• Naomi Judd Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression

    Naomi Judd has stepped back into the spotlight to discuss her battle with a mental illness.
    The country superstar revealed on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with severe depression.Naomi Judd attends the 2016 Pet Hero Awards at Gotham Hall on October 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
    “What I’ve been through is extreme. My final diagnosis was severe depression,” Judd told Robin Roberts during the interview.
    "Treatment resis
  • Gord Downie Weeps After Given Spirit Name 'Man Who Walks Among The Stars'

    Gord Downie closed his eyes and wept while indigenous leaders honoured him for his work bringing new national attention to Canada’s sordid legacy of residential schools.
    The Tragically Hip frontman was wrapped in a star blanket — representative of love, kindness, protection and warmth — during the Assembly of First Nations special chiefs meeting in Gatineau, Que. on Tuesday.
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Gord Downie is honoured with a blanketing ceremony by Assembly
  • Grammy Nominations 2017: Beyoncé Leads The Pack

    NEW YORK — The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyoncé's lemonade.
    The pop star is the leader of the 2017 Grammys with nine nominations, including bids for album of the year with "Lemonade,'' and song and record of the year with "Formation.'' The singer, who already has 20 Grammys, is also the first artist to earn nominations in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year.
    Behind Beyoncé are Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West, who scored eight nominations each.Beyo
  • Lady Gaga Reveals She Has PTSD: 'I Suffer From A Mental Illness'

    Pop icon Lady Gaga has revealed an ongoing battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), part of the emotional fallout from having been raped as a teenager.The singer-songwriter made the revelation during a television interview on Monday at a New York homeless shelter for gay and lesbian (LGBT) youth.
    "I told the kids today that I suffer from a mental illness — I suffer from PTSD," said Gaga, speaking to NBC television's "Today Show" program.Lady Gaga attends the British Fashion Award
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  • Woman Calls Cops After Dude Keeps Whistling 'Closing Time'

    Is "Closing Time" by American band Semisonic a good song? Or is it actually a lullaby that garbage bags sing to their rubbish offspring every night?It's the latter. We might never know, but one thing is for sure: whistling the song repeatedly can apparently drive people crazy.
    Take the case of a woman in Oregon, who called the cops earlier this month to report a man "obnoxiously" whistling the '90s hit near her driveway.
    The woman told the whistler to "shut up" after he repeatedly pushed the sou
  • 500 Miles (From Donald Trump) Will Have You Humming For The Next 4 Years

    Disillusionment and anger over the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has sparked protests, warnings, and concern. Well, now there's a damn catchy tune.Da da da (da da da)!
    John Johnston put his feelings about Trump to The Proclaimers' hit from the late '80s, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)." He wrote the lyrics as part of an event called Weird Al Karaoke, which features people performing original parody songs.
    Da da da (da da da)!
    Johnson is a Brit originally from Shepherd's Bush in London, a
  • The Arts Make A Surprising Ally In Raising Climate Awareness

    When I was in school, my favourite subjects were math and the sciences -- fields well suited to a personality that thrived on facts, data and certainty.
    My least favourite subjects were humanities and the arts. They introduced vagueness, interpretation and other uncomfortable notions that challenged my neat black-and-white views of the world.
    But with the wisdom of a few years, I've come to appreciate that not everyone sees the world through the frank lens of science. That's partly why, despite
  • Restore The Rights Of Canada's Music Creators

    Graham Henderson is president and CEO of Music Canada.By Graham Henderson
    (Adapted from his Nov. 1, 2016 speech to The Economic Club of Canada)
    In 2003, the idea that creators were entering a new Golden Age was widely embraced by artists, the media, policymakers and others worldwide.Peer-to-peer file sharing had become the default way for people to access music for free, and the iPod had taken mobile digital music into the mainstream. The digital era, it was believed, would usher in a utopia fo
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  • Make The Music Industry Fair Again For Canada's Creators

    Graham Henderson is president and CEO of Music Canada.By Graham Henderson
    (Adapted from his Nov. 1, 2016 speech to The Economic Club of Canada)
    In 2003, the idea that creators were entering a new Golden Age was widely embraced by artists, the media, policymakers and others worldwide.Peer-to-peer file sharing had become the default way for people to access music for free, and the iPod had taken mobile digital music into the mainstream. The digital era, it was believed, would usher in a utopia fo
  • Selena Gomez Gives Tearful AMAs 2016 Speech: 'I Was Absolutely Broken'

