allegations may have stemmed from her feeling ashamed. 

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JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - GRAMMYS

 

A lot of people won't forget how his part in the infamous ``wardrobe malfunction'' nearly ruined the Super Bowl more than a decade ago. But did you know Justin Timberlake once stepped in to help save the 2009 Grammys? That was the year Chris Brown dropped out of the show hours before it was supposed to start. So Timberlake decided to get hold of veteran Grammy producer _ and they improvised a piece featuring Timberlake performing with soul legend, Al Green. 

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TRACE ADKINS - MARDI GRAS

 

Country music star Trace Adkins will serve as grand marshal for the Krewe of Centaur's 2018 Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport. Adkins is a native of Sarepta, Louisiana _ and he says he will visit with fans as he travels along the parade route.

The party takes place Saturday, Feb. 8th. 

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DIPLO - TRAVEL

 

Globe-trotting star Diplo recently checked another locale off his performance wish-list: Cuba. Back in March of last year, Diplo and his crew became one of the first American acts to take advantage of the easing of travel restrictions by U-S artists. He says he'd like to go back again _ if travel restrictions now back in place are ever loosened again. 

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(The Associated Press)

Legendary Blues Musician "Big Dave McLean" performs in Dauphin this Friday night!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 17:01
Legendary Blues Musician

The Watson Art Center in Dauphin continues to host some great singer / songwriters and extremely talented musicians, don't miss Blues Legend "Big Dave McLean" this Friday November 24th. For more info on any of the upcoming shows in Dauphin, you can call 638-6231 or go online and check out www.watsonartcentre.com

MUSIC NEWS: NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 08:46
MUSIC NEWS: NOVEMBER 22, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: NOVEMBER 22, 2017

 

BUBLE - JUNO - HOST

 

Canadian crooner Michael Buble says he feels privileged to be hosting the 2018 Juno Awards, a music industry gala he describes as his ``happy place.'' The B-C native had been tapped to lead the music awards show last year before he bowed out when his eldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer. The 47th annual Juno Awards will be staged at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25, 2018. Buble, who was born in Burnaby, B-C, said earlier this month he was getting back to work next year, with events booked in Dublin and London next July. Buble is a 12-time Juno award winner and hosted the gala in Regina in 2013. 

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DAVID CASSIDY - OBIT

 

In his heyday, David Cassidy had it all: a hit T-V show, the worship of millions of teenage and pre-teen girls _ and a hit record, to boot. But through the rest of his life, it seemed Cassidy struggled between balancing his early fame as a teen idol _ and living up to the demands of an actor with limited options for career growth. Cassidy has died. He was 67 _ and a family statement gave few details of his death, other than that he had been suffering organ failure. In his post-T-V years, Cassidy struggled with substance abuse and failed marriages. But while on ``The Partridge Family,'' the hit ``I Think I Love You'' spent three weeks atop the singles chart. Other hits on the chart then included classics like James Taylor's ``Fire and Rain'' and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' ``The Tears of a Clown.'' 

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DAVID CASSIDY - HIS CAREER

 

There are likely few musicians who crafted as long of a career on the strength of such a short list of hits as David Cassidy did. He was the breakout star of the 1970's sitcom ``The Partridge Family.'' The show produced a single hit, ``I Think I Love You'' _ and Cassidy rode it to fame long after the show ended.

Cassidy had a solo hit with ``Cherish,'' a remake of the song by The Association. He also had a hit with ``I Write the Songs'' before Barry Manilow recorded a version that topped the charts. Meanwhile, Cassidy got props from George Michael, who considered himself an admirer. In fact, Michael sang backup vocals on the Cassidy song ``The Last Kiss,'' which had some success overseas. 

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NELLY - SAUDI ARABIA

 

Nelly is a pretty big name when it comes to the rap world. But to some in Saudi Arabia, he is considered persona non grata. The rapper is due to perform in Saudi Arabia next month _ but some Saudis won't welcome him. Some have gone on social media to note Nelly pleaded guilty in 2015 for pot possession. While a little weed here in the states is considered no big deal, possession of drugs is a serious crime _ and smuggling drugs is punishable by death. Others are looking side-eyed at Nelly because of a rape accusation against the rap star. Nelly was never charged in the case. 

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JOHN LENNON - ITEMS RECOVERED

 

A police spokesman in Germany perhaps put it best when he said ``this was a spectacular, unusual criminal case.'' The case involves some stuff that belonged to John Lennon. The items were swiped from his widow, Yoko Ono from her apartment in New York.

The items that were recovered in Germany include three diaries, two pairs of his signature metal-rimmed glasses, a cigarette case and a handwritten music score. One suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the theft of the items. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT - SALES MARKS

 

Say what you want about Taylor Swift _ but the woman sure knows how to sell albums. Her most recent release ``reputation'' has burnished her rep as a sales monster. The album has sold more than 1.22 million copies in just its first week in stores. Swift is also the first female artist in history to have three albums sell more than a million units in their debut week. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 08:41
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

 

 

BEYONCE - TOP-EARNING WOMEN - MUSIC

 

She makes music. And she makes money making music _ lots of it. So much, that according to Forbes, Beyonce is the highest paid woman in music. The magazine reports Beyonce earned 105-million dollars during the year long stretch from June 2016 to June of this year. Her earnings were boosted by her ``Formation'' tour last year. Forbes says it grossed 250-million dollars _ in other words, a quarter of a billion dollars. Number two on the list of top-earning females on tour is Adele, followed by Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez. 

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TAYLOR SWIFT

 

Taylor Swift continues to make noise with her music. Her current album, ``reputation'' has sold more than 1.22-million copies in its first week of sales. Nielsen Music and Billboard report the album is Swift's fourth release to sell more than one-million copies in a week. Swift also becomes the first artist in history to have three albums sell more than one-million units in their debut week. 

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DEMI LOVATO - VIRGINIA LAWMAKER ATTENDS AMAs

 

It is one of the oddest plus-ones at the American Music Awards ever. Demi Lovato was accompanied to Sunday's awards show by one of Virginia's newly elected lawmakers. The Washington Post reports Lovato shared an invite to Delegate-elect Danica Roem as her date to Los Angeles on Sunday. Lovato says she is ``completely inspired'' by Roem, who was a transgender ex-newspaper reporter before she was elected earlier this month. While being interviewed on the red carpet, Roem says he appreciates Lovato's music _ but is really more of a heavy-metal head. 

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VICTORIA'S SECRET - SHANGHAI

 

There were 55 models who walked the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai yesterday. And they were accompanied by Harry Styles, Miguel and Leslie Odom, Jr. But much of the talk about the show centred on two people who weren't there.

Authorities say Gigi Hadid and Katy Perry didn't get the invite; media reports say they were denied entry visas. 

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BARBRA STREISAND - RETIREMENT?

 

Barbra Streisand isn't just trying to make you watch her upcoming Netflix special. But she does say you should watch _ because she doesn't plan to hit the stage again. The special makes its debut tomorrow night. And Streisand says ``Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!'' is likely her swan song. She has said doing live shows are too nerve-wracking for her to do any more. 

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(The Associated Press)