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August 17, 2011

Indiana State Fair stage collapse kills four, injures forty

Indiana State Fair stage collapse kills four, injures forty

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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At least four people died and forty were injured Saturday night as the result of a stage collapsing at the Indiana State Fair, located within the US state of Indiana. The Indianapolis Star has attributed the incident to poor weather. A storm with wind speeds as high as 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) had been reported.

Captain Brad Weaver, an Indiana State Police employee, described witnessing “the framework from the stage start to come over”, having given a public safety announcement shortly prior to the collapse. Numerous patients, including adults and children, have been admitted to hospital. Weaver claimed that the incident could not have been prevented. Video footage of the incident, which has now emerged online, displays witnesses screaming as the rigging falls down.

One witness, who has been identified only as Chris, informed the BBC of the events he sighted. “We could see the sky get really dark and there was lightening and thunder. It almost seemed like a hurricane hit out of nowhere. The stage just leaned to the right and crashed down. It felt to me like it was in slow motion. Everyone was scrambling and it was horrifying because you knew people were underneath it.” He described the incident as “the worst thing I have witnessed in my life.” David Lindquist, a journalist for The Indianapolis Star, described the scenario as “bad, very bad”, and that one “could clearly see people were under the footprint of the rigging.” Freeing trapped victims from underneath the wreckage took rescue workers under twenty minutes, according to Lindquist. No performers were left injured.

A Twitter account representing the Indiana State Fair confirmed the fatalities and stated that their “prayers are with the families of all affected”. At the time of the incident — approximately 2100 EST Saturday night or 0000 UTC Sunday morning — US country music band Sugarland were about to perform. Band members Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles spoke out after the accident on social networking website Twitter. They said: “We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.”

Sara Bareilles, another scheduled performer at the event, also commented on Twitter. Bareilles said she was “speechless” and felt “hopeless” in the aftermath of the situation. “Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost.”



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February 20, 2011

Music duo The Bellamy Brothers accuse Britney Spears of plagiarism

Music duo The Bellamy Brothers accuse Britney Spears of plagiarism

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

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US pop and country duo The Bellamy Brothers are accusing pop music singer Britney Spears — also from the United States — of plagiarism in her latest single “Hold It Against Me“. The group believes that Spears is “ripping off” one of their songs, a 1979 track entitled “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me“; they are thought to be attempting to have Spears prosecuted.

Howard and David Bellamy claim that Britney Spears’ single, the first to be released from her upcoming album Femme Fatale, is “too close” to The Bellamy Brothers song. Both tracks have reached number one on various music charts.

Speaking to British tabloid newspaper The Daily Star, David Bellamy said, “Howard and I have no personal beef with Britney. She’s a talented gal. But professionally we feel completely ripped off. We will without doubt take the appropriate legal action if our attorneys agree we’ve been ripped off.”

A spokesperson for Britney Spears, made a statement to the same newspaper. “If this is now a legal matter then I am afraid we would have nothing to say until our lawyers have been alerted,” the spokesperson stated.



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August 5, 2009

Stage collapse at Canadian \”Big Valley Jamboree\” kills one, and seriously injures four others

Stage collapse at Canadian “Big Valley Jamboree” kills one, and seriously injures four others

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Two probes have been initiated into the collapse of the Big Valley Jamboree stage which killed one person, placed four others in the critical care unit and caused injuries to 75 others in Camrose, Alberta located in Canada.

“We are trying to determine from what is left of the evidence what damage was done by the wind and what damage was down by rescue workers. We may not be able to make that determination. So that is going to hamper things. It will be tougher,” Chris Chodan, spokesman for Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.

Panhandle Productions has brought in independent investigators to determine why the stage collapsed and to collect evidence. Due to the large number of people trapped under the stage the evidence had to be moved for rescue operations.

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The stage collapsed shortly before 6:00 p.m. local time on Saturday killing 35-year-old Donna Moore, who was attending the festival from Lloydminster. Premier Global Productions supplies the stage for the event, which are transported from venue to venue in sections via three semi trailers. “It’s their stage. In fact, I know this stage has been used by Paul McCartney, it’s been used by Metallica, and by Tim McGraw on tour.” said Larry Werner the producer from Panhandle Productions.

The stage is suspected to have been brought down by a phenomenon called plough wind, which produces winds similar to a tornado. This particular front hit speeds greater than 100 km/hr (62 mi/hr). A plough wind travels in narrow straight line paths rather than in circular formations, but causes damage similar to that inflicted by a tornado.

Alberta Municipal Affairs has initiated their investigation into the engineering specifications of the stage and emergency procedures. Alberta occupational health and safety is investigating building codes.

The Big Valley Jamboree is a large annual country music festival located in Camrose, Alberta, Canada which sees 25,000 people attending the four day event.



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April 7, 2008

Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners

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Feist leads 2008 Juno Award winners

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Feist, shown here in a 2006 concert, won in five Juno categories on Sunday.

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Leslie Feist was the most successful artist as the Juno Awards concluded in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. The performer of the internationally-successful single “1234” won in five categories: Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

Veteran group Blue Rodeo won in three categories: Group of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Video of the Year.

The Canadian Music Hall of Fame added veteran Canadian rock band Triumph to its honour roll. The Humanitarian Award was presented to country performer Paul Brandt while the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award was presented to Citytv and MuchMusic founder Moses Znaimer.

