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Oscar Peterson Trio’s ‘Night Train’ And D.O.A.’s ‘Hardcore 81’ Receive 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Designation

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The Polaris Music Prize has announced Oscar Peterson Trio’s Night Train and D.O.A.’s Hardcore 81 albums have received 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. D.O.A.’s genre-defining hardcore punk album from 1981 was chosen over 11 other nominated albums in the Re:Sound-supported Heritage Prize public voting category, which ran this year from September 17 to […]

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2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

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Voting for the 2019 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize is now open. The Heritage Prize is also supported by Re:Sound. Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are Canadian albums of the artistic distinction, without regards to sales or affiliations. This is our version of a hall of fame where […]

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Jean-Pierre Ferland Honoured For Jaune Heritage Prize Designation In Montreal Ceremony

The Polaris Music Prize honoured legendary Quebec musician Jean-Pierre Ferland on March 24 in a ceremony at Editorial Avenue / Audiogram Records in Montreal, Quebec celebrating his 1970 album Jaune having recently received Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation. The Heritage Prize award, the Polaris version of a hall of fame, was determined by an […]

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2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Winners Announced

Polaris Music Prize announced the winning albums for the 2018 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 were chosen — one by public […]

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2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Voting Is Now Open

If you’ve ever wanted to live the life of a Polaris juror, now’s the time. That’s because the voting for the 2018 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 […]

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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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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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