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Chaos mars first day of Pemberton festival

Catherine Rolfsen The Vancouver Sun 26.07.2008
Chaos mars first day of Pemberton festival

After many arrivals were greeted by "total chaos," partiers at the Pemberton Festival were making up for lost time as the first full day of festivities got underway Friday. All morning, concertgoers were trickling onto the site with stories of lo...

Prince of Darkness will leave with white hat

Robert Remington Calgary Herald 26.07.2008
Prince of Darkness will leave with white hat

Contrary to public opinion, bestowing a white hat on a visitor is not the Calgary equivalent to receiving a knighthood. Anybody can get one. Even Ozzy Osbourne, the Prince of Darkness. Osbourne, the godfather of heavy metal, will get the white-hat...


Pemberton Festival caters to local farmers, 40000 music fans

VANCOUVER — In addition to the usual assortment of items not permitted at concerts - alcohol, audio recorders, pets - security guards at this weekend's Pemberton Festival might be frisking attendees for something different: root vegetables.

And then there were three; Marias close in on finale

It's now down to three Marias, and in just a few days a relatively unknown Canadian actress will land the leading role in the upcoming Toronto production of The Sound of Music. Marisa McIntyre said goodbye to her chance to play Maria von Trapp on ...


Flashpoint burns up TV ratings

Brendan Kelly Montreal Gazette 23.07.2008
Flashpoint burns up TV ratings

The common wisdom about Canadian TV drama is that no one watches it. That it's a non-starter of a genre, a perennial loser, forever relegated to last place for the very simple reason that folks in the rest of Canada prefer to watch the pricey, sta...

Trios Bistro - Innovative New Toronto Restaurant Opens Doors

Trios Bistro, one of the most innovative new Toronto restaurants, is now open at the newly revitalized Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre hotel. Trios serves up sumptuous cuisine in a unique and stylish atmosphere. The 30-foot ceilings create ...


McCartney appeals for peace over Quebec concert

MONTREAL -- Paul McCartney told Quebec nationalists on Thursday "to smoke the pipes of peace" over their opposition to his free concert celebrating the city's 400th anniversary.

Bachchans bring Bollywood glitz to Toronto

Bollywood's first family, the Bachchans, has landed in Toronto at the start of a world tour of their extravagant new musical. Patriarch Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood icon who starred in films such as Sholay and Black, will share the stage with his...


Canadian Idol: So Long Castelli

ChartAttack.com 17.07.2008
Canadian Idol: So Long Castelli

Iconic motorcycles apparently don't do it for all Canadians. Adam Castelli's Monday night Harley Davidson gimmick couldn't save him from being the first person cut from Canadian Idol's top 10 on Tuesday.

Expat film artist to represent Canada at Venice Biennale

KATE TAYLOR The Globe and Mail 17.07.2008
Expat film artist to represent Canada at Venice Biennale

Toronto — Avant-garde film artist Mark Lewis, a native of Hamilton who now flourishes on London's international art scene, will represent Canada at the 2009 Venice Biennale, the Canada Council announced yesterday.


Lloyd Webber in Toronto to work with CBC's Marias

GAYLE MACDONALD The Globe and Mail 15.07.2008
Lloyd Webber in Toronto to work with CBC's Marias

Toronto -- Tony-winning composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is making an unexpected visit to Toronto this week to work with the final four Marias on CBC-TV's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? Not scheduled to appear live on the show until the fi...

Downsview Park, Toronto - July 12, 2008

JASON MacNEIL Jam! Showbiz 13.07.2008
Downsview Park, Toronto - July 12, 2008

TORONTO - After taking a hiatus in 2007, Edgefest returned this year with the hope of bringing back some bite to the annual day-long event. And with a new venue in Downsview Park and a combination of Linkin Park and a reunited Stone Temple Pilots,...


Will Tamara become Maria?

CATHY VON KINTZEL TheChronicleHerald.ca 13.07.2008
Truro’s Tamara Fifield, middle, was saved from elimination on Monday, when she was chosen over Dartmouth’s Kyla Tingley and Ontario’s Katie Kerr on How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? It’s now down to six contes­tants on CBC’s reality show, which selects a Maria for the Toronto production of The Sound of Music. (CBC-TV)

TRURO — TAMARA for Maria. It’s got a ring to it that’s echoing throughout this Colchester County town, where people are tuning in to see Truronian Tamara Fifield’s televised and very public audition for the lead in an upcoming Toronto production o...

Asian delights, under cover of darkness

SASHA CHAPMAN The Globe and Mail 12.07.2008
Asian delights, under cover of darkness

Toronto has all the ingredients for the world's best street food outside of Asia. We have the know-how: recently arrived cooks from places like Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore, where street food is elevated to an art form. We have excellent raw in...


Ono's Imagine Peace project joins Toronto's Nuit Blanche

Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace project is coming to Toronto this fall as part of Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night festival of contemporary art. It was one of more than 30 curated art projects announced Wednesday for this year's event, to run from suns...

Two contestants sent packing this week on 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?'

TORONTO — Two more contestants have been sent home on the CBC-TV reality show "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria." Katie Kerr, a student from Windsor, Ont., and Kyla Tingley of Dartmouth, N.S., received the fewest votes this week, along with T...


Toronto outdoor art exhibit: A brush with fashion

SHEREE-LEE OLSON The Globe and Mail 06.07.2008
Toronto outdoor art exhibit: A brush with fashion

For all those fashion designers inspired by art, there are artists inspired by fashion. At the Toronto Outdoor Art exhibit last July, we spotted delicate paper dresses and intimate portraits of footwear and lingerie, reflecting the cultural obsess...

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez Hit Toronto

The Gossip Girls 05.07.2008
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez Hit Toronto

Rising Disney stars/BFFs Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have made the trip up north to Toronto, Ontario, as the duo arrived arm-in-arm to their hotel on Thursday afternoon (July 3).


Canadian Idol - Four more competitors eliminated: Top 20 Results

Canada voted and Lisa Bell from Winnipeg, MB, Paul Clifford from Port Moody, BC, Jesse Cottam from Calgary, AB, and Jessica Sheppard from Toronto, ON, will not be moving forward on Canadian Idol.

New film 'Jazzman' created by grandson of Toronto musician

A new film created by the grandson of renowned Canadian saxophonist, flute player and composer Moe Koffman will be shooting in Toronto this month. "The Jazzman" was written, produced and directed by Koffman's grandson, Josh. It tells the story of ...



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