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  • k.d. lang: "After Midnight," 2014

    k.d. lang Makes Broadway Debut in New Musical "After Midnight"

    k.d. lang makes her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight as Special Guest Star vocalist beginning this Tuesday, February 11, and continuing through Sunday, March 9, 2014. After Midnight, which celebrates Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by Wynton Marsalis, began performances last fall with Fantastia in the role, reintroducing the Cotton Club's tradition of welcoming stars in limited engagements throughout the musical's run. The New York Times says the show is "hot, sweet, and altogether glorious." New York magazine calls it "pure joy ... an unmitigated pleasure."

  • k.d. lang: Tools for Peace app

    k.d. lang Helps Launch Free Tools for Peace Meditation App

    Tools for Peace, a national educational non-profit of which singer-songwriter k.d. lang is a board member, has created "Stop, Breathe & Think," a free app for iPad and iPhone, to guide people of all ages and backgrounds through meditations for mindfulness and compassion. "I would like to believe that through this free app," says lang, “meditation can become a natural part of our everyday lives. It’s simple to use and has the ability to reach far and wide, from children riding buses to school to teenagers just hanging out to business leaders in countries around the world."

  • k.d. lang and Wynton Marsalis by Jenny Anderson

    k.d. lang to Make Her Broadway Debut in New Musical "After Midnight" in February 2014

    k.d. lang will make her Broadway debut in the new musical After Midnight beginning February 11, 2014 (and continuing through March 9, 2014). Tickets for her engagement go on sale November 4, 2013. Refracted through a contemporary lens, After Midnight will celebrate Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements and performed by a big band of 17 musicians hand-picked by Wynton Marsalis. After Midnight is a new production of Cotton Club Parade which played two sold-out engagements at City Center. 

  • k.d. lang: Canadian Music Hall of Fame Induction w/ Anne Murray, Michael Bublé

    k.d. lang Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to k.d. lang, who was officially inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame last night at the 42nd Annual Juno Awards hosted by Michael Bublé. Fellow Canadian icon Anne Murray inducted lang into the Hall of Fame. "I think the fact that I'm standing here receiving this award says more about Canada than it does about me, because only in Canada could there be such a freak as k.d. lang receiving this award," lang said in her acceptance speech. "So I am here to tell you, my friends and my countrymen, that it is OK to be you. It is OK to let your freak flags fly."

  • k.d. lang by James Minchin III 2011

    k.d. lang Voted Best Canadian Singer by CBC

    The CBC recently assembled a panel of its producers and hosts to compose a list of its country’s 25 greatest singers ever, selecting k.d. lang for the top spot. “Apologies to Jeff Buckley, but lang’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ is now the definitive version and everyone needs to stay away from singing it forever and ever. It will never get better than this," says the CBC. "lang sings from the gut and the heart, and it’s perfection." On April 21, lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 42nd Annual Juno Awards; she also will perform that evening.

  • k.d. lang by James Minchin III 2011

    k.d. lang to Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

    Congratulations to k.d. lang, the 2013 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She will be honored at the 42nd Annual Juno Awards, which will be broadcast live on CTV from the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, April 21, 2013. "I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame," says lang. "To be included in the lineage of Canadian artists who have formed my musical DNA and who remain my mentors, is beyond humbling." k.d. lang made her Nonesuch debut with the 2004 release of Hymns of the 49th Parallel, a highly personal "Canadian Songbook," followed by Watershed, Recollection, and Sing it Loud.

  • k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang Launch North American Tour

    k.d. lang and her band the Siss Boom Bang launch their North American tour with a performance in Thunder Bay, Ontario, tonight. lang and the band, which is featured on her latest album, Sing it Loud, released last year on Nonesuch Records, will tour the US and Canada throughout the spring and summer, including a number of newly added dates in Canada this September. For the first leg of the tour, starting with tonight's show, they will be joined by very special guest Jane Siberry.

  • k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

    k.d. lang Adds Additional Dates to Spring, Summer Tour, Including Three Nights at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom

    k.d. lang has added a number of new dates to her North American spring and summer tour with her band the Siss Boom Bang, which was announced last month. The newly announced dates include additional stops across the United States and into lang's home province of Alberta, as well as a three-night run at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.The first date on the tour is slated for May 8 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • k.d. lang by James Minchin III 2011

    k.d. lang Nominated for Juno Award for Producer of the Year

    Congratulations to k.d. lang, who has been nominated for a JUNO Award for Producer of the Year. lang was recognized for co-producing, with Joe Pisapia, her latest album, Sing it Loud. Another Canadian icon, William Shatner, will host the 2012 JUNO Awards broadcast, airing live on CTV the evening of Sunday, April 1, from Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Tickets go on sale this Friday. lang and her band the Siss Boom Bang launch their spring/summer tour May 8 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

  • k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

    k.d. lang Announces Spring, Summer Tour Dates

    k.d. lang has just confirmed a series of new shows in North America this spring and summer with her band the Siss Boom Bang. The band is featured on lang's latest album, Sing it Loud, and joined her on an extensive tour across the globe in support of the record all last year. The first date on the upcoming tour is slated for May 8 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, followed by stops across the Midwest, down South, on the East Coast, and back out West, as well as sets slated for festivals like Spoleto, Telluride, and more.