Saturday May 11
Carleton Place pays tribute to music icon Stompin' Tom with mural
A giant mural of Stompin' Tom Connors looks out over the former Mississippi Hotel in Carleton Place, where Connors wrote Big Joe Mufferaw, one of his classic songs.
The Guelph Mercury
Gooble gobble: k.d. lang's poignant defence of Canadian 'freaks'
"I think the fact I'm standing here receiving this award actually says more about Canada than it does about me," intoned crooner k.d. lang, addressing the audience during her induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Stompin' to Tom Connors
Paddockwood resident and Stompin' Tom Connors fan Elmer Lammedee performs one of his hero's songs during a performance at the Royal Canadian Legion on Friday night, stompin' all the way through a piece of plywood.
Globe and Mail
Tafelmusik's Jeanne Lamon receives lifetime achievement award
In what is likely to be the first of many such honours, Tafelmusik's departing music director Jeanne Lamon was on Thursday awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musicians Association, joining such past winners as Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray and Stompin' Tom Connors.
Stompin' Tom tribute planned
Planning is underway for a tribute night to the late Stompin' Tom Connors. It will be held at the Tignish Legion on May 4. Tignish, of course, is close to the Canadian singing legend's boyhood home of Skinner's Pond.