Mike Cohen blogs on breaking news, rumours, celebrity sightings and up to date reports on Montreal media news.
As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis keeps us all indoors, Secondary I Herzliah High School student Rachel Dara is using her musical talents to keep herself busy and entertaining others. In addition she has launched her own "Covid Concerts" on Saturday nights (7:30 to 8:30 pm) to help alleviate t…
I have been a loyal listener to Sirius XM Satellite Radio for more than seven years now. Whether it is in the car, on my computer or via the app on my phone I consider it an “essential service,” especially as the COVID-19 pandemic crisis takes a toll on us emotionally.
At his daily 11 am COVID-19 news conference today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a major announcement related to fundraising.
As we live through this miserable COVID-19 pandemic, I think we can all agree how television shows and streaming services have become the salvation for our sanity. With that in mind, Friday night’s episode (9 pm) of the marvelous Hawaii Five-O reboot on CBS and Global TV will be the series f…
The 16th edition of the Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala, originally set to take place on Sat. June 20 at Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough Hall, has been postponed until sometime in September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
As the COVID-19 pandemic crisis deepens and we all find ourselves virtually locked into our homes, I have heard from so many people who are already going stir crazy.
At a time when funeral services are being scaled back and attendance discouraged because of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, two giants in our community have passed away and they sadly will not get the sendoff they deserve.
The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has done irreparable damage around the world. When Quebec Premier François Legault banned gatherings of more than 250 people, casualties varied from the Canadiens, the Impact, the Blue Jays Olympic Stadium exhibition games, cultural presentations and of course th…
After the 1998 Quebec ice storm I thought that I had survived one of the worst natural disaster situations ever. Could anything coming my way ever be worse?
Downsizing and layoffs have put journalism on the most endangered careers list. But savvy journalists are starting sites and Facebook pages to continue covering their familiar beats. Some are capturing an even bigger audience. Domenic Fazioli is one of them.
The transformation of the former PF Chang’s location at Rue des Jockeys/ Decarie is now complete and the newest La Cage: Brasserie Sportive (previously known as La Cage Aux Sports) officially opened on February 27.
Lisa Rubin is a true visionary. This has become abundantly clear to anyone who regularly attends productions at the Segal Centre for the Arts. As the Artistic and Executive Director she always has to work well ahead of time to scout possible shows.
The team at Bell Media has yet to formally fill the void of play by play man for Impact and Alouettes broadcasts on TSN 690 left by Rick Moffat’s dismissal a few months ago.
I just got back from We Will Rock You (WWRY) at Place des Arts and if I was not already previously booked, I might have returned for the final show Wednesday evening (Feb 12). Yes it was that good.
If you have not seen the Laval Rocket play a home game at the beautiful Place Bell, you are really missing something special. This is the third season for the Canadiens American Hockey League affiliate here and to say the move has been successful is an understatement.
More than a decade ago I got to see the Queen-inspired musical We Will Rock You in Toronto and yes I loved it! When I saw the outstanding motion picture Bohemian Rhapsody last year, I was hoping one day I could see Queen live in concert. Well, while that might not be happening any time soon…
Anorexia and Bulimia Québec (ANEB) is a non-profit organization based in Pointe Claire that guarantees free, immediate and specialized help to people with an eating disorder and to their loved ones. It has offered specialized services for 30 years and maintains its presence in various places…
It was six years ago that Katie Markham first made a name for herself as a performing artist when she became one of the seven finalists in the X Factor UK television show in London, England. But what came next was totally surreal for her, being hand-picked by international recording supersta…
The Sad Music, Sad Comedy Tour, featuring the collaboration between comedian/actor Nick Thune and singer songwriter/legendary musician Damien Jurado, stops in Montreal at L’Astral on Friday night, January 24
In the same week that Annie DeMelt announced that she will be leaving CTV Montreal as a reporter and weekend anchor for a new career in communications at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Elysia Bryan Baynes has confirmed with me that she is retiring from Global News Montreal.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has scored quite a coup with an announcement today that popular CTV News Montreal reporter and weekend anchor Annie DeMelt will join their communications team, effective January 27.
When I interviewed the lead dancer from Riverdance, Jason O’Neill, over the phone from Ireland a few weeks ago he shared with me what a grueling process it is for performers to do one or two shows on a given day.
