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Alex Lifeson New Painting for Kidney Foundation Auction

Alex Lifeson has been painting and offering his works to raise money for the Kidney Foundation through their annual Brush of Hope campaign for years. Today Alex revealed his new painting up for auction for 2020, titled FORKED. “A small point of interest, “Forked” was created entirely by using a fork, not brushes.” – Alex Lifeson This year the 10-day Brush of Hope auction, hosted on eBay.ca, will run from October 21st, 12pm – October 31st, 12pm noon Atlantic Standard Time /11am ET/8am PT). Auction Bid Link for “Forked” – http://bit.ly/BOH2020Lifeson In addition to the painting auction, Limited Edition Signed Prints of his 2019 work, titled “Minus 20” are now available. Limited

 

The Grapes For Humanity Save Hospitality Wine Auction

THE GRAPES FOR HUMANITY – SAVE HOSPITALITY FINE WINE CHARITY AUCTION Over 300 lots of exceptional wines, winery tours, autographed bottles guitars donated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush Monday September 28th – Wednesday October 7th, 2020 Online through Waddington’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Grapes for Humanity invites you to Save the Date for our “Save Hospitality Fundraiser” virtual fine wine auction September 28th – October 7th, 2020, presented by Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers.  This special auction features not only some of the world’s finest and rarest wines, but also many lots of exceptional ready-to-drink wines from the finest wine regions. “After years

 

Minus 20 by Alex Lifeson

“Winter is coming!  Cold, dark and desolate , Minus 20 is a reflection on the current state of cold, dark and desolate fields everywhere”.   – Alex Lifeson The Brush of Hope painting for 2019 by Alex Lifeson is titled, MINUS 20 MINUS 20 painting is acrylic, signed, 10 x 14 x 1.5 ” Supporting Brush of Hope for many years now, this is your opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art by Alex Lifeson. All proceeds will go to support the valuable work of The Kidney Foundation of Canada by allowing them to continue their patient services programs, education and awareness initiatives and life saving research.  These programs

 

Flashback to The GG’s

Back on May 5, 2012, Rush became laureates of The Governor General’s Performing Arts Award (affectionately nicknamed The GG’s), Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts. It was a diverse and inspiring group that year, as Rush stood alongside Deepa Mehta, Des McAnuff, Mary Walsh, Paul-Andre Fortier, Denis Marleau, Erlaine Collins & Janina Fialkowska. Longtime pal Matt Stone had made the trip to Ottawa and unsurprisingly, delivered a highly entertaining induction speech for the band. “More than anything, it made me proud of Canada—that an event like that could embrace the country’s artists across such a broad spectrum, from high-falutin’ artsy types to rock bums like us, and represent them

 

Rush Fan Day at Rock Hall

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES RUSH FAN DAY JANUARY 19th New Exhibit and Book Signing with Geddy Lee Hall of Fame Series Interview with Geddy Lee, Hosted by Bandmate Alex Lifeson  Tickets Available at Ticketing.rockhall.com  as of Thursday Jan 10 at 10AM ET  The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame welcomes 2013 Inductees Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush for a Fan Day on Saturday, January 19 at the Museum. Having played the bass guitar for over four decades, Lee has spent years collecting hundreds of vintage bass guitars. The sizeable collection turned into the impetus behind Lee’s new book, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass,

 

Jones Beach

Summer reminds us of Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, NY. Over the years, Rush has performed at Jones Beach 8 times  (1992, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013). The venue was a highlight on the tour for many reasons, not the least of which was the hospitable management and staff who greeted the band with great warmth and enthusiasm each time.  The setting of the theatre made for a great outing for fans who wanted to relax on the beach during the day, and then take in the concert at night. Alex tells an interesting story about how Rush somewhat unknowingly shaped one of the major renovations at the

 

When Rush opened for New York Dolls

Reposted from WEST END PHOENIX Story by Alex Lifeson, Illustration by Casey McGlynn The date was October 27, 1973, and Rush was opening for the New York Dolls. They were a pleasant enough group of fellows who spoke to us not at all, but enthusiastically enjoyed the vibrant conversation and company of their “friends” (I think they were), who also dressed like New York Dolls, but drunker. The venue for the gig was the Victory Theatre, built in 1921 and home to burlesque in Toronto until it closed in 1975. We were honoured to have worked the same stage as strip artistes Knackers Knock, Ineda Man and Cupcakes Cassidy, whose

 

Alex Lifeson Painting for Brush of Hope 2017

Alex Lifeson’s original, signed painting for Brush of Hope 2017, “20,000 Feet Over The Sea“,  is now available for auction. All proceeds from the Brush of Hope auction will go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Make your bid here!      

 

A New Painting by Alex Lifeson for A Brush of Hope

Alex Lifeson has donated a signed, original piece he painted called “Aquarium” to the celebrity art auction,  A Brush of Hope, which raises funds for the Canadian Kidney Foundation. “This year, my painting subject is called “Aquarium”, a sort of “fish on acid” theme or what you might expect if you were visiting a lovely Martian family, strolling through their living room, drink in hand,” commented Lifeson. “Please have a look and if interested, bid. As always, proceeds go to the Kidney Foundation of Canada to continue research in the hope for a cure for kidney disease.” You can bid on this one of a kind painting until noon on

 

Rush to receive Key to YYZ

Mayor Tory to present Rush with key to the City of Toronto Mayor John Tory will present the key to the city to the members of Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. At the official opening of the new Lee Lifeson Art Park this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Lee and Lifeson will join Mayor Tory for the presentation. “Rush has played a vital role in defining Toronto’s musical identity and given so much to our city through their music, live performances and their generous support for charities,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to honour them with a key to the city and the launch of the