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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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THE TENORS Second Album ‘Lead With Your Heart’ to Be Released 1/15



Wednesday, Nov, 14 – by Music News Desk


Multi-platinum-selling vocal group The Tenors (formerly known as The Canadian Tenors), featuring Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters, Remigio Pereira and Victor Micallef, will release their highly anticipated second studio album, LEAD WITH YOUR HEART, on January 15, 2013, via a U.S. deal with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, Chairman of Verve Music Group, it was announced today.

“I’m thrilled to welcome The Tenors as members of the Verve family. These amazing performers have established themselves here and abroad, and are a true international success story,” said Foster. “I am extremely proud to be associated with such great Canadian talent.”

The group has already garnered a brilliant response in their native Canada, where LE...

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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,

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, (May 2012)


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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David Foster will perform on Rick Hansen Celebration 25



Twenty-five years to the day Rick Hansen and the Man In Motion World Tour returned to Vancouver, Rick Hansen Celebration 25 will inspire a new generation to challenge what is and to envision what can be.

This spectacular show features performances by award-winning Canadian artists, including David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden, Sean Jones, Marianas Trench, The Canadian Tenors, spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan, and more.



Celebration 25 also brings Canadians together to honour extraordinary difference makers who have made an impact around the world – inspiring us to never give up on our dreams, and motivating us to take action in our own communities.

David Suzuki, for his work with the David Suzuki Foundation.
Craig Kielburger, for his work with Free the Children.

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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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