    LOS ANGELES — Selena Gomez told the American Music Awards audience that even though she had everything, "I was absolutely broken.''
    Gomez made the remarks Sunday as she accepted the award for favourite pop/rock female artist.
    In her first public appearance since taking time off to treat depression and anxiety, the 24-year-old singer acknowledged that the public knows "a lot of my life, whether I like it or not.''Selena Gomez accepts the award for Favorite Female Artist - Pop/Rock onstage d
  • Singing Leonard Cohen Songs Keeps The Darkness At Bay

    As a teenager growing up in Vancouver in the 70's, I was always enamoured of a tale my mother told that, if fate had dictated, could have made me Leonard Cohen's love child.
    It was 1966 and he was a young poet on tour. She was a 22-year-old half-Lebanese beauty, working my father through university. I was a good two years away from incarnation.
    They met at one of his readings on SFU campus, and she invited him for a dinner oftaboulehand svihah, giving him her number. A few hours later he rang, b
  • Michael J. Fox Strikes A Familiar Pose Rocking Out At Fundraiser For Parkinson's Disease Research

    He's still got it.
    Actor and activist Michael J. Fox rocked out on stage with Dave Matthews Band over the weekend, performing the classic song "All Along the Watchtower."
    It was part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation's annual gala in New York City, called "A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to Cure Parkinson's"The Canadian-born actor's performance was a sweet reminder of a certain high school dance in "Back To The Future," one of Fox's most famous films.
    Enchantment Under The Sea, anyone?
    Fox has
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  • Leonard Cohen's Son, Adam, Shares Raw Tribute To Late Father

    Shortly after burying his father with close family and friends Saturday, Adam Cohen posted a touching tribute to his late dad, Leonard Cohen."There’s so much I wish I could thank him for, just one last time," the 44-year-old writes. "I’d thank him for the comfort he always provided, for the wisdom he dispensed, for the marathon conversations, for his dazzling wit and humor."
    Leonard Cohen, performs live onstage at De Doelen (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty)
    The legendary Canadia
  • Kate McKinnon SNL Cold Opening Stuns With "Hallelujah"

    "Saturday Night Live" punctuated the U.S. election with sharp, funny, and ironic comedy sketches. It decided to take a more sombre turn in the first show since Donald Trump's presidential victory.
    Kate McKinnon reprised her Hillary Clinton character, dressed in a cream pantsuit, but this time seated at a piano.
    Then she put a voice to how millions of people have felt this week. (Watch video above.)
    In three minutes, McKinnon's "Hallelujah" brought into focus a broken nation, a search for answers
  • 22 Of The Coolest People From Mississauga

    A 30-minute commute from Toronto, Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city.Home of the "The Marilyn Monroe Towers" and quaint neighbourhoods like Streetsville and Port Credit, the city actually has a larger population than Vancouver and Quebec City.
    And with so much history that goes back to the 1600s, Mississauga has developed quite the charm as well as an array of talent.
    Even Colonel Sanders, the man behind KFC, lived in the city between 1965 to 1980 when he launched his fast-food chain in
  • Here's Leonard Cohen's Version Of 'Hallelujah' To Listen To 100 Times Today

    Canadian music legend Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, and as a result, so many of us are going back to his 1984 hit, "Hallelujah."
    The song, which was written and originally released by Cohen on the album "Various Positions," has been covered by artists like Jeff Buckley,k.d. lang, John Cale and more, Billboard reports.
    It was even played at the 2011 state ceremony for NDP leader Jack Layton and also repeatedly on VH1 after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
    According to
  • Here's Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' To Listen To 100 Times Today

    Canadian music legend Leonard Cohen passed away on Thursday at the age of 82, and as a result, so many of us are going back to his 1984 hit, "Hallelujah."
    The song, which was written and originally released by Cohen on the album "Various Positions," has been covered by artists like Jeff Buckley,k.d. lang, John Cale and more, Billboard reports.
    It was even played at the 2011 state ceremony for NDP leader Jack Layton and also repeatedly on VH1 after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
    According to
  • Canadian Musicians Pay Tribute To Leonard Cohen

