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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 09:19

MUSIC NEWS

Prep Music Report LUKE BRYAN, FGL NOMINATED FOR AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS Luke Bryan leads the nominations for the new American Country Countdown Awards. Bryan has seven nominations. Florida Georgia Line have six and will host the show as well as perform. The finalists are based on airplay on ``American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks.'' The ACCAs will be held December 15 in Nashville and shown live on Fox. CONCERT FOR VALOR The National Mall in Washington, D-C was jammed with hundreds of thousands of people last night -- as entertainers honoured U-S veterans. Metallica, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, the Black Keys and Jessie J were among the performers. Bruce Springsteen joined Dave Grohl and the Zac Brown Band to cover ``Fortunate Son.'' Eminem closed the show, dropping a few f-bombs in the process. The free Concert for Valor in Washington was carried live by HBO. There's no official crowd estimate.…
Canada's longest running country music festival is pleased to announce that Miranda Lambert has been confirmed to perform at Dauphin's Countryfest 2015.
Monday, 10 November 2014 09:55

MUSIC NEWS

Prep Music Report ROLLING STONES CALL OFF AUSTRALIA SHOW MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Mick Jagger called in sick this weekend. Jagger has developed a throat infection and is under doctor's orders to rest his vocal cords. That forced the cancellation of The Rolling Stones' concert outside Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday. Their next concert is scheduled for Wednesday in Sydney. SANTANA RELEASES BOOK OF HEALING LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Carlos Santana had no difficulty writing about the darker aspects of his life in his new book because he had already dealt with those demons long ago. That includes the man who molested him as a child. Santana says he had the opportunity to confront the man. He says he knew if he condemned that man to hell, he'd go there with him. Santana says he reduced the man to a seven-year-old child, forgave him and sent him into the light. Santana…
The Dauphin and District Allied Arts Council presented Juno Award winning band, The Strumbellas at the Watson Art Centre Sunday night to a very appreciative crowd. The Ontario based band put on a lively hand clappin' , foot stompin' show. Up first though was Wininipeg's Crooked Brothers who did a great job of warming up the audience. The Crooked Brothers just released their third full length, "Thank You I'm Sorry". The next big show at the WAC is "The Acoustical Sounds of BIG SUGAR" on Sunday, February 15th, 2015. Be sure to get your tickets soon as this show is expected to sell out early. Get your tickets from the FiddleLore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and the Watson Art Centre (between noon and 5 weekdays). Charge by phone on the WAC Ticket Line at 204.638.6231.
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:55

MUSIC NEWS

MUSIC NEWS: BOOKS-GILLER-THEREMIN Have you ever heard the theremin being played? No, it's not the trilling whistle surfing through the Beach Boys' ``Good Vibrations'' -- that was a Tannerin, or electro-theremin. Nor was the theremin used for the quivering birdsong through the theme from ``Star Trek.'' That was the voice of studio soprano Loulie Jean Norman. The theremin is seen as a mystery of an instrument, a magic trick to play. And Sean Michaels, who wrote a Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated novel inspired in part by the theremin, admits he's basically terrible at playing it. Michaels acquired two of the instruments for himself, but concedes -- quote -- ``I'm incompetent.'' AC/DC-MOST SERIOUS CHARGE DROPPED IN CASE AGAINST PHIL RUDD UNDATED (AP) -- New Zealand prosecutors have done an about-face and dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd. Officials tell The Associated Press the charge has been dropped due to…
Don't miss out on seeing Ontario based JUNO Award winning band The Strumbellas play the Watson Art Centre this Sunday night at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Winnipeg's amazing Crooked Brothers will open the show. Tickets are still available from the Fidddlelore Store, Dauphin Music & Electronics and at the WAC (between noon and 5 pm weekdays). Charge by phone at 204.638.6231. The Strumbellas is a Juno-award winning, six-piece Canadian band, whose music has been described as alternative country, indie rock, and "folk popgrass". The Crooked Brothers are home-brewed. They play homegrown, homemade music. Both gritty and pretty at once – their take on folk, on blues, rock or anything they turn their hands to can’t be said to be anything but their own. Sometimes it’s as simple as three sweet harmonies, or a single harmonica holding the whole room at attention, and sometimes things growl and shake…
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:40

CMA Award highlights!

