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Preserving Ozzy Osbourne’s Legacy

Preserving Ozzy Osbourne’s Legacy
Winnipeg’s Anthony Ducharme looks like Ozzy Osbourne sounds like Ozzy Osbourne and has even perfected Osbourne’s on-stage mannerisms. No, his wife isn’t called Sharon (it’s Lorraine) and he has (so far) deferred from biting into live bats but Ducharme’s Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne tribute band, Ozbourne is about as close as you can get to the original artist. Set to tour... Read More

Bentall Full Value for Songwriter Plaudits

Bentall Full Value for Songwriter Plaudits
There was something appropriate about Barney Bentall appearing at a recent four-night ‘The Way We Feel’ tribute to Gordon Lightfoot staged January 10-13 at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room. No question that Lightfoot is a luminary when it comes to classic story-telling compositions but Bentall himself is no slouch when it comes to composing lyrical vignettes. It’s also appropriate that Bentall’s last... Read More

The US Invasion Continues – A 2018 Wrap-Up

The US Invasion Continues – A 2018 Wrap-Up
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have been challenged to complete a NAFTA agreement with US President Donald Trump but key Canadian artists had no problems making inroads into the American Music market in 2018. Aubrey Graham, known to his friends and fans as Drake certainly dominated the US R&B Rap charts with his latest album, `Scorpion’ chalking up over one... Read More