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How To Book Toronto Rink Time

Kyle Mack | posted Thursday, Jan 7th, 2021

For families that are looking to get outside and enjoy some time on the ice, the city of Toronto has made outdoor skating available to those who reserve spaces. There is a 25-person limit for outdoor ice rinks, and while reservations are encouraged, a small number of spots will be available for participants who are not able to make a reservation online.

TORONTO SKATING TIPS:

  • Skaters should plan ahead as reservations are encouraged and capacity is limited to 25 people per ice pad at all times.
  • Reservations for 45-minute skating sessions can be made online at toronto.ca/skate, although a limited number of spots will be available for people who are not able to make a reservation online.
  • To reserve a skating session, people need client and family PIN numbers. These numbers can be requested by calling 416-396-7378. Call centre hours have been expanded to 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday, and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 3 pm.
  • It is important for people to check their rink’s open/closed status before heading out. This information is updated with weather-related or other service disruptions and is available on toronto.ca/skate.
  • A complete listing of ice rink locations and skate session availability can be found at toronto.ca/skate. The webpage includes:
    • A mapping function as well as a listing of rinks
    • The ability to search by location or address
    • The ability to filter by skating trail or skate rentals
    • The ability to reserve directly from a location in the listing

Thank you to our Holiday Partners

Kyle Mack | posted Tuesday, Dec 29th, 2020

With the help of our product partners, we were able to have another year of Holiday giveaways!

Cedar’s Non-Alcoholic Gin

New to the rapidly growing non-alcohol spirit market in Canada, CEDER’S is a distilled non-alcoholic alt-gin made with classic gin and exotic South African botanicals, found only in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape. CEDER’S is bottled in Sweden, after blending with pristine Swedish water. It has been created for those being mindful about consumption, looking for a sophisticated non-alcoholic serve, or simply for designated drivers that don’t want to sacrifice on quality. CEDER’S is available widely at fine retailers across Canada and on Well.ca in 3 varietals:
Ceder’s Classic – Floral & Balanced – a blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and coriander combined with hints of geranium, and Cape floral fynbos.
Ceder’s Crisp – Refreshing & Tranquil – a refreshing blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and citrus combined with cucumber and calming camomile.
Ceder’s Wild – Spicy & Intriguing – an intriguing blend of classic gin botanicals such as juniper and ginger, combined with clove and rooibos.
The prize giveaway will include all 3 varieties of Ceder’s along with an amazing $700 in prepaid credit cards to help you with all your holiday spending.

Rebelstork and Owlet

Sleep More, Worry Less Being a new parent, it’s normal to be concerned about your baby’s well-being–especially at night. But that anxiety and constantly waking to check on baby can take a toll on your physical and mental health. Even as you stare at the monitor, you can’t know for sure if baby’s really safe. The Owlet Smart Sock is a baby wearable that sits inside a washable sock that quietly watches over baby to track baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels. If baby’s heart rate or oxygen levels fall outside safe zones, the sock will notify parents that baby may need your attention. For visual monitoring, Owlet created the Owlet Cam, an HD 1080p video monitor that has a 130° wide-angle lens, the video can be streamed anywhere with the Owlet App. As a pair, they create the Owlet Duo and now anyone looking after baby can get a full window into baby’s health and rest assured that baby is happy. Now you can sleep more and worry less, because Owlet is here to help you keep your baby safe. REBEL STORK: Rebelstork is Canada’s first managed, online marketplace that enables the buying and selling of overstock, open boxed and quality used baby gear at a reduced price, with no hassle or haggle. They take the hassle and haggle out of used baby gear buying and selling – our custom algorithm sets fair pricing for items, then we pick the item up and bring it back to HQ for sanitization, photography and listing. Rebelstork has an active community of buyers and the average Rebelstork item sells within only 48 hours of the listing going live. For more information visit rebelstork.com.

Lindt

LINDT invites you to savour every moment this holiday season with a chance to win a $500 LINDT chocolate gift basket and a $500 gift card that can be redeemed at any LINDT Chocolate Shop across Canada One lucky winner has the chance to win a $500 LINDT chocolate gift basket and a $500 gift card that can be redeemed at any LINDT Chocolate Shop across Canada

Ninja Kitchen

Prep for holiday cooking with Ninja! With the Foodi, NeverStick Premium cookware, you will have all that you need to entertain this holiday season, PLUS it’s dishwasher safe! Air Fryers have been all the rage lately, and with the Ninja Dual Zone Air Fryer, you can fry with up to 75% less fat than traditional methods. PLUS you’ll get a Ninja Smart Air Grill for your quick grilling needs AND a Ninja professional Plus KitchenSystem allowing you to create smoothies, frozen drinks, and chopped mixtures all at the touch of a button. With this prize pack, you’ll be gearing up to be the host with the most!

Miraj Hammam

Get ready to relax and recharge with a $1,000 gift card from the Miraj Hammam Spa! Located inside the Shangri-la Toronto, the Miraj Hammam Spa will transport you into another world without having to leave the city!  While the spa is currently closed due to the Toronto lockdown, your prize will be ready for indulgence once the regular business has resumed.

KITS

KITS is Canada’s fastest-growing eyewear company offering a complete eyewear solution including glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses at a revolutionary price. KITS is headquartered in Vancouver, BC and manufactures its lenses locally. KITS is changing the way people shop for eyewear by transforming what has traditionally been a clinical, confusing, expensive, multi-visit transaction into an enjoyable and easy experience. Everything your eyes need, in one place. This includes ● A full (and growing!) selection of eyeglasses, ranging from name brands like Tom Ford, Oakley, Gucci, Ray-Ban and many many more launching every week ● Thousands of hand-made KITS frames that were designed in Vancouver ● The largest selection of branded contact lenses in Canada, and the biggest inventory of contact lenses, so they’re more likely to have your prescription in stock for immediate shipment ● KITS branded, daily silicone hydrogel contact lenses, the highest product quality available in contact lenses at an incredible price point ● A complete eyecare solution on-site, including virtual try-on, an online vision test which is coming soon in Canada, and partnerships with all insurance companies to apply for reimbursement ● Your first pair of glasses with KITS is completely free ● A powerhouse team with decades of optical and consumer experience

Audi

For four decades, Audi has been setting the pace with permanent Quattro all-wheel drive. The world’s leading purveyor of luxury and design-forward automobiles, Audi is now leading the way in the electric vehicle category. In summer 2021 the new e-tron GT will be released adding to the all-electric e-tron line. We are happy to provide a lucky viewer with an Audi gift package including beautiful Audi genuine accessories to bring you some Holiday cheer. The prize pack includes Audi Roadster Bicycle and an Audi snowboard for your sporting adventures.

Victorinox

Victorinox, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife, have the perfect gift for you this holiday season: The recently launched Fieldforce Titanium LE – Timeless meets Titanium. This is the lightest Fieldforce ever, made for any occasion. It offers featherweight strength, a stylish red bezel, and a Super-LumiNova® enhanced display. Super exclusive, available in North America only and limited to 1,400 individually numbered pieces, with an incredible Limited Edition red packaging. This intrepid and pioneering international brand now spans five product categories: Swiss Army Knives, Cutlery, Watches, Travel Gear and Fragrances, Victorinox is also gifting one lucky winner with one Airox Global Hardside Carry-On, a Travel Edge Toiletries Deluxe, an Altmont Pro Compact Laptop Backpack, a Victoria 2.0 Carry-On Tote, 2 x Foldable Paring Knives, and a Swiss Classic Kitchen Set. Find this and more at www.victorinox.com.

Shark

Taking your holiday cleaning to impressive new heights with Shark! Shark aims to make revolutionary technology attainable with its diverse and innovative range of home cleaning solutions. Our friends at Shark are giving you a prize pack including The Shark® IQ Robot with Self Empty Mini Robotic Vacuum, a Shark® Genius Steam Pocket Mop System, and a Shark® Rocket DuoClean Stick Vacuum.

IKEA

Our friends at IKEA are giving you the gift of a good night’s sleep! With a focus on sustainability, The HIDRASUND sustainable mattress is made from natural materials including coconut fibre, natural latex, cotton and more. In this prize pack, you’ll be getting 4 ergonomic pillows, a duvet and a full sheet set! This prize pack is valued at $1800! Want to complete the design? IKEA has announced The TUFJORD (PRONOUNCED TOUGH-YORD)  headframe, designed with soft velvet and beautiful lustre.

Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens, the iconic global footwear brand, is here to help you look and feel your best for the winter season. Their new autumn-winter releases are not only perfect for the cold weather but are classic fashion must-haves in your closet. Their newest Urban Protection collection is perfect to get you through our Canadian winters. With a high-performance WinterGrip sole – a PVC/Rubber/hybrid sole built with grooved cleats with superior traction, grip and durability on slippery surfaces – it’s the perfect stylish boot for the winter.

Sobeys Voila

Shopping for groceries online has never been easier thanks to Voilà by Sobeys. Place your order at voila.ca, select your preferred delivery window, and your groceries will be delivered directly to your home from their automated warehouse, safely and with less handling. Voilà delivers 7 days a week from 6AM to 10PM in the GTA, Hamilton/Guelph, north to Barrie and east to Pickering. Our friends at Voila by Sobeys are giving you a $500 Voilà by Sobey’s grocery credit!

La Presserie

La Presserie, is a Toronto-based cold-pressed juice brand that makes it easier to achieve your daily fruits and vegetable intake! To sweeten the deal, No water, sugar or preservatives are ever added. La Presserie’s juices and smoothies unpasteurized and flash-frozen to retain freshness and nutrient value for juice that is as fresh as the day it was pressed Our friends at La Presserie are giving you a one-year subscription to La Presserie with a weekly delivery of a 6pack of juices for the year! This is valued at over $1,500!

Best Buy Canada

Shop Best Buy Boxing Day sales early and confidently with their Boxing Day price guarantee For the latest and greatest tech gift ideas, visit the Holiday Hub on BestBuy.ca Customers in the GTA have the option for Quick and Easy pickup at Best Buy stores. This includes purchasing and reserving an item on BestBuy.ca and picking it up at their local store through curbside pickup via text message

Wholly Veggie

Toronto-based company Wholly Veggie places a focus on food sustainability aims to solve this problem by creating plant-based, better for you foods without the reliance on animal agriculture This full product line is non-GMO and completely soy and gluten-free and provides up to 20 grams of protein and over 50% daily fibre requirements! Enter to win a Wholly Veggie Prize Pack!

HUSH

“There’s no question that this year has been a stressful one. 1 in 4 Canadians are now suffering from anxiety or a lack of sleep and that number continues to grow. Luckily, many Canadian businesses are aiming to solve this problem, and Toronto-based brand Hush is doing that with its collection of premium weighted blankets. A few seconds under one of these heavy blankets and your entire mood and energy changes. Complete calm really washes over you and the mind seems to quiet. Hush Blankets can be found online at hushblankets.ca ”

The Body Shop

These holiday essentials from The Body Shop are a mix of their best sellers and limited edition season releases, including their highly lusted after Ultimate Advent Calendar which features 25 full-sized products. From their Himilayan Charcoal line to Almond Milk & Honey, these must-have face hair and body products will keep you feeling your best from head to toe.

Kiehl’s

This is Kiehl’s greenest holiday campaign to date. Focusing on less waste and sustainability, Kiehl’s holiday collection is made with fully recyclable gift boxes and is now made with zero plastics and 100% previously recycled paper. The whimsical packaging was created in collaboration with Lyon-based illustrator, Maïté Franchi. Kiehl’s offers some great last-minute gift sets that cater to everyone on your shopping list, or treat yourself this holiday season! The sets can be purchased online at Kiehls.ca and are also available in-store. Make holiday shopping easy at your local Kiehl’s boutique. Here’s how it works: Call your preferred Kiehl’s boutique to place your order and pay over the phone. Curbside Service: Park in a designated area and a Kiehl’s Associate will make a contactless delivery to your car.

OSMO

Osmo’s new Coding Starter Kit is designed to help kids build coding skills block by block. Transform your tablet into a hands-on coding adventure. Designed for ages 5–10, Coding Starter Kit builds coding skills in progression with 3 hands-on learning games. Watch your child learn to code as they connect colourful blocks of code in the physical world to chart the adventure on their screen. Wherever your kids are in their STEAM education, these games will keep them engaged and entertained. Here’s how this latest addition to the Osmo interactive learning system teaches coding skills in progression. Coding Awbie–String together commands to guide Awbie on an epic strawbie-munching adventure. Coding Jam–Arrange coding blocks in patterns and loops to compose your own music. Coding Duo–Solve advanced side-by-side puzzles solo or with a friend for double the fun and challenge.

Cadillac Fairview

Details: $1,000 CF SHOP! Card giveaway as part of Holiday giveaway series This holiday season, Cadillac Fairview (CF) is providing a safe and comfortable space for shoppers. With one week to go until Christmas, CF is helping shoppers finalize their lists ahead of the big day. From extended hours at select shopping centres to convenient curbside pick-up, shoppers can efficiently plan their trips to support their holiday needs. New this year, customers can skip the line by pre-booking an appointment at participating retailers or to purchase a CF SHOP! Card. Offers are available by storefront and curbside pick-up appointment only by visiting CFguestlist.com. CF also recently launched a new mobile shopping app called LiVE by CF where shoppers can: Have a mall directory in their pocket complete with enhanced wayfinding, property-specific maps and icon-based navigation cues to help plan the most productive shopping routes. Access helpful information related to COVID-19 safety protocols, location of hand sanitizer stations and mall and retailer hours of operation Search and tag favourite products right in the app for quick recall when shopping. Receive special offers directly from CF retailer partners for in-property savings. Visit www.cfshops.com for information regarding operating hours, safety protocols or to learn more about the helpful shopping services offered at your local shopping centre. Cadillac Fairview is helping brighten the spirits of one lucky BT viewer with a $1,000 CF SHOP! Card. The gift card can be redeemed at one of the nine (9) CF shopping centres across Ontario. Happy Holidays from Cadillac Fairview!

M∙A∙C

M∙A∙C Cosmetics, the Canadian-born brand, is your destination for last-minute gifting this season. Whether you’re looking for the hottest kits of the season or the best bang for your buck, they’ve got the products, tools, and expertise to OoOoh and AaAah everyone on your list. You can now click and reserve your items online and call your local store to process your order for the fastest and safest pick-up! Shop at maccosmetics.ca

Mattel

To help get into the holiday spirit and evoke wonder and Joy among families, BT and Mattel Canada have rounded-up a selection of toys and games for kids of all ages and we’re giving away Three Top Toys Prize Packs to a few lucky viewers! Valued at over $500, the Mattel Top Toys Prize Packs feature the hottest new toys and fun for the whole family For Elsa and Anna fans we’ve got Disney’s Frozen Elsa’s Ice Palace by Little People If you’re into classic games there’s the newly revamped UNO Showdown And for the HotWheels fan we’ve to the HotWheels Monster Trucks Scorpion Playset! PLUS SO MUCH MORE

Toys R’ Us

Toys“R”Us is the ultimate destination for all of your Holiday gift needs! Toys”R”Us is available for in-store shopping (at select stores), in-store pick-up, curbside pick-up, and same-day, next-day, delivery! Toys”R”Us will be giving you TWO $500 gift cards, one for your holiday gifting and ONE for you to give to someone in need this Holiday season.

LG

Add some tech to your holiday season with our friends at LG! LG will keep you connected with the LG Velvet Phone and the LG Gram laptop!  Weighing less than three pounds, the LG gram laptop when paired with the LG Velvet phone, will make for the ultimate way to increase your productivity in the new year!

Nikon

The Z 5 has a full-frame sensor (in contrast to the Z 50’s crop sensor) for clean low-light shots. The kit comes with a 24-50mm lens. As with other Z series cameras, it works with hundreds of Nikon lenses with an adapter, as well as the expanding lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses. The Nikon Z 5 is a full-frame mirrorless camera, which means it works great in low-light and is incredibly fast – This kit comes with a camera and 24-50mm lens that retails for $2,299.00 – You can use it as a webcam to make your video calls look sharp – The Nikon Z 5 will immediately improve your videos and photos, and you can hone your skills for years with hundreds of compatible lenses – Everything you capture transfers to your phone or tablet in the background – you just set it up once

40 Crew Whiskey

This holiday season, Grimsby made – Forty Creek, is the perfect gift for whisky enthusiasts and those looking to support the local Ontario Made community. Forty Creek Whisky is ready to lift up your holidays with a $1,000 visa gift card! Enter now!

