Category Archives: Reviews

December 02

Canadian Guitarist ERIC SCHENKMAN (Spin Doctors) releases new video for “Agent Orange Blues”

You may have seen Toronto-based Eric Schenkman on stages before thousands of fans worldwide with the Spin Doctors. He is one of the band’s not-so-secret weapons — a vital songwriter and a virtuoso guitarist who crafted the ‘90s band and co-wrote all five of their Top 100 hits. He also worked with Chico Hamilton, Carly […]

November 30

Downchild Blues Band’s “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost)” to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Song induction and 50th Anniversary Party will feature special guests Dan Aykroyd, Tony D (MonkeyJunk), Suzie Vinnick and Andy J Forest -November 29, National Arts Centre- Ottawa, ON (November 21, 2019) — The first Canadian blues recording ever to sell gold, “I’ve Got Everything I Need (Almost),” written by The Legendary Downchild Blues Band’s leader and co-founder, Don Walsh, will be […]

November 28

Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show@Metro Toronto Convention Centre-Saturday, November 23, 2019

Photography By A.J.Lam, Video By Shannen Johnston and Interviews By Jesse Read,Shannen Johnston & Kimberly Samnang. Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards show was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV. The 2019 Inductees represented: […]

November 25

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame 2019 concert showcase Decades: The Toronto Sound of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s@Phoenix Concert Theatre-Thurs,Nov.21st,2019

By Sally Warburton & Photography by Wayne Baggs Held at the epic Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, November 21st was a night to celebrate Canadian songwriters, to hear the music and reminisce about the history of Canadian music. Awards were presented and then the songs were sung! Executive Director of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

November 25

“Hope In The City”Breakfast@The Fairmount Royal York-Fri.,Nov.22nd,2019

By Kimberly Samnang The Salvation Army official annual kickoff to their Christmas fundraising season which supports critical programs & services in Toronto & the GTA started on Friday with a breakfast. This year’s keynote speaker was by Olympian & Best Selling Author Jeremiah Brown. Also, Major Rob Kerr from The Salvation Army was in attendance. […]

November 25

The International Ceramic Art Fair Preview Gala Thursday Thurs.,November 21,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam The International Ceramic Art Fair runs from Fri November 22 to 24, 2019, Last year, the Gardiner presented the first International Ceramic Art Fair featuring extraordinary works by Canadian and international artists. This year, the success is focused on outstanding Canadian women-identified artists and the ways that they’re creating and innovating with […]

November 24

Peacebuilders Canada – An Evening with David Clayton-Thomas Concert /Fundraiser@Koerner Hall-Wed.,Nov.20th,2019

By Sally Warburton and Photography By Wayne Baggs November 20th was an evening to support Youth Justice. Restorative Justice. Social Justice. These are the values of Peacebuilders Canada. Peacebuilders’ Founder Eva Marszewski proudly oversaw the evening. VIP guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvre in the elegant reception area before the concert. Guests had the chance […]

November 23

Indie Week 2019

by Wayne Baggs Day 1 of setting out to find out what’s original and interesting at the five day showcase for new hungry bands called Indie Week, one of Canada’s top emerging artist festivals hosting independent artists from around the world for five amazing nights of music in venues throughout downtown Toronto November 13-17. Indie Week […]

November 22

The 27th Annual-RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners@The Fairmount/Royal York Hotel-Wed.,Nov.20th,2019

It was a celebration at the 27th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, and today we are proud to announce the six winners of the 2019 awards. These award winners join the five recipients of the up-and-coming entrepreneur ‘Ones to Watch’ award category, which was announced in September of this year. This year’s winners and […]

November 22

Canadian Country Singer/Songwriter JOEY CLARKSON Reflects on “These Days” in NEW Single

For country/Americana artist Joey Clarkson, the title of her forthcoming album, The Year That Never Happened — and its premiere single “These Days” available now — represents so much more than a blip in time.  “‘These Days’ was the first song I wrote after my visa was declined,” says the Canadian singer/songwriter about her extensive journey to securing […]

November 22

Parachute Club’s “Rise Up” Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to induct six songs that helped to define the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, borne from the streets of Toronto with global impact Toronto, ON (October 22, 2019) — The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) today announced the induction of six influential songs from the Toronto music scenes of the […]

November 21

Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction Week@Brookfield Place-Fri.,Nov.15th-Mon.,Nov.18th,2019

On Friday, November 15, the induction, the Official Ring Presentation and photo opportunity were held at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Esso Great Hall. Six individuals were elected to The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Honoured Membership, in both the Player and Builder Category. On Sunday, November 17, 2019 – the HAGGAR HHOF LEGENDS CLASSIC game […]

November 18

Award-Winning Canadian Country Singer/Songwriter Lauren Mayell is “Tongue Tied”

Canadian country artist Lauren Mayell finds herself “Tongue Tied” in this, the newest single off her forthcoming album — available now! With six singles under her belt — her grandfather’s beloved “Pure Country” belt, to be sentimental and precise — the Calgary-based singer/songwriter has shared the stage with everyone from Dean Brody, Meghan Patrick, Kane […]

November 17

LIVERight Gala 2019: A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education@Liberty Grand-Fri.,Nov.15th,2019

By A.J.Lam. Friday’s LIVERight Gala 2019 was a special celebration at the Liberty Grand for 50 years of bringing liver research to life for the benefit of Canadian children and youth affected by liver disease. This year, the LIVERight Gala was a particularly special night as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Their forward-thinking founders established […]

November 16

WILLOWBANK@GARDINER MUSEUM-THURS., NOV. 14TH, 2019

By A.J. Lam. “From its historic campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Willowbank is pioneering an ecological approach to heritage conservation and renewal. Through the Willowbank School, which offers a Diploma in Heritage Conservation, and the Willowbank Centre, which promotes community engagement, we are developing an innovative way of thinking about the past, in order to create […]