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  • Andrea Bocelli - My Christmas

    Like any crossover star, Andrea Bocelli has his detractors, particularly opera purists who dismiss him for vocal deficiencies. But the Italian tenor is laughing all the way to the bank: his pop and light classical albums have sold more than 70 million cop...
  • The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out

    Stones fans often rank this recording of the band’s two-night stand at Madison Square Garden in 1969 as the greatest live rock album of all time. Now remastered with extra unreleased tracks, performances by opening acts B.B. King and Ike & Tina Turner a...
  • Bruce Cockburn - Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws

    Rounding out the 1970s and completing a trilogy of acoustic jazz-folk albums that included In the Falling Dark and Further Adventures Of, Bruce Cockburn’s Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws stands as both an era-ending album and a cumulative release that ne...
  • Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom

    With his gruff voice and often dark musical accompaniment, this idiosyncratic American legend is certainly a master of doom of sorts. But Tom is also a dazzling performer, conjuring up a modern homage to vaudeville, carnivals and old-time minstrel ...
  • Il Divo - Live in Barcelona

    The Armani boys brigade is back with another collection of operatic-pop weepers, just in time for Christmas. Recorded on their worldwide tour of 81 cities and 32 countries, this CD-DVD package includes the handsome, multinational quartet’s typical...

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Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 30 June 2013

A genuinely boundary-busting artist, Traoré doesn’t follow in the footsteps of fellow Malian singers like Salif Keita or Oumou Sangaré. Thoroughly modern, she bridges songs in English, French and her...

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Sting - The Last Ship

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 6 October 2013

A true renaissance man—musician, actor, activist and philanthropist, Sting has been aging gracefully with his many varied projects. The former Police frontman’s latest undertaking may be his most ambitious to...

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will.i.am - #willpower

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 21 April 2013

The rapper born William Adams knows a thing or two about crafting megahits. As the frontman for Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am has won seven Grammys and sold 33 million albums....

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La Roux - Trouble in Paradise

2014 | Administrator | Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fans of England’s “red-haired one” (Elly Jackson) have waited ages for the followup to her Grammy-winning debut, which featured the synth-pop smash “Bulletproof.” It’s worth the wait. Electro-dance nuggets like...

Features

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The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2011 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

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A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...

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k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...

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Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...