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Host Committee Adds Capital Flavour to the 2012 JUNO Awards Celebrations

1:19 pm in Community News, Industry News, Ottawa News

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The 2012 JUNO Host Committee today announced that they will add their “Capital” mark to the festivities during JUNO Week. The Host Committee, comprised of representatives of the Capital’s private and public sectors, is adding to the buzz, and offering activities that showcase the Capital and its musical talent.

“Canada’s Capital Region is a place where we showcase Canadian excellence and achievements for all to enjoy,” said Marie Lemay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Capital Commission. “This is the second time we’ve had the opportunity to host the best talent from our Canadian music industry, and we’re looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments with a full week of diverse and dynamic activities.”

“The City of Ottawa is proud to welcome music fans and industry professionals from across the country and around the world,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “It’s an honour to host Canada’s incredible music scene for one full week in the nation’s capital, and I want to encourage our residents to participate in the many activities taking place, and wish all of our visitors a fantastic time.”

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Ottawa hosts the Junos: Getting the teens involved

2:51 pm in Industry News

Event aims to introduce youth to nominees

By Adam Feibel, The Ottawa Citizen

All Ages Juno Affair
When: 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 23
Where: Mansion Nightclub, 400A Dalhousie St.
Admission: $20 at the door

Mansion Nightclub will host a special all-ages party March 23 aimed at getting 14- to 19-year-olds excited about the Junos.

The All Ages Juno Affair will include music by Juno-nominated artists, a Juno promo reel, dance battles and a red carpet with celebrity-style photography. The goal of the event is to supplement the Juno celebrations, with an event that is as universal and accessible as possible, especially to a younger audience. The Junos officially kick off at the National Arts Centre March 28 and end April 1 with the awards show at Scotiabank Place

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More than 80 acts added to Juno Fest

9:37 am in Industry News

By Tony Lofaro, The Ottawa Citizen

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OTTAWA — More than 80 acts including Kardinal Offishall, Anvil, Azari + III, D-Sisive and The Rural Alberta Advantage have been added to Juno Fest, one of the big events to be held during Juno Week festivities in Ottawa, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced Tuesday.

Juno Fest takes place March 30 and 31 at 16 area clubs, churches and halls and will let music fans see Canadian artists perform in an intimate setting.

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