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Southern-influenced rockers, The Proud Sons are set to take the stage at Winnipeg’s Park Theatre, Thursday, January 15 with special guests Kevin Roy, and The Honour. The Proud Sons are one of Winnipeg’s hardest working bands. The Sons have spent the better part of 2014 gigging tirelessly around the province and opened for Hedley in the spring to a sold out MTS Centre. The band has been writing and recording from Winnipeg to Memphis, Nashville and back. Next month, The Sons head west to wrap production on their first full-length record with producer Tommy Mac of Hedley. In the spring the boys will tour the new record, which will include a stop in Toronto for Canadian Music Week (CMW). Don’t miss your chance to hear the new music first! The Proud Sons with guests Kevin Roy, and The Honour Thursday, January 15, 2015 Doors: 7:00pm Showtime: 7:30pm Tickets are $15…
Great news – the first Luke Bryan show on May 7 has now sold out. More good news – we can confirm a second show in Winnipeg on May 6! The second show will be on May 6 at MTS Centre, and it will go on sale tomorrow, Saturday January 10, at 10am. 
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:07

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015 COUNTRY SINGERS PAY TRIBUTE TO LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS Vince Gill says when you're young and someone is kind to you, you never forget it, and that's what it was like the first time any Grand Ole Opry newcomer met Little Jimmy Dickens. Gill was one of several hundred people who celebrated Dickens' life at the Opry yesterday. Carrie Underwood says her mother warned her about Dickens because he liked pretty girls, but she says he always kissed her hand and had a little piece of her heart. Brad Paisley led a group in singing ``Will The Circle Be Unbroken,'' a tradition he says Dickens started. Paisley choked back tears and said, ``At 94, your journey has ended, but we'll take it from here, little buddy.'' --- $300K ELVIS RECORD Three-hundred grand for an Elvis record. That's what someone has paid for an acetate recording…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:50

People's Choice Award Winners

Winners of the People's Choice Awards presented at Wednesday's fan-favourite ceremony honouring stars in film, television and music ___ MUSIC WINNERS Favourite Male Artist: Ed Sheeran Favourite Female Artist: Taylor Swift Favourite Group: Maroon 5 Favourite Breakout Artist: 5 Seconds of Summer Favourite Male Country Artist: Hunter Hayes Favourite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood Favourite Country Group: Lady Antebellum Favourite Pop Artist: Taylor Swift Favourite Hip-Hop Artist: Iggy Azalea Favourite R&B Artist: Pharrell Williams Favourite Album: X by Ed Sheeran Favourite Song: ``Shake It Off'' by Taylor Swift MOVIE WINNERS Favourite Movie: Maleficent Favourite Movie Actor: Robert Downey Jr. Favourite Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence Favourite Movie Duo: Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Divergent) Favourite Action Movie: Divergent Favourite Action Movie Actor: Chris Evans Favourite Action Movie Actress: Jennifer Lawrence Favourite Comedic Movie: 22 Jump Street Favourite Comedic Movie Actor: Adam Sandler Favourite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy Favourite Dramatic Movie:…
Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:41

Music News: Thursday, December 8, 2015

Music News: Thursday, December 8, 2015 NEIL YOUNG INTRODUCES PONO PLAYER Neil Young says he wants you to get goosebumps when you listen to music. He says you may be able to recognize a song you hear online, ``but can your soul recognize it?'' That's the drive behind his Pono Music player, which plays ultra-high quality music. Young told attendees at the International C-E-S consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week Pono has no marketing for the player, only word of mouth. The Pono Music player went on sale this week for 399-dollars. Young wasn't the only musician at the convention. 50 Cent signed autographs at his headphone company's booth while D-J Tiesto performed at Audiofly's event space. --- PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Iggy Azalea says winning a People's Choice Award is a great way to start the new year. She takes the trophy for favourite hip-hop artist. Lady Antebellum…
Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen "Honeymoon Tour Of The West” in support of their Kickstarter funded sophomore album comes to Dauphin January 25th at Bruce's Firehouse (238-3rd Ave. N.E./call 204.648.4834 for more info). SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA based Alt-folk duo Dan Frechette (formerly of Pinawa, Manitoba) & Laurel Thomsen will be touring their "Honeymoon Tour of The West" to promote their Kickstarter funded second album release, the 12 song CD "New Disguise". Frechette, celebrated singer-songwriter, released a record breaking 10 albums in 2012, and discovered Laurel Thomsen, American violinist and singer, that same year via a chance YouTube sighting from opposite sides of the continent. The two became fast friends online and met a year later when they collaborated on a tour of Laurel’s home state of California. “We’ve had so many audience members, even at our very first show less than 24 hours after we finally met, who’ve come up…
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:56

