Category Archives: Life & Culture

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). Resonance by Hanna Kiel @ Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, September 26-28, 2019 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 […]

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 […]

September 11

Creative Coalition 11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards, TIFF 2019 @ Nordstrom Supper Suite, Sep. 7, 2019

by A.J. Lam The 11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Lit Up The Saturday Night of the Toronto International Film Festival, honouring NICOLAS CAGE, IMOGEN POOTS, KEKE PALMER, CHLOE BENNET, and ALEX WOLFF. The Creative Coalition,  the Premier Arts and Entertainment Social Advocacy Organization, is pleased to honour actor, singer and the newly anointed co-host of “GMA3: […]

September 06

The 140th Canadian National Exhibition-Fri.,August 16th to Mon.,September 2nd,2019

By A.J.Lam The 140th version of The Canadian National Exhibition had no shortage of fun things to do, see, and of course, eat. New attractions this year included: the Ex Race, an American Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course with a 10-foot warped wall. Also, you could try The EX RaceCargo crawls, a salmon ladder and these […]

September 03

Fan Expo Canada 2019 – 25th Anniversary

by Nick Chan Fan Expo Canada returned to the Metro Convention Centre once again on August 22-25, 2019. Whether you’re a Marvel superhero, Disney Character, or just love the Storm Troopers from Star Wars, fans of all ages and genres are welcome to this once a year event. Within the two buildings of the convention hall, one can […]

August 28

TASTE OF COUNTRY@LAKE JOSEPH CNIB MUSKOKA-Saturday, August 24th 2019

By:A.J.Lam We had our cowboy hats and boots ready for the “CNIB Muskoka: TASTE OF COUNTRY. “It was  a country affair gala with returning celebrity emcee Joan Kelley Walker from the Real Housewives of Toronto. https://www.cnib.ca/en?region=gta The generous patrons supported this amazing fundraiser event and everyone who attended was treated to: a spectacular BBQ, thirst quenching […]

August 18

dance: made in canada / fait au canada @ Betty Oliphant Theatre (August 14-18, 2019)

by A.J. Lam – additional photos by Filmoption International and Jean-François Lord Dance: Made in Canada / Fait au Canada Presents Fifth Anniversary Festival Featuring Electrifying Line-up of Cutting-edge Canadian Contemporary Dance  Biennial Dance Event Celebrates Milestone with Five World Premieres  and Eight Toronto Premieres from Some of Canada’s Leading Artists.  Dance: Made in Canada […]

August 18

2019 Rogers Cup Toronto @ Aviva Centre, Aug. 3-11, 2019

By Kimberly Samnang.Photography by A.J. Lam. Bianca Andreescu, at only 19 years old, into her third professional season, entered the finals against Serena Williams, former world number 1, with 23 Grand Slams on her reel, winning the 2019 Rogers Cup. During the 4th game of the first set, Serena called for a medical time out, […]

August 09

The Launch Of UNINTERRUPTED Canada With NBA Superstar LeBron James, Drake and CEO Maverick Carter@St.Regis Hotel-Fri.,Aug.2nd,2019

By A.J.Lam UNINTERRUPTED, the athlete empowerment brand founded by NBA Superstar LeBron James and CEO Maverick Carter, made its first international debut on August 2, at the St. Regis Hotel, with the launch of UNINTERRUPTED Canada, in partnership with Music Superstar, Entrepreneur, and the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Ambassador, Drake.   Its mission is to […]

August 05

MuskokaCon/ComicCon 2019 Bracebridge Memorial Arena-Saturday August 3, 2019

It was a jammed packed day full of Vendors, Guests & Attractions from all over North America joining MuskokaCon for the day. There were also Live Cosplay Wrestling, Gaming Zone, Kids Zone, Food Truck Pavilion & Huge Cosplay. Muskokacon strives to be Ontario’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As longtime […]

August 03

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now!

15 Years In The Making… Canadian Indie Alt Pop Rockers Reay Release Debut Album Butterfly Tongue Revisited Takes Flight September 6th Lead Singles “Lemondrop Girl” & “Halo” — Available Now! Some species of butterfly spend their entire existences in migration, journeying to the ends of the Earth on nothing more than sheer determination and undeniable […]

August 02

77 Years, 17 Albums, Rediscover Jazz Artist Wendell Harrison With NEW Release “Turnaround” is Available Now

Legendary jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Wendell Harrison has long been known for taking his music into his own hands, and the release of his newest single — “Turnaround” — is of no minor exception. “Quite often as humans we have to stop, take count of where we’ve been, and analyze our progress and direction in […]

August 01

Toronto’s Festival of Beer@Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place-Fri.,July 26th-Sun.,July28th,2019

By A.J.Lam The Toronto’s Festival of Beer, at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place, took place from July 26 to 28 with an incredible selection of 400+ brews from around the world, star-studded entertainment, and a new selection of delectable eats for fans to enjoy as part of the 2019 edition of #TasteTFOB. With a wide variety […]

July 29

MARCIANO for GUESS Unveils the Fall 2019 Collection and Advertising Campaign

Art directed by Paul Marciano, Chief Creative Officer for GUESS?, Inc., and photographed in Beverly Hills, CA through the lens of Derek Kettela, the campaign has a clean, modern feel and showcases powerful poses by elegant Marciano models, Erin Cummins, Nadine Mirada, Zac Taylor.  The models are photographed in key pieces from the collection and […]

July 27

Luke Cyrus Hunter Pays Homage To Retro Canadian Hip Hop In New Single, “Old School Jams”

“‘Old School Jam’ sounds amazing. The melodies have a quirky sound and the vocals know to impress. Luke is very talented!” — Lefuturewave “Really interesting track… Loved the instrumentals” — Tongue Tied Magazine “Nice production and lyrics!” — K12 JAMZ “Like the confidence and funk” — EarToTheGround Music “Cool video” — West Coast Chill “Really […]