From a media release:
26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS INTENSIFY: PRIMETIME GALA FAST APPROACHING AS CBC REVEALS MUSICAL PERFORMANCES & GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC
The CBC and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) are proud to announce three remarkable performances on the 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS, airing on September 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT).
The one-hour live gala will include performances by:
- Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo front man and celebrated music icon releasing his 3rd solo album this month.
- City and Colour, alias of Juno Award winning singer-songwriter Dallas Green.
- Deborah Cox, multi-platinum artist and judge of CBC’s Cover Me Canada, will join forces with rising star Kellylee Evans, who is fresh off a 2011 Juno Award win from her latest jazz album, Nina.
Fan favourite Jim Cuddy has been a constant keystone for Canada’s music industry, with a career spanning over two decades. Debuting at the Geminis, Jim will perform a new song from his 3rd solo album, Skyscraper Soul, set to release on September 27, 2011.
Under the moniker City and Colour, Dallas Green has been captivating live audiences worldwide with his signature soothing sound and his exceptional song writing talent. Dallas will showcase his upcoming second single off his latest album Little Hell which debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan.
Multi-talented artists Deborah Cox and Kellylee Evans will unite for a unique and engaging performance blending Deborah’s sensational pop/R&B sound and Kellylee’s eclectic style of jazz and ‘soul-influenced pop’. This exciting number will be complemented by the sultry moves of dancers from CTV’s So You Think You Can Dance Canada, and choreographed by one of the show’s guest judges and leading choreographers, Melissa Williams.
Don’t miss out on your chance to be in the studio audience. Get up close and personal with your favourite performers from TV and music by purchasing a general admission ticket to the gala broadcast for $30 + HST. Check out www.facebook.com/SCENE and email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to purchase tickets – standing room only. A limited number of tickets will be available so act fast!
The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS will air live on CBC for a special one-hour broadcast from the CBC studios in downtown Toronto.
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Time: 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC
Fans can also experience the show from a unique perspective online, alongside digital host Tom Green,in the Tom Green Room. The live stream begins at 7 p.m. ET at cbc.ca/live and will be available On Demand as a digital companion to the 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) television broadcast.
The 26th ANNUAL GEMINI AWARDS are also available on Twitter by following @CBCLive and #geminiawards and/or @thegeminiawards.
Launched by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 1986, The Gemini Awards honour outstanding achievements in the Canadian English-language television and new media industries. The Gemini Awards bring together over 2,500 of Canada’s most gifted craftspeople, producers and decision-makers over several evenings of special events.
For a complete list of nominations and supporting media materials, please visit www.geminiawards.ca.