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Jann Arden doubles down on Canadian tour, adds 14 more dates

The Calgary-based singer-songwriter will play in 32 cities and towns on her coast-to-coast tour that begins May 16 in Moncton, N.B.

Simple Plan launches fundraiser for children in Ukraine with new music video

When members of Simple Plan sat down to brainstorm concepts for a music video earlier this year, it was hard to ignore one idea that was staring right back at them in Ukrainian filmmaker Jensen Noen.

Citytv launches two platforms for streaming

Canadian television brand Citytv is lifting the curtain on two new streaming options that give viewers a different route to its entertainment and news.

Edmonton rapper Cadence Weapon says he's putting art before money

Canadian hip-hop artist and poet Rollie Pemberton, professionally known as Cadence Weapon, will release a deluxe edition of his Polaris Prize-winning album, Parallel World, on Mar. 24 with six remixes that inject new energy into each verse.

Bryan Adams to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

The venerable Canadian rocker has been named one of the first 2022 inductees, alongside his frequent collaborator and friend, songwriter Jim Vallance.

Donny Gerrard, singer of Skylark's Wildflower, dead at 75

Vancouver-born Donny Gerrard, the lead vocalist of Canadian band Skylark known for their 1972 hit Wildflower, has died after battling cancer.
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'We're fumbling': Tanya Tagaq on capitalism, speaking up, and the need for more memorials

Tagaq spoke to The Canadian Press about her recently released fifth studio album Tongues, finding her voice online and Canada's shameful record on residential school atrocities.

Neil Young is boycotting Spotify, but his greatest hits are still available in Canada

Neil Young severed ties with Spotify this week, but for Canadian listeners many of his classic songs are still streaming on the platform.

Canadian band the Elwins break up as COVID-19 ravages concert schedule

Canadian pop-rock band the Elwins say they've decided to break up as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the future of touring life. 

Canadian Motown singer R. Dean Taylor dead at 82

R. Dean Taylor, the Canadian singer-songwriter on Motown Records who hit No. 1 in 1970 with Indiana Wants Me, has died.

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