Month: September 2012

  • Red Around Town, October 2012

    Singer Andy Williams has died at the age of 84. Andy appeared here many times at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. He also appeared on a locally produced CBC-TV show hosted by Paul Anka. The last time I saw him was in Branson, MO at his Moon River Theatre. His guest that was Petula Clark. That…

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  • New Music From Jim Byrnes

    That’s me backstage with Jim Byrnes at the Red Robinson Show Theatre for the Larry & Willy fan night. Jim and I had a great laugh over a bunch of things. By the way, you must hear his latest release I Hear The Wind In The Wires, a strong salute to country music. I told…

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  • John Iacobucci, Winston Rekert… Gone But Not Forgotten

    This photo of John and me was taken at his house during a summer party years ago. Man were we young! He added humour to all our lives. My friend John Iacobucci has died at the age of 70.  John had heart problems for the past few years and his heart finally gave out. He…

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  • Wayne Cox Retires, Larry & Willy Throw A Party

    My good friend and most affable personality Wayne Cox is giving up his Monday through Friday gig at Global TV after two decades. He will be appearing in different situations but is taking early retirement. With the addition of Global 2 in the new year you can expect Wayne to host some vignettes for the…

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  • Red Around Town, September 2012

    Big news from Astral Radio with Shore FM, AM650 and Virgin Radio General Manager Brad Phillips moving this fall to become GM of rival Corus Radio which includes CKNW, 730 AM, The Fox and Rock 101. Brad is a fantastic people person and has a history of success with things such as the creation and…

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  • Celebrating Elvis at the PNE

    Barb Dobie (left, with Lisa Marie Presley) has been an Elvis fan since the beginning.  This year she visited Memphis on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of Elvis’ passing, along with over 75,000 who showed up to pay their respects to Elvis. This was particularly noticeable during the Candlelight Vigil. Elvis is gone, but…

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  • West Fine Art Show This Week!

    I just donated some signed pen and ink and pencil sketches (including Groucho Marx and Bob Hope, above) to the West Fine Art Show.  This is the first time I’ve shown them in public and they will all be on display during the three day show at the Indian Springs Land and Cattle Company, 19339…

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