A Canadian connection for Macy Gray (pictured), Vancouver launches a new arts grant program, and the use of avatars in pop. Also in the headlines are Brett Kissel, Holly Ellsworth-Clark, Shakers Roadhouse, Jim Byrnes, Pete Ganbarg, Napster, Prince, Twitch, Austin venues, BTS, Vin Diesel, Noel Gallagher, Lizzo, Bob Dylan, Shy Carter, Panic! at the Disco, Eric Clapton, and John Lennon.
Geddy Lee (pictured) picks his fave Rush songs, the highs and lows of the COC, and more best of 2018 lists. Others in the headlines include Drake, Alberta Ballet, The Whiskey Jerks, Zayn, Neil Young, opera, Philip Glass, Leonard Cohen, The Band, Ariana Grande, Herbie Hancock, and Macy Gray.