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2013/11/12 10:00AM

CELINE DION ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2014 PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

CELINE DION ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2014 PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

35 More Shows to go On-Sale on the Heels of the Release of Celine’s Sensational New Album Loved Me Back to Life

Tickets go on-sale Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS, NV (Nov. 12, 2013) – Celine Dion today announced the addition of 35 summer 2014 performances of her critically-acclaimed residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The summer performances scheduled from June 10 to Aug. 31 go on-sale beginning Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. PST. The announcement comes a week after the release of Loved Me Back to Life, Celine’s first English-language album in six years that’s already hitting the top of the charts worldwide. The newly announced Las Vegas show dates at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace are:

June: 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
July: 1, 2, 4, 5, 29, 30
Aug: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

Tickets for her next run of New Year’s Eve 2013 and early 2014 performances are currently on-sale. Show dates include:

Dec. (2013): 30, 31
Jan. (2014): 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19
Feb. (2014): 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28
March (2014): 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19

“It's been six years since I've recorded a new English album,” said Celine, “so I can’t wait to go onstage and start singing some of these new songs.” She continued by saying, “Of course, I will still sing the songs that fans around the world love, but the new music on Loved Me Back to Life is a natural evolution of me as an artist that I can’t wait to share with audiences.”

Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175 and $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 877.4CELINE or 888.9.AXS.TIX, online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.celineinvegas.com or in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a glamorous show, directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich that features a 31-piece orchestra and band and includes Celine’s biggest hits mixed with timeless classics that pay tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time.

For additional show and ticket information, visit www.celineinvegas.com, become a fan of The Colosseum on Facebook or follow updates from The Colosseum on Twitter.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

2013/09/03 12:20PM

SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT CANADA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF LOVED ME BACK TO LIFE, THE NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM INTERNATIONAL ICON CELINE DION

Celine Dion's Loved Me Back To Life Available in Canada Tuesday, November 5

Listen to new single today at celinedion.com

(September 3, 2013) – Sony Music Entertainment Canada is thrilled to announce the release of Loved Me Back To Life, the highly anticipated new album from multi-diamond-selling and five-time Grammy® Award-winning musical legend Celine Dion. Loved Me Back To Life, Dion’s first English-language album in six years, will be released in Canada Tuesday, November 5 on Columbia Records (see track list below).

The album’s pulsating, upbeat first single, also titled “Loved Me Back To Life,” is available digitally today. Pre-order the album at CelineDion.com and iTunes. Dion will perform “Loved Me Back To Life” live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Friday, September 6 and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show next Wednesday, September 11. Listen to “Loved Me Back To Life” on CelineDion.com now.

Loved Me Back To Life offered Dion the chance to work with a team of exceptional producers and songwriters including Ne-Yo, Diane Warren, Tricky Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Eg White, Daniel Merriweather, Babyface, Audra Mae Butts, Play Production, Eman, Janis Ian, Danny Mercer, Andrew Goldstein, Shaffer Smith, Jessi Alexander, Tommy Lee James, Corparal, Sauce, Kyle Townsend, Dana Parish, Andrew Hollander, Aaron Pearce, Kuk Harrell, and Walter Afanasieff. The album’s single and title track was written by Sham & Motesart and Sia. In addition, Ne-Yo and Stevie Wonder lend their incredible talents as Dion’s duet partners.

In December of 2007, Dion concluded an unprecedented concert engagement in Las Vegas—five consecutive years of sold-out shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a $100 million venue built exclusively for her performances. This historic, original show, entitled "A New Day...", was one of the highest grossing concerts in music history, selling more than 3 million tickets in its run and helping make Dion the highest-grossing touring artist in the world from 2000 to 2010. In 2011, Celine returned to The Colosseum with a brand-new critically-acclaimed show, simply entitled "Celine," playing to sold-out audiences since opening night. This spectacular show, which will continue for several years to come, features Dion’s greatest hits, some surprising covers, and a few songs featured on Loved Me Back To Life, including the title track.

Having sold more than 220 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. In addition to numerous Canadian and international gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications, Celine Dion has seen six of her albums—Falling Into You, Let’s Talk About Love, Celine Dion, The Colour Of My Love, All The Way… A Decade Of Song and These Are Special Times —each achieve Diamond status in recognition of sales of more than 1 million copies in Canada alone. She has been awarded five Grammy® Awards, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998, Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You in 1996, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Beauty and the Beast” in 1992. Both “My Heart Will Go On” and “Beauty and the Beast” received Best Song Academy Awards for their respective years of release.

