NXNE 2013: 16 picks, Off The Beaten Path

NXNE 2013 is upon us.  Everyone wants your attention. Without a doubt the buzz of ‘what’s hot’ and ‘the places Read more

I Play Records - Vol 7: THE PRETENDERS first LP

I play Records: The Pretenders first LP I was just in my local record emporium, Eastside Records in Tempe, AZ, Read more

So, This Happened: Poetry In Voice 2013

So, this happened; Poetry In Voice. National Finals May 15th, 2013. Isabel Bader Theatre. Toronto. One of my favorite events Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: Good Ol' Freda and Our Nixon

SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, Good Ol' Freda and Our Nixon, at Hot Docs.  Both films feature rarely seen footage, images and Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: The Punk Singer & Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, The Punk Singer and Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer, at Hot Docs. Both films explore how the Read more

Hot Docs 2013 Review: Elena & Wrong Time Wrong Place

SASSYTIDBITS caught Elena and Wrong Time Wrong Place at Hot Docs. The tragedy in each film comes with a the message of love Read more

Hot Docs 2013: Les Blank Retrospective, Program 1 The Maestros

We had the good fortune to be able to secure a few advance screeners for some of our top Hot Read more

Same Seven: The Milk Carton Kids

Every week we ask people the same seven questions This week meet: Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan The Milk Carton Kids Eagle Rock, Read more

So, This Happened: Patti Smith

So, This Happened; Three nights of pure bliss with Patti Smith March 7, 2013; Patti Smith – An Evening of Read more

Review: Sandra Bernhard, I Love Being Me, Don't You?

When we heard Sandra Bernhard was going to be in town performing her acclaimed one woman show “I Love Being Read more

Today’s Tidbits – July 17, 2012

Morrissey in Concert - BrazilPolaris Prize short list nominees, Twickenham Film Studios to keep filming, Morrissey wouldn’t accept knighthood (like Paul did), London Olympics sponsor Dow Chemicals target of art installation, Sheen talks Idol rumours, Depp to star in next Anderson pic, Android for blind users, European galleries off the beaten path

Polaris Prize short list announced, includes Drake, Feist & more
from CBC

Historic Twickenham Film Studios (Scrooge, Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda) saved for production
from The Guardian

Morrissey would never accept title, slams McCartney for doing so
from The Huffington Post

Controversial London multimedia installation aimed at Olympic sponsor Dow Chemicals
from ArtInfo

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Review: 2012 Juno Awards

Last night (Saturday, March 31) the Juno Gala, the un-televised portion of the awards were held. Most of the awards are given out at this dinner, which allows tonight’s broadcast to concentrate on artist performances. Winners going into tonight’s broadcast include:  Feist, Drake, Melanie Fiona, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, Hedley, Malajube, and Arkells for Group of the Year beating out both Nickelback & Hedley.

It’s unfortunate that the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award is not presented during the televised portion of the awards. This year the recipient for the award is Simple Plan.  Whether you like the band or not, it’s hard not to acknowledge that they are the youngest artists to win this award and have given over $750,000 to support youth-focused charities.  The award sends a powerful message and it’s a shame that it’s not televised.

So now here we are waiting for the televised awards to start.  It sucks that we can’t see the red carpet live, unless we watch via the internet, how the heck are we supposed to judge people’s fashion tastes before the awards start….isn’t that one of the main traditions of watching an awards show?  AND tonight is the debut Game of Thrones Season 2….thank goodness for time shifting.  Oh well…..here we go….

The 2012 (televised) Juno Awards….. Read more

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In The News: March 19, 2012

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