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Micah Barnes & René Highway

Micah Barnes (born May 30, 1960) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He has performed both as a solo artist and with the bands Loudboy and The Nylons. He was the partner of dancer and actor René Highway, who died of AIDS-related causes in 1990.

Born in Vienna, Barnes is the son of composer, conductor, and jazz drummer Milton Barnes and the brother of drummer Daniel Barnes. He studied voice with José Hernandez and Bill Vincent, and sang in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs during the 1980s while appearing in theatre, film, television and radio productions as an actor. He was subsequently a member of The Nylons from 1990 to 1996, and later moved to Los Angeles.

In 2003, he collaborated with the house music duo Thunderpuss on the hit dance track "Welcome to My Head", which reached number one on the Billboard club charts.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micah_Barnes

René Highway (1954–1990) was a Canadian dancer and actor of Cree descent from Brochet, Manitoba. He was the brother of playwright Tomson Highway, with whom he frequently collaborated during their time at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, and the partner of actor and singer Micah Barnes.

Highway studied dance at the Toronto Dance Theatre, Denmark's Tukak Theatre, and at the Native Canadian Centre in Toronto. René Highway helped to create the role of Nanabush in his brother's play The Rez Sisters (1986), and was the choreographer for Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989).


Micah Barnes (born May 30, 1960) is a Canadian pop singer-songwriter. He was the partner of dancer and actor René Highway. Highway studied dance at the Toronto Dance Theatre, Denmark's Tukak Theatre, and at the Native Canadian Centre in Toronto. René Highway helped to create the role of Nanabush in his brother's play The Rez Sisters (1986), and was the choreographer for Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing (1989). He died of AIDS-related causes in 1990. Native Earth Performing Arts started the René Highway Foundation in his memory.

He died of AIDS-related causes in 1990. Native Earth Performing Arts started the René Highway Foundation in his memory.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Highway

Further Readings:

Micah Barnes
Audio CD (May 12, 2009)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: CD Baby
ASIN: B0029RQDH6
Amazon: Micah Barnes

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