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Legendary singer Buffy Sainte-Marie retires from stay performances, cites well being issues


Buffy Sainte-Marie has introduced that she’s retiring from stay performances.

A press release asserting her choice cited components together with travel-induced well being issues and performance-inhibiting bodily challenges.

“I’ve made the tough choice to drag out of all scheduled performances within the foreseeable future,” Sainte-Marie mentioned within the assertion. “Arthritic arms and a latest shoulder damage have made it not doable to carry out to my requirements.

“Honest regrets to all my followers and household, my band and the help groups that make all of it doable.”


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The legendary singer-songwriter, who’s in her early 80s, advised in September that performances in Ottawa and Vancouver had been a part of what she mentioned was “in all probability going to be her final tour.”

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Sainte-Marie, in an interview with The Canadian Press on the time, mentioned she was chopping again on flying, that means fewer appearances, following a tough summer season that included a bout with COVID-19 and being stranded no less than twice as airways skilled numerous delays and cancellations.

“I’m not saying that I’m by no means going to carry out once more,” she had mentioned. “It’s not like: ‘She’s going to retire.’ I’m not within the enterprise world. I’ve retired many instances with out ever calling it retirement.

“I’m simply going to hold it up.”


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An upcoming music pageant in British Columbia has already introduced plans to switch her.

The Metropolis of Burnaby mentioned in a press release that American indie-folk band Fleet Foxes will take Sainte-Marie’s spot within the Burnaby Blues + Roots Competition, which takes place Aug. 12.

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The Cree artist and activist has roots within the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan and was adopted by an American household from Massachusetts.

In 1982, Sainte-Marie turned the primary Indigenous individual to win an Oscar as co-writer of “Up The place We Belong” for the film “An Officer and a Gentleman.”

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