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July 11, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Shania Twain had a film crew out for her two-night stint at Toronto’s newly christened Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) over the weeke

Jared Smith, president, Ticketmaster North America
May 16, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America, and his company is fighting back.

Johnny with The Soul Providers at the Oshawa Tributes Community Centre.
April 30, 2018
by David Farrell

He is an incredible success story. Self-contained, self-managed, he owns his master recordings, his song publishing and, over the past decade, has gracefully glided from pop crooner to country star to a soul man with more than a wee bit of a brogue.

Nora 'the piano cat'
April 20, 2018
by David Farrell

God knows, it's hard earning a living as a musician these days–but who could have guessed an uneducated feline, who can't tell the difference between a bass clef and a crochet, now threatens to toss a fleet of pianists in the doghouse.

Ontario's Culture minister Daiene Vernile - Gov't pic
April 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

No new money is on the table, but a roadmap for greater cooperation between relevant provincial government departments and presenters is now realized.

Stacey Newman via Getty Images
April 9, 2018
by External Source

"Look, I know trade negotiators aren't in the business of ranking the intangibles of life. But wouldn't it be nice if we could consider the plight of our cultural ambassadors alongside our IT guys and hewers of softwood lumber?"

April 6, 2018
by Bill King

One of the most beloved films ever, An American In Paris featured Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and the magical music of Gershwin. A stage version is now running in Toronto, fuelling Bill King's nostalgic reflections.

March 30, 2018
by FYI Staff

The 3rd annual, presented by Michael Wekerle’s soon-to-be-relaunched El Mocambo nightclub, is to be held at the Sheraton Centre in May.

March 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada's competition watchdog is dogging Ticketmaster and Live Nation over alleged lack of transparency on what actual tickets cost, and the Blue Jays are allegedly enriching themselves by profiting from a questionable ticket sales practice.

Chris Taylor (centre) flanked l-r by Round Room's co-presidents, Stephen Shaw and Jonathan Linden. Pic - Heidi Gutman
March 28, 2018
by David Farrell

With at least one Toronto music festival planned, the global entertainment co. has plans to incorporate merchandise, VIP and ticketing solutions into the mix in year one.

kd on stage in Victoria, BC, late last year
March 9, 2018
by External Source

A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.

Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino
March 2, 2018
by External Source

"... Our business is highly sensitive to rapidly changing public tastes and is dependent on the availability of popular artists and events."