Loved Me Back To Life track list:
1. Loved Me Back To Life
2. Somebody Loves Somebody
3. Incredible (duet with Ne-Yo)
4. Water And A Flame
5. Breakaway
6. Save Your Soul
7. Didn’t Know Love
8. Thank You
9. Overjoyed (duet with Stevie Wonder)
10. Thankful
11. At Seventeen
12. Always Be Your Girl
13. Unfinished Songs

2013/06/24 11:30AM

CELINE DION ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR’S EVE AND WINTER 2014 PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

29 New Shows Announced To Complete Third Year of Record-Breaking Residency

Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.

LAS VEGAS, NV (June 24, 2013) – As Celine Dion headlines another sizzling summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, today she announced the addition of 29 performances from Dec. 30, 2013 to March 19, 2014 that will bookend her third year of sold out performances. The newly announced show dates are:

Dec. (2013): 30, 31
Jan. (2014): 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19
Feb. (2014): 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28
March (2014): 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19

Tickets for her remaining 2013 performances are currently on-sale. Show dates include:

June: 25, 26, 29, 30
July: 2, 3, 5, 6
Aug: 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31
Sept: 1

Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175 and $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 877.4CELINE or 888.9.AXS.TIX, online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.celineinvegas.com or in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a glamorous show, directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich that features a 31-piece orchestra and band and includes Celine’s biggest hits mixed with timeless classics that pay tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time.

For additional show and ticket information, visit www.celineinvegas.com, become a fan of The Colosseum on Facebook or follow updates from The Colosseum on Twitter.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the Forbes Star Award-winning luxury accommodations, The Laurel Collection, and the world’s first Nobu Hotel. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

2013/04/23 5:30AM

Celine Dion Returns to Europe for 7 Exceptional shows!

2 shows in ANTWERP (Sportpaleis) November 21 & 22

5 shows in PARIS (Bercy) November 25-26-29-30 & December 1

GENERAL ON SALE – FRIDAY, APRIL 26 (10am CEST)

TEAMCELINE TICKET PRE-SALE – THURSDAY, APRIL 25 (10am CEST)

Celine will return to France and Belgium for a limited number of truly exceptional shows. These are her only scheduled concerts in Europe. Celine's last shows in Europe took place in 2008 as part of her Taking Chances World Tour.

Celine will be there to celebrate the success of her newest album 'Sans Attendre', which has sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide. Celine has sold almost 250 million records during her 30-year career and has performed nearly 1000 sold-out shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

“I'm thrilled to be returning to France and Belgium. My family and I have always been warmly welcomed there. My last visit to Paris, in November, was a lot of fun and I can't wait to see my fans there again. It's been five years since my last show in Belgium. Five years is too long! Performing in Belgium again will be wonderful. I'm really looking forward to it.”

Celine Dion is proud to invite on stage Vincent Niclo for the opening act.

Members of Celine’s online VIP Club, TeamCeline, will have priority access to tickets on Thursday, April 25 from 10am to midnight (CEST).
TeamCeline membership is free.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Friday, April 26th at 10am (CEST) at the usual locations and on www.coullier.com

2013/04/02 2:00PM

‘CÉLINE… UNE SEULE FOIS’ ON THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 AT 8:00PM

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Québec City, Canada (Tuesday, April 2, 2013) – Céline Dion is preparing a one-time special event for Québec City—her only show outside Las Vegas. The most famous Quebec artist in the world will perform her greatest hits. A world exclusive show, Céline… une seule fois, is created specifically for fans who will join her on the Plains of Abraham Saturday July 27, 2013. Tickets will go on sale through the Billetech network on Saturday April 6, at 10:00 AM. In order to ensure comfort and safety, only 60,000 tickets will be available. QuébéComm is presenting the show.

The Show: ‘Céline… une seule fois
Céline, in her home province, will perform a one time, world exclusive show comprised of 80% French and 20 % English hits. During the next few months, the team will be working on a made-to-measure concept adapted for the mythic Plains of Abraham, site of many great events. Fans not only from across Québec and Canada, but from the rest of the world as well are expected to attend this very unique event.

The artistic team of "Céline… une seule fois’
Musical Director: Claude "Mego" Lemay
Lighting Designer / Artistic Director: Yves Aucoin
Sound: Denis Savage, François Desjardins

The staging will be done collectively by René Angelil, Celine Dion, Yves Aucoin, Claude Lemay, Denis Savage.

