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Pedestrians will have an easier time crossing Main Street at Fourth Avenue North with the installation of a signaled crosswalk.

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards have come and gone, and 83 golden gramophones have been handed out to some of the most talented musicians in the world.

Sam Smith took center stage in just about every way, collecting four Grammys and treating the audience at the Staples Center to a stirring rendition of Song/Record of the Year “Stay With Me.” In contrast to his weepy demeanor on that song, Smith was all smiles on Sunday.

“I can now put the term ‘Grammy award-winning artist’ before things I do, which is the most amazing thing,” he told a group of reporters after the show. “What’s beautiful about this record for me is that I didn’t play a character.”

Grammys 2015: The Full List

But in some cases, heading home with hardware doesn’t necessarily make an act a big winner at the Grammys (see Beyoncé, who got snubbed in the Album of the Year category), just as getting shut out doesn’t guarantee that the ceremony was a loss (see Ed Sheeran).

Here’s my take on who emerged victorious in the broadest sense–and who, or what, did not.


Sam Smith. He won four Grammys–and three out of the “Big Four”–meeting and perhaps even exceeding the already-lofty expectations placed on him for the ceremony. Enough said.

Rosanne Cash. Johnny’s daughter hasn’t won since Ronald Reagan was president, as she cheerfully admitted to the reporters assembled in the media room, but this year she went a perfect three-for-three. Only Smith won more Grammys.

Ed Sheeran. Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2014 lost in all three categories for which he was nominated. But Sheeran wowed millions with a live performance in which he essentially did live band karaoke with a dream team of Questlove, John Mayer and Herbie Hancock. Then he duetted with Jeff Lynne, blowing up the internet in the process.

Kanye West. Though he failed to win a single award, West became one the main stories at the Grammys thanks to two performances and a priceless fake-out interruption of Beck. As a result, West earned more Twitter mentions than any other artist last night. If he really wants to go for the biggest win, he should release his new album in the next 24 hours.


Iggy Azalea. The Australian rapper got shut out, failing to win in any of the four categories in which she was nominated. Those could have been big ones: she was up for two of the Big Four as well as Best Rap Album. Azalea has had to deal with accusations of taking advantage of hip-hop; she’ll need another hit in the not-too-distant future to stick around the pop stratosphere.

Beyoncé. Okay, so it’s hard to really cast Beyoncé as a loser of anything, and she did take home two Grammys. But she was nominated for six–same as Sam Smith–and to come away with just a pair, especially after being the favorite to win Album of the Year, is something of a disappointment (even though it’s not her fault).

The Album of the Year category. With all due respect to Beck, this one should have gone to Beyoncé–or Smith, or Pharrell Williams, or Ed Sheeran. All four had individual songs on their albums that got more spins on Spotify than Beck’s entire album. Honoring an LP nobody has heard undermines the importance of one of the Big Four categories, and thereby the Grammys more broadly.

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Thirteen was an unlucky number for Katy Perry.
She's been nominated 13 times for Grammys and last night she went
home empty-handed again.




The music from the movie ``Frozen'' won two
Grammys last night. Songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez says she's had
people tell her the song saved them from suicide and has helped sick
children recover. She also hears from parents who say it's driving
them nuts because their kids have dolls that sing it over and over.
Anderson-Lopez says both kinds of comments give her inspiration to
create even more. She and her husband, Robert Lopez, are writing
music for the Oscars but won't say what they're doing.



 For a guy who normally lets his music do the
talking for him, Bob Dylan sure did get chatty. Dylan spoke for 40
minutes in accepting his award as the Recording Academy's MusiCares
Person of the Year on Friday in Los Angeles. He recited his own
lyrics, thanked Peter, Paul and Mary for covering ``Blowin' in the
Wind'' and took aim at his detractors. Dylan says from day one,
critics have said he sounds like a frog but they don't say that
about Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen. Musicians who played Dylan's music
in tribute to him include Beck, Alanis Morissette, Willie Nelson,
Jack White, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne and
Sheryl Crow.



. Journey guitarist Neal Schon says the city
of San Francisco raised its fee on his wedding when it learned it
would be on T-V. City officials say they did indeed but they were
within their rights in doing that. Schon is suing the city because
he agreed to pay the city 58-thousand for use of the Palace of Fine
Arts for his wedding to ``Real Housewives of D.C.'' Michaele Salahi
. in December 2013. He says six days before
the wedding, the city unfairly jacked up the fee to 240-thousand
when it found out the couple was going to broadcast the event as a
pay-per-view T-V show. Schon says he paid it so the wedding would go
on. City Attorney Dennis Herrara's office says the fee was indeed
increased because the wedding evolved from a small secret wedding to
a commercial broadcast and the city's fees were adjusted



. A trailer for the upcoming movie about Amy
Winehouse has been released. The film ``Amy'' is due in theatres in
July or September. The movie's makers wanted to release the trailer
around the Grammys, since Winehouse won five awards at the 2008



. Canadian pop-star Justin Bieber's shoes
have sold at auction for more than most people would pay for a car.
His Nike basketball shoes sold for more than 62-thousand on eBay to
raise money for a food bank in Stratford, Ontario. His grandparents
donated some of his personal items for the auction. Bieber's Toronto
Maple Leafs bed comforter sold for more than six-thousand dollars.
His pillow case sold for more than three-thousand, while his ceiling
light went for about two-grand.



