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Feist, k-os Featured In Polaris Podcast EP14

Feist’s breakout album Let It Die and k-os’ genre-spanning Joyful Rebellion albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. The last episode in our four-part mini-series dedicated to recent Heritage Prize albums, this one features veteran Polaris jurors Karen Bliss and Tabassum Siddiqui […]

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Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Poster Show And Sale March 13 At Drake Hotel

Polaris will be unveiling our one-of-a-kind screenprint tribute posters we’ve commissioned to honour the eight most recent albums that received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The albums we’ll be honouring with these works are: The Band — The Band by j.s.godfrey Eric’s Trip — Love Tara by Jessica Fortner Feist — Let It Die by Toko […]

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Tragically Hip, Eric’s Trip Featured In Polaris Podcast EP13

The Tragically Hip’s 1992 album Fully Completely and Eric’s Trip’s 1993 album Love Tara albums are the focus of this Polaris Podcast episode thanks to their recent Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designations. Veteran East Coast arts reporter and Polaris juror Stephen Cooke talked about the unique sound of Love Tara. “Around that time […]

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Harmonium, Glenn Gould In Focus For Polaris Podcast EP12

For Polaris Podcast episode 12 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Glenn Gould’s Bach: The Goldberg Variations and Harmonium’s L’Heptade. CBC’s Katherine Duncan noted the then-very unusual decision the late-Gould made to not perform live. “He decided. OK, I’m just going to go […]

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The Band, Gordon Lightfoot Heritage Prize Albums In Focus On Polaris Podcast EP 11

For Polaris Podcast episode 11 we focus on two albums that recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize hall of fame designation — Gordon Lightfoot’s Lightfoot! and The Band’s self-titled album. Nick Jennings, a Polaris juror and author of the recently released book Lightfoot, used the podcast to tell a story about the time Lightfoot […]

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2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winners Announced

The Polaris Music Prize, produced by Blue Ant Media, announced the winning albums for the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today. The winners were chosen from four short lists, each representing a different musical era, and were curated by a Heritage Prize jury of music historians and music media. Two winners for each era […]

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Vote For Your Favourite Polaris Heritage Prize Album

The voting for the 2017 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open. The Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-05. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or […]

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Lido Pimienta’s ‘La Papessa’ Has Won The 2017 Polaris Music Prize

Lido Pimienta has won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize for the album La Papessa. “Not in English, not in French. But we’re here,” said Pimienta after accepting the award. The Prize, which was presented by CBC Music and produced by Blue Ant Media, goes to the best Canadian album of the year based on artistic […]

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