November 2018

John Harris A Night of Music, Magic and Memories

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Submitted by Don Graham

On November 22, 2018, Cashbox Magazine Canada presented another in its series of Cashbox Canada Legacy Awards in Toronto to a Canadian music industry builder and educator, John Harris. The presentation ceremony took place at Harris Institute in Toronto, a music industry school started by Harris in 1989.

The evening was attended by many of John’s contemporaries and fellow music industry icons and was highlighted by a live solo performance by Lisa Hartt, whom John managed. Hartt performed her hit ‘Old Time Movie’ and a moving version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song’, a perfect fit for John and the evening.

Cashbox CEO/Editor in Chief Sandy Graham presented the award to an emotional Harris who gave a heartfelt acceptance speech where he gave thanks to all who helped him on his journey with a special thanks to “two people who are unable to attend because of the distance, and it’s a really far distance, so thanks Mom and Dad who are up there” as he pointed up to heaven.

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Tom Jackson Performs December 4 at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

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Submitted to Cashbox Canada

There are entertainment legends, and then there is Tom Jackson, a triple-threat actor, musician, and activist whose achievements in each discipline are downright head-spinning. Jackson’s career is unparalleled, not to mention wildly acclaimed, abundantly decorated, and almost ridiculously interesting. Heck, Jackson could be a pub night trivia category all by himself.

Tom Jackson will be performing at Harbourfront Centre on December 4 as part of his cross-Canada Huron Carole tour, benefitting Feed It Forward and The Stop.

The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning  3 decades touring from coast to coast to coast. Expect an evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom Jackson and his ensemble of musicians. The tour travels to 15 cities raising funds for local food banks and family service agencies. Many remark that it’s the perfect way to begin their Christmas season and get into the spirit of the holidays.

“If you told me in 1987 that I’d be committing to a lifetime of producing Christmas shows across Canada, I would have been overwhelmed and may not have even started. I am so blessed to have spent over 30 years on the road sharing music, meeting those we serve, embracing the caregivers, celebrating community leaders and working with corporate investors who are committed to changing the quality of life in their own backyard.”

Dec. 2/18
02:30 PM
Clarenville, NL
Eastlink Events Centre
Clarenville Food Bank

Jennifer Lopez releases Limitless from New Film Second Act

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The multiplatinum-selling recording artist, actress, producer and entertainer JENNIFER LOPEZ shares a new anthem entitled “LIMITLESS” from her forthcoming film, Second Act from STXfilms – HERE via Sony Music Masterworks.

Second Act opens in theaters nationwide on December 21 with “Limitless” emphasizing the powerful message of the movie – the only thing stopping you is you.

“LIMITLESS” spotlights Lopez’s instantly recognizable show-stopping voice and undeniable charisma. Penned by Sia, “Limitless” is song with soaring vocals and music that delivers a timely, empowering, and inspiring message.

The global icon first performed the song at the American Music Awards, delivering a powerful and passionate rendition on stage. USA Today wrote, “Jennifer Lopez’s 2018 AMA performance brought the house down, while Billboard described it as “soaring and impactful. “LIMITLESS” arrives on the heels of a series of explosive musical moments for Lopez in 2018, including “Us” and the big and bold banger “Dinero” [feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B].

Ottawa’s Tribe Royal Playing Hometown Gig at Babylon

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Submitted by Cashbox Canada

Ottawa’s Tribe Royal have had an incredible 2018, and what better way to be closing out a successful year than by performing in your hometown with family, friends and fans.

November 30, 2018, Tribe Royal is set to take the stage with special guests Drae & Six Points North.

The year was definitely one that had this local Canadian band garnering attention worldwide. First on the agenda was going to the legendary Muscle Shoals, Alabama studio, The Nutthouse (engineered by Jimmy Nutt himself) work with legendary producer, Norbert Putnam. Putnam, who has a credit list a mile long brought out the best in the band, producing a Double A side release of Holding On listen here https://youtu.be/uNRGrysoPq0 and Good to Me listen here https://youtu.be/qz_LraJXxf0).

Norbert Putnam has decades in the business and his studio credits both as a player, arranger and producer read like a who’s who in the music world. If you want to get a music book for yourself or for someone else for Christmas check out http://www.musiclessonsbynorbertputnam.com/. You might not recognize his name but you will know every artist in the book ranging from Baez, Fogelberg, Buffitt, Elvis and more.

The Strumbellas Set Up Shop With eOne Music

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The Strumbellas know how to plot a long game. The six-piece collective may have rocketed to mainstream success two years ago with their breakthrough hit, Spirits, but they have always been thinking one step ahead. Today, they announce two of those next steps – the release of their new single,Salvation, and the start of a partnership with eOne Music. The band will release their new single on November 30th, via their own imprint, Underneath A Mountain Records, which is under exclusive license to eOne Music for Canada.

“The Strumbellas are a global force of nature and we are so excited that they have honoured us with the opportunity to work with them on this new music,” says Chris Taylor, Global President, Music, Entertainment One. “We are going to take very, very, very good care of them. Their manager has too many incriminating photos of me to do anything less!”

“We are thrilled to be calling The Strumbellas partners,” adds Chris Moncada, General Manager, eOne Music Canada. “Even with all the success the band has enjoyed over the last few years, we feel like they are just getting started, and are very excited to be a part of the next phase”