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17 September 2013

Hollywood’s Rising Stars Shine at TIFF 2013

This years’ TIFF may have lacked the typical star power of leading men as in past years, but certainly delivered some of tinsel towns top leading ladies from the silver screen. I can’t recall a TIFF so heavily dominated by female A-listers like Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johannson, Sandra Bullock, Keira Knightly and Jennifer [...]

18 April 2013

Rush Ushered Into Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

It’s finally happened, Canadian rock artists Rush will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight in Los Angeles. After years of being passed over, the Canadian trio, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart, will get a long overdue kudos as they are officially enshrined as rock royalty. The music of [...]

18 April 2013

Fleetwood Mac touches down in Toronto

As a child of the seventies I was raised on the music of that era, from hard rock anthems from the likes of Led Zeppelin to the soft rock ballads of Fleetwood Mac. This year Fleetwood Mac makes a return to the stage, stopping by Toronto for a few days, as lead singer Stevie Nicks [...]

14 April 2013

Muse Brings the 2nd Law to Canada

The first time I saw Muse perform during their Black Holes and Revelations tour as headliners for Lollapalooza weekend in 2007 I had doubts about the progressive rock band. Not having any real expectations before the show it wasn’t long before I was converted to their unique sound and their lofty guitar and orchestral arrangements. [...]

13 March 2013

Patti Smith Takes Over Toronto

Last week brought the punk rock goddess herself, Patti Smith, to Toronto for several appearances and musical performances. Her initial appearance took place at a private Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) members event on Wednesday where her photographic exhibit Patti Smith: Camera Solo is currently running, followed by a public book signing on Thursday, as [...]

3 March 2013

The Who Play Teen Cancer America Benefit at Intimate MSG Theatre

It was just over a week ago in the Canadian city of Hamilton that I saw The Who perform their rock masterpiece Quadrophenia and just six months after I saw one of their earlier shows at the beginning of the tour in Toronto. Both performances took place in arenas, the perfect setting to hear The [...]