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Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:21

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

 

 

DYLAN-NOBEL-PLAGIARISM

 

Could Bob Dylan have used the modern equivalent of Cliff's Notes to accept one of the greatest writing awards? Writer Ben Greenman noted that Dylan appeared to have made up a quote from ``Moby Dick'' in Dylan's lecture submitted to the Swedish Academy as part of his acceptance of the Nobel Prize in literature. Slate writer Andrea Pitzer noted the line in question appeared similar to the SparkNotes summary of the book. Dylan said, ``Some men who receive injuries are led to God. Others are led to bitterness.'' SparkNotes has, ``Someone who trials have led him toward God rather than bitterness.'' Pitzer found 20 other similarities. None of the phrases were copied outright.

Representatives for Dylan and the Nobel committee have not commented. 

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ANITA-PALLENBERG-OBIT

 

Keith Richards' ex, model-actress Anita Pallenberg, has died. Richards' rep confirms Pallenberg died Tuesday in southeast England at the age of 75. A cause of death was not revealed, but a statement says Pallenberg had been ill for some time. Pallenberg was part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene and hooked up with Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. She left Jones after he became abusive. She carried on a relationship with Richards from 1967 to 1980. They had three children together. Richards says Pallenberg was ``a most remarkable woman. Always in my heart.'' 

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CHIEF-KEEF-RELEASED

 

Chief Keef is out of jail. He was arrested Monday at the airport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, after security officials say they found marijuana in his carry-on bag.

Chief Keef appeared in court Tuesday and his bond was set at two-thousand dollars. Jail officials say he is no longer in custody.

Chief Keef faces a felony charge for possessing a marijuana edible and two possession misdemeanours. 

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METALLICA-KNIGHTHOOD

 

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich is a knight now.

The Copenhagen Post Online reports Denmark's Prince Frederik gave Ulrich the honour during a recent trip to San Francisco. He gave Ulrich the Order of the Dannebrog medal. Ulrich was born in Denmark and moved to the U-S as a teenager. Metallica have posted a photo on Instagram of Ulrich and Prince Frederik with the caption, ``Does this really mean we must address him as Sir Lars now?'' 

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KISS-GESTURE-PATENT

 

Gene Simmons of Kiss is trying to copyright the devil horns gesture. The Hollywood Reporter reports Simmons has applied to the U-S Patent and Trademark Office for protection of the gesture for entertainment purposes. He claims he first used in commerce in 1974. Ronnie James Dio generally is credited with popularizing the gesture and had said he learned it from his Italian grandmother as a way to ward off the evil eye. John Lennon is making the gesture on the cover of the single version of ``Yellow Submarine.'' If you want to get picky, Simmons is asking for protection for the gesture with the thumb out, while Dio generally made it with the thumb in.

 

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ARIANA-GRANDE-HONORARY-CITIZENSHIP-MANCHESTER

 

The Manchester city council is considering granting honorary citizenship to Ariana Grande (GRAHN'-day). The B-B-C quotes council leader Richard Leese as saying Grande has ``exemplified the response'' of love and courage since a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert there on May 22nd. Grande headlined the One Love Manchester concert less than two weeks after the attack to raise funds for the British Red Cross. 

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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN HAVE A MULTI-YEAR PLAN

 

 Catfish and the Bottlemen frontman Van McCann jokes they will tour through September, record their next album, tour for another two years, then ``buy a big island.'' McCann says the next album is done and they just have to find the time to hit the studio.

He says his main focus in making another record is to give people more songs to sing along with. He promises, ``There are some hellacious numbers on this next one.'' Catfish and the Bottlemen will open for Green Day beginning August 1st in Auburn, Washington. 

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ISBELL-COMPASSION

 

If you take away one lesson from Jason Isbell's new album, ``The Nashville Sound,'' he hopes it's to be nice to each other. Isbell says after he quit drinking, put his life in order and started a family, he realized he can't sing the blues anymore.

Isbell says he looked outside himself and tried to empathize with other people. Isbell says he used to hope that people would have compassion for him, but now he hopes people will have compassion for others. ``The Nashville Sound'' is out tomorrow. 

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INGRID-MICHAELSON-BROADWAY

 

Another pop star is heading to Broadway. Ingrid Michaelson will make her Broadway debut in ``Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.'' She takes on the role of Sonya. Her run is from July 3rd to August 16th. 

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GRAMMYS-CHANGES

 

The Grammys have made rules changes that would mean Bruno Mars and Ryan Tedder would not have earned trophies for producing songs on Adele's ``25'' album, as they did this year. The Recording Academy has changed the rules to say artists, producers and engineers must work on at least a third of an album that wins Album of the Year in order to get trophies. The rule has expanded to include songwriters as well. Mars and Tedder worked on single songs on Adele's album, which won Album of the Year this year. The Grammys also will allow its members to vote online now.

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MANCHESTER-ARENA-CLOSURE

 

The arena where a suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert last month will remain closed until September. Officials at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, say the main public area outside the arena is too damaged for the planned summer events. Among the acts whose concerts have been cancelled are Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Celine Dion, Radiohead, Linkin Park and Blink-182. 

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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)