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Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash while leaving concert in Sinaloa state

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 14:24
CULIACAN, Mexico - Ariel Camacho, a young, up-and-coming Mexican singer, was killed in a car crash after leaving a concert in Mexico, his record company confirmed Thursday. Camacho, already popular in his home state of Sinaloa and parts of the U.S. as a singer of the "grupera" genre, died early...
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Toronto trio BadBadNotGood wows Wu-Tang's Ghostface Killah on collaboration

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 13:46
TORONTO - The first time Ghostface Killah heard BadBadNotGood's beats, he figured they were ancient soul samples likely performed by now-dusty musicians — audio relics of some recently bygone era. He certainly didn't expect the music was the organically instrumented work of three Canadian rap
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New Music

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:46
ROOTS Whitehorse Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter) SOMETIMES two heads really are better than one. Case in point, the former solo -- but married -- artists Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland who joined forces as Whitehorse back in 2010. On their third full-length, the daring duo has
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Night at the Herbarium

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:38
Remember plants? They're green? Live outside? Turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose? Me neither. It's going to be a while before we can hang with our leafy friends outdoors, so it's nice to know we can keep in touch at the University of Manitoba's Vascular Plant Herbarium.
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Siteseeing

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:35
Drake vs Everybody drakevseverybody.com You can add Canadian hip-hop mega-star Drake to the list of artists who have managed to come out of nowhere with a new album and drop it on an unsuspecting audience. Drake's latest mixtape/album, If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, is a 17-song romp that
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'Smoke + Mirrors' by Imagine Dragons tops HMV Canada CD sales chart

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:07
The following is HMV Canada's top 10 CDs based on national sales for the week ending Feb. 28. CDs 1 Smoke + Mirrors _ Imagine Dragons 2 Physical Graffiti (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) _ Led Zeppelin 3 X _ Ed Sheeran 4 In the Lonely Hour _ Sam Smith 5 Dark Sky Paradise _ Big Sean 6
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Madonna tumbles down stairs but carries on at UK music's Brit Awards

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:02
LONDON - Madonna has given music fans a shock when she tumbled down several stairs at the Brit Awards. The 56-year-old queen of pop was closing Wednesday's ceremony in London with a performance of her song "Living For Love." Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble
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Haiku Horoscopes

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:52
Aries (March 21 - April 19) All things come to those Who wait for some impatient Person to get them Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Your many talents All boil down to a talent For tricking others Gemini (May 21 - June 20) At the trial, when it Is your turn to swear witness Vanish...
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The Buzz

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:43
BRAD OSWALD / TV Does absolute power corrupt? Absolutely. The game has changed for Frank Underwood. It's no longer about winning the ultimate prize; all the scheming and planning and ruthlessly ambitious evil-doing of House of Cards' first two seasons ensured that his dream of winning the White
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Tree planted in Los Angeles park in memory of Beatles guitarist George Harrison

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:17
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A tree has been planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison to replace one that was killed by a beetle infestation. City News Service says a yew pine honouring the late Beatles guitarist was planted Wednesday in Griffith Park on what would have been
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Grammys give Beck huge sales boost in Canada, along with Annie Lennox

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:01
TORONTO - Despite Kanye West's protestations, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards sent Canadians scrambling to check out Beck's "Morning Phase." For the week after the versatile Californian's contemplative record took album of the year at the awards gala, "Morning Phase" experienced a 409 per cent
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He doesn't give a puck

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:16
For most of Theo Fleury's hockey career, when someone said "great play," it referred to something spectacular he did on the ice. These days, the one-time National Hockey League all-star is hearing similar praise for Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story, the one-man stage drama based on his
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Paul McCartney confirmed as headliner for 2015 Firefly festival in Delaware

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:43
DOVER, Del. - Organizers of the Delaware's Firefly Music Festival say former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline this year's event. Wednesday's announcement comes a week after festival organizers announced a partial lineup led by the Kings of Leon and The Killers. But last week's lineup didn't
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Sexual assault investigation of pop singer Cliff Richard has expanded, lawmaker says

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:17
LONDON - A police investigation of veteran pop star Cliff Richard relating to claims of sexual assault has "increased significantly in size," a British lawmaker said Wednesday. Police said in August they questioned the 74-year-old singer and searched a house belonging to him after receiving what
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Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis to feature Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Pixies

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:30
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, The Avett Brothers and John Fogerty are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis. Festival organizers announced the lineup for the three-day event on Wednesday. The festival is set for May 1-3 at Tom
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City-born brothers, sister honour dad's German roots

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:45
For Winnipeg-born musicians Erica, Victor and Myron Schultz, the family that plays together, stays together. The talented siblings from one of the city's best-known musical clans will be featured during the Rady Jewish Community Centre Music 'N' Mavens' concert on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the
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Dalí exhibition draws big numbers

Arts news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 08:42
SALVADOR Dalíí's artworks have left some lasting memories in Winnipeg. More than 40,000 visitors made their way to the Winnipeg Art Gallery for its twin Dalíi-themed exhibits, Dalí Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, during their five-month run
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Hancock: Musicians hope to bring uplifting message to Paris on International Jazz Day

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 06:23
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jazz musicians from around the world will gather this April in Paris for International Jazz Day, an event UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock hopes will bring an uplifting "positive message" to a city still reeling from last month's terrorist attacks. Hancock and UNESCO
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Canadian border bars singer Chris Brown, will miss shows in Toronto, Montreal

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:51
TORONTO - R&B singer Chris Brown says he's been barred from entering Canada. The "Forever" singer tweeted Tuesday that the "good people of the Canadian government" wouldn't let him into the country for shows in Montreal and Toronto. The 25-year-old Grammy winner had been scheduled to perform
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Music Review: Iron & Wine releases choice archive material

Music news from the Winnipeg Free Press - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 17:15
Iron & Wine, "Archive Series Volume No. 1" (Black Cricket Recording Co.) The songs from Iron & Wine's first album, "The Creek Drank the Cradle," were cherry-picked from material Sam Beam had been recording at home for years before catching the attention of Sup Pop Records in 2002. His first
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