By: Samantha Lapierre – The Spice Girls released their first album, Spice, 20 years ago today. I was pretty young when I was first introduced to them, but I remember being absolutely fascinated with the music video for “Wannabe”. Their outfits were colourful, they were dancing on tables, and they just didn’t care. Over the years I … Continue reading
Photos by: Jaime Espinoza – Writer, musician, actor, comedian, screenwriter and playwright, Steve Martin joined AGO Curator Andrew Hunter in conversation yesterday afternoon and explored the iconic paintings of Lawren S. Harris, his influence on 20th century art and the process of putting together the upcoming exhibition, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The exhibition … Continue reading
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – In his speech (and tribute) to Director X for his Special Achievement award, Kardinal Offishall made a key distinction between the MMVAs or MTV VMAs and the Prism Prize. “The MMVAs reward songs. They don’t really care about cinematography or art direction.” But that’s exactly what we were all there to praise … Continue reading
By: Maria Popova – Music has a powerful grip on our emotional brain. It can breathe new life into seemingly lifeless minds. But if there is indeed no music instinct, music — not just its creation, but also its consumption — must be an acquired skill. How, then, do we “learn” music beyond merely understanding how it works? How do … Continue reading
Photos by: CARAS – It was a victorious weekend for The Weeknd, who earned an outstanding total of five JUNO Awards during the 45th annual music awards last night in Calgary. The alternative R&B sensation scooped up two statuettes for Single of the Year and Album of the Year during the live broadcast at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Having already won … Continue reading
Photos by: CARAS – Canada’s biggest music stars, including: Nickelback, Walk Off The Earth, Young Empires, Brett Kissel, Lights, Marianas Trench, Scott Helman, and Death From Above 1979 walked the red carpet prior to the 2016 JUNO Awards at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary last night.
Photos by: CARAS – The 2016 JUNO Songwriters’ Circle brought together some of the most talented Canadian singer-songwriters last night including Matthew Good, Paul Brandt, Old Man Luedecke, Autumn Hill, Alex Cuba, Ria Mae, and Alan Doyle, where they shared songs and stories on stage.
Photos by: CARAS – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) crowned 35 new JUNO Award winners during the 2016 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards last night in Calgary. Following a hugely successful year with the release of his chart-topping album Beauty Behind the Madness, alternative R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd scored a hat-trick tonight, snagging wins for Artist of the Year, … Continue reading
Photos by: CARAS – One of the most popular events of JUNO Week, JUNO Fan Fare, gives Canadian music fans the opportunity to meet their favourite artists. The event, which took place this afternoon at the Chinook Centre in Calgary this afternoon, featured several 2016 JUNO nominees including: Alessia Cara, Autumn Hill, Brett Kissel, Chad Brownlee, Dean Brody, Dear Rouge, Francesco Yates, George Canyon, Marianas … Continue reading
Photos by: CARAS – The 2016 JUNO Week continued last night with a celebrity fundraising hockey game at Max Bell Arena in Calgary in support of MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS. NHL Greats including: Brad Dalgarno (New York Islanders), Curtis Glencross (Calgary Flames), Jamie Macoun (Calgary Flames), Jesse Lumsden (Olympian), Jim Peplinski (Calgary Flames), Mark Napier (Montréal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo … Continue reading