Justin Bieber (pictured) scores at the VMAs, Oscar Peterson is honoured by the RCM, and Donovan Woods launches a new label. Also in the news are Cassidy Mann, Neil Peart, Dear Rouge, the Polaris Prize, Luminato, OKAN, Music NL, Mustafa, Dayna Manning, CMRRA, VIFF, and farewell Michael Chapman.
Veteran troubadour Murray McLauchlan (pictured) reflects, The Weeknd delivers another winner, and the creative flexibility of Ralph. Also in the headlines are Michie Mee, dead celebs, Toronto venues, Dayna Manning, The Pumps, Regina Folk Festival, Dee Lippingwell, Martha Wainwright, Live Nation, HYBE, Rihanna, Blue Oyster Cult, and Lollapalooza.
The acclaimed Stratford-based singer/songwriter is releasing both a memoir and an album this month. Here she describes them both, singles out her favourite songs, and recalls meeting two astronauts on Parliament Hill.