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MOS DEF To Play L’Olympia June 15

Written by Patrick Rice on Friday, May 11th, 2012

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Regarded as one of hip-hop’s most introspective and insightful artists, Mos Def has shaped a career that transcends music genres and artistic medium. A child of hip-hop’s Golden Era, the native Brooklynite spent his childhood imbedded in the culture surrounding him as well as absorbing knowledge from across the artistic spectrum. With the release of […]

Lorraine Desmarais Releases New CD

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

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Montreal, April 10, 2012 ‐ For her 11th album, Lorraine Desmarais once again finds her faithful partners, bassist Frédéric Alarie and drummer Camil Bélisle, offering us an original music album in a trio form. This new recording includes the most recent works of the pianist and composer. In some of these works, one can detect influences […]

Tom Wesselmann Canadian Presentation

Written by Patrick Rice on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Montreal, February 1, 2012 – Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) was one of the greatest American Pop artists. Famous from the early 1960s for his “Great American Nude” series and still lifes, since his death he is nonetheless the only one of his contemporaries associated with that seminal twentieth-century art movement who has not yet had a […]

Sade Brought Some Soul Back To The Montreal Bell Centre

Written by Patrick Rice on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011


June 30, Sade brought her soulful act to the Bell Centre. By the time the floor opened up and elevated her to the main stage it was 9:30. This night was mostly for lovers as couples made up for most other crowd. I knew this was going to be a great show from the minute […]

Time Capsule, Kenny Garrett And The Love Of Sayyd Abdul-Khabyyr

Written by Patrick Rice on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

On Sunday June 26th we were treated to some great jazz and a great history lesson by Time Capsule. Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr directed the quintet through standards from Miles Davis to Coltrane, all the while showing some of his own Miles-like touch on his trombone. Kenny Garrett took it up a notch when he arrived […]

Prince Will Play Montreal

Written by Patrick Rice on Monday, June 20th, 2011

SOLD OUT What luck-right at the very last minute, the brilliant and unpredictable Prince asked if he could perform two late-night shows during the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. The Festival had a one-word answer: YES! This incredible performer, last with us 10 years ago, had visited Métropolis and liked the venue. This time, he’s […]