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Shania Twain Launches Kids Can Campaign

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Shania Twain, who is a multi Juno and Grammy award winner, came to Hjorth Elementary School in Surrey to open her latest clubhouse called Shania Kids Can.

“If I’d had this program when I was a kid, who knows where I’d be right now,” Twain laughed.

“In saying that there’s a lot of irony there, I was just one of the lucky ones. I just made it by chance. Regardless of how much talent you have, you need support.”

Shania says she lived through many tough times as a child and promised if she became successful when she grew up that she would try to give back to society.

Hjorth Elementary is the first school in British Columbia chosen to house the Shania Kids Can Club and it is the sixth program Shania has opened in North America.

The support staff at the clubhouse will offer everything from nutritious food, to life skills training to help with homework.

It is the kind of support Shania says she often needed when she was growing up in Timmins, Ontario.

“I changed schools 17 times during my childhood, for various reasons. Either we had to leave the town because we couldn’t pay the bills and we had to just move or my dad had to get a new job… for various reasons, we moved around a lot.”

Country Tours Dominate Summer Ticket Sales

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With the official start of summer behind us, the season’s big concert tours are heating up. Leading the way are several large-draw amphitheater and area country concerts. Country music acts like Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, and Zac Brown Band are pulling in large crowds and repeat business. According to TicketNetwork.com, over half of all customers who purchase country tickets on the secondary market will buy within the genre again, indicating that the country fan based maintains both loyalty and spending habits. With TicketNetwork’s help, we’ve compiled a run-down of the most compelling country tours this summer, the average country music concert ticket price, and what you can expect to pay to get in to see your favorites country acts in concert.

Shania Twain – Perhaps the most in-demand country music ticket for the summer is for Shania Twain’s Rock This Country Tour. Hitting stops throughout North America until mid-October, this Shania Twain’s tour is touted as the singer’s farewell to touring. Packing more than just her own star power and promises of all-encompassing and interactive experiences, Twain will be accompanied on the road by up-and-comers Wes Mack and Gavin DeGraw on several dates. Bolstered by her hits like “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and “Still the One,” and her impressive array of awards, the Rock This Country Tour promises a full Shania Twain experience for everyone looking to see her in concert before she stops touring. Average ticket price: $412, “Get In” price: $75.

Tim McGraw – Long-time country heartthrob Tim McGraw is also hitting the road this summer on the Shotgun Rider Tour. With combined stops at the 2015 Country Megaticket shows, several country music festivals, as well independent dates, McGraw is pulling out all the stops in 2015. During his independent shows, he will also be joined by Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, who bring with them their own, slightly more Millenial fan base. With loads of amphitheater and pavilion shows, Tim McGraw fans can be sure to nab lawn tickets at an attainable price. Average seat prices for a Shotgun Rider Tour: $299, Shotgun Rider “Get-In” price, usually on the lawn: $45.

Garth Brooks – Megastar Garth Brooks has teamed up with longtime fan favorite Trisha Yearwood for a summer tour that is undeniably the top-selling country act on the secondary market. With unique marketing principles – releasing only one show date and tickets at a time – coupled with his superstar status, Brooks’ tour is outstripping his country cohorts in sales figures. Most recently on May 26, Garth Brooks announced a New Orleans show at the Smoothie King Center and tickets are already in short supply. Average ticket prices for any of his shows sit around $427, while your “get-in” price is $90.

Zac Brown Band – Newer band with rock-pop sensibilities, Zac Brown Band, are touring in support of their latest release Jekyll + Hyde, which debuted at #1 on Billboard. The Zac Brown Band tour takes the band through the summer all the way until mid-November, hitting mid-sized pavilions and amphitheaters nationwide as well as several baseball stadiums including Fenway Park, Nationals Park, Coors Field and more. With several summer festival stops, as well as Jekyll + Hyde support dates, fans have ample opportunity to check out the band in 2015. Average ticket price for Zac Brown Band is $310, but a fan can plan to “get-in” for just $38.

Shania Twain & Panthera Want You to #IFAKEIT to Save Leopards

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Shania Twain and Panthera, a global wild cat conservation organization, have launched #IFAKEIT – a social media campaign to raise awareness for one of fashion’s most revered but underrepresented icons – the leopard.

Referred to as the ‘new neutral,’ this cat’s spotted print has inspired fashion for centuries, influencing style from catwalks to sidewalks, celebrities and even first ladies. The purpose of this campaign is to connect the dots, and inform the general public that while the spots they are wearing are so widespread, the real leopard is under serious threat.

