It was The Weeknd’s weekend. The Toronto-born R&B phenom walked away from the Juno Awards with five trophies – the most of any artist for the 45th edition of the Canadian music honours – including Single of the Year for his ubiquitous hit Can’t Feel My Face and Album of the Year for Beauty Behind… Read More

Artist National Arts Centre Orchestra Venue Roy Thomson Hall City Toronto Date Saturday, April 02, 2016 In these darkened days for the Toronto Symphony, with the abrupt departure of its president and CEO Jeff Melanson, it’s interesting and instructive to cast a glance northeastward, to see how the TSO’s musical relative, the National Arts Centre… Read More

What does George Stroumboulopoulos bring to the party? Ear plugs, and the dude buys them in bulk. It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon when the vowel-buying television and radio personality, back from errands, shows up at his downtown house with a box of ear protection. His front courtyard is filled with musical-equipment cases, and the tour… Read More

The rehearsal space high atop Toronto’s Elgin Theatre is magnificently cluttered. Costumes are hanging lazily on clothing racks; tables are full of musical scores, scattered in every direction; half-empty cups of yesterday’s Tim Hortons coffee, black and oozy by now, dot the landscape. The scene looks exactly as you’d expect a creative working space to… Read More

By Ross Mcdonagh For Normally he just sits there silently and lets the Real Housewives Of Atlanta get on with it. But during the Reunion finale of Sunday night, Andy Cohen found himself in the middle of the fracas. The 47-year-old slammed the reality stars for their ‘gay bashing attitudes’ in the second to… Read More