The Trews deliver an anthem for the pandemic, Cirque du Soleil returns to action, and Lowell gets cinematic. Also in the headlines are Ottawa Arts Awards, Downtown Defrost, Jenn Grant, Drake, Linda Dawe, G.R. Gritt, UMG, Viberate, Vivendi, Marianne Faithfull, Jim Steinman, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Gary Numan, Dr. Luke, The Ramones, and Ezra Furman.
The international success of the pop superstar (pictured) is recognised, while many of Canada’s top songwriters, producers and composers share in the honours. The CSHF celebrates Lowell with The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award.