Alessia Cara (pictured) helps bring smiles to ill kids, Fantavious Fritz and Charlotte Day Wilson launch a new film grant, and Thriller gets the IMAX treatment. Also in the news are GrassRoots Regina, the Cobalt Prize, CityFolk, Shad, the Wall-To-Wall Mural + Culture Festival, Colin Devlin, Brownman Ali, $keleton Club, and a farewell to Eli Kassner. Video provided for your enjoyment.
The blues-rock veteran was the only multiple victor on a night marked by stellar performances demonstrating that the blues are alive and well in the Great White North.
Celine takes in more than US$100M at the box-office, Barack Obama digs Daniel Caesar, CBC airs the Leonard Cohen tribute tonight, Robert Thiessen has a viral hit with a satirical play on Toto's Africa, the Stray Cats reunite, plus it's farewell to Muscle Shoals' Rick Hall and Casablanca Records' Larry Harris.
The famed Sam the Record Man sign is brought back to life in Toronto. Also in the news today: Gordon Lightfoot, the Passport Music Summit, Hey Ocean!'s David Beckingham, the Cobalt Prize, Jocelyn Alice, Winterruption, and a farewell to Frank Levin.