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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2016 Downie We Day Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie will be performing at a We Day youth empowerment event in Halifax today. His appearance at the event was announced early Wednesday morning, a day after Downie performed his Secret Path show to a sold-out audience at Halifax's Rebecca Cohn theatre. We Day organizers said in a news release that Downie is expected to perform before 8,000 youth and educators, but there have been some cancellations of participants due to treacherous roads in parts of the Maritimes from an overnight storm. The event organizers quote Downie saying he's looking forward to the opportunity to connect with young people ``who are passionately working towards a better tomorrow.'' Canadian hip hop artist Classified and Margaret Trudeau will also be among those taking the stage for the event at the Scotiabank Centre in the city's downtown. We Day describes…
Downie Indigenous Partnership Gord Downie has formed a partnership with a prominent aboriginal leader to encourage corporate Canada to do more to promote dialogue and reconciliation with aboriginal people. The Legacy Room initiative, announced today in Halifax, is the brainchild of Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Morley Googoo, who represents Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. Googoo says the plan is to encourage companies, particularly those in the hospitality sector, to designate special rooms where aboriginal issues can be discussed and reconciliation can become a reality. Downie, frontman for the Tragically Hip, is scheduled to perform in Halifax tonight as part of his ``Secret Path'' solo project. The tour honours 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from a residential school near Kenora, Ont. Proceeds from the ``Secret Path'' album and graphic novel will be donated to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the…
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 08:29

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 KACEY MUSGRAVES - AMY GRANT - CHRISTMAS SONGS Kacey Musgraves and Amy Grant believe it's time to face up to a harsh reality about Christmas: sometimes it's a real downer. Musgraves says there aren't a lot of songs that deal with that, so she wrote ``Christmas Makes Me Cry.'' The irony is she had a blast pouring out her heart. Musgraves says she cried when she wrote it, cried when she recorded it and sometimes she still cries over it, but it was fun to tap into something different. Grant says she's recorded all kinds of Christmas music but she wanted her ``Tennessee Christmas'' album to be ``a record for an audience of one.'' She says if she can be company for someone alone for the holidays, maybe it will make it a little less sad. --- ERIC CLAPTON - SHOWS Eric Clapton wrote…
Monday, 28 November 2016 09:34

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 GLORIA ESTEFAN, JON SECADA, FIFTH HARMONY SPEAK ABOUT DEATH OF FIDEL CASTRO Cuban-American Gloria Estefan has made no secret of her disdain for Cuban leader Fidel Castro, but she's not celebrating his death. Estefan writes on Instagram the Cuban community is full of hope because of ``the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused.'' Jon Secada , who was born in Havana, tweets, ``It's a very reflective and symbolic day 4 me.'' Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregi of Fifth Harmony, who are of Cuban descent, also reacted to the news of Castro's death. Cabello says she wants to see families who were divided come together again and ``for all the years of pain to come to an end.'' Jauregi tweets ``the cockroach died'' and her grandmothers are dancing in heaven as Celia Cruz sings songs about liberty and freedom. --- MALCOLM McLAREN'S…
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2016 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 11 A Little More Summertime – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 1 2 6 8 May We All – Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw (BMLG) 3 4 13 Sleep Without You – Brett Young (BMLG) 4 7 10 Song For Another Time – Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 5 1 15 Middle Of A Memory – Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) 1 6 2 9 Autograph – Dallas Smith* (604) 7 9 7 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 8 8 8 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 9 11 11 How I'll Always Be – Tim McGraw (Big Machine) 10 10 7 Every Weeks Got A Friday – High Valley* (Atlantic/WEA) 11 12 6 Dirty Laundry –…
Friday, 25 November 2016 08:22