Tru Niagen

Making 2021 your year of wellness with the Health Canada approved Tru Niagen! Tru Niagen is a unique form of vitamin B3 clinically proven to increase levels of NAD which supports your cellular health.

Oral-B

The new Oral-B iO is the perfect self-care gift that gives you a professional-clean feeling at home! The Oral-B iO comes with game-changing features to elevate your brushing experience and is available in black, white, rose quartz, and violet and starts at $279.99!

Jenny Bird

Add some glamour to your accessories with Canadian brand, Jenny Bird! One lucky winner will receive the Toni Collection, a return to elegance with a reinvented shape and modernized classic pieces.

Tim Hortons and Keurig

Stepping up your coffee experience with Keurig and Tim Hortons! Keurig and Tim Hortons are giving one lucky viewer a K-Supreme Plus, a Milk frother, a rolling storage drawer, a reusable coffee filter and a collection of Tim Horton’s coffee!

Aritzia

Super warm. Super cool. Super super. It’s The Super Puff™ and it lives up to its super name. Back for Winter 2020 in 8 styles, 12 innovative fabrics and over 65 colours, Aritzia’s iconic puffer is fully loaded with top-of-the-line technical details and available at all Aritzia stores and aritzia.com. Worn by the likes of Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Margot Robbie and Hunter Schafer, The Super Puff™ has officially transcended cult-status.

Endy

Canada’s leading online mattress brand helps Canadians wind down, relax and get a good night’s rest – something that is arguably more important in 2020 than in previous years. Meet Endy, Canada’s best-selling online mattress. As one of Canada’s fastest-growing e-Commerce companies, Endy was recently named Best New Product Canada 2020 and is the go-to mattress that hundreds of thousands of Canadians turn to for a good night’s sleep. Proudly Canadian-made with over 16,000 5-star reviews, The Endy Mattress is made with proprietary Endy Comfort Foam. Endy’s foam has a unique open-air cell structure that provides the perfect balance of comfort and support, plus temperature control, pressure relief, and reduced motion transfer.

Bartesian

Bartesian is a fun and convenient way to enjoy and serve premium cocktails or Mocktails in the comfort of your home. Made with 100% recyclable material, a cocktail capsule contains real juices, bitters, and extracts to mix with your favourite spirits. Enter to win your very own Bartesian cocktail machine!

Laderache

Laderach is giving you a box of premium Swiss chocolates! Each Läderach chocolate box is valued at $150 and includes a variety of fresh, artisanal chocolate from Switzerland, such as its iconic FrischShoggi (fresh chocolate in Swiss German), the Master’s Collection Tablet & Bonbon created by Elias Läderach, the World Chocolate Master, and much more.  If you’re outside of Toronto, to learn more and order online visit, ca.laderach.com.

Recipes for the holiday season!

Kyle Mack | posted Thursday, Dec 10th, 2020

Celebrating the Holiday season with a collection of recipes that are sure to impress! Whether you’re hosting a pandemic friendly gathering of your bubble or on your own, these easy recipes will add some cheer to your holiday spirit.

Pistachio crusted lamb lollipop with pomegranate and mint salad

By: Chef Randy Feltis

INGREDIENTS

POMEGRANATE MINT SALAD

METHOD

Serves 8 appetizers
Cook time 10 minutes
Rest time 6 minutes
Special tools butcher twine, cast iron pan

  1. Trim the fat down to the top of the eye of the rack. Scrap off excess fat with a knife or pull off with butcher twine.
  2. Season heavy with salt and pepper and sear backside down in hot cast iron pan. When golden turn onto fat cap and place in oven at 450 degrees. Roast for 7-9 minutes, when the eye starts to push back remove and let rest for 6 minutes.
  3. Brush with mustard and crust with pistachio.
  4. Carve between the bones and place on platter.
  5. For the salad toss fresh pomegranate with herbs and olive oil. A squeeze of lime and salt and pepper.
    Place on lamb lollipop and serve.

Herb, apple apricot & lemon zest stuffing

By: DEVAN RAJKUMAR

This stuffing is packed with fall flavour and fresh herbs. Cook and mix your stuffing in advance or even the night before. Simply bake when ready to serve! This recipe will become a family favourite and all around staple at every Thanksgiving dinner.

INGREDIENTS

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
  2. Melt butter on medium heat in a large sauté pan or pot. Add white onions, Spanish onions, fennel, salt and pepper. Sauté until golden brown, about 7-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 10-15 seconds. Tip all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  3. To the bowl add chopped apricots, granny smith apples, honey crisp apples, chicken stock, sage, parsley, bread cubes and eggs. Mix well to combine. Transfer stuffing mixture to prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and bread is tender. Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

Apricot-almond rugelach

By: Amy Rosen

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE FILLING

FOR THE TOPPING

METHOD

For the dough,

  1. Place the flour, butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a food processor. Pulse until uniform large ball forms.
  2. Divide into three equal balls and wrap each in plastic wrap.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or, even better, overnight.

For the filling

  1. To prepare the filling, warm the jam in a small pot over low heat or in the microwave for 30 seconds. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, crush the toasted almonds with your hands, or place them in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

For the topping

  1. Mix the sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

Assembly

  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the fridge about 30 minutes before using. On a well-floured surface, roll out one of the dough balls into a large circle, about 12 inches in circumference and about ⅛ inch thick. Repeat with the remaining two dough ball
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Using a knife or pizza cutter, slice each circle into 16 wedges and separate them slightly. Evenly divide the jam and almonds among the three circles (this comes out to about ½ teaspoon jam and a pinch of nuts per rugelach), leaving ½ inch clean at the outer edge.
  4. Roll the wedges into crescents by rolling the wider outer edge in toward the point.
  5. Place on the baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart, with the point sides dow Brush the tops of the rugelach with beaten egg and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 20–22 minutes, or until golden brow These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Excerpted from Kosher Style: Over 100 Jewish Recipes for the Modern Cook by Amy Rosen. Copyright © 2019 Amy Rosen. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Lacy Latkes & Applesauce

By: Amy Rosen

INGREDIENTS

HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE

METHOD

  1. Using a food processor or box grater, grate the potatoes (no need to peel them). Transfer the potatoes to a clean tea towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out the potato liquid, getting the shreds as dry as possible.
  2. Place the potatoes in a very large bowl and mix together with the chopped onions, eggs, flour, salt and pepper. The acid in the onions will stop the potatoes from browning.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet (or other heavy-bottomed skillet), heat ½ inch of oil over medium heat. Add heaping tablespoons of latke mixture, frying four or five at a time, for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Smoosh them down with the spatula a bit and add more oil as needed.
  4. When the latkes are cooked, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. You can serve these immediately or cook them ahead and reheat in the oven when guests arrive. Serve with applesauce, sour cream or Greek yogurt.
    Note: If you garnish with sour cream or yogurt, this recipe will become dairy.
    SERVES 6-8 S
    (continued)
  5. Homemade Applesauce: In a medium pot, bring the apples, lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, salt and water to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, stirring often, until the apples are cooked and start falling apart, about 15 minutes. Blitz in the pot with an immersion blender until the desired consistency is achieved. Serve with latkes.

The impact of the pandemic on women experiencing violence

Melanie Ng | posted Friday, Dec 4th, 2020

She moved to Canada on a work visa, met a charming man, fell in love and had a baby.  What sounds like a beautiful story was anything but.  Sarah (as she will be referred to here to protect her identity) knew that something was not right in her common-law relationship.

“This anger that was coming out… irrational decisions…it became lots of little, subtle things that became scarier”, she recalls about her partner.  Sarah saw what she refers to as “red signs” with him, leading her to end the relationship, but being pregnant and told she could no longer work in her physically demanding job, she felt vulnerable.  Sarah returned to her partner where he “promised everything that (she) wanted”, including counselling, getting his addictions under control and starting a new life.

However, Sarah says that promise was quickly broken and her partner’s aggressive behaviour escalated.  He threatened to leave her at the side of the road in frigid temperatures and even kept an axe in the car, near the baby seat.  She recalls a time when she feared for her life as he pulled over to the side of the road, waving the axe.  Sarah was afraid that if she said anything, it would be turned on her.

The moment Sarah knew something had to change:  while out for a walk with their newborn baby, her partner nearly flipped the stroller over.  At the time, he was carrying what she thought was a bottle of water but learned it was filled with alcohol.  She couldn’t trust him and feared for her and her son.  Sarah waited until her partner was out of town before finding the courage to escape to a place where she could get the help she so desperately needed.

