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Monday, 20 April 2015 09:35

Winnipeg Roots Rocker Romi Mayes played to an enthusiastic crowd in Dauphin this Friday night at the WAC

Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Romi's new album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" will be available May 12th Bruce Leperre

Romi Mayes and band (guitarist Jay Nowicki, bassist Bernie Theissen and drummer Emmet Van Etten AKA Corndog) blew everyone away Friday night at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin.  She played music from throughout her career and even shared a sneak peek from her forthcoming album, "Devil on Both Shoulders" available May 12th.  Romi will also play a CD release show in Winnipeg on May 8th at the West End Cultural Centre.  

Opening the show were local artists Melisa Stefaniw and Ian Macintosh who delivered a strong set of originals and the odd cover.

The Dauphin & District Allied Arts Council's next show will feature JUNO nominees the 24th Street Wailers from Toronto May 5th.  This will be the first show in a long time in the recently renovated Old Fire Hall.  Tickets available from the Fiddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and at the WAC.  Charge by Phone at 204.638.6231.

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MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 08:43
MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017

 

 

``DESPACITO'' - VENEZUELA

 

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee are not pleased that their song ``Despacito'' has been remixed as a jingle pushing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempt to rewrite his country's constitution. Instead of being a song about seduction, the remix has lines like, ``For the unity and peace of our country, the constituent assembly moves forward.'' Fonsi says his music is for everyone to enjoy, not for propaganda. Daddy Yankee tweets that illegally appropriating the song is nothing compared to Maduro's crimes. Maduro's push to rewrite the constitution has created an international outcry and a protest movement that has left at least 97 dead. 

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JAY Z - ``4:44'' ON CASSETTE

 

You can't listen to Jay Z's ``4:44'' album on Spotify, but you can listen to it on cassette. Virgin E-M-I Records is offering the cassette version of the album in its online store for nine-dollars. If you pre-order it by Friday, you are entered to win tickets to see Jay Z from the side of the stage at V Festival in England next month. The album is streaming on most major services, but not Spotify. 

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ALICE COOPER - ANDY WARHOL WORK

 

Among the items Alice Cooper has just laying around is a potentially valuable silkscreen of an electric chair done by Andy Warhol. Cooper's manager, Shep Gordon, tells the British newspaper The Guardian, that Cooper bought the silkscreen for 25-hundred dollars in 1972. Then it disappeared. Gordon says he recently had dinner with an art dealer who mentioned that a Warhol painting recently sold at auction, which prompted Gordon to ask Cooper about the silkscreen. Cooper's mother recalled it had been in storage, and Cooper found it rolled up in a tube among his props from past tours. It's uncertain how much the silkscreen is worth because Warhol didn't sign it, but a Warhol expert says he's 100 per cent certain it's authentic. 

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BRETT ELDREDGE - BROOKS AND DUNN

 

Brett Eldredge purposely accepted a festival gig in New Orleans two weeks ago so he could see Brooks and Dunn on the same bill. Eldredge says he has tons of wigs on his bus, so he put one on so he could go into the crowd as a character he calls Buzz.

Why is he called Buzz? He has no idea. Eldredge says he probably wasn't that incognito because he was a tall guy in a wig, but he was still able to enjoy the show. 

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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE - BACKSTREET BOYS

 

Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says they've had to step up their game since they went on tour with the Backstreet Boys. Hubbard calls the Backstreet Boys ``master entertainers.'' Hubbard says it's crazy to think that he and Brian Kelley grew up listening to ``Everybody (Backstreet's Back)'' and now they're performing it with the guys themselves. The two acts will make another appearance together beyond the tour: their ``C-M-T Crossroads'' episode will air August 30th. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 08:33
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

 

 

LINKIN PARK TRY TO COPE WITH CHESTER BENNINGTON'S DEATH

 

Linkin Park say they keep reminding themselves that the demons that plagued singer Chester Bennington ``were part of the deal.'' Linkin Park say in an open letter to Bennington, ``It was the way you sang about those demons that made everyone fall in love with you in the first place.'' Linkin Park say Bennington left a void that can never be filled and ``a boisterous, funny, ambitious, creative, kind, generous voice in the room is missing.''

Bennington hanged himself on Thursday. The Los Angeles County coroner has officially ruled the death a suicide. An autopsy was done on Friday. 

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SALES OF LINKIN PARK RISE AFTER CHESTER BENNINGTON'S DEATH

 

The death of singer Chester Bennington has driven a huge boost in sales. Billboard reports the band's most recent album, ``One More Light,'' has re-entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number 17. Linkin Park's debut album, ``Hybrid Theory,'' is number 27. ``Meteora'' is number 41, and ``Minutes to Midnight'' is number 115. Bennington was found dead at his home outside Los Angeles on Thursday, which was the last day of Billboard's tracking week. Linkin Park could chart higher once a full tracking week has passed since Bennington's death. 

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JUSTIN BIEBER ABRUPTLY CANCELS TOUR

 

Justin Bieber called off the rest of his tour, including two shows in Toronto, ``due to unforeseen circumstances.''

