Category Archives: Gala Scene

September 30

Youth Day Music Gala  September 26, 2021   One King Street West

By Sally Warburton One King Street in the Grand Banking Hall was where it was happening on Sunday, September 26. It was the Thank You Music Gala for Youth Day.   An evening to hear the Youth Day singers and  to thank the sponsors. Celebrating the success of the young singers who had the chance to […]

September 15

Joshua Jackson makes a BIG SPLASH at the Toronto International Film Festival with Liquid Media Group

Photography by Nicholas Chan and A.J.Lam The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was very different this year, but it continued to be one of the most exclusive and desirable event of the year. The BIG SPLASH party welcomed celebrities, top industry executives, influential media and other glamorous guests for a night of networking, entertainment and […]

May 11

BBPA Harry Jerome Awards 2021 DECADE LEADERS: THE ART of POSSIBLE

by Sally Warburton With an introduction by Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and then Mayor of Toronto John Tory, one of Toronto’s most anticipated award events got its start!  Over 1000 attendees including Government and Corporate Leaders, Community Members, Celebrity Supporters and BBPA Harry Jerome Alumni such as Jean Augustine were present.  Saturday, […]

May 01

Collision North America’s Fastest Growing Tech Conference

by Sally Warburton Collision’s international Virtual Tech Conference 2021 attracted over 38,000 people online and brought together Fortune 500 companies as presenters and participants of tech sectors from all over the world. The schedule had an incredible line up of Tech companies, investors, startups, with CEO’s, actors, politicians including Mayors of 3 of North America’s […]

February 10

The 32nd Annual Dragon Ball, the signature fundraising gala of Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, will be held virtually on Sat. February 13

Dragon Ball goes virtual to celebrate the Year of the Ox The 32nd Annual Dragon Ball, the signature fundraising gala of Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, will be held virtually on February 13 (Saturday) in support of senior care at the four Yee Hong centres and the construction of three new long-term care homes. Combining […]

January 13

30th Gotham IFP Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery @ Cipriani Wall Street, New York.-Mon.,Jan.11th,2021

New York City showed its redoubtable “can-do” spirit at the 30th Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. Robert Hall Winery returned for its third year as wine sponsor. In a remarkable, first-time ever hybrid of live and virtual presentation, presenters and honorees in attendance sat at tiny, socially distanced tables in the cavernous space and mingled cautiously but enthusiastically […]

December 18

OSHEAGA Announces Headliners for 2021

OSHEAGA IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE FOO FIGHTERS, CARDI B, AND POST MALONE AS HEADLINERS FOR OSHEAGA 2021 OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021 presented by Bell Alt TV in collaboration with Coors Light returns stronger than ever to celebrate its 15th edition! We are aware that we are heading into uncertain times, and we have been working relentlessly […]

December 16

16th Annual ANDY KIM Christmas is going National on Dec. 19

ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PRESENTED BY THE AIR MILES® REWARD PROGRAM Television Special in support of Crew Nation, CAMH Gifts of Light and Food Banks Canada airs Saturday, December 19 at 8 pm on Citytv and Citytv.com Featuring performances by Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Broken Social Scene, Buffy Sainte-Marie, City and Colour, Glass Tiger & Roch Voisine, […]

October 16

CMAOntario Awards – Oct 4, 2020

by Wayne Baggs Why would you drive to London’s Western Fairgrounds in the rain on a Sunday night? To watch live music with an actual stage, real lighting, real sound, and real people playing. A historical event. It’s the world’s first live drive-in-awards show! The “Country Music Association of Ontario” or the “CMAO” awards show. The CMAOntario […]

October 05

Marillion’s Couch Convention 2020

by Sally Warburton The long anticipated Couch Convention finally happened!  COVID-19 has caused lockdowns, cancellations and postponements of so many live concerts, the announcement from Lucy Jordache  – Marillion manager was very welcome! The ProgRock Marillion fans waited in anticipation all summer after it was announced in June.  September 4th – 6th had a full […]

August 12

OPERA ATELIER ANNOUNCES REIMAGINED 35TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH – A SEASON OF VISIONS & DREAMS –

photography by Bruce Zinger 2020/21 Season Includes a New Creation, ‘Something Rich and Strange’, ‘Handel’s The Resurrection’, and a Collaboration with Angela Hewitt at Italy’s Trasimeno Festival in 2021 Opera Atelier proudly announces its new, reimagined 35th Anniversary Season with two fully-staged and livestreamed productions at Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and […]

August 06

Canzona Chamber Players Benefit Concert for St. Michael’s

Canzona Chamber Players Presents Yosuke Kawasaki & Jessica Linnebach in a Violin Duet Concert Benefitting St. Michael’s Hospital COVID-19 Courage Fund Sunday, August 9th @ 7:00 pm EST In their ongoing initiative to #keepthemusicplaying, Canada’s Canzona Chamber Players are set to host a special live-streamed recital this Sunday, August 9th. The concert is in benefit […]

July 25

A-LIST COMMUNICATIONS BREAKS GROUND WITH POP-UP DRIVE-INS FOR THEATRICAL RELEASES

POP-UP DRIVE-INS FOR THEATRICAL RELEASES by Alexa Oliphant, Platform Media Groupphotography by Amy Graves In what could be an industry first and a harbinger of theatrical release patterns to come in a post-pandemic world, leading entertainment communications and events group A-List Communications, has been serving up social distance-optimized and CDC guidelines-compliant Pop-up Drive-Ins to Hollywood as a […]

June 29

Toronto’s ViVA TRIO Releases Special Rendition of “O CANADA” with Multi-Award Winning Top Canadian Artists

photography by Asya Akhoundov Thursday, June 25th @ 8pm EST and Wednesday, July 1st @ 8pmYoutubehttps://www.facebook.com/ViVATrio/https://www.instagram.com/vivatrio/ In honour of Canada Day 2020, internationally acclaimed vocalist trio ViVA Trio have assembled an incredible all-Canadian cast of talent to perform their rendition of “O Canada” virtually this June 25th and July 1st. The multi-date performance will feature […]

April 17

Canadian New Wave Icons THE SPOONS Serve Appreciation & Inspiration For Frontline Workers Amid COVID-19 Containment

Canadian new wave icons the Spoons are serving a bright dose of inspiration and immense gratitude in this, their newest video for “Landing Lights” — available now! Members Gord Deppe and Sandy Horne’s sentiments stretch two ways, but first and foremost to medical professionals and their ongoing efforts in the face of COVID-19. “We wanted […]