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Triumphal Chariot

  Chariots of Fire has opened in London, Ontario. It’s a stage version of the early 1980s Academy Award winning film of the same name. The original stage adaptation had its premiere in London, England in 2012, and now, the … Continue reading

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SMOOTH & DANGEROUS: The Voice of David Michael Moote

In 2017, David Michael Moote auditioned for OPERUS, a newly-assembled metal band with lush, symphonic overtones. Differing from most groups, Operus is composed of highly trained musicians and they needed someone with particular skills. In Moote, they struck pure gold. … Continue reading

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OPERUS RISING

  OPERUS could never be considered ordinary. All of its musicians are highly trained, exceptional in their individual talents. The band merges a melodic, symphonic sound with the aggressive drive of metal, embellished with soaring, often haunted vocals.  Key members … Continue reading

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HAVE A LISTEN, EH?

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STARSHIP ZOOMER

Last week, I wandered the halls of ZoomerMedia, exploring the large communications complex. Its founder, Moses Znaimer, is a well-known broadcasting pioneer. Years back, he founded CityTV, transforming TV coverage from static, behind-a-desk reporting to something far more dynamic, covering … Continue reading

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

“Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.”   — Frank Sinatra  ZOOMER Radio AM 740|96.7 FM threw a classy party for Frank Sinatra last night, being his … Continue reading

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SEE COCKSURE FOR SURE

The Cocksure Lads Movie is showing this week in Toronto, so please don’t miss it. The story is slight, about four young British musicians who come to America (Toronto) in hopes that their band, the Cocksure Lads, will meet with … Continue reading

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BUDDHA IS SMILING

Night on College Street. Warm, light drizzle, abandoned sidewalks. Neon sheen runs on the pavement. It’s quiet and a bit lonely inside the Smiling Buddha. Small bar, well-worn stage at the back. Couple of dudes, checking the plugs, adjusting microphones. … Continue reading

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FIRE IN THE PALACE

Photos by Burke Campbell. Camera by Nikon. July 30, 2014. I dropped by Lee’s Palace, legendary venue of the Toronto music scene. You know when music history happens, right in front of you. The big space is packed for the … Continue reading

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WAY TOO MUCH TALENT

Toronto has way too much talent right now. This is why, about two weeks ago, all I had to do was hop a streetcar and zip over to Little Trinity Anglican church on King East to catch a glorious outdoor … Continue reading

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VOICE AS BRIGHT AS SILVER

VOICE AS BRIGHT AS SILVER (Black and white photos by Joseph Hammond) This gentleman has a voice as bright as silver in sunlight. He’s awfully handsome, too. His name is James Alexander Byous, and he’s an up-and-coming singer/songwriter/star. He knows … Continue reading

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