Category Archives: Reviews

November 17

“New + Now” Gala @ Gardiner Museum-Thurs., Nov. 15th, 2018

Photography By A.J.Lam. New + Now kicked off last Thursday with an exclusive preview gala of the new International Ceramic Art Exposition featuring outstanding Canadian ceramics alongside cutting-edge works from top international gallerists, and the opening of David R. Harper: Zodiac, a spectacular museum-wide installation. Guests can purchase some of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary […]

November 17

Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction Weekend -Fri., Nov.9th- Mon., Nov.12th,2018@HHOF, Toronto

Photography By Nicholas Chan & BK on the SCENE On Friday, November 9, we were invited to the INDUCTION MEDIA CONFERENCE with the Official Ring Presentation and Photo Opportunity, inside Esso Great Hall of The Hockey Hall Of Fame.     Elected in the Builder Category were: Gary Bettman and Willie O’Ree. Elected in the […]

November 11

Willowbank@Gardiner Museum-Thurs., Nov. 8th, 2018

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 […]

November 09

Canadian Indie Pop Artist Zoelly Captures Heartache & Longing in New Single. Toronto-Based Singer/Songwriter Releases Follow-Up Single & Video After Summer Smash “Blowing Smoke”

Canadian Indie Pop Artist Zoelly Captures Heartache & Longing in New Single Toronto-Based Singer/Songwriter Releases Follow-Up Single & Video After Summer Smash “Blowing Smoke” — Watch on YouTube! “Strong, passionate vocals” — PopFiltr “I love the powerful, flawless vocals” — Unrecorded “Passionate, pretty vocals with a calming beat” — Tongue Tied Magazine “Vocals sound amazing! […]

November 09

Watch Toronto-Based Audra Santa’s Self-Directed Amorously Macabre Masterpiece “Afterglow” The Canadian Trip-Hop Goth-Soul Singer/Songwriter and Mixed Media Artist’s New Video

Watch Toronto-Based Audra Santa’s Self-Directed Amorously Macabre Masterpiece “Afterglow” The Canadian Trip-Hop Goth-Soul Singer/Songwriter and Mixed Media Artist’s New Video Considered Too Risqué for Facebook Boosting   ‘Afterglow’ — YouTube Video In one of her most raw, intimately-told and empowering works of art yet, mixed-media trip-hop, pop, soul, and rock singer/songwriter Audra Santa has debuted […]

November 09

Canadian Indie Folk/Roots Artist John Muirhead Will Sleep on the Floor with New Single”I Can Sleep Anywhere”

Canadian Indie Folk/Roots Artist John Muirhead Will Sleep on the Floor New Single “I Can Sleep Anywhere” Tells of Life on the Road Doing What He Loves Video Compiled from Behind the Scenes iPhone Footage — Available now! Watch “I Can Sleep Anywhere” via YouTube Here November 16th w/ CAMIE @ Brown & Dickson, London […]

October 30

Art Toronto 2018 @M.T.C.C.- October 26th-29th, 2018. Preview and Opening Party on October 25, 2018

By A.J. Lam.  Images by A.J. Lam and BK. Art Toronto 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from October 26th to 29th, 2018, with the Collector’s Preview on Thursday, October 25, 2018, with an evening Opening Party to benefit the Art Gallery of Ontario. Canada’s most important international fair for modern and contemporary art, […]

October 27

BOOMBOX – TORONTO’S Wickedest Costume Party @TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX – Thurs., Oct.25th, 2018

Photography By A.J. Lam. It’s not quite Halloween yet, but who doesn’t like a Thursday night party? Multiple floor levels full of Spooky characters, dazzling performances, amazing food and great beverages.     Every year Boombox tops itself and this year was no exception! It was a memorable night for the capacity crowd who dressed up […]

October 21

Introducing: Bois & Cuir Toronto Yorkville Village home to the first Toronto location of the Montreal-based furniture retail chain@55 Avenue Road-Wed.,Oct.17th,2018

Images by A.J.Lam and Sarah Babineau Montreal-based home furnishing store, Bois & Cuir, was proud to announce the official grand opening of its first Toronto location in Yorkville Village (55 Avenue Road) on Wednesday. The latest location, offered a progressive selection of home furnishings, lighting, and accessories; featuring a wide range of styles that reflects the […]

October 15

The Strawbs@Hugh’s Room-Sunday, October 14th,2018

By Sally Warburton Sunday was the first of two nights for the Strawbs concerts at Hugh’s Room. It was a full house at the 200 seat club music venue.   Prog Rock fans filled the intimate venue having dinner and drinks while enjoying the music. Each table with good view of the stage.   Lead […]

October 13

Francine Honey Releases New Album To Be Continued… Canadian Country Songwriter Sings Tales of Hard Luck and Happy Endings

In Windsor, Ontario-based singer-songwriter Francine Honey’s world, standard sweetheart greetings take on a whole new meaning. “How many people come home after a long day at work and say, ‘hey honey, I’m home!?” she asks. “With ‘Honey’ as a last name, this normal expression takes on a new meaning, so I started saying ‘hey, honey […]

October 06

TIMERAISER-Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018@The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Photography By A.J.Lam. “Do Good” was the theme on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery to celebrate Art and Social Good at Timeraiser Toronto 2018. The mission was to invest in Canadian Contemporary Artists and raise Professional Labour Volunteer Hours for Nonprofit Organizations across the country, and in the process, […]

October 06

David Gogo New Blues Album, “17 Vultures”

Since bursting onto the Canadian music scene with his 1994 self-titled album, 6-time Juno Award Nominee and a 3-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year’ at the Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo has racked up a long list of accolades and accomplishments over his illustrious career.   David Gogo is ready to release his 15th […]

October 05

Soulskin Are Back and Invite You To Get “Lost in Space”

Soulskin Are Back and Invite You To Get “Lost in Space” The Alt-Metal Rock Group Have Reformed & Revamped with New Album Beneath a Dimmer Crown — Available now!   Watch “Lost in Space” on YouTube Here Inventive alt-metal rockers Soulskin have been reformed and reborn some 15 years after forming to release their new album Beneath a […]

October 04

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange

Award-Winning Artist Zahed Sultan Creates Cross-Cultural Reggae Exchange Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, “Monkey Riddim” is the First Single Out on this Jamaica / Kuwait Multi-Media Album. “Talented artist” — Keep Walking Music “Loved the insane vibe and vocal mood!” — Canal Off & Surf “I loved the vibe on this” — Streetfrass “The video […]