Tourism

Cape Breton’s Fertile Music Scene

Story by Nick Krewen | September 17, 2018 For SOCAN Words & Music On Cape Breton Island, the music flows like water. Despite its relatively modest population, at 132,000 residents, this Northeastern tip of Nova Scotia, spread over 10,311 square km, has launched a number of tuneful tributaries surnamed MacMaster, Rankin and Sampson: artists that have impacted lands and listeners far beyond its borders. The Island’s musicians are largely known…

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On the second floor of a Shoppers Drug Mart, there’s a shrine to Yonge Street’s musical history

July 4, 2018 Nick Krewen Special to The Star It’s not often that you have the opportunity to shop for acne ointments and body lotion before stepping into a museum that spotlights a bygone era of Toronto’s fabled musical history. But there The Friar’s Music Museum sits – on the second floor of Shoppers Drug Mart’s brand-new Yonge and Dundas location opposite the Eaton Centre – offering a time capsule…


Neil Young: take a look at his life

Entertainment / Music The museum set up in Neil Young’s onetime home town pays abundant tribute to his early days, and the rock icon himself has noticed.    BRENDA HOSIER PHOTO Neil Young checks out Youngtown. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Sat Mar 26 2011 Not too long ago, one of Trevor Hosier‘s lifelong ambitions came true. No, not the one where he creates and curates his own rock…


Cruisin’

GRAMMY Magazine – August 27, 2003 Music-themed voyages offer your favorite artists along with food, fun and…shuffleboard GRAMMY.com Nick Krewen If you’re thinking about booking your cabin for the inaugural Jam Cruise featuring Galactic, Keller Williams, the Supreme Beings Of Leisure and others, you’ve missed the boat. All 800 spots for the Jan. 6-10 sail to Nassau and Key West were snapped up in 45 minutes, prompting organizers Cloud 9…


Farewell Fan Fair

Fan Fair Nick Krewen GRAMMY.COM   Farewell Fan Fair. When it wound down June 8 with a rare reunion of The Judds, the door closed on a 32-year tradition. Upon its return in 2004, the annual Nashville country music festival – which encourages fans to mingle with its stars – will be sporting a different name: the CMA (Country Music Association) Music Festival. More troubling to hardcore country music fans,…