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Artists For Peace and Justice Partners with Arcade Fire's KANPE

With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural charity event in Montreal June 8 at the Ritz-Carl

Artists For Peace and Justice Partners with Arcade Fire's KANPE

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With the 50th running of the Canadian Grand Prix at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve underway, Artists for Peace and Justice held its inaugural charity event in Montreal June 8 at the Ritz-Carlton, raising $250,000 for education initiatives in Haiti, in partnership with KANPE, the charity co-founded by Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne.


“After celebrating our tenth APJ anniversary in Toronto this past fall – and over $30M raised to build a high school that allows 3500 students annually a chance at an education they wouldn’t otherwise have had – we thought it was only fitting to expand our Canadian roots and bring this incredibly important evening to Montreal where the Haitian community is so strong,” Natasha Koifman, APJ Canadian board chair, U.S. board of directors member and gala co-host, said in a statement.

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The gala included a live auction that includes prizes like a private dinner catered by Chef Paul Toussaint, a three-day trip to New Orleans, including VIP access to Krewe du Kanaval parades and parties, which generated over $75,000 from a winning bidder, and a Kate Moss painting by artist Anthony Ricciardi.

Arcade Fire, who also performed for the event, received the Peace and Justice Activist Award for their work to support families in Haiti.  Past honorees include Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jackson Browne, and “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott.

– Continue reading Etan Vlessing’s feature on the Samaritanmagwebsite.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Joey Martinez

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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