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charlene 03-24-2011 08:17 AM

Juno week in Canada
 
The Juno awards are on Sunday. During the broadcast there will be a nod to some of the Canadian greats..
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../24/c6071.html

As More Tickets Released, Details Announced for "Love Letter to Toronto" Tribute on THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, Sunday on CTV
- Powerhouse lineup pay tribute to iconic Canadian musicians -

- Fans can still be part of the action as new block of tickets released via Ticketmaster -

- Special two-and-a-half hour Anniversary broadcast airs March 27 at 8 p.m. -

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TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced today additional details for the 40th Anniversary tribute performance on CTV's broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS this Sunday. The "Love Letter to Toronto" sees current artists pay tribute to four of Canada's most legendary musical artists: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and The Band. The announcement comes as a new block of tickets were released in all price ranges: $213.75, $112.00, $62.25 (includes HST). The production holds, previously held back until the stage was constructed at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000. Tickets will continue to be released until Sunday's broadcast.

Arranged by Musical Director Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), the 10-minute all-star tribute not only pays homage to four of Canada's most respected artists from the past 40 years, but also is a "love letter" to this year's host city Toronto, where each of the artists first made their mark.

The performances in the "Love Letter to Toronto" tribute during THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS broadcast are:

•City and Colour performs "Old Man" by Neil Young
•Sarah Harmer performs "Carey" by Joni Mitchell
•Sarah Slean and Jim Cuddy perform "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot
•Kevin Hearn performs "The Genetic Method" by The Band
•Derek Miller, Greg Keelor, Justin Rutledge, Kevin Hearn, Serena Ryder and The Sadies perform "The Shape I'm In" by The Band
**Media Note** - Photos for THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are available at www.ctvmedia.ca/ctv and www.junoawards.ca

"The opportunity to sing the songs of some of the greatest artists Canada has produced, and sing them with some of my best musical friends was too good to be true," said "Love Letter to Toronto"'s Musical Director Jim Cuddy.

The special extended broadcast also features performances by Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Chromeo, Down With Webster, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Sarah McLachlan, and Tokyo Police Club, with special appearances by Barenaked Ladies, Ben Mulroney, Billy Talent, Bryan Adams, Buck 65, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Chilly Gonzales, Classified, Dan Hill, Daniel Lanois, deadmau5, Feist, Great Big Sea, Keshia Chanté, K'NAAN, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Maestro Fresh Wes, Melanie Fiona, members of Metric, Randy Bachman, Robbie Robertson, Royal Wood, Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee and Shad.

Hosted by Canadian superstar recording artist Drake, the special extended broadcast of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS airs from Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Sunday, March 27 LIVE in Ontario, Québec and Atlantic Canada at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. AT and at 8 p.m. in all other provinces.

This year marks the tenth year in a row that THE JUNO AWARDS will air on CTV, the Official Broadcast partner of The JUNO Awards. Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast THE JUNO AWARDS from St. John's (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007), Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009) and back to St. John's (2010).

THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions, and Melanie Berry and Ed Robinson for CARAS. Louise Wood is Producer and Lindsay Cox is Supervising Producer. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc.

Broadcast sponsors of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS are Chevrolet, Garnier, Molson Canadian and Rogers.

Sponsors of the 2011 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage's "Canada Music Fund," Radio Starmaker Fund, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), The City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, Aeroplan and funding partner Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

niffer 03-24-2011 03:32 PM

Re: Juno week in Canada
 
Anyone who is able to watch this, please enjoy BNL for me. Sigh.

orilliaman 03-27-2011 12:16 PM

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does anyone know exactly when the tribute part is, so i can tune out all the other 100 minutes of hippity hop garbage??

charlene 03-27-2011 02:29 PM

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No idea when it will be on...I'm recording it tho.

jj 03-27-2011 05:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by orilliaman (Post 171003)
does anyone know exactly when the tribute part is, so i can tune out all the other 100 minutes of hippity hop garbage??