.Rihanna is overcoming her fear of sharks for
the sake of fashion. The Tampa Tribune reports Rihanna swam with
three 2.5-metre tiger sharks at The Florida Aquarium in December for
the March cover of Harper's Bazaar. Rihanna says she loved the movie
``Jaws'' but was so scared she'd stay out of the water whenever a
new sequel was released. She says her father used to tease her by
humming the ``Jaws'' theme song.



. Calgary's Tegan (TEE'-gan) and Sara and The
Lonely Island will reunite for the Oscars. They have signed on to
perform ``Everything is Awesome'' from ``The Lego Movie,'' which is
nominated for best original song. Adam Levine will perform ``Lost
Stars'' from ``Begin Again,'' while Rita Ora will sing ``Grateful''
from ``Beyond The Lights.'' John Legend and Common will perform
``Glory'' from ``Selma.'' Tim McGraw will take Glen Campbell's place
in singing Campbell's song, ``I'm Not Gonna Miss You'' from ``Glen
Campbell: I'll Be Me.'' Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer's
disease. The Oscars will be February 22 in Los Angeles.

The 57th GRAMMY Awards will continue its tradition of producing standout musical collaborations, universally known as "GRAMMY Moments," with this year's series of unique pairings including current nominees Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga; nominees Hozier and Annie Lennox; nominee Jessie J and GRAMMY winner Tom Jones; and GRAMMY winners Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.

They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Common with John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Usher, and Pharrell Williams. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J returns as host.

"Throughout the years, the GRAMMY Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "This year is no different and, once again, promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries."

"Musical collaborations have become a GRAMMY staple, and the best part is that artists now suggest many of these duets themselves," said executive producer Ehrlich of AEG Ehrlich Ventures. "I'm very excited about this year's special segments, and believe they'll be talked about for a long time to come."

Sixteen-time GRAMMY winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bennett and five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga are nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Cheek To Cheek.

Hozier is up for Song Of The Year for "Take Me To Church."

Jessie J is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang" (with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj).

Four-time GRAMMY winner Lennox is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Nostalgia.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.

Music's Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's social networks on TwitterFacebook and Instagram

A collision between a semi and a car west of Dauphin on Highway 5 this morning has claimed the life of a 58-year-old man.

Dauphin's Countryfest along with sponsor 730 CKDM proudly present the 13th Annual Battle of the Bands competition!

Both organizations strive to support and encourage amateur talent from across the country.

5 finalists will perform a 30 minute set on Thursday June 25th on the Credit Union Corral Stage.

The winner will take home $2000 in cash and a performance slot at Countryfest 2016.


Congratulations to these 5 finalists:

Colour By Numbers - from Winnipeg, MB

Crossroads - from Winnipeg, MB

Kendra Kay - from Elkhorn, MB

Black River Drifters - from Winnipeg, MB

The Janzen Boys - from Winnipeg, MB



The 2014 winner was The First Born Sons (Act of Divide)


Congratulations to our Journey BTBO winners......

Brian Selewich - Minnedosa
Cynthia Jantti - Dauphin
Cindy Michaleski- Dauphin
Amy Lone- Dauphin




MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015


Doors:  6:30PM          Show:  7:30PM





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JOURNEY has set an extensive Canadian tour starting Monday, July 6, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba with concerts scheduled through August 2nd in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. This marks the first time the American rock greats will perform a Canada-only tour, including markets in which band has never previously performed such as Penticton; Prince George; and Dawson Creek, British Columbia; and Lethbridge, Alberta.


Blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Journey has created some of the best-known songs in music, such as “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” and “Faithfully.”


The group’s seminal anthem - “Don’t Stop Believin’” - is one of the top-selling catalog tracks in digital history, after being featured in the last scene of the electrifying series finale of HBO's ‘The Sopranos’  and then reaching another level of stratospheric success when it was covered by the cast of FOX's wildly successful series ‘Glee.’  Three decades after its original release, "Don't Stop Believin'"has reached a new class of young fans and multiple generations are welcoming this legendary band, as it continues to bring its signature sound of classic hits and new favorites around the world.


Over the years Journey hasearned multiple accolades, including 19 Top 40 singles; producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums; and receiving a Diamond certification for its Greatest Hits album, marking U.S. sales in excess of 15 million. In 2011, they drew nearly a million fans to their Eclipse World Tour and was awarded the prestigious "Legend Of Live Award" at the Billboard Touring Awards in honor of their significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live.


