Concert promoter Ron Sakamoto (pictured) receives The Alberta Order of Excellence, Geddy Lee's book is a beautiful best-seller, and wave goodbye to iTunes. Also making the news are The Funhouse, Soulpepper Theatre Company, XL The Band, Our Lady Peace, Tamara Williamson, Franco-Fête de Toronto, and farewells to Mose Scarlett and Roky Erickson. Videos added for your enjoyment.
A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) covers Queen, a Spirit of the West classic is honoured, and St. John's will host the 2020 ECMAs. Others in the news include Ally Noseworthy, the Practically Hip, Apple, Asaii, Nate Husser, Matador Ballroom, RADIO, and The Standstills. Videos added for your enjoyment.
One of Canada's top-rated talk show hosts, Bob McCown re-signs with Rogers' Sportsnet.