Saturday, April 20, 2019

CÉLINE DION IS THE NEW FACE OF L’ORÉAL AT 51 – AND SHE’S SHUTTING...

“I’m in shock, actually. I never, never expected something like this,” she says of being tapped by L’Oréal Paris as the brand’s new global ambassador.

TORONTO RAPPER NAV SCORES FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM ON BILLBOARD CHARTS WITH ‘BAD HABITS’

The Toronto performer, born Navraj Goraya, scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Bad Habits, released on the Weeknd’s XO record label.

30TH ANNIVERSARY SOCANS SHIMMER WITH SONGWRITING, COMPOSING, MUSIC PUBLISHING, LICENSING SUCCESS

Opens with a "Call Me Maybe" winner; Barenaked Ladies end with a Bang. Nickelback's Chad Kroeger celebrated as Most-Performed Songwriter. Murda Beatz, Drake, Frank Dukes, Jack Lenz, Red Brick Songs, Jessie Reyez, Bell Media also honoured.

Q-AND-A: REGGAE SINGER SNOW ON HIS SURPRISE COMEBACK WITH DADDY YANKEE

When reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee asks to sample your song, it's a serious compliment, but Canadian reggae-rapper Snow admits he was cautious to lend his career-defining track "Informer" to another artist.

SINGER-SONGWRITER BEN CAPLAN EXPLORES REFUGEE EXPERIENCE, AND HIS OWN FAMILY HISTORY, WITH OLD STOCK

Dog-whistling politicians don’t usually inspire great art. But inspiration can be a strange thing.

QUEER EYE’S CANADIAN FOOD GUY HAS THE GOOD TASTE TO BE HUMBLE

He wears his fame lightly — gossamer-light, light as phyllo pastry.
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CANADIAN GUITAR GODDESS DONNA GRANTIS HAS GOLDEN MEMORIES OF PERFORMING WITH PRINCE

The late Prince Rogers Nelson was something of a guitar god, so to have kept up with him one must surely move in the rarefied realm of six-string deities oneself. Donna Grantis is such a guitar goddess.

ENGINEER SAYS PLANS FOR RADIOHEAD STAGE THAT COLLAPSED HAD ‘SLOPPY’ MISTAKES

Scott Johnson, a drum technician, was killed when structure came crashing down before show in 2012

WOMAN STABS BOYFRIEND IN THE FACE AFTER PAIR BOOTED FROM BRYAN ADAMS CONCERT

A Newfoundland woman angry at her boyfriend because they were ejected from a Bryan Adams concert threw a pot of macaroni salad at him and then stabbed his face

NICKELBACK’S CHAD KROEGER, “CALL ME MAYBE” TO BE CELEBRATED AT 30TH SOCAN AWARDS

The outstanding accomplishments of Canada’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and music publishers will be celebrated at the 30th anniversary SOCAN Awards on April 1st in downtown Toronto

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