“I was nervous to take the step to go into a transition house … that was partly due to the stigma of what you would think of a transition house”, says Sarah.  “Knowing that this is really the end of the road.  You’re doing it.”

Although ‘doing it’ for Sarah was a complicated process and leaving her partner was just the first step.  She wanted to leave Canada with her baby, but because she wasn’t a permanent resident, it wasn’t that simple.   For two years, she navigated immigration and family court, all while raising her young son and fearing her partner would find them… and he did.   They bounced around from transition house to transition house until finally, they ended up at one safe haven that she says changed her life.

“It’s such an empowering feeling because them taking me in was such a blessing….and them just actively listening….they really sit and listen to you…sometimes that’s just what you need when you’re doing this by yourself.”

Sarah’s advice to anyone experiencing what she went through and in need of help:  “Believe in you.  Just keep going step by step, even if it just means thinking of the next five minutes so you’re not so overwhelmed.  This is a journey.  Sometimes it might be tough and you might feel scared, but there is a community behind you. Be kind to yourself because you’re the one that’s going to push yourself to get through this.”

Operation Support Local

Kyle Mack | posted Thursday, Dec 3rd, 2020

Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy and our communities, but they have faced unprecedented challenges due to the pandemic.

Many have had to find creative ways to survive! As we head into the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to support small businesses, which is why we’ve launched operation support local in partnership with Scotiabank.

 To showcase small businesses in our communities, we have compiled a list of businesses that you can support this holiday season.

CULINARY

Blackbird Baking Co.
635 Queen St E Unit 101, Toronto, ON M4M 1G4
https://blackbirdbakingco.com/

Bluebird Cafe
2072 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1W9
https://bluebirdcafe.com/

Courage Cookies
28 Bathurst St #1-104, Toronto, ON M5V 0R4
https://www.couragecookies.ca/

Chocolat de Kat
881 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1C4
http://chocolatdekat.com/

Craft Beer Market
1 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C 2V9
https://www.craftbeermarket.ca/toronto

Culinary Adventure Co.
92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3
http://www.culinaryadventureco.com/

Gaspar Cafe
10 Sousa Mendes St, Toronto, ON M6P 3Z5
https://gasparcafe.ca/

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
22270 128 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R1
https://cheesecrafters.ca/

Great Canadia Pizza
278 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 1H1, Canada
647 234 6145
905-274-1291
http://greatcanadianpizza.ca

HOOKED
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS ONTARIO
hookedinc.ca

Hooked Inc.
888 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J3
https://hookedinc.ca/

Hotmess Tex Mex
615 COLLEGE STREET
TORONTO, ONTARIO M6G 1B5
https://www.hotmesstexmex.com/

King Cole Ducks LTD.
15351 Warden Ave, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L3Y 2V5
http://www.kingcoleducks.com/

LoveChix
1588 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6P 3S6
http://www.lovechix.ca/

Monastery Bakery
1133 Monastery Dr, Oakville, ON L6M 2A2
http://www.monasterybakery.com/

Old Firehall Confectionary
170 Main St Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2G9
http://www.oldfirehallconfectionery.com/

Piadina By Monti
6 Markham St, Toronto, ON M6J 1E4
https://piadinabymonti.com/

Simone’s Carribean Restaurant
596 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1R1
https://www.simonescaribbeanrestaurant.ca/

Sugo
1281 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1N7
http://www.sugotoronto.com/

Sweet ‘n Nice
28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6
https://www.sweetnnice.ca/

Tala Toronto
294 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G2
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The Simple Kitchen
73 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2K6
http://simplekitchento.com/

Unionville Arms Pub & Grill
189 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON L3R 2G8
http://www.unionvillearms.ca/

Venga Cucina
3076 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z8
http://www.vengacucina.ca/

 

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Aqua Essence Swim Academy
1416 Mathers Bay E, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2J9
http://www.aquaessence.ca/contact.php

Blackbird Vintage Finds
11 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
http://blackbirdvintage.com/

BODYBLUE
199 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2
bodyblue.ca

Cheekbone Beauty
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The Christmas Tree Market
10801 McCowan Rd., Markham Fairgrounds, Markham, ON
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Deco Vero

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Endless Pawzabilities
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Fair in The Square
100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1
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GoYoga Orangeville
169 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K2
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Green & Frugal
2432 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M1N 1V3
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Helen + Hildegard Beauty
1174 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J5
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Labour of Love
223 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5A 2L2
http://www.thelabouroflove.ca/

L’il Monkeys Personalized Gifts Inc.
https://www.lilmonkeys.ca/

Little Otavalo
3 Byng Ave, Toronto, ON M1L 3A2
http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/littleotavaloshop

Major League Socks / Babsocks
TORONTO, ON
majorleaguesocks.com

Miller Island
4 Caroline St W, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0
http://www.millerislandcompany.com/

Ms Fit For Life
871 Equestrian Ct Unit 4, Oakville, ON L6L 6L7
https://msfitforlife.ca/

Natural Mattress & Furniture
3503 62 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2C 1P5
https://www.naturalmattress.ca/pages/about-natural-mattress-furniture

Over The Rainbow
55 Bloor St W Suite 123, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5
http://www.rainbowjeans.com/

Patrick Hunter Art and Design
https://www.patrickhunter.ca/

Pilot Pet Gear
https://pilotpetgear.com/

Playful Minds Toy Store
657 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1A7
https://playfulmindstoys.ca/

Poppy & Olive
1595 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS B4A 3Y4
http://www.shoppoppyandolive.com/

Pretty Thingz
178 Main St, Unionville, ON L3R 2G9
http://www.prettythingz.ca/

Queenies Cards
1808 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1H8
https://queeniescards.com/

Shop Local Labels
https://www.shoplocallabels.com/

Sisters Sage
https://sisterssage.com/

Terrae Home
8550 Keele St Building B, Concord, ON L4K 2N2
http://www.terraehome.com/

The 6 Oceans Gallery
962 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G8
http://www.the6oceansgallery.com/

Thyme Studio
28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6
https://thymestudio.ca/

Valhalla Pure Outfitters
https://vpo.ca/

West Wind Gallery & Gifts
7 Bridge St W, Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
http://www.westwindonline.ca/

Wuxly Coats
890 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3
https://wuxly.com/

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A Woman’s Touch Cabinet Painting
1235 Gorham St Unit 2, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C3
http://www.awtcabinetpainting.ca/
Central Hair Salon
1700 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 0N1
Eyekahfoto Fine Photography
http://www.eyekahfoto.com/
Fresh Paint Studio
1849 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1J3
https://www.freshpaintstudio.ca/
Jestr Events Inc: Journey To Save Christmas
Square One Shopping Centre, 100 City Centre Drive, Parking Lot 5, Level C, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
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Grocery & Laundry Concierge
63 Colgate Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 0B1
https://www.laundry-concierge.com/

Presidential Gourmet Catering
7351 Victoria Park Ave #6, Markham, ON L3R 3A5
https://presidentialgourmet.ca/

Quince Flowers
660 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G5
http://quinceflowers.com/

STEM Aces Vancouver
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Grammy Awards Nominations 2021: The Complete List

Kyle Mack | posted Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2020

Nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday morning via Livestream on Grammy.com. Beyoncé came out on top with nine nominations, followed by Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa with six apiece.

See below for the full list of the 2021 Grammy nominations.

