Author: Jeff Jones

Bringing the funny back home to the Rose.

Beginning in 1983 as a small, French language, comedy festival in Montreal; the name Just For Laughs is now known by most Canadians and all around the world.  After adding English speaking comedians in 1985, the festival has since grown to be the premiere showcase to Hollywood for comedians. Deals are struck, careers are made and lives are changed. The reality is, the path to making it as a comedian flows through Just For Laughs. Since adding several television shows and now satellite festivals, like JFL 42 in Toronto, the brand has done nothing but grow. Bringing new comedy...

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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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