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Music industry continues to fight record leaks, but do they always hurt?

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:16
TORONTO - When Caribou's Dan Snaith found out people loved "Our Love," it was months before anyone was supposed to have heard the record. The Dundas, Ont., electronic composer's follow-up to "Swim" had leaked. It was June and the album was due out in October. As is often the case, news of the
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Mardi Gras to be held Feb. 13 & 14

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:35
Break out the beads and boas: Winnipeg Mardi Gras 2015 will heat things up Feb. 13 and 14, 2015 at the RBC Convention Centre. Tickets to the 18+ event are $16 plus fees at Ticketmaster. Tickets are also available through JDRF Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Canadian Diabetes...
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Tickets to In Flames show on sale Friday

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:59
Swedish metal act In Flames is bringing its eleventh studio album, this year’s Siren Charms, to the Garrick Centre on March 15, 2015. Tickets are $39.50 plus fees and go on sale Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Ticketfly.com, Unionevents.com and Music Trader. Fresh off a co-bill with fellow...
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Classical radio station targets younger listeners

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:03
With the flip of a switch and the glorious strains of Beethoven's Ode to Joy filling the airwaves, Winnipeg's classical and jazz baby, Classic 107 FM, roared into life last December. It's been a jam-packed 12 months in which the fledgling station grew from a seed of an idea by Golden West Radio
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Hot-blooded fans to get Foreigner fix

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:02
JUKEBOX heroes Foreigner and Tony-Award-winning singer Lea Salonga both have dates at the Club Regent Event Centre in March. Salonga, who is best-known for her acclaimed turn as Kim in Miss Saigon, will be performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on March 21. Tickets start at $30 plus
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Marilyn Manson at MTS Centre in April

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:02
ANTICHRIST superstar Marilyn Manson will bring his Hell not Hallelujah tour to MTS Centre on April 9. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. The goth rocker will be hitting the road in support of his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor,
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Ashanti testifies in fan's stalking trial; he was convicted of harassing family before

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 21:13
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Ashanti faced a fan accused of stalking and harassing her family for years, telling him and a jury Monday that she was repulsed and frightened to learn he'd been tweeting her X-rated messages and posed for a photo with her sister despite a no-contact order. In a strange
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Gov't Mule releases live album, 'Dark Side of the Mule' from Boston show covering Pink Floyd

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 17:45
Gov't Mule, "Dark Side of the Mule" (Evil Teen Records) When you're playing music for 20 years with the caveat that no two shows will ever be the same, you had better write a lot of music, or cover some great songs. Gov't Mule does both pretty well, most notably during a Halloween concert in
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Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced for assault in DC; singer arrested in same confrontation

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:26
WASHINGTON - A judge who convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of punching a man in Washington last year has given him a sentence that will keep him out of jail. D.C. Superior Court Judge Patricia Wynn sentenced Christopher Hollosy to 90 days in jail Tuesday but suspended the sentence,
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After just a few hours of deliberation, jury finds in favour of Apple in iPod class-action suit

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:40
OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court handed Apple a
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This week's top selling songs and albums on Apple's iTunes

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:20
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending December 15, 2014: Top Songs 1. Blank Space, Taylor Swift 2. Take Me to Church, Hozier 3. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars), Mark Ronson 4. Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran 5. Lips Are Movin, Meghan Trainor 6. The Hanging Tree, James Newton
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Marilyn Manson at MTS Centre in April

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:12
Antichrist superstar Marilyn Manson will bring his Hell not Hallelujah tour to MTS Centre on April 9, 2015. Tickets range in price from $39.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Friday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. The goth rocker will be hitting the road in support of his ninth studio album, The
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Foreigner, Salonga at Club Regent in March

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:09
Juke box heroes Foreigner and Tony-Award-winning singer Lea Salonga both have dates at the Club Regent Event Centre in March. Salonga, who is best-known for her acclaimed turn as Kim in Miss Saigon, will be performing with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on March 21. Tickets start at $30 plus
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'The Pinkprint' by Nicki Minaj among new CD releases for the week of Dec. 16

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:13
Here's a list of some new CD releases for the week of Dec. 16: Charli XCX _ "Sucker" Chief Keef _ "Nobody" The City on Film _ "La Vella" D'Angelo and The Vanguard _ "Black Messiah" Fifth Harmony _ "Reflection" 5 Seconds of Summer _ "LIVESOS" Geotic _ "Sunset Mountain" Ariana Grande _
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Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, Porter Robinson, more to perform at 2015 Buku fest

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:02
NEW ORLEANS - Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March. The lineup was announced by organizers Tuesday. More than 30 acts are
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Green Day, Lou Reed, Jett and Withers lead rock hall class

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:55
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. The hall announced Tuesday that it will also welcome Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who
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D'Angelo and The Vanguards' 'Black Messiah' plays to message of rising up

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:33
D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Black Messiah" (RCA) The phrase "long-awaited album" gets tossed around quite a bit — slapped on sets delayed by a couple years, or a few measly months, even. But "Black Messiah," D'Angelo's follow-up to 2000's "Voodoo" comes after a 14-year wait, which for some fans
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Nicki Minaj's 'Pinkprint' delivers grown-up complexity

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:52
Nicki Minaj, "The Pinkprint" (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records) Maybe we knew — even in 2010 — when Nicki Minaj released her debut set, that beneath the fluorescent wigs and zany accents, there resided a real-life grown-up. On some level, we surely understood that the now
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Rita Ora, 'The Rock' headline 'Christmas in Washington' concert with Obama family

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:59
WASHINGTON - The Obamas celebrated the holiday season Sunday with "The Rock" and singers Rita Ora and Darius Rucker. President Barack Obama and his family attended the 33rd annual "Christmas in Washington" concert Sunday at the National Building Museum. The event is a benefit for the Children's
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Ready to rock

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:19
Chris Rock's manner offstage is different than it is onstage. He doesn't pace back and forth like a tiger in a cage. His voice doesn't go up quite as high when he's making a point. He doesn't bristle with live-wire energy. But one thing is the same: he is unafraid to be brutally candid. Take the
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