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 ARETHA FRANKLIN DRAWS OUT NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE LIONS GAME Aretha Franklin took so long singing the national anthem before the Lions-Vikings game yesterday, she could have had her own two-minute warning. Franklin accompanied herself on the piano and drew out the vocals, stretching the song to four-and-a-half minutes. By comparison, Lady Gaga's rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl was two minutes and 20 seconds, and that's considered one of the longer ones. --- JAMES TAYLOR-MESSAGE FOR FANS James Taylor has a Thanksgiving message for his fans and it gets a little spacey. In a message posted on his website, Taylor says gratitude improves your attitude. He adds that giving thanks is the key to overcoming setbacks. He turns from looking inward to looking way out. He notes that life might exist on distant worlds and says we should ``dig'' living on…
Thursday, 24 November 2016 08:28

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 KANYE WEST CONTINUES HOSPITALIZED No updates to speak of in the Kanye West situation. The rapper remains under the care of doctors after being taken in under a psychiatric hold earlier this week. There has been no word on his condition -- or his treatment. His people describe him as being treated for exhaustion and dehydration. He was hospitalized the day after he abruptly pulled the plug on the final 21 dates of his national tour. --- SON OF GUY RITCHIE AND MADONNA BUSTED FOR MARIJUANA Madonna says she has the back of her 16-year-old son Rocco Ritchie after he was busted for possession of pot in London. The arrest was in September -- but word of it is just getting out. In a statement to The Associated Press, Madonna calls the bust ``a family matter.'' And she adds that she loves him, will…
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:20

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016 CORB LUND - SOLD OUT SHOW Alberta based "Outlaw Cowboy singer" Corb Lund played to a very appreciative sold out crowd at the Watson Art Centre in Dauphin last night. Lund dug deep into his wealth of songs both fun and sincere. Lund began the show with a 40 minute acoustic set before coming back after a 20 minute break with the full band - Kurt Cesla on upright bass, Brady Valgardson on drums and Winnipeg's Grant Siemens on electric guitar, pedal steel and mandolin. --- (CKDM) JAMES CORDEN TO HOST GRAMMYS You gotta figure James Corden and his staff are already thinking of ways to work his ``Carpool Karaoke'' routine into the upcoming broadcast of the Grammys. The C-B-S comedian will be hosting the music awards show on February 12th. It's his first go-round for the Grammys for Corden; he hosted the Tony…
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:38

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016

CORB LUND AND THE HURTIN' ALBERTANS PLAY THE WAC TONIGHT AT 8 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 7:30 PM. TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FROM DAUPHIN'S COUNTRYFEST --- KANYE WEST IS HOSPITALIZED, DESCRIBED AS BEING ON PSYCH HOLD Kanye West's recent meltdown has landed him in a Los Angeles hospital. Several media outlets are reporting that West was taken to the Ronald Reagan U-C-L-A Medical Center yesterday afternoon, because of stress and exhaustion. The reports say West is being kept there for his own safety -- however, the reports don't say whether there are any indications he may have tried to harm himself. Los Angeles police tell The Associated Press officers were called to a home near West Hollywood yesterday for a disturbance. But when officers arrived, it was determined it was a medical issue, not a criminal matter -- and West was taken to an ambulance and placed on a psych…
Saturday, 19 November 2016 10:50

Top 20 Week of November 21 and this weeks adds

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21, 2016 730 CKDM TOP TWENTY MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRUCE LEPERRE The Parkland's Best Music ... 730 CKDM TW LW WO TITLE/ARTIST/LABEL WEEKS @ #1 1 2 14 Middle Of A Memory – Cole Swindell (Warner Bros./WMN) 1 2 6 8 Autograph – Dallas Smith* (604) 3 3 10 A Little More Summertime – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow) 4 5 12 Sleep Without You – Brett Young (BMLG) 5 1 13 Move – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville) 1 6 11 7 May We All – Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw (BMLG) 7 12 9 Song For Another Time – Old Dominion (RCA Nashville) 8 8 7 Blue Ain't Your Color – Keith Urban (Capitol Nashville) 9 9 6 Wanna Be that Song – Brett Eldredge (Atlantic/WMN) 10 7 6 Every Weeks Got A Friday – High Valley* (Atlantic/WEA) 11 13 10 How I'll Always Be – Tim…
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