With over 15-million copies sold worldwide, blink-182’s “Enema of the State” stands as one of the band’s greatest commercial and critical successes. Now 20-years on since the 1999 release of the band’s seminal pop-punk album, the Southern California trio announced a string of Summer tour dates where they will be performing the album in its entirety.
As day turned to night a cool breeze cut its way over the waters of Lake Ontario and into the confines of Toronto’s Budweiser Stage, a chilly reminder that Summer has yet to make its official arrival. Barefoot and lightly dressed in a billowing purple gown, Florence Welch didn’t seem to mind.
It’s been said that times heals all, but that isn’t always the case. Six years after a stage collapse before a June 16 Radiohead concert, which resulted in the death of drum technician Scott Johnson, a sense of a closure for the band and Johnson’s family has never arrived.
Fade in from black, to a body of water in the Arctic Circle. In silence you sway with the ebb and flow of the water, navigating your way through the ice floes as they drift in and out of your path, and it is in that moment that the music begins.
With digital purchases and streaming services becoming increasingly popular to consumers, entertainment retailers have been fighting a difficult battle over a market that has been shrinking in size as their digital competitors continue to gain ground.
The Grammys are the music industry’s biggest night, with just over 26-million viewers tuning into this year’s edition. It’s incredible that an event of this scale honours the best music each year has to offer, or at least it would be if organizers and voters actually followed through on the award show’s mission statement.
Gold medals for Canada, narrow victories and a snow-covered outdoor game made the 2018 edition of the World Junior Hockey Championship a memorable one. But for tournament organizers, the biggest concern is that there was no one watching.
With a gold medal being an expectation rather than a possibility, Team Canada has failed to meet the “gold standard” expected of them, with the team winning only one gold medal since winning five in a row from 2005-2009.
In the Toronto sports market, expectations are always set to high. With only two playoff appearances over the last 10 years, it’s safe to say that the Toronto Maple Leafs have not met the hockey crazed city’s expectation for the club.
For Brock University, their April 8 open house is their chance to show thousands of potential students what the institution has to offer.
With the announcement of an expansion to their fitness centre, which will open in the fall of 2020, Brock feels that it’s also an opportunity to showcase their commitment to providing the best student experience.
For many, running into Hollywood icons or hall of fame athletes takes connections, travel and just a little bit of luck. But for St. Catharines resident Roman Baran all it takes is the opening of a binder or a look at a wall, to view the collection of autographs that he has amassed over the last 25 years.
For those of us fortunate to have a steady income, access to food, and a roof over our head, allows us to live in a fairly comfortable manner. But for over 200,000 homeless persons across Canada, this sense of security is not available to them. Thankfully there are people willing to help.