Good Friday

Good Friday

February 17, 2017
by Kim Hughes

Stuart McLean would be the first person to seek out the upbeat amid the sadness.

February 10, 2017
by Karen Bliss

The Tragically Hip's frontman Gord Downie turned 53 on Feb. 6.

February 3, 2017
by Karen Bliss


January 27, 2017
by Aaron Brophy

Arcade Fire have released the new protest song "I Give You Power" to support the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Buffy St Marie by Annie Leibovitz
January 20, 2017
by Karen Bliss

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.

The Kingston Frontenacs' special Tragically Hip-themed jerseys
January 13, 2017
by Aaron Brophy

The Kingston Frontenacs will honour their hometown's rock 'n' roll heroes with a special fundraising game on Jan. 28. They will wear custom-themed jerseys to mark the occasion.

January 6, 2017
by Aaron Brophy

The award-winning country group is supporting the cause of music education in US schools by sharing their experiences with students at a Disney workshop.

Lorraine Segato (centre) with Woody Cormier and Maryanne Epp, both featured in the Lowdown Tracks documentary and CD — photo courtesy of Songs From The Lowdown.
December 23, 2016
by Perry Stern

The Parachute Club singer and activist has compiled a soundtrack for an acclaimed documentary on homeless musicians.

December 16, 2016
by Karen Bliss

Upon exiting Havana, the rock legends left equipment behind to benefit local players, Keith Richards reveals to Samaritanmag.

Huron Carole with Tom Jackson (centre). Photo: Bill Borgwardt
December 9, 2016
by Nick Krewen

Few actors and singers have a heart as big as Tom Jackson, who has dedicated his life to philanthropy and raised over $200M in combined cash/in-kind donations staging events such as the annual Huron Carole.

Photo: Tess Park
December 2, 2016
by Aaron Brophy

Veteran indie rockers to play a benefit show to assist an animal rescue charity.

November 25, 2016
by Aaron Brophy

The giants of thrash metal will play a fundraising show for The Daily Bread Food Bank on Tuesday at a comparatively small venue. They've performed at similar benefits in the US and UK.