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Laura Jane Grace, Lucas Silveira Have Found A New Identity

  Artists have successfully transformed their careers and lives as transgendered musicians NICK KREWEN GRAMMYS   MAY 15, 2017 – 2:36 AM GRAMMY.com To say that Laura Jane Grace has had an eventful year would be an understatement. Until May 2012, she was known to the world as Tom Gabel, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Florida punk band Against Me! Then she openly announced her name change, that she…


Rihanna at the ACC: Barbadian pop queen capable of so much more

I Entertainment / Music Rihanna at the ACC: Barbadian pop queen capable of so much more Her performance during the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre was anything but a gem. Rihanna lacked intensity and emotion during the first of her two shows at the ACC, says reviewer Nick Krewen. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Tue Mar 19 2013     Rihanna’s latest…


Joss Stone breezes into town with soulful sound

Grammy-winning artist follows her instincts, whips up another covers album and roams into Toronto. British soul singer and free spirit Joss Stone will perform at Sound Academy.   By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri Oct 05 2012   If Grammy-winning British soul belter Joss Stone had a nickname, it would be “Miss Spontaneity.” “Either that, or ‘Impatience’ — one of the two,” Stone says, laughing heartily,…


Donald Fagen and friends cruise into new band

By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Fri Aug 10 2012 Ready for some retro soul, man? When the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue convenes at Molson Amphitheatre this Sunday led by the stellar trio of Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald and “Lido Shuffle” hitmaker Boz Scaggs, they’ll be mixing it up for the masses. While it’s not too much of a stretch to assume…


Still kooler than Van Halen

Entertainment / Music Life has its enduring mysteries.  SILVIA MAUTNER / KTG PRESS PHOTO Kool and the Gang opens for Van Halen on Saturday, March 17. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Mar 16 2012   Life has its enduring mysteries. There are the Seven Wonders of the World; the secret of getting caramel into the Caramilk bar and . . . Kool & The Gang opening for Van…