Saturday, April 25, 2009

Photos by Sarah for Auction

As part of this years Vancouver DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Sarah will be having undeveloped photos she has taken put up for auction.

Running throughout the festival, there'll also be a celebrity camera auction. Up for bid will be undeveloped snapshots from the likes of CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos, director Denys Arcand, actors Kristin Kreuk and Jennifer Beals, music stars k-os, Sarah Slean, Jann Arden, Issa, Randy Bachman, Matthew Good, and Veda Hille, and more. Straight.com April 24 2009

Sarah's Guest Blogging Opera Review

Sarah was the guest blogger today for Marshall Musings, writing a favorable review on the opera The Coronation of Poppea.

The opera runs from today to May 2nd.

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Canadian Tour

Check out Sarah's official site for a list of new tour dates announced earlier today. Some dates may still be in the works as hinted by the Agency Group's Colin Lewis on Facebook.

Sarah's email news letter has more details towards the concerts such as them being solo and a way to support the environment.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sarah works with Idol, Theo Tam

It appears that Sarah may have written on the Canadian Idol's new album. An article for the Sunny South News states both Sarah and Hawksley Workman worked with him.

The news seems to be accurate as the first single released from the album was co-written by Hawksley.

One of Theo's biggest covers on Canadian Idol was covering Sarah Slean's Sweet Ones and he has continued to play it since winning the title.

According to his Facebook, the new album Give it All Away is done recording, currently being mixed, and due for release May 19th. It may be worth checking the credits on the album for Sarah's name.

I would love any additional sources on this one, please comment if you have anything to add.

Update: 2009-04-16
The Canadian Press confirmed in an article today that Sarah did write for this album.

Update: 2009-04-17
The song Sarah co-wrote with Greg Johnston is titled 'Let Go'. - Popularity

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sarah in School (National Video) & Tour

CBC's The National has conducted an excellent interview with Sarah that they aired yesterday. Sandra Abma at CBC attended a class with her at the University of Toronto, talked to her about here influences and even approached Sarah on some of her personal struggles.

A rehearsal with Andrew Burashko shows Sarah singing Lenard Cohen's That's No Was To Say Goodbye with him. They point out that both Sarah and the Art of Time Ensemble will be doing a tour together in the fall to support the album.

Through the interview live footage from many past events are shown. Most of them I recognized with the exception of the one shown at 2.37. Please leave me a comment if you know anything about that performance of Get Home.

See the video here:
http://www.cbc.ca/national/blog/video/arts/sarah_slean_at_school.html

The video can also be found around 33 minutes into the Friday episode of The National.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Release Date Change, Sarah with the Art of Time

The album recorded with Sarah Slean and the Art of Time Ensemble set to release next week has now been pushed to June 2nd.

Later that eve, I had a drink with the Pheromone Recordings exec Kim Cooke, who I've known for over a decade. He'll be putting out the Art of Time record I worked on this June, which I will be telling you all about in a week's time. I'm so proud of it, it's a truly unique piece of art, which is a feat in and of itself these days.

The above was an excerpt from Sarah's Juno blog of March 27th.

In late February news letter and official myspace posting the release date of April 14th was announced and echoed over here. Songs from this album previously were available to stream from the CBC radio 2 web site.

Last Flowers - Full Trailer

A full trailer for Last Flowers that features Sarah Slean has now been uploaded. View it in HD on YouTube or over here.

The trailer does give you an idea of what the film is about without unveiling any big spoilers.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Listen to Sarah at the Juno Songwriters Circle

Sarah's performance at the Juno's Songwriter circle from last weekend is available to be streamed on the CBC, link. The show originally aired live last Saturday and played again the following days after.

If you would like to save the entire show or take it on a personal media player, CBC radio 2 has now put it up as a podcast, here.

Video clips from the audience can now also be found on YouTube. Sarah also played the Juno Songwriters circle in 2008 but that show was not hosted online by CBC following the event.

Sarah plays Kitchener April 17th

Sarah is returning to the Gig Theatre in Kitchener on Friday April 17th headlining as part of the Go Festival. Tickets are on sale and this show has been confirmed on Sarah's official site.

Mike Evan and Meredith Grant open the show.

Sarah played the Gig Theatre as part of the 2008 Baroness Tour, Books and Ballgowns.