News Story

News Story

On behalf of the family foundation, Gary Slaight receiving his award from AFP Greater Toronto President Krishan Mehta. Photo: Joel Nadel, Event Imaging
November 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Slaight Family  Foundation has been honoured for its philanthropy, along with seven other individuals and organizations.

November 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

A cryptic eTalk video suggests a number of places the Dec. 1 concert could be staged, suggesting Toronto, Winnipeg and Omemee are in the draw.

November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

The hometown superstar will handle hosting duties for the 2018 edition of Canadian music's biggest awards.

November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

New owner Michael Wekerle and his team expect the newly renovated Elmo complex to open its doors in spring and in time for the launch of CMW in May.

Pic: David Donnelly, CBC
November 22, 2017
by FYI Staff

It's a homecoming for the award-winning journalist, who helped launch BNN predecessor network ROBTv in 1999 after getting her start in journalism at The Globe and Mail and The National Post.

November 21, 2017
by David Farrell

CTV and Facebook, in partnership with Shakey Pictures, have announced a 90-minute concert by Neil Young on Dec. 1 that is tipped to be broadcast and streamed live from a  small northern Ontario that has a connection to the singer.

Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Rick Danko w. Shredni Volper, Lone Star Cafe, NYC, 1983. Photo By ©Elliott Landy, LandyVision Inc.
November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

The roots-rock classic was written by Dylan and The Band's bassist in 1967 and first appeared on Music from Big Pink. A worthy new entry into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, it has been covered by dozens of artists, including Julie Driscoll and now Joey Landreth.

Barenaked Ladies (l-r): Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart  Photo: Matt Barnes
November 20, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The Barenaked Ladies' multi-instrumentalist is a major songwriting contributor to the group's brand new album. In this FYI interview, he discusses touring, his increased creative role, and his work outside BNL.

November 20, 2017
by Michael Wrycraft

For those who have never met him, believe us when we say Michael Wrycraft is larger than life. He's talented, loud, opinionated, and he recently lost both his legs and still manages to have a sense of humour...about himself, and about life. Read his story. It will make you gasp, tear and, yes, even laugh.

November 20, 2017
by Nick Krewen

For the third year in a row, Broadcaster contributions to the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) continued to slide, a fact made clear in the Foundation's newly released year-end report, but wise investments have helped boost the org's revenue.

Michael Rapino making a point
November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Thunder Bay native Michael Rapino has come a long way since leaving his job as a senior marketing executive with Labatt Breweries in 1998. Today he lives in a US$15M home and is responsible for Live Nations’ global enterprises.

Shawn proudly holding his latest trophy. Pic: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images
November 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Bruno Mars was the big winner, but several Canadian artists including Shawn Mendes were in the winner's circle last night at the Microsoft Theatre in LA.