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730 CKDM is in the process of moving to our new building.

There may be some telephone disruption during this process.

If you need to contact our news department later today call 204.648.6462.

If you have to contact our office today, call 204.648.3706

CKDM wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friends of Riding Mountain National Park is looking for volunteers to help at its ski loppet event this weekend.
To have late fees on books or not?
The Henderson Elementary School jump rope team is going to be jumping to a school near you!

About 90 Dauphin students are not only powering up their minds today, but their bodies as well!

You may have to store your heavy jackets away for December.
The Parkland is being called the driest region in Manitoba by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.



Canadian Country superstar Aaron Pritchett is set to release his first greatest hits album Body of Work (Big Star Recordings) on May 12, 2015. The 16-track collection includes fan favourites "Big Wheel," "Hold My Beer," and "Let's Get Rowdy," as well as his latest single "Wake You With A Kiss." This spring, Pritchett hits the road again for the east coast leg of the Outlaws & Outsiders tour alongside label mates Cory Marquardt and King & Cash (Jordan Pritchett and Dan Arnold).  

"April 14, 2000 was the magical date that I got to hear my own song on the radio for the very first time," says Pritchett. "It's hard to imagine that it's been 15 years, and now I'm about to release a greatest hits album. I'm very proud of my 'Body Of Work' and appreciate everyone who helped me along the way, especially my fans and Canadian country radio!" 

Earlier this year, Pritchett released his latest single "Wake You With A Kiss," which is currently Top 40 on both BDS and Mediabase Country charts and climbing. In March, he wrapped the first leg of the Outlaws & Outsiders tour, which ran for 18 dates across western Canada and in June, he'll headline more dates in Ontario.  

With numerous Top 10 hit singles, music videos and tours with legendary country acts including Toby Keith and Brooks & Dunn, Pritchett has gained a reputation as one of the hardest working and sought after artists in the business. His passion and intensity on stage, coupled with an unwavering dedication to his fans, has set him apart and helped solidify his success. Over the course of his career he has earned many accolades and awards, including a Canadian Country Music Award for Independent Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for the anthem "Hold My Beer". 

Body Of Work - Track Listing

1. You Can't Say That I Didn't Love You

 2. Lucky For Me

 3. My Way

 4. New Frontier

 5. Big Wheel

 6. Hold My Beer

 7. Warm Safe Place

 8. Done You Wrong

 9. Let's Get Rowdy

10. How Do I Get There

11. Hell Bent For Buffalo

12. Light It Up

13. Coming Clean

14. Suntan City

15. Boat On The Water

16. Wake You With A Kiss 





North American dates for AC/DC's Rock or Bust World Tour were announced today including 7 stops across Canada.  The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium and feature Canadian dates in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Moncton, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver (see below for full list of dates and on-sale information).  Tickets available via Ticketmaster. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5th in Holland and run through late July. 

The North American Tour date announcement comes days after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of their current single "Rock or Bust" and their classic "Highway To Hell" which kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards.  This marked the Grammy winning band's first time performing on U.S. television in over 14 years.  AC/DC are also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10th and 17th.  Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust World Tour. 

AC/DC's latest album 'Rock or Bust' was released on December 2nd and immediately topped sales charts around the globe.  The album's first 2 singles  "Play Ball" and "Rock or Bust" were added to rock radio and featured in ad campaigns for major brands like Major League Baseball and Beats headphones.  

AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries.  The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.


AC/DC North American Tour Dates

Date                  City                               Venue                              On sale date 

August 22          Foxborough, MA      Gillette Stadium              February 16

August 26          E. Rutherford, NJ     MetLife Stadium             February 16

August 28          Quebec City, ON      Plains Of Abraham      February 16

August 31          Montreal, QC           Olympic Stadium         February 16

September 3      Ottawa, ON            TD Place                           February 16

September 5      Moncton, NB           Magnetic Hill                  February 16

September 8      Detroit, MI               Ford Field                           February 16

September 10    Toronto, ON           Downsview Park            February 16

September 15    Chicago, IL             Wrigley Field                      February 16

September 20    Edmonton, AL       Commonwealth Stadium February 16

September 2      Vancouver, BC       BC Place                           February 16

September 25    San Francisco, CA   AT&T Park                       February 15

September 28    Los Angeles, CA      Dodger Stadium               February 16


Money is always a nice way to be recognized.

Community Interest courses at the Assiniboine Community College offer members of the community the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills with others.

Four accolades are up for grabs at this year's Assiniboine Community College Parkland region alumni awards celebration.
A bit of confusion with a previously-run story.
Assiniboine Community College's Parkland campus is following the Dauphin Friendship Centre's lead during Breast Cancer Awareness month.