The chills are still rolling down my spine after getting an advance viewing of Toxic Beauty, which will air on documentary channel on Sunday, January 5 (9 pm). It follows an enormous lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, linking their baby powder to ovarian cancer.
Catherine Verdon-Diamond, one of the most delightful personalities on the local media scene, will replace Frank Cavallaro as the regular weather forecaster for the CBC Montreal television newscast and on Sabrina Marandola’s radio drive home show.
Watch out for Dollard des Ormeaux native and Riverdale High School grad Jesse Stone! This rocker knows how to put on a show. Before heading out to Saudi Arabia to perform at the Dakar Rally on New Year’s Day with Dawn Tyler Watson, Angel Forrest, and Jonas Tomalty, he and his team organized …
I am no doubt among those in complete shock today with the news that prominent gastroenterologist Dr. Ernest Seidman has passed away.
Dinah Shuster is an extraordinary woman. Thanks to the Magic Moment Program, organized by the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation in Côte Saint-Luc, I got to witness that on Sunday, December 8.
On Wednesday I attended the media call for the world premiere of Jesse Stong’s Winter’s Daughter at the cozy Studio of the Segal Centre. I was intrigued enough by the story line and the presence of one of my favorite local stage actresses Michele Di Cesare to come back on Thursday evening to…
It was surreal to be at Place des Arts Tuesday night to actually see the Montreal premiere of the Broadway smash Come From Away. From the moment I broke the story in The Suburban that evenko would be bringing this made in Canada musical here, I could not go anywhere for months without peopl…
On Friday night I was driving down Cote Ste. Catherine Road near Lemieux. It was dark out and I was in the right lane. Fortunately I was going slowly. Had I not, my car would have crashed right into a big chunk of frozen snow.
Bell Media struck again last week with some of his heartless staff cuts. This time TSN 690 morning show co-host and Alouettes/Impact play by play announcer Rick Moffat and CJAD weekday morning weather forecaster Eramelinda Boquer were the victims.
The 2019 ORT Montreal Ted Wise Gala for Jewish Education will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Place des Arts. There will be a cocktail dinatoire at 6 pm, followed by the show at 7:30 pm.
It has been four years now since I discovered CINEMANIA, the brilliant presentation of French films with English sub-titles founded by Maidy Teitelbaum and brought to a new level of excellence with Guilluame Caillaird at the helm.
Each year at this time I get to travel around the world merely by stepping inside Place Bonaventure for the International Tourism and Travel Show at Place Bonaventure. I did so today and if you are looking for ideas of where to go then this October 25 to 27 event is for you.
Will Andrew Scheer remain at the helm of The Conservative Party of Canada? It certainly appears so, but if his rank and file feel otherwise then Vince Guzzo is not dismissing the idea of running for the Tory leadership.
It looks like Oscar Yazedjian and Alex La Prova have another winner on their hands, with the debut of Laval Comiccon at Place Sports Experts, which runs October 5 and 6. I arrived early and there was already a sizeable lineup at the front door. There was VIP entry at 10 am and an hour later …
As first reported in this space on August 14, P.F. Chang’s will close its Rue de Jockeys/Decarie location for good after the last meal is served this Sunday night, September 29. Work will then begin on transforming the space into a state-of-the-art La Cage: Brasserie Sportive in time for the…
Cole Gurman is a young man on the cutting edge of the worldwide craze for esports. It is not every day you meet up with a 24 year old CEO, but that is the well deserved title he holds with H4X ( pronounced “HACKS), a leading street wear and high-quality performance apparel brand for esports …
I have been attending Montreal Impact games for years, dating back to the days at Claude Robilliard Stadium in Ahuntsic. We are fortunate to have a professional soccer team of this calibre and Joey Saputo merits all of our gratitude.
Less than two years after his defeat in the last City of Montreal election, former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is not closing the door to a return to politics. In the meantime he remains busier than ever and based on what I have seen on the society scene, his popularity has only grown.
From the moment it first went on the air just six years ago, I became a big fan of Breakfast Television Montreal. So I was devastated to learn today that the weekday 6 am to 9 am program has been cancelled effective immediately by parent owners Rogers Media.
CBC Montreal Radio One 88.5 FM has announced that Sabrina Marandola will be the new host of the local afternoon show. The program, previously known as Homerun, will be called ‘Let’s Go’ with Sabrina Marandola and air weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. She succeeds Sue Smith, who recently retired.