General Field

Record of the Year

“Black Parade” — Beyoncé — Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

“Colors” — Black Pumas — Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

“Rockstar” —DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch — SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer

“Say So” — Doja Cat — Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish — Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer

“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa — Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

“Circles” — Post Malone — Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé — Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

 

Album of the Year

“Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko — Fisticuffs & Julian-Quán Việt Lê, producers; Fisticuffs, Julian-Quán Việt Lê, Zeke Mishanec, Christian Plata & Gregg Rominiecki, engineers/mixers; Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Julian-Quán Việt Lê, Maclean Robinson & Brian Keith Warfield, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

“Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition)” — Black Pumas — Jon Kaplan & Adrian Quesada, producers; Adrian Quesada, Jacob Sciba, Stuart Sikes & Erik Wofford, engineers/mixers; Eric Burton & Adrian Quesada, songwriters; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

“Everyday Life” — Coldplay — Daniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

“Djesse Vol.3” — Jacob Collier — Jacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers

“Women in Music Pt. III” — HAIM — Rostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

“Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa — Koz, producer; Josh Gudwin & Cameron Gower Poole, engineers/mixers; Clarence Coffee Jr. & Dua Lipa, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

“Hollywood’s Bleeding” — Post Malone — Louis Bell & Frank Dukes, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

“Folklore” — Taylor Swift — Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

 

Song of the Year

“Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

“Cardigan” — Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Circles Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

“Don’t Start Now” — Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“I Can’t Breathe” — Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“If the World Was Ending” — Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

 

Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers

Chika

Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat

Kaytranada

Megan Thee Stallion

 

Field 1 – Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Yummy” — Justin Bieber

“Say So” — Doja Cat

“Everything I Wanted” — Billie Eilish

“Don’t Start Now” — Dua Lipa

“Watermelon Sugar” — Harry Styles

“Cardigan” — Taylor Swift

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Un Dia (One Day)” J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

“Intentions” — Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo

“Dynamite” — BTS

“Rain on Me” — Lady Gaga With Ariana Grande

“Exile” — Taylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Blue Umbrella” — Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian

“True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter” — Harry Connick, Jr.

“American Standard” — James Taylor

“Unfollow the Rules” — Rufus Wainwright

“Judy” — Renée Zellweger

 

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Changes” — Justin Bieber

“Chromatica” — Lady Gaga

“Future Nostalgia” — Dua Lipa

“Fine Line” — Harry Styles

“Folklore” — Taylor Swift

Field 2 – Dance/Electronic Music

Best Dance Recording

“On My Mind” — Diplo & Sidepiece

“My High” — Disclosure Featuring Aminé & Slowthai

“The Difference” — Flume Featuring Toro Y Moi

“Both of Us” — Jayda G

“10%” — Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis

 

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Kick” — I Arca

“Planet’s Mad” — Baauer

“Energy” — Disclosure

“Bubba” — Kaytranada

“Good Faith” — Madeon

Field 3 – Contemporary Instrumental Music

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

“Axiom” — Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

“Chronology of a Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard” — Jon Batiste

“Take the Stairs” — Black Violin

“Americana Grégoire” — Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell

“Live at the Royal Albert Hall” — Snarky Puppy

Field 4 – Rock

Best Rock Performance

“Shameika” — Fiona Apple

“Not” — Big Thief

“Kyoto” — Phoebe Bridgers

“The Steps” — HAIM

“Stay High” — Brittany Howard

“Daylight” — Grace Potter

 

Best Metal Performance

“Bum-Rush” — Body Count

“Underneath” — Code Orange

“The In-Between” — In This Moment

“Bloodmoney” — Poppy

“Executioner’s Tax (Swing Of The Axe) – Live” — Power Trip

 

Best Rock Album

“A Hero’s Death” — Fontaines D.C.

“Kiwanuka” — Michael Kiwanuka

“Daylight” — Grace Potter

“Sound & Fury” — Sturgill Simpson

“The New Abnormal” — The Strokes

 

Best Rock Song

“Kyoto” — Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, Songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)

“Lost in Yesterday” — Kevin Parker, Songwriter (Tame Impala)

“Not” — Adrianne Lenker, Songwriter (Big Thief)

“Shameika” — Fiona Apple, Songwriter (Fiona Apple)

“Stay High” — Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

 

Field 5 – Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters” — Fiona Apple

“Hyperspace” — Beck

“Punisher” — Phoebe Bridgers

“Jaime” — Brittany Howard

“The Slow Rush” — Tame Impala

 

Field 6 – R&B

Best R&B Performance

“Lightning & Thunder” — Jhené Aiko Featuring John Legend

“Black Parade” — Beyoncé

“All I Need” — Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $Ign

“Goat Head” — Brittany Howard

“See Me” — Emily King

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

“Sit On Down” — The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor

“Wonder What She Thinks of Me” — Chloe X Halle

“Let Me Go” — Mykal Kilgore

“Anything For You” — Ledisi

“Distance” — Yebba

 

Best Progressive R&B Album

“Chilombo” — Jhené Aiko

“Ungodly Hour” — Chloe X Halle

“Free Nationals” — Free Nationals

“F*** Yo Feelings” — Robert Glasper

“It Is What It Is” — Thundercat

 

Best R&B Song

“Better Than I Imagine” — Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)

“Black Parade” — Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk & Rickie “Caso” Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

“Collide” — Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & Earthgang)

“Do It” — Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monét, Scott Storch & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)

“Slow Down” — Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)

 

Best R&B Album

“Happy 2 Be Here” — Ant Clemons

“Take Time” — Giveon

“To Feel Love/D” — Luke James

“Bigger Love” — John Legend

“All Rise” — Gregory Porter

 

 

Field 7 – Rap

Best Rap Performance

“Deep Reverence” — Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle

“Bop” — Dababy

“What’s Poppin” — Jack Harlow

“The Bigger Picture” — Lil Baby

“Savage” — Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé

“Dior” — Pop Smoke

 

Best Melodic Rap Performance

“Rockstar” — Dababy Featuring Roddy Ricch

“Laugh Now, Cry Later” — Drake Featuring Lil Durk

“Lockdown” — Anderson .Paak

“The Box” — Roddy Ricch

“Highest in the Room” — Travis Scott

 

Best Rap Album

“Black Habits” — D Smoke

“Alfredo” — Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist

“A Written Testimony” — Jay Electronica

“King’s Disease” — Nas

“The Allegory Royce” — Da 5’9″

 

Best Rap Song

“The Bigger Picture” — Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai’shaun Williams, Songwriters (Lil Baby)

“The Box” — Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

“Laugh Now, Cry Later” — Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron Latour & Ryan Martinez, Songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)

“Rockstar” — Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro Iv & Rodrick Moore, Songwriters (Dababy Featuring Roddy Ricch)

“Savage” — Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)

 

 

Field 8 – Country

Best Country Solo Performance

“Stick That In Your Country Song” — Eric Church

“Who You Thought I Was” — Brandy Clark

“When My Amy Prays” — Vince Gill

“Black Like Me” — Mickey Guyton

“Bluebird” — Miranda Lambert

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“All Night” — Brothers Osborne

“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

“Ocean” — Lady A

“Sugar Coat” — Little Big Town

“Some People Do” — Old Dominion

 

Best Country Album

“Lady Like” — Ingrid Andress

“Your Life Is a Record” — Brandy Clark

“Wildcard” — Miranda Lambert

“Nightfall” — Little Big Town

“Never Will” — Ashley McBryde

 

Best Country Song

“Bluebird” — Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

“The Bones” — Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, Songwriters (Maren Morris)

“Crowded Table” — Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, Songwriters (The Highwomen)

“More Hearts Than Mine” — Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, Songwriters (Ingrid Andress)

“Some People Do” — Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

 

 

Field 9 – New Age

Best New Age Album

“Songs From the Bardo” — Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith

“Periphery” — Priya Darshini

“Form//Less” — Superposition

“More Guitar Stories” — Jim “Kimo” West

“Meditations” — Cory Wong & Jon Batiste

 

 

Field 10 – Jazz

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“Ona” — Thana Alexa

“Secrets Are the Best Stories” — Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez

“Modern Ancestors” — Carmen Lundy

“Holy Room: Live at Alte Oper” — Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band

“What’s the Hurry” — Kenny Washington

 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Guinevere” — Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Soloist Track From: Axiom

“Pachamama” — Regina Carter, Soloist Track From: Ona (Thana Alexa)

Celia Gerald Clayton, Soloist

“All Blues” — Chick Corea, Soloist Track From: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade)

“Moe Honk” — Joshua Redman, soloist Track from: RoundAgain (Redman Mehldau McBride Blade)

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment” — Ambrose Akinmusire

“Waiting Game” — Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science

“Happening: Live at the Village Vanguard” — Gerald Clayton

“Trilogy 2” — Chick Corea, Christian Mcbride & Brian Blade

“Roundagain” — Redman Mehldau McBride Blade

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Dialogues on Race” — Gregg August

“Monk’estra Plays John Beasley” — John Beasley

“The Intangible Between” — Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band

“Songs You Like A Lot” — John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann, Kate Mcgarry, Gary Versace and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band

“Data Lords” Maria Schneider Orchestra

 

Best Latin Jazz Album

“Tradiciones” — Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra

“Four Questions” — Arturo O’farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

“City of Dreams” — Chico Pinheiro

“Viento Y Tiempo – Live At Blue Note Tokyo” — Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola

“Trane’s Delight” — Poncho Sanchez

 

