16 February 2001 -- True North/Finkelstein Management reports that the long awaited CBC-TV special of Bruce Cockburn's 23 May 2000 concert in Montreal will air March 23rd at 9:00 PM -- this is a one hour special.
CBC's report of the concert says, "One of Canada's finest singer-songwriters, Bruce Cockburn performs some of his best-loved music at Le Spectrum in Montreal, including (If I Had A) Rocket Launcher, Wondering Where The Lions Are, You Don't Have To Play The Horses, The Trouble With Normal and Lovers In A Dangerous Time."
Gregory Moran reported on this concert to the Cockburn Project, "Once again, Bruce sure knows how to deliver the goods. This was the best BC performance I have witnessed (aside from his last solo performance back in November 1997 in Montreal). He was in a very energetic and good mood throughout the entire evening. The sound was great. The set list rightly contained 8 songs from [the Breakfast In New Orleans, Dinner In Timbuktu album] and, at the same time, had many selections of recent (and not so recent) albums. What more to say? I'm honestly already looking forward to his next venue. "
More information about the concert can be found or contributed to at http://cockburnproject.net/gigs/2000/may23.html
Gordon Lightfoot and David Suzuki will present Bruce's induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
A previous feature about David Suzuki, well-known broadcaster and scientist who supports environmental initiatives through his foundation, can be found at: http://cockburnproject.net/news/000924climatechange.html
Gordon Lightfoot's website can be found at http://gordonlightfoot.com/
The Juno Awards Show, hosted by This Hour Has 22 Minutes co-star Rick Mercer, will take place March 4th, at Hamilton's Copps Coliseum (CBC, 8 p.m. -- 9 p.m. AT and 9:30 p.m. NT).
The Project's Landmines Appeal is already going very well, reports Project Campaigns Coordinator Audrey Pearson.
If you would like to join in with this alternative 'thank you' to Bruce, and give an amount to the Landmine-clearing and rehabilitation efforts of the VVAF in honour of Bruce's induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos on March 4th, please see http://cockburnproject.net/issues/campaigns/
Deadline is February 28th, but the intention is to make this a rolling appeal. With 60 million to 80 million landmines still in the ground in 70 countries, and between 300,000 and 350,000 people who have survived being blown up by landmines and need support of all kinds, this is definitely a long-term effort. Thanks for the support this appeal has received already. With your help, we'll have a meaningful thank you from his fans to pass on to Bruce on March 4th.
A history of the Campaign for a Landmine Free World, including an in-depth profile of Emmy-Lou Harris, background to the landmines issue, and of the concerts can be found in this February 12th article in the Ottawa Citizen