Pop Goes The News — For the first time since fans learned that lead singer Gord Downie has terminal brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip performed live Friday night in Victoria.

It was the first show in a summer tour to support the band’s new album Man Machine Poem. Scheduled to stop in nine more cities, the tour will wrap up Aug. 20 in Kingston, Ont.

UPDATE (7/21): Measha Brueggergosman has deleted her GoFundMe page and the links to it she shared on Twitter and Facebook. No explanation was given.

Pop Goes The News — Canadian opera singer Measha Brueggergosman is lashing out at the person who stole her property — and appealing to her fans for help.

The 39-year-old soprano was the victim of a break-and-enter on Monday night and now wants the public to help her “avoid an unjustifiable expense.”

Pop Goes The News — Canadian singer Matt Dusk became a first-time dad early Wednesday.

The 37-year-old and his longtime partner Julita Borko shared the happy news on Facebook.

Pop Goes The News — Is Justin Bieber dealing with some private pain, going bonkers, or simply tiring of being one of the most famous people on the planet?

Whatever it is — and maybe it’s all of the above — it’s clear the 22-year-old Canadian pop star is going through something.