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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" remains on the Independent Music Network Mainstream Top 30 Chart for the third straight week (November 18-24), coming in at #25. Vote for it here!

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is up 10 spots to #18 on the latest Independent Music Network Mainstream Top 30 Chart! Vote for it here!

"When I Get Out Of Bed"
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"When I Get Out Of Bed" is #10 on the latest World Independent Australian Indie Radio Chart!

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is back on the Independent Music Network's Mainstream Top 30 Chart! For the week of November 4-10, 2014, it comes in at #28. Vote for it here!

RightOUT TV Awards - November 10
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Anna and Suzanne Nuttall will be co-announcing the RightOUT TV award for "Most Moving Video". Watch the awards November 10th!

"Another Way Out" Screening
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SFG International Film Festival will screen "Another Way Out", the award-winning short film by Simone Stock containing Anna's song "Another Way Out", on Wednesday November 12th.

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October 2014
Anna on My Lesbian Radio
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Anna's music is on the latest Lesbian Lounge podcast, via My Lesbian Radio!

Two RightOUT TV Award Nominations
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Anna has received 2 RightOUT TV Award nominations: Best Spiritual/Blues/Jazz/Instrumental Song for "Lately It's Cold", and Best Song With A Social Message for "Another Way Out"! All nominated artists are also eligible to win the Fan Favourite Award - vote here!

"Another Way Out" - Best Short Documentary Award
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"Another Way Out" the short film won the 2014 Best Short Documentary Award at QCinema, Fort Worth's International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival! Congratulations to Director Simone Stock, Producer Misha Skoric and the whole cast and crew!

"We Need Olivia!"
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Saddened by the state of things in the Fords' Toronto, Anna and a group of ten musicians got together to write and record a song in support of Olivia Chow's run for mayor. The group includes veteran guitar and bass players, opera singers, a horn player, a poet, and a beatmaker. Their song, "We Need Olivia," is tuneful and timely, poetic and political. It is completely free and has been getting a lot of attention in the press: http://globalnews.ca/video/1597917/song-created-by-chow-supporters-draws-big-attention-for-better-or-for-worse.

Stream and download "We Need Olivia" in MP3 or .wav format here: https://soundcloud.com/dinahthorpe/sets/we-need-olivia

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Artists for a Better City are:
Kevin Barrett
Anna Gutmanis
Teiya Kasahara
Trish MacAuley
Dinah Thorpe
Beth Washburn
Caleb Woolcott
Lynne Woolcott
Jordan B. Wright
Stephanie Yelovitch

Press Contact:Dinah Thorpe
dinah@dinahthorpe.com
416-260-2489

"We Need Olivia" now has an official YouTube video!

"Another Way Out"
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Simone Stock's short film "Another Way Out", with music by Anna, will have its U.S. premiere on Saturday October 11th at QCinema, Fort Worth!

Concert at Relish
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Anna and Ottawa's Jamie Anderson will do a double-bill concert at Relish in Toronto on Saturday October 18th! The show begins at 9:30 PM. (Click thumbnail to enlarge.)

European Premiere of "Another Way Out"
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"Another Way Out" the short film will have its European premiere at the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival on Sunday October 19th!

October 20th - Interview with Anna
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CJAI 92.1 FM's Dayle Gowan and Susan Filson will interview Anna on Monday October 20th on their morning show, just after 8 AM EST . Click to listen at: http://www.cjai.ca/playing.html

September 2014
CanIndie Featured Artist!
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Anna is a featured artist on CanIndie! Other artists currently featured include Ariana Gillis, Suzie Vinnick and Valdy.

"Another Way Out" - U.S. Premiere!
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The U.S. premiere of "Another Way Out" the short film will take place at QCinema, Fort Worth Texas on Saturday, October 11th at 3 PM! Anna, Director Simone Stock and Georgia Wilder will be in attendance. Full details can be found at http://www.qcinema.org/QCinema.org/16_Queens.html

"Lately It's Cold" - #3 on the Countdown!
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"Lately It's Cold" is #3 on The Queer Countdown with Niki Gee, week of September 15th! Listen to The Queer Countdown every Monday from 12 noon to 2 pm CST.

