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Ruth B. Performance Brought in $160K For MusiCares

Canadian pop singer Ruth B.'s recent livestream concert performance has helped generate $201,634 to support musicians and music industry personnel impacted by the global pandemic.

The Edmonton-born singer's livestream performance on Dec. 3 was a fundraiser for the MusiCares Foundation's Covid-19 Relief Fund and featured her perform the global hit Lost Boy in addition to more recent singles Dirty Nikes and Slow Fade in a 21-minute set. The singer also performed a grooving cover of the song Fever, which was made famous by Peggy Lee and since been tackled by the likes of Elvis Presley, Madonna, Beyonce and Michael Buble.

MusiCares is the music industry charity started by the Recording Academy, the same people behind the Grammy Awards. The charity acts as a safety net for musicians and music-related workers in times of need, offering preventative, recovery and emergency programs to address financial, medical and personal health issues. - Aaron Brophy's full coverage can be viewed on the Samaritanmag website.

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