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Monday, 23 October 2017 08:44

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017

 

 

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

 

Country star Alan Jackson, the late guitarist and singer Jerry Reed and songwriter Don Schlitz were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Loretta Lynn returned to the Hall of Fame for the first time since she suffered a stroke in May to formally induct Jackson. Lynn said Jackson was the only person that could make her leave her house. George Strait, Alison Krauss and Lee Ann Womack each performed one of Jackson's songs in his honour. Jerry Reed died at age 71 in 2008. His daughters accepted on his behalf. And Schlitzhad some advice to his grandchildren seated in the audience. He said ``No one does this alone. In your life, be a part of something bigger than yourself.'' 

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VERUCA SALT'S LOUISE POST SAYS DIRECTOR JAMES TOBACK VICTIMIZED HER

 

Louise Post of Veruca Salt says when the Harvey Weinstein scandal hit, she cried over her own sexual harassment experience 30 years ago. It wasn't Weinstein, though.

Post is one of 38 women who agreed to talk to The Los Angeles Times about being harassed or assaulted by writer and director James Toback, who wrote the film ``Bugsy.'' Post was a student at Barnard College when she met Toback in 1987. Post says going to his apartment has been a source of shame for her for 30 years because she allowed herself to be ``so gullible.'' 

Post says she cried recently for ``the 20-year-old woman who lost something vital that day -- her innocence.'' Toback denies the allegations.

  

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LADY GAGA AND FIVE FORMER PRESIDENTS APPEAR AT HURRICANE RELIEF CONCERT

 

Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at the One America Appeal concert near Austin, Texas, on Saturday.

The show-stopper, though, was the five living former presidents taking the stage together: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, George H.W.

Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. President Donald Trump sent video remarks. The concert was a fundraiser for victims of recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The concert also featured Lyle Lovett, Sam Moore of Sam and Dave, Cassadee Pope, Lee Greenwood, Yolanda Adams and Alabama. 

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SOLANGE KNOWLES GETS APOLOGY FROM NEWSPAPER THAT AIRBRUSHED HER BRAIDS

 

As Solange Knowles reminded Britain's Evening Standard newspaper, ``Don't Touch My Hair.'' The newspaper has apologized for digitally altering a photo of Knowles' elaborate braids. The original photo of Knowles shows her hair braided in a circle that extends at least a foot above the top of her head. The cover photo took that out. The magazine says it altered the photo for ``layout purposes.'' It adds, ``Plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange.'' The article quotes Knowles as saying she considers braiding an art form and recalls her experiences in her mother's salon as a child.

Knowles posted the original photo on Instagram with the caption, ``DTMH.'' 

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JASON ALDEAN RELEASES ``I WON'T BACK DOWN''

 

Jason Aldean's version of Tom Petty's song ``I Won't Back Down'' is for sale, with proceeds going to victims of the Las Vegas shootings. Aldean performed the song on ``Saturday Night Live'' five days after a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Aldean was on stage when the shooting began.

Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Direct Impact Fund. 

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MGM RESORTS WILL NOT RENT OUT GUNMAN'S LAS VEGAS SUITE

 

The hotel suite from which a gunman killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1 will not be rented, according to MGM Resorts. A judge also has approved a temporary order for the hotel to preserve photos, surveillance video and gambling records of gunman Stephen Paddock.

Lawyers for a California woman critically wounded at the festival asked for the order. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas tourism bureau has put on hold its slogan, ``What happens here, stays here,'' which it has used since 2002. 

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VAMPIRES CELEBRATE TOM PETTY'S BIRTHDAY

 

The vampires of Los Angeles paid tribute to Tom Petty on his birthday Thursday. LA Weekly reports the Tom Petty Memorial Vampire Walk took place on Ventura Boulevard in reference to his song ``Free Fallin'.'' Petty sang, ``And all the vampires walking through the Valley/Move west down Ventura Boulevard.''

Organizer Mary Soracco expected maybe 10 or 15 people, but dozens of people showed up in goth costumes and Petty shirts. Musicians led the crowd in a sing-along of ``Free Fallin'.'' 

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CHARLIE DANIELS SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARLIE DANIEL

 

Charlie Daniels says he's been dealing with bureaucratic flubs since the first day of his life. Daniels tells Billboard magazine his name is supposed to be Charlie Daniel. He says when he was born in 1936, everything was written longhand in pen and an ``S'' was added to his name. He says he's the only person in his family with an ``S'' at the end of his name. Daniels tells his life story in his new book, ``Never Look At The Empty Seats,'' out tomorrow.

 

 

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BEACH BOYS CONCERT HIT BY TORNADO

 

Mike Love of the Beach Boys notes that before their Saturday show in Norman, Oklahoma, they were visited by Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin -- and a tornado. Love writes on Facebook the band cut short their meet-and-greet after a tornado sent water pouring through the roof.

He says the concert was not cancelled. Fallin tells KWTV she was evacuated from the Riverwind Casino twice that day. Part of the casino's roof was ripped off. Most of the severe storms that swept through Oklahoma this weekend hit rural areas.

 

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DAN AND SHAY'S SHAY MOONEY GETS MARRIED

 

Shay Mooney of Dan and Shay and his new bride are off on what they're calling their ``Honeymooney.'' His representative tells People magazine Mooney married former Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley on Friday between two oak trees on the Mooney family property in Arkansas. Their wedding party included the couple's 9-month old son, Asher, as well as bandmate Dan Smyers and band guitarist Justin Richards. Mooney choked up at the reception while performing an original song on acoustic guitar he wrote for Billingsley.

 

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JAKE OWEN'S HOUSE IS FOR SALE

 

A house owned by two country music stars is on the market. The Nashville Tennessean reports Jake Owen is selling his three-bedroom house outside Nashville for $1.5 million. He bought it from Loretta Lynn. The house sits on seven acres and includes a chef's kitchen, a recording studio and a beach area complete with a tiki bar. 

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(The Canadian 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)