Kreviazuk Giving to U of W
DEC 05 2006 04:50 PM
Chantal Kreviazuk says she’ll donate the proceeds of an upcoming Winnipeg concert to launch a new multi-million dollar “Opportunity Fund” at her old school.. the University of Winnipeg.
Kreviazuk is on tour right now promoting a new album, Ghost Stories.
The Winnipeg Concert is February 19th at the Centennial Concert Hall.
U of W President Lloyd Axworthy says the initiative demonstrates Kreviazuk’s dedication to her alma mater, and also a committment to making education accessible to everyone.
CJOB’s Lorne Edwards reporting.
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Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter of rock and pop music. Kreviazuk was born on May 18, 1974, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is a classically trained pianist. Her first album Under These Rocks and Stones was released in 1997 and won praise from critics and music lovers alike. In 1998 Kreviazuk scored her first international hit with a cover of John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” from the soundtrack to the blockbuster film Armageddon. “In This Life,” a searing romantic track from 2002’s What If It All Means Something, was her next major international hit.
In December of 1999 she married the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, Raine Maida. On January 16, 2004, their son, Rowan, was born. Their second child, a boy named Lucca Jon, was born on June 3, 2005.
In 2003, Kreviazuk and Maida collaborated on a number of tracks with Avril Lavigne for Lavigne’s second album Under My Skin, during which time Lavigne moved into their Malibu home. Kreviazuk and Maida also contributed songs to Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 album Breakway. Kreviazuk and Maida have also been enlisted as producers on third season American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo’s first album. Other notable writing credits to Kreviazuk’s name include being one of six people to pen Gwen Stefani’s “Rich Girl.”
Kreviazuk announced via her blog in August 2005 that she was writing and recording her fourth album in her home studio with husband Raine Maida acting as producer. The album is expected for release early 2006.
Kreviazuk’s song “Time” was played in the credits of the Brittany Murphy/Dakota Fanning movie, “Uptown Girls”, as well as the MTV reality show, “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” in the episode titled ‘The End of The Beginning’.
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