Cohen Confidential

Mike Cohen blogs on breaking news, rumours, celebrity sightings and up to date reports on Montreal media news.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.