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  • Town Talk: Gala raises $5.95 million for cancer care and a surgical robot

    Town Talk: Gala raises $5.95 million for cancer care and a surgical robot

    STARS SHONE: Heading into the Vancouver Convention Centre West’s window-walled ballroom, Night of a Thousand Stars gala chair Nancey Nanji said she expected to raise “maybe $3.4 million” for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Husband Noordin Nanji, QC, chairs the foundation’s board. The 22nd annual event’s take was already earmarked for advanced cancer care […]
  • Rock legend Tom Petty suffers cardiac arrest

    Rock legend Tom Petty suffers cardiac arrest

    Petty was found unconscious at his home and taken to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on Sunday night
  • Saskatoon loses passionate violinist Marla Cole

    Saskatoon loses passionate violinist Marla Cole

    Saskatoon has lost one of its most gifted and determined musicians. Marla Cole, 49, died on Wednesday in St. Paul’s Hospital. She is best remembered as the principal violinist of the Amati Quartet, in which she played with her husband Geoff. “Marla’s energy, passion, love and determination in all things made our world sparkle,” Geoff […]
  • Country singer Troy Gentry dies in helicopter crash

    Country singer Troy Gentry dies in helicopter crash

    Crews removed Gentry, who was a passenger, from the wreckage, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital
  • Cameco Cares rocks to the tune of $800,000

    Cameco Cares rocks to the tune of $800,000

    It’s a big cheque, literally and figuratively. Cameco announced Wednesday that its Cameco Cares Concert Series has raised $820,000 for the city’s hospital foundations. “I think it’s a huge testament to the city of Saskatoon, they’re the ones who’ve supported this for the last four years,” said Jonathan Huntington, co-chair of the concert series. “At […]
  • Pucksters haul in $800,000 for Canucks Autism Network

    Pucksters haul in $800,000 for Canucks Autism Network

    GONE FISHING: Vancouver Canucks players, team officials and affluent fans left Sunday for the four-day Fishing For Kids tournament at Brian Legge and Rick Grange’s West Coast Fishing Club on Langara Island. The two expected the 2006 debut event would raise $250,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. It brought in $475,000. Since 2009, and by traditionally […]
  • Train drummer trades in law career for music life

    Train drummer trades in law career for music life

    Editor’s note: The Cameco Cares Train concert has been postponed to Sept. 6. Train, the band behind hits like Drops of Jupiter and Hey Soul Sister, plays the Bessborough Gardens on Sept. 6 as part of the Cameco Cares Concert Series. Proceeds from the event support the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. The StarPhoenix spoke with […]
  • 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

    90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

    HARTFORD, Conn. — Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper. Authorities say many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals Friday at Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most […]
  • Train to play 2017 Cameco Cares concert

    Train to play 2017 Cameco Cares concert

    Train will headline this year’s Cameco Cares concert in the Bessborough Gardens. The San Francisco band, known for songs like Drops of Jupiter and Hey, Soul Sister, will play the outdoor venue on Aug. 22. Proceeds will support the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets go on sale July 14 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.ca. […]
  • Music lovers across Canada knew multi-talented Stuart Hamilton's name

    Music lovers across Canada knew multi-talented Stuart Hamilton's name

    Stuart Hamilton, who was born at the Regina General Hospital, was renowned for his general excellence. Hamilton was a giant of the Canadian cultural scene, earning acclaim and respect as an elite vocal coach, a gifted pianist, the first music director of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble and the founding artistic director (and eventual producer) […]

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