French Quebecers

  1. Simple Plan to Receive Humanitarian Honor at 2012 Juno Awards

    February 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has decided to honor Montreal pop-rock band Simple Plan with the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2012 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards March 31 in Ottawa, Canada's capital.Ã ...

  2. Robbie Robertson, Luc Plamondon Inducted Into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

    February 10, 2011 10:21 AM EST Robbie Robertson and French-Canadian songwriter Luc Plamondon are the next inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF), the organization announced Tuesday at a press conference at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, where the gala wil ...

  3. Grammy Guru Pierre Cossette Dies

    September 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Prolific producer Pierre Cossette, who brought the Grammy Awards to television and oversaw the broadcast for 35 years, died of congestive heart failure near his summer home in St. Anicet, Quebec. He was 85. In his 50-year show business career, Cos ...

  4. Canadian Biz Raises Concerns About Govt Appointment

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Conservative MP James Moore's appointment as heritage minister in prime minister Stephen Harper's new minority government sees "the fox running the chicken house," according to one music industry insider. Moore, from British Co ...

  5. Simple Plan Donates Song Proceeds To Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. "It hit me hard," Bouvier tells Billboard. &qu ...

  6. Celine Cancels Beijing Concert

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite attempts to reschedule the show, Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" Beijing April 13 concert has been canceled. "Due to some difficulties in securing the appropriate venue, organizers for Celine's Beijing concert annou ...

  7. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  8. Celine's Beijing Date Postponed

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion will miss her scheduled Beijing debut on April 13, after rescheduling shows in the Australian segment of her "Taking Chances" world tour because of a throat infection. "We regretfully announce that this rescheduling has ...

  9. SA's Kusasa Faces Accusations As Groban Cans Dates

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT South African promotions company Kusasa Entertainment is facing an uncertain future. The firm has been involved in a series of negative incidents, the most recent which saw Josh Groban postpone his upcoming South African tour by way of a March 10 ...

  10. Celine Dion: Ready For Takeoff

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It's the fourth standing ovation of the evening, as Celine Dion soars through another of her signature hits. The reverent audience inside Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace—many of whom have planned their entire vacations around thes ...

  11. Scotchmer To Exit Canadian Songwriters Hall

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame's (CSHF) first executive director and gala co-executive producer, Jody Scotchmer, will leave the organization May 15 following four years in the position. In a statement Scotchmer said she is planning on ...

  12. Canadian Songwriters Mitchell, Carter To Be Feted

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter are among the songwriters to be inducted Jan. 28, 2007 into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto. Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter a ...

  13. Quebec Court Grant ADISQ Second Seizure Order

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Quebec Superior Court on Aug. 12 granted ADISQ a second court order which will allow the local music industry association to seize illicit copies of CDs sold at some 350 flea markets in the Canadi The Quebec Superior Court on Aug. 12 granted A ...

  14. Methe Tapped To Run Cirque Unit

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian live theater producer Cirque du Soleil on June 20 said it has hired veteran producer Jacques Methe as the new head of its Cirque du Soleil Images division, responsible for the Cirque's TV, fi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canad ...

  15. Giampaolo Joins Cirque

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour vet named GM of Theatre Shows. Veteran live entertainment executive Aldo Giampaolo has been named head of Cirque du Soleil's new business unit, Theatre Shows. As GM, Giampaolo will manage operations and develop commercial activities of t ...

  16. Artemis Names Marketing VP

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rioux joins from IDJ. Rioux joins from IDJ. News Rioux ...

  17. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  18. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  19. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cloutier to spend 26 months in prison. Cloutier to spend 26 months in prison. News ...

  20. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  21. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  22. Canadian Artists Bring Biz Issues To Gov't

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music in Canada Coalition to meet with MPs. Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy and singer/songwriters Tom Cochrane, Gilles Valiquette and Amy Sky are among the musician members of the Music in Canada Coalition who will head to Ottawa tomorrow (Nov. 24) ...

  23. Canadian Manager/Producer Cloutier Arrested

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian entertainment mogul Guy Cloutier was arrested Thursday (March 25) at his Montreal home. The theatrical/TV producer and artist manager pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault, rape, Canadian entertainment mogul Guy Cloutier was a ...