You mean the rest will be like Hate Mail? ;)

There are some pretty cool presenters and I'll take Drake over Russell Peters

There will be some rockin, and with that Montreal band taking Grammy for album of the year (just when you thought real albums no longer existed, only iTunes singles) will perform plus Broken Social Scene. The 7 year old is keeping me current and trying to ween me off Gord, lol

Btw, I have a spare VCR if you need one... enjoy:)

Ps) IMO, Barenaked Ladies without Steven page are nothing more than pretty ordinary Clothed Men...

niffer 03-27-2011 06:04 PM

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Char - What would a girl have to do to get a copy of that recording?

JJ - I wish I would have had a chance to see BNL with Steven Page. But I saw them twice last year, and they sounded great and put on an awesome show. But my son's friend shares your opinion...:headbang:

charlene 03-27-2011 06:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by niffer (Post 171011)
Char - What would a girl have to do to get a copy of that recording?

JJ - I wish I would have had a chance to see BNL with Steven Page. But I saw them twice last year, and they sounded great and put on an awesome show. But my son's friend shares your opinion...:headbang:

I'll meet you at the bar...where the wine is being served...JohnS and RonJ will tell you what I like..
lol
;)

orilliaman 03-27-2011 07:09 PM

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i may try a direct to dvd recording...this over 60er is getting hi-tech; can i just cut wedges out to delete the commercials? ....cuddy rocks!!

charlene 03-27-2011 07:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by orilliaman (Post 171013)
i may try a direct to dvd recording...this over 60er is getting hi-tech; can i just cut wedges out to delete the commercials? ....cuddy rocks!!

Cuddy Rocks..no argument from me!
lol

charlene 03-27-2011 09:02 PM

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watching the tribute section now..

charlene 03-27-2011 09:06 PM

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Cuddy and Sarah Slean doing IYCRMM...

charlene 03-27-2011 09:17 PM

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Gord on video - saying the "Juno week is almost like a national holiday. Have a great party!"

jj 03-27-2011 09:19 PM

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IMO. The least best In the set Cuddy NOT singing lead?

charlene 03-27-2011 09:22 PM

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What?...Cuddy and Slean sang together..then he sang with the group doing The Band's song..

jj 03-27-2011 09:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 171020)
What?...Cuddy and Slean sang together...

She sang lead for the majority Not cuddy. That's what I meant and typed. Lol

I was bummed from get go hearing a duet off the bat and not having them atleast rotate lead vox and perhaps harmonize or unison by end segment

But I think they cut out a segment (something Gord wouldn't allow for Grammys) did they not. Harmer sang nice full version of Carrie no? Old man just great except for weak vocal mix. Ive always dug that dude.

Keelor so expressive in finale and not a weak link there but a crime that the most powerhouse vocalist got one wee line in the medley

Bit of a lame finish with no crescendo or big jam note hold finish for a big moment in hogtown Juno history. Just my initial take but seemed like it came to a close in same way an Oscar acceptance speech gets brought to a close when it's station break time

One of the Gord pics was nice classic and appropriate for the iycrmm mood but the main one didn't and I could think of many other gems for a third. Perhaps one from mid or later in career. Maybe there were some I missed

So many other thoughts

Perhaps the Best moments were the Goods moments:)

Shania fine wine and digging the non crass Drake

I hope yuri caught Melissa mclelland and Luke ducette backing Sarah M

Hmm I don't need yoko or the antebellum dude on (even though I like him) to bring the night any validation

Will catch replay in morn with clear head
Congrats to all. I'm glad Misha didn't sing.
I'm still recovering from the optimize (j/k)

Ps
I love the wedge line orillian:) how about taking some bytes out of a digital file version? Lol

Jiffer They are all extra ordinary men. Of course. I'm goofy.

jj 03-27-2011 10:16 PM

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Nice that Dan lanois did intro for Neil young. They look related:)

Note
Lanois(s) and Doidge were the high school buds that started Grant Ave Studio where Gord's last couple of albums were produced. I wouldn't have minded if Daniel was also involved in those projects just for fun

