FRINGE 2017: The Detective, The Dame and The Devil

Jazz music, incessant cigarette smoking, murder—this piece of detective fiction has it all! Everything that comes to mind from a murder mystery set in the 20s, right down to the pinstriped suites and showgirls, The Detective, The Dame and The Devil has it. What it also has in addition to your standard detective story staples are lame puns, cheap gags, and running jokes that give the whole show fantastic continuity. It was perfect. Small details revealed at the beginning of the show were easy to pass off as mere silliness, but so often they would tie into the plot in unexpected and incredibly silly ways, making the whole show completely hilarious and impressively well thought out. Throw in some plot twists and we have a winner!


FRINGE 2017: Memento Mori Surpasses Expectations

What an experience.

I’ve been to many shows over the years, where walking into the performance space feels like you’re stepping into another world, but not like this. This was more of an experience than a piece of theatre.


Review: True to Self by Bryson Tiller

After a fantastic debut with his breakthrough album TRAPSOUL in 2015, which managed to reach platinum status, Bryson Tiller released his long awaited follow-up  album True To Self. Although the R&B singer had initial plans of releasing the album in June, he gave an explanation as to why it the album was released a whole month early in an interview with Billboard. The artist stated, "I can't take the credit for that. It was just my manager, it was his plan [to] drop it a month early." The album's early release took many by surprise with its unexpected drop, but having had time to go on multiple tours, and to get feedback from fans as to what they liked and what they wanted, this album tries to satisfy everyone.


FRINGE 2017: PETER PANSEXUAL IS A PETER PANSENSATION

Peter Pansexual is Glam Gam Productions’ latest queer masterpiece! Running from June 1st to 16th, Peter Pansexual is directed by Sam Sullivan, produced by Michael J McCarthy and managed by Fiona Ross. Peter Pansexual is Glam Gam’s sexy, queer, vaudeville take on Disney’s problematic Peter Pan. This show combines the magic of fairytales with the struggle of being young, hip and broke in Montreal.


In The Cut!

“In the Cut” is a comedic web series by Ariel Lefkowitz about overcoming the challenges of cooking healthfully at home in the city. She's just released her Introduction Video, Crowdfunding campaign, and website.
 
She's selling custom "In the Cut" t-shirts, aprons, stickers, and original No Waste Recipes. Ariel has 32 days to raise enough to fund the full season of her show, and it can be made possible with your help! Donate or just enjoy the content and spread the word!
 
Check out her Introduction Video on her Crowdfunding page at this link! 
 

Everything P.K. Subban!

I swear, I think every article I write for CJLO always ends up being about P.K. Subban! That’s how PK likes it, is it not? Being the center of attention, having the focus on him.


Folk Fest sur le Canal - Support the Fest!

Montreal's Folk Fest sur le Canal celebrates this year its tenth anniversary! Running from June 14 to June 18, the fest will feature various folk, roots, and bluegrass acts, spread out over the five days of festivities along the Lachine Canal. The main shows are held during the weekend, with various programming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


CJLO's Top Picks for Fringe Fest 2017

Montreal's St-Ambroise Fringe Festival is finally here! For nearly three weeks, be ready to watch and hear the best and weirdest of local and international culture, both in English et en français. CJLO will be covering the best of Fringe, and to launch our series of articles, here are our Fringe Team's top picks for this year's Fringe festival. 

 

Erica’s picks

Erica hosts The F Hole, every Monday at noon.


An Interview with Radiant Baby

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