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Dan Kanter on mad life at Bieber’s side

Toronto guitarist and pop megastar’s right-hand man has had best seat to watch his rise. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Jun 15 2012 Life with Justin Bieber is never boring. Just ask Dan Kanter, the Toronto guitarist, producer and musical tour director who has been the Stratford pop phenom’s right-hand man since The Bieb’s meteoric rise to the top began three years ago. “It’s been quite…

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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…


Esthero is still working on it

Esthero is still working on it | Toronto Star Writer, Kanye collaborator and notorious perfectionist back for hometown show   HANDOUT PHOTO “My intent is to debut as much new music as possible,” says Esthero of her Lee’s Palace gig. Nick Krewen  SPECIAL TO THE STAR,  Published on Sun Jun 27 2010 The drought is almost over. Esthero admirers who have been jonesing for some new music ever since 2005’s Wikked…


Loreena McKennitt sets up Water Safety charity

  Nick Krewen For The Record May 19, 1999   TORONTO: Lorenna McKennitt learned about the importance of water safety the hard way. McKennitt, the world renown Stratford based singer and songwriter, was mixing her live album last July at Peter Gabriel‘s Real World Studios in Bath, England when she received word that her fiancé, his brother and a friend were missing after a boating accident in Nottawasaga Bay, near…


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…