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March 24, 2006

2006 JUNO Awards Presenters Include Olympic Medalist

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz news

2006 JUNO Awards Presenters Include Olympic Medalist

JUNO Awards presenters will hand out the 2006 honours on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at a ceremony in Halifax. The event will be broadcast live on CTV television, with a total of 18 artists and personalities presenting seven awards during the program. The ceremony includes the induction of rock music icon Bryan Adams into the Canadian Hall of Fame.

Other presenters confirmed include nominees Sophie Milman, Feist, Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett, Hot Hot Heat, Jann Arden, Joel Plaskett, Jully Black, Kalan Porter, Kardinal Offishal, K-OS, Luke Doucet, Martha Wainwright, Rex Goudie., The Road Hammers’ Jason McCoy and Skye Sweetnam. Curler Brad Gushue, skip of the gold medal winning Canadian Olympic Men’s Curling Team joins them for the ceremony, as does Melissa O’Neil, winner of the popular singing contest Canadian Idol.

Performers include smooth jazz crooner Michael Buble, along with Bedouin Soundclash, Black Eyed Peas, Broken Social Scene, Bryan Adams, Buck 65, Coldplay, Divine Brown, Hedley, Massari, Michael Bublé, and Nickelback.

The host of the show will be B.C. model and television actress Pamela Anderson, adding to the increasing amount of criticism the JUNO’s are under for grabbing for ratings, and under-representing and ignoring entire music genres during its television broadcast, with the bulk of the 39 total awards handed out the night before in a ceremony that isn’t televised.

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