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NEIL YOUNG TO BE HONOURED WITH THE 2011 ALLAN WATERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

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"A HEART OF GOLD"
NEIL YOUNG TO BE HONOURED WITH
THE 2011 ALLAN WATERS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Toronto, ON (January 26, 2011) – He is one of the most gifted and celebrated singer-songwriters in rock and roll history. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CTV are pleased to announce Neil Young as the recipient of the 2011 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award. The Award, named after CHUM Ltd. founder Allan Waters, is made possible by funding from the CTV-CHUM benefits package.

Brian Rust, Father of Modern Discography, Dies at 88

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Brian Rust, a discographic detective who compiled comprehensive guides to recorded jazz and other popular music, in the process setting the standard for the modern field, died on Jan. 5 in Swanage, in southern England. He was 88.

The cause was complications of prostate cancer, said his son, Victor, who was named for the RCA Victor record label. (The elder Mr. Rust, according to family oral tradition, declined a friend’s suggestion that he name Victor’s twin sister Decca.)

Often described as the father of contemporary discography, Mr. Rust embarked in the 1940s on a rigorous, deeply personal project that continued long afterward as he haunted archives and hunted down artists to reconstitute long-vanished recording sessions on paper.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Schedule

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock,
John Mellencamp, Wilco, Robert Plant, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Willie Nelson,
The Strokes, John Legend & The Roots
To Join Hundreds of Louisiana Greats at 2011 Jazz Fest in New Orleans

Tickets On Sale Now
VIP & Discount Weekend Packages, Special Hotel Room Rates Available

New Orleans, LA (January 20, 2011)—The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2011 Festival scheduled for April 29 - May 1 and May 5 - 8. With twelve stages of virtually every style of roots music, Jazz Fest presents one of the entertainment world’s most diverse music lineups, including its unparalleled showcase of Louisiana’s unique culture. Hundreds of thousands of fans annually flock to the seven-day event that has been called America’s best festival.

Oscar nominations: 'Social Network,' 'Black Swan,' 'King's Speech,' 'True Grit' dominate

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A psychological thriller, a story of redemption, an animated film about toys and a drama about the rise of Facebook were among the 10 nominees for best film Tuesday for the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

Nominated in the feature film category were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Academy Awards will air live at 5 p.m. Feb. 27 on ABC from the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

Trumpeter plays Erie with top-notch credentials

ImageDominick Farinacci is one musician who doesn't have to trumpet his own skills. Everyone else blows his horn, including Wynton Marsalis, Quincy Jones, Ernie Krivda, jazz critics and the nation of Japan.

 
At 27, he's on the jazz fast track, though he's not a newcomer. Farinacci played in Cleveland clubs when he was just 14 years old and was in high school when Marsalis heard him play trumpet. He became not only a friend but also a mentor who helped boost Farinacci's career.
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