Pre-sale (limited number of tickets) – from 10:00AM Thursday, April 4 to 6:00PM Friday April 5

TeamCeline Ticket Pre-Sale Sold Out!
Due to overwhelming demand, TeamCeline pre-sale tickets sold-out much earlier than expected. All Pre-sale tickets are now sold-out. Don’t worry, you still have an opportunity to purchase tickets when they go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 6 at 10 am (ET)!

Members of TeamCeline (Celine’s official Fan Club), QuébéComm newsletter subscribers and members of J’ai ma place will have priority access to tickets as of Thursday April 4 at 10:00 AM. Registration to the QuébéComm infolettre and to TeamCeline is free of charge and those registered will receive information by email. There are a limited number of tickets in each section.

Registration for the QuébéComm newsletter can be done on www.celineuneseulefois.com.

General Admission Ticket Sales – Saturday April 6- 10:00AM
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Saturday April 6, at 10:00AM. Tickets will be available from $69 to $149, including taxes and service charges. They will be available on the Billetech network, at www.billetech.com, at different ticket outlets and by telephone at 1-877-643-8131.

A special section "Section A-OR VIP Package" for a maximum of 5,000 people is also available as a package deal. Buyers of this package will have a ticket in Section A-OR in front of the stage, a VIP entrance with no waiting, one free refreshment to celebrate the event, added bar and restaurant services, extra sanitary services, an official ‘Celine... une seule fois’ souvenir plus an accreditation and an official VIP ribbon.

QuébéComm has developed affordable pricing. Outdoor major events on the Plains of Abraham have been divided into five sections providing a good partition of the crowd and easier access to the site:

SECTION A - OR, VIP PACKAGE (including several benefits):
$ 299 including taxes and service charges

SECTION B-SILVER
$ 149 including taxes and service charges

SECTION C:
$ 99 including tax and service charges

SECTION D:
$ 99 including tax and service charges

SECTION E:
$ 69 including tax and service charges

All places are general admission. No chairs will be accepted on site.

This spectacular event will be exclusive to Québec City. QuébéComm and its artistic team will do everything to bring a one of a kind experience to the audience—a unifying and memorable experience. It is important to note that each ticket holder will be guaranteed a place on the site. Ticket sales will be limited to 60,000 to ensure comfort and safety. QuébéComm is very sensitive to the recommendations received following the Madonna show on the plains and will make every effort to improve the experience, including among other things: additional giant screens, more food and beverage services and sufficient sanitary services.

All information on logistics for hosting and site access will be announced later by QuébéComm, working in collaboration with the competent authorities, namely Quebec City, the Québec City bureau of major events, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), Québec City tourism (Office du tourisme de Québec) the Québec City Police Department and the National Battlefields Commission (special NBC).

QuébéComm would like to thank the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) for their collaboration.

Keep up to date and follow all the news on the CÉLINE…UNE SEULE FOIS EVENT ON THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, visit www.celineuneseulefois.com, subscribe to the QuébéComm infolettre and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quebecomm.

QUÉBÉCOMM
For 15 years, QuébéComm has been constantly expanding. Renown for creativity in entertainment, Québécomm is the cultural force behind such memorable musical events as the recent Madonna show on the Plains of Abraham, September 1, 2012, PARIS-QUÉBEC on the Plains of Abraham during Québec City’s 400th anniversary, and now, this July 27, the Céline Dion show. In the field of comedy, Québecomm produces the Festival Grand Rire, as well as the series lol Smile which has been sold in over 100 countries around the world, the Grand Rire Gala, the Grand Rire in Paris and Marrakech, the Comédie Club series, and several documentaries. It has also produced stage performances for charity and entertainment tours such as Anthony Kavanagh, Daniel Lemire and Olivier Martineau. Other projects are in development, including films. QuébéComm continues its mission to entertain the world by creating and producing entertainment in all its forms.

2013/02/11 12:30PM

CELINE DION ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2013 PERFORMANCES AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE

36 New Shows Announced as Third Year of Critically Acclaimed Residency Begins

Tickets for summer performances on-sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. PST

LAS VEGAS, NV (Feb. 11, 2013) – As Celine Dion prepares to return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace from Feb. 19 through Mar. 16 to wrap up the second consecutive year of sold out performances of her record-breaking Las Vegas residency, 36 additional summer performances from June 4 through Sept. 1 have just been announced and will be going on-sale beginning Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m PST.