 

Field 11 – Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Wonderful Is Your Name” — Melvin Crispell III

“Release (Live)” — Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter “Come Together” — Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters

“Won’t Let Go” — Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter

“Movin’ On” — Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“The Blessing (Live)” — Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters

“Sunday Morning” — Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters “Holy Water” — We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters

“Famous For (I Believe)” — Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters

“There Was Jesus” — Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

 

Best Gospel Album

“2econd Wind: Ready” — Anthony Brown & Group Therapy

“My Tribute” — Myron Butler

“Choirmaster” — Ricky Dillard

“Gospel According to PJ” — PJ Morton

“Kierra” — Kierra Sheard

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Run to the Father” — Cody Carnes

All of My Best Friends” — Hillsong Young & Free

“Holy Water” — We the Kingdom

“Citizen of Heaven” — Tauren Wells

“Jesus Is King” — Kanye West

 

Best Roots Gospel Album

“Beautiful Day” — Mark Bishop

“20/20” — The Crabb Family

“What Christmas Really Means” — The Erwins

“Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album)” — Fisk Jubilee Singers

“Something Beautiful” — Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

 

 

Field 12 – Latin

Best Latin Pop or Urban Album

“YHLQMDLG” — Bad Bunny

“Por Primera Vez” — Camilo

“Mesa Para Dos” — Kany García

“Pausa” — Ricky Martin

“3:33” — Debi Nova

 

Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album

“Aura” — Bajofondo

“Monstruo” — Cami

“Sobrevolando” — Cultura Profética

“La Conquista Del Espacio” — Fito Paez

“Miss Colombia” — Lido Pimienta

 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Hecho En México” — Alejandro Fernández

“La Serenata” — Lupita Infante

“Un Canto Por México, Vol. 1” — Natalia Lafourcade

“Bailando Sones Y Huapangos Con Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez” — Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

“Ayayay!” — Christian Nodal

 

Best Tropical Latin Album

“Mi Tumbao” — José Alberto “El Ruiseñor”

“Infinito” — Edwin Bonilla

“Sigo Cantando Al Amor (Deluxe)” — Jorge Celedon & Sergio Luis

“40” — Grupo Niche

“Memorias De Navidad” — Víctor Manuelle

 

 

Field 13 – American Roots Music

Best American Roots Performance

“Colors” — Black Pumas

“Deep in Love” — Bonny Light Horseman

“Short and Sweet” — Brittany Howard

“I’ll Be Gone” — Norah Jones & Mavis Staples

“I Remember Everything” — John Prine

 

Best American Roots Song

“Cabin” — Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)

“Ceiling to the Floor” — Sierra Hull & Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)

“Hometown” — Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)

“I Remember Everything” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)

“Man Without a Soul” — Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)

 

Best Americana Album

“Old Flowers” — Courtney Marie Andrews

“Terms of Surrender” — Hiss Golden Messenger

“World on the Ground” — Sarah Jarosz

“El Dorado” — Marcus King

“Good Souls Better Angels” — Lucinda Williams

 

Best Bluegrass Album

“Man On Fire” — Danny Barnes

“To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1” — Thomm Jutz

“North Carolina Songbook” — Steep Canyon Rangers

“Home” — Billy Strings

“The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1” (Various Artists)

 

Best Traditional Blues Album

“All My Dues Are Paid” — Frank Bey

“You Make Me Feel” — Don Bryant

“That’s What I Heard” — Robert Cray Band

“Cypress Grove” — Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

“Rawer Than Raw” — Bobby Rush

 

Best Contemporary Blues Album 

“Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?” — Fantastic Negrito

“Live at the Paramount” — Ruthie Foster Big Band

“The Juice” — G. Love

“Blackbirds” — Bettye Lavette

“Up and Rolling” — North Mississippi Allstars

 

Best Folk Album

“Bonny Light Horseman” — Bonny Light Horseman

“Thanks for the Dance” — Leonard Cohen

“Song for Our Daughter” — Laura Marling

“Saturn Return” — The Secret Sisters

“All the Good Times” — Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

 

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“My Relatives” — “Nikso Kowaiks” Black Lodge Singers

“Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun Troubadours” — Cameron Dupuy And The Cajun Troubadours

“Lovely Sunrise” — Nā Wai ʽehā

“Atmosphere” — New Orleans Nightcrawlers

“A Tribute to Al Berard” — Sweet Cecilia

 

 

Field 14 – Reggae

Best Reggae Album

“Upside Down 2020” — Buju Banton

“Higher Place” — Skip Marley

“It All Comes Back to Love” — Maxi Priest

“Got to Be Tough” — Toots & the Maytals

“One World” — The Wailers

 

 

Field 15 – Global Music

Best Global Music Album

“Fu Chronicles” — Antibalas

“Twice As Tall” — Burna Boy

“Agora” — Bebel Gilberto

“Love Letters” — Anoushka Shankar

“Amadjar” — Tinariwen

 

 

Field 16 – Children’s

Best Children’s Music Album

“All the Ladies” — Joanie Leeds

“Be a Pain: An Album for Young (and Old) Leaders” — Alastair Moock And Friends

“I’m An Optimist” — Dog On Fleas

“Songs for Singin’” — The Okee Dokee Brothers

“Wild Life” — Justin Roberts

 

 

Field 17 – Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

“Acid for the Children: A Memoir” — Flea

“Alex Trebek – The Answer Is…” — Ken Jennings

“Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth” — Rachel Maddow

“Catch and Kill” — Ronan Farrow

“Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)” — Meryl Streep (& Full cast)

 

 

Field 18 – Comedy

Best Comedy Album

“Black Mitzvah” — Tiffany Haddish

“I Love Everything” — Patton Oswalt

“The Pale Tourist” — Jim Gaffigan

“Paper Tiger” — Bill Burr

“23 Hours to Kill” — Jerry Seinfeld

 

 

Field 19 – Musical Theater

Best Musical Theater Album

“Amélie” — Audrey Brisson, Chris Jared, Caolan McCarthy & Jez Unwin, principal soloists; Michael Fentiman, Sean Patrick Flahaven, Barnaby Race & Nathan Tysen, producers; Nathan Tysen, lyricist; Daniel Messe, composer & lyricist (Original London Cast)

“American Utopia on Broadway” — David Byrne, principal soloist; David Byrne, producer (David Byrne, composer & lyricist) (Original Cast)

“Jagged Little Pill” — Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & Elizabeth Stanley, principal soloists; Neal Avron, Pete Ganbarg, Tom Kitt, Michael Parker, Craig Rosen & Vivek J. Tiwary, producers (Glen Ballard & Alanis Morissette, lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast)

“Little Shop of Horrors” — Tammy Blanchard, Jonathan Groff & Tom Alan Robbins, principal soloists; Will Van Dyke, Michael Mayer, Alan Menken & Frank Wolf, producers (Alan Menken, composer; Howard Ashman, lyricist) (The New Off-Broadway Cast)

“The Prince of Egypt” — Christine Allado, Luke Brady, Alexia Khadime & Liam Tamne, principal soloists; Dominick Amendum & Stephen Schwartz, producers; Stephen Schwartz, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)

“Soft Power” — Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Alyse Alan Louis & Conrad Ricamora, principal soloists; Matt Stine, producer; David Henry Hwang, lyricist; Jeanine Tesori, composer & lyricist (Original Cast)

 

 

Field 20 – Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (Various Artists)

“Bill & Ted Face The Music” (Various Artists)

“Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga” (Various Artists)

“Frozen 2” (Various Artists)

“Jojo Rabbit” (Various Artists)

 

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

“Ad Astra” — Max Richter, composer

“Becoming” — Kamasi Washington, composer

“Joker” — Hildur Guðnadóttir, composer

“1917” — Thomas Newman, composer

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” — John Williams, composer

 

Best Song Written For Visual Media Category

“Beautiful Ghosts [From Cats]” — Andrew Lloyd Webber & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Carried Me With You [From Onward]” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

“Into the Unknown [From Frozen 2]” — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel & Aurora)

“No Time to Die [From No Time To Die]” — Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas Baird O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

“Stand Up [From Harriet]” Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo, songwriters (Cynthia Erivo)

 

 

Field 21 – Composing/Arranging

Best Instrumental Composition

“Baby Jack” Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)

“Be Water II” — Christian Sands, composer (Christian Sands)

“Plumfield” — Alexandre Desplat, composer (Alexandre Desplat)

