Dauphin, Canada

MUSIC NEWS: SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018

 

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Hedley's frontman suggested Friday that the group's ``indefinite hiatus'' may not be permanent as the Vancouver pop-rockers closed out their tour's final show under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations.

``This is goodnight, not goodbye,'' Jacob Hoggard told boisterous fans in Kelowna, B-C.

The floor seats at Prospera Place were mostly filled, but the arena had large empty spaces in the stands.

Hoggard has denied ever engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but he admits he has behaved in a way that objectifies women.

The group has been dropped by its management team, blacklisted by scores of radio stations and abandoned by musicians booked as tour openers.

In announcing he'd be putting his career on hold, Hoggard promised to make real changes in his life, seek guidance from his family and learn from the -- quote -- ``amazing women in my life.''

(The Canadian Press)

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Some former Saturday Night Live cast members have given their top pick for the worst guest host -- and it's a Canadian known for questionable behaviour.

Bill Hader and Jay Pharaoh were with Andy Cohen on Bravo's ``Watch What Happens Live'' when they awarded the dubious title to Justin Bieber -- who was host and musical guest in 2013.

Hader and Pharaoh didn't say what exactly Bieber did to make him the worst guest, however, Hader speculated that Bieber was exhausted and at the end of his rope after a tough schedule. (ABC)

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Thousands of people are expected to march in Washington D-C this weekend to demand action to end gun violence in American schools -- and a singing superstar is joining their cause.

Taylor Swift doesn't usually make political statements, but she says she supports the ``March For Our Lives'' campaign.

Swift says she was moved by the Parkland Florida high school shooting tragedy.

Seventeen people were killed and 17 more were wounded in the Valentine's Day shooting rampage. (ABC)

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The charitable arm of New York City's fire department is donating 25-thousand dollars and collecting contributions for the family of a firefighter who died in a blaze on a movie set at a former jazz club.

Firefighter Michael Davidson was the son of a retired New York City firefighter and leaves a wife and four children.

He'd been cited for bravery four times during his 15 years on the job.

The blaze erupted Thursday night in a Harlem building being used as a set for ``Motherless Brooklyn,'' directed by Edward Norton.

(The Associated Press)

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A lawyer for former ``Melrose Place'' actress Amy Locane says he'll appeal a ruling ordering her to be re-sentenced for a fatal

2010 crash in New Jersey.

Locane was convicted in 2013 in the drunk driving crash that killed a 60-year old woman, and was sentenced to three years in prison.

She served about two-and-a-half years and was released in 2015.

Prosecutors and the victim's family objected, saying the sentence was too lenient, and on Friday an appeals court ordered a new sentencing.  (The Associated Press)

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The Cook County, Illinois medical examiner's office has confirmed that former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards died of complications from meningitis.

Edwards passed away on February 1st in Chicago after a long illness. He was 74.

The Birmingham, Alabama-born Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin in 1968.

He was part of the lineup on hits such as ``Papa Was A Rollin'

Stone,'' ''Ball of Confusion`` and ''Cloud Nine,`` and along with the rest of the Temptations was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.  (The Associated Press)

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A new documentary explores the stories of the first American black women to become pro wrestlers.

It features Ramona Isbell who is 78

She recalls she liked the money, the travel and the fun back then in the 1950s and 60s.

But she says to this day she's kept that part of her life secret saying, ``what are they going to say at church?''

``Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring'' debuts next Thursday at Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts. (The Associated Press)

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(The Canadian Press)