    TORONTO — For many Canadian musicians who grew up listening to and being inspired by Leonard Cohen, his death on Thursday hit the saddest of notes.
    "I was just surprised, you know?'' said singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith in an interview from his Toronto home, as a Cohen song played softly in the background.
    Sexsmith called him a man of wisdom and an artist who raised the bar "pretty high for all us mortals.''Leonard Cohen performs live for fans at Rod Laver Arena on November 20, 2013 in Melb
  • Leonard Cohen Was Our Heart Of Darkness

    Leave it to Leonard Cohen, popular music's prophet of dark poetics, to flee his mortal coil at the bleakest moment possible.
    In a world where hate now stalks the highest corridors of power and roams high school hallways and social media side streets we are left here alone to mourn the loss of our man, the fedora-adorned intoner of pop parables that warned us this would happen:
    Everybody knows that the dice are loadedEverybody rolls with their fingers crossedEverybody knows the war is overEveryb
  • Leonard Cohen Songs To Ease The Loss Of The Legendary Artist

    He brought heartbreak, love, and redemption to life. His poetry burned bright against the music of his songs.That was Leonard Cohen. And now he's gone.The beloved Canadian poet, author, artist and musician died Thursday at age 82. But the music — his iconic music — transcends.From the ubiquitous "Hallelujah" with its many covers by a multitude of adoring superstars to the tortured longing of "Suzanne" to the menacing "Everybody Knows," his artistry is woven into the fabric of Canadia
  • CMAs Deny Removing Beyoncé-Dixie Chicks Performance From Their Sites

    It was one of the most talked about performances of 2016: Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks teamed up at the 2016 CMAs on Nov. 2 to perform "Daddy Lessons" from Bey's hit album, "Lemonade."
    However, people soon noticed that the show-stopping performance was removed from the CMA website and their social media accounts..@CountryMusic, why did you delete your tweets referring to @Beyonce's performance at the #CMAawards50?— deray mckesson (@deray) November 3, 2016On Thursday, the CMAs regram
  • Taylor Swift Is 2016's Highest-Paid Woman In Music

    Presiding over Forbes' annual ranking of earnings for women in music is Taylor Swift, estimated to have accrued $170m USD in 2016 compared to next highest earner, Adele, at $80.5m.
    Swift's earning power comes from her global concert tour, the 1989 World Tour, an 85-show, eight-month event that pulled in over $250m.
    She has also sold 3 million albums or album equivalents and engaged in endorsements for Apple, Diet Coke, Keds and other branded commercial products.
    While concert tours and advertisi
  • Beyoncé Wows Country Stars With 2016 CMAs Performance Of 'Daddy Lessons'

    Beyoncé on Wednesday seized the spotlight at the Country Music Association Awards by cheerily performing a fusion song, in a powerful if unstated message on US race relations.
    The pop superstar, whose appearance at the awards in Nashville had not been previously announced, took the stage without an introduction and sang a track off her latest album with country veterans Dixie Chicks seamlessly joining in.
    The song, "Daddy Lessons," already had a country twang but the live version went ful
  • Céline Dion's Tribute To Late Husband René Angélil Will Warm Your Heart

    Let's make one thing clear: Céline Dion is still deeply in love with her late husband.The 48-year-old singer attended the Adisq Gala over the weekend in Montreal to accept an award on behalf of René Angélil.Angélil, who was Dion's manager for many years, was a big name in Quebec's music industry."Not only [was he] one of the greatest visionaries of the Quebec music industry. He was also one of the biggest fans of musical artists that ever existed," Dion said, accordin
  • Lady Gaga's 'Carpool Karaoke' Ride With James Corden Is The Best One Yet

    Holy vocals!
    Lady Gaga was the most recent guest on James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" segment on Tuesday, and let's just say it is a performance that will go down in "Carpool Karaoke" history.
    The 30-year-old singer and the host of the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" drove down the busy streets of L.A. singing some of Gaga's biggest hits like, "Poker Face," "Bad Romance" and "Born This Way." The duo even threw in a version of O-Town's 2011 single, "Liquid Dreams."
    And in true Gaga fashion,
  • Dean Brody On Songwriting: 'My Failures Have Made Me Better'

