Arty Facts: B.C. Juno noms include Bryan Adams, Tobias Jesso Jr.; Jazz fest makes an announcement and more entertainment news

 

 
 
 
 
Tobias Jesso Jr. is nominated for breathrough artist, adult contemporary album, and songwriter of the year at the 2016 Junos.
 

Tobias Jesso Jr. is nominated for breathrough artist, adult contemporary album, and songwriter of the year at the 2016 Junos.

Photograph by: Mark Yuen/PNG, PNG

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The 2016 Juno Awards nominations were announced Tuesday, with B.C. being well represented.

Some of the Vancouver and B.C. nominees include Bryan Adams and Matthew Good (rock album of the year), Tobias Jesso Jr. (breathrough artist, adult contemporary album, songwriter of the year), David Gogo (blues album), Dear Rouge (breakthrough group), Destroyer (alternative album), Jaclyn Guillou (vocal jazz album), Hedley and Marianas Trench (group of the year), Humans (electronic album), SonReal (rap album, video of the year), Alex Cuba (world music album), Brad Turner (Jazz album: group), and Frazey Ford (contemporary roots album).

The 2016 Juno Awards ceremony will be held in Calgary on April 3.

BCCMA announces Hall of Fame inductees

Red Robinson, Ray Ramsay, Denny Eddy, Laurie Thain, Mike Norman, Farmer’s Daughter, Gerry Leiske, Tammy Ray, Redd Volkaert and John McLaughlin will be inducted into the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame on April 10 at Langley’s Summit Theatre in the Cascades Casino.

The Hall of Fame celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Tickets for the event are available by phone at 604-530-2211 for floor seats or via TicketWeb.ca for balcony seats. The event is for ages 19 and up.

Jazz fest announces Tedeschi Trucks, Joe Jackson

The 2016 edition of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival will feature some spectacular guitar work.

The festival announced two of its Marquee Series acts on Wednesday: Veteran axe-slinger Joe Jackson (June 24 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre) and the Tedeschi Trucks Band (June 28 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre).

Tickets for Jackson are priced at $52-$96, while the Tedeschi Trucks tickets will cost $69-$118, all charges included.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 5 via coastaljazz.ticketfly.com or by phone at 1-888-732-1682.

The 2016 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival takes place June 24 to July 3.

Eagles of Death Metal headed to Vancouver

Rock band Eagles of Death Metal, who were performing at Paris’ Bataclan club on Nov. 13 when terrorists attacked, are coming to Vancouver.

The band will be opening for Canadian rock duo Death From Above at the PNE Forum on April 26.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. via livenation.com for $45 plus charges.

Short Film Fest announces winners

The Vancouver Short Film Fest was held last weekend (Jan. 29-30) at Vancity Theatre, featuring 23 films selected from 180 submissions.

Some of the winners this year include The Blue Jet (best short film, best director — Lawrence Le Lam), Arc (best student short film), Never Steady, Never Still (best cinematography), My Least Favourite Person (best female director — Lantian Chen), with best actor awards going to Lee Meriweather (In Memory) and Howie Lai (The Blue Jet).

Awards came with prizes including rentals from William F. White International, cash prizes, and more.

For a complete list of winners and film synopses visit vsff.com.

 
 
 
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Tobias Jesso Jr. is nominated for breathrough artist, adult contemporary album, and songwriter of the year at the 2016 Junos.
 

Tobias Jesso Jr. is nominated for breathrough artist, adult contemporary album, and songwriter of the year at the 2016 Junos.

Photograph by: Mark Yuen/PNG, PNG

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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