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Canadian composer Mychael Danna scores another hit with Life of Pi

Toronto composer takes no shortcuts when writing music for movies Canadian Mychael Danna is nominated for a Golden Globe for best original score for his work on Ang Lee film Life of Pi. “There’s something really wonderful about being the musical interpreter of a film,” he says. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Wed Jan 02 2013   When it comes to writing music for movies, Mychael…


Edward Sharpe’s ongoing emotional rescue

Entertainment / Music Magnetic Zeros’ Kool Haus show just one more bit of good news for spirited, varied band. Alex Ebert is Edward Sharpe and usually happier for it. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri May 11 2012 Here’s some heartening news from the Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros camp: although they’re dropping their sophomore album Here on May 29, it won’t be the last new…


Versatile Groban keeps the ACC audience guessing

Entertainment / Music With a big voice, and a big venue, Josh Groban did his best to make those intimate connections with fans. Nick Krewen Special to The Star, Published on Mon Jul 18 2011 Josh Groban is all about breaking down barriers. Returning Monday night with a considerably different show than his extremely intimate “Before We Begin” two-accompanist affair, which stopped off at the Queen Elizabeth Centre earlier this year, Groban…


Grey-haired headbangers pledge allegiance to ’80s rock

Entertainment / Music In rock bars on Toronto’s fringes, patrons live a dream in which an era of rock never lost its cachet. John Corabi ,formerley from Motley Crue plays at The Rockpile, a bar at Toronto’s west end dedicated to celebrating the rock of yesterday. Nick Krewen  Special to the Star Published on Sun Aug 08 2010 Their hair may be greying with time, their stomachs may be a little paunchier…


Poe jokes that her new video is a “sick, infantile fantasy”

  Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator February 29, 1997   In the fascinating video for her tune “Trigger Happy Jack”, gifted Hollywood-based singer and songwriter Poe repeatedly taunts a man she holds captive in a Mason Jar with the unforgettable refrain, “You can’t talk to a psycho like a normal human being.” The picture becomes much clearer when the 26-year-old explains the song, available on her eclectic rock and hip-hop…