Newly announced show dates are:

June: 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26, 29, 30
July: 2, 3, 5, 6
Aug: 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 31
Sep: 1

Ticket prices are $55, $95, $140, $175 and $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 877.4CELINE or 888.9.AXS.TIX, online at www.thecolosseum.com or www.celineinvegas.com or in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a glamorous show, directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich that features a 31-piece orchestra and band and includes Celine’s biggest hits mixed with timeless classics that pay tribute to some of the most celebrated songs and artists of all time.

For additional show and ticket information, visit www.celineinvegas.com, become a fan of
The Colosseum on Facebook or follow updates from The Colosseum on Twitter.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 181-room Nobu Hotel. The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

2013/01/30 3:02PM

Pop Star Celine Dion Set to Sing at the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala

World famous songstress Celine Dion will sing at the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala. It’s the first time an internationally known star has been invited to the event.

CCTV Spring Festival Gala is known to virtually every Chinese person across the globe. It is held every year to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New year and is broadcast live to the world on the Lunar New Year's Eve. It debuted 30 years ago in 1983 and has now become part of modern China's culture and tradition.

The gala pioneered putting Chinese performing artists on the TV screen. It revolutionized Chinese television. Different types of performances like singing, acrobatics, magic, cross talk, and opera are all given their chance to shine. To perform at the gala is seen as the pinnacle of a performer's career. Every year, numerous artists across the country audition for a slot at the gala. The gala’s incredible popularity makes it possible for a nobody to transform into a national star overnight.

The gala has made some world records: It has the world’s highest audience numbers of its kind, reaching more than one billion (1,000,000,000.) viewers. It’s the world’s longest gala, broadcast live for 4 and a half hours. It has the largest number of artists: over 1000. In April, 2012, during the MIPTV Media Market in France, CCTV Spring Festival Gala was granted a Guinness World Record Certificate for being the gala watched by the largest number of people.
  
Celine Dion is a world famous French and English language pop singer. She has a vast range of fans and enjoys a worldwide reputation. Her albums have sold more than 220 million copies. In 1997, with the huge success of the film Titanic, Dion’s song “My Heart Will Go On” became a hit all over the world, and she came to be a household name in China.

In 2012, with the launch of the 3D version of Titanic in China, Chinese viewers became even more familiar with her, with the song “My Heart Will Go On” gaining even more popularity.

Celine Dion is also known for her personal qualities. She loves life, loves her family and is also very interested in Chinese culture and the Chinese Lunar New Year. She intends to use her performance at the gala to send her new year greetings to all the Chinese people.

It’s been reported that Celine Dion will team up with famous Chinese soprano Song Zuying to sing a popular Chinese folk song called “Mo Li Hua”, meaning Jasmine Flower. Song Zuying is also a household name in China and is much loved across the world.

On October 12th this year, Song Zuying held a solo concert entitled, 'What a Beautiful Jasmine' in America’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Washington declared that day as SongZuying Day. In 2006, Song’s album ‘Bainianliusheng’ was nominated as the best Classical Crossover Album at the Grammy Awards. In 2007, Song Zuying received the Gold Art award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2008, she performed “The Flame of Love” with Spanish tenor Placido Domingo at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She was highly praised by Domingo.

“Mo Li Hua” is one of the most popular folk songs in China and is also known to many in the world. The song originated in Liuhe, Nanjing, and was adapted from local folk songs by renowned composer He Fangcai. “Mo Li Hua” was performed at the ceremony marking Hong Kong's return to China and at the closing ceremony of the Athens Olympics.

Celine Dion has showed great interest in joining this year’s gala. She said, “It's a great honor to be invited to participate in the 2013 CCTV Spring Festival, and I'd like thank China Central Television for this great privilege, as well as Evergrande Music Co.ltd for supporting and assisting the process. During the many years that I've been performing in Las Vegas, I've become aware of the importance of the Spring Festival as we've welcomed so many wonderful Chinese fans to our shows. Now I'll have the chance to experience this magnificent event in person. It's been almost 5 years since I was last in China. I love the Chinese people and their culture and I'm looking forward to going back there, and celebrating the Chinese New Year with all of them!"”

The 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala is the 31st edition, as its increasing influence and popularity continues to grow worldwide. Since it’s the first time a world star like Celine Dion has joined the gala, the gala team has been exploring new ways to add to the experience of her performances. And with the partnership of Evergrande Music Co.ltd, Celine Dion’s performance on CCTV is made possible.

