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Jean Shepard. (File photo)

Country music legend Jean Shepard dies

Jean Shepard, “the grand lady of the Grand Ole Opry” who had a long recording career as an influential female in country music, died Sunday, according to an Opry spokeswoman. Shepard was 82.

The Tragically Hip front man Gord Downie performing at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Thursday August 18, 2016. Errol McGihon/Postmedia

Gord Downie announces 'Secret Path' shows

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for the release of Gord Downie's solo project, Secret Path, a a set of songs and a graphic novel honouring Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from exposure after trying to find his way home from a residential school near Kenora 50 years ago.

Kaytranada watches a performance at the 2016 Polaris Music Prize in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Kaytranada wins Polaris Music Prize

TORONTO — Haitian-Canadian producer Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize, extending a buzzworthy year for the musician and his album “99.9%.”

Country musician Corb Lund will perform in Barrie on Wednesday at The Ranch. SCOTT COUNCIL/PHOTO

Corb Lund returning to Barrie

Corb Lund returns to Barrie next week after an absence of several years with a new album, one that is a bit of a departure for the Canadian country musician.

This cover image released by Third Man Records/Columbia Records shows, "Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016," the latest release by Jack White.

Jack White tops this week's new music

Jack White follows his own path. Even on anthologies. Instead of your standard hits and highlights set, the singer-guitarist takes an alternate route, collecting unplugged fare from his White Stripes, Raconteurs and solo albums.

Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip performs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ont., on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network)

Gord Downie releasing new album

Just weeks after his last scheduled live performance, Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie is preparing to release a new album accompanied by a graphic novel that delves into the tragedy of the residential school system.

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