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Happy Holidays from David Foster

Hey everyone,

I hope the season is treating you well and that you’ve had a chance to hear my latest holiday CD “Merry And Bright“, available now at Starbucks! This year I had the opportunity to introduce you to one of my favorite new bands, Dirty Loops, and we also released great new music from Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Barry Manilow and Smokey Robinson (to name a few). I look forward to more great music in 2015 starting with Diana Krall‘s “Wallflower” due out on February 3rd, a debut release from Charles Perry, music from a sultry new artist that I’m working with, Brenna Whitaker , and an exciting Disney project featuring all of your favorite artists! Thank you for all of your support this year and stay tuned for some exciting news which I plan to share very soon…

Wishing you a Hap...

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Video: Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Concert with David Foster and more

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Yamaha’s 125th Anniversary Concert full coverage:

Earth, Wind & Fire: Fantasy-Boogie Wonderland-September
USC Trojan Marching Band: Fight Song-Tusk-Exit music
David Foster: 1988 Winter Olympics Theme
Chaka Khan: Tell Me Something Good / I’m Every Woman
Lucy Schwartz: You Are / Darling I Do (w Landon Pigg)
Amy Grant: House of Love / Baby Baby / Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell cover)
Leogun: Let’s Be Friends / There’s Just No Way
Dave Grusin with Lee Ritenour: Grusin solo-Jazz jam
David Foster with Dave Koz: Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire



 

With Toto, Michael McDonald, Sarah McLachlan, Elton John.

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Celebrating YAMAHA’s 125th anniversary – David Foster live with a blockbuster line-up of music industry stars

From http://eltonjohn125.usa.yamaha.com/:

Thanks to Yamaha’s groundbreaking DisklavierTV™, powered by RemoteLive™ technology, Elton’s performance on the Yamaha Disklavier reproducing piano onstage with a 60-piece orchestra will be streamed live over the Internet and simultaneously to remote Disklaviers in many countries around the world, such as United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.

His actual piano keystrokes are then faithfully recreated, note for note, in real time on each of the remote instruments, while the entire orchestra is seen and heard on adjacent monitors, in perfect sync with the remote piano performances.

Where can I join the broadcast?
We will be broadcasting the whole concert from Friday January...

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Video: Rick Hansen – “A Concert for Heroes” (May 2012 – part2)

This is the final part of a concert held in Vancouver on May 22 2012, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rick Hansen – Man in Motion World tour. In this video Sarah McLachlan, David Foster with the Canadian Tenors are performing. Finishing off with some inspiring words from Rick himself.

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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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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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