    Canadian country star Dean Brody is a major success now, but when he was just starting out as a songwriter, he says there were a lot of failures.
    "I think of my early songwriting days, I wrote some terrible songs, like shitty songs," the 41-year-old "Upside down" singer told the Huffington Post Canada in the video above."So... you learn from your mistakes until you get better... certainly as a songwriter, my failures have made me better."
    The artist has certainly come a long way from performing
  • Literature Has Long Been Radicalized By Music

    Bob Dylan's recent win of the Nobel Prize in Literature has raised eyebrows and has come with mixed feelings within the literati community. There are persons who see the academy's decision to award Dylan this coveted prize as "misguided and questioned whether songwriting, however brilliant," deserves to be ranked at the same standard as literature.
    In The New York Times article, "Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature," the writers commented that the selection of Dylan t
  • Mike Downie: Let's Do More To Embrace Indigenous Canadians

    Mike Downie, second from left; Pearl Wenjack, third from left; and Gord Downie, fifth from left, participate in WE Day Toronto on Oct. 19, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo: Vito Amati)
    Gord Downie was a special guest at WE Day Toronto. He wanted to be there to share his message with us. A few years ago Gord read an article that had been published in Macleans magazine in 1967, "The Lonely Death of Chanie Wenjack." Those of us at WE Day understood this and the call to action that comes with
  • The US Border Is Killing Canadian Bands

    On a map, Toronto looks like a great city for a band to be based in -- Detroit, Chicago, New York, Philly, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Boston are all within a day's drive. Unfortunately though, thousands of dollars in fees and a quagmire of paperwork stand between Canadian bands and US audiences.Canadian groups headed to America have two choices: Stump up $2000-$5000 in border fees and union dues and wait weeks for a permit, or go without and risk a two to five year personal ban from
  • Details Of Taylor Swift's Alleged Groping Incident In 2013 Become Public

    New details of an alleged groping incident involving singer Taylor Swift and former DJ David Mueller have recently been made public by a judge.According to Billboard, last week a judge decided to seal a photo of the 26-year-old at a June 2013 meet-and-greet where the former DJ allegedly groped her.
    However, as the judge denied Swift's request to withhold other evidence in the case, the transcript of her July 26 deposition has been released.
    In the transcript, it notes the "Blank Space" singer's
  • 23 Of The Coolest People From Scarborough

    A vibrant suburb in Toronto's east-end, Scarborough is home to some of the country's biggest talent.
    With a reported population of 625,930 people according to the 2011 Census, the most popular communities in the suburb include those who speak Tamil, Cantonese and Tagalog. Oh, and who can forget all of the great food?
    The athletes, musicians, artists and people in showbiz in the slideshow below were either born and/or raised in Scarborough, attended school there or fully rep the suburb wherever t
  • Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Prize For Singing Support Of Israel

    Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan gives his first concert in Israel after his 20-year career in music, Sept. 6, 1987, in Tel Aviv. (Photo: AP Photo/Anat Givon)
    I'm sure that the Swedish Academy that gave Bob Dylan this year's Nobel Prize in Literature didn't count on another Nobel literature winner dying on the same day.Dario Fo, the Italian playwright, actor-comedian and all around political blowhard, won the award in 1997 for what the Nobel committee said was his emulation of the gestures in the Mi
  • I'm Always The Outsider As A Black Woman In Entertainment

    It's hard to keep going sometimes. I know that sounds a bit ridiculous coming from a moderately successful, full-time comedian. Really, what do I have to complain about? I can travel earth working 20 to 40 minutes a night. For a long time I was the only black female doing stand up in Canada. Yes, the whole country. I did not fit in with my peers. The only thing that as kept me in this business is my passion for my job.
    The truth is, I have always felt like an outsider in this industry -- and I a
  • Beyonce's Ear Bleeds During Tidal Concert, She Keeps On Performing Like A Queen

