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Thomas Dolby, past, present and especially future

Entertainment / Music Eighties pop star, tech entrepreneur, now game designer — and through it all, a science obsessive.   Musician Thomas Dolby in his travelling “time capsule.” By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Sun Apr 01 2012 Ever the inventive sort, Thomas Dolby is bringing a special guest to Monday night’s gig at the Mod Club: his own time machine. “It’s a 1930s Teardrop trailer that looks like Jules Verne customized…


Grimes dances out of Montréal

Entertainment / Music Musician’s tour of acclaimed album, including March 19 stop in Toronto, an opportunity to be homeless.     Claire Boucher is on the road as Grimes. Nick Krewen Special to the Star,  Published on Fri Mar 16 2012 After living in Montréal for five years, Claire Boucher is living the life of a gypsy. “I’m homeless,” says the Vancouver-born Boucher, 23, known professionally as Grimes, from a tour stop in…


Emeli Sandé plays The Drake

Emeli Sande plays The Drake | Toronto Star Singer Emeli Sandé topped U.K. charts with her debut, Version of Our Events, and received the Critics’ Choice Brit Award.  HANDOUT PHOTO Emeli Sandé, who plays The Drake on Wednesday, is the next big thing from the U.K. Nick Krewen  Special to the Star Published on Tue Mar 06 2012 Looking for the Next Big Thing? You can find her Wednesday night onstage at…


Herbie Hancock gives it all a try

Herbie Hancock gives it all a try | Toronto Star Longtime Gershwin fan’s Massey Hall show just latest outlet for broad-minded creator.   Herbie Hancock at home with keyboards both acoustic and electronic … thanks to Miles Davis. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Thu Oct 20 2011 Legendary jazz innovator Herbie Hancock might be considered something of a prodigy, but that doesn’t mean he’s taking his upcoming…


At the Molson Amphitheatre: Endless vacation with LMFAO

At the Molson Amphitheatre: Endless vacation with LMFAO | Toronto Star As unlikely as it seems, the forces behind the big summer smash “Party Rock Anthem” are carrying on the Motown legacy.  LMFAO promise “high-energy craziness” at their Sunday show at the Molson Amphitheatre with Ke$ha and Akon. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Aug 12 2011 As unlikely as it seems, the forces behind the big…