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Drake's Playlist Floods Streaming Sites

Google the name Drake and a torrent of headlines and inconsequential facts flood the screen. The guy is bigger than old King Kong with wealth, women, and a car collection that could fill a football field.

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Around The Dial: Broadcast News Today

News about media and the regulatory environment both inside and beyond Canada's borders. Included today a fond remembrance to the late Gary Miles, Bell Media out front at CMW and how hateful rubbish threatens to cost Google a billion bucks.

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As it was,  photo courtesy of Patrick Cummins

The Legend Of the Horseshoe Tavern

Jack Starr's home for wandering musicians celebrates its 70th at the corner of Spadina and Queen this year. A new book to be published this fall captures the history, the stories, the legends and the folklore behind the Toronto landmark.

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The Strumbellas with OMDC's Karen Thorne-Stone (middle), Mark Sakamoto (left)  and Trinity-Spadina MPP Han Dong (second from right).

Liner Notes: Bullet News For March 24th

In today’s edition, OMDC toasts Ontario Juno nominees including The Strumbellas (pictured), Sarah Slean plays a memorable house concert, non-jazz stars headline the Ottawa Jazz Festival, the Lights Out project raises awareness and funds for Earth Day Canada, and blues-rock will rule at Bluesfest Windsor.

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24
Mar
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Around The Web: Stories You Will Want To Read

Today's collection of recent news, features and opinions we found on the web that we thought might be of interest to our readers.

Fri
24
Mar

A Calendar Of Upcoming Releases

The FYI calendar of new album releases scheduled for the next few months, plus a mention of big name artists we expect to hear from later in the year. Keep in mind that release dates are always subject to change.

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23
Mar
A cocky newcomer on the national scene

It's Sundown For HMV As Sunrise Expands

The new cock on the block has released a long list of HMV stores it plans to rebrand and reopen in the coming months, including some biggies in the GTA.

Thu
23
Mar
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Around The Dial: Broadcast News Today

News about media and the regulatory environment both inside and beyond Canada's borders.

Thu
23
Mar

Ole's Got The Boot

The legacy of Stompin' Tom is about to get a reboot from the man who made his boot his trademark. Ole has signed a deal with the estate that is going to give the Skinner's Pond hero a brand new day.

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23
Mar
Gord Downie (Photo - Robert Ogden)
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Juno Preview: Adult Alternative Album Of The Year

With Juno Week in Ottawa less than a week away, FYI is continuing to preview some of the hotly-contested awards categories. We have been introducing you to some shining new stars in the Canadian music firmament as well as reminding you of the recent achievements of some of our well-established artists.

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