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Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Image: Kallerna
Entertainment

Super Soul Sister, Sharon Jones Remembered Lovingly By Fans, Friends, and Family

Measuring at just about 5 feet tall, Sharon Jones was no ordinary giant. Sharon Jones was born in Augusta, Georgia, USA, the same city as one of her musical idols, James Brown. However, at a young age, Jones and her family moved to New York City. Growing up in Brooklyn, Jones developed her love of singing while performing in her church’s gospel choir. A passionate performer, Jones played countless shows each year, all over the world, with jaw-dropping energy and talent.

Gordon Downie sings in Hamilton, one of the stops in The Hip's 2016 tour. Photo by TKN's Joyce Grant.
Arts Entertainment News

This Summer, Canada Had A Sing-A-Long

Recently, people across Canada came together in a unique and emotional musical experience.

Canadians said thank-you and good-bye to the iconic rock band, The Tragically Hip.

Many Canadians have enjoyed the unique Canadian sound of the band for many years. In fact, some people say the band plays “the soundtrack of Canada” and the “music that is in Canadians’ hearts.” Of course, not every Canadian enjoys the music of The Hip, as they’re known, but a great many do.

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News Politics

East German Man Receives Contest Prize 45 Years Later

Gunter Zettl won a radio contest in 1969.

He correctly identified a song the radio station played, and he sent a postcard to the station with the name of the song (“Painter Man,” By The Creation).

Last week, 45 years later, he was finally given his prize.

The reason for the delay was political.

Following World War II, in 1945, Germany was seperated into two states: East Germany and West Germany.

At the time, Zettl was a teenager living in East Germany. Pop music was banned in East Germany at the time.