Category: Musicians

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

  “Rather than the rise-to-fame narrative of his first concert movie, 2011’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, it amounts to damage control by way of distraction.” Marc Hirsh, Boston Globe The movie Mr. Hirsh is talking about, Bieber’s second cinematic adventure, is Believe. Based on early box office showings—somewhere around $4.5 million in its first five […]

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot

[ 4 ] August 29, 2012 |

Even if you’re not from Canada, if you’re into the folk scene, then you have probably heard of Gordon Lightfoot. The highly decorated singer-songwriter has graced venues all over the world for over five decades, earning himself numerous accolades on his path to become a folk-rock legend.

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Artist Spotlight: Dallas Green

Artist Spotlight: Dallas Green

[ 0 ] August 15, 2012 |

If you have become familiar with either the Canadian folk or hardcore scenes within the last ten years, then you have probably heard the name Dallas Green. Originally from St. Catharines, Ontario, Green was born on September 29, 1980. Named for the Phillies pitcher/manager after their 1980 World Series victory, Green led a relatively quiet […]

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Canuck Quotes: Bruce Cockburn

Canuck Quotes: Bruce Cockburn

[ 0 ] January 14, 2010 |

“When the Sept.11 thing happened and all that’s followed it, I felt first of all what good are songs in a context like this? Everything I’d written to that point seemed kind of meaningless. But then better judgement took hold and I realized that now more than ever we need to engage in the sharing […]

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Trivia EH? Zal Yanovsky

Trivia EH? Zal Yanovsky

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Full name is Zalman Yanovsky Born in Toronto on December 19, 1944 Died just before his 58th birthday (December 14, 2002) of a heart attack. He and Richardson owned Chez Piggy and Pan Chancho bakery in Kingston, Ontario. Member of the Kingston Humane Society and regularly made donations. When he passed away his family requested […]

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Trivia EH? Bruce Cockburn

Trivia EH? Bruce Cockburn

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, May 27, 1945. His last name is pronounced Coe Burn. Maybe The Poet was used on a Miami Vice episode. The Bloor Street Viaduct mentioned in Anything Can Happen is a subway/car bridge that crosses high above the Don Valley River and Parkway. Honorary Chair of Friends of the Earth. Awarded […]

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Trivia EH? Celine Dion

Trivia EH? Celine Dion

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born March 30, 1968, Charlemagne, Quebec. Angelil mortgaged his house to finance Celine’s first album. Won Eurovision song contest in Dublin Ireland in 1988. Her 2nd English album went platinum 6 times over in Canada. Has won more than 120 awards in Canada, the USA and Europe. She loves to golf. Owns a restaurant chain […]

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Trivia EH? Natalie MacMaster

Trivia EH? Natalie MacMaster

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

“Get Me Through December” was used in episode 306 of Dawson’s Creek. In 1995, she opened for Santana in Chattanooga, TN. She is the cousin of Ashley MacIsaac another famous Canadian Fiddler. Her fiddling can be heard on some General Motors Pontiac commercials. Born in June 1972, grew up in Troy, Inverness County. Mother, Minnie, […]

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Zal Yanovsky

Zal Yanovsky

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

If the name Zal Yanovsky isn’t familiar to you then you probably didn’t grow up in Kingston, Ontario. Perhaps the band “Lovin’ Spoonful” is familiar? How about the songs “Summer in the City”? “Do You Believe in Magic”? “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind”? Yanovsky and John Sebastian formed the Lovin’ Spoonful […]

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Bruce Cockburn

Bruce Cockburn

[ 1 ] October 24, 2009 |

Bruce Cockburn’s music can be described as catchy, moody, haunting and more. He uses jazz, country, rock, world music, pop, reggae, folk and any other beat he feels like writing into his music. There is not a trite, easy description that can pigeonhole his music into a particular style or genre. The lyrics of his […]

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