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Dan Talevski. (Ryan Faist photo)

24 minutes with Dan Talevski

Gaining a massive fan base originally as a YouTube sensation, Dan Talevski has since gone on to amass an impressive resume of credits; working alongside the likes of Timbaland and will.i am in the process. Joe Leary spent 24 minutes with the now Toronto-based singer/songwriter.

Kiefer Sutherland's debut album "Down in a Hole." (Supplied)

2016's worst albums

Isaac Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Best albums of 2016

It’s that time again — time to choose the most memorable CDs of the year. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t hear every album that came out in 2016. But I did listen to more than 1,000. Here are the ones I’ll still be listening to next year:

Mariah Carey switches on the Empire State Building’s Christmas lights in New York City on Dec. 6, 2016. (Derrick Salters/<A HREF="http://www.wenn.com" TARGET="newwindow">WENN.COM</a>)

Best Christmas songs

If you’re throwing (or even just attending) a Christmas bash this weekend, you already know that in addition to an ample cocktail list is a good DJ.

Chris Buck Band. (Handout)

24 Seconds with Chris Buck Band

With a hot new single ’Sun Sets Down’ burning up the country music charts, life is good indeed for the Chris Buck Band. Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with the British Columbia Country Music Association reigning 2016 ‘Country Club Act of the Year’ and 2015 ‘Group of the Year’.

Brampton's Alessia Cara talks to 24 Hours about her breakthrough year and what's coming next. CRAIG ROBERTSON/ POSTMEDIA

24 HOURS with ... Alessia Cara

Canadian R&B-pop star Alessia Cara understands the drama over Camila Cabello leaving American girl group Fifth Harmony to pursue a solo career.

Pigeon Park. (Handout Photo)

24 Seconds with Pigeon Park

Having followed these lads for a number of years now, it’s great to see the pathway to success continually grow and their musicality ever-expand.

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24 Seconds with The Katherines

A Vancouver based trio comprised of two sisters and a friend, The Katherines are described as a “bold collective musical identity.” With their debut album set to be released in early 2017, Joe Leary spent 24 Seconds with Kate Kurdyak.

The Chainsmokers are worthy contenders for the Grammy's Best New Artist nod. GETTY

MUSIC CHEAT SHEET: Special Grammy Edition

Every year the Grammy Award nominations have obvious hits and misses. How could this happen, you say, with a staggering 80-plus categories? It's called subjectivity in art and political voting. Here's my take on what they got right and what they got wrong following Tuesday morning's 2017 Grammy nominations as Beyoncé led the field with nine nods, f

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24 Seconds with Paul Lambert

With his debut solo ‘Sweet Relief’ available on iTunes later this month, Paul Lambert continues to forge new musical ground embarking as a solo artist. Prior to his appearance with City Walls, Friday, Dec. 2 at the Backstage Lounge, he caught up and spent 24 Seconds with Joe Leary.