We believe the international duet, Celine Dion and Song Zuying will serve as the shining point of this year’s gala. Celine Dion’s performance will undoubtedly be a feast for the eyes and ears for Chinese viewers. We're really looking forward to her wonderful performance!

2012/12/12 5:19PM

Céline Dion and René Angélil kick off Healing More Better Campaign

Céline Dion and René Angélil kick off Healing More Better Campaign,
the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s biggest fundraising goal to date

Montreal, December 12, 2012 – Céline Dion and René Angélil, the honourary lifetime patrons of the CHU Sainte-Justine, today kicked off the Healing More Better Campaign and launched the largest fundraising campaign in the institution’s history. Along with honourary presidents Jean Coutu and Paul Desmarais, Jr., campaign co-chairs Jacynthe Côté, Pierre Boivin and Serge Godin, and members of the campaign cabinet, they invited the public to join together to support the largest mother-child centre in Canada and raise a total of $150 million by 2018.

Exceptional support for mothers and children in Quebec
“René and I are convinced that the CHU Sainte-Justine has the capacity to provide the brightest possible future for children and mothers in Quebec. Our hope is to inspire Quebecers’ tremendous generosity. And then we will continue to do everything in our power to help the CHU Sainte-Justine heal more and more children”, Céline Dion said.

Doing more and doing it better
The goal of the Healing More Better campaign is simple: to heal more children in Quebec and to keep doing it better. “Sainte-Justine can achieve new heights in terms of healing,” explained Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Officer of the CHU Sainte-Justine. “Our ambitions are high: we want to introduce new child-centred approaches that maximize the synergy between our research, healthcare and teaching teams; we want to invest in research and create prestigious research chairs that attract the best minds; we want to hone the skills of talented young professionals through scholarship programs; and we want to acquire state-of-the-art technologies.” He underscored how crucial it is to accelerate innovation and step up the pace of discovery to ensure research makes its way to the patient’s bedside as quickly as possible, to encourage early intervention and prevention, and to better pinpoint the causes of disease and develop more personalized treatments.

Accelerating research to improve healing
There will be more medical discoveries in the next decade than in the entire past century. The Healing More Better Campaign is poised to make the most of this explosion of knowledge. “There has never been a better time to build on these major advances,” said Pierre Boivin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Claridge Inc. “Our $150-million target may be ambitious, but we are motivated by the enormous courage of the children who are battling illness. Our commitment is to them and we will not stop until every child in Quebec has the best chance for a healthy future.”

The Honourable Michael M. Fortier, Chair of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation Board of Directors and Vice-Chairman, RBC Capital Markets, is confident that this campaign will bring people together and cement Sainte-Justine’s leadership role: “The Healing More Better Campaign is truly a forward-looking community effort. Together, we will help develop leading-edge knowledge to continuously improve the health of children of all ages and mothers-to-be throughout Quebec.”

As the $150-million campaign gets underway, the honourary presidents and campaign co-chairs firmly believe that this immense undertaking will have a direct and immediate impact on the latest scientific and medical breakthroughs: “Quebecers want what’s best for their children, and the CHU Sainte-Justine has been a cherished member of the family over a century,” said Jacynthe Côté, Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Alcan. “For the future of our children, it is vital that we take the initiative and be at the forefront,” said Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI Group, Inc.

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
Through community support, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation strives to accelerate the pace of the leading-edge research at Sainte-Justine, in an effort to heal more children and do it better. The Foundation is committed to building a healthier tomorrow by delivering a standard of care that is among the best in the world.
www.plusmieuxguerir.org

About Saint-Justine
The Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and one of the four largest pediatric hospitals in North America. Affiliated with the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé de l'Université de Montréal (RUIS), it has 5,153 employees, including 1,392 nurses and auxiliary nurses, and 1,036 healthcare professionals, 510 doctors, dentists and pharmacists, 196 researchers, 300 volunteers and 4,000 interns and medical students. Sainte-Justine has 489 beds, including 40 at the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant, the only exclusively pediatric rehabilitation centre in Quebec. The World Health Organization has recognized the CHU Sainte-Justine as a “Health Promoting Hospital.” www.chu-sainte-justine.org

2012/10/01 9:30AM

Sans attendre, Celine Dion’s New French-Language Album

Sans attendre
Celine Dion’s New French-Language Album
In Stores on November 5

Montreal, QC (October 1) - Five years after her last French-language album, Celine Dion returns with ‘Sans attendre’, an album filled with pure emotion, evocative lyrics and powerful melodies.

