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MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

 

YOUNG THUG - ARRESTED

 

Young Thug has been arrested on drug and gun charges outside Atlanta. Police in Brookhaven, Georgia, say an officer pulled over a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Maybach carrying three men because they thought the window tint was too dark. Young Thug and the two men with him were arrested. DeKalb County Jail records show all three were released on bond. Young Thug's attorney, Brian Steel, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the allegations against his client are false.

 

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DADDY YANKEE - PUERTO RICANS

 

Daddy Yankee has pledged one-million dollars to help his native Puerto Rico after the devastation of hurricane Maria.

Daddy Yankee stills lives in Puerto Rico and says he felt the call to help. He says his long-term goal is to ``ensure that the largest number of families on the island have a safe roof.'' His donation will be split among the charities Feeding America, the American Red Cross, Habitat For Humanity and local organizations. His fans have donated 10 truckloads of supplies at his concerts.

 

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LADY ANTEBELLUM - PUERTO RICO

 

Singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum says the band is ``heartbroken'' to see the damage Puerto Rico has suffered after hurricane Maria because they were just there filming a video.

Lady Antebellum shot the video for ``Heart Break'' in San Juan earlier this year. They have released the video and pledged 200-thousand dollars to the charities MusiCares and United For Puerto Rico to help hurricane relief efforts. Band mate Dave Haywood says they feel personally connected to helping those affected by the hurricane. 

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NANCY WILSON - HEART

 

To use guitarist Nancy Wilson's words, ``The molecules of Heart may never amass once again, but it remains to be seen.'' She's estranged from her sister, singer Ann Wilson, after Ann's husband was arrested for assaulting Nancy's teenage sons last year. Nancy says both she and Ann felt like victims in very different ways. She says just opening up a conversation has been really difficult. In the meantime, Nancy has teamed up with former New Power Generation singer Liv Warfield for a new project called Roadcase Royale. Their debut album, ``First Things First,'' is out now.

 

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JASON MRAZ - ``WAITRESS''

 

Jason Mraz will play the doctor in the Broadway version of ``Waitress'' and it's all because of Sara Bareilles (bah-REL'-ihs). She says she personally reached out to Mraz to take the part. Bareilles wrote the music for ``Waitress.'' Mraz knows the music already. He recorded ``Bad Idea'' and ``You Matter To Me'' for Bareilles' version of the show's soundtrack. It will be Mraz's Broadway debut and he says he hopes he lives up to the hype. He will do a ten-week run with ``Waitress'' beginning Nov. 3rd.

 

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CHER - MUSICAL

 

The musical based on Cher's life will open on Broadway next fall after a run in Chicago next summer. ``The Cher Show'' will debut at Chicago's Oriental Theatre beginning June 12th.

The exact dates of the Broadway run have not been confirmed. The show has not yet been cast, but three actresses will portray Cher at different parts in her life.

 

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NIKKI SIXX - BOY GEORGE - ALESSIA CARA - ``THE LAUNCH''

 

TORONTO (AP) _ Nikki Sixx, Boy George and Brampton, Ontario's Alessia Cara have been added as mentors on the music competition show ``The Launch.'' Jennifer Nettles and Julia Michaels have also been added as mentors. Previously announced mentors are Canadian superstar Shania Twain, Fergie and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Big Machine Records founder and former ``American Idol'' adviser Scott Borchetta is producing the show. It will pit teams of unsigned musicians against each other to write and record a song in two days. Details on when and where it will air have not yet been announced.

 

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MACKLEMORE - AUSTRALIAN POLITICAL ISSUE

 

As Australia conducts a nationwide ballot to gauge public opinion on gay marriage, Macklemore is jumping into the debate with a single song. Macklemore will headline the pre-game show at the National Rugby League Grand Final in Sydney on Sunday, sort of the Australian equivalent of the Super Bowl. He's already announced that his song ``Same Love'' will be in his set.

Macklemore tells a Los Angeles radio station he's ``getting a lot of tweets from angry, old white dudes in Australia.'' The results of Australia's mail-in poll will be announced Nov. 15th. If a majority supports gay marriage, Australia's Parliament will consider a bill to legalize it within a month.

 

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MEGHAN TRAINOR - ``BROKEN RECORD''

 

Meghan Trainor will write music for a drama about a girl group that will run on A-B-C. The Hollywood Reporter reports the show ``Broken Record'' will be about a group called The Candies who reunite nine years after their breakup because of a tragedy. Trainor also will be the show's executive producer. No word on when the show will debut.

 

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PLAYBOY - COVER

 

What do Farrah Fawcett, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Robin Givens have in common? If you guessed that they all graced the cover of Playboy magazine, you're right. They were among the biggest female stars on the planet photographed for the magazine, whose founder, Hugh Hefner has died. Others getting the cover treatment include Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Jenny McCarthy, Naomi Campbell and Anna Nicole Smith. B-C born actress Pamela Anderson has the record for most Playboy covers, scoring features in 13 issues.

The first to do a Playboy cover? Marilyn Monroe, for the magazine's 1953 debut issue. It sold out.

 

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PLAYBOY MANSION - FUTURE

 

It became synonymous with Hugh Hefner and his lifestyle. And now that Hefner has died, the Playboy Mansion will see an end to the numerous parties and social events at the Holmby Hills, California estate. A neighbour bought the property for 100-million dollars last year _ with the stipulation that Hefner could live out the rest of his years there. The new owner says he plans to connect the mansion to his own two-acre digs next door. The homes were originally built in the 1920s as a single estate.

 

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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)