Ron Sexsmith (pictured) encounters Robert Plant, Canadian women making waves in Nashville, and Rufus Wainwright bids Trump farewell. Others in the headlines include Michael Fonfara, Brian Blain, Jenius, Dee Lippingwell, Shingoose, Garth Brooks, Glastonbury, Tommy James, Cardi B, Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono, and Nils Lofgren.
Irish Mythen (pictured) heads the 2020 Music PEI Awards nominees, Celine Dion’s Courage album falls into an abyss, and Sonic Unyon has two new artists. Also in the news are Anvil, Women's Blues Revue, The Tenors, Kensington Christmas, Frank Marino, Cliff Jones, Bat Out of Hell, the Musical, celebrity real estate, Yoko Ono, Paragon Cause, and farewell Juice WRLD.
Dan Mangan (pictured) delivers a cool birthday present, a new Yoko Ono exhibition, and a record year for ASCAP. Others in headlines include Deliluh, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bob Dylan, beatnik haunts, blockchain, Pete Doherty, Vampire Weekend, Chad Kroeger, and Tunecore.
Guitar genius Ed Bickert (pictured) is remembered, Donna Grantis learned from Prince, and Barbra Streisand sparks outrage. Also featured: Matt Epp, Kanye West, Hailey Baldwin, Debbie Harry, Andre Williams, Phil Collins, Dubmatix, Rosanne Cash, the Stones, and Suzi Quatro.
Roddy Doyle pays homage to The Band (pictured), more 2018 lists, and HMV hits dire straits. Others in the headlines include David Foster, Dead Popstar, Bono, apps for rappers, Yoko Ono, Las Vegas residencies, Sly Stone, Chris Brown, Nick Cave, and Wu-Tang Clan.
A Yoko Ono art exhibit is burgled in Toronto, Cardi B's star is in the ascendant, and Linda McRae teaches songwriting to inmates. Those also in the headlines include Jeff Dalziel, Vivienne Westwood, drill music, Slow, Elk Run & Riot, Jesse Cook, Rich Aucoin, tribute albums, music cities, Mitch Melnick, and Itzhak Perlman.
A demo by a teenage Amy Winehouse creates a stir, and Saga has a swansong show in Toronto. Others in the headlines include Tafelmusik, Typhoon, Alice Glass, France Joli, 10cc, Ronley Teper, Southern rock, gender parity, Len Mizzoni, Yoko Ono, and Big Wreck.
Barenaked Ladies slam-dunk the national anthem, a new wave of African-Canadian pop music emerges, and Neil Young discusses Pono. Also in the headlines are Folk Alliance, women in country, Come From Away, Troker, Enter Sikari, Jon Erickson, Yoko Ono, Willie Nelson, John Lydon, and Sarah Harmer.
A new documentary explores the fascinating history of Berlin's Hansa Studios. Those also in the headlines include Joan Baez, Bono, Toscanini, Yoko Ono, The Killers, Jimmy Iovine, Lana Del Rey, Lenny Breau, George Michael, and Pat DiNizio.
Some Santa headlines mixed in with a potpourri of seasonal stories and eye-catchers from mainstream media at home and abroad.