    Us mere mortals would probably go home if we ripped our ear so badly it bled. Not Beyoncé.
    On Saturday, the singer was performing at a benefit concert for Tidal when she experienced a small injury that would sideline most other artists: the 35-year-old Grammy winner tore her ear, but when it started bleeding, she didn't stop her incredible performance.According to Us Weekly, Bey had just ended her first song of the evening, "6 Inch," when her earring seemed to get caught on her long braid
  • Randy Travis Stuns Country Music Hall Of Fame Crowd By Singing 'Amazing Grace'

    NASHVILLE - Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace'' during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    The Grammy-winning baritone singer battled back from the stroke in 2013 to sing again during the medallion ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. He was inducted along with fiddler Charlie Daniels and record producer Fred Foster.
    Fellow artists including Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson, Brad
  • The Bee Gees' 'Stayin' Alive' Helps Save Woman's Life

    We can't make this stuff up.
    Thanks to The Bee Gees' hit song "Stayin' Alive," a New York subway worker is alive.
    Monique Brathwaite was electrocuted after falling on a third rail, which powers trains, after tripping on roadbed. Her coworker performed CPR to the beat of the 1977 tune, which ultimately saved Brathwaite's life.The Bee Gees in 1977.
    The 35-year-old mom, who was hospitalized last week, told the New York Daily News that she has no memory about her fall or that her colleague David Mar
  • Gord Downie Opens Up About Struggling With Memory Loss

    Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip is doing his first sit-down interview since he revealed his brain cancer diagnosis in May.
    The 52-year-old Canadian musician will speak to The National's Peter Mansbridge on Thursday on everything from his aggressive cancer, the band and his latest solo album, "Secret Path," which was inspired by an Ojibway boy who died in 1966 after running away from an Ontario residential school.
    During the two-minute interview preview, the singer opens up about his ongoing st
  • Bride And Her Bridal Party Slay Beyoncé-Themed Wedding Dance

    We've come to expect some kind of entertainment at weddings these days, but this uber-talented bridal party took it to the next — or should we say, Bey — level.
    This past weekend, Canadian singer and dancer Melissa Molinaro got married, but it was her reception that has her guests, and the Internet, buzzing.The former "Making the Band" contestant performed an epic rendition of Beyoncé's "Upgrade U" alongside her bridesmaids/should-be-Beyoncé's-back-up-dancers.The group
  • Hipsters Take Heart - Melted Vinyl Is Bringing Back Classic Rock

    I feel like hipsters are getting knocked a lot more than they should. Sure, their counter-culture coolness and their millennial vantage point is irritating to some of the baby boomers out there, but who cares? Vintage is in, bubblegum pop music is out, and there is a large propensity for flannel from all directions. Even still, people like to point fingers at the weirdos who think they are "cool," but there are a lot of positives coming from hipsterdom, and often from places you'd least expect.
  • James Corden Teams Up With The Backstreet Boys To Bring Back Boy Bands

    James Corden isn't satisfied with modern day boy bands.
    On Tuesday night, "The Late Late Show" host announced his desire to revive '90s-style boy bands. "I'm aware that boy bands haven't gone away, but now they just stand on stage in skinny jeans, wearing Vans sneakers," he said. "Some of them even have the audacity to pick up instruments. That's not what I want in a boy band."
    Corden went on to say what he really wants is boy bands with "matching outfits, synchronized dancing and way over-budge
  • Kaytranada Wins 2016 Polaris Music Prize, Dreams To Hear From Erykah Badu

    This year's Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada has the stamp of approval from Madonna and the adoration of Janet Jackson fans — but he's still holding out for the love of Erykah Badu.
    The Haitian-Canadian producer, 24, wasted little time after winning the Polaris prize for his album "99.9%'' before revealing his dream to collaborate with the soulful "On & On'' singer.
    "Erykah Badu, please holler at me,'' the soft-spoken musician said as he spoke to reporters late Monday.
    "Answer my
  • Gord Downie Announces Two Solo Shows In October To Promote 'Secret Path'

    Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has announced two solo shows for October, set to take place roughly two months after the iconic band wrapped its "Man Machine Poem'' tour with a live broadcast concert that drew millions of viewers.
    Downie is set to play in Ottawa on Oct. 18 and Toronto on Oct. 21 to promote his solo project "Secret Path,'' an album with an accompanying graphic novel and animated film.
    The project is inspired by the story of 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after r
  • Celebrities At TIFF 2016 Re-Interpret Alanis Morissette's 'You Oughta Know'

