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Canadian Countermeasure Brings Syrian Children’s Choir To Washington, DC

 
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Some Canadian ingenuity has saved the day for a chorus of 60 Syrian children new to Canada who have found a way around Trump’s travel ban and will be seen and heard in Washington, DC. Nai Kids Choir has no beef with American politics, but unwittingly they have trumped Trump’s homeland security plan.

 
 


 


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Slaight Music Lab 2017 graduates L-R - Gary Slaight, Jonathan Kawchuk, Lora Bidner, Virginia Kilbertus, Sarah Slean, Marc Jordan. Photo: Ernesto Di Stefano/George Pimentel Photography
 

 


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Brother Jake Edwards Set To Retire Daily Show At Week’s End

 
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The Maritimer has made a name for himself and the radio stations where he has worked across the east coast, mid-west, Toronto, and Vancouver. His antics, voice and creative punch have both frosted and engaged listeners, and that’s what has made Jake Jake. This Friday he hangs up his daily on-air antics after more than four decades in front of the microphone.

 
 

 


In 1981, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau awarded Joni Mitchell a place in the Hall of Fame. Pic:Thomas Szlukovenyi, Globe and Mail
 

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Juno Hall Of Fame Refresh Expected Before Next Year’s Roll Call

 
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The debate about how to induct a large number of names from the past into the Juno’s Canadian Hall of Fame is ongoing, but we have some backgrounder on how the discussions are evolving and a whiff of news suggesting agreement on a new process is underway.

 
 


 


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Five Questions With… Ben Kunder

 
FYI clock icon Jun 26, 2018
 

The Toronto songsmith’s second album, Better Human, comes out this week and features some prominent guests. In this interview, he describes its creation, his growing confidence as a songwriter and performer, and a memorable night in Ireland.

 
 


 


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Music News Digest, June 27, 2018

 
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Brett Kissel (pictured) announces the second leg of his marathon Canadian tour, a new venue opens in Edmonton, and drug casualties at Escapade fest. Others in the news include Ben Kunder, Music Canada Live, Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Brave fest, Lori Yates, Call The Office, Halifax Jazz Festival, Music PEI, Jr. Gone Wild, and a farewell to The Left Banke’s George Cameron. Videos added for your enjoyment.

 
 


 


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Music Biz Headlines, June 27, 2018

 
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Gordon Lightfoot discusses his love affair with Massey Hall, audiobooks attract emotional engagement, and those annoying concert loudmouths. Also in the headlines are Anita Baker, a new Canadian opera, crazy rap, Partner, Poptone, David Clayton-Thomas, Tom Cochrane, Ian Hampton, Tona, Supersonic, MorMor, and Ottawa Bluesfest.

 
 


 


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Careers: June 26, 2018

 
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From entry positions to executive directors, we’ve got ’em all from Dawson City to Yonge & Dundas. Be you a writer, producer, musician, accountant, lawyer or just entering the workforce, we’ve scanned the recruitment ads and updated the weekly list.  Please share!

 
 


 


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Nielsen Market Watch Facts & Figures: June 21, 2018

 
FYI clock icon Jun 25, 2018
 

Here is this week’s Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year. This chart is published every Tuesday. The abbreviation…

 
 



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Great Lake Swimmers: Alone But Not Alone

The internationally-acclaimed Toronto folk-rockers tease a new album with this single. Inspired by ’60s AM radio rock, it is breezier than most GLS fare, though mainman Tony Dekker’s plaintive voice remains recognisable.




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