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Evelyn Liang is shown after winning the 2016 Barrie Music Festival Senior Rose Bowl Trophy, the festival’s most prestigious award given to the top performer of all disciplines. The 13-year-old catapulted that win into her first international competition and as a result will be performing in February at the Awards Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. SUBMITTED

Firing on all cylinders

A young local pianist scored a win at her first international music competition and will be performing next month in the awards concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City.

Barrie native Carleigh Aikins will take part in Soundtrack II: 24 Hour Renditions on Sunday at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 1 Dunlop St. W., beginning at 7 p.m. SUBMITTED

Aikins resurrects Soundtracks

Carleigh Aikins, back in Barrie for the holidays, has recruited some of her musical friends, for a new version of her successful Soundtracks: A Retrospective Guide to Travel, staged for the first time in 2013.

Kiefer Sutherland's debut album "Down in a Hole." (Supplied)

2016's worst albums

Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Best albums of 2016

It’s that time again — time to choose the most memorable CDs of the year. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t hear every album that came out in 2016. But I did listen to more than 1,000. Here are the ones I’ll still be listening to next year:

Mariah Carey switches on the Empire State Building’s Christmas lights in New York City on Dec. 6, 2016. (Derrick Salters/<A HREF="http://www.wenn.com" TARGET="newwindow">WENN.COM</a>)

Best Christmas songs

If you’re throwing (or even just attending) a Christmas bash this weekend, you already know that in addition to an ample cocktail list is a good DJ.

Tupac Shakur and Pearl Jam. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File and Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)

Tupac, Pearl Jam to be inducted into Rock Hall

NEW YORK — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that also include folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favourites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra.

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