Alice Merton has German and Irish parents, grew up in Canada and lives in Berlin. Her hit "No Roots" deals with having many different roots, and clearly hit a nerve: it's already gone platinum in Germany.
Just when it seemed that the G7 leaders had eked out a joint communique and avoided an open rift, Donald Trump, in a stunning Twitter turnaround, retracted his endorsement. It's probably better that way.
Lawmakers in Canada called on Pope Francis to publicly apologize on behalf of the Catholic Church for its role in boarding schools that abused aboriginal children. The pontiff has said he can't "personally respond."
The singer-songwriter and activist will take her final concert bow in November after a final two-month dash across the US. Baez will also tour the UK and Europe to promote the latest album in her decades-long career.
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