Lennon Stella (pictured) announces her first solo tour, Ottawa's Bluesfest attracts country stars, and Oh Susanna gets in the holiday spirit. Also in the news are Redeye, the Grammys, The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, Mariposa, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, the Halifax Jazz Festival, Tipitina's, Breakout West, Creative BC, and farewell Calvin Newborn. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Nicki Minaj (pictured) and her fans attack a Toronto blogger online, Google spends big bucks attacking a copyright directive, and Mick Jagger possibly jinxed England at the World Cup. Others in the headlines include Richard Swift, Anenome, hip-hop photos, Green Day, Carmen Campagne, Damian Marley, Dave Grohl, Julian Thomas, The Kubasonics, Charlie Puth, and the Brave festival.