His representatives issued a statement saying in spite of the tour's success, ``after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates.'' The tour has been going on for the last 18 months. His next stop was supposed to be Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The tour was scheduled to go through at least October. 

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LOUIS TOMLINSON SAYS PAPARAZZI WERE WORSE AFTER ONE DIRECTION HALTED

 

When One Direction went on hiatus, Louis Tomlinson figured he'd get a bit of a break. Oh, was he wrong.

Tomlinson says he was hounded more than ever by paparazzi. Tomlinson acknowledges he was able to spend more time with his son and his girlfriend, but he doesn't feel like he got a rest at all. 

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BONO MEETS WITH FRANCE'S PRESIDENT

 

Bono describes his visit to French President Emmanuel Macron as more of a conversation than a meeting. Bono met with Macron in Paris yesterday to discuss ways to eliminate extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. Bono told reporters afterward they also discussed education for girls, a cause close to the heart of French first lady Brigitte Macron, as well as the refugee crisis in Europe. 

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ROGER DALTREY VISITS YOUNG CANCER PATIENTS

 

Roger Daltrey of The Who brought some smiles to kids dealing with cancer in Cleveland. Daltrey visited young patients at Rainbow Babies Hospital yesterday. He's a longtime supporter of teen cancer treatment charities and he co-founded Teen Cancer America. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017 08:22
MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

 

BEYONCE - WAX FIGURE

 

The wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds museum in New York has been made over to actually look like Beyonce this time. Fans complained the figure looked more like Lindsay Lohan or Shakira than Beyonce and that the skin was too light. The New York Times reports the figure was taken out on Thursday. Madame Tussauds says it's back on display after adjustments to ``the styling and lighting of her figure,'' but the museum won't say what changes were made. 

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SARA EVANS - FEMALE SONGWRITERS

 

Sara Evans accidentally made an album that celebrates women songwriters. Evans says she finished her ``Words'' album when one of her label employees pointed out all 14 songs had been written or co-written by a female songwriter. Evans says that goes to show she has good taste. The songs are a bit more intellectual than a lot of what Evans calls ``party, truck, dirt road songs'' that are popular in country music right now. Evans says her team tried extra hard to get her songs with depth and great lyrics. ``Words'' is out now. 

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MEEK MILL - ALBUM

 

Meek Mill called his new album ``Wins and Losses'' so that he could define what that means. Mill says a lot of people said he's losing or he lost. Mill says if he's lost anything, it's friends to the street. He says he's a winner because he started in his basement with a karaoke machine and now he makes records in million-dollar studios. He says he makes enough money to get his family out of a crazy environment, he can wake up on his own time and he can do things how he wants. He says that's his definition of winning and he determines his definition of losing. 

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ELVIS PRESLEY - GRADE SCHOOL REDONE

 

One of the first stages Elvis Presley ever performed on has been renovated. Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the stage of the auditorium at Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo, Mississippi has been refinished, along with the original hardwood floors and seats. Presley went there in the 1940s. Tupelo public schools maintenance director Kirk Kitchens says one of the seats has been marked where Presley once sat. Another seat is engraved, ``Elvis was here.'' 

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``DUNKIRK'' - BOX OFFICE

 

The World War II movie ``Dunkirk'' did better than expected its first weekend out. Was that because it got good reviews -- or because One Direction fans turned out to see Harry Styles in his acting debut? ``Dunkirk'' made 50.5 million dollars this past weekend. The second-place finisher was ``Girls Trip,'' with 30.4 million dollars. 

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JAY Z'S - ALBUM - TOP CHARTS

 

Jay Z's ``4:44'' album maintains its lead on the Billboard 200 album chart. It moved 87 thousand units in the past week, good enough to keep the number-one spot for a second week. That also gives him his 25th cumulative week at number one on that chart. The only other rapper with more cumulative weeks at number one is Eminem, with 31 weeks. 

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FORMER OWL CITY MUSICIAN - PROBATION

 

A former touring musician for Owl City has pleaded guilty to lewdness with a child. Multi-instrumentalist Daniel Jorgensen, who is 32, admitted he exposed himself to a girl under the age of 13 in Atlantic City in August 2013. He was initially charged with attempting to lure girl to the beach and engaging in criminal sexual contact. A judge has sentenced him to two years' probation. Owl City is the project of Adam Young, who brings on different musicians to support his tours. 

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LINKIN PARK - FAN TRIBUTE SITE

 

Linkin Park's ``One More Light'' tour is canceled, after the death of singer Chester Bennington last Thursday. The tour was to begin this Thursday in Boston. Linkin Park have set up a site for fans to pay tribute to Bennington at www.Chester.LinkinPark.com . Users are greeted with resources for dealing with suicide. Bennington hanged himself at his home near Los Angeles. Authorities say a half-empty bottle of alcohol was in the room but no evidence of drugs. A suicide note was not found. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. 

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - TRIBUTE - CHESTER BENNINGTON

 

Stone Temple Pilots call Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington ``a beacon of light and hope.'' S-T-P write in an open letter to Bennington it is a sad day that ``so many of us will no longer share in your laughter, friendship and love.'' They say Bennington showed them time and time again ``what it is to be an incredible human being.'' Bennington joined S-T-P as singer in 2013 and they released an E-P, ``High Rise.'' He left S-T-P in 2015 because of his commitments to Linkin Park. 

