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CANADIANS ADDED TO AMERICAN SOUND RECORDING REGISTRY

The US Library of Congress is adding 25 addtions to its National Registry of sound recordings that are considered to have cultural significance. And some of the recordings have a Canadian connection. The original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd is … read more

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ZOOMERS LANG AND COHEN HIGHLIGHT THE JUNOS

Zoomers rocked the Juno Awards in Regina last night.  The legendary Leonard Cohen won Songwriter of the Year, in addition to Artist of the Year which he had already won on Saturday night.  And k.d. lang delivered the evening’s high … read more

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JUNO AWARD FOR LEONARD COHEN

Canadian Music’s elder statesman has won another Juno Award. Leonard Cohen won the “Artist of the Year” award for his album “Old Ideas.” It was the fourth Juno win for Cohen. The award was accepted by Cohen’s son Adam at … read more

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COHEN NOMINATED FOR ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE JUNOS

Leonard Cohen is among the top nominees for this year’s Juno Awards. The 78 year old singer and poet has been nominated as Artist of the Year for his album “Old Ideas.” Cohen has  also been nominated as best songwriter … read more

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July 16, 1967

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell met during a songwriter’s workshop at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Participants included Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, David Blue, Mike Settle, Tom Paxton and Eric Anderson.

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Canadian Songbirds

March 8th is International Women’s Day and we wanted to celebrate it with some of our favourite Canadian songbirds.… read more

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The Zoomer Week In Review – January 29th, 2012

On September 11th, 2001, all 658 Cantor Fitzgerald employees working on and above the 101st floor of One World Trade Center lost their lives. Just days after the attacks, chairman and CEO Howard Lutnick promised that 25% of Cantor Fitzgerald’s profits would go to the families of the deceased. He kept his promise, and along with his Sister Edie, has since raised over $250 million dollars for the families of 9/11 victims. On this episode, Libby is joined by Howard and Edie Lutnick to talk about their memories of the tragedy, and how their lives and many others have changed since. Also, a recent study by CIBC finds that Zoomers are responsible for rising Canadian household debt more than any other demographic. Financial Guru Gordon Pape talks about why that is, and what we can do to get out of the red before it’s too late!… read more

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Patricia O'Callaghan in the AM740 Concert Lobby

On January 23, 2012 from 2:05-2:30pm.… read more

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The Zoomer Week In Review – November 27th, 2011

Libby is joined by David Cravit to talk about boomers staying in the workforce, John Thornton drops by to discuss the conference “Opening the Closet on Aging.” Plus new music from Leonard Cohen.… read more

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This Week In Music History

This week in music history: the father of country-rock passed away, Sugar Sugar hits #1 and ‘The Music Scene’ debuts.… read more

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