Buffy Sainte-Marie (pictured) delivers a powerful poem during the Stronger Together benefit, Facebook plans to let creators charge for live streaming, and more pandemic-forced cancellations. Also in the headlines are Massey Hall, Tami Neilson, Somm, Toni Watson, Spotify, The Pack A.D., Live Nation, Merck Mercuriadis, Simbals, XTC, and Halsey.
Feist (pictured) was a hit on Sesame Street, Massey Hall regains former glory, and Neil Young advocates for immigrant children. Others in the headlines include Dan Boeckner, Fred Fortin, Lisa Bell, Northern Haze, George Canyon, Orville Peck, Martha Argerich, Eminem, Motown, Miles Davis, Aretha, Art Pepper, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and K-pop.
Today has been proclaimed Massey Hall Day (pictured), Bruce Cockburn announces a new album, and Festival Village at NXNE gets underway. Also in the news are CMW, Kelly Jay, The Key of X, HUFF, Cabana Room tribute, Indie Week, Pride Hamilton, Carole Pope, Greg Keelor, and Music NB. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The CFC/Slaight Music Residency Showcase (pictured) is approaching, the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists are announced, and a new book on Massey Hall seeks your input. Also in the news are the Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Paul McCartney, Emma Stevens, Taylor Knox, Laurie Brown, The Trews, CFMAs, Adam Levine, and Audrey Ochoa. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The hardcore troubadour has released a tribute to fellow Texan songwriting great Guy Clark but in this free-wheeling interview, he'd just as soon discuss politics, coal mining, the Yankees, and his deep love of Massey Hall. Photo: Bill King.
He developed and shaped the very essence of jazz and the role of the drummer, and was onstage at Massey Hall for a star-studded concert termed the greatest ever. From the archives, here is an illuminating interview with Max Roach.
Arts & Crafts has collaborated with the famed Toronto venue on a collection of live compilations from the Hall's popular concert film series. Released on Nov. 23, it showcases the country's brightest contemporary stars.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) inspires a novel, Michael Jackson stars at a London art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and Canadian stars reminisce about Massey Hall. Others in the headlines include Nick Lowe, Masters of the Telecaster, ticket scalping, Amy Winehouse, the UK summer of love, Dauphin Countryfest, Styx, Beethoven, Imagine Dragons, and Jon Hassell.
Gordon Lightfoot discusses his love affair with Massey Hall, audiobooks attract emotional engagement, and those annoying concert loudmouths. Also in the headlines are Anita Baker, a new Canadian opera, crazy rap, Partner, Poptone, David Clayton-Thomas, Tom Cochrane, Ian Hampton, Tona, Supersonic, MorMor, and Ottawa Bluesfest.
Massey Hall Day is celebrated with a star-studded gala concert, the National Arts Centre names a new head, and SOCAN's AGM is approaching. Also in the news are Polaris Cover Sessions, Banksy, the Up and Downtown fest, Carol Welsman, Don Francks, Fortunate Ones, NXNE's Rooftop Riot, Friday Fan Festivals, Songpull, and a farewell to DJ Fontana. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.