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Jean-Michel Blais’ Music Stops His Tourette Syndrome Symptoms

Jean-Michel Blais

Jean-Michel Blais

Over the years modern classical pianist Jean-Michel Blais’ has learned that the act of playing music curbs his lifelong Tourette Syndrome symptoms.

With the release of his latest album Dans ma main Blais has begun talking about how his specific type of music therapy has impacted his Tourette.

To read my interview with him head over to Samaritanmag by clicking here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Drake, Common, And More

Common

Common

I’ve been contributing news stories to the charity ‘n’ entertainment website Samaritanmag.

Here are 10 pieces I did in the spring:

MusiCounts Provides $725,000 Worth of Instruments to 80 Schools

Sam Roberts Band to Headline Free-For-Activists Global Citizen Event in Vancouver

Common Calls Out Trump, NRA In 90th Academy Awards Performance

Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra, Salma Hayek Pinault Say “Time’s Up” in Oscars Anti-Harassment Speech

Kumail Nanjiani & Lupita Nyong’o Support DACA Dreamers At 90th Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel Academy Awards Speech Touches on Sexual Harassment, Equality, Racism, Gun Control

WATCH: David Schwimmer Gets Behind #ThatsHarassment Video Series Feat. Men Abusing Power

WATCH: Andrew Cole’s #NoJoke Anti-Bullying Trailer Features Patrick Stewart, Slash, Jane Lynch, More

Arkells Launch The Rally Concert Event To Support Refugee Health Charity

Watch: Drake Challenges People To “Be Nice To Each Other” With God’s Plan Video

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Busty And The Bass Want To Go To School

Busty And The Bass

Busty And The Bass

Montreal’s fast-rising soul-pop nine-piece Busty And The Bass have become quite the draw on the campus party scene.

It’s fitting, then, that now that they’re about to break out, they want to take things back to school — grade school, middle school, high school — and start to give back in the form of music education.

I spoke to the band about this initiative for Samaritan Mag.

To read the full interview click here.

 

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: The Clash, MLK, Obama, More

The Clash

The Clash

I’ve been contributing news pieces to the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag. Here are some of the stories I did in the spring:

Read: Impassioned Articulate Common Sense Speech by Parkland Shooting Student Emma González on Stronger Gun Control

10 Important Songs For International Clash Day

Blues Brothers Winter Blues-themed Benefit Show To Support CAMH

WATCH and READ Rapper Logic’s Message at 60th Grammy Awards: Hate is Ugly

60th Grammy Nominee Compilation Album Proceeds to Support MusiCares

Sale Of Two Marquee Ford Cars Raises $2.85 Million USD For Charity At Barrett-Jackson

WATCH and READ: Halsey Recounts Sexual Assault, Miscarriage in Moving Women’s March Speech

Barack Obama Explains New Presidential Center in Letterman Netflix Interview

12 Civil Rights Inspired Songs For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Two Journalism Advocacy Groups Receive $1 Million USD Each At Golden Globe Awards

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Oprah, Bruce Springsteen, Tech Donations, More

Oprah

Here are some of the stories I did for the charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag awhile back:

Watch and Read Oprah Winfrey’s Inspired Me Too-Related Golden Globe Speech

Powered By Love Book Focusing On African Grandmothers Being Used To Combat AIDS

#DonateTech Campaign Seeks Radios, Fax Machines, Phones, Computers & More

Candy Crush Saga Games Team With (RED) To Fight AIDS

Bruce Springsteen “Land of Hope & Dreams” T-Shirt Supports Why Hunger

Vegas Strong Benefit Concert To Feature The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Boyz II Men

Stevie Nicks, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez Memorabilia Part Of MusiCares Holiday Auction

Shana Falana on New Song and Video: ‘This is about as political as I get’

New WWF Canada CEO Says Addressing Loss Of Wildlife Will Be Top Priority

Five Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Gord Downie, Metallica, More

Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Below are some of the stories I wrote for charity-focused entertainment site Samaritanmag back in the fall.

Metallica Will Headline Huge Benefit Concert to Help San Francisco Area Residents Affected By Wildfires

David Foster Foundation’s 30th Miracle Gala Raises $10.2 Million In Vancouver

WATCH: Gord Downie Wanted to Protect Our Water

Dolly Parton Donates Money and Books for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Downie and Wenjack Families Thank Canada for Support

Midnight Oil To Perform Benefit Show To Support Oceans

NABSDay Launched To Support Advertising Industry People In Time Of Need

LISTEN: Miley Cyrus Sings Teddy Bears Picnic To Protect B.C. Grizzlies

Late Tom Petty Supported a Number of Causes and Charities

Bruno Mars Helps Send Students To Grammy Music Camp

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The Spirit Behind The Spirit Of John Concert

Spirit Of The West's John Mann

Spirit Of The West’s John Mann

In recent years a cast of high-profile Canadian musicians have been rallying around Spirit Of The West singer John Mann in the wake of his diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

This past September these musicians gathered in Toronto for the Spirit Of John benefit concert.

I spoke to organizer/Chalk Circle singer Christ Tait about the event for Samaritanmag.

To read the story click here.

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