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CBC Comedies Bringing Something Crazy to the Party: Joy

Posted on 02 February 2017

The Show: Michael: Every Day, Season 2, Episode 2

The Moment:
Something crazy good

“What are you thinking?” Michael (Matt Watts) asks Claire (Tommie-Amber Pirie) as they make a hotel bed. “That we are going to do something crazy,” she replies.
“We are two responsib ...

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Why DIY Spaces Matter

Posted on 02 February 2017

In the aftermath of the fire at Oakland DIY venue Ghost Ship in December, where 36 people died, unlicensed event spaces are under increased scrutiny all over North America. Add that pressure to the ongoing threat of gentrification and rising property values in Toronto and it’s no wonder many are worried about the future of unconventional venues. But what do we mean by DIY? There ...

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Rivoli to Close for Renos in February

Posted on 02 February 2017

The Rivoli’s main floor and venue will be closed for a month as of February 1 to renovate the space’s kitchen and floors. The Queen West venue and restaurant's new owners have been busy making improvements to the space since taking over in 2014. Last summer, the Rivoli officially re-launched after its new management made a number of updates to its back room and patio, while also ...

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Toronto's 10th Annual Valentine's Big Band Dance

Posted on 02 February 2017

Glenn Chipkar and the 18 piece Swing Shift Big Band Orchestra with vocalists Vivianna Castell, Larisa Renee and Trio Bella along with DJ Ralph and Theresa Yuan play classics of Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and more. 7:30 pm. $50, VIP $100 includes dinner (6:30 pm).

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HMV's Closure End of An Era

Posted on 02 February 2017

TORONTO - April 30 may be remembered as the day the music died — physically speaking. HMV is bankrupt. When the retailer closes its doors in three months, it marks not only the end of a once-mighty chain, but another loss in the bigger food chain known as the music industry. As fewer people invest in CDs and DVDs, able to stream or download the music and movies they want, retai ...

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Neil Young to induct Pearl Jam into Rock Hall

Posted on 02 February 2017

NEW YORK — Pearl Jam will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by frequent collaborator and rock legend Neil Young this spring. Young and Pearl Jam memorably joined forces to play Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” at MTV’s Video Music Awards in 1993. Pearl Jam regularly covers the song on tour. Members of the band played on Young’s 1995 album “Mirror Ball.” T ...

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Casino with No House Edge Aims to be the Future of Online Gaming

Posted on 25 January 2017

Ever since some genius decided to add zeros to a roulette wheel, gamblers have strived to beat the house edge. But soon, if a fascinating new concept in the online casino world takes off, the odds may no longer be stacked against us at all.Behold, edgeless.io, which hopes to become the future of online gambling by providing games that are completely transparent and “edgeless.”But with ...

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Johnny Depp Sues ex-managers for $25 Million, Alleging Millions in Losses

Posted on 14 January 2017

LOS ANGELES — Johnny Depp is suing his former business managers alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout his career, although the company says the actor’s spending is to blame. Depp’s lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Management Group seeks more than $25 million, alleging its owners failed to properly pay his taxes, made unauthorized loans and ov ...