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David Foster, The Godfather Of Schmaltz

David Foster, the Jerry Bruckheimer of power ballads, likes to say that he hasn’t seen the inside of an elevator in more than 30 years because he’s afraid of hearing his own music.

David Foster, The Godfather Of Schmaltz

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David Foster, the Jerry Bruckheimer of power ballads, likes to say that he hasn’t seen the inside of an elevator in more than 30 years because he’s afraid of hearing his own music.


Millennials know him as the former stepfather to Gigi and Bella Hadid and as a background player on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Before all that, he produced Whitney Houston’s world-famous rendition of “I Will Always Love You.”

He won sixteen Grammy awards and worked with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Neil Diamond, Toni Braxton, Barbra Streisand and Lionel Richie, often on songs that topped charts and divided critics.

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You can even see him perform some of the ballads he produced, including Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love,” along with Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” and Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” while he’s on tour, performing at theaters around the country starting on April 17 in Washington D.C. with a band of singers and musicians.

You’ve written disco classics for Cheryl Lynn and produced Whitney Houston’s biggest hit. Do great pop songs share a secret?

I don’t know. I can only say that I gravitate toward schmaltz. I’m a commoner, not an elitist.”

– Continue reading David Foster, The Godfather of Schmaltz in the New York Times

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Jully Black to Perform at Toronto's Casa Loma for Walk of Fame Summer Series

The R&B singer will kick off a series of concerts at the famed Toronto castle, while PartyNextDoor and Childish Gambino also set their sights on Canadian dates this summer.

There’s plenty of action to look forward to this summer across Canada.

Canada’s Walk of Fame and Toronto's Casa Loma, in partnership with Seeing Red Media, have combined forces to announce The Sunset Concerts, a series of concerts at the iconic Gothic castle. R&B singer and 2021 Walk of Fame inductee Jully Black will kick off the performances on June 11, joined by singer-songwriter J3M and hosted by Indigenous rights activist Autumn Peltier.

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