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Pop Progeny Enter Parents’ Spotlight

  Nick Krewen The Toronto Star January 14, 1998   Forget The Prodigy: the next big thing in music might very well be the progeny. As 1998 groans forward, there seems to be an unprecedented number of celebrated musical offspring preparing to cut the umbilical cord of their famous parents and springboard into their own careers. The kickoff unofficially begins this week on a few fronts. Martha Wainwright, the Montreal-based…


The Book Of Secrets Revealed

PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN     Nick Krewen   When it comes to exploring her Celtic ancestry, Loreena McKennitt leaves no stone unturned. She’s trekked to the far corners of the Earth following her muse, this one-woman dynamo on a mission of cultural renaissance. Her travels have taken her to London, Ireland, Athens, Istanbul, Sicily and even a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway to inspire her latest masterpiece, The Book…


Linda Manzer

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR Friday, October 17, 1997 Nick Krewen The Toronto Star Friday, October 17, 1997 When jazz guitarist Pat Metheny performs at Massey Hall November 18, Toronto’s Linda Manzer will be sharing the stage with him. You won’t see her as much as hear her: through the ringing tones of Metheny’s classical fretless guitar as he performs the title track of his self-described “Chinese opera fretless blues”…


Floria Sigismondi – OCA Grad’s Shock Rock Videos the Surreal Thing

A version of this feature appeared in The Toronto Star on Wednesday, February 5, 1997     Nick Krewen Special to the Star Wednesday, February 5, 1997     The dark, surrealistic, fantastically costumed video visions Floria Sigismondi produces are not for everyone. But they have big-name rock stars like David Bowie and Marilyn Manson beating a trail to her studio, opening the door to precious international and MTV airtime….