1. Iconic singer-songwriter k.d. lang, the generous and innovative W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and the celebrated concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker will be named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory at the organization’s signature fundraising event, The Royal Occasion, on May 12, 2016. The Honorary Fellowship is the highest designation conferred by The Royal Conservatory.

    “k.d. lang, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and Jon Kimura Parker have each made significant and noteworthy contributions to culture and the lives of millions of people. Their considerable achievements have inspired individuals in Canada and around the world. Their Honorary Fellowships are richly deserved,” says Dr. Peter Simon, President and CEO of The Royal Conservatory.

  2. Feb29.2016


    Several years ago k.d. sent an email to the amazing Neko Case and acclaimed folk-country artist Laura Veirs saying simply, “I think we should make a record together.” The three musicians were admittedly very different and, at the time, barely more than acquaintances--but they did admire one another, and it instantly felt right. “She lit the flare,” says Case. “She shot it into the air and we said, ‘Let's do this.’ Laura and I both responded immediately. There was no question.”

    But now there is an answer. case/lang/veirs, a new album by three phenomenal, self-driven artists will be released June 17 on ANTI- Records with an extensive tour to follow.  case/lang/veirs features fourteen original songs written by the artists over a period of two-and-a-half years. It was recorded in Portland, OR where lang and Veirs both live, and produced by Tucker Martine with the group. Sessions commenced in lang’s loft with a view of Mount St. Helens, and in Veirs’ dining room and backyard studio.

    case/lang/veirs will be touring extensively this summer with dates already confirmed for the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The Newport Folk Festival, and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park among others. See below for a full itinerary; additional dates will be announced soon.

    You can listen to the lead track, “Atomic Number,” here and pre-order the album here. See below for a full itinerary; additional dates will be announced soon.


    View tickets and more info HERE

    6/22 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s* +

    6/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre +

    6/25 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery** +

    6/26 – Laytonville, CA - Kate Wolf Music Festival ***

    6/28 – Victoria, B.C. - TD Victoria International Jazz Fest

    6/30 – Seattle, WA – Woodland Park Amphitheatre ** +

    7/2 – Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre ** +

    7/5 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend +

    7/7 – Reno, NV – Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater ****

    7/10 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens *****

    7/22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival ***

    7/24 – Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival ***

    7/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Prospect Park +

    7/27 – Washington, D.C. - Lincoln Theatre +

    7/29 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Botanical Garden** +

    8/2 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts +

    8/3 – Austin, TX – Bass Performance Hall****** +

    8/9 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chataqua**** +

    8/14 – Winnipeg, MB – Interstellar Rodeo**

    * Show is on sale 4/2/16

    ** On Sale is TBD

    *** On Sale Now

    **** On Sale 3/15/16

    ***** On Sale 4/19/16

    ****** On Sale 3/10/16

    + Special Guest Andy Shauf

  3. An Evening with Pema Chödrön and k.d. lang is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join these two extraordinary women who are both uniquely gifted “instruments of the dharma,” helping us to soften and open our hearts. Moderated by Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon, this night of discovery and insight will support both The Pema Chödrön Foundation and Tools for Peace.

    For more information, please click here.

  4. After another stellar performance as the "Guest Star" in Broadway's After Midnight, the crowd at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on Friday night were in for a treat.  Dulé Hill introduced Tony Award-winning chairman of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell, who explained that the Actor's Fund received a call from a supporter pledging a $10,000 donation if they could arrange for k.d. lang to perform her iconic rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" on the Broadway stage. k.d. agreed and took the stage for a special encore, performing the song to an immediate standing ovation.