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The Weeknd, Instagram
January 9, 2022
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

Photo: Bill King
January 5, 2022
by Bill King

The composer, arranger, trombonist passed away May 2010 and with him went the big soul of Toronto's jazz community. A McConnell event was just that—a must-attend full-house occasion— and he was stand-up funny, fierce, engaged, demanding of both his band and audience and at all times entertaining. Learn more in this conversation from the archives.

Mirvish Village  Photo: Bill King
January 3, 2022
by Bill King

When asked what you did over the holidays, I would guess many would say they chased down a third dose.

Foreground Harvey Brooks (Electric Flag, Bob Dylan) with Jerome Olds. En route to NYE gig with Bill King at Elmo 1978. Photo: Bill King.
December 23, 2021
by Bill King

From what I’ve learned, the inaugural New Year's gig occurred 4,000 years ago, the first new moon succeeding the Vernal equinox–late March when equ

Kathi Lewis website image.
December 20, 2021
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

December 16, 2021
by Bill King

With Steven Spielberg's reimagined West Side Story, trailers of the fire escape scene with Maria and Tony and street choreography convinced me there was something deep in how the classic 1957 musical was transformed.

Jimmy Fallon with Ariana Grande & Megan Thee Stallion.
December 12, 2021
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

Records  screen capture
December 8, 2021
by Bill King

There are record collectors and accumulators that the noted Toronto filmmaker distinguishes one from another in his new documentary Records, a self-styled follow-up to 2000's Vinyl. Records had its premiere at TIFF back in October.

Elton & Ed Sheeran, YouTube
December 6, 2021
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.

December 5, 2021
by Bill King

Much has already been written on the doc and the difference in mood from the original Let It Be which played the band as nervous, unsettled, dour, and on the verge of breaking up. Not the case when you witness all eight hours of this brilliant film.

December 1, 2021
by Bill King

The Toronto jazzniks are about to release the 10th album of a fascinating career that has spanned 37 years and brought them a loyal audience. Learn more in this FYI podcast.

November 28, 2021
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into three categories.