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24
Mar
Bob and Jan Ezrin. Photo courtesy of MusiCounts.

Bob and Jan Ezrin Honoured with MusiCounts Advocacy Award

The superstar record producer and his wife receive the inaugural Inspired Minds Ambassador Award in recognition of their tireless advocacy for music education made accessible to all.

Fri
17
Mar
Hard Core Logo Live cast — photo credit: Jason Bolduc.

Hard Core Logo Live to Give Proceeds to Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

A stage production version of the classic Canadian punk novel and film is now running at The Cave in Toronto. Proceeds will go to CAMH.

Fri
10
Mar
Staff at Snoeshoe Sam's in Kelowna, BC support A Night Out For Music Heals — photo via Music Heals Instagram page

March Is Music Therapy Awareness Month

Vancouver’s Music Heals Charitable Foundation Music Heals has donated more than $900k to music therapy programs across Canada. It is especially active in raising funds and awareness this month.

Fri
03
Mar

Kesha Shines A Light On National Eating Disorders Week

The American star has become an eloquent advocate on the sometimes-deadly issue of bulimia and anorexia and is promoting education and awareness on the subject.

Fri
24
Feb
1000 Days, 1000 Songs — graphic via 30 Days, 30 Songs Facebook page

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

If nothing else good comes out of the Trump term, at least it will have a great musical soundtrack. A pair of projects provide a playlist of songs for the resistance against the regime.

Fri
17
Feb
The Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean died Feb. 15 of melanoma — photo credit: Vinyl Cafe Facebook page

Why Stuart McLean's Family Asks For Donations To Camp Kanawana

The life of the late great radio host was changed by his experiences at the YMCA camp. His family is now suggesting his fans help support it.

Fri
10
Feb
 Live shot of The Tragically Hip 2016 — photo credit: David Bastedo

Happy Birthday Gord Downie: Let's Raise More Money for His Charities

The Tragically Hip frontman celebrated a birthday earlier this week. You can honour him by contributing to his worthy causes.

Fri
03
Feb
The Idan Raichel Project has featured more than 95 artists from all over the world on recordings and in concert — photo from FB

2014 From The Vault: Israeli Musician Breaks Down Cultural Barriers

A major star in his homeland, Idan Raichel promotes tolerance via his cross-cultural musical collaborations.

Fri
27
Jan

Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples Support American Civil Liberties Union

The soul legend and the Montreal rock heroes collaborate on a new protest song to assist the ACLU.

Fri
20
Jan
Photo: Annie Leibovitz

2015 From the Vault: Buffy Sainte-Marie's 50 Plus Years of Activism and Music

CARAS announced this week that the legendary folk singer and activist will be the recipient of the 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Junos in Ottawa this spring. Here's an interview from the 2015 vault of Samaritanmag.

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