August 2014
"Lately It's Cold"
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"Lately It's Cold" is #3 on The Queer Countdown with Niki Gee, week of August 25th! Listen to The Queer Countdown every Monday from 12 noon to 2 pm CST.

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New Radio Station - Wild Planet Radio
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New LGBTQ Radio Station, Wild Planet Radio, KPQR Portland 99.1 FM has added Anna's music! Steve Sims played "Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" on his show "Not Weird, Queer" on August 3rd. The show airs every Sunday morning at 11 AM Pacific time.

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is #7 on the current OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart.

Queer Music Heritage Show
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“Another Way Out” the song is on JD Doyle’s August 2014 Queer Music Heritage Show, “Teen View: Music of LGBT Youth”!

“Another Way Out”

“Another Way Out” the video/short film has been made an official selection of QCinema Fort Worth (October 9-12), Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival (October 17-19), and Serile Filmlui Gay International Film Festival (November 10-16)! More news about each film festival TBA.

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August 31st - CJ's Cafe
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Anna will perform at CJ's Cafe in Oakville on Sunday August 31st, noon to 12 PM.

Anna will perform at the Alterna Queer Music Fest
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Anna will perform at the Toronto Queer Arts Festival’s Alterna Queer Music Fest on Friday August 8th. The concert takes place at The Sister and gets underway at 8 PM. Also performing will be Amy Campbell, Ted Scarf, Jamieson Eakin and Elek Smilla.

World Premiere - “Another Way Out”
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“Another Way Out” the video/short film receives its World Premiere at the 6th Annual Queer West Film Festival on Saturday August 9th. The festival takes place at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and begins at 6 PM. Other films shown include “Foreign Relations” (USA), “Candy Cravings” (Australia), and “Desnudos” (Spain). The festival will be followed by a Human Rights Unconference with special guests Toronto teacher Lee Hicks & Film Director Azed Majeed.

July 2014
“Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes”
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The Justin Wayne Show played “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes” on Monday July 28th!

Concert series at Free Times Cafe
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The "Anna Gutmanis and Friends" concert series at Free Times Cafe continues on Thursday July 24th at 8:30 PM! Anna will perform with Bob Cohen, Karen Dinardo and Bryn Scott-Grimes, and the special guest will be Amy Campbell. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Anna at Tranzac Club - July 13th
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Anna will perform at the Tranzac Club on Sunday July 13th as the special guest for Max Layton and Robert Priest's monthly concert series "More Songs and Poems" from 5 to 7 PM. Bob Cohen and David Woodhead will accompany all 3 artists, and Karen Dinardo will also join Anna and Bob onstage.

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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“Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes” leaps up the latest OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart to #5!

"Middle Of The Line"
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“Middle Of The Line” is on the latest Rockin Blues Show, #161! Listen to the show at http://www.rockinbluesshow.com/

June 2014
Cameo Appearance at Musideum
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Anna will make a cameo appearance at Susan Cogan's concert at Musideum on Wednesday June 11th.

"Then Came You"
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CIUT’s Steve Fruitman played “Then Came You” on 33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show #27 on June 9th! (Note to Daniella: please use attached logo and make the words 33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show #27 link to http://www.backtothesugarcamp.com/027-jun09-14.html ).

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is up a spot to #9 on the latest OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart!

June 5th Performance at C'est What
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Anna and her quartet will perform at C'est What on Thursday June 5th at 9:30 PM. Bryn Scott-Grimes will open with a set of his original music, and renowned world folk artist Susan Cogan will also perform. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" has been added to the playlists ofOceanWaveRadio and Vegas Entertainment Radio!

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May 2014
"Anna Gutmanis & Friends"
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Anna will perform live in Toronto on Thursday May 22nd with her quartet (Bob Cohen, Karen Dinardo and Bryn Scott-Grimes). "Anna Gutmanis & Friends" at Free Times Cafe will be a regular bi-monthly concert series. The special guest on May 22nd will be Kevin Wong.

