Chefs, sharpen your knives and perfect your food presentation skills for the Garland Canada Culinary Competition, a virtual and in-person cooking challenge that showcases Canada’s top emerging culinary talent and has produced finalists like Niagara’s Chef Nick Chindamo and MasterChef Canada runner-up Chef Andy Hay. The annual culinary competition’s presenters are partnering with foodservice industry mainstay Restaurants Canada (RC) to accomplish an important mission.Continue reading Cooking competition plans to spark revival of Canada’s restaurant industry
Astroworld Festival founder and Latin Grammy-winning performer Travis Scott spent the week in Houston, Texas where he grew up, at opening ceremonies for the city in preparation for the music festival on the weekend. The crowd rushed security as soon as the gates to the concert grounds opened but it wasn’t until later during the show that tragedy struck.Continue reading Music producer Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns deadly in Texas
My Scottish love affair is steeped in a need for mountains and water to soothe my easily-overwhelmed nature, and marked by my affection for its people, many of whom are lifelong friends now: they are warm, friendly, generous, and chat as readily as I do with newcomers back in Canada.Continue reading Scotland is full of friends you haven’t met yet
On Dec. 10, 2019, I stepped out on a whim to see Frank Turner reunite with his former band Möngöl Hörde at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. It was a loud punk rock set, and a great end to the year’s busy concert calendar.
And then the world pressed “pause.”Continue reading Rock fiction writer’s first live concert since lockdown on trip to the UK
While performing in front of a live audience on The Kelly Clarkson Show, New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) announced their upcoming Mixtape Tour 2022 with artists Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.Continue reading NKOTB announce tour with Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue
Four years after the song was released I found myself writing an out-of-this-world comment on the video for Zedd’s track Stay featuring singer Alessia Cara on YouTube and it got so wordy that I decided to turn it into a post for Core.Continue reading Breakdown of ‘Stay’ by Zedd, Alessia Cara
- New statutory holiday in Canada – September 30, 2021
Orange Shirt Day is based on the story of Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, who was sent to St. Joseph Mission Residential School when she turned six. The shiny new orange shirt she was wearing when she arrived at The Mission was taken away from her and she was forced to wear a uniform. Webstad introduces each video on the Orange Shirt Day website and she tells her own story.Continue reading The Difference Between the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day
These are some events and things to do on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) including the special lighting on federal buildings, Indigenous films, radio and TV programming, art exhibitions and connecting with authors online.Continue reading Events to commemorate NDTR
R&B singer Ne-Yo’s just released video and single evokes a sense of nostalgia for what could have been. The song captures a sentiment many people are feeling these days and it’s a classic scenario they’ve come to expect in Ne-Yo’s videos over the past two decades – with guilty pleasure.
His songwriting skills remain top tier but is it possible that his delivery has gotten better?Continue reading Ne-Yo’s new single release video is dance floor inspiration
This ambitious, diverse, inclusive and passionately political album puts the band face-to-face with a VIP roster of global ambassadors of music, some of whom are recent immigrants and refugees to Canada, as well as important Indigenous voices. All are masters of world music who communicate with each other through the global language of sound.Continue reading Sultans of String go global with local ambassadors of world music [article | video]