    We all know the words to the song, but can celebrities do "You Oughta Know" justice?
    W magazine put the stars to the task, when they asked a few select actors and actresses at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival to re-interpret the classic Alanis Morissette song.
    Celebs such as "Sex and the City's" Cynthia Nixon, "Orange is the new Black's" Uzo Aduba, former "Grey's Anatomy" star Sandra Oh, "The Birth of a Nation's" Coleman Domingo (doing a super sexy reading) and more read the famous lyrics and made
  • Ungava Gin Sorry For Using Inuit Culture To Sell Liquor

    A Canadian gin company is apologizing after "crossing an important line" in its use of Inuit imagery to sell liquor.
    But Ungava Gin's admission doesn't quite capture the full measure of what's angered Inuit people.
    Marketing material from Ungava's Facebook page.A campaign from the company included a video that featured a man chanting "Ungava" in a throat-singing style, and showed Inuit people paddling a canoe through a wintry landscape with polar bears and igloos.
    The promotion ran in Europe thr
  • Justin Timberlake Says He Would Collaborate With Britney Spears, Our World Implodes

    This is the best celebrity news we've heard all week, and it's only Wednesday.
    Although Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake haven't been a couple for more than a decade, we still get a case of the swoons when the exes talk about each other.
    Case in point: at the TIFF 2016 premiere of his Netflix concert documentary "Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids," the singer said he would "absolutely" be interested in a collaboration with Ms. Spears, after reporters told him his famous ex said she woul
  • Céline Dion Sings Rap Songs On 'Ellen' And It Is Actually Wonderful

    It's one thing to take a musical artist out of his or her own genre, but if you are Céline Dion, it seems like you can handle just about anything.The Canadian singer and current headliner at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was recently on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to show off her powerhouse voice.The 48-year-old "The Power of Love" singer was asked by the host to sing her own version of famous rap and pop songs.And in true Dion form, she delivered.From Nelly's "Hot in Herre" to Britney Spear
  • Katy Perry Says She'll Work With Taylor Swift 'If She Says Sorry'

    Is it too late now to say sorry? (A Justin Bieber lyric feels appropriate here.)
    Katy Perry revealed on Twitter that she'd collaborate with arch-nemesis Taylor Swift, but with one big condition: the "Bad Blood" singer would have to apologize.
    This revelation came about on the weekend while the 31-year-old singer was chatting with her fans. One Katy Kat asked her if she'd ever work with Swift, to which Perry replied, "if she says sorry, sure!"@HerWonkEye @katycatsophia @camilasviews if she says s
  • Gord Downie To Release New Album And Graphic Novel

    TORONTO — Just weeks after fans bid what they feared could be a final goodbye to beloved Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, the terminally ill singer has revealed he will release a new solo album with an accompanying graphic novel and animated film inspired by the tragedy of Canada's residential school system.
    "Secret Path'' tells the story of a 12-year-old First Nations boy in Ontario named Chanie Wenjack, who died in 1966 after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential S
  • Honens Festival Kicks Off With Performance Of 18-Hour Piano Piece

    A Calgary music festival is kicking off with a marathon performance.A team of 40 pianists is taking shifts approximately every 28 minutes to perform Erik Satie's 18-hour-long piece "Vexations" for the opening of the 2016 Honens Festival.
    The event is an internationally acclaimed piano competition that takes place every three years in Calgary.
    'An appetite for the absurd'Satie's piece, which was composed in 1883, consists of three lines of music played 840 times in succession.“Thank God I&r
  • Taylor Swift And Tom Hiddleston Reportedly Break Up After Three Months

    It's over!
    Nearly three months after the world found out Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were dating (never forget that kiss on the rocks), the couple have broken up, People.com confirms.
    A source told the celebrity news outlet: "It was an amicable split."
    The couple, who dated for three months after meeting at the 2016 Met Gala in May, had a whirlwind romance that included multiple trips around the world, the meeting of both celebs' parents and a "I (heart) T.S." shirt worn by the British actor