Strumbellas frontman Simon Ward (pictured) reveals his health crisis, Oscar Peterson’s Heritage Minute omits his music, and a major Leonard Cohen exhibition is now free online. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Drake, Pineo & Loeb, No Frills, UMG, Irving Azoff, The Beach Boys, Virgin, Kimye, Marilyn Manson, WMG, Panic! At The Disco, Kat Von D, Dolly Parton, Johnny Pacheco, Bruce Springsteen, the White Stripes, and Meredith Monk.
Folk-rocker Eamon McGrath(pictured) publishes a new book, Toronto venues plagued by the pandemic, and Round Hill Music to offer an IPO. Others in the headlines include Oscar Peterson, Tyler Shaw, Drake, DVSN, the COC, Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Spotify, BMG, Warner Music, Rolling Stone, Jac Holzman, Harry Smith, Morgan Wallen, Courtney Barnett, UMG, Flaming Lips, Sean Ono Lennon, Wellness in Music, and Jon Bon Jovi.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.
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.
Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, an A-Z guide to K-pop, Oscar Peterson, Suzanne Ciani, Neil Young, Rich Aucoin, The The, Ticketfly, TSO, The B-52s, Après Noir, The Byrds, and Flying Nun Records make headlines in today's edition.
The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival gets underway and Bell partners with the Cavendish Beach fest. Those also in the news today include Bruno Mars, Drake, Ought, Scott Helman, Force Field, Lindsay Ell, Gibson, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Block Heater, and Food Court, plus farewells to Pat Torpey, Daryle Singletary, and Vic Damone. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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Students the renowned music educator taught included her younger brother Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, and Joe Sealy. She co-founded the forerunner of the Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir and was a key figure in the city's black community.