December 12

Canadian Blues Master Manitoba Hal Reimagines & Rearranges His Classic Songs For 15th Album "Vintage Blend"

Canadian blues music renaissance man Manitoba Hal has thumbed through his 15+ year career archive to release this, his newest album, Vintage Blend — available now! The 11-track release pulls from the Shelburne, Nova Scotia-based artist’s earliest years in Winnipeg, reinventing, reimagining and rearranging them for cigar box guitar, ukulele, slide guitar and Hal’s ’57 license plate […]

December 10

The Toronto Consort Celebrates the Yuletide with Musical Jewel of Early Baroque Germany – Schütz’s Christmas Story –

Renowned English Tenor Charles Daniels joins The Toronto Consortto present musical Baroque telling of The Nativity Story Toronto, ON — The Toronto Consort celebrates the magic of the holiday season with Schütz’s Christmas Story, December 13 & 14 at 8pm and December 15 at 3:30pm at Trinity-St. Paul Centre. This gloriously colourful concert features the […]

December 10

Canadian Singer/Songwriter Francine Honey says Take Me To The North Pole in NEW Holiday Release

Internationally award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Francine Honey has her sights set on the holiday season with this, her newest album release, Take Me To The North Pole — available now! “Life can be so busy around the holidays!” Honey says of the season and the release. “We are all running around trying to get it all done to […]

December 08

JUNO Award-Winning Reggae Master Jay Douglas Drops “Jah Children”

JUNO Award-nominated and award winning reggae and music master and 70-something (!!!) Jay Douglas drops “Jah Children” — available now from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution.  The track features iconic Jamaican dancehall DJ General Trees and a remix by JUNO Award-winning Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix As Douglas sings, “we live in a land, […]

December 08

IFP's 29th Annual Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery (Mon. Dec. 2, 2019)

by Alexa Oliphant (Platform Media Group)photography by Lawrence Busacca, Jemal Countess, Theo Wargo, Monica Schipper and Lawre (Getty Images) On Monday night, for its second year, renowned Robert Hall Winery served as wine sponsor of the Independent Feature Project’s (IFP) celebrity-studded 29th Annual Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street—the first of the season’s awards programs. A literal cavalcade of stars […]

December 07

The 15th Annual Andy Kim’s-Toronto Christmas Show@The Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Wed.,Dec.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Andy Kim’s 15th Annual Toronto Christmas show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre charity concert featured: Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Tracey Ullman, Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club, Jake Clemons, Jessica Mitchell with Tim Hicks, Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene and more. 15 years of Andy Kim giving back to […]

December 02

The 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll@The Royal York Hotel-Saturday November 30th, 2019

New Beginnings Support Program hosted its 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll on Saturday November 30th, 2019 at the Royal York Hotel.   The Host for the evening was Amanda Lang, an Internationally recognized Canadian Business Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Amanda believes giving back is a necessity to improving the […]

December 02

The Salvation Army Presents Christmas In The Square & Toy Mountain Kick Off @Yonge Dundas Square– Friday, November 29, 2019

By Sally Warburton Yonge Dundas Square was filled with brave souls – people who were freezing cold but whose hearts were warmed by the beautiful music, dancing and overall feeling of happiness created by Juno award winning R & B artist MC Dru and all the young people who performed on stage. Live entertainment started […]

December 02

First Round of Performing Artists Announced for Toronto's Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival

WHAT: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Today, Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and Wendell Ferguson. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on Brunswick Ave (near Spadina Avenue and […]

December 02

Canadian Guitarist ERIC SCHENKMAN (Spin Doctors) releases new video for “Agent Orange Blues”

You may have seen Toronto-based Eric Schenkman on stages before thousands of fans worldwide with the Spin Doctors. He is one of the band’s not-so-secret weapons — a vital songwriter and a virtuoso guitarist who crafted the ‘90s band and co-wrote all five of their Top 100 hits. He also worked with Chico Hamilton, Carly […]

November 30

Downchild Blues Band’s “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Song induction and 50th Anniversary Party will feature special guests Dan Aykroyd, Tony D (MonkeyJunk), Suzie Vinnick and Andy J Forest -November 29, National Arts Centre- Ottawa, ON (November 21, 2019) — The first Canadian blues recording ever to sell gold, “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost),” written by The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s leader and co-founder, Don Walsh, will be […]

November 28

Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show@Metro Toronto Convention Centre-Saturday, November 23, 2019

Photography By A.J.Lam, Video By Shannen Johnston and Interviews By Jesse Read,Shannen Johnston & Kimberly Samnang. Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards show was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV. The 2019 Inductees represented: […]

November 28

VOLCANO THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF SCOTT JOPLIN’S TREEMONISHA

TREEMONISHA: A REIMAGINING OF ONE OF THEWORLD’S FIRST BLACK OPERAS What:Internationally acclaimed Toronto-based theatre company Volcano announces the official launch of a ground-breaking project: Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. This is a Black-women-led reimagining of one of the world’s first all-Black operas, Treemonisha. It tells the story of the evolution of a young Black woman into an effective leader, able […]

November 25

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 concert showcase Decades: The Toronto Sound of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s@Phoenix Concert Theatre-Thurs,Nov.21st,2019

By Sally Warburton & Photography by Wayne Baggs Held at the epic Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, November 21st was a night to celebrate Canadian songwriters, to hear the music and reminisce about the history of Canadian music. Awards were presented and then the songs were sung! Executive Director of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

November 25

“Hope In The City”Breakfast@The Fairmount Royal York-Fri.,Nov.22nd,2019

By Kimberly Samnang The Salvation Army official annual kickoff to their Christmas fundraising season which supports critical programs & services in Toronto & the GTA started on Friday with a breakfast. This year’s keynote speaker was by Olympian & Best Selling Author Jeremiah Brown. Also, Major Rob Kerr from The Salvation Army was in attendance. […]