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Richie Hayward of Little Feat Passes Away From Liver Cancer

Richie Hayward Little Feat

Richie Hayward drummer for the legendary band, Little Feat, passed away on August 12, 2010.
In August 2009, Richie Hayward announced that he had recently been diagnosed with liver cancer and would not be at work indefinitely. A benefit concert was organized and a website created where fans unable to attend could donate towards his treatment costs. Hayward lived in Canada, outside of his native USA, and did not have health insurance. Little Feat have announced that their drum technician Ford will take his place.
Steve Lukather (guitar player and singer from the band TOTO) on his Facebook page said: "I am saddened by the news that we lost yet another soul brother and legend Richie Hayward, drummer from Little Feat. He was a giant, an original and a great cat. God bless him and his family.. I will miss him, we all will."

The other one from Little Feat: "Respected by many as a musician, loved by more as a person. R.I.P. Richie."
A Facebook tribute page has just been created: We love you Richie Hayward and we always will.
At this hour, no Press Agency or Newspaper has confirmed this.

Buenavista Social Club proudly presents Eliades Ochoa live in Ottawa !!

Eliades Ochoa

Cuba’s Grammy Award winning Buenavista Social Club proudly presents an intimate and interactive evening with legendary guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa. One of the key members and contributors of the Buenavista Social Club will be performing live with his 6 piece band at Barrymores Music Hall, Saturday August 21, 2010.
 
Elides Ocho's sound is a mixture of salsa, country, and traditional rock all blended into a unique style that is today being inspired by Cuban and Latin artists all over the world.
 
Elides Ochoa and his group have toured over 40 countries, performed live for over 5 million fans and released several recordings, keeping the sounds of traditional Cuban music alive for audiences all over worldwide.
Eliades Ochoa’s performance at Barrymores Music Hall will allow fans a rare intimate and interactive experience with the legendary performer. This “One Night Only” performance is his second appearance in Canada for 2010.  

For Additional Information:
 
Buenavista Social Club - buenavistasocialclub.com
 
Eliades Ochoa - worldcircuit.co.uk
Listen to Chez 106 FM to win free tickets -  chez106.com
Eiades Ochoa Video - youtube.com
 
Venue Details:
 
Barrymores Music Hall - 323 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
 

Bieber set to star in a film about his life

Justin Bieber

By The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Justin Bieber is adding movie star to his resume.
Paramount Pictures, MTV Films and Bieber's record label, Island Def Jam, say the 16-year-old pop star has signed on to appear in a feature film about his life and career.
The yet-to-be-titled movie is set for release on "Valentine's weekend" of 2011, the companies said Tuesday.
Bieber will also be producing the film, along with mentor Usher, manager Scooter Braun and Island Def Jam Music Group chairman LA Reid.
The movie will offer a "VIP backstage pass" into Bieber's life and will feature 3D footage from his "My World 2.0" concert tour.
The ubiquitous teen sensation is also bringing his life to readers: HarperCollins announced Monday that it will publish his memoir in October.

Honey Jam 2010: The Mod Club, Sunday Aug 15

Saludos de los Dos Mundos!

Saludos de los Dos Mundos Logo

WEPA! Mi peoples, it's been too long. People have been asking - why haven't you uploaded podcasts and sent out playlists?!?! Well, it's summer in Canada and we only get this once every two years, so we're living it up!
But we return from our slumber, awaken by the news of some old friends coming into town! This week's newsletter is all ZZK, ZZK, ZZK!

New El Remolon Album ~ Free Track Featuring Toronto based artist Lido Pimienta!

One of the first artists from the ZZK Collective that caught our attention was EL REMOLON! He has recently released a brand new EP Pangeatico and to celebrate he offers you this exclusive FREE MP3 featuring Dos Mundos Radio friend LIDO PIMIENTA!

ZZK TV? MAYBE? WANNA HELP?

ZZK records started in Buenos Aires as a regular club night that eventually exploded into a worldwide phenomenom. Now, the ZZK Crew wants to bring that same Buenos Aires party vibe into your home with ZZK TV! This exciting project is a pure grassroots movement and ZZK needs YOUR help! Watch! Donate! Love!