Every year, more leopards are killed in the wild than any other big cat. The species has vanished from nearly 40% of its range in Africa and over 50% in Asia. And it is their beauty that is partly responsible. While leopards are also in jeopardy from loss of habitat and conflict with people, the demand for their skins is one of the main causes of their decline.

Even though the international trade in leopard skin is now illegal, it is still common for local communities in Africa and Asia to use real leopard skins for religious and cultural ceremonies, whether worn as capes or used for other traditional regalia.

Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project is providing a simple and sustainable solution that protects leopards but also supports local culture. Collaborating with digital designers, Panthera has created a high-quality and realistic faux leopard skin to replace the authentic skins worn at ceremonies. More than 5,000 faux leopard capes have already been donated in southern Africa, and Panthera’s new partnership with the Peace Parks Foundation and Cartier has enabled the distribution of at least another 13,000 more capes before the end of 2017.

“I was shocked to learn that these gorgeous animals are being killed for their beautiful skins and other parts for the illegal trade, and yet are so loved by the fashion world. We wanted to capitalize on the fact that people everywhere are wearing more leopard print than ever, but so few know what’s actually happening to them in the wild,” said Shania Twain, Panthera’s Leopard Ambassador. “With Panthera, we aim to begin this conversation and generate awareness for leopards on a grand scale, while giving people something tangible to grasp, and engage in a fun and impactful way.”

To do this, Shania Twain and Panthera have launched the #IFAKEIT campaign and are asking people around the globe to join the movement and show how they ‘fake it’ for leopards by posting photos of themselves wearing fake leopard print to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook with the #IFAKEIT tag. People can also donate to the campaign at ifakeit.org, where just $30 can support the creation of one fake leopard skin and save a leopard’s life.

The campaign first aims to generate 18,000 unique mentions tagged with #IFAKEIT on social media, to accompany each donated cape, as a thank you to the communities willing to fake it and to stop leopards from being killed for their skins. The campaign also aims to raise $300,000 for the creation of at least 5,000 new fake leopard skins to distribute to communities outside of southern Africa, and to support other conservation activities to protect leopards across their range.

Lizwi Ncwane, an elder and legal adviser of the Nazareth Baptist ‘Shembe’ Church, stated, “As a leader of the Shembe community, I have seen firsthand how receptive my community is to using these fake skins. Not only do they look and feel like real leopard skins, they also last longer. We’re grateful that Panthera has worked with us in finding a solution that interweaves the conservation of leopards with the customs of the Shembe.”

Panthera’s Leopard Program Director, Dr. Guy Balme, explained, “Panthera’s Furs for Life Leopard Project is providing an innovative and real solution to a threat that is decimating leopard populations. Very rarely in the world of conservation do you see a resolution this simple and respectful of cultural and religious traditions that is so swiftly accepted by local communities.”

Dr. Balme continued, “In just a few years, we have seen a positive and deeply-rooted cultural shift in the adoption of Panthera’s fake leopard skins in southern Africa. We hope the #IFAKEIT campaign will help bring much-needed attention to the plight of leopards and help spark a movement that ensures the species, and not just the images of their beauty, remain long into the future.”

Visit ifakeit.org to learn how to ‘Show Your Spots, So You Can Save Theirs.’

Shania Twain is Going Back on Tour After 11 Years!

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Just a day after Shania Twain celebrated the release of her live CD and DVD, Shania Twain Still the One: Live From Vegas, the country singer announced her first major North American tour in over 11 years.  Shania revealed the big tour news this morning (March 4) on Good Morning America, saying it’s her last one.

The 48 date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Shania’s tour kicks off in North America on June 5 in Seattle, WA where she will perform her extensive catalog of iconic hits in a brand new production for fans coast to coast in major US cities such as New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, among others. Additionally, the tour will hit Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal, presented by AEG Live.  American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets through Front Of The Line for the Canadian shows only before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 10th at 10am through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time, with the public on-sale for most North American shows beginning Friday, March 13 at 10:00 am local on axs.com. Exceptions noted below.  ShaniaTwain.com presale begins Tuesday, March 10 at 10am local time through Thursday, March 12 at 10pm local time.

A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages also will be available. Theses offers can include premium reserved tickets, access to Shania Twain’s preshow VIP sound check, exclusive merchandise and much more. A $1.00 donation from each ticket purchased will go to the Shania Kids Can Foundation. Opening acts include Canadian musician and actor Wes Mack from June 5 – June 28, and Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw from June 30 – August 23.

“This is a celebration tour. It’s party time!  The ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour will have a different spirit than my past tours,” said Twain. “It’s a Shania they’ve never seen before.  A lot of years have gone by and I’ve got a lot more to share.”

 

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