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08 July 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Dion Todd

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

22 March 2019

Musician Spotlight Series: Nuela Charles

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

09 September 2018

Musician Spotlight Series: Gabriela Geneva

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

10 July 2018

Musician Spotlight Series: Theo Tams

By // Music

The Musician Spotlight Series shines a light on up-and-coming bands and solo acts creating heartfelt and original work across genres, giving them an opportunity to talk about their music, their …

07 March 2018

Joey Niceforo- “Winner Takes It All”

By // Music

“Winner Takes All” is the ABBA favourite you think you know – you think so, that is, until you hear the latest version by singer Joey Niceforo. Joey is a …

13 January 2018

Sykamore- Self + Medicine

By // Music

Self + Medicine is the second release for singer/songwriter Sykamore. The native of Carseland, Alberta has been recording since 2012, and released her debut album PETAL in 2013. Sykamore has …

14 September 2017

#ARTBIRTH Lady Gaga

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Athena Reich’s #ARTBIRTH was so unexpected, such a witty and subversive spectacle. Reich, as her pregnant Lady Gaga alter ego, drops a line early in the show warning us that …

06 July 2017

Carole King is Beautiful

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Carole King is a worthy musical heroine, an artist of prodigious talent and notable personality, and book writer Douglas McGrath has crafted her life story into a dramatically compelling piece …

08 January 2016

The Good Feelings Are Spreading Like Wildfire

By // Music

One of my favourite music teachers once observed how challenging it can be to write music with a positive tone. Personally, I’ve never tried my hand at it, but I …

27 June 2015

Must See: Love & Mercy

By // Cinema

When the epilogue ended and the house lights came up in the movie theatre where I saw Love & Mercy, no one moved. The real Brian Wilson was on screen …

19 June 2015

The Unofficial Katy Perry Musical

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Katy Perry’s music is very theatrical and generally rooted in storytelling, two qualities that pretty much guarantee that one day we will see her songbook turned into a Broadway show. …

17 April 2015

In Reel Life: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of

By // Music

I’m not even a little bit embarrassed about seeing the Backstreet Boy documentary. Other than Joshua Jackson and Gilbert Blythe, I’ve loved nothing in my entire life as long or …

26 October 2014

Global Cabaret 2014, Part 1

By // Music

I’m halfway through the 7th (and final?) Global Cabaret Festival weekend down at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Here are the highlights so far: UPDATE: Read Part 2 …

04 July 2014

Bey & Jay Light set Gillette Stadium on Fire

By // Music

As the smell of weed wafted through the air, the lights dimmed, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z took the stage at Gillette Stadium.  The two walked out with one of their …

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