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Adam Cohen mans up with new album

Entertainment / Music Leonard’s lad, at age 39, reckons he has finally done right by his legacy. Adam Cohen, son of Leonard, says he has been arrogant and naive. Nick Krewen  Special to the Star,  Published on Fri Jan 06 2012 Adam Cohen is a humbled man. At 39, with three underperforming albums behind him, the Montreal-born son of poet and songwriting icon Leonard Cohen has finally come to terms with his…


Arcade Fire ignites Toronto’s Olympic Island

Arcade Fire ignites Toronto’s Olympic island | Toronto Star Montreal alternative music darlings play Toronto’s Olympic Island.      Win Butler leads the Arcade Fire into an examination of his childhood. Nick Krewen  Special To The Star,  Published on Sun Aug 15 2010 Full throttle or second gear? On Saturday night at Olympic Island, it seemed to be one or the other for Arcade Fire, the Montreal alternative music darlings…


Rufus Wainwright – Flamboyant Performer Keeps Up the Family Tradition

Versions of this article ran in Southam newspapers after May 13, including the Hamilton Spectator Nick Krewen If your parents were a pair of famous folk icons, you might just be a little intimidated about embarking on your own recording career. Not Rufus Wainwright. Already hailed by hip lifestyle magazine Details as “one to watch in ’98,” the Montreal-born piano-playing son of Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III (remember “Dead…


Daniel Lanois on recording

PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN MUSICIAN IN OCTOBER ’97 DANIEL LANOIS ON RECORDING Nick Krewen   Over the years, Daniel Lanois has chosen some pretty exotic locales to conduct his business: a New Orleans mansion, a Mexican cliff side dwelling, and a converted Californian porn theatre among them. The reason for his choices, however, isn’t as scientific as one might presume. “Hey, you’ve got to keep yourself amused,” chuckles Lanois, whose multifaceted…


The McGarrigles’ Matapedia

  Nick Krewen Toronto Star Thursday, November 28, 1996   “We had no intention of turning professional. We didn’t even think of this as a career.” Anna McGarrigle is sitting at a table in one of the Lakeshore Boulevard offices of MCA Concerts Canada next to her older sister Kate, attempting to explain the anomaly that has resulted in seven highly respected albums and 20 years of wonderful folk music,…