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Canadian Music Hall of Fame Honors Shania Twain

The annual JUNO Awards are a highlight on the music industry calendar in Canada, and this year the event promises to be a 40th anniversary celebration of note. A highlight of the program for country music fans will be the induction of Canadian born all-time best-selling female artist Shania Twain into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on March 27. With a total of 187 awards - 12 of which are JUNO awards - to her name and more than 45 million albums sold world-wide, Shania is without a doubt a worthy recipient of this honor.

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New Warner/Chappell CEO

Warner Music Group is an internationally known establishment boasting various music labels, with associates in almost fifty countries around the world. One of the extensions of the Warner Empire is Warner/Chappel Music, which is a music publishing company with millions of copyrights. They specialize in the marketing of songwriters and promotion of musicians, and have worked with big names in the industry such as Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback, Timbaland and many more. Just recently the reins to this lucrative company have been handed over to a new CEO, Cameron Strang.

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Spoleto Festival 2011 Lineup

Gian Carlo Menotti, composer and Pulitzer Prize winner, founded the Spoleto Festival USA in the year 1977. To enhance the beauty of the festival that takes place in the city of Spoleto, Italy, each year, Menotti searched for a location in the United States that also had numerous churches and theatres, finding the ideal festival venue in Charleston. Its historical background and variety of performing venues has ensured that the city has remained the host of the Spoleto Festival for thirty-four years, and the organizing of the 35th festival has been underway for months.

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2011 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1983, but the breathtaking building along Lake Erie in Cleveland was only opened in 1995. It is an organization that is dedicated to paying tribute to members of the music industry who have made noteworthy contributions, such as producers, writers, musicians and singers. Some artists have been waiting many years to make it even as far as the nominations list, and many are still waiting, but the news for artists such as Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond was in their favor this year, with the confirmation of being 2011 Hall of Fame inductees.

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100 Years for San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony was established in the year 1911, with Henry Hadley as their conductor. With sixty musicians under his leadership, Hadley presented thirteen concerts in their first season, presenting music by composers such as Liszt, Wagner and Tchaikovsky. In 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas took over the music director’s position with the San Francisco Symphony. Now, with their 100 year anniversary around the corner, the symphony is planning a celebration like no other.

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