54-40 (pictured) recovers most of its stolen gear, FAI announces its showcase lineup, and Gord Downie's legacy shines brightly. Others in the news are the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees, Chris Topping, The Dawson City Music Festival, Boi-1da, Taylor Swift, The Stratford Writers Festival, Radio Starmaker Fund, Lindsay Beaver, Covenant Awards, Monowhales, Ryan Dahle, and farewells to John Wicks, Hamiet Bluiett, and Montserrat Caballe. Videos added for your enjoyment.
J. Cole has his second No. 1 album in Canada with KOD, Avicii's death triggers three top 40 re-entries, Shaggy and Sting's irrepressibly buoyant partnership makes the top 20, and Donovan Wood's return lands at 42.
Abba readies new songs, art orgs urged to be harassment-free, and Donovan Woods dazzles. Also in the headlines today are Sc Mira, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Continental Baths, Rich Aucoin, Derek Smalls Niia, politically incorrect classics, Fools Tongue, SJO, and Linton Kwesi Johnson.