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David Francey, the painter, goes on tour

Beloved Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey is embarking on a different kind of tour to launch his brand new album, the Broken Heart of Everything — which comes out tomorrow, by the way. He’s travelling with an exhibit of his paintings. ...
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Safe as Houses – “Alive” (Video)

Safe as Houses is a young, five-piece band from the Kitchener-Waterloo area that appears to have largely flown under the radar up to this point, despite having two previous albums to its credit. This new video might change all that. ...
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Buckman Coe: activist roots, activist soul (Audio)

Rick Buckman Coe is such an uplifting human being that scientists should really study him as a possible cure for depression.  I had the pleasure of doing publicity for his last album, the Reggae-based, globally-infused Malama Ka ’Aina, and I could’ve ...
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Jeremy Dutcher: Where Indigenous tradition meets opera (audio)

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained composer and opera singer and member of the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick.     His debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, was inspired by Jeremy’s search for classical music that dealt with Indigenous issues or was ...
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Benefit concerts for bluesman Jason Buie’s family start tomorrow night

You know you’ve made an impression on the world when your untimely death prompts people across the country to hold benefit concerts for your family.  Victoria bluesman Jason Buie was that kind of guy. Buie died suddenly Mar. 22 at ...
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David Francey – “Lonely Road” (video)

David Francey launches his new album, The Broken Heart of Everything, on Apr. 20.   It’s a beautiful, reflective album that includes several songs about dearly departed friends and loved ones, happy memories of childhood, the not-so-glamorous aspects of life on ...
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Kiran Ahluwalia launches her new album with a Love Fest

If I told you that Kiran Ahluwalia’s new album was inspired by acts of cultural intolerance, you might be forgiven for suspecting a certain U.S. president as the inspiration. After all, the Juno-winning Canadian chanteuse, who was born in Patna, ...