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Charity

Rapper SonReal at Toronto's Metalworks studio to record the anti-bullying song "No More" for Telus — photo credit: screenshot
November 16, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Hey kids, stop bullying people” would not have been the most effective lyrical approach for Vancouver hip-hop artist SonReal to take on a

Rachael Bawn, Facebook
November 9, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Rachael Bawn released an anti-cyber-bullying song and video “Daggers” earlier this year and is currently on a 33-date youth empowerment tour of Can

Serving dinner at the 2018 Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Gala = complete credits below.
November 2, 2018
by Karen Bliss

As the head of the eponymous publicity firm, NKPR, and a chair of Artist For Peace and Justice, Natasha (2nd from right) is the engine that helped raise a staggering $30M since Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and fellow Canadian Paul Haggis launched the charity a decade ago to help the people of Haiti — the world’s poorest nation.

From his Facebook page: Suzanne Le Bach with hubby Sebastian Bach.
October 26, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Rock singer Sebastian Bach has been posting online to his nearly 900,000 Facebook followers about a cause his wife, Suzanne, has got behind after l

October 19, 2018
by External Source

Kim — who will be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in December — will host his signature fundraising event at the Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Dec. 5, with Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Hayden, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Theo Tams.

Bear Witness. Pic from Banff Centre for the Arts
October 12, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

When Ottawa electronic act A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) opened the 2017 Juno Awards broadcast, it wasn't just an important moment of mainstream recognition for the band, it was also a sign, a spark that showed the indigenous musical renaissance happening in Canada was real and here to stay.

(L to R) Mark Howard, Daryl Johnson, Daniel Lanois , Robert Plant — photo credit: Trixie Whitley
October 5, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Mark Howard, the Grammy-winning and Juno-nominated producer and engineer who has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan and U2 to The Tragically Hip a

Ron Kitchener and Paul Brandt - photo credit Open Road.
September 28, 2018
by External Source

Ron Kitchener began his RGK Entertainment Group a quarter century ago to help manage the careers of up-and-coming Canadian acts, primarily in the c

Splash'N Boots on stage in NL. Pic: Facebook page
September 21, 2018
by Kim Hughes

It’s perhaps ironic that children’s entertainers — though vessels for shiny, happy, sticky singalongs about fantastical ephemera — in many ways car

September 14, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

City and Colour and Barenaked Ladies will headline Hayden's fifth annual Dream Serenade concert on Nov. 17 at Roy Thomson Hall with Rural Alberta Advantage, Owen Pallett, Hayden, Weaves, Iskwé and "surprise special guests."

September 7, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The September 9 concert, which also includes Ralph, Jillea, and The Command Sisters, will benefit various orgs, including the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre.

Aretha accompanied by Clive Davis. Credit: WENN.com
August 31, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

Aretha Franklin was known for wearing elegant fur coats on stage and then dropping said coats off her shoulders and to the ground during particular