Joel Plaskett heads the first wave of ECMA performers to be announced, Edmonton's Needle Vinyl Tavern closes indefinitely, and it's farewell to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Pete Moore, Wayne Cochran, Jon Hendricks, and George Avakian.
Students at Queen Alexandra School in Toronto were thrilled with the gift, awed in having an opportunity to participate in a music workshop with the band and beaming with pleasure in having the "Invincible" quartet put on an intimate performance in the school gym.
Toronto's Queen Alexandra Middle School received $10K worth of new instruments for its music program plus a visit from the popular rockers on Wednesday morning.
The Canadian country star once again makes a massive gift to the music education charity, while Jess Moskaluke helps promote the Band Aid program at Country Music Week in Saskatoon.
A potpourri of extravagances ranging from pure indulgences to exotic ideas and notable notes.