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Celebrate the Holidays with David Foster album “Merry & Bright”

Celebrate the spirit of the season
with the holiday music of David Foster.

Merry & Bright features the following tracks:

1. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

2. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire) – Céline Dion

3. Carol of the Bells – David Foster

4. Little Drummer Boy (Featuring Guitarist Andy McKee) – Josh Groban

5. This Christmas – Mary J. Blige

6. O Tannenbaum – Andrea Bocelli

7. Blue Christmas – Wynonna

8. Auld Lang Syne – Rod Stewart

9. Pie Jesu – Jackie Evancho

10. Jingle Bells – Andrea Bocelli featuring The Muppets

Available Exclusively at Starbucks.

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David Foster album “Merry & Bright” will be available at Starbucks starting 11.11.2014

David Foster album “Merry & Bright” will be available at Starbucks starting 11.11.2014
With Michael Bublè, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Mary J. Blige, Andrea Bocelli, Wynonna, Rod Stewart, Jackie Evancho.

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Video: Jennifer Hudson, Josh Groban and Magic Johnson Help Battle Diabetes at Starstruck Night in Beverly Hills

From thewrap.com

By Mikey Glazer on October 12, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

The stars were out Saturday night for a good cause — the Carousel of Hope Ball – Barbara Davis’ juvenile diabetes fundraiser gala. And enough power players from the music industry filled the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom for the every-other-year bash, to launch any career.

Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy, David Foster, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Rod Stewart were at the head table. Diane Warren and Nigel Lythgoe sat nearby.

As for the actual performances, Jennifer Hudson slayed the industry crowd with a cover of “Hallelujah” along with ”And I’m Telling You...

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Production legend David Foster on 16 career-defining records

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“When I make a record, I need great voices. That’s always my mandate.”

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/production-legend-david-foster-on-16-career-defining-records-573977

“So how do you become a record producer?” During the course of his career, David Foster has been asked that question time and time again, and while his answer might change, depending on the situation, the thought bubble over his head is always the same: “If you have to ask how to become a record producer, you’ll never be one.”

Expounding on this sentiment, the Canadian-born multiple Grammy winner and Oscar nominee explains that, while his own career path took a series of twists and turns, he was always set on being a musician. “How or in what capacity, I wasn’t quite sure,” he says...

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[Interview] David Foster – The classical-crossover genre “has definitely grown”

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BY MIKAEL WOOD,
Los Angeles Times
February 23, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Source: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-74506139/

Earlier this month Josh Groban’s “All That Echoes” knocked Justin Bieber’s new album out of the top spot on the Billboard 200, and that’s not the crooner’s only incursion into territory normally reserved for pop stars.

The crossover artist’s latest release features material by Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Webb, while a deluxe edition available at Target adds Groban’s take on the Dave Matthews Band’s frat-house staple “Satellite.” The album’s producer? Rob Cavallo of Green Day and Adam Lambert fame.

“Rob told me, ‘Make your wheelhouse bigger. You have more in you than you think you do,'” Groban, 31, said recently over coffee in West Hollywood.

Bookishly stylish in a ...

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Recap of David Foster weekend – reporter notes

 

 

As if being a multiplatinum singer and songwriter weren’t enough, Josh Groban also has an amazing memory.

The Grammy Award-winning pop opera superstar demonstrated that during his Miracle Weekend visit.

“You were one of my first interviews! I remember that very well,” said Groban, smiling warmly as he recalled coming here 12 years ago as a rising star to perform The Prayer at the Victoria Conference Centre for a David Foster Foundation fundraiser.

Foster’s then-scrawny and unassuming 19-year-old musical protégé had taken time out of a rehearsal to chat.

“You can only hope,” Groban said Saturday, recalling how he never assumed he’d also become an actor whose sense of humour and charisma has enchanted CNN’s Piers Morgan and Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly, and enhanced Jack Black’s...

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Review: David Foster’s Miracle Weekend: Starry, starry night a big hit

 

 

Charity fundraiser helps families of children who need organ transplants
Mike Devlin, timescolonist.com

In terms of nights on the town, this one was pretty starry, indeed.
Bolstered by an all-star assembly of talent – including American Idol alums Ruben Studdard and Michael Johns, singers Josh Groban and Sarah McLachlan, boxing icon Muhammad Ali, and comic Sinbad, among others – the grand finale of David Foster’s Miracle Weekend was a capital-E event.
Following a charity auction that on the floor raised more than $2 million for the David Foster Foundation, a segment of the seven-hour evening that drew a standing ovation with a brief appearance by the Phoenix-based Ali, the concert portion got underway with an extended video of Foster’s biggest hits.
But as they say in the business...

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Hearts sing on Victoria’s night of stars

 

 

David Foster addresses the audience during Foster’s Miracle Concert at Save on Foods Memorial Centre.
Photograph by: Adrian Lam , Times Colonist

David Foster’s Miracle Weekend lived up to its title Saturday night, climaxing with a glitzy, star-studded concert that was as much a trip down memory lane as a heart-wrenching fundraiser to assist families of children who need organ transplants.

Muhammad Ali, who got a thunderous ovation when he took his place at the head table after a gala dinner and auction at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre before the main event, was the star attraction.

“The champ is in the house,” said Mike Ravenill, chief executive officer of the David Foster Foundation.

Although Ali, in declining health, didn’t appear on the red carpet, celebrities including P...

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Foster leads the way for stars

 

 

David Foster, centre, B.C. singer Michael Buble and Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin christen David Foster Way on Victoria’s harbourfront on sunny Friday afternoon.
Photograph by: Lyle Stafford, timescolonist.com (May 2012)

BY MICHAEL D. REID, TIMES COLONIST

A celebrity-filled weekend celebrating the 25th anniversary of David Foster’s foundation got off to a rousing start Friday when a harbour walkway was named in his honour.

Hundreds gathered on Government Street for the surprise unveiling of the David Foster Way sign at the corner of Belleville and Government streets.

“This is better than a Grammy!” exclaimed Foster, expressing his appreciation to crooner Michael Bublé for calling Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin a year ago with the idea.

“Thanks for taking my call,” said Bublé, who made a...

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Ali to pump up Foster gig

 

 

Victoria producer recounts rounds ‘in the presence of greatness’
By Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist

When Muhammad Ali appears here Saturday, fans will be “in the presence of greatness,” said David Foster.

Although in declining health since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the legendary boxer and humanitarian knocked Foster out by agreeing to appear during his foundation’s Miracle Weekend, which starts today.

“Is there any human being on the planet greater than Muhammad Ali?” said Foster, a Victoria native.

“Gandhi’s gone, Mother Teresa’s gone. This guy is Gandhi and Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King rolled into one.”

Ali, 70, is expected to arrive Saturday in time to appear that evening at the David Foster Foundation’s Miracle Concert and Gala, featuring Josh Groban, S...

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