Category Archives: Reviews

February 03

Artist’s Talk and Gallery Exhibition Tour with the artist February 2, 2019 the Corkin Gallery at 7 Tank House Lane in the Distillery District, Toronto

by Sally Warburton LEOPOLD PLOTEK: THROW AWAY THE LIGHTS, THE DEFINITIONS Leopold Plotek, an artist born in Moscow, USSR, emigrated to Canada from Warsaw, Poland in 1960. He studied at McGill University, Sir George Williams University, Montreal and Slade School of Fine Art, London.   Since 1976 Plotek has had over 30 solo exhibits in […]

January 31

2019 Super Bowl Opening Night@State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia-Monday, January 28, 2019

By Kimberly Samnang On Monday night, the craziness of Super Bowl week finally began. The Patriots and Rams took turns meeting with reporter after reporter after reporter at Opening Night. We heard from the likes of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Sean McVay, Jared Goff, Rob Gronkowski, Todd Gurley, Wade Phillips, and nearly every other player and coach for the Rams and Patriots. I […]

January 30

24th ANNUAL LA ART SHOW DRAWS OVER 70,000 PATRONS@LA Convention Center’s West Hall-January 23 – 27, 2019

It was “THE MOST DIVERSE SURVEY OF ART IN THE WORLD” From First Time Art Buyers  to Celebrity Art Collectors, the LA Art Show Continues to Bring New & Lifelong Art Enthusiasts to the Nation’s Fastest Growing Arts Capital. From January 23 – 27, 2019, fair-goers packed the LA Convention Center’s West Hall to attend […]

January 29

She Breaks Barriers, Adidas Initiative in Support of Women in Sport

She Breaks Barriers is the initiative by adidas as a continuation of its commitment to remove barriers in sport. Expanding on the #CreatorsUnite conversation launched in August 2018, this multi-faceted initiative is designed to inspire, enable, and support the next generation of female athletes, creators, and leaders. To highlight the barriers faced by women in sport […]

January 28

Rik Emmett at Hugh’s Room – January 26 & 27, 2019

By Sally Warburton Sunday, January 27 was the 2nd of two nights when Rik Emmett and Dave Dunlop performed at Hugh’s Room Live, Toronto.  Musician, songwriter, record producer, instructor at Humber College’s Business Music program, Rik Emmett is best known for his time with the group Triumph. A proficient and versatile bass guitarist, Emmett is also a vocalist, synthesizer […]

January 23

Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley, and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018.

Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley, and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018. Produced by Mike Flanigin, who also plays organ on the new disc, The Ice Queen was recorded at Firestation Studios in San Marcos, Texas. Joining Sue Foley as […]

January 22

Matt Anderson Announces Halfway Home by Morning To Be Released March 22, 2019

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen today announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records) — available worldwide Friday, March 22nd, 2019. photo by Scott Doubt Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning. His tenth full-length release, the album was recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee and deftly […]

January 21

Interior Design Show (IDS) @Toronto Convention Centre, SOUTH BUILDING – January 17th-20th, 2019

IDS Toronto celebrates and promotes design in Canada and across the world. Experiential and transformative, we bring together compelling concepts, innovative products, upcoming talent and key experts in the industry so that you can be inspired by the best of the future.   2019 Interior Design Show has expanded with a redesigned show floor and […]

January 19

Toronto International Boat Show @Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place – January 18th-27th, 2019

The 61st annual Toronto International Boat Show was back to put some summer in the cold days of winter. Some of the top highlights of this year’s show include new activities on the world’s largest indoor lake such as fly-fishing and remote-controlled sailboat races; the Royal Canadian Air Force’s exhibit of a CH-146 Griffon Search […]

January 16

Canadian Alt. Rock Popster Andrea Ricci Weathers the “Storm” Vintage Vibes & Velvety Smooth: The Montreal-Based Singer/Songwriter’s Debut Single is Available Now!

Canadian Alt. Rock Popster Andrea Ricci Weathers the “Storm” Vintage Vibes & Velvety Smooth: The Montreal-Based Singer/Songwriter’s Debut Single is Available Now! Forthcoming EP feat. JUNO Award-Winning Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks) & GRAMMY Award-Nominated Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen) Production Watch “Storm” on YouTube Here! “Tremendous voice” — Stopify “Super smooth piece” […]

January 16

The 2nd Annual Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival@The Niagara Wine County-The festival runs from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019.

The 2nd annual Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, with artistic director Renee Rosnes at the helm, will feature top jazz artists from both Canada and the United States in collaborative, once-in-a-lifetime performances in Niagara Wine County. The festival runs from Friday, February 15, 2019 through Sunday, February 17, 2019. This year’s lineup includes Kenny Barron, […]

January 14

Actress Vanessa Hudgens named American Cancer Society Global Ambassador; Joins Super Bowl Sweepstakes

ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The American Cancer Society welcomes a new ambassador, actress Vanessa Hudgens, who is participating in an exclusive Super Bowl LIII weekend package to raise critical funds to fight cancer. “We are thrilled to welcome Vanessa Hudgens as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society,” said Sharon Byers, Chief Development, […]

January 10

The 30th Annual Dragon Ball Preview@Aga Khan-Mon.,Jan.7th,2019

On Mon., January 7th  2019,  The 30th Annual  Dragon Ball was previewed to showcase the spectacular gala, in celebration of  The Year of the Pig Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation kicked off the 30th annual Dragon Ball, one of Toronto’s premier gala events and the largest fundraising gala celebrating Chinese New Year in Canada. More […]

January 10

Sass Jordan Introduces Her Wine Label “Kick Ass Sass”

Canada’s Queen of Rock Sass Jordan has ventured among the vines, and added winemaker to her already-impressive collection of accomplishments. In partnership with Ontario-based Vineland Estates’ Vice President, winemaker, and long-time friend Brian Schmidt, Jordan has launched Kick Ass Sass — a double dip series into the realm of whites and reds. Available January 1st, […]

January 04

Interview with Barney Bentall – Juno award winning Canadian musician.

Interview with Barney Bentall – Juno award winning Canadian musician,  singer, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist by Sally Warburton His bands – Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, The High Bar Gang – blue-grassed style band, solo albums, then in 2016 joined Shari Ulrich and Tom Taylor – the trio BTU – folk music. January 4, […]