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" Debut
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" makes its debut on the OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart!

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"
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"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" is on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart for the 5th straight week! Vote for it here.

TJ's Muse Bridge LISTEN & CHAT
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MuseBoat Radio will introduce Anna's music to the MuseBoat Radio family on TJ´s Muse Bridge LISTEN & CHAT show Sunday, May 4th at 10pm London, 11pm Berlin, 12pm Athens, 5pm New York, 6pm New York, 3pm Las Vegas, 7am Tokyo, 7pm Rio de Janeiro, 9am Sydney time.

Colorado Free Radio

Colorado Free Radio has added Anna's music!

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" continues to chart on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart! Vote for it here.

April 2014
"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes"

"Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes" debuts on the Independent Music Network's Top 30 Mainstream Chart at #17! Vote for it here.

Interview with Anna!

Anita Gibbons will interview Anna live on the next Women on Waves! The show airs 8 PM Eastern Time on Saturday April 19th. Legendary Australian rocker Michelle Parsons will co-host. Listen live on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne.

"The Feminine Musique"

Jaimie Vernon has written about Anna and her new music in his latest blog, "The Feminine Musique". Jaimie writes that Anna, Kris and Dee, Betty Moon, Marta Pacek, and Sarah Smith lead the resurgence of form and melody in women vocalists on top of creative, outside-the-box songwriting. Read the entire blog at Segarini: Don't Believe A Word I Say.

Anna on the Radio

Dynamic FreeForm Radio, IndieCast Radio, and KC Cafe Radio have all added Anna's music!

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March 2014
"Lately It's Cold"

"Lately It's Cold" is on the latest edition of "The Rockin' Blues Show"!

March 29th - What's Up Radio Show

Anna's new music will be played on the What's Up Radio Show on Saturday March 29th at noon ET!

"Lately It's Cold"

"At The Crossroads" will play "Lately It's Cold" during the week of March 24-30! ATC airs 65 times per week in 41 markets, including via global Internet stations.

New Interview!

RightOUT TV has posted a new interview with Anna! She talks about her new music, plans for the future, and more.

Anna's New Music...

Rocker's Dive Radio and Select Worldwide All Star Radio have added Anna's new music!

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Anna's New Songs...

OutRadio, CJAI and Bear Radio Network are now playing Anna's new songs!

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February 2014
Rainbow World Radio Debut

Anna's new tunes receive their Rainbow World Radio debut on Wednesday February 26th, 9 PM EST! Len Rogers and Anna chat about the new songs, her live shows with other Canadian OutVoice chartsters, and so much more!

New Songs Available!

Anna’s new songs are now available on iTunes, CD Baby and Bandcamp!
See Store page.

New Songs

Anna’s new songs have been played by 1690 AM The One’s Dr. Rock & The Medicine Show, Women on Waves, Unashamed Faith Café, Lavender Sofa, Radio Arcadia and Radio Relaxo, with other supporters to come!

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New Singles on February 11th!

Anna is currently pre-releasing her 2 new singles to radio that supported “Glimmer In The Dark”! She performs at Jane Harbury’s “Discoveries” at Hugh’s Room on February 11th to mark the official release date of “Lately It’s Cold” and “Diamonds and Stiletto Shoes”. Please visit the Store section on and after February 11th to purchase the new songs.

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February 11th Performance!

Anna and her band will perform at Jane Harbury's "Discoveries" show at Toronto's Hugh's Room on February 11th, along with 3 other acts. For tickets, dinner reservations and more information, please visit the Hugh's Room website.

January 2014
"Glimmer In The Dark"

"Glimmer In The Dark" has topped the 2013 OutVoice Top Twenty CD Chart, and “Another Way Out” comes in at #3 on the 2013 OutVoice Top Ten Song Chart!

New Songs!

Anna's new songs will be mixed at Number 9 studio this month!