Author: Jeff Jones

Randy Bachman returns to the Rose

To describe Randy Bachman as anything less than an icon would be disingenuous. This self-described quiet kid from Winnipeg, Manitoba helped to lay the foundation of what has come to be known as ‘classic rock’. Bachman is, of course, a founding member of two legendary rock bands; The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive (BTO). However, he is also a member of the Order of Canada, a recipient of Governor General Performing Arts Award, the host of a beloved radio program and a writer of bestselling books. As well, Bachman holds an honorary doctorate of music, has written and...

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Rumors comes to life onstage at the Rose

An enduring joke from suburban life in late 20th century North America is that every new house sold in 1980s came with a complimentary copy of Fleetwood Mac’s magnum opus, Rumors. The album’s apparent omnipotence certainly comes, in part, from being the seventh best-selling album of all time, but there’s more to it than that. “I have known and loved the Rumors album since I discovered it as a young child in my parents’ record collection,” says Classic Albums Live band member Julie Mahendran, “so it was a great pleasure when I was first asked to recreate Christine McVie’s...

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Elevation brings the U2 experience back to Brampton

There are few bands that have reached the level of success that U2 has. They have dominated rock music around the world pretty much since their stunning performance at the legendary “Live Aid” concert in 1985. Since then, the band has seen their 14 studio albums sell 170 million copies worldwide and earn them a record-setting 22 Grammy Awards. As the first mega-band outside of the classic rock era and arguably the most successful band on the planet, putting a U2 tribute band together means you can’t just be shooting for good, the goal is to be even better...

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Tower of Power celebrates 50 years at the Rose Theatre

Since 1968, Tower of Power has created and performed music in their own unmistakable style. The sound of the band can be hard to describe. Bandleader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “urban soul music.” This year marks 50 years of touring the world in front of sold out crowds. The anniversary tour makes a stop at Brampton’s Rose Theatre on March 21. In the late 1960s, the San Francisco Bay area gave birth to many legendary musical acts. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin, Journey and the Steve Miller Band all claim...

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Sharron Matthews sings about you in Girl Crush

There are a lot of reasons to go see Sharron Matthews perform. She’s a great singer. She has a performance resume as long as your arm on the biggest stages in Toronto and around the world. You remember her as the Joan, the Secretary, in the movie Mean Girls. She is the Canadian pioneer of cabaret performance and has traveled the country and the world doing it. These are all perfectly valid reasons to attend a Matthews’ performance, but here’s another. She’s singing about you. Matthews brings her award-winning cabaret show, “Girl Crush,” to the Rose Studio Theatre on...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Black Enslavement in Upper Canada

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  2. The Black Community in Peel in the Late 19th Century

    November 10, 2017 - April 15, 2018
  3. A Thread and a Story

    November 10, 2017 - February 25, 2018
  4. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  5. Skate on the Square

    December 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 10:30 pm