Celine’s friend Jean-Pierre Ferland appears twice on the album. He recorded “Une chance qu’on s’a”, his famous ode to love in duet with Celine and wrote the lyrics for the very moving song “Je n’ai pas besoin d’amour”. For his part, Luc Plamondon, offered Celine an equally wonderful and touching song, “Que toi au monde”.

Several other distinguished artists also joined Celine for duets on ‘Sans attendre’: Johnny Hallyday on “L’amour peut prendre froid” and the late Henri Salvador in a virtual duet titled “Tant de temps”.

Newcomers to Celine’s list of collaborators include Grand Corps Malade, who penned the lyrics for “La mer et l’enfant” and Maxime Le Forestier who wrote the beautiful lyrics for “Moi quand je pleure”.

Jacques Veneruso, a longtime collaborator, wrote “Parler à mon père”, which maintained the number one position for 10 weeks on Quebec and France charts. He also co-produced the album and composed the arrangements for most songs. Another important member of the team is David Gategno who produced and wrote the music for four songs on the album.

You’ll discover more beautiful songs on the album which are sure to captivate Celine’s public.

‘Sans attendre’ will be available for pre-order on www.celinedion.com next week.

Tracklisting

Sans attendre

1 - Parler à mon père
2 - Le miracle
3- Qui peut vivre sans amour ?
4 - L'amour peut prendre froid (duet with Johnny Hallyday)
5 - Attendre
6 - Une chance qu'on s'a (duet with Jean-Pierre Ferland)
7 - La mer et l'enfant
8 - Moi quand je pleure
9 - Celle qui m'a tout appris
10 - Je n'ai pas besoin d'amour
11 - Si je n'ai rien de toi
12 - Que toi au monde
13 - Les petits pieds de Léa
14 - Tant de temps (duet with Henri Salvador)

Sans attendre - Deluxe Edition:

1 - Parler à mon père
2 - Le miracle
3 - Qui peut vivre sans amour ?
4 - L'amour peut prendre froid (duet with Johnny Hallyday)
5 - Attendre
6 - Une chance qu'on s'a (duet with Jean-Pierre Ferland)
7 - La mer et l'enfant
8 - Moi quand je pleure
9 - Celle qui m'a tout appris
10 - Je n'ai pas besoin d'amour
11 - Si je n'ai rien de toi
12 - Que toi au monde
13 - Tant de temps (duet with Henri Salvador)
14 - Les petits pieds de Léa
15 - Ne me quitte pas
16 - Les jours comme ça

2012/09/14 10:00AM

Céline Dion Debuts “Unfinished Songs” in Toronto International Film Festival’s “Song For Marion”

(Toronto, ON) “Unfinished Songs”, a new song from Céline Dion and songwriter Diane Warren, was written and recorded for the upcoming British film Song For Marion. Written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams, Song For Marion will be closing the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Saturday, September 15. The song will be included on Céline’s upcoming English-language album, Water And A Flame, to be released this coming November.

"Song For Marion is a beautiful film,” commented Dion. “It's a story that everyone will relate to. I cried a lot, but I laughed a whole bunch too. I'm very proud to be a small part of it, with the song that Diane Warren wrote, and it's been great working with her again."

Starring Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, Song For Marion is a comedic drama, about a shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur, who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion, to join a highly unconventional local choir. The Weinstein Company film also stars Gemma Arterton and Christopher Eccleston and was produced by Ken Marshall and Philip Moross. Moross, CEO of Cutting Edge (the company responsible for the film’s music supervision), worked very closely with Diane Warren and Sony Music on “Unfinished Songs” the film’s end-credits track.

Not only does “Unfinished Songs” bring Céline back to the world of cinema, it also reunites her with the talented Diane Warren. Warren, who has been writing songs for Céline for two decades, wrote the #1 single "Because You Loved Me," which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, as well as four Grammy Awards. "Because You Loved Me" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media as well as the ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year. Warren has written more than a dozen singles for Dion including the hits "If You Asked Me To," “Water From The Moon,” and "Love Can Move Mountains."

In speaking with Variety Magazine Warren said, "We go way back and I think we're a good combination, particularly for this song. She had done her show from 7:30 to 9:30 that night and then recorded between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. That's why Céline is Céline -- she really has an amazing work ethic."