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Emmanuel Jal (pictured) gets an assist from Peter Gabriel, the Junos and Drake are at odds, and emo goes retro. Also in the headlines are The Sorority, Ed Bickert, Galt MacDermot, Yola, Michael Jackson, Hank Williams, Hozier, Syd Barrett, Randy Bachman, Booker T, punk rock, The Tubes, and Justin Timberlake.
The media furor and speculation that followed HBO’s Leaving Neve
A chat with Hall of Famer Corey Hart (pictured), the debate over Michael Jackson rages, and scrappy punk band PUP defy rock star mythology. Also in the headlines are Tao-Ming Lau, Yves Jarvis, Ella Mai, Stephan Moccio, Harris Institute, royalties dispute, a legendary jazz photo, Babylon, John Lennon, SXSW films, Woodstock at 50, Aretha Franklin, and Linda Ronstadt.
Snow (pictured) on the comeback trail, musicians fight climate change, and Drake opens a sports bar. Others in the headlines include B.A. Johnston, NAC, Solange, ESO, vinyl stores, Kanye West, Jenny Lewis, Pete Townshend, Keith Flint, Nils Lofgren, Michelle Obama, and Somali disco.
Doug Putman, Sting (pictured) revisits an old haunt, a Ramones-themed play comes to Toronto, and Drake and Meek Mill pal around. Also in the headlines are Kirk Brandon, Michael Jackson, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Tina Turner, inMusic Brands, Sondheim, Buddy Guy, Kobalt, Morrissey, The Breunion Boys, jukebox musicals, and Royal Trux.
Gordon Lightfoot (pictured) is working on a new album, the Toronto hip-hop scene gets a library exhibit, and submissions are now open for the SOCAN Song House. Also making the news are Metro Metro, Jerry Lee Lewis, Michael Jackson, Matt Andersen, Jim Cuddy, Twitch, Evil Ebenezer and JYAY, Indigenous musicians, Michael Wrycraft, Johnnie Lovesin, and farewell Tom Goodkind. Videos included for your enjoyment.
88Glam (pictured) making moves, Drake snubs the Junos, Bryan Adams is eternally young, and Paul Brandt gets reflective. Others in the headlines include Future, Kate Bush, Kurt Dahl, Raine and Chantal, Kristel Jax, Universal Music, streaming, John Martyn, Michael Jackson, Richey Edwards, and folk artists.
A new Leonard Cohen collection (pictured) sparks heated debate, Kacey Musgraves is riding high, and a Canadian interview means trouble for Kate Bush. Others in the headlines include Mike Taylor, Only a Visitor, Netflix, Led Zeppelin, music magazines, a Michael Jackson documentary, Pegi Young, CES, Bonnaroo, and the Dils.
Alessia Cara (pictured) helps bring smiles to ill kids, Fantavious Fritz and Charlotte Day Wilson launch a new film grant, and Thriller gets the IMAX treatment. Also in the news are GrassRoots Regina, the Cobalt Prize, CityFolk, Shad, the Wall-To-Wall Mural + Culture Festival, Colin Devlin, Brownman Ali, $keleton Club, and a farewell to Eli Kassner. Video provided for your enjoyment.
Boy George reconvenes Culture Club (pictured), Michael Jackson songs may be fake, and a Temptations-themed musical heads for Broadway. Others making headlines include Justin Bieber, CCMAs, Silver Dollar Room, Dakota Bear, Prince, Placido Domingo, Martin Popoff, Dog Day, Randy Rampage, The Band, and Aretha Franklin.
With total international sales of 47 million, Michael Jackson's blockbuster is placed at No. 1 in a new survey. Three Canadian female artists make the Top 25, led by Shania Twain at No, 4, with Come On Over.