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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

 

HURRICANE BENEFIT

 

Tonight's hurricane relief telethon will feature George Strait as the closing act, live from his benefit concert in San Antonio. ``Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief'' will air live and commercial-free on the four major U-S networks and cable affiliates as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Others who will make appearances include Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Gwen Stefani, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Drake, Barbra Streisand, J Balvin, Questlove, Blake Shelton, Joe Jonas, Sean ``Diddy'' Combs, Canada's Justin Bieber and organizer Bun B. It was originally supposed to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Organizers say they're keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma to see where help is needed there. 

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PUBLIC MEMORIAL - TROY GENTRY

 

The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will host a public memorial Thursday for Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry. He was killed in a helicopter crash near Medford, New Jersey, on Friday at the age of 50. The Opry will stream the service online. A private interment will follow the service. Gentry's family requests any donations in his memory be made to the T-J Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross. 

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KID ROCK - CONCERT PROTESTS

 

Kid Rock believes he would not be the target of protesters if he was not toying with the idea of running for U-S Senate. Rock will open the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with six shows beginning tonight. The civil rights group National Action Network is planning to protest because Rock has displayed the Confederate flag in concert. They also are protesting because Rock criticized former N-F-L player Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) for kneeling during the national anthem last year. Rock writes on Facebook, ``None of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office.'' Rock says he's also disappointed that the businesses and charities he has supported are not standing up for him, so he will focus his philanthropic efforts elsewhere. 

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - LAST PERFORMANCE

 

A Tribe Called Quest has called it quits with a final show in the United Kingdom over the weekend. New Music Express reports Q-Tip told the crowd at Bestival in Dorset, England on Saturday, ``We lost our boy Phife Dawg. This is gonna be our last show as A Tribe Called Quest, ever.'' Phife Dawg died last year.

Q-Tip said at the end of the main set, ``Thanks for all the support you've given us over the years. Phife Dawg!'' 

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AVRIL LAVIGNE - NICKELBACK

 

When it comes to that old line, ``I hope we still can be friends,'' it looks like Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback really mean it. Lavigne was a surprise guest for the song ``Rockstar'' at Nickelback's show in Los Angeles on Friday. Lavigne and Kroeger were married for two years before separating in 2015. Nickelback posted a photo of Lavigne on stage with them with the caption, ``You never know who will join us for `Rockstar' karaoke.'' Lavigne posted a video of the performance and says, ``It's good to be back on stage!'' She has not done much live performing because she's battling Lyme disease. 

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JOAN OSBORNE - BOB DYLAN'S SONGS

 

Joan Osborne admits her album of Bob Dylan covers is a rip-off of an idea that Ella Fitzgerald had years ago. Osborne says Fitzgerald put out a series of albums based on the Great American Songbook, and Osborne thought it would be interesting to do a modern take on that. She figured Dylan's work was a good place to start. Osborne says she wanted to show not just the political side of Dylan with songs like ``Masters of War,'' but the romantic side with songs like ``Buckets of Rain.'' She says one of the amazing aspects of Dylan is that he's still creating and people can still go see an all-time great artist in concert. Osborne's ``Songs of Bob Dylan'' album is out now. 

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Canadian gets jail time for biting girl at Green Day concert

 

 

 

 A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on her right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland, Oregon, last month has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. 

 

Joel Dauncey of Vancouver pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanour harassment of a sexual or intimate body part. 

 

Court documents say the teen told police she was dancing next to her mother at the Aug. 2 concert when a stranger bit her. She rated the pain as ``3'' on a 1-10 scale. 

 

A woman working at the concert told police that Dauncey had been cut off from buying alcohol. The worker said she witnessed the bite. 

 

The 34-year-old man told investigators he does not remember the incident. 

 

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Dauncey made no statement at his sentencing. 

 

(The Associated Press)

 

FILM TIFF Eric Clapton

By Cassandra Szklarski

 

Eric Clapton says it's hard to watch himself as a pompous young man in the new documentary ``Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.'' 

The guitar legend says he was forced to confront his arrogant youth in the film, which is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Clapton tells a festival press conference that it's only now that he's older that he realizes he knows ``nothing at all.'' 

He says it's been a slow evolution that started when he stopped drinking and had children. 

The new film, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, traces the life of the guitar virtuoso as he builds a career with the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and then as a solo artist. 

It features interviews with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Steve Winwood and Clapton's former wife, Pattie Boyd.

 

(The Canadian 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)