Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’ with ‘Music’

Jamaal Magloire launches the “Peoples Band’  with ‘Music’

Nearly a thousand mas’ fans showed up at Parkview Manor in Toronto on Saturday for the launch of one of the bigger bands which will hit the streets for Toronto Caribbean carnival 2017. It was   Jamaal Magloire’s Toronto Revellers or The People Band,  as Jamaal is fond of calling it, and  their  presentation of “MUSIC: […]

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver keynote address  at Harry Jerome Awards

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at  the Black Business and Professional Association’s 35th annual Harry Jerome Awards at the International Centre in Mississauga on Saturday. The Awards is established in memory of Harry Jerome, an African-Canadian Olympic athlete, scholar and social advocate. Presented by TD Bank, it honours the […]

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

‘Celebration Time’ 2017

By Murissa Barrington It’s “Celebration Time” for Band leader Louis Saldenah as he launches his Carnival presentation of the same name for 2017. Hundreds packed into the Chandi Grand banquet hall in Toronto Saturday night for the band launch. This year Saldenah’s  band will be celebrating  both Toronto Carnival’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. […]

Durham Mas’ goes to church for Canboulay

Durham Mas’ goes to church for Canboulay

Durham Mas’, led by Jerrol “Stretch” Augustine,  presents Canboulay  for 2017  Toronto Carnival. Augustine introduced his costumes at his band launching at the Church of the Nativity in Scarborough on Saturday . Now in its third year, the  band   is ” bringing back “some of the old time carnival characters but  will also feature many […]

REVIEW – SOUSATZKA

REVIEW –	SOUSATZKA

A review by Meegan Scott Sousatzka, a delightful musical with a different kind of theatrical flow, has come to Toronto at the perfect time.  The way in which the Show listens as well as speaks to Toronto through Luca’s rewrite of the original story, “Madame Sousatzka” by Bernice Rubens, and the Drabinsky production is what […]

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

Grammy-wining star handcuffed by police in ‘mistaken identity’

LOS ANGELES – Wyclef Jean, the Grammy-winning ex-member of the Fugees, said he was “appalled” after being handcuffed and questioned by police in Los Angeles. Haiti-born Jean, 47, came to the United States as a child with his family and grew up largely in New Jersey. That is where the rapper-singer played with a group […]

Drakes back with dancehall beat

Drakes back with dancehall beat

NEW YORK — Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year’s top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names. The Toronto rapper, who has long challenged industry definitions, on Saturday dropped “More Life” and called it not an album or a […]

Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors shine at Canadian Screen Awards

Two black actors -Stephan James and Adrian Holmes – were among the winners at the Canadian Screen Awards 2017 held on Sunday night at Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. James won the “ Best Actor “ award for his role in the film Race, a biopic of the American Olympic champion Jesse Owens, […]

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

Archbishop Tutu to receive Luminary Award  at UWI Toronto Benefit Gala

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will  be honoured at the eighth annual UWI Toronto benefit gala to be held at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Saturday April 1. Archbishop Tutu, the first Black archbishop of  the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, […]

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