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Drizzy shows off his artistic side.
"Only you can make Canadian civil liberty sexy!" says a petition.
What seemed to be an experiment of sorts in fact created lasting impressions inspiring new friendships with strangers and proof that authentic moments are indeed possible within the "shiny penny syndrome" many call real life.
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"When i was a child, i sang the anthem with pride / it stood for justice, peace, and human rights."
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The first concert I ever attended was at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in the summer of 1998. Hanson was making their Toronto debut as part of the band's inaugural Albertane tour. I proudly memorized every song on that neon orange Middle of Nowhere CD. Fast forward two decades. Hanson is currently gearing up to embark on their 13th tour.
Lovato said she "never thought" she would be comfortable with a nude shoot.
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There is a distinction between two kinds of rights held by copyright owners: economic rights and moral rights. Any Canadian politicians seeking to use a musical work at a public event should be aware of the legal issues that may arise when a work is directly linked with a political party or message.
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The NMC should enhance the musical landscape in Calgary by becoming a focal point for activity, and create a bridge to the music industry across the country. It will be a hub for community events and activities in Calgary's East Village, a key part of that area's redevelopment. It will spur cultural tourism and likely be a catalyst for employment in commercial music and related sectors.
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As the summer draws to a close, we look forward only to the rigidity of back-to-school bro-fests organized by student unions. The life of a touring musician is far from glamorous, summer festivals or winter club shows. But at the end of the day that adrenaline rush of playing a show -- any show -- makes it all worthwhile.
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The problem with this particular group of guys isn't that they invoked the Vietnam War at all, it's that they did it for a really shitty reason. To suggest that any subject matter be restricted to any artist is a low-key expression of censorship and should be resisted. Politically sensitive, controversial imagery needs to be available; to declare it off-limits infantilizes the role of music and art, and our expectations from it.
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Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield says life is much different now that he's not commanding the International Space Station(ISS), but he says life is just as fulfilling here on Earth. Two year...
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I used to watch award shows when a lot of the hype was about which artist won and who performed the best. Some of the most buzz-worthy parts of the show would include an artist doing something pretty impressive. This year's MTV Video Music Awards were a little different. I'm not sure if I saw anything impressive, but I did have at least five moments where I was thinking "WTF?"
Growing up in Rockland County, New York, Bishop Nehru stood out in high school. He dressed differently than most of his peers, and listened to different music. He had different priorities. Although at times being the odd man out could feel alienating, this experience turned out to be what author Malcolm Gladwell calls a desirable difficulty.
In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more. Meet Hamilton 2.0. A city that is organically and strategically turning into what some are saying could be Canada's answer to the movement that inspired a modern Brooklyn.
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It's that time of year again, when thousands of music lovers try on unicorn outfits, clean out onesie retailers, dig up ID cards, re-jig work schedules and frantically seek rideshares. Shambhala 2015...
"No Pop" is about changing this self-imposed, self-perpetuating wheel of regulation and can do so without condescension toward the pursuit of monetary success. All that would need to, and should, change, is the perception of what makes music "commercial."
The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers travelled 5,000 kilometres from Whitehorse to perform onstage at the Aboriginal Pavilion, as part of the 17-day Indigenous arts, culture and sports festival that ran parallel to the Pan Am Games.
Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.
What could be more magical than seeing a musical under the stars?
Ray bans. Red vines. Go train station stops in the suburbs. Shorts and high heels. Green tea ice cream. Beautiful girls from countries I've never heard of. Fresh fish, cockroaches and late-night club crawlers in Chinatown. I'm Anjulie. I sing and write pop music. These are the images I have of my summers in Toronto and this was my soundtrack.
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If you missed Bestival a few weeks back on Toronto Island, then you missed out on a lot. Including a stupidly amazing performance by Canada's own, Grandtheft. I caught up with the much-talked-about-DJ...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was released from jail late Monday night after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where his son is on...
When Amy Bronee was writing "The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes," she dreamed up a jam that combines juicy ripe pears and amaretto, an almond-flavoured Italian liqueur.When she made i...
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In June of 2009, I wrote a small article about a woman in her fifties named Frances Eby. Fran makes YouTube videos of herself strumming and singing Morrissey songs. The videos caught my attention beca...
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I love to listen to all kinds of music. Previously I wrote a blog on "The Top Ten Reasons Why The Symphony Is Cool." Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Gail Suderman, Artistic Director, G...
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"Everybody wants to know, why I sing the blues." I was 12 years old, my small fingers were fumbling across the frets of a Tokai -- a knock-off Fender Stratocaster so close to the real thing, I was tol...
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"Here I am going through it, and I'm still on a skateboard. It's a different visual of what menopause looks like. I just thought, I've got a big mouth, why don't I take one for the team and put it out there? If it helps take the trepidation away for just one woman, then it's worth it."
LOS ANGELES, - The latest posting on Joni Mitchell's website says the Canadian folk icon is continuing to improve and getting stronger every day.The 71-year-old was found unconscious in her home Tuesd...
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I attended the taping of BET's 'Black Girls Rock' award show in Newark, New Jersey. Since my blog talks about all things a "hot mess," I decided to ask the carpet walkers for some advice on a living hot mess-free!
The overwhelming majority of commentary regarding Tidal's launch has been negative, focused narrowly on the over-the-top melodrama of the press conference, and the fact that the artist-owners are already rich.