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Interview: Bobs and LoLo and the World of Children’s Music

April 13, 2016
Bobs and LoLo

For Juno nominees Robyn Hardy and Lorraine Pond, children’s music is serious business. “Basically teaching the next generation of super music fans,” Pond says. Known professionally as Bobs and LoLo, Hardy and Pond met as Girl Guides on Vancouver Island and have been making music together since high school. That...
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Emilie-Claire Barlow interview: on Jazz, the Junos, and Genre-Bending

March 31, 2016
Emilie-Claire Barlow - photo credit Steve Webster

Emilie-Claire Barlow, a 2016 Juno Award nominee for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year –  photo Steve Webster Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow was sailing aboard the arctic icebreaker “Amundsen” when she had what she describes as an “epiphany.” “I felt like I needed to see what I was capable of...
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Diemonds interview — Priya Panda chats about the band’s Juno nomination and the rise of women in metal

March 30, 2016
Priya Panda

Diemonds is a band on the rise. After signing with eOne in 2015, the Toronto glam-metal act released their first major label album Never Wanna Die, which combines aggressive riffing with hair-metal hooks. Hot off a Juno nomination for Heavy Metal Album of the Year, frontwoman Priya Panda took a break...
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