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Erin Costelo (pictured) gets the documentary treatment, a tribute to David Sinclair, and R. Kelly's misdeeds are probed. Also in the headlines are The Pursuit Of Happiness, Angel Blue, classic '90s albums, Faith/Void, Joseph Shabason, new music books, TSO, Coachella, album sales, British rap, Universal Music, NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, YouTube, Ed Sheeran, Latin music, and RIAA.
Cold Specks (pictured) gets confessional, Yannick Nézet-Séguin shines, and Toronto's best albums. Also in the headlines are Bison, Stompin' Tom, Childish Gambino, Indarra, YouTube, Spotify, Sony Music, #MeToo, Grammys, Fillmore West, Monterey Pop, Iggy Pop, female rap, Johnny Marr, The Pogues and Aretha Franklin.
Gordon Lightfoot turns 80, a look inside CBC's music vault, and candid confessions from Shania (pictured). Also in the headlines are the Sask Music Awards, an Ottawa tornado benefit, Rick Worrall, Echlo, David Jay, Arkells, YouTube, T-series, meta-trends, Elton John, The Kinks. Mighty Sparrow, Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons, and Paul Kelly.
Colter Wall (pictured) impresses, the TSO posts a healthy surplus, and opera stars embrace social media. Also in the headlines are Passenger, Aasiva, Anemone, Rihanna, YouTube, cover songs, SoundCloud, BMG, Spotify, Giles Martin, CD Baby, Rush, Usher, the Beatles, Michael Buble, Paul McCartney, and Elton John.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) fuel an Indigenous resurgence, pot, Otis Williams discusses the new Temptations musical, and the fiery rock of Urvah Khan. Also in the headlines are the Hip, Jeffery Straker, David Gogo, Opera Philadelphia, the streaming boom, Eventbrite, YouTube, Lovelytheband, Tina Turner, John Lennon, Megative, Rihanna, David Byrne, Ariana Grande, and Jessie Reyez.
YouTube user Garren Lazar has edited clips of Charlie Brown and the gang singing along to hit songs by Steve Miller, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but says that parodying Rush’s classic 1976 album became a real challenge.
Vancouver grunge precursors Slow returns after 30 years, YouTube is eyeing music streaming options, and the rejuvenation of Lindi Ortega make the news. Also in today's headlines are Come From away, Eurovision, Jon Landau, Derek Taylor, Jeremy Dutcher, Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Harry Hudson, and Moby Grape.
Bell Media has the top story today with the official launch of its mobile, bite-sized Snackable TV app that has the American comedian and actor Kevin Hart's hit online series Laugh Out Loud in its line-up of top rank content.
In the column today: Drake and the Weeknd named in Forbes wealthiest musicians' list, YouTube 2017 Canada faves, plus a whole lot more news and videos.