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Joni said in 2006 (in a video message broadcast during Prince's induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame) "Prince. The most amazing performer I have ever witnessed." Prince was also a big fan of Joni's and said that The Hissing of Summer Lawns was "the last album I loved all the way through." As Joni remembered, "Prince attended one of my concerts in Minnesota. I remember seeing him sitting in the front row when he was very young. He must have been about 15. Prince used to write me fan mail with all of the U's and hearts that way that he writes." Prince credited Joni with teaching him "about color and sound." He quoted "Help Me" in his song, "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker." An album by his side project band, Time, was named Ice Cream Castle. And he covered "A Case of You," with "U" spelled the Prince way, of course. wishes to express its condolences to Prince's family, friends, and fans.

Before his death last week, Sir George Martin and his son Giles teamed with PBS to create an upcoming eight-part documentary series called "Soundbreaking." The series features interviews with over 150 artists and producers, who tell the studio stories behind some of the best music ever made.

The first two episodes of the show are premiering today at SXSW. The series will air on PBS in November.

The series will feature interviews with Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Nile Rodgers, Quincy Jones, Rick Rubin, Tony Visconti, RZA, Joni Mitchell, Dave Grohl, Questlove, Bon Iver, Beck, Ad-Rock, Roger Waters, Daniel Lanois, Mark Ronson, Ringo Starr, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Debbie Harry, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and many others.

Joni already has a new Grammy Award as the pre-show honours were handed out in Los Angeles today. The legendary singer-songwriter won for best album notes on Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced.

Fellow Canadians Jan Haust, a native of London, Ont., and Hamilton's Peter Moore captured the honour for best historical album for The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, featuring the music of Bob Dylan and Toronto's The Band. The duo shared the award with Steve Berkowitz, Jeff Rosen and Mark Wilder.

Chaka Khan relays good news about Joni in an interview published today: "...we're good friends and she's doing very well, by the way. I want everyone to know that she's getting better and better every day." Read the interview and news about Chaka's upcoming Joni tribute album here.

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Please join us for two evening performances on Friday, May 6th, & Saturday, May 7th, Doors at 7:00, Show starts at 7:30
Simcoe Street Theatre
Studio 7, 65 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 1H7
General admission: $30
Seniors and Students: $25

Born out of a mutual love for singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, this show combines the talents of local musician Deb Fitzsimmons and choreographer Erin McAndrew, in celebration of Joni's compositions through live music and dance. Honouring her extraordinary body of work and her multifaceted artistic expression, musicians and dancers unite in reverence to a truly prolific artist.

Tickets are available for purchase online and in person at:
The Huron Club, 94 Pine street, Collingwood, Ontario
TAG Fitness, 90 High street, Collingwood, Ontario

Featured Performers Include: Deb Fitzsimmons Erin McAndrew Greg Gibson Joe Huron Stuart Steinhart Tim Moore Dennis McAndrew Dana Morrison

Any questions or enquiries please contact: 705-761-6089

Join us for a Tribute to Joni Mitchell, May 15, 6:00 pm at the Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden, Port Townsend Washington. A concert performance by local artists Robin Bessier, Carla Main, Mark Person, Abakis, Jet Mullen, PT Acappela and the Unexpected Brass Band, among others. On the grounds of Fort Worden on the Beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. A fifth anniversary celebration for KPTZ, Community Radio 91.9 in Port Townsend. Tickets available at

The music of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell will be featured at The Minstrel on Friday, May 20 at 8:00 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown. Performing will be the duo of Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin.

The performance is part of The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series, sponsored by The Folk Project each Friday evening at The Fellowship. Admission is $9.00 per person at the door. For further information, call 973-335-9489, or visit

Old friends Kiki Ebsen and Gigi Worth have toured the world with multiple Grammy winning artists. Now they join their beautiful voices together to pay tribute to one the greatest singer songwriters of all time, Joni Mitchell. Along with a stellar band, they cover a variety of Joni songs starting from tunes off of Songs to a Seagull and Blue as well as Hejira, Hissing of Summer Lawns and Night Ride Home.

Sunday, June 5 @ 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Bogies, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361
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