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MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY. OCTOBER 2, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY. OCTOBER 2, 2017

 

DAMIAN MARLEY SHOW - BABY

 

How old were you when you went to your first concert? A baby in Seattle can claim she was born at a Damian Marley concert. The Seattle Fire Department says a concert-goer at Marley's concert in Seattle gave birth to a girl in a bathroom stall at about

9:20 P-M Wednesday. A fire spokeswoman says the baby arrived shortly before firefighters did. The mother and baby were taken to a local hospital, and firefighters say the baby's condition is good. The sister of the mother tells KOMO-TV she was with the mother in the bathroom, but by the time she took off her rings to help, the baby was in her mother's arms. 

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``AMERICAN IDOL'' - LIONEL RICHIE - LUKE BRYAN

 

Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will join Katy Perry as judges for the new version of ``American Idol.'' The three judges will appear on ``Good Morning America'' on Wednesday. A-B-C has not yet announced when ``American Idol'' will debut. 

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THE KILLERS - NUMBER ONE

 

  The Killers have their first number-one album.

``Wonderful Wonderful'' tops the Billboard 200 album chart. It moved 118-thousand units its first week. Macklemore is second with ``Gemini,'' which moved 51-thousand units. Lil Uzi Vert is third with ``Luv Is Rage 2.''

 

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BLUEGRASS AWARDS

 

Earls of Leicester were named entertainer of the year for the third year running at the International Bluegrass Music Awards. Balsam Range won album of the year for ``Mountain Voodoo.'' Volume Five won emerging artist of the year and song of the year for ``I Am A Drifter.'' Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper won instrumental group of the year for the fourth time. Flatt Lonesome won the vocal group award. Brooke Aldridge won the female vocalist award and Shawn Camp won for male vocalist.

 

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COUNTRY STARS - HURRICANE BENEFIT CONCERT

 

Some of the biggest stars in Nashville will hold a concert to support victims of recent hurricanes. Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will play the Country Rising concert in Nashville on Nov. 12th. Other performers include Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and George Strait. The concert will be a benefit for The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which will help victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria.

 

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MARILYN MANSON - ACCIDENT

 

Marilyn Manson is postponing the next two weeks' worth of shows after he was injured during his New York concert on Saturday. Manson was performing a version of ``Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)'' as he climbed a stage prop shaped like two giant guns that started to wobble. He fell backward and the prop fell on him. The house and stage lights went off for several minutes, then an announcer said the show was over ``due to injury.'' At Friday's show in Pittsburgh, Manson jumped into the crowd and crawled back onto the stage, claiming he had broken an ankle. Manson will recuperate at his home in Los Angeles. The extent of his injuries was not revealed. 

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LIL WAYNE - REFUSES SECURITY CHECK

 

Lil Wayne opted to skip his own show rather than walk through a security check. Managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, say Lil Wayne refused to submit to the venue's standard safety procedures. The arena's management declined to make an exception just because Lil Wayne was the headliner, calling it a safety issue. The rest of the show went on, featuring 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez and Cardi B. Lil Wayne's representatives did not return requests for comment. Ticketholders are being offered refunds beginning today.

 

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STEVEN TYLER - HEALTH

 

Steven Tyler denies he cut the Aerosmith tour short because of a seizure or a heart attack. Tyler tweeted a statement that says he had to have a procedure that only his doctor in the U-S could perform. He doesn't give any details on his condition. Last week, Aerosmith cancelled the last four shows of the South American tour because Tyler was rushed back to the U-S for ``unexpected medical issues.''

 

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MEGHAN LINSEY - THREATS

 

Meghan Linsey says she's gotten death threats since she took a knee after singing the national anthem at the Titans-Seahawks game last week to protest racism. Linsey writes in a guest column in the Washington Post some critics said she should have been executed on the field and she's had cancer wished upon her ``by the same people who claim to be great patriots.'' She says it's all because ``someone who looks like me would act up against racism.'' Linsey says she's not afraid because God will protect her.

She says she ``can't think of anything more un-American than threatening someone for an act of free speech.'' 

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ANDREW McMAHON - CUSTOM PIANOS

 

Andrew McMahon's pianos are practically Frankensteins. McMahon has two pianos that he takes on tour. He says he's replaced their legs with metal ones, drilled holes in them and done other modifications to make them stand up to the rigours of touring. McMahon says they're ``road warrior instruments'' but they've been ``faithful.'' He says sometimes he will rent a piano if taking one of his own is not practical, but he says he prefers his own because he can beat on it more when it belongs to him. 

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MILEY CYRUS - ALBUM PREMIERE

 

Billy Ray Cyrus was a guest performer as his daughter, Miley Cyrus, held a party for the release of her new album, ``Younger Now,'' in Nashville on Friday. Billy Ray told Miley she should learn from his mistakes by not doing what he did. Miley's response, ``Don't grow a mullet, basically.'' Miley says her father inspired the album quite a bit. She says the song ``Inspired'' is about him and Hillary Clinton. Miley also revealed that her duet with Dolly Parton on ``Rainbowland'' was literally written by fax.