The Juno Awards began in 1970, initially known as the Gold Leaf Awards, and are Canada’s most prominent annual music honours. The awards have been nationally televised within Canada since 1975. Next year’s ceremonies will be hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Major winners

The following winners were announced on Sunday’s primary awards telecast:

  • Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
  • Country Recording of the Year: Risk by Paul Brandt
  • Juno Fan Choice Award: Michael Bublé
  • Group of the Year: Blue Rodeo
  • New Group of the Year: Wintersleep
  • Pop Album of the Year: The Reminder by Feist
  • Single of the Year: “1234” by Feist

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February 12, 2007

Dixie Chicks, Blige, Underwood big Grammy winners

Dixie Chicks, Blige, Underwood big Grammy winners

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The Dixie Chicks won the award album in the song of Not Ready To Make Nice. Finally overcame controversy to dominate the 2007 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, winning five statuettes including the two coveted awards for Record and Song of the Year (for “Not Ready To Make Nice”). The country/rock trio, led by Martie Maguire, often criticized for their political views, also won for their album Taking the Long Way.

Mary J. Blige, who went into the Grammies with the most nominations, ended up winning three, while American Idol winner Carrie Underwood won two, including Best New Artist and for her song “Jesus Take The Wheel”. With completion of the “big three” music awards (which includes the American Music Awards held in November, and the Billboard Music Awards held in December), Blige and Underwood were the only two artists to sweep all three major awards this season.

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November 7, 2006

Faith Hill says reaction to Carrie Underwood\’s CMA win was a joke

Faith Hill says reaction to Carrie Underwood’s CMA win was a joke

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When the host was calling up the Country Music Award Female Vocalist Of The Year award, Faith Hill stood up and was in shock after hearing Carrie Underwood’s name. “What?!,” said Faith Hill directly into the camera as her smile turned into a look of shock.

“The idea that I would act disrespectful towards a fellow musician is unimaginable to me,” Hill said in a statement. “For this to become a focus of attention given the talent gathered is utterly ridiculous. Carrie is a talented and deserving female vocalist of the year.”

Underwood, 2005 former American Idol winner, did not take it seriously, according to her publicist, Jessie Schmidt.

“She was just messing around,” said spokesman Paul Freundlich. “She didn’t realize that the camera was rolling the whole time. … She just thought they were doing a shot when they read the nominees off.”

Gary Borman, Hill’s manager, said that it was just “a joke”.

Faith Hill had won the Female Vocalist Of The Year award in 2000.

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September 16, 2006

Dixie Chicks show documentary at TIFF

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

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The Dixie Chicks screened their new documentary, “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing”, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Directed by Cecilia Peck and Barbara Kopple, the documentary follows the group from the London gig in 2003 in which lead singer Natalie Maines said she was “ashamed” George W. Bush came from Texas, up to the release of their latest album. Even though their latest album has gone platinum, the Country Music Association has not nominated them for the CMA Awards, and many radio stations still do not play their music. But despite the controversy, the Dixie Chicks are in the media, getting good reviews.

“When Natalie made her comments particularly from the country music box, there was no community, they were out there all on their own,” said Kopple. “Our hope with this film, is that people will see it and no longer will the Chicks stand alone.”

“They never asked me to apologize. We never debated that,” said Maines. “What I said can come off as silly or whatever and just everything that has happened since then, it’s more of a disgrace, just watching the footage from Hurricane Katrina, it’s unbelievable.” “At this stage, I don’t think that I am pissing off any new people,” she commented. “Yes, thank God for Canada,” said Maines, noting the band found political support from countries around the world. “It’s a little surprising that the U.S. hasn’t necessarily caught on yet.”

The band says the experience gave them the ability to stand up for what they believe in, and strengthened their bond.

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March 25, 2006

Buck Owens, country music icon, dies at 76

Buck Owens, country music icon, dies at 76

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Country music singer-songwriter icon and 1996 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Buck Owens has passed away at his Bakersfield, California residence. He was 76.

Family spokesman Jim Shaw made the announcement.

Considered by many the original rhinestone cowboy, Owens was responsible for over 20 number one hits including his first, “Act Naturally,” in 1963, “Together Again,” and “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail”. Most of his biggest hits were released from the mid 1960’s to mid 1970’s. Among the numerous recording artists who recorded his songs were Emmylou Harris, the Beatles, who recorded “Act Naturally”, and Dwight Yoakam, who had a 1988 duet with Owens on “Streets of Bakersfield”. Many of these artists made hits for themselves as well with his songs. He was mentioned in cameo-passing during the Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor”.

He transformed country music with his honky-tonk “Bakersfield Sound”, so named for the town of his residence 100 miles north of Los Angeles where he moved in 1951. With Roy Clark, he co-hosted the long-running popular television comedy country-themed musical variety show Hee-Haw from 1969-1986. Owens’s memorable red, white and blue guitar became his visual performance trademark.

Owens had throat cancer surgery in 1993 and was hospitalized with pneumonia in January 1997.

Born Alvis Edgar Owens on August 12, 1929 outside Sherman, Texas, he was the son of a sharecropper, and moved with his family to Arizona during the Great Depression at age 8, and by age 16 was playing music in taverns.

His first wife Bonnie sometimes performed with him, later becoming a lead back-up singer after their 1953 divorce. One of their two sons, Alvis Alan Owens, became a singer under the stage name Buddy Alan and had a 1968 top 10 hit “Let the World Keep on a -Turnin”, and sang many duets with his father.

His two other sons, Michael and John, survive him.

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