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How Shawn Mendes deals with anxiety

It’s old news by now, but at one time Shawn Mendes was hiding something like a dirty little secret. The Canadian superstar was battling with anxiety in total silence until he realized that speaking out and talking about his struggle was the best way he could get a grip on the condition. “Opening up helps […]

JENNIFER MORRISON at Montreal ComicCon

Once Upon a Time’s Jennifer Morrison is photographed by Marc Andrew at Montreal ComicCon. ©marcandrew.ca

There’s something Ed Sheeran will never get used to

Ed Sheeran is the biggest male pop star on the planet. Earlier this year, the British superstar was named the world’s best-selling artist of 2017. That’s just one of many international headlines Ed has made since he released his 2014 award-winning album x. Ed is of course famous for hit songs like his Grammy Award-winning […]

Jason Momoa reigns over Canada’s fan convention circuit

Justice League star Jason Momoa, famous for playing Aquaman, King of Atlantis, reigns over Canada’s top fan convention events this summer. The former Game of Thrones actor will be a guest of honor at Montreal Comiccon and joins other superstars at Toronto’s Fan Expo. “I love going to Comic Cons, I’m always so stoked to […]

Charlie Puth plans biggest tour yet

Charlie Puth is getting ready to head out on the biggest headlining tour of his career thus far. The popstar’s Voicenotes Tour, named after and in support of his upcoming second album, is scheduled to hit 32 cities across North America. The ride is set to kick off in Toronto on July 11 and will […]

Brandon Flynn: “13 Reasons Why is an important show.”

Great news for fans of 13 Reasons Why. Netflix’s highly controversial series has been renewed for a third season. Brandon Flynn who stars as Justin Foley is among the many thrilled about the announcement. “It’s an amazing and really special show,” Brandon says. “I’m honored to be a part of a show that deals with […]

Jason Momoa: How the Aquaman star plans to keep his career afloat

Aquaman star Jason Momoa is an icon in the fantasy world, but despite his stardom, the actor’s career was sinking. Like a rock. Jason rose to fame after starring as Khal Drago on the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. The actor’s breakthrough role made him a fan-favorite and an international star. Jason now has […]

Get Osheaga-ready

The countdown to Osheaga is on. Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine and Travis Scott are set to headline Montreal’s scorching hot summer music festival running Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5. The superstars will be joined by other sizzling acts like Blondie, Dua Lipa, Franz Ferdinand, James Bay, James Blake, Lykke Li, Manchester […]

Montreal festival season kicked off with Santa Teresa

Festival season in la belle province kicked off last weekend with Santa Teresa. The three-day music fest, which returned for its second year, ran from Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 and was held in the Montreal suburb of Sainte-Thérèse. There it hosted musical guests from here at home and abroad including showstoppers like […]

Ani DiFranco’s playlist

If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself. That’s Ani DiFranco’s motto, and it has been for the last 30 years. The DIY queen of indie folk rock was just 19 when she launched Righteous Babe Records, her own label through which she has released more than 20 albums on her own […]

Lady Gaga gives special thanks to Canada for 10 years of support

Lady Gaga is celebrating 10 years of fame this year. April 8 marked the 10th anniversary of the superstar’s breakout hit single, “Just Dance,” and come August 19, Gaga’s debut studio album, The Fame, will also turn 10. “Just Dance,” written by Gaga herself, R&B hip hop star Akon and renowned producer RedOne, and featuring […]

Shawn Hook is coming out to play

Shawn Hook is taking his latest EP My Side of Your Story out for a spin. The popstar is set to kick off his Good Days Tour on October 16 in Montreal. Neon Dreams will join Shawn as a special guest on the nationwide trip. My Side of Your Story, released last summer, chases the […]

Travis Cormier’s playlist

Travis Cormier, a finalist of La Voix, the French Canadian version of the American hit singing competition The Voice, has been handpicked to open for Bon Jovi at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The show promoters held a contest to give local artists the chance to play the opening gig for the legendary rock band and the […]

X-Files star Mitch Pileggi to appear at Montreal Comiccon

Mitch Pileggi, famous for playing Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files, is the latest guest to be added to Montreal Comiccon’s celebrity lineup. The announcement comes on the heels of the cancellation of Gillian Anderson’s appearance due to a conflict in her filming schedule. “I know Gillian works her ass off, so that doesn’t […]

25 years later Ace of Base revisits the origin of their name

If you know your pop music history then you’re familiar with Ace of Base. The Swedish quartet was one of the biggest pop ensembles in the world and dominated radio airwaves after the release of their 1993 debut album The Sign. In North America, that breakthrough album and its No.1 hit singles “All That She […]

Ace of Base’s playlist

Twenty-five years ago the Swedish pop group Ace of Base released their explosive debut album The Sign to North America. Generating more revenue that year than the Sweden-based vehicle empire VOLVO, the record went on to sell over 23 million copies, and is among the most successful debut albums of all time. In Canada, the […]

Star Trek’s Karl Urban revealed as Ottawa Comiccon’s guest of honor

Karl Urban was just announced as a guest of honor at this year’s Ottawa Comiccon. The New Zealand-born actor is famous for loads of roles including Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Judge Dredd in the 2012 sci-fi action Dredd, Lord Vaako in the Riddick film […]

The second coming of Lorde: New world tour brings the star back to Canada

Right now Lorde is at the half-way point of her second international concert series, the Melodrama World Tour. The outing in support of Lorde’s second album Melodrama brings the superstar to Quebec City’s summer music festival le Festival d’été de Québec on July 18. The New Zealand singer’s arrival will put her atop the lineup […]

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