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‘Queen of Soul’ singer Aretha Franklin, dies aged 76

US soul singer Aretha Franklin died in her Detroit, Michigan home on Thursday morning, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn stated on behalf of the family. According to the statement, the official cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
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Apple Music picks up George Stromboulopoulos concert series

George Stroumboulopoulos is teaming up with Apple Music to present House of Strombo, a 10-episode concert series available to stream on YouTube. The black-and-white series features different acts performing in Stroumboulopoulos’ Toronto home. It’s a format similar to his CBC Radio 2 show. “The bands set-up right in my living room, with a live audience […]
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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor is 24-year-old prodigy Alexander Prior

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s new 24-year-old conductor was born the same year when Windows 3.1 launched and NAFTA was signed. British-born Alexander Prior started composing at the age of eight, speaks six languages, and when he was 13, the Moscow State ballet commissioned his first ballet to international critical acclaim. After guest conducting multiple times at […]