Music

This album cover provided by Columbia Records shows “Power Up” by AC/DC. (Josh Cheuse/Columbia Records via AP)

AC/DC is back and fighting off the black with new album

‘Power Up’ album the first in six years

  • Nov 13, 2020

 

Mike Szabo, of Red Deer, changed careers and became a musician after spending a quarter century in sales. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer salesman switches careers at age 58 to follow his music dreams

Mike Szabo has just released his first album

 

This product image released by Noveto Systems shows the SoundBeamer which beams music and sounds straight into your head, without the need for headphones. The technology uses a 3-D sensing module and locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets by the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates 360 degree sound around the listener, the company said. (Noveto Systems via AP)

New device puts music in your head – no headphones required

New futuristic audio technology

  • Nov 12, 2020
This product image released by Noveto Systems shows the SoundBeamer which beams music and sounds straight into your head, without the need for headphones. The technology uses a 3-D sensing module and locates and tracks the ear position sending audio via ultrasonic waves to create sound pockets by the user’s ears. Sound can be heard in stereo or a spatial 3-D mode that creates 360 degree sound around the listener, the company said. (Noveto Systems via AP)
FILE - Korean pop band BTS attends the 2019 Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2019. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

BTS, Lady Gaga win top awards at MTV Europe Music Awards

BTS wins four awards including best song for ‘Dynamite’

  • Nov 9, 2020
FILE - Korean pop band BTS attends the 2019 Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch in West Hollywood, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2019. The South Korean boy band BTS HAS won a leading four awards including best song for “Dynamite” and best group at the MTV Europe Music Awards Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 while Lady Gaga took home the best artist prize.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
A demonstrator dressed in a prison suit and wearing a mask to resemble President Donald Trump stands outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rebecca Blackwell

After yet another tight U.S. election, do protest songs make a difference?

Before the 2016 election, dozens of mainstream artists sang against Trump

A demonstrator dressed in a prison suit and wearing a mask to resemble President Donald Trump stands outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rebecca Blackwell
Tate McRae poses in this undated handout photo. Tate McRae, a Calgary-based pop singer, will perform on MTV’s European music awards show, the MTV EMAs on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sony Music Canada, Amy Gardner

Calgary’s Tate McRae on rising to global pop fame in a pandemic

McRae performs for the virtual edition of MTV’s European music awards

Tate McRae poses in this undated handout photo. Tate McRae, a Calgary-based pop singer, will perform on MTV’s European music awards show, the MTV EMAs on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sony Music Canada, Amy Gardner
Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (File photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record

Earns 21st No. 1 hit on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart

  • Nov 4, 2020
Drake poses in the press room with his awards at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (File photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died. His friend Connie Nelson said he died Wednesday in Texas following a stroke. He was 81. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

Outlaw country artist Billy Joe Shaver dead at 81

FILE - Artist Billy Joe Shaver poses backstage following his concert "Billy Joe Shaver presented by WMOT/Roots Radio" at City Winery Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. on April 1, 2017. Shaver, who penned songs for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Bobby Bare, has died. His friend Connie Nelson said he died Wednesday in Texas following a stroke. He was 81. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File)
Shawn Mendes is shown in the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," in this undated handout photo. Netflix debuts the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," a glimpse behind the curtain of the Canadian pop singer's life, on Nov. 23. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix

Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

Shawn Mendes shines and holiday movies stack up in November streaming highlights

Shawn Mendes is shown in the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," in this undated handout photo. Netflix debuts the documentary "Shawn Mendes: In Wonder," a glimpse behind the curtain of the Canadian pop singer's life, on Nov. 23. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Netflix
Paris Jackson poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 27, 2020, to promote her debut solo album “Wilted,” releasing on Nov. 13. Her new single “Let Down” drops Friday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Paris Jackson mines her heartache for solo debut album

11 songs on the concept album ‘Wilted’

  • Oct 30, 2020
Paris Jackson poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 27, 2020, to promote her debut solo album “Wilted,” releasing on Nov. 13. Her new single “Let Down” drops Friday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year’s CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air on ABC on Nov. 11. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)

Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris to play CMAs

CMA Awards air Nov. 11

  • Oct 29, 2020
FILE - Eric Church performs at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 28, 2017. Church will perform at this year’s CMA Awards in Nashville. The show will air on ABC on Nov. 11. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
TikTok fans give Vancouver rock act Mother Mother a sudden boost in popularity

TikTok fans give Vancouver rock act Mother Mother a sudden boost in popularity

TikTok fans give Vancouver rock act Mother Mother a sudden boost in popularity

TikTok fans give Vancouver rock act Mother Mother a sudden boost in popularity
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, members of South Korean K-pop group TWICE pose for photos on the red carpet at the Seoul Music Awards at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band’s more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, has 13 songs, including the lead single “I Can’t Stop Me.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

K-pop band TWICE reveals its daring side on new album

Half a decade of experience under their belt

  • Oct 27, 2020
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, members of South Korean K-pop group TWICE pose for photos on the red carpet at the Seoul Music Awards at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea. TWICE, a popular K-pop group known for its catchy lyrics and colorful aesthetics, released its second full album, a collection that invites listeners into the band’s more daring side. “Eyes Wide Open,” released Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, has 13 songs, including the lead single “I Can’t Stop Me.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs “Blinding Lights” during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)
In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, The Weeknd performs “Blinding Lights” during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)
Haviah Mighty, left, reacts to winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize alongside previous winner Jeremy Dutcher in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Haviah Mighty, left, reacts to winning the 2019 Polaris Music Prize alongside previous winner Jeremy Dutcher in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Lizzo, left, blows a kiss to presenter Sheila E. as she goes on stage to accept the award for top song sales artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage

Post Malone takes home nine honours

  • Oct 15, 2020
Lizzo, left, blows a kiss to presenter Sheila E. as she goes on stage to accept the award for top song sales artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

Herbert Kretzmer, lyricist of Les Miserables, dead at 95

FILE - Post Malone performs during his “Runaway Tour” in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020. Malone, who is nominated for 16 2020 Billboard Music Awards, will perform at the awards show airing Wednesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, BTS set for Billboard Awards

Post Malone, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Khalid and Jonas Brothers compete for top prize

  • Oct 14, 2020
FILE - Post Malone performs during his “Runaway Tour” in Philadelphia on Feb. 21, 2020. Malone, who is nominated for 16 2020 Billboard Music Awards, will perform at the awards show airing Wednesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 6, 2014. Nicks has spent the last 10 months homebound, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. During that time, she recorded the new single “Show Them the Way” and edited her new concert film “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert.” The song will be released Friday and the concert film, recorded over two nights during Nicks’ 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour, will be available at select theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 21 and 25. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

On edge of 72, Stevie Nicks just wants to sing a song live

New single ‘Show Them the Way’

  • Oct 9, 2020
FILE - Stevie Nicks performs at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 6, 2014. Nicks has spent the last 10 months homebound, mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic. During that time, she recorded the new single “Show Them the Way” and edited her new concert film “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert.” The song will be released Friday and the concert film, recorded over two nights during Nicks’ 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour, will be available at select theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 21 and 25. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)