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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,

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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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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Stars on stage, gems on auction block at Foster gala



By Michael D. Reid, Times Colonist May 23, 2012

It seems appropriate that a Victoria musician who has become synonymous with the Grammy Awards would be tempted to auction off a one-of-a-kind experience at Hollywood’s biggest night in music for his charity’s 25th anniversary fundraiser.

A night at the Grammy Awards paired with an invitation to rub shoulders with stars of stage, screen and the music world is among the live-auction items up for grabs Saturday night during the David Foster Foundation 25th Anniversary Miracle Weekend.

Gala dinner guests at the Grammy Award-winning producer’s Miracle Concert on Saturday at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre will have several lots to choose from to help raise money for families of children needing organ transplants.

Racing-car enthusiasts wit...

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Sarah McLachlan joins Foster concert lineup




David Foster’s Miracle Weekend has attracted a major star, with word on Wednesday that Sarah McLachlan would be appearing at the concert and gala.

“I’m so excited to come home and share this amazing show with Victoria and now to have the amazing Sarah McLachlan — it makes it even better,” said Foster in a statement.

McLachlan will sing a special duet with the Canadian Tenors, Foster said. Other performers appearing at the 25th annual event include Josh Groban, Kenny G, Ruben Studdard and Sinbad.

Tickets are available through Sell Your Tickets at 250-220-7777 or through Prices range from $125 to $250 with all proceeds going to the David Foster Foundation.

The foundation supports families whose children are undergoing organ tr...

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Muhammad Ali goes to Victoria for David Foster fundraiser



“The Greatest” goes to Victoria.

Muhammad Ali, one of the world’s most famous people, will be in Victoria next month. The three-time world heavyweight boxing champion in the 1960s and 1970s was announced Wednesday as a guest at the David Foster Miracle Concert Weekend May 25 to 27.

The highlight of the weekend is the May 26 Miracle Concert at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, organized by Foster, the Saanich raised, multi-Grammy winning musician, songwriter and producer.

Other confirmed guests include singer Josh Groban, saxophonist Kenny G, the Canadian Tenors and comedian Sinbad.

Money raised goes to the David Foster Foundation to assist families of children who need lifesaving organ transplants.


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Stars on their way to Victoria for David Foster’s Miracle Concert



David Foster’s Miracle Concert takes place May 26, 2012, at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria.
Photograph by: . ,

Josh Groban, Kenny G, American Idol winner Ruben Studdard and the Canadian Tenors will join David Foster for his Miracle Concert May 26 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre.

The acts were confirmed by the 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer on Thursday.

“Everybody has their passion, and this is my passion,” the Victoria native said via Skype from Los Angeles during time out from producing Rod Stewart’s Christmas album. He was referring to the David Foster Foundation, the charity he founded 25 years ago that provides financial and emotional support to the families of children who need organ transplants.

“It was 25 years ago almost to the day tha...

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HITMAN: David Foster and Friends – The DVD and the Book


HITMAN: David Foster and Friends” CD/DVD will be released on November 11, 2008 by Warner Bros.
The event was the star-studded David Foster & Friends concert held Friday, May 23 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. It was an almost fourhour musical extravaganza that featured tour de force performances from Foster’s friends such as Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Katharine McPhee, Charice, Renee Olstead, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Babyface, and Boz Scaggs.

Here’s the CD/DVD track listing:

Disc 1:
1. Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire (Kenny G.)
2. Home (Michael Buble and Blake Shelton)
3. I Have Nothing/I Will Always Love You (Charice)
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water (Josh Groban and Brian McKnight)
5. Somewhere (Katharine McPhee)
6. Look What You’ve Done To Me (Boz Skaggs)

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An article from FYI Music News

David Foster

From FYI Music News:

Pint-sized Charice entered the stage through a video screen of Whitney Houston’s blockbuster Bodyguard soundtrack medley. Charice’s extraordinary voice morphed out and over Whitney’s brilliant perfection and to be honest with you I couldn’t tell where Whitney ended and Charice began. It brought the audience to tears and their feet for an unbelievable standing ovation!

At the stars’ after-party in Wolfgang Puck’s Lupo Italian restaurant at Mandalay Bay tiny Charice told me: “This was the biggest day of my life. I can’t believe I was on stage with all those superstars. This is all more excitement than I can think of and I don’t know where it is going to lead to but I’d like to stay here and have Mr...

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Article: Bocelli, Bublè, Groban and Charice

David Foster


LAS VEGAS – “Tonight, a star is born!”

With those words, Grammy-award winning composer and producer David Foster officially welcomed Charice to the musical world. And with those words, Charice made it to the consciousness of the audience inside the jampacked concert hall, who trooped to Vegas to watch a tribute to the musical genius that is Foster.

The event was the star-studded David Foster & Friends concert held Friday, May 23 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. It was an almost fourhour musical extravaganza that featured tour de force performances from Foster’s friends such as Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Katharine McPhee, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Babyface, and Boz Scaggs.

Charice, a day after the once in a lifetime show, was still on a n...

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