Category Archives: Reviews

November 22

The Good, Bad And Ugly Sweater@Second City-Nov.20th,2016-Jan.5th,2017

It’s that time of the year! “AGAIN!” We’ll be faced with Garlands, Christmas Trees and Horrible/Tacky sweaters.  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater,  at The Second City,  made fun of all the washed up, broken down traditions that tend to plague us during the holiday season. On stage November 20, 2017 to January […]

November 21

2017 Right To Play Tribute Dinner@Metro Toronto Convention Centre -Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BY Kimberly Samnang Right To Play hosted its fourth signature Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Toronto — a fundraising event to celebrate the power of play, and its ability to transform the lives of children and empower youth around the world. The Dinner paid tribute to The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian Senator, […]

November 19

Luckystickz celebrates his new release November 28 at Lula Lounge (Toronto ON) before ringing in the new year December 31 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (Hamilton ON). STEEL PAN SAVANT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LUCKYSTICKZ SETS FORTH ON EVERY DAY BATTLE — AVAILABLE NOW!

Percussionists are born with a passion and rhythm so key to their being, and Canadian singer, songwriter, steel pan aficionado, and motivational speaker Luckystickz is absolutely no exception to this rule. Dejehan Hamilton as Luckystickz is an awesome interview; between his experience at Boston’s alumni-heavyweight Berklee College of Music as the very first Canadian steel […]

November 12

The Annual Stone Tile Party@1451 Castlefield Rd.,Toronto-Thurs.,Nov.9th,2017

The Stone Tile Red Carpet Party is an annual staple on the calender of the “who’s who” In Toronto. The door opened up at 6pm to their customers, clients and friends of Stone Tile. They promised to deliver a great industry party and “yes”, they pulled a Canada Post by totally delivering on time! This […]

November 05

BOOMBOX-“LlVE FOREVER”@TIFF Bell Lightbox-Thurs.,Nov.2nd,2017

By BK on the SCENE The iconic movie/TV show “Fame”, featuring Irene Cara, transformed TIFF Bell Lightbox into it’s own modern school for the arts, inspired by the 1980’s prestigious performance arts high school in New York City. Patrons were transformed in a unique, multi-sensory experience, featuring Toronto’s emerging artists and performers.   Boombox installations […]

November 05

Taste Canada’s Awards@The Ritz-Carleton-Mon.,Oct.30th,2017

By BK on the SCENE The 20th annual Taste Canada Awards were held at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, an event combining cookbook authors and food bloggers to honour culinary writers and publishers from across our country. A total of 147 books and blogs in both English and French were entered in the yearly event.   Noah […]

October 10

CAROL WELSMAN IS BACK WITH SOMETHING JUST ‘FOR YOU’ HER FIRST CROWD-SOURCED RELEASE

6-TIME JUNO NOMINEE CAROL WELSMAN IS BACK WITH SOMETHING JUST ‘FOR YOU’ HER FIRST CROWD-SOURCED RELEASE In what became a direct and engaged conversation with her fans, internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and vocalist Carol Welsman leveraged the unique power of social media and her tight-knit community to crowd-source what songs are included in her newest […]

September 22

Ori Dagan Awarded Silver Medal Win in Global Music Awards

From Eric Alper Wanted to drop a note and share how thrilled we are to announce Toronto jazz singer songwriter Ori Dagan’s recent silver medal win for “Outstanding Achievement” in the Best Album category at the recent Global Music Awards! This is just the latest news for Dagan as he works away at his mission… […]

September 17

Hollywood North”TIFF 2017″@BRASSAII-Thurs.,Sept.14th,2017

By A.J.Lam Brassaii was the filled-to-capacity stage for the 3rd Edition of the TIFF Hollywood North VIP Party where the best Canadian talent from acting, music, and athletics, such as Juno Award winners Sean Jones and Choclair, Raptors Lucas Nogueira and Bruno Caboclo partied under the late summer skies. The red carpet was cheerfully patrolled […]

September 17

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox-Sun.,Sept.17th,2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced its award winners at the closing ceremony at TIFF Bell Lightbox today, hosted by Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. To watch the presentation, visit tiff.net/ceremony. The 42nd Festival wraps up this evening. The short film awards below were selected by […]

September 15

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes”

b.d. Gottfried’s recent release, “Through The Dog’s Eyes” — out this past summer — for potential consideration in any upcoming year-end reviews, lists, or compilations. “I’ve played in empty bars. I’ve played to crowds of 50,000. I’ve played with rock royalty, and played with others that should have been. I’ve played with the Devil,” says […]

September 11

42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival® & Entertainment One (eOne)celebrates it’s 12 Films-including :Stronger, Molly’s Game, The Current War and The Upside@The Citizen, 522 King St.-Friday September 8, 2017

Photo credit: Vito Amati On Friday September 8, 2017 Entertainment One (eOne), the largest independent film distributor in Canada, celebrated its 12 titles premiering at this year’s 42nd annual Toronto International Film Festival®, including Stronger, Molly’s Game, The Current War and The Upside. The event teams from Uniq Hospitality, DiGabi and eOne transformed The Citizen […]

September 03

Alice Cooper & Deep Purple@The Budweiser Theatre-Sat.,Sept 2nd,2017

When Deep Purple played at the Budweiser Theatre, it was a testament to greatness. The English rock band was founded in 1968 and are spoken in the same breath of Rock Royalty in the company of other venerable bands such as Led Zepplin, The Who and Black Sabbath. Recognition was finally bestowed to band, as […]

August 19

J. Van Auken’s Revelator: Theatrical and Home Media Release Announcement

Revelator Films and Maxim Media Marketing announced a theatrical release for J. Van Auken’s high-concept, lo-fi ghost story Revelator, premiering on August 25 at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. The film’s digital and DVD launch is set for September 5th with Blu-Ray to follow.   “John Dunning sees the dead. Now they see him.” […]

August 07

Music Under The City Stars @ Casa Loma-Wed., Aug. 2nd, 2017

Photography by AJ Lam and BKonthescene. Canada’s Walk of Fame hosted its Music Under the City Stars Fundraiser, raising $350,000 while bringing together great Canadian artists and their hits. The CWF Gala was presented by Walter and Maria Schneider, Jeffrey Latimer Entertainment and Liberty Entertainment Group who gathered some of Canada’s most talented singer-songwriters and […]