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  • Saskatoon musician hopes to get guitar back after it's stolen from his car

    Saskatoon musician hopes to get guitar back after it's stolen from his car

    Matt Joyal is trying to stay positive that his “very precious” instrument will be returned after someone smashed his car window and stole it outside a Saskatoon venue. His Gretsch Black Phoenix guitar, custom pedals and cables were all stolen after his band Zelda Belladonna and the Deadly Nightshades played a show at Amigos Cantina […]
  • Town Talk: Gala raises $5.95 million for cancer care and a surgical robot

    Town Talk: Gala raises $5.95 million for cancer care and a surgical robot

    STARS SHONE: Heading into the Vancouver Convention Centre West’s window-walled ballroom, Night of a Thousand Stars gala chair Nancey Nanji said she expected to raise “maybe $3.4 million” for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Husband Noordin Nanji, QC, chairs the foundation’s board. The 22nd annual event’s take was already earmarked for advanced cancer care […]
  • On the road since 1956, the Glenn Miller Orchestra still in the mood for some swing

    On the road since 1956, the Glenn Miller Orchestra still in the mood for some swing

    In the mid-1990s, when Nick Hilscher was a high school student in Marietta, Ga., his teenage soundtrack was different than most. “As some guys were leaving the parking lot listening to hip-hop, I had my old 1965 truck with the windows rolled down listening to The Dukes of Dixieland,” says Hilscher. “And just as loud […]
  • Contrasting emotions with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus

    Contrasting emotions with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus

    As the city heads into the holiday season, there will be mixed feelings to contend: On one hand, there will be fun and merriment with friends and family. On the other hand, the wintry song of window scrapers will once again start your days. The latest Regina Philharmonic Chorus show is also one of contrasts. […]
  • Robot Hive is meticulously shaping its unique sound

    Robot Hive is meticulously shaping its unique sound

    The music industry has always, and will always, be a continuous cycle of bands beginning and ending. While some bands may turn a spur of the moment opportunity into a fulfilling lifelong career, the reality is that many artists only benefit from a small window of success in their musical endeavours. This is generally due […]
  • In photos: Arcade Fire's Kanpe fundraiser for Haiti draws crowd

    In photos: Arcade Fire's Kanpe fundraiser for Haiti draws crowd

    The fundraiser drew a crowd of masked music and dance enthusiasts who came to see members of Arcade Fire, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, DJ Windows 98 and others.
  • Video: The Sheepdog’s ‘I’m Gonna Be Myself’

    Video: The Sheepdog’s ‘I’m Gonna Be Myself’

    'I’m Gonna Be Myself' is The Sheepdog’s homage to biker flicks from the 60’s and 70’s, and offers a window into the motorcycle subculture that went hand in hand with music of the era
  • Review: Ricky Martin's loco Latin success a highlight of Bell Centre show

    Review: Ricky Martin's loco Latin success a highlight of Bell Centre show

    Martin can be viewed less seriously as a fleeting crossover sensation for a six-year window from 1999-2005 when he released three English albums, or as a lifelong entertainer in his native tongue who got his start in his teens with boy band Menudo.
  • Review: Thomas Dolby, a lighthouse, electro-pop and film

    Review: Thomas Dolby, a lighthouse, electro-pop and film

    As a child, Thomas Morgan Robertson was mesmerized by the flashing cadence of the nearby Orford Ness lighthouse coming through his bedroom window. Now the centuries-old beacon in East Anglia, Great Britain, has come to signify a world passing away into the vagueries of memory to the 55-year-old English musician who goes by Thomas Dolby.
  • Darcy James Argue constructs a story through sound

    Darcy James Argue constructs a story through sound

    The first sounds you hear on Brooklyn Babylon, the magnificent 53-minute opus by Darcy James Argue and his Secret Society orchestra, come from the Canadian composer’s open window on his adopted city.

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