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Giller Prize Announces 2018 Shortlist

By: Staff – Today, at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto, the Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its 2018 shortlist. CBC Radio’s Gill Deacon hosted the special event, while 2018 jury members Kamal Al-Solaylee, Maxine Bailey, Philip Hensher and Heather O’Neill were on hand to announce the 2018 finalists and read citations for each title. “I couldn’t … Continue reading

Reggae Sumfest Celebrates Creativity and Talent in Montego Bay

By: Curtis Sindrey – Jamaica’s beloved Reggae Sumfest music festival brought the best of reggae, and dancehall to Montego Bay in a celebration of creativity and talent. The festival, which launched in 1993, has since hosted a variety of both international stars and iconic Jamaican artists including 50 Cent, Rihanna, Usher, Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Beres Hammond, and … Continue reading

A Selection of the Best Casino-Related Songs

By: Staff – It will come as no surprise that the casino has influenced a number of different areas in pop culture including, movies, television shows and songs. Over the years, there have been a number of successful songs across various different musical genres relating to the pastime, many of which have topped the charts or at … Continue reading

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” dazzles in Oshawa

By: Curtis Sindrey – Oshawa was taken away into the world of one of Cirque du Soleil’s best-loved productions, Corteo, last night as it kicked off a run of shows until June 24. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. Mauro the Dreamer Clown is the central … Continue reading

Photos + Recap: 2018 Prism Prize Gala @ TIFF Lightbox

Photos by: Joanna Glezakos –  Fantavious Fritz was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Prism Prize for Charlotte Day Wilson’s music video for “Work.” Both director and artist were on hand to accept the Prism Prize trophy and $15,000 award at the Prism Prize Awards Presentation at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto last night (May … Continue reading

Arctic Monkeys and Music’s Ongoing Love Affair With Casino Glamour

By: Staff – They’ve come a long way since I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor.If you had said back in 2006 that four cheeky scallywags from Sheffield called Arctic Monkeys would become one of the most intriguing bands of the 21stcentury and develop a chameleon-like ability to shift their style, many may have … Continue reading

Summer Concerts in Canada that are Simply Unmissable

By: Staff – Summer is almost upon us, and while everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather there are also some awesome events coming up. Canada has a buzzing music scene, and there are a number of world-renowned artists set to perform in the North American country in the coming months. Here are some … Continue reading

3 Ways Gaming Can Connect You to Music

By: Staff – With such a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips with the internet and the resources it provides, we have the entire history of music in our hands. There has never been a better way to connect with bands and artists and immerse ourselves in the culture that music evokes. But, as well … Continue reading

“The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring” Makes Triumphant Toronto Debut

By: Curtis Sindrey – Two decades following the debut of the award-winning theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s “The Overcoat”, Tapestry Opera, Canadian Stage and Vancouver Opera have created a delightful reimagining of the classic tale with “The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring” last night at the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto. In a tour-de-force performance by baritone Geoffrey Sirett (Arabella, H.M.S. … Continue reading

Vince McMahon Announces XFL Relaunch

By: Staff – Professional football will be reimagined when the new XFL kicks off in early 2020, Vince McMahon announced in a live press conference today. The XFL will deliver a fan-centric, innovative experience, including shorter, fast-paced games and a family-friendly environment, complemented by cross-platform viewing options and real-time fan engagement. Plans for the XFL … Continue reading