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UPDATE: Committee formed to reopen and operate Hugh’s Room

Al Lerman at Hugh's Room sign

The following message now appears on the website of Hugh’s Room, the club at 2261 Dundas St. West that closed abruptly last week: “A committee has been struck and yesterday met to explore ways to restructure and make Hugh’s Room work in the future. “The focus is squarely on several priorities: •Re-opening the doors as…

Hefedine to carry on jamming; Brian Cober’s funeral set for Tuesday

Bill Hedefine @ Grossman's in 2013 -GARY 17

\ TORONTO \ Drummer/singer Bill Hedefine will be carrying on a longstanding tradition tonight as he helms the open jam at Grossman’s Tavern despite the death of his longtime Blues guitar ace bandmate Brian Cober on Thursday. “We will be playing music this Sunday night,” Hedefine posted in the Grossman’s Sunday Night Jam group on…

Musical memorials to Mo’ Kauffey Friday and Sunday

Mo' Kauffey in 2003 -Gary 17

Musicians will gather at two events this weekend to pay tribute to the late Gary (Mo’ Kauffey) Wickizer, who passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. Mo had been booked to perform at Moonshine Café in Oakville  on Friday, March 18, so the club at 137 Kerr St. has now booked popular Blues artist…

3rd annual James Gray memorial tribute concert is tonight | TorontoMoon.ca 150805We Shows for Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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\ TO DOWNTOWN \ I was delighted to discover early today, only a few hours before it starts, that there’s another memorial/tribute concert tonight for the late James Gray, multi-instrumentalist and accompanist extraordinaire. It’ll be two years tonight (or early tomorrow) since Gray unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack overnight, the news spreading through…

Steve Hunt memorial benefit takes place July 3 at Rockpile

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It was our sad duty a few weeks ago to have to report the unexpected and sudden passing of drummer/poet Steve Hunt, well known to members of TO’s Rock and Metal scenes. A funeral was held on June 12 for the amiable and sardonically witty former member of several bands and regular at east-TO jams,…

Bear memorial Sat. Jan. 31 will be a fitting talent-studded tribute

Playful Bear & Randy Dawson in 2002 -Gary 17

\ ETOBICOKE \ It’s been over a month now since veteran crooner and genial entertainer Buddy “The Bear” Armstrong passed away suddenly December 22 while in hospital receiving dialysis treatment following a surgery also related to his chronic diabetes. As is so often the case with people who are mainstays of the music scene, his…