Tag Archives: Charity

Samaritan News 10 Pack: Paul Simon, Charles Bradley And More

Paul Simon

Paul Simon

Below is a collection of stories I wrote for music ‘n’ charity site Samaritanmag in late summer 2017:

Students From Pathways To Education Program To Attend Obama Speech

Fans of the Late Charles Bradley Asked to Donate to All-Stars Project and Music Unites

Beyoncé, Oprah, George Clooney, Many More To Be Part Of Hand In Hand Hurricane Harvey Benefit

Paul Simon and Edie Brickell Donate $1 Million USD To Hurricane Harvey Relief

People to Pets: 5 Ways To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Dolly Parton’s First-Ever Children’s Album Will Fund Free Children’s Books

Stars Using Upcoming Tour To Support Native Women’s Shelter Of Montreal

Muscular Dystrophy Association Chair Releases Statement About Death of Jerry Lewis

Loverboy Autographed Bass and Lyric Sheet Auction To End Before Weekend

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready to Perform Star-Spangled Banner at September Seattle Mariners Game for Crohn’s Research


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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Shania Twain, Fleetwood Mac, More

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Here’s a batch of news stories I wrote for the charitably-minded Samaritanmag entertainment site this past summer:

Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Rush’s Geddy Lee and More Raise $325,000 For Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Kanye West Gives Paralyzed Fan Gift, Calls Him An “Inspiration”

Fleetwood Mac to Be 2018 MusiCares Person of the Year

Shania Twain Offers Perks with Album Pre Orders for Her Kids Can Charity

Nashville Acts Band Together For Anti-Trump, Pro-Planned Parenthood Compilation

Toronto International Film Festival Launches Five Year Commitment to Female Filmmakers

Indian City Song Addresses Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

Beyonce, Willie Nelson, Kendrick Lamar Items Part of New MusiCares Auction

New Shawnee Song “Warrior Heart” to Support We Matter Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention

Bet Smith’s “Fires, Fires, Fires” Song Helps Muskoka Conservancy

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The Wooden Sky Help Refugees

The Wooden Sky

The Wooden Sky

Over the holiday season the entirely quality indie folk band The Wooden Sky played multiple charity shows to help fund some refugee residences around Ontario.

I interviewed band lead singer Gavin Gardiner to find out why they were doing this.

To read the full interview head over to Samaritan Mag by clicking here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Tom Petty, Afghan Whigs, More

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of recent news pieces:

Tom Petty To Be Named MusiCares Person of the Year

7 Songs For Remembrance Day

Billy Talent Drum Kit Being Auctioned Off For MS Charity

Afghan Whigs to Perform Two Benefit Concerts For Guitarist with Inoperable Cancer

Stephen Colbert, Rob Lowe, Pearl Jam, and More Ramping Up #GoVote Campaign

Macklemore Talks ‘Drug Dealer’ And Opioid Addiction In WE Day Toronto Video

Eminem’s New Freestyle Has Social Justice Elements

Arnold Palmer’s Giving Legacy To Live On With Arnie’s Army Foundation

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund To Further Reconciliation Efforts

International Day Of The Girl Theme Not Very Exciting but Crucial

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Tragically Hip, Gord Downie, More

Secret Path

Secret Path

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag.

Here’s a batch of recent news pieces:

The Adventure Club Cross-Canada Cineplex Screening To Aid Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada

Hedley Play Concert at Perth High School that Won Cancer Fight Fundraiser Draw

Pros And Cons Prisoner Music Program Gets $25k David Rockefeller Fund Grant

Re:Sound Event Raises $20k For Unison Benevolent Fund

Gord Downie to Play Two Charity Concerts in Support of His Secret Path Reconciliation Project

Tragically Hip Tour Generates More Than $1 Million For Brain Cancer Research

Music Monday And Youth4Music Music Education Programs Receive NAMM Foundation Grants

Gord Downie’s Secret Path Project To Support Truth & Reconciliation Efforts

Black Eyed Peas’ ‘WHERESTHELOVE’ Star-Studded Song, Video To Combat Violence, Racism

U.S. Government Gets Cheesy To Help Farmers, Those With Food Insecurity

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Jeff Burrows Drums 24 Hours Straight For Charity

Jeff Burrows, far left

Jeff Burrows, far left

Drummer Jeff Burrows is probably best known as one-third of the Can-Rock band The Tea Party as well as being a local Windsor area radio personality. It’s a different line on his resume which might be his most impressive, though — once a year he drums for 24 hours straight to benefit local Windsor-area charities.

I spoke to Burrows about how he trains for this and why he does it in a feature interview for Samaritanmag.

To read the story go here.



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Ruth Riley: Former WNBA Player Scoring Different Kind Of Dunks

Ruth Riley

Ruth Riley

Ruth Riley is a retired WNBA champ.

She’s also on a mission to use her fame as an athlete to help others.

I spoke to Riley about some of the ways she’s doing this in a feature for Samaritan Mag.

To read the story go here.

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