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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

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."

LINDA DAWE'S "THE 40 YEAR SECRET" AIRS ON THE PASSIONATE EYE

Courtesy of : Dulce Barbosa dB Promotions & Publicity Inc.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 10 PM EST/PT,

NARRATED BY SARAH POLLEY

“The 40 Year Secret” tells the tale of Linda’s forced departure from Sault Ste Marie for the duration of her pregnancy and father Ray altogether banished unaware.  Unwed and unwelcome, confused, angry and humiliated, the young teenage girl bore her daughter in secrecy at a Salvation Army home in Toronto . Like hundreds of thousands of young women of the day, Linda was compelled to give up her child, her desire to raise her daughter a non- issue, the baby put up for adoption immediately, both families good names saved.

Iconic Rock Figure And Legendary Guitarist Slash In Rare One-On-One At Canadian Music Week 2010

Slash

Thursday, March 11, 2010
4:00 PM
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

A musician, artist and iconic rock figure, Slash is recognized as an indelible force in the world of music today.  Time Magazine recently chose him as one of the best electric guitarists of all time, along with Hendrix himself.  To us, he is the man who defined the sound of Guns N' Roses and the last great guitar god.  With album sales nearing the 100 million mark, seven Grammy nominations, and countless music projects, Slash will be sharing memories and insights on life, love and playing loud during a very special in-depth celebrity interview at Canadian Music Week on Thursday, March 11, 2010.

TinBu Partners With The Haiti Relief Fund To Help Raise Funds To Support Earthquake Relief Efforts

TinBu is donating 1,000,000 online advertisements to assist in collecting tax-deductible donations for the non-profit Haiti Relief Fund to assist with earthquake recovery efforts.

Pensacola, FL / Lynbrook,NY 1/14/2010 04:34 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

TinBu, a leading provider of online content to 1000's of online Web sites has partnered with the non-profit Haiti Relief Fund organization to help raise money for earthquake disaster relief.

TinBu will donate 1,000,000 online ad impressions in the U.S.A. to assist The Haiti Relief Fund in collecting donations to aid in earthquake relief. All donations collected will be tax-deductible as The Haiti Relief Fund is a registered non-profit organization that operates exclusively for charitable purpose under section 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code.

Monumental/DEP/Universal announces artist Empire ISIS and Smashbox Cosmetics Canada partnership

Smashbox

by Sandy Graham

Smashbox Cosmetics is well known for creating trendsetting styles and working closely with makeup industry professionals, celebrities and fashion industry insiders. Smashbox thrives in bringing forth a specialized product and creating the perfect makeup line for women around the globe.

“I'm honored that Smashbox makeup chose to work with me and the Empire ISIS movement." commented Empire ISIS. "They have an International vision, it only makes sense to work together, it's all about making girls look good round the world."

Canadian Icons Neil Young & Burton Cummings tickled to be named to Order of Canada

The Canadian Press

Burton Cummings joked that it's about time he joined Randy Bachman as an officer of the Order of Canada. Barry Roden/CBC

Former Guess Who frontman Burton Cummings jokes that it's about time he got the Order of Canada, considering that bandmate Randy Bachman got identical recognition a year ago.

But Cummings says it was a pretty big deal to get the honour alongside such fellow Manitobans as rock icon Neil Young and former premier Gary Filmon.

All three on Wednesday were named officers of the order, which is the second of three levels of recognition bestowed by Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean.

The appointments also include honours for hockey great Mario Lemieux, who is elevated to officer, while former Montreal Canadiens captain Emile (Butch) Bouchard, who led the NHL team to four Stanley Cup titles, becomes a member.

Jean announced 32 new members and promoted 25 people, including Cummings, from member to officer.

Haydain Neale Remembered

compiled by Bill Delingat

It was another star studded night at the Phoenix nightclub in the heart of Toronto, a scene that we are getting all too familiar in seeing as fans and family gather to pay tribute to a fallen star as his voice has been silent all too soon.

Nelly Furtado, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), K-Os, and Chantal Kreviazuk were among the artists that fans were privileged to see as they honored the musical legacy of Jacksoul’s Haydain Neale.

Photo Credit: Bill KingPhoto Credit: Bill King

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