MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
KAYLA LUKY "BACK TO DIRT" CD RELEASE
Grandview's Kayla Luky celebrated her new CD release with a packed house at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin Saturday night.
Openers were Marc Clement, Melisa Stefaniw, Ian MacIntosh & Shawn.
Kayla played a mix of songs from the brand new album as well as older favourites.
Luky is now heading west to share her new album on the road.
SAGA - RETIRES
Canadian progressive-rock band Saga says the final chapter for the band will be this year. Singer Michael Sadler writes on their website they have ``regretfully decided'' to end the band after 40 years. Their one exception will be to play the Cruise to the Edge cruise in 2018. Saga is best known in the for the 1981 hit ``On The Loose.'' The band formed in Oakville, Ontario in 1977 and enjoyed years of success in Canada and especially in Germany.
OBIT - MAGGIE ROCHE
Folk singer-songwriter Maggie Roche of The Roches died. Her sister and bandmate Suzzy posted a statement saying Roche died of cancer. She was 65. The Roches were a cult band known for their quirkiness and harmonies. They released a dozen albums together. Roche also performed solo and with Suzzy as a duo. The Roches sang backup on Paul Simon's album ``There Goes Rhymin' Simon.'' Suzzy Roche describes her sister as ``a private person, too sensitive and shy for this world, but brimming with life, love and talent.''
WHISKY A GO GO SIGN - FOR SALE
The marquee for the Whisky a Go Go club in Los Angeles is up for auction. The four-metre sign that simply says ``The Whisky'' hung on the club in the 1980s and '90s, right when bands like Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue and Soundgarden played there. The sign was replaced in 2004 and sold for nearly 35-thousand dollars in 2012 to a collector in Maine. Auctioneer Troy Thibodeau of Saco River Auction Company says he acquired it after the owner put it in a storage unit and failed to keep up the payments. He estimates the sign could sell for between 25-thousand and 60-thousand when it goes on sale Wednesday.
TONY ORLANDO - INAUGURAL BALL
Tony Orlando was the headliner for the inaugural ball for members of the military that was the last stop Friday for U-S President Donald Trump. He sang ``Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree'' at the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball.
Trump and his wife, Melania, chose to dance to the song ``I Will Always Love You'' at that ball. They danced to Frank Sinatra's ``My Way'' at two other inaugural balls that night.
GRAND OLE OPRY - CRYSTAL GAYLE
Crystal Gayle recalls the first time she sang at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 16, she was nervous, held on tight and sang her song. On Saturday, she said she had nerves again before taking the Opry stage, only this time, she was being inducted as an Opry member by her sister, Loretta Lynn. Gayle says she felt like she's been an Opry member all these years, and now it's official.
LUKE BRYAN - SUPER BOWL ANTHEM
For the first time in ten years, a man will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Luke Bryan will perform the anthem for the game on February 5th. The last time the anthem was not sung by a female singer was in 2007, when Billy Joel did the honours.
JUSTIN MOORE - FATHERHOOD
Justin Moore's family is expanding, and he says it won't be with more dogs. Moore says his wife, Kate, is pregnant with their fourth child. She's due in June. Moore says they are so thankful for the opportunity to become parents again. He says their three daughters are ``super excited.''
``THE NHL 100'' - PERFORMERS
John Legend, Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting will perform as the N-H-L honours the greatest players of the game. They will participate in ``The N-H-L 100'' event Friday in Los Angeles. The N-H-L will reveal its top 100 players of all time. The N-H-L All-Star game is on Sunday.
(The Canadian Press)