Author Archives: BK

September 29

ELEVATE TECH FESTIVAL- Fri., Sept.20th-Thurs., Sept.26th,2019@Meridian Hall, Design Exchange, King West, and Other Locations.

By A.J. Lam with Photo Credits to Laura Miller (Elevate) for added Festival Photos It was the 2019 Elevate Tech Festival taking over Toronto while welcoming world-class leaders in the name of Canadian innovation. This whole festival week was a mission to unite the world’s top innovators to solve society’s greatest challenges. We enjoyed the […]

September 29

Madison Violet@Hugh’s Room Live-Thursday, September 26, 2019

By Wayne Baggs Madison Violet’s music and performance will give you goose bumps. The depth of the lyric content combined with the emotionally stunning harmonizing can bring tears if you’re not careful. I observed a few. Hugh’s Room Live setting only enhances that feeling. This isn’t the sugary boohoo broken heart sap. There is a […]

September 27

CANDYRAT GUITAR NIGHT WITH LUCA STRICAGNOLI AND GARETH PEARSON @HUGH’S ROOM LIVE-Sat.,Sept.21st,2019

By Wayne Baggs If you’re unfamiliar with the names Gareth Pearson or Luca Stricagnoli, then where have you been? Millions of YouTube views to their credit, I know you know them. Both own offensively tasteful chord inversions and innovative styles. Lead guitar mesmerisingly winding its way effortlessly from Chet to Django and Lenny Breau, they […]

September 23

Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Announces Winners ONCE UPON A RIVER, HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK Among Winners-Sept.19th-23rd,2019

Robert the Bruce Made It’s North American Premiere Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) Announces Winners ONCE UPON A RIVER, HUGH HEFNER’S AFTER DARK Among Winners The Second Annual Montana International Film Festival (MINT) wrapped today with an awards ceremony and closing celebration at The Babcock Theatre and The Depot in historic downtown Billings. […]

September 23

Sue Foley@Hugh’s Room-Mon., Sept.9th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Like all great Blues players, Ottawa native, Sue Foley honours the greats of the blues history. Such as Willie Dixon, Albert Collins and Mother Maybelle Carter. With her trademark Paisley Pink Telecaster, Sue has the well-honed skills and feeling to do that. Sue’s unique thumb-finger picking style gets every bit of feeling from […]

September 23

EAT TO THE BEAT Tues.,Oct 22, 2019 @Roy Thomson Hall

Eat to the Beat is a mecca for urban foodies who come to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer. A signature event of the Canadian Cancer Society. Eat to the Beat is the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting women through the […]

September 23

Kensington Market Jazz Festival. Sept. 13,14&15,2019

By Wayne Baggs Molly Johnson knows how to throw a party. Great musicians playing great music in one of the best settings of Toronto. What a great place to hang out for a weekend of jazz. Kensington Market in the middle of September is alive. From intimate piano solos at Tom’s Place to full out […]

September 23

HANGGAI@Revival Bar-Thurs.,Sept.19th,2019

By Wayne Baggs On Thursday, September 19th, Small World Music Society -http://smallworldmusic.com/ – brought Hanggai 杭盖 (China) to the Revival Bar. They exposed me to a unique live music experience. Hanggai is a Beijing based band that creatively blends traditional Mongolian music with contemporary rock. The music and performances are very compelling. My lack of […]

September 21

Alegría Under The Big Top@Ontario Place-Thurs.,Sept.19th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam & Host/Interviewer-Kimberly Samnang Cirque du Soleil’s red carpet premiered one of its most iconic productions, Alegria, on Sept. 19, 2019. It was the 25th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil and we had a chance to revisit the legendary Alegría, including new costumes and set design, a renewed acrobatic choreography and new musical […]

September 16

China Night – Sci Innovation Festival, TIFF 2019 Red Carpet Gala, Sun. Sep, 15

by Nicholas Chan BKontheScene was honoured to attend this prodigious event. China Night was hosted on the Malaparte Rooftop at TIFF Bell Lightbox, during the wind up of TIFF. This event was jointly sponsored by the City of Toronto, the Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations, the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and the Sci Innovation Centre. […]

September 16

5th Annual TIFF Mongrel House Celebrating Mongrel Media’s 25th Anniversary @ Campbell House, Sep. 5-8, 2019

by A.J. Lam. Renowned Canadian independent film distributor, Mongrel Media, with its fun-filled 5th Annual Mongrel House at TIFF, presented its multi-day celebrations  honouring nine of its films premiering at TIFF, including Easy Land on Saturday night, and 25 years of distributing some of the world’s most innovative and distinctive films, from Thursday, September 5, […]

September 16

Broken Branches, @AKI Studio(585 Dundas St.East)-Thurs.,Sept.19th-Sun.,Sept.29th, 2019

#BrokenBranches, @AKI Studio(585 Dundas St.East)-Sept.19th-29th, 2019. The 2 Preview Dates:  Tomorrow – Tues Sept 17  Wed. Sept 18 , BrokenBranches_theplay  is a timely and provocative play written by Lorene Stanwick and directed by Philip McKee, starts a long-overdue conversation, shedding light on an important yet silent issue: sibling abuse. It is produced by #CreateTruthProductions in […]

September 16

Canadian Film Fest Canada Party TIFF 2019 @ The Fifth Social Club, Sun, Sep. 8

by A.J. Lam The highly anticipated Canadian Film Fest Canada Party is always a fun celebration of Canadians in the film and entertainment industry. This year, the annual TIFF party was again hosted by the highly-social Fifth Social Club which was filled to capacity with well-dressed beautiful Canadians enjoying the DJ-curated dance music and open […]

September 15

Resonance by Hanna Kiel @ Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian – Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, Sep. 26-28, 2019

by A.J. Lam. Collective Power of Peaceful Protests Explored in Premiere of Hanna Kiel’s ‘Resonance’ (Sept 26-28). Exploring the concept of peaceful protest, the rock-infused performance, the upcoming Toronto Premiere of Hanna Kiel’s Resonance, on stage September 26–28 at Sts Cyril & Methody Macedonian-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Cathedral in Cabbagetown,  is inspired by the mass public […]

September 15

TIFF 2019 @ IT House

2019 brought another year for the prestigious cinema celebration, the Toronto International Film Festival, where for 10 days and nights, movie fans from around the world gathered in Toronto. One of the highlights of TIFF and an institution for over the past 14 years – NKPR’s IT Lounge and Scott Brothers’ Producers Ball have been […]