Bravo! celebrates the 2011 Juno Awards week

Canada rocks and Bravo! takes notice with JUNO WEEK, a collection of JUNOs-themed programs leading up to the 40th anniversary of THE 2011 JUNO AWARDS, beginning March 19.

Johnny Reid stops by Toronto’s legendary Masonic Temple to perform songs from his newest album, A Place Called Love, with the exclusive premiere of JOHNNY REID AT THE CONCERT HALL (March 22).

Then, Bravo! hails the king of Canadian rock, Neil Young, with the premiere of MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR: NEIL YOUNG on (March 22).

Commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the JUNO AWARDS, Bravo! premieres the three-part documentary series YONGE STREET – TORONTO ROCK & ROLL STORIES (March 21-23).

And premiering March 19 and 26, Bravo! presents a two-part JUNOs-themed special of ARTS & MINDS featuring music icons Anne Murray, Paul Hoffert, Valdy, and more.

JUNO WEEK continues with an all-new episode of THE O’REGAN FILES with 24-time Juno-winner Anne Murray (March 23) and back-to-back JUNO-themed episodes of PLAYLIST (March 24).

Rounding it all out is a collection of encore favourites featuring musical artists Nikki Yanofsky, Michael Bublé, Broken Social Scene, and k.d. Lang.

 

BRAVO! JUNO WEEK Programming:

 

ARTS & MINDS: THE JUNO AWARDS PART 1 – Bravo! Premiere

Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Canada’s JUNO AWARDS, ARTS & MINDS looks back at the early years from 1970-1975 in THE JUNO AWARDS PART 1. Re-creating the first few years of the award show at St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto, ARTS & MINDS talks with some of Canada’s legendary musicians – Randy Bachman, Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn, Valdy, Murray McLauchlan, Andy Kim, Sylvia Tyson, Dan Hill, and Paul Hoffert. Canadian recording artists share their stories about the birth of the Canadian music industry, and the impact the JUNO AWARDS have had both in Canada and abroad. Fourty years later, these Canadian icons share their opinions, enthusiasm, and concerns about a music industry that has changed dramatically since 1970.

 

NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD – Bravo! Encore Presentation

Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Directed by Jonathan Demme, this documentary features songs from five-time JUNO award-winner Neil Young’s album, Prairie Wind, performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The film presents interviews with Young, his band, his wife Pegi, singer Emmylou Harris, steel guitarist Ben Keith, and keyboardist Spooner Oldham.

 

YONGE STREET – TORONTO ROCK & ROLL STORIES – Bravo! Premiere

Part 1: Monday, March 21 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

Part 2: Tuesday, March 22 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

Part 3: Wednesday, March 23 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

Commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the JUNO AWARDS, the three-part, hour-long series reveals the untold, trail-blazing first steps of how Yonge Street became the leading destination for musicians, singers and music fans not only in Toronto, but across Canada and beyond. Full of colourful anecdotes – by many of the musicians and performers who were there when it all went down – and previously unheard and unseen archival materials, YONGE STREET is a love story about a street, a city and the heart of Toronto sound. Directed by acclaimed outlaw film director Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo 1 & 2, This Movie is Broken) and premiering exclusively on Bravo!, this historically rich documentary takes viewers on a journey through Toronto’s musical renaissance.

 

JOHNNY REID AT THE CONCERT HALL – Bravo! Premiere

Tuesday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Multi-platinum entertainer and JUNO and CCMA (Canadian Country Music Awards) award-winner stops by Toronto’s legendary Masonic Temple to perform songs from his newest album, A Place Called Love. Charting several hit singles in Canada, including “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change The World,” “Let’s Go Higher” and “Out of The Blue,” the country music artist explores in the latest album, both the intensity of his feelings for his closest family, and the enduring gratitude he has for those who have helped him become one of Canada’s most successful recording artists of the past decade.

 

MUSICARES PERSON OF THE YEAR: NEIL YOUNG – Bravo! Premiere

Tuesday, March 22 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

He is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, film director, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and is the THE 2011JUNO AWARDS recipient of the Alan Waters Humanitarian Award. In this one-hour special, Bravo! looks at the life and achievements of the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year, the legendary Neil Young, with performances of his work by artists like Norah Jones, Elton John, Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello.

 

THE O’REGAN FILES – Bravo! Premiere

Wednesday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT

Seamus O’Regan conducts in-depth, one-on-one conversations with arts luminaries and other prominent figures to uncover their inspirations in THE O’REGAN FILES. This month, Seamus O’Regan talks to Canadian musical icon, Anne Murray, winner of 24 Juno Awards.

 

NIKKI YANOFSKY AT THE CONCERT HALL – Bravo! Encore Presentation

Wednesday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Canadian jazz-pop singing sensation and three-time JUNO  nominated artist Nikki Yanofsky takes to the stage at the legendary Masonic Temple as part of Bravo!’s AT THE CONCERT HALL series.

 

PLAYLIST JUNO SPECIAL PART 1 and 2 – Bravo! Special Premiere

Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Bravo!’s JUNO AWARDS special features two back-to-back episodes of PLAYLIST paying tribute to four decades of great Canadian music with music videos and candid interviews from JUNO AWARD-winning sensations like Anne Murray, Bryan Adams, Shania Twain, Michael Bublé, Johnny Reid and Sarah McLachlan.

 

MICHAEL BUBLÉ AT THE CONCERT HALL – Bravo! Encore Presentation

Thursday, March 24 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

Ten-time JUNO winner Michael Bublé answers questions from the audience and performs old and new favourites during an intimate concert at the Masonic Temple in Toronto which was hosted by the crooner, himself.

 

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE AT THE CONCERT HALL – Bravo! Encore Presentation

Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

Having just released their fourth studio album Forgiveness Rock Record, two-time JUNO award-winners Broken Social Scene treat the audience to brand new tracks from the LP. Founding band members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, along with Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Lisa Lobsinger, and Sam Goldberg perform “Sweetest Kill,” “Texico Bitches,” “All to All,” “Romance to the Grave,” “Forced to Love,” and more.

 

LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL: KD LANG – Bravo! Encore Presentation

Sunday, March 27 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

Canadian singer-songwriter and multi JUNO award-winner k.d. lang takes centre stage in this installment of Bravo!’s Gemini award-winning concert series LIVE AT THE REHEARSAL HALL. The Grammy Award-winning artist performs songs from her album, Watershed.

 

ARTS & MINDS: THE JUNO AWARDS PART 2 – Bravo! Premiere

Sunday, March 26 at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT

In anticipation of the JUNO AWARDS, ARTS & MINDS: THE JUNO AWARDS PART 2 focuses on the state of today’s music industry with an in-depth discussion on the new model of the music business – exploring the issues surrounding copyright laws, music downloading, and future of the music business.

 

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