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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.

Devon Terrell stars in Netflix's Barry, about a young President Barack Obama. NETFLIX

STREAMING CHEAT SHEET: December delights!

The weather’s getting chillier, so it’s the perfect time to throw on your comfiest pair of track pants, cook up a huge bucket of microwave popcorn and throw on your favourite streaming service.


10 worst songs of 2016

Justin Timberlake’s summer anthem Can’t Stop The Feeling is Time magazine editors’ choice for the year’s worst song.

Canadian superstar The Weeknd was part of the hoser contingent at the AMAs. GETTY

Canadian pride shows at AMAs

Leave it to Drake to not forget his hometown as he picked up the American Music Award for favourite rap/hip hop album for Views on Sunday night in L.A.

Songbird Nelly Furtado tells 24 Hours she's seen the dark side of social media. MICHAEL PEAKE/ POSTMEDIA

Nelly Furtado deals with the dark side

Nelly Furtado is, for the most part, enjoying The Ride, also the name of her next record due March 3. Sixteen years after the release of her breakthrough disc, Whoa, Nelly!, the 37-year-old singer-songwriter admits she still hasn't really developed thick skin in the age of social media.


Sting tops this week's new music

He’s turned a corner. Or rather, turned back. Sting makes a long-overdue return to rock on his 12th post-Police studio disc, ditching the sea shanties, ancient madrigals and pastoral lutes for songs that actually feature electric guitar, live drums and pop hooks.


Common tops this week's new music

Speaking truth to power. Speaking powerful truths. Rapper Common does both on his 11th album, eloquently and passionately weighing in on racism, sexism, politics and violence.