Ever After Festival sparks over 100 noise complaints Sunday

The last night of the Ever After Music electronic dance music festival at Bingeman’s prompted over 100 noise complaints to police, according to Gloria MacNeil, the City of Kitchener’s head of bylaw enforcement.(CBC)

How Céline Dion became cool

Drake is a global superstar, and Canada’s current biggest pop export—and even he couldn’t help but gush when he met Céline Dion. When he met her backstage last month at the Billboard Music Awards and rapturously told her, “You’re very iconic. … We love you,” he could have been speaking for much of Canada. No, not all of us might add that we’re “like a year away” from getting a Céline Dion tattoo, as Drake did, indicating a large space on his ribcage—but it’s increasingly clear that we’re with him in spirit.(McLean’s)

Stompin’ Tom Centre for ‘perfect’ Canada Day opening

More than two decades after the residents of Skinners Pond began trying to scrape together the money to build a centre dedicated to the music and life of their most famous son, the Stompin’ Tom Centre will open its doors on Canada’s 150th birthday. (The Guardian)

Fighting the Good Fight: CIMA Battles for Indies

If progress can be measured in terms of expansion, then the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has made substantial progress in its fight to promote homegrown talent here and abroad in its 42-year history.(FYI Music News)

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