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WCMA honorees Ray St. Germain, Carole Vivier, and The Watchmen (clockwise from top left)
February 6, 2022
by Kerry Doole

The WCMAs honour Ray St. Germain, Carole Vivier, and The Watchmen (pictured), Mariposa announces an impressive lineup, and Robbie Robertson sells his catalogue. Also in the news are Troubadour Festival, Blinker the Star, The Barettas, Les Cooper, Mike Waite, Dead Ends Live, Harry Manx, Hugh’s Room, Ian Lake, Blue Frog, Myriad3, and farewell Donny Gerrard, Lata Mangeshkar, and Glenn Wheatley.

Nile Rodgers  Facebook photo
April 28, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Nile Rodgers (pictured) and Chris Blackwell will star at CMW, Hot Docs offers some prime music-themed films, and Sakamoto Agency helps launch GPS Promotion. Also in the news are Blue Rodeo, New Skool Rules, International Jazz Day, Hugh’s Room Live, Jazz Niagara, Primus, NWC, Indie101, Opera Atelier, Dvsn, Bryce Clifford, Gary Kendall, Elephants and Stars, and farewell Markus Klinke, Denny Freeman, and Al Schmitt.

Hugh's Room signage March 5. Pic provided
March 6, 2020
by David Farrell

A confluence of urban realities is not only threatening live music clubs but also the musicians who for decades have added vibrancy to populated areas increasingly defaced by condo sticks and the sameness of neon-branded chain stores.

July 5, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A celebration of the life of Ralph Murphy is approaching, Kiefer Sutherland is touring Canada, and Ed Sheeran pops up in Toronto. Also in the news are In the Dead of Winter, Music BC, Venus Fest, Summer Mardi Gras, Hugh's Room Live, Alberta Music, Alexandra Stréliski, Sherry Ryan, Music BC, Stingray Rising Stars, and Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Jane Harbury At Hugh's Room Live  last night.
April 11, 2019
by Kerry Doole

A capacity crowd at Hugh's Room Live last night witnessed a cavalcade of stars pay affectionate tribute to the popular veteran music publicist.

Photo: El Mocambo FB page
October 29, 2018
by Kerry Doole

The El Mocambo's neon palms return (pictured), and Alessia Cara's new album is announced. Also in the news are Music BC, Hugh's Room Live, Let's Hear It, Saskatchewan Music Awards, J Noble, Naming The Twins, Bongo Boy, and farewells to Wah Wah Watson, Jack O'Donnell, Jabulani Tsambo, and Sonny Fortune. Videos added for your enjoyment.

April 25, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Shania is named the host of the CCMA Awards, a flurry of Canadian gold and platinum certifications, and Hugh's Room Live celebrates its first anniversary. Also in the news are Tebey, Eamon McGrath, Coleman Hell, Tears For Fears, CheZZa, and a farewell to Bob Dorough. Videos provided for your enjoyment.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The activist, singer-songwriter, author and documentarian hangs up his banjo and is leaving the spotlight after a half-century entertaining Canadians at festivals and intimate clubs.