CMA AWARDS: LUKE BRYAN WINS THE BIG AWARDNASHVILLE (AP) -- The Grammys snubbed Luke Bryan, but the Country Music Association sure didn't. Bryan was named entertainer of the year at the C-M-A Awards last night in Nashville. He's never won a C-M-A before. He thanked everyone he could think of before getting tongue-tied and blurted out, ``We're gonna have a good time tonight!'' Miranda Lambert was the big winner of the night with four wins, including album of the year for ``Platinum'' and female vocalist of the year. Blake Shelton won male vocalist of the year, while Little Big Town won the vocal group award. Florida Georgia Line won for vocal duo, and Brett Eldredge won the new artist award.---CMA AWARDS: CARRIE UNDERWOOD IS HAVING A BOY?NASHVILLE (AP) -- Brad Paisley may have told the world the gender of Carrie Underwood's baby. During the Country Music Association Awards last night,…
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of Nov. 4: Abandon _ ``Love Prevails'' Amaranthe _ ``Massive Addictive'' Amelia Curran _ ``They Promised You Mercy'' Arca _ ``Xen'' Arrica Rose _ ``Wavefunction'' Lee Bannon _ ``Main/Flex'' Jason Bare _ ``Christmas all the Time'' Bauuer _ ``B'' Eric Bibb _ ``Blues People'' Big Star _ ``Live in Memphis'' Billy Talent _ ``Hits'' Blue Rodeo _ ``A Merrie Christmas to You'' Dean Blunt _ ``Black Metal'' James Blunt _ ``Moon Landing'' (Apollo Edition) The Chills _ ``The BBC Sessions'' Eric Clapton _ ``Planes, Trains and Eric: The Music, The Stories, The People _ Mid and Far East Tour 2014'' Clark _ ``Clark'' William Close _ ``Holidays'' Close Talker _ ``Flux'' Amelia Curran _ ``They Promised You Mercy'' Richard Dawson _ ``Nothing Important'' Deerhoof _ ``La Isla Bonita'' John Denver _ ``All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection''…
Monday, 03 November 2014 12:10

Taylor Swift announces Canadian tour dates

MUSIC Taylor Swift TORONTO - Not so fast, Taylor Swift fans: the pop starlet is coming to Canada, but not until 2015 and so far no shows near Manitoba. The ``Shake It Off'' hitmaker has announced a world tour in support of her full-pop makeover ``1989.'' She'll visit Ottawa's Canadian Tire Centre on July 6 before hitting Montreal's Bell Centre the next night. She'll begin August with a show at Vancouver's cavernous B.C. Place Stadium before hitting Edmonton for a pair of dates at Rexall Place Aug. 4-5. Swift's final Canadian stops are Oct. 2 and 3 next year at Toronto's Rogers Centre. She'll have Canadian viral star Shawn Mendes along for the ride, with Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy rounding out the tour's lineup of opening acts. (The Canadian Press)
Sierra Noble is turning to friends and fans worldwide to help finish her debut full-length vocal album, "City of Ghosts." The completed album will have 10 of Sierra's carefully selected songs that she has written over the last 6 years, recorded entirely in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The project has taken her on an unforgettable journey and she is very excited (and anxious!) to share the finished songs with her fans. BUT SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP! She has partnered with KICKSTARTER.com, a well respected global crowd-funding platform, to assist her in raising funds for her album. Fans are able to choose from diverse contribution levels including exclusive rewards, with all of the money going back into Sierra's recording, packaging, and touring costs for the new album. Sierra proudly says that it is "the best album I've ever made" and she is more than thrilled with the outpour of support…