Music

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rockies coal mining

This Is My Prairie, features country luminaries including Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Paul Brandt

 

Image courtesy of Brianna Strathdee.

Mission singer set to release debut single ‘Love Is Our Hero’

Shauna Singer has been singing since the age of 9 and is now stepping out of her comfort zone

 

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B.C. man’s ‘Middle Sea’ canoe made of wood from old pianos, as pandemic project

Unwanted upright pianos ‘are just going to the dump, one after the other – you can’t even give them away,’ Surrey’s George Klassen says

 

The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
The Fraser Valley Symphony is now seeking new musicians for its 2021-22 season.
This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)

Chris Stapleton, Eric Church share top CMA nominations

Paired joined by Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs as entertainer of the year nominees

This combination of photos shows nominees for the CMA Award for entertainer of the year, from left, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and Carrie Underwood. (AP Photo)
The Abbotsford Arts Council has created five themed Mill Lake Music playlists that are available on Spotify. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Arts Council has created five themed Mill Lake Music playlists that are available on Spotify. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts performs at the Rose Bowl, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. Watts died in London on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley volleyball champion releases album of original music

While she was winning volleyball honours, Brie King was also writing songs

Langley volleyball champion Brie King has always had a musical side, and now she has released an album of original songs, published on all music streaming platforms Friday, Aug. 13. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)

Mirrorball Midnight release is the newest single by Hope-raised artist

Jessicka dove into music 12 years ago and hasn’t stopped creating

Hope-raised artist Jessicka has released a video that embraces fairytales, with a clubbing vibe. (Light Organ Record image)
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Four one-hour concerts featured in classical series in Abbotsford

First performance takes place July 30 and includes three musicians

Image by Pexels from Pixabay
Big Wreck, Monster Truck and BRKN LOVE are coming to Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Submitted)

Big Wreck, Monster Truck coming to Abbotsford Centre

Canadian rockers performing in Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 20

Big Wreck, Monster Truck and BRKN LOVE are coming to Abbotsford on Saturday, Nov. 20. (Submitted)
Lando Klassen (right) is retiring as owner of the House of James bookostore and coffeehouse in Abbotsford. The new owner is Pierre Dery. (Submitted photo)

New owner for House of James bookstore in Abbotsford

Lando Klassen retires after almost 50 years; Pierre Dery takes over

Lando Klassen (right) is retiring as owner of the House of James bookostore and coffeehouse in Abbotsford. The new owner is Pierre Dery. (Submitted photo)
Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler

Harry Styles fans angered as singer cancels Vancouver, Toronto concert dates

The pop star released a schedule of his North American tour Wednesday but missing was mention of his Canadian shows

Britain’s singer Harry Styles poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the movie “Dunkirk,” in Dunkirk, northern France, Sunday, July 16, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Spingler
Glisha is the first performer in the Jam in Jubilee concert series, which starts July 6. (Submitted photo)

Jam in Jubilee concert series in Abbotsford held virtually in July

Festival runs online every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month

Glisha is the first performer in the Jam in Jubilee concert series, which starts July 6. (Submitted photo)
Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)

Pop songs inspire ‘Playlist Kitchen’ cookbook that ‘saved’ entrepreneur during pandemic

‘I’m a creative person and I get bored, but it was out of necessity too,’ says Surrey’s Becky Van Drunen

Surrey resident Becky Van Drunen has published “Playlist Kitchen,” a pandemic-project cookbook featuring music-inspired recipes. (submitted photo)
Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)

Jann Arden backs petition to stop ‘appalling’ live horse export, slaughter

June 14 is the International Day to End Live Export of Animals

Singer-songwriter Jann Arden is pictured with a draft horse. (Canadian Horse Defence Coalition)
Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Juno Awards to announce new category for underground dance single of the year

Joanne Hill lobbied for the award with support from DJs, producers and other members of the dance music industry

Electronic producer Joanne Hill, who performs as Sydney Blu, lobbied for the Juno Awards to introduce a category for underground dance single of the year. The new award will launch in 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
Johnny Orlando poses in this undated handout photo. Orlando, who’s nominated for pop album of the year at the Juno Awards, recently passed 10 million followers on TikTok. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Universal Music Canada, Norman Wong
The Trinity Western University Masterworks Chorus performed with the Valley Festival Singers in March 2018 at Calvin Presbyterian church. The singers are presenting a virtual concert on June 7. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Valley Festival Singers present live-streamed concert

Abbotsford-based choral group presents Night/Light on Monday, June 7

The Trinity Western University Masterworks Chorus performed with the Valley Festival Singers in March 2018 at Calvin Presbyterian church. The singers are presenting a virtual concert on June 7. (Abbotsford News file photo)
FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows Lloyd Price appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in New York. The New Orleans mainstay and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has died. Price was known for such hits as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Stagger Lee.” His wife Jackie said he died Monday, May 3, 2021 in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo, File)

Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

The singer fashioned a deep, exuberant sound around the brass and swing of New Orleans jazz and blues

FILE - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows Lloyd Price appears backstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, in New York. The New Orleans mainstay and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has died. Price was known for such hits as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Stagger Lee.” His wife Jackie said he died Monday, May 3, 2021 in New Rochelle, N.Y. (AP Photo, File)