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Review: Energetic band keeps 'smooth jazz' in check

If you don’t know his music, maybe you’ll remember his face. Chris Botti is something of a day-time TV fixture, a modern-day Ed McMahon, except definitely prettier (he’s been one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People), and much handier with a trumpet.

JazzFest review: Sax legend Sonny Rollins hits right chords

The elderly get such short shrift in our youth-obsessed age, it’s almost startling to see a 76-year-old musician play with tremendous joie de vivre.Such was the case Sunday night at the Royal Theatre.

Review: McKennitt returns to delight Celtic music fans

Who: Loreena McKennitt Where: Royal Theatre When: Friday night and tonight at 8 Rating: 4 out of 5 There was cause for rejoicing among Celtic music fans last night.

Review: Feist quirky but lacklustre in concert

She’s a nutter, but she’s a totally unique one. She’s a star, but perhaps the unlikeliest kind to come from Canada in some time. Captivating? She’s that, too.

Review: Carlin in fine form

He may be an old duffer, but George Carlin still has fire in his belly.The much admired American comic was in fine form Sunday night. Small, wiry -- wearing a long-sleeved black T-shirt and jeans -- Carlin skewered everything from Dr.

Review: Quartet presents Shostakovich showstopper

What: Lafayette String Quartet with bassist Gary KarrWhere: Alix Goolden HallWhen: Sunday nightRating: 4 out of 5

Review: B.B. King was in a chatty mood

In Victoria, the world’s greatest living bluesman didn’t exactly let his guitar do the talking.Thursday night, B.B. King chatted and reminisced at least as much as he played the shiny black instrument he calls Lucille.
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