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Reflections: Riverboat Jane, Pt. Two

Riverboat Coffee House Legends We continue our series with Jane Harbury, or as we like to call her, Riverboat Jane. Quite accidentally, she  began working as a dishwasher at the famous Riverboat Coffee House in Yorkville (Toronto) in the late 60’s, and ...
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Thanks to Keelo-fans!!

What a great concert we enjoyed last night! James Keelaghan, with David Woodhead, and opener Juanita Wilkins thoroughly entertained the two-hundred or so gathered at Kitchener’s Registry Theatre Saturday night. And it was a privilege to share the show with a ...
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James Keelaghan, Live 8:00 PM EDT

It gives us great pleasure to present Juno Award winning singer-songwriter James Keelaghan, live from Kitchener, Ontario’s Registry Theatre, Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM. James is joined by the multi-talented David Woodhead.  Opening the show is special guest, Juanita ...
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Venues: Highway 61, Toronto

Blues, Brews & BBQ Bars. Clubs. Restaurants. Theatres. Stadiums. Festivals. Run by thousands of mostly unknown, starry-eyed, passionate music lovers who get up every morning with one thing on their minds: the gig. People like Ken McGarrie and Kerry Knoll ...
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Andrew Queen: “Too Tall”

It was 13 degrees today in the Garden City of St. Catharines, Ontario. What better day to review Andrew Queen’s 2010 campfire CD, Too Tall? “Please file under children’s music,” reads the label, but this album qualifies as fantastic family ...
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Caracol takes on Toronto!

Montréal’s Carole Facal, aka Caracol, recently paid her first visit to Hugh’s Room, Toronto, sharing a billing with fellow Québecoise Roxanne Potvin. Many world-music lovers will recognize the name Caracol, half of DobaCaracol, a six-piece band that enjoyed tremendous success ...
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Luminato pays tribute to Cockburn, releases music events for 2010

Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is back for another year, and is slowly revealing its regular plethora of goodies to the public via a series of press conferences and news releases. One such event took place on Tuesday, ...
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Openers – Thom Swift

Thom Swift – Hugh’s Room, Toronto, Preview – March 11, 2010 Pity the job of the show opener. Often a last-minute add-on or somebody’s marketing ploy to gain exposure for an up-and-comer, theirs is the task of taking on a room ...
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Roxanne Potvin: No Love For The Poisonous

Roxanne Potvin, a soft-spoken, singing-siren from Gatineau, Québec, recently headlined at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, performing songs mostly drawn from her latest album No Love For The Poisonous. The songs on Roxanne’s latest release are blues and R&B inspired pop pieces ...
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Matt Andersen’s Fabulous Winter of 2010

New Brunswick-born, Halifax-based bluesman Matt Andersen had himself a pretty good winter. A Blues competition in Memphis scored him some huge results, and he hung out at a little old sporting event in Vancouver, but heck, why write about it when ...