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Prince shows Toronto crowd he can play a purple piano as well as the guitar

Just 48 hours after announcing he was coming to town, Prince gave the crowd a mixture of his hits and new material – reinterpreted on a purple electric grand. Nick Krewen Sat., March 26, 2016 Prince at Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, March 25, 2016, 7 p.m. show Three stars (out of 4) It probably comes as little surprise that Prince, the legendary singer and songwriter who is as…

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Tragedy and hope

SPONSOR CONTENT Tragedy and hope Terence Blanchard performs his Grammy-winning masterpiece, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), in its entirety at Koerner Hall on April 2. JENNY BRAGERT PHOTO CONTENT FROM: THE ARTS FEATURE PUBLISHED MARCH 23, 2016 UPDATED MARCH 24, 2017 New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard reflects on Hurricane Katrina When Terence Blanchard performs his 2008 album, A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina),…


Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits

Postmodern Jukebox turns back the clock on pop hits Scott Bradlee and his rotating cast of singers and musicians redo current songs — from Radiohead to Katy Perry — for a bygone era. Nick Krewen Music, Published on Mon Nov 16 2015 Shaken, not stirred. No, we’re not talking about James Bond martinis, but the entertaining and imaginatively radical rearrangements of prevailing pop, rock and rap classics by New Jersey-raised…


Radio Ga Ga

Artists across multiple genres have carved out a new niche for their careers on the other side of the radio dial GRAMMY.com Nick Krewen “Debbie Gibson Is Pregnant With My Two-Headed Love Child,” he musically boasted in 1989. But even during the most infamous stages of his recording career, Mojo Nixon knew his days as an outrageously outspoken cult roots rocker were numbered. “I knew, and I knew early on…


Siblings Jill and Matthew Barber play Massey Hall Nov. 15

Jill will showcase material from Fool’s Gold, while Matthew has new album Big Romance Nick Krewen Music, Published on Fri Nov 14 2014   Jill Barber has been waiting for this. When the 34-year-old singer and songwriter takes to the Massey Hall stage on Saturday night as headliner, it will be the crowning achievement thus far of a career that has taken the Port Credit native through numerous styles, seven…