Christmas music

Christmas music

Mr. White Christmas himself: Irving Berlin
December 14, 2018
by Bill King

For any musician called on to play Christmas music, it can either be ‘big party fun’ or pure drudgery.

November 21, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The pop craftsman delivers a holiday treat featuring his warm vocals amidst seasonal sounds. If you're seeking a break from the same old overplayed chestnuts, then check this one out. 

November 19, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The two Toronto singers have collaborated on seasonal singles for almost a full decade, delivering fresh takes on holiday classics, including their just-released version of "The First Noel." Here the pair discusses recording and their close creative and personal relationship.

December 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

Some Santa headlines mixed in with a potpourri of seasonal stories and eye-catchers from mainstream media at home and abroad.

December 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

In today's wrap, Daniel Caesar continues his meteoric rise to the top and ousted Tenor Remigio Pereira begins his comeback. Also featured are Meaghan Smith, Bob Dylan, California sounds, Qwest TV, Sonny Rollins, Rolling Loud, and a jazz congress.

November 29, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Christmas music, underground bands, the Grammys, Shania Twain, tribute groups, Meligrove Band, Arlo Guthrie, Justin Bieber, Barbra Streisand, The Dream Syndicate, and a Halifax requiem are among those making headlines in today's edition.

Tom Wilson and Kevin Breit performing in the film
November 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Shot in Toronto with a stellar cast of local vocalists, this film explores the fascinating fact that our Christmas soundtrack was written by Jewish composers. The result is highly entertaining and educational.