The Weeknd fans pack Rogers Centre for the long-awaited return of Toronto’s prodigal son

At least he wasn’t Rogered this time around. After being denied the opportunity to kick off his “After Hours til Dawn” world tour here in July due to a nationwide communications shortage from the communications giant, The Weeknd — one of music’s hottest commodities — more than made up for it with a 100- minute … Read more

Elton John pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, confesses love for Toronto in memorable farewell

If this was Sir Elton John’s Toronto swan song in terms of concert appearances, then it was a doozy. Performing in front of a crowd of 45,000 fans for the second night in a row — and for the sixth time as part of his seemingly never-ending “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” that has been … Read more

Beyoncé new album Renaissance reactions

Beyoncé new album Renaissance reactions | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:” “,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”The record instead sparked rumours Beyoncé was tricking working-class people into leaving their jobs — as if she is the reason for the #GreatResignation. TikTok user PeoplesOracle’s video titled “Beyoncé is not your friend,” was impassioned and shared she was “disappointed” and concerned the labour movement … Read more

Drake drones on and on in ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

Not sure which is more surprising: that Toronto 6 God Drake dropped a new album at midnight, or that said album — “Honestly, Nevermind” — is about as far removed from hip-hop as you can imagine. For his seventh studio album — released a scant nine months after the long-awaited-and-long-delayed 21-track “Certified Lover Boy” — … Read more

Sidhu Moose Wala made me proud as a turban-wearing Sikh

I can still remember how I felt when I first heard Sidhu Moose Wala’s music. It felt fresh, exciting and innovative. When he arrived on the music scene five years ago with the uplifting track “So High” produced by Byg Byrd, it was the perfect marriage between the traditional sound of our Punjabi forefathers and … Read more