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LINKIN PARK - ``CARPOOL KARAOKE''

 

One of Chester Bennington's last projects with Linkin Park was filming an episode of ``Carpool Karaoke'' for the upcoming series. The band had posted a photo with actor Ken Jeong ten days ago, calling it a ``fun day.'' Bennington hanged himself last Thursday. Jeong tweets he is ``in shock and heartbroken'' at Bennington's death. ``Carpool Karaoke'' is a spin-off of the popular segment on ``The Late Late Show with James Corden.'' It is scheduled to premiere on Apple Music on August 8th. 

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BRIAN ``HEAD'' WELCH - CHESTER BENNINGTON

 

Korn guitarist Brian ``Head'' Welch is backtracking on comments he made about Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington's suicide. Welch had written on social media he was angry about Bennington's death and added, ``Giving up on your kids, fans and life is the cowardly way out!'' Fans berated him in the comments sections. Welch later wrote he did not mean to be insensitive but he was dealing with a range of emotions. He says, ``This could have been me back in the day after getting wasted all night.'' 

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SCOTTY McCREERY - HANDGUN - AIRPORT

 

Scotty McCreery says he has learned a lesson after being cited for taking a loaded handgun through an airport.

McCreery tells W-T-V-D-T-V in Raleigh, North Carolina, he takes gun safety very seriously. Authorities say they found a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13th at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. McCreery told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out. 

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FANS HOSPITALIZED - CHANCE THE RAPPER

 

More than 90 people were hospitalized during a Chance The Rapper concert in Hartford, Connecticut, on Friday. Most of them were for underage drinking. Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz tells The Hartford Courant there were so many patients that some had to be taken to hospitals outside Hartford.

John Brancato of Connecticut Children's Medical Center says one 19-year-old man is intensive care after being admitted with a blood-alcohol content of nearly 0.5, eight times the legal limit for driving. 

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FOREIGNER WELCOMES BACK THREE KEY MEMBERS FOR ONE NIGHT

 

For the first time in 14 years, Lou Gramm was fronting the band Foreigner again. Gramm, multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald and keyboardist Al Greenwood joined the current incarnation of Foreigner outside New York on Thursday. McDonald and Greenwood have not performed with Foreigner since 1980. Guitarist Mick Jones is the only founding member still in the group. They performed ``Long, Long Way From Home,'' ``I Want to Know What Love Is'' and ``Hot Blooded.'' Jones says in a statement it was great having the guys back onstage with him again. He also suggests having the band perform at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next year would be a great way to cap off their 40th anniversary celebrations. 

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(The Canadian Press)

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017 08:17
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017

 

OBIT - CHESTER BENNINGTON

 

Los Angeles authorities are investigating the death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington as a suicide. His body was found at his home near Los Angeles yesterday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner. Bennington was 41. Bennington and Mike Shinoda acted as vocal counterparts to each other on Linkin Park songs like ``Crawling,'' ''Numb,`` ''In The End`` and ''One Step Closer.`` Linkin Park won two Grammys, including best rap/sung collaboration with Jay Z for ''Numb/Encore.`` Bennington had briefly been the singer for Stone Temple Pilots after the death of Scott Weiland. Bennington had been married twice and had six children.

Bennington was close friends with Chris Cornell and sang at his memorial in May. 

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OBIT - CHESTER BENNINGTON - TRIBUTES

 

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda says he is ``shocked and heartbroken'' over the apparent suicide of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue says Bennington had just told him how happy he was. Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects calls Bennington's death ``another gifted voice silenced to the spirit in the sky.'' OneRepublic tweets, ``If anyone out there thinks the world is better without you, you are so unspeakably wrong on every level. Please get help.'' Sully Erna of Godsmack writes on Instagram that musicians have similar struggles but are not in competition with each other. He says to his fellow artists no matter what their genre, reach out to another in times of trouble. 

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``DESPACITO'' - MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia has banned the most popular song in the world right now. Malaysia has forbidden ``Despacito'' by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee from being played on state radio and television, but not on private stations or online.

The country's communications minister says it's because of public complaints about obscene lyrics. ``Despacito'' means ``slowly'' in Spanish and it's a song about seduction. Interestingly, the remix of ``Despacito'' featuring Justin Bieber is not banned. 

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CRYSTAL GAYLE - BRENDA LEE

 

Brenda Lee has dropped out of her performance tomorrow at the Georgia Mountain Fair in northern Georgia because of a broken foot. The fair's website says Crystal Gayle will take her place. Details of Lee's injury are not known. 

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CHRIS CORNELL'S WIDOW - MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM

 

A non-profit group in Seattle will establish a music therapy program for traumatized children because of a gift from Chris Cornell's widow. Rolling Stone reports Childhaven will launch the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program. Cornell's wife, Vicky, donated 100-thousand dollars to the group. Childhaven helps children affected by neglect, abuse, domestic violence and chemical dependency.

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(The Associated Press)