Category Archives: Reviews

April 06

ZIGGY MARLEY TO RELEASE SEVENTH SOLO STUDIO ALBUM, REBELLION RISES MAY 18th, VIA TUFF GONG WORLDWIDE

Los Angeles, CA (Wednesday, April 4th) – Eight-time GRAMMY® award winning musician and reggae icon Ziggy Marley will release his seventh full-length solo studio album, Rebellion Rises on May 18th through Tuff Gong Worldwide.  Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love. “The rebellion begins in […]

April 01

Ian Thomas@Hugh’s Room Live-Sat.,March 31st,2018

Story Teller, Comedian and of course Iconic Musican, is what his fans describe Ian Thomas. We were invited to his intimate concert at Hugh’s Room Live on Saturday night. “Painted Ladies” was an international hit in 1973 and over the years he has acquired a Juno award, four SOCAN classic awards for Painted Ladies, Right […]

March 28

“MADE WITH LOVE”@The Fermenting Cellar-Mon.,March 26th,2018

What a night It was on Monday, with over 600 cocktail lovers coming to support Toronto’s local bartending scene at The Fermenting Cellar! Here are The Toronto’s 2018 Regional Finals winners and they are: Judges’ Choice: 1. Axl Gonzalez – Los Colibris 2. Adam Karpowicz – boutique bar 3. Albert Chan – NEAT Public’s Choice: […]

March 16

WEEKEND POPUP | LEGO Artist Andy Bauch Explores the Value of Art & Money With Bitcoin-Infused Body of Work@ CASTELLI ART SPACE 5428 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016 Fri.,March 23rd-25th,2018

WEEKEND POP-UP!!! LEGO Artist Andy Bauch Questions the Value of Both Art & Money With a Bitcoin-Infused, Postinternet Body of Work “NEW MONEY” at Castelli Art Space Exhibit features over a dozen new works comprised of 100,000 LEGO bricks. Artwork is imbued with secret keys to Bitcoin wallets so the value fluctuates with currency. Depict […]

March 15

Canadian jazz/pop singer/songwriter Jordana Talsky and her rise up the ranks in CBCMusic.ca’s 2018 SEARCHLIGHT competition!Winner Announcement on Mon.,March 19th,2018

Out of 100 artists to make the initial cut, Jordana and her quirky, harmony-propelled a cappella hit “Run” has landed in the Top 10, and is one of just five homegrown talents to be hand-picked by CBC’s judges and the only jazz entry remaining. Watch the video for “Run” on YouTube. A dazzling fixture in […]

March 05

Angelique Kidjo In Concert@The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall-Saturday,March 3rd,2018

Images by-Lisa Sakulensky.  Words by A.J.Lam Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter and activist Angelique Kidjo, tweeted on International Jazz Day “Music has no nationality, no boundary, no color #Jazz belongs to you as much as it belongs to me. It’s a form of expression that’s all about freedom. Music is the ultimate weapon of peace for […]

March 04

Nordic Light Concert @ Metropolitan United Church, Toronto (Sat. Feb. 24, 2018)

By Kimberly Samnang   The Nordic Light Gala Concert at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto on Saturday, February 24 featured the Orpheus Choir of Toronto and That Choir, in a concert dedicated entirely to the music of Ēriks Ešenvalds, conducted by Robert Cooper, Craig Pike and the composer himself. The performance centerpiece was the Canadian premiere of Nordic […]

March 03

LA BELLE EPOQUE 2018 @THE CARLU-THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Joie de Vivre! Joie de Danser! Much like Paris during “the beautiful era”, Canada’s National Ballet School was a beacon for technological progress, profound artistry and the human spirit. It was an evening of cultural abundance, celebrating the creativity and vitality of NBS’ programming in the effervescent style of Parisians at the turn of the […]

February 23

Marvel Comic Presents-“Black Panther”-Directed By Ryan Coogler

Black Panther is worth cheering for, a clear standout on the Marvel movie roster. It’s only Ryan Coogler’s third feature, but it has the confidence of a far more experienced filmmaker. It’s a case of the right story landing in the right hands. Chadwick Boseman plays King T’Challa, akathe Black Panther, a monarch and superhero […]

February 22

Jeff VanderMeer’s-Annihilation-Directed By Alex Garland’s Annihilation And Featurimg Natalie Portman-Fri.,Feb.23rd,2018

 By M.J.Tom Of course, the book is better. Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation is a lit-pulp marvel that expands the possibilities of what is possible within its genre, a heady, sweaty dip into not just enviro-cosmic horror but the inexplicable. The book, the first entry in VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, immerses readers in bio-impossibilities, in a landscape […]

February 16

21C MUSIC FESTIVAL -2018-5th Anniversary-Wed.,May23rd-Sun.,May27th,2018

  21C MUSIC FESTIVAL A FESTIVAL OF NEWLY-MINTED MUSIC BY THE WORLD’S FOREMOST STARS OF INDEPENDENT MUSICAL THINKING AND INNOVATION 8 CONCERTS. 5 DAYS. 37 PREMIERES! Musicians Kronos Quartet Jherek Bischoff Anthony de Mare A Far Cry Simone Dinnerstein Dinuk Wijeratne Kinan Azmeh Maarja Nuut Hendrik Kaljujärv Vox Clamantis Katia and Marielle Labèque New Music […]

February 12

PLAYBOY’S BIG GAME WEEKEND PARTY@Prive, Minneapolis-Saturday, February 3, 2018

By Kimberly Samnang.  Photography by AJ Lam and BKonthescene. Playboy Partnered with Talent Resources Sports to Present a Historic Event Featuring DJ Snoopadelic Snoop Dogg in Minneapolis on February 3 Talent Resources Sports, a full-service sports marketing and experiential events agency, joined forces with Playboy to present the annual Big Game Weekend Party. For one-night […]

February 08

Imagine Dragons @ the Armory (Thu. Feb. 1, 2018)

Photography by Leila Navidi Thursday night’s kick-off concert by Imagine Dragons at the Armory in the NFL-affiliated Nomadic Live series had two contrasting story lines: You had an old building being tested in new ways, and a still relatively new band that wasn’t tested all that much. Imagine Dragons played nearly an identical set to […]

February 07

Rolling Stone Live: Minneapolis – Featuring Migos (Fri. Feb. 2, 2018)

Photography by Adam Degross On Friday, February 2, 2018, Rolling Stone hosted one of the hottest events during the biggest weekend in sports – Rolling Stone Live: MINNEAPOLIS, with headlining performances by Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum supergroup Migos and additional special guests. This year’s event was presented by Mercedes-Benz and produced by Talent Resources Sports, a […]

January 20

2018 North American Auto Show@Detroit- Cobo Centre-Sat.,January 20, 2018

Photography By Doel Debasu Datta The 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit might not have been as hogh profile as it could’ve been, but that doesn’t mean the show was a dud! Quite the opposite, vintage cars, pickup trucks and muscle cars are in your garage, thenthis year’s show was for your taste […]