Hey they did show a shot of the Riverboat during the tribute intro audio video montage. I may have missed any Steeles Tavern shots

Well.
This telecast has had less foul language than the Oscars!

charlene 03-27-2011 10:18 PM

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I don't know lead from un lead..
it was a duet..lol
I was diggin Cuddy in a fine suit..Yeah they cut the song down a bit..
Nice to see Justin Rutledge onstage..and The Sadies..Too bad Luke didn't do one of his own tunes instead of backing Sarah McL. I'm not fond of her..never have been.
Harmer's Carrie was terrific.
A tune by Royal Wood would have been nice..he was up for songwriter of the year.
Arcade Fire...I don't get it.
Shania-omigawd she's so gorgeous.
Drake's a classy kid..

jj 03-27-2011 10:37 PM

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Great comments char lol
I don't get them either but I figure all album awards should go to the group with the most people in it:)

Slean got too much time and Ryder NOT enough

I think Gord should add a trio of Robert Palmer chicks for his live act just like that last act had. And heffernan needs a vocoder. Lol

Niffer will dig this show I think. Good vibe

I think Drake should suit up for the blue jays

He looks like a Bautista.

charlene 03-27-2011 10:45 PM

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I said same thing to lisa' that Robert Palmer did that years ago..lol
and then Shania did it! lol
omfg.I do not get that Arcade Fire..at all.
Drake is a looker..like Bautista..but without the bat..
Loved Neil getting his Artist of the Year award -- "What year is this?"
lolol

jj 03-27-2011 11:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 171026)
Drake is a looker..like Bautista..but without the bat..
lolol

Shania may dispute that come morning. heh heh

she is starting to get a Gabor squint

I think Bautista has the higher maintenance unibrow (compared to Drake, i mean, not Twain, lol)


Yeah. I shouldve called it a young Goods moment ie. Sadies- some say the best Canuck band over the decade

I must have overlooked a Neil album and tour this year

Maybe he said "I'll only fly up if you also give me Artist of the Year" ;)

Nice to see Adams there too. Today two of his songs from Reckless came on the radio and had me re-realizing what a voice and hooks plus perfect lyrics for teen lust and hurt filled males to soak up and do their bestest air mic and guitar to (whereas American teens and Cruise did same to Seger)

charlene 03-27-2011 11:27 PM

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pic 33 http://www.torontosun.com/entertainm.../17773491.html

orilliaman 03-27-2011 11:29 PM

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thanks jj i will try the byte thing tomorrow...lol

orilliaman 03-27-2011 11:31 PM

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btw..thought the show was very well done all in all...only used the mute button 3-4 times...

jj 03-28-2011 12:01 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by orilliaman (Post 171030)
btw..thought the show was very well done all in all...only used the mute button 3-4 times...

Hmmm, Beiber, eh? lol. I think he appeared 3or 4 times

Interesting;
you, char and myself had that Toronto setting perfectly surrounded

Char, that one young pic of Gord with scraggly Bruelcreamed hair seemed to look like present day Luke

Ctv showed a short profile of Royal at end of the news. Chat with his folks etc

I knew you'd be looking at cuddys suit, and lips. Lol

Long live Woody....

jj 03-28-2011 01:00 AM

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Ya know ii wouldn't be surprised if that lead Arcade Fire guy was a part time serial killer! Lol


Well, bringing all my bloggings (is that what these are?) back home to Lighfoot segment, I really think that given the upbeat cool youthful vibe of the evening, that perhaps the heartwrenching IYCRMM wasn't the right pick, nor the classy and sweet voiced Slean

http://hypem.com/#!/item/157e5/Luke+Doucet+-+Sundown

I think if they went with another very signature Gord tune instead (ie. Sundown with Luke on lead vox with incredible Gordish studio harmonies provided by Cuddy in the choruses and acoustic guitar rhythms while Luke and Keelor exchanged nasty e-lead work) well, I'm pretty sure I'd be giving a different review

And the nation's eardrums would still be beating....

ps) char, my fave part of the Mclachlan act was the drummer


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