Juno Nomination for Maria Dunn for Traditional Roots Album of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2017 Today, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) together with CTV announced this year’s Juno nominees. Maria Dunn is thrilled to receive a nomination in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category for her sixth independent recording Gathering (released April 2016). This is Maria’s second nomination … More Juno Nomination for Maria Dunn for Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Sultans of String Garner JUNO Nomination for World Music Album of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017 Canada’s genre-bending string slingers SULTANS OF STRING garner 2017 JUNO nomination for World Music Album of the Year for their feast of raucous reels, ragas ‘n’ rumbas, SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT [Toronto ON]  Canada’s genre-bending string slingers SULTANS OF STRING garner a JUNO nomination for World Music Album of the Year at … More Sultans of String Garner JUNO Nomination for World Music Album of the Year

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Book Review Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto Author:  Mitch Albom Imprint: Harper Paperbacks Released: October 25, 2016 Pages: 368 ISBN-10: 0062294431 ISBN-13: 9780062294432 Stars:  5.0 Once in a very blue moon a book comes along that is so unique and wonderful, no – downright magical – that it immediately becomes one of the best books you’ve ever … More The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

Maria Dunn Wins Edmonton Music Prize for Her Album Gathering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 30, 2017 MARIA DUNN WINS EDMONTON MUSIC PRIZE FOR HER ALBUM GATHERING   Maria Dunn won the top Edmonton Music Prize on Thursday evening at the Garneau Theatre for her 2016 album Gathering. The annual award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, and administered by Alberta … More Maria Dunn Wins Edmonton Music Prize for Her Album Gathering

Sultans of String Hit Billboard Charts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2017 Canada’s genre-bending string slingers SULTANS OF STRING hit BILLBOARD CHARTS for their feast of ragas, reels ‘n’ rumbas, SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT [Toronto ON]  Canada’s genre-bending string slingers SULTANS OF STRING hit the coveted Billboard Charts (World Music) for their feast of ragas, reels ‘n’ rumbas, Subcontinental Drift, featuring special guest/sitar master Anwar Khurshid … More Sultans of String Hit Billboard Charts

ANN VRIEND WINS COBALT PRIZE AT 2017 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANN VRIEND WINS COBALT PRIZE AT 2017 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS TORONTO – TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 – Big Win for Ann Vriend! Following on the heels of her powerful and well-received Blues Summit Eight showcase with Rooster Davis Group (also her backing band), Ann Vriend is more than thrilled that she has … More ANN VRIEND WINS COBALT PRIZE AT 2017 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS!

Ann Vriend New Video & Single “Will You Be There?” on Aporia Records Out Now

ANN VRIEND NEW VIDEO WILL YOU BE THERE? OUT DECEMBER 9TH! “Don’t miss her.” ~ Toronto Star “Holy wow! What a voice!” ~ The AU Review in Australia “Vriend’s voice is unmistakable, catching and powerful,” ~ The Calgary Sun TORONTO – 2016 – The captivating and powerhouse vocalist Ann Vriend (AV) releases new single and … More Ann Vriend New Video & Single “Will You Be There?” on Aporia Records Out Now

Mapping Media Scholars in the Art of Journalism

Kofi Forson is a writer, poet and playwright living in NYC. His current blog is Black Cocteau, a mixture of philosophy and art on modern culture. His previously written articles include “Artistry and Celebrity: An Interview with Harry Goaz” among many others for White Hot Magazine.  Dr Samita Nandy’s (Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies) latest interview with … More Mapping Media Scholars in the Art of Journalism

Canadian Songstress Ann Vriend Makes Her Annual Summer Pilgrimage To Australia With Her Band The Rooster Davis Group

For Immediate Release Monday 31st October 2016 CANADIAN SONGSTRESS ANN VRIEND MAKES HER ANNUAL SUMMER PILGRIMAGE TO AUSTRALIA WITH HER BAND THE ROOSTER DAVIS GROUP TOUR DATES FOR FEBRUARY / MARCH 2017 ANNOUNCED Revered songstress Ann Vriend is returning to her honorary home of Australia for her annual summer tour. Bringing her band back with her … More Canadian Songstress Ann Vriend Makes Her Annual Summer Pilgrimage To Australia With Her Band The Rooster Davis Group

5x JUNO nominated/6x CFMA winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins Trio Release “And It Was Good” at Hugh’s Room on Fri. Oct. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2016 Good Times Are Sure to be Had when 5x JUNO nominated/6x CFMA winning mando-maestro ANDREW COLLINS TRIO release ”AND IT WAS GOOD” HUGH’S ROOM – FRI OCT 21, 8:30PM “Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Toronto mandolin virtuoso pulls out … More 5x JUNO nominated/6x CFMA winning mando-maestro Andrew Collins Trio Release “And It Was Good” at Hugh’s Room on Fri. Oct. 21