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Tuned Women III going beyond Lillith fare

The third annual Tuned Women showcase of original works by female musicians from the Sea to Sky corridor will be a more diverse event this year.

While previous events were characterized by primarily folk-rock content, organizers Tessa Amy and Gillie Easdon characterize this year’s program as "a collage of electronica, hip-hop, rap, rock and jazz," with one folk singer in the mix.

Eight new Tuned Women will perform 15 songs this year. Co-founders Amy and Easdon will reprise their contributions of one song each. New this year is a visual art component, which will be created by Vancouver/Whistler resident Kate Power.

Tuned Women III will stage two shows at MY Millennium Place Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, available at the MY Place box office at 604-935-8410. The event serves as a fundraiser for Millennium Place and the Whistler Community Services women’s eating disorder support group.

Genie nominee part of upcoming songwriter shows

Canadian character actor and musician Bruce Greenwood, recently nominated for a Genie award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Being Julia, is part of an impressive lineup of Canadian songwriting talent performing shows in Whistler and Brackendale in March.

Greenwood joins songwriters Jim Byrnes, Roy Forbes, Norman Foote and Babe Gurr at the Brackendale Art Gallery’s Doing It For a Song event on Sunday, March 6 and a Songwriters Cafe event on Monday, March 7 at MY Place in Whistler.

As an actor Greenwood is a mainstay of Canadian director Atom Egoyan’s films and is best known in Hollywood for his portrayal of JFK in the film Thirteen Days (2000). Being Julia has also garnered star Annette Bening a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

The Genie Awards, Canadian film’s version of the Oscars, air Monday, March 21 on Vancouver’s City TV.

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