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Toronto, ON, Canada

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Yes, Juno-nominated songs are getting shorter

Songs are getting shorter in the streaming age. Want proof? Three of the five nominated songs up for single of the year at Monday’s Juno Awards are less than three minutes long → Read More

Horn virtuoso was known for his sensuously lyrical sound

After performing with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, he became a founding member of the Boss Brass orchestra, as well as being a studio player and Juno-winning solo artist → Read More

New documentary 299 Queen Street West tracks how MuchMusic became a star-making machine

Premiering at SXSW in March, the documentary captures the long-forgotten glory days of the plucky Canadian music video channel → Read More

Nadya Kwadibens on what it means to be Toronto’s new photo laureate

With her work, Nadya Kwadibens is seeking to portray a brighter, more diverse picture for Indigenous people who are often portrayed in history books, museums and the media as once-great, frozen stoic or forever troubled → Read More

Divine Brown presents revolutionary ideas with the jazzy docu-concert Billie, Sarah, and Ella

For Brown, race was an unavoidable subject in her new stage production about the Black, female icons Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald → Read More

Wholesome band The King’s Singers flirt with controversy after Florida venue cancels their show

British a cappella group embarks on Canadian tour after concert at Pensacola Christian College was cancelled as the group became collateral damage in America’s culture wars → Read More

Five concerts and albums to carry you through until spring

Filling the music gap between the Grammys and the Juno Awards → Read More

Bruce Springsteen’s Canadian dates include Manitoba for first time ever

The 73-year-old rock icon and his E Street Band’s North American tour includes a debut Winnipeg concert at the city’s Canada Life Centre on Nov. 10 → Read More

An appreciation: What the world needs now is Burt Bacharach, sweet Bacharach

Loss of Bacharach’s songwriting is a reminder of an incredible era of art that may never be duplicated → Read More

Calgary-born drummer gave Three Dog Night its infectious beat

He graced the cover of Rolling Stone magazine alongside his bandmates and played on 10 albums that achieved gold or platinum status with the melodic hitmakers → Read More

Applications open for Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grants

For consideration, writers must apply at the foundation’s website by April 25 → Read More

Grammys 2023: The best and worst moments from this year’s awards

Beyoncé sets a new record for all-time wins, Viola Davis hits EGOT status, Bonnie Raitt takes home the surprise win of the night → Read More

With their new film about Irwin Cotler, married Montreal filmmakers make a stand for human rights

Irene Lilienheim Angelico and Abbey Jack Neidik’s First to Stand centres on Cotler’s groundbreaking activism → Read More

With Queen of Me, Shania Twain wants you to wake up feeling like a rock star

The pop-country icon talks about her ‘new’ voice and a belated Nashville acceptance → Read More

It’s a long sad farewell to 20th-century rock heroes and the vanishing world they represent

The death of Television’s Tom Verlaine comes on the heels of the passing of David Crosby, Jeff Back and Christine McVie → Read More

The nuanced music series New World Beat is well worth watching, if you can find it

New World Beat currently exists only in the backwaters of the digital cable world on the Portuguese-language station Camoes TV → Read More

Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations among the must-see dance productions this spring

On Feb. 3, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater arrives in Toronto as a beloved institution → Read More

Maestro Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra into Toronto for the final time as music director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is returning to Toronto for the first time since 1914 → Read More

After Ticketmaster’s terrible year, this is how the concert business can be redeemed

After a series of public-relations nightmares over surging prices, website crashes and extra charges, here’s what has to happen to fix a broken system → Read More

Original Anne of Green Gables manuscript from 1905 is now readable online

New digital exhibition allows viewers to explore author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s handwritten original text and revisions of iconic novel on an interactive website → Read More