Charity

Charity

At the mixing board at Slaight Music.Photo - Bill King
April 19, 2018
by Karen Bliss

The Slaight Family Foundation has provided more than $200-million in grants to humanitarian and cultural organizations in Canada and beyond. SamaritanMag's Karen Bliss sat with the Foundation's CEO for a frank discussion about the family's philanthropy and his own unbridled passion in supporting Canada's upcoming tier of musicians and songwriters.

Country Thunder marketing director Gerry Krockak announces the lineup for the Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert. Pic: Keenan Sorokan-650 CKOM.
April 19, 2018
by David Farrell

A festival of Canadian country superstars has volunteered to appear at Country Thunder that takes place at SaskTel Centre on April 27.

Author Michael Barclay with his new book - photo courtesy of ECW Press.
April 13, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Michael Barclay — who wrote extensively about The Hip's final tour in 2016 for Maclean's magazine, and co-authored 2001 and 2011’s Have Not Been the Same: The Can-Rock Renaissance 1985-1995 — has always selected a charity or two for his book projects and this one is no different.

Rosie and the Riveters L-R Allyson Reigh, Alexis Normand, Farideh Olsen credit Crystal Skrupski
April 6, 2018
by Kim Hughes

Few bands mesh the political with the personal, the altruistic with the artistic, quite like Rosie & the Riveters. With their honeyed vocal harmonies, vintage 40s-era look, and conscious lyrics, the Saskatoon-based trio is fast emerging as a folk/pop icon for the age.

Gary Slaight accepting his Humanitarian Award Saturday night in Vancouver.
April 2, 2018
by External Source

Saturday, March 23rd, Gary was honoured with the Juno Humanitarian Award at Rogers Convention Centre in Vancouver. Included below is a revealing interview he did with CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos about his drive to better this world.

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Photo: Netflix
March 23, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

"I would hope that many people would have stood up and stood up against extremists, against not just the extremists, not just the people, but against the ideology because that's what we have to fight against: the ideology that exists there that does not accept women as equal to men..."

Arkells promo shot - courtesy of Universal Music Canada
March 19, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

As a way of supporting newcomers, the band has teamed up with the Arcade Fire-associated charity service Plus 1 to donate a dollar from ticket sales from the festival to benefit a local support service.

Skye Wallace promo shot. Photo credit: Oliver Mann
March 9, 2018
by Kim Hughes

"I tend to gravitate towards women in history. There are just so many untold stories, especially in Canadian history..."

February 12, 2018
by External Source

Request for services continues to increase for both the Counselling & Health Solutions Program and the Emergency Financial Assistance Program.

Sheila Hamiilton, Florence K and Amanda Power
February 12, 2018
by Kim Hughes

Absent a crystal ball; it’s impossible to accurately gauge the overall wellness of personnel within the Canadian music industry. But stats provided by Unison Benevolent Fund suggest that for many, being a professional within that industry can be precarious, especially if you’re female, aged 30 to 39 years and coping with personal stress.

Commodore cast with John Mann (far right).
February 9, 2018
by External Source

Record a track in the men’s room with nearly 50 of Canada’s most celebrated musicians? That is one for the history books.

Milck in a still from her 'Quiet' video
January 26, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The 30-year-old LA-based Atlantic Records signing bravely sang about her own experience of sexual abuse and harassment in the ballad “Quiet,” which fanned the flames of the #METOO Movement when she performed it at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington.