730 CKDM - The Parklands Best

The Burrows Trail Arts Council of McCreary 2017-2018 Concert series continues ‘Whole Lotta Angus” AC/DC Tribute show this Saturday November 25, there’s the Comedy Festival Show in January, also the Codie Prevost Country show on March 17, and the Maple Syrup Festival Supper and performance on Friday April 8. Tickets are available for each show, or save money by purchase the entire series. Call 835-2192 for more info.
Friday, 24 November 2017 08:17

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 2017 QUESTLOVE - MACY'S PARADE Questlove says he used to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But he says going from a spectator to being a performer in the parade is ``kinda cool.'' So cool, he says it's probably his ``favourite perk'' of being the house band for ``The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.'' He and Fallon were among the performers at yesterday's parade _ aired by NBC, the network that carries the show. Other performing at the parade yesterday were the casts of the Broadway shows ``Anastasia,'' ''Dear Evan Hansen`` and ''SpongeBob SquarePants.`` --- MACY'S PARADE - MUSICIANS Andy Grammer says being part of the Macy's parade is ``like being at the centre of Thanksgiving.'' And the singer-songwriter was among those front and centre at yesterday's event in New York. Other musicians featured on the parade included Smokey Robinson, The Roots, Flo Rida…
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. --- 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…
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. --- 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…
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. --- 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…
Monday, 20 November 2017 08:26

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 MEL TILLIS DIES Pam Tillis is ``deeply saddened'' at the death of her father, Mel Tillis, over the weekend. Pam Tillis calls her father's passing ``sudden and unexpected.'' She says in a statement on Facebook her father was ``a master songwriter, brilliant comedian and beloved father.'' Mel Tillis died early yesterday at a hospital in Ocala, Florida, at the age of 85. He dealt with intestinal issues since last year, but the suspected cause of death is respiratory failure. His publicist says the Tillis family will release information about funeral services in Florida and Nashville. --- MEL TILLIS TURNED HIS STUTTER TO HIS ADVANTAGE Mel Tillis once joked as an Air Force flight leader, he marched his airmen into a wall because he couldn't get out the word ``halt.'' Tillis was famous for a stutter that disappeared when he sang. Tillis poked fun at…
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2017 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 3 17 Every Little Thing – Carly Pearce (Big Machine) 1 2 1 12 Unforgettable – Thomas Rhett (Valory) 1 3 4 14 Fix A Drink – Chris Janson (Capitol Nashville) 4 6 11 LANco – Greatest Love Story (Arista Nashville) 5 9 6 It’s Working – James Barker Band* (Universal Music Canada) 6 7 15 Ask Me How I Know – Garth Brooks (Pearl) 7 8 9 Light It Up – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 8 10 6 I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton (Warner Bros./WMN) 9 11 6 We Were That Song – Brett Kissel* (Warner Music Canada) 10 12 5 Like I Loved You – Brett Young (BMLG) 11 15 3 Sleepin’ Around – Dallas Smith* (604) 12…
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. --- 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…
Richard InmanWinnipeg, Manitoba Follow 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.
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. --- 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…
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