You may know Dolly Parton for her 6 decades on the music scene and countless hits but little ones around the world know her as the “Book Lady”. Each week, Parton dons her jammies and reads stories to kids from her Imagination Library. These are soothing stories with colourful illustrations perfect to ease the stress and worries many kids have right now.
If you’re like me, you’re mourning the loss of music festivals this year. They’ve always been a way for me to see musicians that I know and love and be introduced to new talent along the way. Norwegian superstar DJ Kygo is offering up the festival experience for people right around the world this weekend. Along with performances of his own music, acts like OneRepublic, Zac Brown and Sandro Cavazza will also be streaming performances.
Here’s a link that will take you to the broadcast.
It’s an attempt to break SaskTel Centre’s all-time attendance record (16,874 people at the Metallica show in 2018) virtually. The arena is giving sports fans the chance to relive the Saskatoon Blades Memorial Cup game and the championship game by the Saskatchewan Rattlers complete with behind the scenes videos and interviews. The best part, the organizations are partnering to raise money for local COVID-19 relief funds. Tickets are $2 per game and you could win some great prizes as well. Once you’ve got your tickets, you’ll get a link for the broadcast.
When it comes to the term Rockstar, banjo player Eliza Mary Doyle may not immediately spring to mind but I beg you to reconsider. Doyle has brought joy to so many over the years and she’s also given back with her work in Northern music programs. During the pandemic she’s also been educating people on how to stay safe with her #spreadlovenotcovidsk that distributes cloth masks and teaches people how to make their own. Doyle’s the featured performer for Sunday’s Open House presented by SaskMusic.