#SPOTTED: MARIAH CAREY IN TORONTO FOR “MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL” TOUR
Certified Lamb here! Have adored Mariah Carey for as long as I've remembered and after having such a blast at her show at Scotiabank Arena last year, I no doubt wanted part again this year upon hearing the show would be back!
Carey's 90-minute festive opus that is her MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL Tour solidifies what we've known already for years now, she's the official "Queen of Christmas" and we need this show every year.
While there are mostly overlaps in the setlist from last year's ...
#SPOTTED: CÉLINE DION IN TORONTO FOR “COURAGE WORLD TOUR”
She needs no introduction, our national treasure, Céline Dion! I am still over-the-moon about this! Dion brings her Courage World Tour to Toronto's Scotiabank Arena for two nights and the reviews are praising her being at the top of her game! Her first time back in a LONG time.
We have been blessed by Dion's endless catalog of hits. Because You Loved Me, The Power of Love, I'm Your Angel, Where Does My Heart Beat Now, It's All Coming Back to Me Now and of course My Heart Will Go On. These ...
#SPOTTED: ARIANA GRANDE “SWEETENER TOUR” TORONTO AT SCOTIABANK ARENA
It was a special night in Toronto last night as Ariana Grande not only brought her Sweetener Tour to Toronto's Scotiabank Theatre, the second of two shows but she also celebrated her 26th Birthday in our City! While her parents Edward Butera and Joan Grande might not be together anymore, they joined together surprising Ariana on-stage to wish her a Happy Birthday! That was so sweet!
.@ArianaGrande's Mom + Dad wish her a Happy Birthday on-stage in Toronto!🍰 ...
#SPOTTED: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, DEBBIE GIBSON, TIFFANY, SALT-N-PEPA + NAUGHTY BY NATURE “MIXTAPE TOUR” IN TORONTO
Growing-up in the late '80s-early '90s it was impossible to avoid the cultural impact of New Kids on the Block. To this day they've managed to maintain their loyal following, also paving the way for other massively-successful Boy Bands like NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. We remember waiting by the radio for our favourite Top 40 hits to come on and compiling our own mixtapes on your tape recorder, but imagine the joy of hearing those songs played live? This is the concept of NKOTB's Mixtape Tour, ...
#FIRSTLOOK: TSO PRESENTS “BEST OF HOLLYWOOD”
By George Kozera for Mr. Will Wong
Grammy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated Conductor Richard Kaufman, marked his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with an exciting concert featuring a host of Oscar-winning and nominated scores and songs. BEST OF HOLLYWOOD features music from classic movies like The Godfather and The Magnificent Seven to Gone with the Wind and Dr. Zhivago and the heavenly orchestral performances fill the Roy Thomson Hall with elegance and memories of wonderful films. ...
#SPOTTED: TAYLOR SWIFT IN TORONTO FOR “REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR” AT ROGERS CENTRE
Few Artists understand and know how to execute that connection to their fans like Taylor Swift. Now onto her fifth tour, the acclaimed and influencial 28-year-old Singer/Songwriter touched-down at Toronto's Rogers Centre for two energy-filled nights, August 3-4, 2018. The Stadium tour in support of her 2017 studio disc Reputation, sees her delivering her catalog of hits once again, with an emphasis on that album which dealt with some of her very public personal battles and her perception.
#SPOTTED: DAVID TAO “I LOVE YOU LIVE!” TOUR IN TORONTO
Hailing from Arcadia, California, David Tao would find huge success in Asia in his late 20s as a Producer, Singer and Songwriter. Having won various accolades including the Taiwanese likeness of the Grammys, the Golden Melody Awards in which he was awarded Best New Artist, Best Producer, Best Song, Best Album and Best Mandarin Male Artist.
While he has taken a break from the spotlight for quite some time, he brought his I Love You Live! Tour to North America including stops in Las Vegas, ...
#SPOTTED: BANANARAMA IN TORONTO AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL
One of the year's most anticipated tours belongs to that of iconic Girl Group Bananarama. The Trio formed in London in 1981, consists of Siobhan Fahey, Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin. Together, they topped charts internationally in the mid-80s with hits Cruel Summer, I Heard a Rumour, Love in the First Degree and more familiarly, their cover of Shocking Blue's Venus which went to #1 in North America. After Fahey left the group to create the Duo Shakespeares Sister, she found success in her ...
#FIRSTLOOK: “JURASSIC PARK LIVE IN CONCERT”
Review by Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
There is something truly magical about seeing a movie you adore once again on the big screen. Words almost fail to describe that feeling you get when you experience a live orchestration of that Film's Score in a concert setting.
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is giving Jurassic Park the concert treatment and I had the pleasure of going to the first of two nights of this incredible experience. Prior to the presentation, the audience was ...
#FirstLook: “Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets™” In Concert
Review by Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Toronto loves Harry Potter! We have the Lockhart, Curiosa and its Movies in concert at the Sony Centre. Earlier this year the Toronto Symphony Orchestra debuted their duet with Potter. In their return, the orchestra is led by Joshua Gersen of New York Philharmonic fame.Their performance of John Williams' Score paces perfectly with the Film, and also sheds light on the charms of its instrumental complexities.
Gersen is a great conductor. Not only ...