Category Archives: Reviews

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 […]

July 30

The 50th Annual Carnival 2017 Gala @Liberty Grand-Fri., July 28th, 2017

Carnival Toronto swept the city this year for the 50th Anniversary of the Caribbean Festival, and what a way to celebrate the festivities with a “big time gala!” Last year, there wasn’t a formal gala and we were excited that the event returned just in time for the 50th anniversary. The celebration was in full […]

July 23

Metallica@Rogers Centre-Sun.,July 16th,2017

Metallica played to a sold out crowd in Toronto, one of the many stops of their world tour to promote the new material from Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. This album is a combination of earth-shaking, scorching rhythms as delivered by the rhythm section of bass player Robert Trujillo and drummer Lars Ulrich. Guitarists, Kirk Hammett and […]

July 21

TAKE OFF, EH! Raises $325,000 For Jake Thomas and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Dave Thomas and The Second City are pleased to announce that TAKE OFF, EH!, which took place Tuesday, July 17 on The Second City Toronto’s Mainstage, raised over $325,000 to benefit ‘Jake Thomas’s Road to Recovery’ and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. Check out the video coverage HERE TAKE OFF, EH! was a star-studded intimate evening with performances by Canadian legends […]

July 16

Sass Jordan “Racine” Album and Tour

Review by Eric Alper Pre-order on iTunes Toronto, July 12, 2017 – Sass Jordan’s breakout major-label masterpiece, Racine, is being re-imagined and released as Racine Revisited, a brilliant record with updated versions of each song on September 15 via Linus Entertainment. This classic album signified an evolution for Jordan and a critical turning point in her career, reaching #2 on the Billboard […]

July 16

Iron Maiden-Book Of Souls Tour-Sat.,July 15th,2017

The world tour continued for Iron Maiden and it returned to North American and Toronto once again in support of their latest record The Book of Souls. Following a five year hiatus, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer, the heavy metal icons returned stronger than ever with a huge double […]

July 11

If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan – by Catherine MacLellan

Review by Eric Alper If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan finds the Juno-winning daughter of the legendary PEI songwriter creating dazzling readings of her father’s classic catalogue… There are skillful tributes and heartfelt homages. And then there’s If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, a legacy project like no […]

July 03

Hiromi Duet: Featuring Edmar Castaneda@Koerner Hall-Wed.,June 28th,2017

Hiromi is well known for her technique and high-energy performances, the pianist style of musicianship is unprecedented. Her level of complexity and creativity is original and the composer who turns her music into an experience , Hiromi is one of jazz piano’s most unique virtuosic players capable of playing stride with speed and amazing accuracy. […]