Once, many years ago, as a very young arts journalist, I asked superstar performer Pinchas Zukerman about the glamorous life of an international violin soloist. “Glamorous!” he snorted. “Here’s what I can tell you about my glamorous life. I can tell you that the baggage carousels are a long walk from the taxi stands in… Read More


The 27-year-old arrived at the Staple’s Center and was ready to perform However she did not walk the red carpet Was due to sing Kiss It Better, and had even performed it twice during rehearsals  Doctor on site warned against pushing ahead with live performance, TMZ reported  She left after rehearsals, and must now rest… Read More


By Heidi Parker For Dailymail.com The chill could be felt between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry after the former country star’s hit single Bad Blood was released in 2014. The ditty about a back-stabbing friend seemed to be about the Roar hit maker. Remarks on Twitter only intensified the drama. But on Thursday the I… Read More


The Boss has a book deal. Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Bruce Springsteen has spent the past several years working on a memoir, which will come out Sept. 27, four days after Springsteen turns 67. The title, of course, is “Born to Run.” Financial terms were not disclosed, although his deal is almost certainly… Read More


Beyoncé – Formation (2016) No question that Beyoncé’s Formation stormed across the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Coldplay and Bruno Mars at last weekend’s Super Bowl. The 34-year-old musician took centre stage at the year’s biggest televised concert, deploying 30 women in studded leather and Black Panther berets. Their formation? A giant, fire-silhouetted X. The singer’s… Read More


Few doors in classical music have slammed as hard as the one that closed behind Charles Dutoit when he quit l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in 2002. Probably no one foresaw that the 25 years the Swiss conductor spent leading the OSM to unprecedented world renown would end in a sudden and total divorce. Orchestras tend… Read More


Conductor Bruno Weil Music Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Venue Koerner Hall City Toronto Date Sunday, February 07, 2016 We critics are supposed to criticize – that’s our job. But on Sunday afternoon, I found myself unable to complete my critic’s task, because too many tears were dampening my face. Every so often, you come across a… Read More


Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Jason Koza said he never allowed his fan… Read More