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Correction: Music-Eric Clapton story

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:34
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In a story July 24 about Eric Clapton's new album "The Breeze," The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of singer Don White. A corrected version of the story is below: Clapton says thank you to Cale with 'The Breeze' Eric Clapton says thank you to friend and...
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Filmmaker finds beauty in decay in doc-style music video about Winnipeg

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:58
Royal Canoe has teamed up with Winnipeg-via-Montreal filmmaker Matthew Rankin for a audio-visual love letter to Winnipeg. Released Monday, the music video for Exodus of the Year uses a documentarian’s eye and degraded Super 8 footage to subvert “the tropes of Winnipeg Chamber of
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Lady Gaga says recording jazz music was easier than pop; singer readies jazz CD with Bennett

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:37
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released Sept. 23. "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more
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5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled release is the top album on iTunes in Canada

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:16
iTunes in Canada top 10 for the week ending July 27. ALBUMS 1 5 Seconds of Summer _ 5 Seconds of Summer 2 TRXYE (EP) _ Troye Sivan 3 The Black Market _ Rise Against 4 In the Lonely Hour _ Sam Smith 5 Mandatory Fun _ "Weird Al" Yankovic 6 Stolen Dance (EP) _ Milky Chance 7 X (Deluxe
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'The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale' by Eric Clapton & Friends among CD releases for the week of July 29

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:15
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of July 29: Adelitas Way _ "Stuck" All Things New _ "Attic Sessions" (EP) The Allman Brothers Band _ "The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings" Angus & Julia Stone _ "Angus & Julia Stone" Marc Broussard _ "A Life Worth Living" James Brown _ "Get
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Good performance art makes audience nervous

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:22
In the gallery stood an oversized door, about five metres tall. In front of a small crowd, the artist tried the doorknob, found it wouldn't open and began to knock. No one answered. But he continued knocking on that giant, closed door for more than four hours. Performance art has its share of...
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Fringe fest sets attendance record

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:21
ANOTHER year, another attendance record for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Attendance for the 2014 version of the fest, which wrapped up Sunday night, totalled 104,859, organizers said in a press release Monday. That number eclipses the attendance of 101,488 in 2013. It's no huge
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Lady Gaga says recording jazz music was easier than pop; singer readies jazz CD with Bennett

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 07:19
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lady Gaga is a bonafide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has spent two years recording an album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett called "Cheek to Cheek," to be released this fall. "You know, it's funny, but jazz comes a little more
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Artists, models take to streets of 'naked city'

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:02
NEW YORK -- New York really is "the naked city." Artists in Manhattan painted the bodies of 40 nude models on Saturday, turning the Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park into an outdoor celebration of the human form. Artist Andy Golub says New York was the only city in the country that would
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Verdi interpreter Bergonzi dies at 90

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:02
MILAN, Italy -- Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far
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Spaceman Hadfield singing, dancing here in December

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 02:01
CANADIAN astronaut Chris Hadfield, who sent music fans into orbit with his version of David Bowie's Space Oddity from the International Space Station in 2013, will appear at the Centennial Concert Hall on Dec. 1. The evening promises to be an audio/visual experience noting the highlights of his
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Record crowd flocks to fringe

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:15
Another year, another attendance record for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Attendance for the 2014 version of the fest, which wrapped up Sunday night, totalled 104,859, organizers said in a press release Monday. That number eclipses the attendance of 101,488 in 2013. It’s no huge
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Dozens treated for alcohol-related symptoms at Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:51
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts. Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in
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Review: Showcase for Tom Petty and his veteran band

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:50
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye" (Reprise) Tom Petty isn't singing about himself on his new tune, "Forgotten Man," but he can't be blamed for thinking like that. The music world has moved on from the days when Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers were among its leaders. So what to do?
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Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, leading Verdi interpreter, dies at age 90

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 09:16
MILAN - Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90. The Italian Auxologic Institute in Milan on Monday confirmed Bergonzi's death on Friday. No cause was given. Born in the province of Parma not far from
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Prize will help guitarist launch career

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:30
ALEX Goodman was the first Canadian to win the Montreux Jazz Festival’s guitar competition earlier this month. The former Torontonian, now living in New York City, won first prize and the public’s choice award at the worldrenowned annual Swiss festival. Goodman had been aware of the
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5 Seconds of Summer get hands-on with ticket sales during surprise appearance

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 20:45
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The rising pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer gave its feverish female fans the surprise of a lifetime by personally selling tickets Saturday morning for an upcoming concert in Inglewood, California. Many fans, including 13-year-old Trina Umana, camped out overnight at The
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The Beyoncé brand

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 03:23
Back in May, Saturday Night Live aired a now-viral faux movie trailer called The Beygency. In it, host Andrew Garfield dares to admit in public that he’s just not that into Drunk In Love, and now he must go on the lam for fear of retribution from The Beygency, a covert operation that takes
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Collector insists he, not US museum, rightfully owns guitar Elvis smashed during final tour

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:27
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues
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MTV taps Iggy Azalea for fashion commentary

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:03
NEW YORK -- Pop star Iggy Azalea is taking on a new role as a commentator for the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV said Thursday that the singer featured in the summer hits Fancy and Problem will provide a running commentary on fashion during the annual awards show on Aug. 24 at The Forum in
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