A Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death — including the day before he died — and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant that were revealed Tuesday as authorities returned to the musician’s suburban Minneapolis estate as part of their investigation into what killed him. Search warrant… Read More


The singer known as Lord Tanamo shared with audiences around the world the buoyant sounds of ska music born in the shantytowns of his native Jamaica. As a vocalist with the Skatalites, Lord Tanamo gave voice to a music that would thrust his island homeland to the forefront of popular culture. Although the band’s original… Read More


During Howard Cable’s remarkable career, spanning more than seven decades, his name became synonymous with Canadian music. Mr. Cable, who died recently at the age of 95, was revered for his skills as a conductor, composer, arranger, orchestrator and musician, but what made him an icon were his long-time associations with institutions such as the… Read More


Jeff Melanson, the former CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, has responded to allegations made by his estranged wife, Eleanor McCain, in their acrimonious court feud – portraying her as a vindictive ex, a mean-spirited stepmother and a self-funded, amateur musician contemptuous of those less wealthy than she is. Earlier this year, Ms. McCain, a… Read More


Drake’s summer is shaping up to be a busy one. The “Hotline Bling” rapper has announced plans for a 32-date North American Tour timed to the release of his new album. “Summer Sixteen Tour” will be headlined by the Toronto-born performer and Atlanta-based rapper Future. The duo are currently on the Billboard charts with their… Read More


Prince was cremated Saturday and a group of his “most beloved” family, friends and musicians celebrated him afterward in a small, private service, his publicist said. Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar’s family and friends gathered “in a private, beautiful ceremony” to say a loving goodbye. The statement did not… Read More


‘I don’t like the sound of my own voice,” Prince was saying. “I hope you don’t mind if I ask you not use a tape recorder for this.” The falsetto love man doesn’t care for his own voice? I didn’t bother telling him that so many of us feel exactly the opposite way. In 2004,… Read More