The much-loved Canadian pop veteran recruited a stellar cast of talent for his annual Christmas fundraiser for CAMH at Massey Hall. One of many highlights of the night was Toronto Mayor John Tory’s presentation of the keys to the city to Kim.
Stewart Goodyear (pictured) partners with the RCM, Bryan Adams contributes to the Pirelli calendar, and it is Messiah season again. Also in the headlines are Massey Hall, the Boathouse, Mozart’s Requiem, Billy Bragg, Motley Crue, Believe, Stephen Sondheim, Rihanna, Tony Bennett, Alice Cooper, Virgil Abloh, Kronos Quartet, Neil Young, Let It Be, Trey Songz, and Adele.
Massey Hall (pictured) reopens with Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie speaks out, and insurance rates emperil music venues. Also in the headlines are Genesis, industry awards, Leeroy Stagger, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, The Edge, Adele, Courtney Barnett, and Bob Dylan.
Ontario club venues have a beef about covid restrictions, Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce a new album (pictured), and Leonard Cohen’s mining of sacred texts. Also in the headlines are Picanto, Gordon Lightfoot, Massey Hall, BadBadNotGood, Elton John, Spotify, UMG, CMW, Drake, Spirit Music Group, SongVest, Adele, the Stones, Flea, Tom Morello, Cher, Manfred Mann, and the Velvet Underground.
TikTok pays dividends for Canadian artists, Gordon Lightfoot will reopen Massey Hall, and the TSO announces a new season. Also in the headlines are the Junos, Broadway, Justin Bieber, Michael Laderoute, Sony Music, Celogen, music discovery, video games, Rick James, Kim Salmon, The Go-Go’s, a-ha, and Sinead O’Connor.
Lightfoot returns for three nights, November 25-27, closing in on his 170th appearance on the main stage (now named after his longstanding friend, Allan Slaight).
The late Canadian music luminary is to have his name honoured with the "Deane Cameron Recording Studio" that is to be a part of the $180K Massey Hall revitalization project.
Allied Properties' contribution to the Massey Hall Revitalization expands the scope of the project. New features include an additional performance venue and dedicated spaces for artist development and community education initiatives.
The Slaight family is a beacon of hope and generosity in a world tightly held in the grip of anxieties. Today, the Slaight Family Foundation has bequeathed $5-million to a fund established to refurbish and modernise Massey Hall. That's $5M on top of a previous donation of $5M made in 2017. That's amore, and music to all our ears.
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.