“Sputnik” — Maria Schneider, composer (Maria Schneider)

“Strata” — Remy Le Boeuf, composer (Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly Of Shadows Featuring Anna Webber & Eric Miller)

 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Bathroom Dance” — Hildur Guðnadóttir, arranger (Hildur Guðnadóttir)

“Donna Lee” — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

“Honeymooners” — Remy Le Boeuf, arranger (Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows)

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” — Alvin Chea & Jarrett Johnson, Arrangers (Jarrett Johnson Featuring Alvin Chea)

“Uranus: The Magician” — Jeremy Levy, arranger (Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra)

 

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“Asas Fechadas” — John Beasley & Maria Mendes, arrangers (Maria Mendes Featuring John Beasley & Orkest Metropole)

“Desert Song” — Erin Bentlage, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye Kendrick & Amanda Taylor, arrangers (Säje)

“From This Place” — Alan Broadbent & Pat Metheny, arrangers (Pat Metheny Featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)

“He Won’t Hold You” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier Featuring Rapsody)

“Slow Burn” — Talia Billig, Nic Hard & Becca Stevens, arrangers (Becca Stevens Featuring Jacob Collier, Mark Lettieri, Justin Stanton, Jordan Perlson, Nic Hard, Keita Ogawa, Marcelo Woloski & Nate Werth)

 

 

Field 22 – Package

Best Recording Package

“Everyday Life” — Pilar Zeta, art director (Coldplay)

“Funeral” — Kyle Goen, art director (Lil Wayne)

“Healer” — Julian Gross & Hannah Hooper, art directors (Grouplove)

“On Circles” — Jordan Butcher, art director (Caspian)

“Vols. 11 & 12” — Doug Cunningham & Jason Noto, art directors (Desert Sessions)

 

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

“Flaming Pie (Collector’s Edition)” — Linn Wie Andersen, Simon Earith, Paul McCartney & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney)

“Giants Stadium 1987, 1989, 1991” — Lisa Glines & Doran Tyson, art directors (Grateful Dead)

“Mode” — Jeff Schulz, art director (Depeche Mode)

“Ode to Joy” — Lawrence Azerrad & Jeff Tweedy, art directors (Wilco)

“The Story of Ghostly International” — Michael Cina & Molly Smith, art directors (Various Artists)

 

 

Field 23 – Notes

Best Album Notes

“At the Minstrel Show: Minstrel Routines From the Studio, 1894-1926” — Tim Brooks, album notes writer (Various Artists)

“The Bakersfield Sound: Country Music Capital of the West, 1940-1974” — Scott B. Bomar, album notes writer (Various Artists)

“Dead Man’s Pop” — Bob Mehr, album notes writer (The Replacements)

“The Missing Link: How Gus Haenschen Got Us From Joplin to Jazz and Shaped the Music Business” — Colin Hancock, album notes writer (Various Artists)

“Out of a Clear Blue Sky” — David Sager, album notes writer (Nat Brusiloff)

 

 

Field 24 – Historical

Best Historical Album

“Celebrated, 1895-1896” — Meagan Hennessey & Richard Martin, compilation producers; Richard Martin, mastering engineer (Unique Quartette)

“Hittin’ the Ramp: The Early Years (1936 – 1943)” — Zev Feldman, Will Friedwald & George Klabin, compilation producers; Matthew Lutthans, mastering engineer (Nat King Cole)

“It’s Such a Good Feeling: The Best of Mister Rogers” — Lee Lodyga & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Mister Rogers)

“1999 Super Deluxe Edition” — Michael Howe, compilation producer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Prince)

“Souvenir” — Carolyn Agger, compilation producer; Miles Showell, mastering engineer (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)

“Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions” — Béla Fleck, compilation producer; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Béla Fleck)

 

Field 25 – Production, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“Black Hole Rainbow” — Shawn Everett & Ivan Wayman, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Devon Gilfillian)

“Expectations” — Gary Paczosa & Mike Robinson, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Katie Pruitt)

“Hyperspace” — Drew Brown, Andrew Coleman, Shawn Everett, Serban Ghenea, David Greenbaum, Jaycen Joshua & Mike Larson, engineers; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer (Beck)

“Jaime” — Shawn Everett, engineer; Shawn Everett, mastering engineer (Brittany Howard)

“25 Trips” — Shani Gandhi & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Adam Grover, mastering engineer (Sierra Hull)

 

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jack Antonoff — “August” (Taylor Swift), “Gaslighter” (The Chicks), “Holy Terrain” (FKA Twigs Featuring Future), “Mirrorball” (Taylor Swift), “This Is Me Trying” (Taylor Swift), “Together” (Sia)

Dan Auerbach — “Cypress Grove” (Jimmy “Duck” Holmes), “El Dorado” (Marcus King), “Is Thomas Callaway” (CeeLo Green), “Singing For My Supper” (Early James), “Solid Gold Sounds” (Kendell Marvel), “Years” (John Anderson)

Dave Cobb — “Backbone” (Kaleo), “The Balladeer” (Lori McKenna), “Boneshaker” (Airbourne), “Down Home Christmas” (Oak Ridge Boys), “The Highwomen” (The Highwomen), “I Remember Everything” (John Prine), “Reunions” (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit), “The Spark” (William Prince), “You’re Still The One” (Teddy Swims)

Flying Lotus — “It Is What It Is” (Thundercat)

Andrew Watt — “Break My Heart” (Dua Lipa), “Me And My Guitar” (A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie), “Midnight Sky” (Miley Cyrus), “Old Me” (5 Seconds Of Summer), “Ordinary Man” (Ozzy Osbourne Featuring Elton John), “Take What You Want” (Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott), “Under The Graveyard” (Ozzy Osbourne)

 

Best Remixed Recording

“Do You Ever (Rac Mix)” — Rac, Remixer (Phil Good)

“Imaginary Friends (Morgan Page Remix)” — Morgan Page, Remixer (Deadmau5)

“Praying for You (Louie Vega Main Remix)” — Louie Vega, Remixer (Jasper Street Co.)

“Roses (Imanbek Remix)” — Imanbek Zeikenov, Remixer (Saint Jhn)

“Young & Alive (Bazzi Vs. Haywyre Remix)” — Haywyre, remixer (Bazzi)

 

 

Field 26 – Production, Immersive Audio

Best Immersive Audio Album

N/A: Due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Best Immersive Audio Album Craft “Committee was unable to meet. The judging of the entries in this category has been postponed until such time that we are able to meet in a way that is appropriate to judge the many formats and configurations of the entries and is safe for the committee members.”

Field 27 – Production, Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical

“Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua” — Bernd Gottinger, engineer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)

“Gershwin: Porgy And Bess” — David Frost & John Kerswell, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (David Robertson, Eric Owens, Angel Blue, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus)

“Hynes: Fields” — Kyle Pyke, engineer; Jesse Lewis & Kyle Pyke, mastering engineers (Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion)

“Ives: Complete Symphonies” — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, engineers; Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, mastering engineers (Gustavo Dudamel & Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13, ‘Babi Yar’” — David Frost & Charlie Post, engineers; Silas Brown, mastering engineer (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

 

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

David Frost

Jesse Lewis

Dmitriy Lipay

Elaine Martone

 

 

Field 28 – Classical

Best Orchestral Performance

“Aspects Of America – Pulitzer Edition” Carlos Kalmar, conductor (Oregon Symphony)

“Concurrence” — Daníel Bjarnason, conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra)

“Copland: Symphony No. 3” — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

“Ives: Complete Symphonies” — Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

“Lutosławski: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3” — Hannu Lintu, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

 

Best Opera Recording

“Dello Joio: The Trial At Rouen” — Gil Rose, conductor; Heather Buck & Stephen Powell; Gil Rose, producer (Boston Modern Orchestra Project; Odyssey Opera Chorus)

“Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players” — William Boggs, conductor; Keith Phares & Kate Royal; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Florentine Opera Chorus)

“Gershwin: Porgy And Bess” — David Robertson, conductor; Angel Blue & Eric Owens; David Frost, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

“Handel: Agrippina” — Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor; Joyce DiDonato; Daniel Zalay, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro)

“Zemlinsky: Der Zwerg” — Donald Runnicles, conductor; David Butt Philip & Elena Tsallagova; Peter Ghirardini & Erwin Stürzer, producers (Orchestra Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus Of The Deutsche Oper Berlin)

 

