Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American musical standards, dead at 96

Jul 21, 2023 | 7:17am

Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” graced a decades long career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died Friday. He was 96, just two weeks short of his birthday. […]

Some Canadians expect to watch queen’s funeral with sadness; others will skip it

Sep 18, 2022 | 9:10am

For some Canadians, the queen’s funeral on Monday will prompt sadness and trigger personal memories, but for others it’s a distant event they intend to miss. David Edwards, the Anglican bishop of Fredericton, says his mother was born the same year as Queen Elizabeth and died about five months before her, linking changes in his family life to the historic end of a 70-year reign. “Important figures in our lives, […]