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The Cars: Idling no more

Entertainment / Music It was the last phone call keyboardist Greg Hawkes expected to get: an invite from singer and chief songwriter Ric Ocasek to restart The Cars.      Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Thu May 19 2011 It was the last phone call keyboardist Greg Hawkes expected to get: an invite from singer and chief songwriter Ric Ocasek to restart The Cars. After all, it had been…


Clairvoyant peek inside Robbie Robertson

Clairvoyant peek inside Robbie Robertson | Toronto Star It took a while — a long while — before Robbie Robertson was ready to address the topics in songs on How to Become Clairvoyant.       Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Mon Mar 28 2011 Thirteen years between albums may seem like ages, but it’s not as though Robbie Robertson has been idle. Prior to this Tuesday’s…


Neil Young: take a look at his life

Entertainment / Music The museum set up in Neil Young’s onetime home town pays abundant tribute to his early days, and the rock icon himself has noticed.    BRENDA HOSIER PHOTO Neil Young checks out Youngtown. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Sat Mar 26 2011 Not too long ago, one of Trevor Hosier‘s lifelong ambitions came true. No, not the one where he creates and curates his own rock…


Bieber Fever at Air Canada Centre

Entertainment / Music Teen singing sensation entertains but doesn’t genuinely connect with fans. Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Tue Nov 23 2010   He’s unstoppable! The teen pop phenom freight train known as Justin Bieber barrelled over a sold-out Air Canada Centre audience for the second time in three months Tuesday night, with a dazzling 90-minute tease-and-please spectacle designed to activate that dormant female gene that only comes alive…


Carrie Underwood at the ACC: She sings, she scores

Entertainment / Music Carrie Underwood didn’t need the fancy props she brought to her concert. This performer is magnificent.    Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Wed Nov 03 2010 Like her hockey-playing husband, Carrie Underwood knows a few things about scoring. Twenty-four hours after centre Mike Fisher spearheaded an Ottawa Senators victory in a squeaker over our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs, Mrs. Fisher, a.k.a Underwood, returned to the scene…