Obsidian Theatre going through change

Obsidian Theatre going through change

Theatre Shorts By: Stephen Weir The Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading culturally diverse theatre company is now going through a major change.  After twenty years, the theatre’s founder and CEO has retired. He has been replaced by a young African Canadian director who will take over the running of the company in August. Philip Akin has been acting […]

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Just Mercy – powerful, thought provoking film

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx who has been featured in such movies as “Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django and Unchained” alongside and Brie Larson of “Room,” “Short Term 12,” and “Captain Marvel” star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big […]

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

Rhoma Spencer’s “Force” comes through in “The Solitudes”

By Stephen Weir Take a bow, Rhoma Spencer, take a bow.  You are the toast of Toronto’s theatre world for your current role in the new assembly play The Solitudes. Critical reviews.  A quarter page colour picture of you in the Toronto Star. And there is an incredible TTC poster of you with hands on […]

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

Desmond Tutu’s granddaughter’s book launches on Martin Luther Day

By Stephen Weir The A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC), in conjunction with Penguin Random House is marking Martin Luther King Day with a superstar evening book signing.  On January 20th, Nompumelelo (Mungi) Ngomane, the granddaughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be launching her new book “Everyday Ubuntu” in Canada. “This book will […]

Machel Monday concert this Carnival is the last one

Machel Monday concert this Carnival is the last one

Machel Monday 10 will be the final show of the popular Carnival concert series. This surprise announcement was made by soca superstar Machel Montano, 45, during his first official performance for the 2020 Carnival season at Black 2 Blue Breakfast Party on Saturday morning. The ten-time Road March champion did not give a clear reason […]

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus pays $300 Million to Jamaican songwriter

Miley Cyrus has reached a settlement in the $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit that accused the singer of stealing her 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop.” Cyrus’ lawyers previously revealed a settlement agreement had been made in a December 12th letter that would be filed “pending payment of the settlement proceeds.” Terms of the settlement were […]

Singing the Christmas praises of a Kensington Market Parang

Singing the Christmas praises of a Kensington Market Parang

If it was great the first time around, why not do it again!  Hell yes, says the owners of a new Kensington Market Trinidadian restaurant.  The Maracas has decided to up the anti this Sunday and repeat the Parang they had last weekend – only with a larger band! “We did it last weekend, but […]

THE WARD CABARET: Jeremiah Sparks and Kaisha Lee are not to be missed

THE WARD CABARET: Jeremiah Sparks and Kaisha Lee are not to be missed

By Stephen Weir      Before we suggest that you buy a ticket and head down to the waterfront to take in the Harbourfront Theatre production of THE WARD CABARET, a short Toronto history lesson is in order. Back in the 1840s there was the Ward. It was the city’s first ghetto; a small patch of downtown […]

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

Etobicoke Youth Children’s Christmas Party was blast

By Kelly Roche Torn wrapping paper littered the floor, serving as evidence of a good time. More than 500 Toronto kids received a dose of Christmas cheer alongside a visit from Santa at the 15th annual Advocates for Etobicoke Youth (AFEY) Children’s Christmas Party in Rexdale on Dec. 7. The party was held at Woodbine […]

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