Music News: Wednesday, January 7, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015 TOBY KEITH'S HOUSTON BAR IN TROUBLE Toby Keith's restaurant in Houston has shut its doors because management is not paying its bills. KHOU-TV reports a note was posted on the I Love This Bar And Grill saying it was closed because it was behind on its rent. Contractors also say they're due 150-thouand dollars for work done at the bar. Keith's main page for his restaurants no longer lists the Houston location. It does, however, list a press release pointing out that Keith was the highest-paid country artist last year for a second year in a row, with 65-million in earnings in one year. --- JEWEL PLANS AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jewel is poised to reveal some facts about herself that may not be widely known. Jewel has a deal with Blue Rider Press for a memoir to come out in the fall. Blue Rider says Jewel…
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 11:49

MUSIC NEWS: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

MUSIC NEWS: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 WOMAN WHO INSPIRED SARAH McLACHLAN PASSES AWAY A cancer patient who inspired Canadian Sarah McLachlan has died. Kathy Taylor died at her home in Bear River, Utah, on Wednesday at the age of 34. Taylor was diagnosed with an aggressive form of melanoma when she was 26 weeks pregnant. She did what she could to maintain the pregnancy and gave birth to a son in September who was one pound, 15 ounces. He died a few weeks later. McLachlan heard about Taylor's story and decided to help raise funds for Taylor's treatment. Taylor previously had recorded a version of McLachlan's song ``I Will Remember You,'' and McLachlan made that song available on iTunes, with proceeds going to Taylor's medical expenses. --- DUFF McKAGAN PREPARES NEW BOOK Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses and of Velvet Revolver is publishing another book. It's called ``How To…
Road Angel Entertainment/Warner Music Canada Artists Keith and Renee will release their album Feel Good Thing on January 20th with hometown show at Winnipeg’s Park Theatre January 31, 2015. Keith and Renee’s latest project Feel Good Thing is a powerful 12-track CD that features songs written and produced over a three-year span during their Nashville, Toronto and Winnipeg visits. The album is packed with several superstar artists, writers and musicians who all played a significant role in the making of their best album to date. “This is a special album created by two gifted and wonderful people” says Jill Snell-de Cartier, Founder of Road Angel “I couldn’t be more proud to introduce people to their new music.” Keith and Renee took time to write this gem throughout many of their trips across North America - utilizing their personal stories and significant life moments they have experienced. This album is all…
Monday, 05 January 2015 08:37

Luke Bryan plays MTS Centre May 7th

LUKE BRYAN THAT’S MY KIND OF NIGHT TOUR 2015 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS RANDY HOUSER DUSTIN LYNCH THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015 MTS CENTRE – WINNIPEG, MB Doors: 6:30PM Show: 7:30PM TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 @ 10AM http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004D91A83E7070 www.livenation.com Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000 Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster Outlets Tickets (incl. GST) $49.75, $79.75 (Plus FMF & Service charges) **GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR / RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES** Luke Bryan has announced the addition of a Winnipeg date on his recently extended “That’s My Kind of Night Tour”. The show will take place on May 7 at MTS Centre, with tickets going on sale Friday, January 9. The 2014/2015 tour produced sell outs in each market it’s played including four sold-out stadium shows with crowds of 225,000 fans, two sold-out concerts in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a string of double-play dates that broke venue attendance records and…