Best Choral Performance

“Carthage” — Donald Nally, conductor (The Crossing)

“Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua” — JoAnn Falletta, conductor; James K. Bass & Adam Luebke, chorus masters (James K. Bass, J’Nai Bridges, Timothy Fallon, Kenneth Overton, Hila Plitmann & Matthew Worth; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus & UCLA Chamber Singers)

“Kastalsky: Requiem” — Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Charles Bruffy, Steven Fox & Benedict Sheehan, chorus masters (Joseph Charles Beutel & Anna Dennis; Orchestra Of St. Luke’s; Cathedral Choral Society, The Clarion Choir, Kansas City Chorale & The Saint Tikhon Choir)

“Moravec: Sanctuary Road” — Kent Tritle, conductor (Joshua Blue, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Dashon Burton, Malcolm J. Merriweather & Laquita Mitchell; Oratorio Society Of New York Orchestra; Oratorio Society Of New York Chorus)

“Once Upon A Time” — Matthew Guard, conductor (Sarah Walker; Skylark Vocal Ensemble)

 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Contemporary Voices” — Pacifica Quartet

“Healing Modes” — Brooklyn Rider

“Hearne, T.: Place” — Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods & Place Orchestra

“Hynes: Fields” — Devonté Hynes & Third Coast Percussion

“The Schumann Quartets” — Dover Quartet

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” — Kirill Gerstein; Thomas Adès, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

“Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas” — Igor Levit

“Bohemian Tales” — Augustin Hadelich; Jakub Hrůša, conductor (Charles Owen; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks)

“Destination Rachmaninov – Arrival” Daniil Trifonov; Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (The Philadelphia Orchestra)

“Theofanidis: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra” — Richard O’Neill; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“American Composers At Play” — William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto Stephen Powell (Attacca Quartet, William Bolcom, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lori Laitman, John Musto, Charles Neidich & Jason Vieaux)

“Clairières – Songs By Lili & Nadia Boulanger” — Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist

“Farinelli” — Cecilia Bartoli; Giovanni Antonini, conductor (Il Giardino Armonico)  “A Lad’s Love” — Brian Giebler; Steven McGhee, accompanist (Katie Hyun, Michael Katz, Jessica Meyer, Reginald Mobley & Ben Russell)

“Smyth: The Prison” — Sarah Brailey & Dashon Burton; James Blachly, conductor (Experiential Chorus; Experiential Orchestra)

 

Best Classical Compendium

“Adès Conducts Adès” — Mark Stone & Christianne Stotijn; Thomas Adès, conductor; Nick Squire, producer

“Saariaho: Graal Théâtre; Circle Map; Neiges; Vers Toi Qui Es Si Loin” — Clément Mao-Takacs, conductor; Hans Kipfer, producer

“Serebrier: Symphonic Bach Variations; Laments And Hallelujahs; Flute Concerto” — José Serebrier, conductor; Jens Braun, producer

“Thomas, M.T.: From The Diary Of Anne Frank & Meditations On Rilke” — Isabel Leonard; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Jack Vad, producer

“Woolf, L.P.: Fire And Flood” — Matt Haimovitz; Julian Wachner, conductor; Blanton Alspaugh, producer

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Adès: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” — Thomas Adès, composer (Kirill Gerstein, Thomas Adès & Boston Symphony Orchestra)

“Danielpour: The Passion Of Yeshua” — Richard Danielpour, composer (JoAnn Falletta, James K. Bass, Adam Luebke, UCLA Chamber Singers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)

“Floyd, C.: Prince Of Players” — Carlisle Floyd, composer (William Boggs, Kate Royal, Keith Phares, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

“Hearne, T.: Place” — Ted Hearne, composer (Ted Hearne, Steven Bradshaw, Sophia Byrd, Josephine Lee, Isaiah Robinson, Sol Ruiz, Ayanna Woods & Place Orchestra) “Rouse: Symphony No. 5” — Christopher Rouse, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

 

Field 29 – Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

“Brown Skin Girl” — Beyoncé — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Jenn Nkiru, Video Directors; Lauren Baker, Astrid Edwards, Nathan Scherrer & Erinn Williams, Video Producers

“Life Is Good” — Future Featuring Drake — Julien Christian Lutz, Video Director; Harv Glazer, Video Producer

“Lockdown” — Anderson .Paak — Dave Meyers, Video Director; Nathan Scherrer, Video Producer

“Adore You” — Harry Styles — Dave Meyers, Video Director; Nathan Scherrer, Video Producer

“Goliath” — Woodkid — Yoann Lemoine, video director

 

Best Music Film

“Beastie Boys Story” — Beastie Boys — Spike Jonze, video director; Amanda Adelson, Jason Baum & Spike Jonze, video producers

“Black Is King” — Beyoncé

“We Are Freestyle Love Supreme” — Freestyle Love Supreme — Andrew Fried, Video Director; Andrew Fried, Jill Furman, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarina Roma, Jenny Steingart & Jon Steingart, video producers

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice” — Linda Ronstadt — Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, video directors; Michele Farinola & James Keach, video producers
“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” — ZZ Top — Sam Dunn, video director; Scot McFadyen, video producer

RECIPE: Breakfast Better with Adrian Forte

Kyle Mack | posted Monday, Nov 16th, 2020

A nourishing breakfast with high-quality dairy protein is key to setting your foundation for the day, giving your body the energy and protein it needs to fuel the morning and prevent the mid-morning crash. TODAY: We’ve invited board member chef Adrian Forte to help us breakfast better and to demonstrate a nutritious, simple and (most importantly) delicious breakfast recipe that you can introduce to your morning routine.

For more information about the Breakfast Better Board guidelines and the complete breakfast recipes, ​check out www.breakfastbetter.ca

 

 

Chef Adrian’s Spiced Cornmeal Porridge

(21 grams of Protein per serving)

Prep Time: 5min  Cook Time 20min

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup fine cornmeal (22gs)
  • 1 can condensed milk (30gs)
  • 4 cups 3% Milk (32gs)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp pimento berry, ground
  • 1 tsp nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract Materials
  • Whisk
  • Sauce pan

Instructions:

  • In a medium pot, add milk, salt, pimento, nutmeg, and cinnamon stalk and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the cornmeal along with pineapple juice, using a whisk keep stirring, to avoid the cornmeal from clumping.
  • Cook the cornmeal until it thickens and has a porridge consistency (for around 10 minutes).
  • Add condensed milk and vanilla extract and cook for 30 seconds more.
  • Remove from heat, and serve in bowls topped with diced pineapple and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

RECIPE: Breakfast Better with Chef Dev

Kyle Mack | posted Monday, Nov 9th, 2020

A nourishing breakfast with high-quality dairy protein is key to setting your foundation for the day, giving your body the energy and protein it needs to fuel the morning and prevent the mid-morning crash. TODAY: We’ve invited board member chef Dev to help us breakfast better and to demonstrate a nutritious, simple and (most importantly) delicious breakfast recipe that you can introduce to your morning routine.

TODAY, Che Dev will show you how to make Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Glazed Ontario Peaches! It meets all of the Breakfast Better requirements and is sure to be something the whole family will love.

For more information about the Breakfast Better Board guidelines and the complete breakfast recipes, ​check out www.breakfastbetter.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef Dev’s Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Glazed Ontario Peaches

(20g of Protein per serving)

 Ingredients:

2 cups of Peaches (pitted and sliced into wedges)

2 tbsps Butter

2 tsps Brown Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

1.5 cup of Flour

2 tsp of Baking Powder

2 eggs (12gs)

2 tsp of Vanilla Extract

1 cup of Milk (8gs)

1 ½ cup of Yogurt (30gs)

½ cup of Slivered Almonds (10gs)

Micro Basil to Garnish

 

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt to the melted butter. Mix well and add peaches, cooking gently for a minute per side before removing it from the heat. Set aside.
  2. Toast slivered almonds in a pan on medium high for 1 – 3 minutes.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, add eggs, vanilla extract, milk and yogurt. Combine well.
  4. Add the dry pancake mix to the wet ingredients. Fold carefully, ensuring that there are no flour pockets within the batter. For fluffy pancakes, do not overmix. You should have a thick batter with a few lumps in it.
  5. Use a hot pancake griddle to cook the pancakes on medium heat. When bubbles start to form on the pancake, they are ready to flip.
  6. Stack and serve hot, top with peaches and garnish with slivered almonds and some micro basil for colour.
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