Category Archives: Gala Scene

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 […]

April 09

JUNO Award-Nominated Teen Supergroup GIRL POW-R Leading Fans To Help Those In Need During COVID-19

JUNO Award-nominated and chart topping all-girl pop band Girl Pow-R are mobilizing the masses via mobile phones to, quite simply, help in any way they can in this newly uncertain time. Leveraging the power of social media in a time of increased social distancing, Girl Pow-R continues to embody their core mission of banding together […]

April 05

Tom Jackson Launches New Artist-Led Series in Aid of Music Community Affected by COVID-19

With countless members of the Canadian music community impacted by COVID-19, actor, singer, activist and philanthropic tour de force Tom Jackson is rallying fellow artists to aid peers with the launch of a new digital variety series, Almighty Voices. Certain to inspire, entertain, and inform audiences — and in support of the Unison Benevolent Fund, a […]

March 11

8th Annual Lucky Ball, Celebrating the Spirit of St. Patrick’s Day (Thu. Mar. 5, 2020)

by Sally Warburtonphotography by A.J. Lam The 8th annual Lucky Ball 2020 took place on Thursday, March 5, held at 2nd Floor Events at 461 King Street West – a beautiful venue, easy to get to by TTC near Spadina. A really fun evening with all the proceeds from ticket sales going to Fort York […]

March 05

8th Annual Laugh Out Loud Gala In Support Of Trillium Health Partners @ Toronto Congress Centre – Sat. Feb. 29, 2020

photography by Nicholas Chan. It was an evening of comedians and great live entertainment with celebrity comedian HOWIE MANDEL delivering doses of laughter to the capacity crowd at The 8th Annual Laugh Out Loud Gala In Support Of Trillium Health Partners. The “America’s Got Talent” judge headline the star studded gala on Saturday night. The […]

March 01

Leather & Laces Miami Super Bowl 54 Party @ Soho Studios – Fri. Jan. 31st

by A.J. Lam DJ Snoopadelic, aka Snoop Dogg,  the quintessential American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor, gave a rousing performance, with glam girls dancing on stage after Snoop Dogg’s enticing invitation to a select collection from the dance floor, to start off the 17th Annual Leather & Laces Super Bowl Party […]

February 29

Canadian International AutoShow 2020 @ MTCC, Feb. 14-23

by A.J. Lam On February 13th, as the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow opened for its Media Preview Day, Toyota Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Larry Hutchinson walked us through the electrified transformation happening in-market and the impact it has made on reducing our collective carbon footprint. Accompanied by Alex Wurz, a former Formula 1 […]

February 27

Motorcycle Show Toronto @ Enercare Centre – Feb. 21-23, 2020

by A.J. Lam The ultimate show for those looking for their fix of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel action, from the Ducati Panigale V4 and BMW S 1000 RR to Vespa special editions, Can-Am, and Honda ATVs, and the latest gear such as Dainese Smart Jacket. The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the biggest manufacturers show in […]

February 26

Polar Bear Affair @ Four Seasons Hotel – Sat. Feb. 22, 2020

A.J. Lam International Polar Bear Day is just around the corner: February 27th! Polar Bears International will commemorate the day with outreach events to raise awareness about the challenges polar bears face in Canada’s North and across the Arctic. Special programming will help you learn more about these remarkable animals, the challenges they face in […]