A new book explores the life of Ruth Lowe, the adventurous compositions of Alexina Louie (pictured), and the vocal influences of The Weeknd. Also in the headlines are Kye Clayton, Jeffery Straker, more 2020 lists, Richard Flohil, Ratatouille, Jimmy Iovine, Lanie Gardner, Tony Rice, Paul McCartney, Kathy Valentine, and Paula Abdul.
David Foster was a surprise guest with The Tenors at Canada's Walk of Fame gala Saturday in Toronto. The trio had some fun with him, too, taking some liberties with the lyrics to The Prayer, the popular song the piano man co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa and Tony Renis.
Veteran publicist, promoter and talent finder Richard Flohil is on the eve of celebrating birthday No. 85 on June 28 at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern, and in this interview he talks about his upcoming book, how a vegetable-free diet is working wonders for his health, and the night he brought B.B. King to Canada for the first time.
Richard Flohil (pictured) to turn 85 with a big party, Carly Rae Jepsen announces a Canadian tour, and Our Lady Peace revives Summersault. Others making news include Drake, POP Montreal, the IMAs, CIMA, Project WILD 2019, Diapason Festival, MusicOntario, FIMPRO, Jully Black, Call the Office, The Lumineers, Into the Abyss, Sunday Wilde, and farewell Jake Black.
Halifax modern rockers Wintersleep release their seventh album, In The Land Of, on March 29 via Dine Alone.
On April 27, Richard Flohil posted on Facebook that the OMDC's Music Fund “has just spent $14 MILLION dollars” on a variety of music businesses and orgs. Here’s a very brief account of what then transpired.