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Foreigner's Mick Jones, and Lou Gramm Raise $s For Shriners Charity

An exclusive collection of Foreigner’s greatest hits, Jukebox Hero The Musical, named after the musical theatre production which had its world premiere last week at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Th

Foreigner's Mick Jones, and Lou Gramm Raise $s For Shriners Charity

By Karen Bliss

An exclusive collection of Foreigner’s greatest hits, Jukebox Hero The Musical, named after the musical theatre production which had its world premiere last week at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre, raised $4,765 for Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal.


The two-CD set — featuring songs recorded by Foreigner, live and in the studio, such as the title track "Juke Box Hero," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Double Vision," "Feels Like The First Time," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "I Don't Want To Live Without You," "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Say You, Will," "That Was Yesterday," "Urgent" and "Waiting For A Girl Like You” — was sold at the merch table and by volunteer Shriners walking around the venue before start-time and at intermission over five days and seven shows.

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Anyone who purchased the CD for $20 — 953 CDs were sold — was entered into a raffle at the end of each show to win a guitar signed by Foreigner founders Mick Jones (guitar) and Lou Gramm (original frontman).

In an interview in Toronto, Jones and Gramm, who with Foreigner sold some 75 million albums in the 70s and 80s, talked about the charities they recently support. – Continue reading the exclusive Karen Bliss feature on the SamaritanMag website.

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Céline Dion Rumoured for Paris Olympics Comeback Performance

The Quebec superstar hasn't performed since before the announcement of her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis in 2022, but she could be singing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday, July 26.

A Canadian icon may be making her return to the stage this week.

Céline Dion hasn't performed since before she publicly announced her diagnosis with Stiff Person Syndrome in December 2022, but the superstar reportedly planning a comeback performance at the Paris Olympics. Variety reports today (July 23) that Dion is rumoured to be singing during the Opening Ceremony this Friday, July 26.

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