Music

Musician Daniel Wesley in a promo photo shot in Maui in 2018. (Photo: danielwesley.com)

Rockin’ realtor Daniel Wesley to headline Santa Fox Ball at Coquitlam casino theatre

Since 2006 Wesley has recorded nine albums of feel-good songs, most recently in 2019

 

Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara has died at age 63. (@Irene_Cara/Twitter photo)

‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Performer an Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winner

 

The cover for 80 Where Late the Song Birds Sing by Emma Robbins. (Courtesy of James Robbins)

Late the Song Bird: B.C. woman releases her debut country album at 80

Greater Victoria’s Emma Robbins began writing her own songs 15 years ago

 

The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearses with its music director and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on October 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke

Composer Nézet-Séguin, producer Boi-1da among top Canadian Grammy nominees

B.C.’s Michael Bublé’s latest effort ‘Higher’ among contenders for traditional pop vocal album

The Philadelphia Orchestra rehearses with its music director and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on October 17, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa, Sunday April 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lizzo on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

REVIEW: Lizzo had Vancouver crowd feeling good as hell for the first time in 5 years

Bottom line: Lizzo’s songs sure make girls and women feel good

Lizzo on stage at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Monday, Nov. 7. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)

VIDEO: Thomas Edison may have left his mark on piano

Famed inventor left ‘toothy signatures’ on piano

Robert Friedman plays a Steinway grand piano once owned by Thomas Edison, with possible bite marks from the inventor visible, on Sept. 28, 2022, in Woodstock, N.Y. Edison, who was hard of hearing, bit into phonographs and pianos to help him better experience music. Friedman purchased the piano last year and hopes to find a home for it where it can be seen by the public. (AP Photo/Michael Hill)
FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)

Takeoff dead at 28

Migos rapper Takeoff is dead after a shooting early Tuesday outside a…

FILE - Takeoff, left, and Quavo of Migos, arrive at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2021. Houston police say one person was fatally shot and two others injured early Tuesday at a private party attended by members of the rap group Migos. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP File)
A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Musicians worried for livelihoods after CBC contract ends with SiriusXM

SiriusXM said it is still committed to playing Canadian music in its programming

A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Garibaldi Secondary School offers students the chance to play in concert bands, jazz bands, or choir. (Garibaldi Second Music Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge school hosts student-run classical and jazz concert

Garibaldi Secondary’s Fall Colours concert take place on Oct. 26

Garibaldi Secondary School offers students the chance to play in concert bands, jazz bands, or choir. (Garibaldi Second Music Facebook/Special to The News)
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at age 59, says manager

Artist won a Grammy for best solo rap performance in 1995

Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Madeline Merlo is releasing a new EP this Friday, Sept. 23. (Madeline Merlo Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge country star to release new EP

Madeline Merlo co-wrote each of the four tracks on her new EP Slide

Madeline Merlo is releasing a new EP this Friday, Sept. 23. (Madeline Merlo Facebook/Special to The News)
Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: A chat with longtime Spirit of the West drummer turned author Vince Ditrich

TODAY IN B.C.: Second book ‘The Vicar’s Knickers’ released in the Tony Vicar trilogy

Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)
Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie

Yellowknife musician wants to ‘change that Indigenous narrative in Canada’

Miranda Currie wants Indigenous kids to feel represented and valued in music, films and books

Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie
Mike Zanidean, also known as Hooper Turnt Sanger, has a home studio in Maple Ridge where he does all of his recording and music production. (George Beneze/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge rapper takes new album to #2 spot on iTunes charts

Mike Zanidean, also known as Hooper Turnt Sanger, releases highest-charting project yet

Mike Zanidean, also known as Hooper Turnt Sanger, has a home studio in Maple Ridge where he does all of his recording and music production. (George Beneze/Special to The News)
Dave Matthews Band live at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on Saturday, Sept. 3, in a photo by Sanjay Suchaka and posted to the band’s Facebook page.

CONCERTS: Dave Matthews Band to kick off fall tour at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

Other fall concerts here by The Offspring and The Headstones

Dave Matthews Band live at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, on Saturday, Sept. 3, in a photo by Sanjay Suchaka and posted to the band’s Facebook page.
Maple Ridge Chorus performed at Glow Maple Ridge last year and held their first post-pandemic indoor concert for the public in May. (Maple Ridge Choral Society Facebook/The News)

Maple Ridge singing group looking for new members as they begin their fall season

Registration for the Maple Ridge Chorus will take place on Sept. 6 at St. Paul Lutheran’s Church

Maple Ridge Chorus performed at Glow Maple Ridge last year and held their first post-pandemic indoor concert for the public in May. (Maple Ridge Choral Society Facebook/The News)
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, V, SUGA, JIN, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin, and j-hope from left to right, pose for photographers ahead of a press conference to introduce their new single “Butter” in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 21, 2021. South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions of the mandatory military service to members of the K-pop superstar boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Korea may conduct survey on BTS members’ military duty

Band’s oldest member, Jin, faces enlistment in December, when he turns 30

Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, V, SUGA, JIN, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin, and j-hope from left to right, pose for photographers ahead of a press conference to introduce their new single “Butter” in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 21, 2021. South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions of the mandatory military service to members of the K-pop superstar boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Hooper Turnt Sanger won artist of the year award in the hip-hop category at Fraser Valley Music Award. (Facebook.com/pg/HooperTurntSanger)
Hooper Turnt Sanger won artist of the year award in the hip-hop category at Fraser Valley Music Award. (Facebook.com/pg/HooperTurntSanger)