Miley says Parton is so old school, she still uses a typewriter. 

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CONNIE FRANCIS - AUCTION

 

Connie Francis considers her personal life a bust, but with one exception, she'd do it all over again. Francis has four failed marriages, an estranged son and a brutal rape in her past, but she says the only thing she wishes she could undo is her brother's murder. Francis says she would not give up the fame she had because there are not many people who have had the moments of exhilaration that she's had. Francis auctioned off some of her personal items outside Los Angeles over the weekend. She says a fan once told her she saved a Styrofoam cup that had Francis' lipstick on it, so Francis decided she wanted to give her things to fans while she's still alive.

 

(The Canadian Press)

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CNUF Early Bird Weekend Passes only $85, but only for a limited time!

Friday, 15 December 2017 12:01
CNUF Early Bird Weekend Passes only $85, but only for a limited time!

Early Bird weekend passes for Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival are now available!  Purchase your weekend passes in advance and save money! Only $85 plus processing fees and taxes! If you wait you will pay more money at the gate! Day passes, and camping passes also available! Get your tickets in person in the plaza off main, by phone at 622-4600 or online at www.cnuf.ca. CNUF Returns to Dauphin, August Long weekend 2018. 

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

Friday, 15 December 2017 08:32
MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017

 

 

RUSSELL SIMMONS - RAPE ALLEGATIONS

 

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons says he will defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct.

Simmons writes on Instagram he will prove without any doubt he is innocent of all rape charges. The New York Times published a story earlier this week in which three women claimed Simmons raped them in the 1980s and '90s. Two other women have said Simmons had sex with them against their will. Simmons used the hashtag ``NotMe,'' which he says is not trying to diminish the ``MeToo'' movement, but to hold his accusers accountable.

 

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SZA - HABITS

 

Giving SZA a compliment is liable to send her into overdrive. SZA says she feels she has to do that compliment a service and she'll keep thinking about one more component that will make her worthy. She acknowledges she's a little nervous and awkward, which may be because she's a creature of habit.

She says the same four people who live with her are the people who helped make her ``Ctrl'' (control) album. SZA says it was only recent she came out of what she calls her ``four year cave.''

 

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ZAC BROWN BAND - ANTHEM PERFORMANCE

 

 Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem before the college football national championship. They will be accompanied by a gospel choir and 12-year-old Carly Ortega, a student at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf who will sign the anthem.

 

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MISSY ELLIOTT - ESSENCE MAGAZINE

 

  Missy Elliott will be the guest of honour at the ``Black Women in Music'' event put on by Essence magazine next year.

Essence calls Elliott ``a consummate visionary whose creativity knows no limits.'' The event will be held in New York on Jan. 25th, three days before the Grammys.

 

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BEBE REXHA - ``A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE''

 

Bebe Rexha will perform a new song called ``Count on Christmas'' to open the live musical version of ``A Christmas Story'' that will run on Fox on Sunday. Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote the song specifically for the live show.

They also wrote the musical. 

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``NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE'' - WEST COAST

 

Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man and Hailee Steinfeld have been added to the West Coast party for ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' on A-B-C on Dec. 31st. They join Ontario home grown stars Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara , along with Zedd, G-Eazy, Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid, Marshmello and Charlie Puth.

The East Coast party will feature Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland in New York's Times Square. Imagine Dragons and Walk The Moon will headline the Central Time Zone party from New Orleans.

(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:30
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017

 

NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

 

A vintage 1970s guitar owned by Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn's politically charged lyric books are on display as part of a new exhibition at Calgary's National Music Centre.

Organizers of the space, which is part of Studio Bell, say they've launched a tribute to Canadian musicians who recently received honours for their contributions to music. The showcase features personal items and instruments from the latest inductees to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The National Music Centre says the exhibit continues until fall 2018. 

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TICKET SALES LAW

 

Ticket resale site StubHub says capping ticket resale prices artificially controls a global market and will lead to unintended consequences. The statement is in response to Ontario's Ticket Sales Act -- a bill passed yesterday to protect ticket buyers. The legislation bans tickets from being resold at more than

50 per cent of the face value and makes it illegal to knowingly resell tickets that were purchased by scalper bots. It also includes a ban on scalper bots, which buy a large number of tickets online for an event then resell them at a large profit. Ticketmaster has also warned that the legislation puts companies that are playing by the rules at a disadvantage.  

 

PAT DINIZIO - REMEMBERED

 

  Julian Lennon says he recently thought about reaching out to Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens for a collaboration, but ``it just wasn't meant to be.'' DiNizio died Tuesday at the age of 62, but details of his death were not given. Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray says DiNizio ``could craft an effortless, classic pop song.'' Former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin says he'll never forget the great nights hanging with DiNizio and playing guitars. R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills says he always enjoyed speaking with DiNizio and hearing him play. 

