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Neil Young's Canada - Features | q

From a town in North Ontario to the Red River Valley, a look at the places, people and sounds that influenced the icon.<p><i>By Colton Eddy & Jesse</i> …


Watch A Heartbreakingly Beautiful Tribute To Leonard Cohen

In a posthumous new video for Leonard Cohen's "Leaving The Table," an animated paper cutout of the late singer dances and flies over a cityscape of Montreal, free as a bird, untethered from the mortal world.<p>"I'm leaving the table," he sings as the animated Cohen spins, dips and flits by scenes from …


Lido Pimienta launches expletive-driven speech as she wins Polaris Music Prize

TORONTO — Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade over sound troubles with her …


Watch Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous “Leaving the Table” Video | Pitchfork

Last night’s Polaris Music Prize Gala featured the premiere of a moving new Leonard Cohen video, for “Leaving the Table.” Watch it below. In the clip, an animated Cohen dances across the Montreal skyline and explores the world, before returning to his hometown. “Leaving the Table” appears on …

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Watch Leonard Cohen's Posthumous Music Video 'Leaving The Table'

The same day son announced a star-studded tribute concert to his father in Montreal, the Polaris Music Awards premiered a brand new animated video …


Watch Leonard Cohen’s ‘Leaving The Table’ Animated Video

An animated video for Leonard Cohen’s “Leaving The Table” has been posthumously released.

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Lido Pimienta’s ‘La Papessa’ wins 2017 Polaris Music Prize

<b>Lido Pimienta</b>‘s <i>La Papessa</i> won the 2017 Polars Music Prize, an underdog win, beating out the late Leonard Cohen’s <i>You Want it Darker</i>, <b>Feist</b>‘s <i>Pleasure</i>, …


Tanya Tagaq performs “Retribution” and covers Nirvana’s “Rape Me” at 2017 Polaris Prize Gala: Watch

In 2014, throat singer Tanya Tagaq was the surprise winner of the Polaris Music Prize for her album <i>Animism</i>. She was shortlisted once again this year …


Canada's music stars perform during Polaris Prize gala


Polaris Prize 2017: Watch Feist Perform “I Wish I Didn’t Miss You” | Pitchfork

Feist was among the 10 nominees shortlisted for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, which honors the best album released by a Canadian artist. Tonight, she performed “I Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (off <i>Pleasure</i>) during the Gala held at the Carlu in Toronto. Watch below. She was up against the late Leonard …

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At The Emmys, It Was A Big Night For Juggernauts

Awards shows often mirror current events, from politically pointed acceptance speeches to winners whose subject matter feels especially relevant in the moment. The 69th Emmy Awards, held Sunday night, didn't skimp on either, as <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, <i>Saturday Night Live</i> and <i>Veep</i> posted strong — even …


Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Sting among artists on bill for Leonard Cohen tribute concert

An all-star lineup of musicians will pay tribute to one of Montreal’s most famous music icons at the Bell Centre, one year after his death.

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Lido Pimienta dives into swearing tirade at Polaris

TORONTO — Singer Lido Pimienta ripped into organizers of the Polaris Music Prize with an expletive-laden tirade over sound troubles with her …

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Polaris Prize Founder Steve Jordan on Expansion, His Advocacy for Women and Why a Festival Won't Happen

<b>Polaris Music Prize</b> began 12 years ago as a singular artistic merit award for the Canadian album of the year, founded by former A&R guy <b>Steve Jordan</b> …

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Polaris Prize jury unrest fuels debate in Canadian music media

The Polaris Music Prize is a peculiar beast.<p>Since 2006, its roughly 200-person jury has bestowed a cash reward upon one singular Canadian album per year, deemed superlative without consideration of genre, commercial popularity, critical success or any number of factors that might interfere with the …

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Feist, Sting, k.d. lang among performers set to honour Leonard Cohen in Montreal show

It's a way to say goodbye.<p>The family of Leonard Cohen has announced plans for a major concert to celebrate the life and work of the late balladeer. Tower of Song: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, to be held on Nov. 6 at Montreal's Bell Centre, will feature such artists as Elvis Costello, Feist, Sting, …

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[VIDEO] The Ok-Ok's - British Columbia

The Ok-Ok's are back with their <b>second</b> video, "British Columbia," the <b>second</b> track of their <b>second</b> album, <i>22/17</i>. They seemingly love being <b>second</b>, but …

Indie Music

Turning the mic on the Star’s music critic

<i>This story is part of the Star’s trust initiative, where, every week, we take readers behind the scenes of our journalism. This week, we focus on how</i> …

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World Premiere Of Leonard Cohen's Leaving The Table Video To Be Screened At Polaris Gala Sept 18 - Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered

The world premiere of #LeonardCohen's "Leaving the Table" video will screen at the #Polaris2017 Gala on Sept. 18. Live stream via @CBCMusic. …

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Tragically Hip documentary ‘Long Time Running’ review: A Canadian must-see

'Long Time Running,' a documentary for Canadians by Canadians, gets up-close and personal with Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip.

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More than 80,000 already caught this incredible Montreal concert and this Sunday you can join them

More than 80,000 people caught <i>Montréal Symphonique</i> in August when the massive free concert took over the city's parks in celebration of Montreal 375. …


Long Time Running documents The Tragically Hip's epic 2016 tour and continues Canada's collective catharsis

<i>Long Time Running</i> is a prefabricated documentary that is singularly and conspicuously targeted for its demographic audience: Hip fans. Does that make …

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Halifax classical violinist Marc Djokic wins $125K prize

Prix Goyer is considered the biggest prize in Canada for classical music<p>Halifax native Marc Djokic has won the $125,000 Prix Goyer classical music …

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Since her folksinging debut in the 1960s, Buffy Sainte-Marie, a Cree singer-songwriter born in Canada, has been an avatar of the international …

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Saskatoon set to bid for 2019 Juno Awards

Print<p>The Juno Awards could soon be running back to Saskatoon.<p>Tourism Saskatoon chief executive officer Todd Brandt confirmed Wednesday that a bid is …

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Canadian Country Music Awards take the stage in Saskatoon tonight

Can't make it to SaskTel Centre? Watch live on CBC Television at 5 p.m. CST<p>Country Music Week has its big finish tonight in Saskatoon as the Canadian …


'It kind of keeps you out of trouble,' Geoff Berner says about writing

Berner releases new album and has novel coming<p>Canadian musician and acclaimed accordionist Geoff Berner has been busy this month, releasing both a …


Lighthouse co-founder Skip Prokop made rock history

Skip Prokop was one of Canada's first major rock stars, a world-class drummer and talented songwriter who co-founded the groundbreaking jazz-rock band Lighthouse, which earned international acclaim in the 1970s. His death on Aug. 30, after a long battle with heart disease, sparked an outpouring of …


'Pharma Bro' Shkreli puts one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album on eBay

Former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has put the only known copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for US$2 million in 2015 up for sale on …

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A rockin' concert and a green-haired groupie: Gene Simmons recalls Edmonton firsts

Kiss frontman returns to Alberta for the Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo later this month<p>For fire-breathing, lizard-tongued rocker Gene Simmons, …