Music Biz Headlines, Sept. 29, 2017

Britta Johnson is Canadian musical theatre’s next great hope

With Life After opening this week in Toronto and Trap Door in November, Johnson is being described as a singular talent — Karen Fricker, Toronto Star

The 10 Worst Types of people at concerts

From obsessive selfie-takers to vaping enthusiasts, here's our list — Andy Hermann, LA Weekly

Why the police have no business asking Drake for help

Opinion: The rapper’s perceived inaction after the killing of his friend speaks to systemic and institutional issues  Andray Domise, Maclean's

Another country: can Shania Twain's new album prove her staying power?

She once set the template for country to pop crossovers, but 15 years since her last album, the landscape in Nashville has shifted, leaving her behind — Jonathan Keefe, The Guardian

Mark Zuckerberg's trust problem

Facebook is staring down the barrel of impending regulation and it’s being called to public account for Russian meddling in last year’s election —Jessi Hempel, Backchannel.com

Fall Music Preview 2017: five Toronto music festivals we're looking forward to

Summer might be over, but music festivals aren't — NOW

Seven things to do in Vancouver, Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

Attractive options include Feist and Steve Earle —  Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun

Montreal orchestras are in a popular frame of mind

Half Moon Run were backed by the OSM this week and the Orchestre Métropolitain will perform a video-game symphony on Sept. 29 —  Arthur Kaptainis, Montreal Gazette

Miley Cyrus returns to B.C. politics with a call for the province to close "loopholes" in grizzly-hunt restrictions

B.C. wildlife’s famous pop-star ally has once again jumped into political debates around how our government treats animals that live in the province’s vast forests — Travis Lupick, Georgia Straight

Linda Ronstadt: 'I don’t like any of my albums'

The country music legend has won 11 Grammys, made 28 studio albums and worked with everyone from Paul Simon to Frank Zappa. She says listening to any of it now is horrifying — Laura Barton, The Guardian

Pierre Kwenders: we are family

The Congolese-Canadian musician asserts himself with elegance in a afro-futurist style on this second LP, Makanda at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time — Jean Baptiste Herve, pan-african-music.com

Universal appeal: Gabrielle Shonk's album reflects bicultural heritage

After making an impression as k.d. lang's opening act, the Quebec City singer-songwriter is about to release her self-titled debut —  Brendan Kelly, Montreal Gazette

Santana, The Isley Brothers, and the Overlooked Legacy of Social Justice in '70s Soul

A new joint album opens a window to a revolutionary era of emerging freedoms in the music industry  — Geoffrey Himes, Paste

 

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