May 20

Toronto-Based Singer-Songwriter Laura Repo Releases Chapbook in Connection with New Album “This Is My Room”, Available Now

“It’s like a deep acceptance of oneself — a big blue sky,” says Canadian singer/songwriter Laura Repo on her newest folk-pop album — the decade-in-the-making missive, This Is My Room — available now. “That’s what this album feels like to me.” Her fourth full-length release, This Is My Room sees Repo exploring new musical avenues […]

May 20

Canadian Country Young Wonder, Beamer Wigley Releases New Single “I Knew”

The Canadian country scene continues to have a young wonder on its watch in the form of Beamer Wigley and his newest single and video, “I Knew” — available now! “It really resonates with me,” says Wigley on the arc of the track, co-written by his manager, award-winning legendary hitmaker and GRAMMY Award-nominated Keith Follese […]

May 20

Dance: Made in Canada Festival @ Betty Oliphant Theatre & Blake House (Aug. 14-18, 2019)

TORONTO, ON — dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac) proudly unveils a diverse program featuring the country’s most sought-after dancers and choreographers for its milestone fifth biennial edition on stage from August 14–18, 2019, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Living legend and 2019 Dance Hall of Fame inductee Louise Lecavalier will […]

May 18

Three Artist Exhibit @ Corey Helford Gallery (Sat. May 18th 2019)

On Saturday, May 18, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly unveil a three-artist show by curator Caro Buermann featuring mini-solos with San Francisco-based sculptor Erika Sanada, Seattle-based painter and illustrator Happy D, and Orange County-based artist Young Chun in Gallery 2. Erika Sanada creates ceramic sculptures of bizarre creatures that “reflect the weird […]

May 14

JAYS CARE CELEBRATED 2019 CURVE BALL GALA @ROGERS CENTRE-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Kimberly Samnang On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster joined more than 1,300 VIP guests on the field at Rogers Centre in support of JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, for the 2019 Curve Ball Gala, presented by Rogers, Cisco, TD, Samsung, Ericsson, and Huawei Hosted by Sportsnet’s Evanka Osmak and Jamie Campbell, […]

May 13

Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards@Rebel-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Canadian Music Week held its annual Celebration for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards May 9th at the Rebel. The 3-hour gala dinner honours the Music Industries innovators, and achievements as recognized by their peers. The event was full, with approximately 750 guests from all corners of the music business. All […]

May 12

The 5th Anniversary of Dixonlicious@Daniel Spectrum-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan & Art Tsai 2019 marked the 5th year anniversary of Dixonlicious & the 90th anniversary of Dixon Hall, which started as a soup kitchen. Dixonlicious is a culinary celebration & social fundraiser where attendees experience Regent Park & help provide 30,000 meals to those in need. The event featured delicious food […]

May 11

HotDocs 2019

by A.J. Lam From dystopia to utopia, these films immerse the viewers in a world full of dystopia with the hopes of arriving at a utopian world. The Restdirector: Ai Wei Wei With the famous activist artist Ai Wei Wei’s latest exhibit in Toronto, following exhibits at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Nuit Blanche, and the […]

May 09

The 2019 Crystals Awards@TIFF LIGHTBOX-Mon.,May 6th,2019

The 2019 Crystals Awards took place on Monday, May 6th. Creative minds filled TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate the winners, honour radio creativity, network with the industry’s elite and enjoy some delicious food and drinks! The Crystals Awards recognizes excellence in Canadian radio creative. Proudly presented by Bell Media Radio Sales, Canadian Broadcast Sales and […]

May 09

HOT DOCS 2019-MILES DAVIS:THE BIRTH OF COOL@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

The Birth of Cool is a superbly crafted documentary about the life of jazz great/pioneer Miles Davis and is an example of what great filmmaking can offer. Combine this with a subject that has the artistic depth, drive, and mystique, as Miles Davis had, and you readily become enthralled in his life’s story. This is […]

May 08

HOT DOCS 2019-OUR GODFATHER@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sat.,May 4th,2019

Tommaso Buscetta, aka-Don Masino, turned state’s evidence and his testimony led to the conviction of over 400 Mafiosi in Italy and the United States, and he became the first Mafia boss to ever turn his back on Cosa Nostra. Buscetta became disenchanted following the murder of a number of allies and family members, including two […]

May 08

Eifman Ballet: Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts (May 9-11)

photography by A.J. Lam and Eifman Ballet Russian Ballet Auteur, Boris Eifman, Honours Musical Muse with Powerful Exploration of theNature of Genius and the Price of Fame in;– Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA – Vibrant athleticism, nuanced physicality and dramatic intensity take centre stage as the renowned Eifman Ballet brings the man behind the music to […]

May 08

TELEVISION@THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE-Mon.,May 6th,2019

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKLIN LAU & REVIEW BY WAYNE BAGGS It’s 1977, a radio station in Brampton with reception so weak it was hardly receivable in the GTA, is broadcasting Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77, Television – Marquee Moon, Iggy Pop – The Idiot, The Clash – The Clash, The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus and […]

May 08

“Who Let The Dogs Out”@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Sun.,May 5th,2019

Director Brent Hodge very aptly captures the hilarious adventure of Ben Sisto’s quest to get to the bottom of “Who Let The Dogs Out.”  A subject definitely off the beaten path, it starts naturally enough with Ben noticing an incomplete citation on the songs Wikipedia page and he sets out the find the answer.  Who did let […]

May 07

HOT DOCS 2019-BELLINGCAT-TRUTH IN A POST-TRUTH WORTH-HOT DOCS CINEMA-Fri.,May 3rd,2019

This was a very intriguing documentary during Hot Docs 2019 week. Bellingcat, the name was adapted from a cartoon character, and the agency was founded in 2014 by Eliot Higgins. This is an international group that uses available info and tools such as geolocation data, 3D simulations, social media to conduct serious investigative work. Bellingcat […]