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[MUSIC] Twelve music links: Beatles, Annie Lennox, Shakespears Sister, Céline Dion …

  • There is now a play expanding on the urban legend–is it?–that the Beatles came close to being reunited in a meeting in an Eastern Townships library divided by the Canadian-American border. CTV reports.
  • The Annie Lennox-curated exhibit “Now I let You Go …” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art sounds amazing. The New York Times reports.
  • This Guardian feature on the reunification, after two and a half decades, of Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit in Shakespears Sister made me very happy.
  • Céline Dion seems to be in the middle of an interesting sort of renaissance. Why not a headlining appearance on Carpool Karaoke? VICE reports.
  • CTV News profiles the Summerside-born and Montréal-based electropop fiddler Denique, gaining praise for his innovative music and videos.
  • Noisey recently reported on an interestingly different early version of the Beyoncé song “Sorry”.
  • Dangerous Minds shares footage of a 1977 Bryan Ferry concert in Japan.
  • Vice provides readers with an introduction and overview to the best songs of Elton John.
  • Vice did readers the service of providing readers with an entry point into the discography of PJ Harvey.
  • Le Devoir looks at the phenomenon of K-Pop.
  • Josh Terry at Noisey makes the accurate point that the decision of the Chicago White Sox to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Disco Sucks riot, given the racism and homophobia of that movement, is a bad misstep.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Prince Edward County, Montréal, Sherbrooke

  • CBC Hamilton profiles an interesting local project, recycling the reclaimed wood from a late 19th century building at 99 James Street North into guitars.
  • CBC Kitchener-Waterloo notes that municipal politicians in that conurbation do not want their cities merged into a single unitary Region of Waterloo megacity.
  • The popular destination of Prince Edward County, a destination for many from Toronto, is starting to face a shortage of affordable housing. Global News reports.
  • CBC Montreal notes a proposal to build a baseball stadium in the underused lands of the Peel Basin. Might the Expos yet return?
  • La Presse notes that the bill for Sherbrooke hosting the 2021 Jeux de la Francophonie is estimated to be $C 84 million.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Sherbrooke, New York City, New Orleans, Nottingham, Cape Town

  • The 2023 Jeux de la Francophonie, originally planned for New Brunswick, have been taken up–provisionally–by the Québec city of Sherbrooke. HuffPostQuebec reports.
  • Carmen Arroyo at Inter Press Service writes about Pedro, a migrant from Oaxaca in Mexico who has lived in new York City for a dozen years without papers.
  • CityLab notes evidence that natural disasters can indeed advance gentrification, looking at the example of New Orleans.
  • Guardian Cities shares some cartoons by Carol Adlam about the English city of Nottingham, neither northern nor southern.
  • Civil servant magazine Apolitical takes a look at how Cape Town managed to escape its threatened water crisis.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her enjoyment of Québec’s Eastern Townships.
  • Centauri Dreams suggests that the oddities of KIC 8462852 might be explained by gravity darkening on its surface.
  • The Dragon’s Tales notes the ongoing debate as to when the Panama isthmus formed.
  • Language Hat notes the complex multilingualism of Elias Canetti.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money promotes Erik Loomis’ new book Empire of Timber: Labor Unions and the Pacific Northwest Forests, which reveals as complex the relationship between forestry workers and the natural environment.
  • The Planetary Society Blog notes that work on lightsails continues.
  • Towleroad reports on a website that maps the world according to the permissibility of marijuana use.
  • Window on Eurasia quotes the fears of a Russian website that Belarus is leaving the Russian sphere.