Kourtney Kardashian clashes with KUWTK fan over wanting more privacy

Kourtney Kardashian bites back at fan who says she’s not entitled to more privacy (Picture: E!)Kourtney Kardashian has grown a little tired of sharing her life on camera and she’s got no time for anyone saying she is obliged to, as she stars on a reality TV show. The mum-of-three has starred alongside her family on Keeping Up With The Kardashians for years now, but recently announced she...

For these Montreal artists, music is a bridge between cultures

There’s perhaps no single force that unites people more than a party, especially when the music is good.Montreal is a music and party city by reputation. But parties in this city can also serve other purposes besides revelry and dancing — they can be gathering points for Montreal’s diasporas, or amplify voices that otherwise aren’t reflected in the mainstream.Since 2018, Montreal indie...

Concert review: Jonas Brothers unleash their boyish charms on the Bell Centre

Before the groundswell success of Old Town Road and Truth Hurts threw the Billboard Hot 100 charts out of whack, one of the unlikeliest chart-topping stories of 2019 was Sucker, a whistling ditty that became the first No. 1 for the recently reformed Jonas Brothers.Sucker was a comeback hit thanks to old fashioned marketing muscle, but that didn’t stop a slightly more grownup fanbase from...

Review: Irresistible Little Dickens strings us along with yuletide mischief

Ronnie Burkett recasts the story of Scrooge with filthy friends Esmé Massengill, Schnitzel and Edna Rural. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Don’t leave me dangling: will Scrooge (a.k.a. Esmé Massengill) prove there’s more than a wooden heart beating inside her? Will Tiny Tim (a.k.a. Schnitzel) convince her that a puppet is for life, and not just for Christmas? Will the Ghosts of...

Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album features constellation of Montreal stars

“I was just lucky to be in the right place at the right time,” Patrick Watson said.The singer-songwriter is one of several Montrealers who contributed to Leonard Cohen’s new posthumous album Thanks for the Dance, produced by Cohen’s son Adam.Watson has the album’s sole co-production credit, for the spooky standout The Hills. The opportunity arose out of a 2016 collaboration between...

Come From Away finally giving Montreal a taste of Newfoundland hospitality

The touring cast of Come From Away that will visit Montreal hasn't performed in the town that inspired the musical, “but we’ve gotten the opportunity to have Gander come to us. We’ve met all the real-life characters that we portray," says Nick Duckart, left, with Andrew Samonsky as "the two Kevins." Matthew Murphy When the CEO of Newfoundland’s Gander airport was approached by...

Review: Leonard Cohen’s spirit moves us on Thanks for the Dance

It’s a bit much.I mean, how much Leonard Cohen can we take? Well, if it’s this good, keep it coming. Three years after his passing, our city’s venerated poet and baritone songsmith continues to pump out the hits with this week’s release of his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance.The cards were stacked squarely against this being an album of note. Cohen hit it out of the park with what...

A jazzy insect finds its muse in Kid Koala’s The Storyville Mosquito

“The mosquito is kind of a universally despised creature,” Eric San acknowledged. “If we can build some empathy for a mosquito, I think we’re alright.”He is willing to give it the old college try. The Montreal DJ, animator and all-around entertainer better known as Kid Koala has built a wildly eclectic career by following his creative whims. His various projects are based on...