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JON BON JOVI - ROCK HALL INDUCTION

 

 Bon Jovi fans may see guitarist Richie Sambora reunited with the band for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Singer Jon Bon Jovi says Sambora is ``absolutely invited'' to participate in every aspect of Bon Jovi's induction.

Sambora says he'd be happy to accept. Sambora left the band in 2013 but he says he has no malice toward anyone. Bon Jovi says if he's interested, the band also is happy to welcome back bassist Alec John Such, who left in 1994. Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues says their induction is a victory for their fans, because it ``has now validated the music they so love.'' Next year's inductees also include The Cars, Dire Straits and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will be inducted as an early influence. The inductions will be April 14th in Cleveland.

 

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WALK THE MOON - DON'T SAVE THE PINATAS

 

One of the most amazing gifts Walk The Moon ever got from a fan was a pinata. Singer Nicholas Petricca says it was full of notes of appreciation from fans of the band. That spurred other fans to send pinatas to Walk The Moon. Petricca says he put one in his mom's basement and forgot about it -- until he realized it was filled with candy, not notes.

The basement became infested with rats. Petricca says a trail of wrappers led to the couch, and under it was a treasure trove of wrappers and rat droppings. As he puts it, ``Sorry, Mom.'' 

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ALICE COOPER - RECORDS HIS FIRST SONG

 

Alice Cooper has dug way back for material to record. Cooper's new single is called ``The Sound of A,'' and it's the first song he wrote entirely on his own, in 1967. Original Alice Cooper Band bassist Dennis Dunaway rediscovered it. It will be released as a single on Feb. 23rd, but Cooper released a video for it this week. 

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BJORN ULVAEUS - NO TO ABBA REUNION

 

Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA says they will never reunite for concerts because it would be a ``hassle'' and enormous pressure. He says doing ABBA concerts would be like robbing himself of two or three years of his life, when he could be paddling his surf ski off the coast of Stockholm instead. Ulvaeus made his comments at the opening of a new London exhibition about ABBA. 

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DYLAN SCOTT - BABY

 

Dylan Scott is a dad, as of Tuesday night. He posted a photo on Instagram of his wife, Blair, holding their newborn son. They've named him Beckett Scott Robinson. He's their first child. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 08:42
MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017

 

 

JOHN ONDRASIK - CHRISTMAS EVE BABY

 

Christmas holds a special place in the heart of John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting. His son, Johnny, was born on Christmas Eve. Ondrasik says he and his wife started a tradition of wrapping Johnny and putting him under the tree as their little Christmas present. Ondrasik says it was great when he was a baby, and even a toddler. Ondrasik says, ``To his credit, at 17, he still lets us wrap him up and put him under the Christmas tree.'' 

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GAYLA PEEVEY - OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO - HIPPO

 

The Oklahoma City Zoo has welcomed a hippo with the help of the singer of ``I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas.'' Gayla Peevey was on hand as a 26-year-old pygmy hippopotamus named Francesca made its debut at the Oklahoma Zoo on Saturday. Francesca had been at the San Diego Zoo. Saturday was also Gayla Peevey Day in Oklahoma City. In 1953, after Peevey's song became a hit, children in Oklahoma donated dimes to buy Peevey a hippo named Mathilda, which she donated to the Oklahoma City Zoo. 

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CHRISTINA PERRI - MARRIED

 

Christina Perri says she got married four years to the day after meeting Hollywood Reporter on-air personality Paul Costabile. Perri posted a black-and-white photo of herself with Costabile on social media yesterday that says, ``Today we got married!'' Perri is wearing a black dress and shoes and holding a small bouquet of flowers while Costabile holds her stomach. She is pregnant with the couple's first child. 

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HANSON - ``STAR WARS'' VERSION OF ``MMMBOP''

 

Hanson says the ``Star Wars'' remix of ``MmmBop'' is ``the best cover of 'MmmBop' ever!'' They write on Instagram, ``Who knew we had a hit in a galaxy far, far away!'' The remix edits together characters from the ``Star Wars'' movie so they appear to be singing the song. It ran Monday on ``The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'' 

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``NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE'' - WEST COAST ENTERTAINMENT

 

Kelly Clarkson, Khalid and Kane Brown will join the West Coast party for ``New Year's Rockin' Eve'' on A-B-C. Fitz and the Tantrums, Marshmello, Ontario native Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth and Korean pop group B-T-S also are part of the lineup. Ciara will host the West Coast party. Ryan Seacrest hosts from New York's Times Square, where Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland will perform. 

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HERB ALPERT - A&M ARTISTS

 

Herb Alpert thought Joan Armatrading would have been bigger. Alpert, who was the ``A'' in A&M Records with business partner Jerry Moss, says that's the one artist A&M signed that he figured would have resonated with listeners more than she did.

Alpert also admits he did not care for another infamous A&M artist, the Sex Pistols. They were on his label for all of a week in 1977 before A&M broke their contract to get rid of them. Alpert says the Sex Pistols had ``negative energy,'' and he's all about ``positive energy.'' 

 

(The Associated Press)