ZZK NIGHTCLUB NORTH AMERICA TOUR HITS TORONTO JULY 25!

JUSTIN HINES: New Video, EP Show Seldom Seen Sides of South Africa

by Cashbox Canada
When inDiscover.net debuted the video remix of JUSTIN HINES’  “Say What You Will”, from his new “SOUTH AFRICA” EP, the powerful Internet portal also launched Hines’ ambitious campaign to build schools in South Africa.  (Video at indiscover.net.).

In 2009, the hit song from Hines’ Chasing Silver album was embraced by an international audience. On iTunes, it was the top download for a singer-songwriter within two days of release and it was one of the most emailed videos on the Sympatico.ca. Hines has distinguished himself for his use of new media.

South African Producer, Bronwen Nel, felt strongly that “Say What You Will” would resonate within her community. She did a remarkable remix incorporating the Seta/Siyaya Learner Choir and the Keynote Acapella Group as well as the children of Despatch and St. Elizabeth’s primary schools and Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network-supported 7 Fountains.

Drake's not going to let his Canadian citizenship keep him out of the White House.

Drake

By The Canadian Press

TORONTO

The Toronto rapper and former "Degrassi" star says he'd be interested in returning to his acting roots to portray U.S. President Barack Obama in a future biopic.

"I hope somebody makes a movie about Obama's life soon because I could play him," the 23-year-old told Paper Magazine.
"Anytime I see him on TV, I don't change the channel. I definitely pay attention and listen to the inflections of his voice.
"If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm pretty good at impressions.... I'm not in the study mode because nobody's called me about anything, but I just pay attention so when the day comes I'm not scrambling to learn how to speak like him."

Drake released his long-awaited debut LP, "Thank Me Later," in June.

It's already been certified platinum in Canada and gold in the U.S.

In addition to his recurring role on "Degrassi: The Next Generation," Drake has appeared on "Being Erica" and "The Border."

Angus MacKay

Angus MacKay

On June 15, 2010, the Canadian Music Industry lost one of the “the good guys” with the death of Angus MacKay.

Angus MacKay, born and raised in the Toronto area, spent the last three decades creating, developing, and managing not less than four different record labels.

Angus is probably best known as the founding partner in Ready Records, alongside Andy Crosbie. Back in the 1980’s the duo brought Canadians such artists as The Spoons, Blue Peter, The Demics, Santers, and The Extras. As well, Ready also became a brief home for the likes of Teenage Head, The Guess Who, as well as the first ever all Canadian cast recording of Anne of Green Gables.

Angus Mackay was also a founding partner in Kids Records which released, amongst many loved children’s acts, the very first recorded performances of Canada’s number one selling author of all time, Robert Munsch.

At the other end of the musical spectrum, Angus helped launch Fringe Product which gave Canada the works of such hard core punk acts as The Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and Husker Du.

More recently, in 2007, Angus Mackay joined forces with industry veterans Larry Macrae and Jeff Rogers, as well as reuniting with Andy Crosbie, to bring forth the indie label Sparks Music.

A talented musician himself, Mackay began performing at a very young age and in his teenage years toured Canada extensively in the R&B band, Northern Dancer.

Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran

Hank Cochran Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and composer of "I Fall To Pieces," "Make The World Go Away" and numerous other classics — passed away Thursday morning in his Hendersonville home. He was 74.

"Last night, Jamey Johnson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Buddy Cannon dropped by to sing songs with Hank," Cochran's publicist said in a release, "and this morning the legendary songwriter was surrounded by family and friends when he passed away at his Hendersonville, Tennessee home."
Cochran was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame in 1974. He was honored by B.M.I. last year for a body of work that also includes "Ocean Front Property," "Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me" and "The Chair."

A private memorial for family as well as a public service are currently being planned. In a statement, the Cochran family requests that those wishing to honor Cochran make donations to the www.nashvillesongwritershalloffamfoundation.com.

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