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What seemed like a blowout loss on paper was actually much closer than the stats would entail. The London Lightning dropped the series opener last Thursday night 119-95. However, the 17 different lead changes showed how close the game was through three quarters of play. Close Quarters London got off to a quick start leading by 5 after one quarter and...
I let my arms slowly glide from the sides of the body to above my head. Warm water gently flowed and touched my skin – in this completely dark and almost weightless space, it was hard to tell if there were directions at all. It was the simplest form of motor control, but somehow there seemed to be another force guiding...
A sign that says "JUNO Stories from the Studio." JUNO is in white text with black lining and "Stories from the Studio" is in black
It’s not every day you get to hear from the producers and engineers who work with the likes of Dear Rouge, Arkells, and Mother Mother The sixth annual JUNO: Stories from the Studio panel featured JUNO Award-nominated and winning recording engineers and producers discussing the stories behind their work in the recording studio. Fanshawe College’s downtown campus for the School of...
Kids in the Hall CBC
The Kids In The Hall were the de facto arbiters of alt-comedy in the 90s. No one came close to them in Canada and the U.S. They were never hipsters themselves. They were outsiders, freaks, outcasts of suburbia, the weird kid(s) in your circle that no one really understood. And that might have been their fate were it not for...
With the JUNO awards descending on London this past weekend, you might be feeling the need to reconnect with local musicians and talented voices here in London. Camille Intson, “camie”, is a nationally recognized and chart topping female folk artist, whose soulful melodies and intimate song lyrics have been capturing the hearts of London and her hometown Hamilton since 2015. Intson...
Known for a number of hits during the 90's, Sarah McLachlin returned to London as the host of the 2019 Juno Awards.
The 2019 Juno awards concluded at Budweiser Gardens, ending the night with a special performance by Hall of Famer Corey Hart. Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the night also featured performances by multiple Juno winners including Jeremy Dutcher, Bülow, and the Arkells. And with a special treat for Londoner's, the opening performance by Loud Luxury also included the Western Mustangs...
No one was more excited to win a Juno than Splash'N Boots, who took home the award for Children's Album of the Year.
On the day before the Junos, Canada's music makers gathered for a gala affair. Hosted by Billy Talent's frontman, Ben Kowalewicz, the gala dinner event featured performances from Donovan Woods, Dizzy, among several others. Over 30 awards were handed out, with the show ending with the Arkells taking home Rock Album of the Year for Rally Cry.
A brown bench outside of the Unity Project in London, Ontario. The bench is covered with plenty of signatures and snow.
Homelessness. It's a fact of life for many Londoners, and all too many of them are chronically homeless. Counting Our Way Home, a community enumeration event run by the City of London in the  spring of 2018, surveyed 406 individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The survey was done voluntarily, and is a cross section of participants. Still, the numbers are...
A piano that says "My Favourite Song Is..."
Several of London's artists are getting pumped for JUNOfest Whether you listen to folk, metal, or hip hop, there's a JUNOfest concert for everyone. Find out what some London artists had to say about why they love the music scene, being part of the JUNOs, the significance of promoting the local scene, and which Canadian artists inspire them. Be sure to...
A wall that says "Music Counts to Me Because..." with sticky notes and instruments surrounding it
More than 100 bands will play across the Forest City this weekend! Many local musicians will be playing across over 17 venues on March 15 and 16 as part of JUNOfest. Several of the musicians from the London area took the time to do a Q&A about JUNOfest and London as a music city. Find out what they have to say...