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Th!nkdeep. A Night For Chile

Th!nk Deep Chile

Nocturne Nightclub
nocturneclub.com
Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10:00pm
Donations accepted at the door
All proceeds go to the Canadian Global Medic Chile Earthquake Relief Fund

with DJs: Alvaro G (King of Late Night), Carlos Fuerte (Th!nkdeep), Marco Marquez (Plus Groove Records, SSN), Hubert K (housemusic.ca), Mystick Mike & Steve Venom (MMFM.com/Metro Pass Records)
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Inti-Illimani and Francesca Gagnon – A Concert for Chile

Inti-Illimani

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 23rd, 8PM
$25-50

Canada's Francesca Gagnon and Chile's Inti-Illimani will present their recently completed recording Meridiano with a program that mixes the popular songs of Cirque du Soleil with works from Inti-Illimani's vast repertoire.

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Please help, support these events and spread the word. The people of Chile are suffering a great deal right now and they need to see that the world does care.

Inti-Illimani and Francesca Gagnon – A Concert for Chile
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Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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GRAMMY AWARDS WINNERS FOR 2010

Album of the Year: Fearless — Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) — Thaddis Harrell, Beyonce Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce)
Best Solo Rock Performance: Working on a Dream — Bruce Springsteen
Record of the Year: Use Somebody — Kings of Leon
Best Country Album: Fearless — Taylor Swift
Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown — Green Day
Best Hard Rock Performance: War Machine — AC/DC
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Run This Town — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
Best Dance Recording: Poker Face — Lady Gaga
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Halo — Beyonce
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:Use Somebody — Kings of Leon
Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band

Dianne Reeves in Concert

Diana Reeves

By Bill McDonald

Through their concert series, the Jazz Performance and Education Centre (JPEC) continue in their quest of preserving and continuing the development of jazz music in Canada. While their primary focus has been promoting Canadian jazz musicians, it is important that their programs occasionally incorporate international artists. It’s hard to imagine a better representative than the incomparable jazz vocalist, Dianne Reeves.

Reeves was born in Detroit to a highly musical family and, at an early age, her family moved to Denver, Colorado. Her talents were fostered both at home and school, with influences that included jazz and classical music. In 1976, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a vocalist. Here she also began incorporating Latin American styles. Her LA experiences included a tour with the legendary Sergio Mendes. Her musical horizons expanded further into world music with her 1983 to 1986 tour with Harry Belafonte.

Direct Music TV America

Direct TV

“This is an evolution not a revolution, this is the sign of a new generation internet TV.” Alexander Blaze commenting on “DMTV”

Telethons unleash star power for Haiti quake victims

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$9 million raised for earthquake relief two hours after 'Canada For Haiti' broadcast, officials say

K'naan, in red, performs "Wavin' Flag" at the Canada For Haiti telethon on Jan. 22, 2010. The show was hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, Ben Mulroney and Cheryl Hickey.

'PRIVILEGED' TO PLAY ROLE

"The stories of the kids (in Haiti) are going to stick with me for a long time. My son's backstage and I just want to run over and give him a big hug. It rocked me and I'm sure it rocked a lot of people."
– CHERYL HICKEY, host of ET Canada

"It's rare that music gets to be about something other than the music and a good time. It's amazing to be a part of something where you get to use music to witness people give and people care. (Haiti) needs us now."
JAMES SHAW, guitarist, Metric

David 'Soulfingaz' Williams

Soulfingaz

David 'Soulfingaz' Williams passed away in his sleep on Wed. The music industry is in mourning.

A mainstay in Canada's music scene, Soulfingaz studied composition and piano at Humber College in Toronto and since graduating has been playing professionally in Canada, the US and Europe. As well as being self-taught, he plays rock, soul, funk, gospel, jazz, latin, classical, hip hop and other styles yet to be classified.

Underground Realroad

Underground

Montreal's Formula-Breaking Collective Release Their Debut, Slave To The Game, on January 26th

Creating Constant Fan Connection - Michael Angelo Releases EP

"In The Light Of The Moon"

Michael-Angelo, Montreal’s eclectic pop-rocker, gets set to release his second album, “The Life: a Song Project,” in an innovative way. January 27th will see the release of a four track EP, called "In The Light of The Moon" the first part of the new album, which will be followed by a second EP and finally, the release of the entire album later this year. The innovative idea stems from the artist’s goal of sharing his music with his fans as soon as it is produced.

"Releasing In the Light of the Moon allows my fans to hear my future album as I'm producing it, creating a constant connection and allowing me to keep playing shows and do a little bit of everything instead of the long cycle of compose, record, promote, sell, tour, etc..." says Michael Angelo. "I'm basically taking advantage of technology and sharing my songs right away instead of waiting a whole year for the album to be complete and be heard."

Geoff Lloyd, former band member of Matthew Good passes away

Geoff Lloyd

Canadian rocker Matthew Good has paid tribute to his former bandmate Geoff Lloyd, who died at the weekend, in late January. The bassist, who founded the Matthew Good Band with the star in the 1990s, was found dead at the end of January. The cause of death has not yet been publicly confirmed.

And Good admits he's still in a "state of shock" after learning of the tragedy. In a post on his official website, he writes, "I really don't know what to say right now. Having just found out that Geoff has passed I'm still in a state of shock. Geoff was one of the founding members of the Matthew Good Band, and, as far as I'm concerned, it was never quite the same without him."

"I remember a lot of things when I think of Geoff. Like me, he suffered from extreme mood swings and depression, something that he struggled with throughout his life. But, to be honest, most of the time I just remember how funny and utterly selfless he was."

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